The Settlers Inn is really a nice place to stay but not to eat. The place is located on the corner of the main road, RT. #6, which runs in front and on the side of the property. We took a tour of almost all the rooms and they are very nice for a night or two, well maybe just one. Individual temp. controlled rooms, quiet and clean. The grounds are small but nice to walk around a little. There's a gift shop inside and in a house around the back. Nice comfortable lobby area and the staff is friendly. There are a couple of rooms where you can stay with a pet.
About the food: There's a bar area where light fare is served and it's reasonable priced and good. However, the dining room is not the same. Nice room, good service but the food, well that's a different story.
For instance, take a simple piece of steak or prime rib. For some reason the cook, and we wouldn't call him a chef, seems to think that everything needs something more. They cover almost everything with a mix of sauces and vegetables. Just try to find a steak under all that stuff! Once we ordered seafood: two shrimp, to scallops and some strange black stuff (four piles of it) that made us gag. Every time we ordered something the cook seems to think that simple is bad and they have to "doctor" it up with their "culinary wizardry." Well, with all their "doctoring" the patient is not going to make it. And of course there's a price to be paid for all these "extras."
And just in case you happen to attend some function around town, beware! Settlers Inn also caters out.
Here's the deal: neither Hawley nor Honesdale are renowned for their restaurants but there are some good ones. Unfortunately, Settlers Inn is not one of them unless you just want a hamburger at the bar!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Settlers Inn is an authentic 1920's Arts & Crafts Lodge at the gateway to Main Street in Hawley, Pennsylvania, the small downtown that serves the Lake Wallenpaupack region. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Settlers Hotel Hawley