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Days Inn & Suites Lancaster
Ranked #35 of 39 Hotels in Lancaster
Wausau, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Ok for a cheap hotel”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Layout of hotel and parking was not convenient. Parking was not good - looked deserted around the back - not a place I would leave my car, had to walk a ways to the room.
Room opened to the outside not to an interior hallway.
The bathroom had nice granite countertop and in the shower, but the toilet was small and countertop and mirror was low. Mattress seemed old-very soft and lumpy.
A big plus was the quiet heating/ac unit. Free breakfast was mediocre, but it did have a waffle cooker.
For a cheap hotel it was adequate, but I would try a different hotel next time.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2012

We were in Lancaster for a 2-day conference. We decided to book near downtown rather than pay the additional parking for a downtown hotel (last year we stayed at the Marriott convention center).
Based on the photos of the room and the exterior, we booked!

The staff, I must say, was EXCELLENT!! Amazing service! Every one was extremely helpful, friendly, polite

Unfortunately, the hotel property and rooms need MUCH work. This is basically a throw-back to the old 1970s with uncomfortable beds, thin dingy sheets, bedcovers which look as though they haven't been changed since 1978, and air-conditioning units reminiscent of truckstops.

On the positive, there was a nice continental breakfast (high on the carbs, though), free parking, a refrigerator and microwave in the room, and free in-room wireless internet.

I do have to admit that for the $84/a night we paid, we didn't expect too much. This is not a review of a 5-star property, but, rather, a low-cost no-frills hotel; however, a little heads-up for anyone who wishes to stay in Lancaster goes a long way.
If you wish to visit Lancaster and stay at a decent moderately priced hotel, may I suggest the Hotel Brunswick...for a little more upscale, try The Cork Factory Hotel...just keep in mind that you will pay for parking.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Wilmington, Delaware
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2012

Unfortunately we had to stay here instead of Eden Resort because the hotel was overbooked from the wedding we were attending. We checked in at 3pm and came back around 1am from the wedding and the place seemed very shady at night. The room set-up is so confusing and I hated that the room doors were facing the outside. We had a room that was in the back of the building and had to climb up these disgusting concrete steps and wander around outside to try and find our room. The room itself was pretty decent, the bathroom had granite countertops and granite in the shower. But the bed was literally as hard as rock.. I felt like I was sleeping on the floor it was so bad. We stayed during the change in daylight savings and were told that they would not extend checkout to 12pm.. are you kidding me? I will never ever stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Nice Hotel- It was clean. The breakfast; as usual with Days Inn is all carbs. The price was great. The parking was not the best. Staff was friendly and accomodating

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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daysinnlancaster, Director of Sales at Days Inn & Suites Lancaster, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and would hope that if you ever return to the Lancaster area , that you would stay with us again.
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Check in went smoothly. Liked being able to drive to the room. Room had a perfume smell-like a smell was being masked. THE BEDS WERE HORRIBLE and should be thrown out. My husband and I both woke up with back pains. With all the hotels in Lancaster, please try and find a different property.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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daysinnlancaster, Director of Sales at Days Inn & Suites Lancaster, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are disappointed that you were not satisfied with your stay. We do try to keep our accommodations up to a higher standard. The property is in the process now, of upgrading all mattresses and box springs in the motel. This upgrade will be completed during this year. If you feel that management can help you further, in any way, please contact us directly.
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Came in to the hotel around midnight on a Friday and the desk receptionist was very nice. Some members of our group were frustrated over various things but he kept his calm and was very pleasurable. The lobby was nice and clean. The rooms, however, were a completely different story. There was hair in/on all layers of the sheets on the bed, so I slept on top of the comforter. Is it that hard to wash and change sheets every time? The next morning, as I went to take a shower, I found a spider and its web inside of the bathtub..just a disgusting thing to find. The housekeeping staff, however, was very nice. They were all smiles and when another room in my group asked for more towels and shampoo, they gladly obliged. You can tell that the employees here really do care, and really do try, but the facilities are just nasty.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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daysinnlancaster, Director of Sales at Days Inn & Suites Lancaster, responded to this review, February 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to inform us of the issues you had during your stay. We do try to provide a clean, friendly property for our guests and we apologize if this wasn't your experience. If you feel that management can in anyway make this up to you, please feel free to contact us directly and we will do whatever we can.
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Toledo, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 9, 2012

Check-in went very smoothly (so thanks Easy to Book) and staff was friendly and helpful, both at check-in and for the Continental breakfast. As for the room, it had a slight odor; the sheets were threadbare and had a cigarette hole (but clean); the shower curtain had holes in it (but the shower and complimentary shampoo was good); and the coffee pot had not been cleaned after the previous use. Other than that, the room was rather what we expected for the price.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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daysinnlancaster, Director of Sales at Days Inn & Suites Lancaster, responded to this review, February 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share this review. We do use these reviews to try and make sure future guests do not experience the same problems. If you are ever in the Lancaster area again, you could feel free to contact me directly and I will ensure that your next stay with us would meet your expectations.
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Property: Days Inn & Suites Lancaster
Address: 1492 Lititz Pike, Rt 30, Exit onto 501 South, Lancaster, PA 17601-6504
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 39 Hotels in Lancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Days Inn & Suites Lancaster 2.5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Days Inn & Suites of Lancaster PA (central), featuring 140 guest rooms and Suites, you'll find that our convenient location, will make the most of your valuable time... and we'll make your stay the best-every time. We are situated in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, just off Route 30 on Lititz Pike South. The Days Inn and Suites is centrally located, within minutes of all major attractions including: Amish attractions, Sight and Sound Theater, Dutch Wonderland, Tanger and Rockvale outlet malls and close to historic downtown Lancaster. Some of our properties amenities include: Complimentary continental breakfast, seasonal pool, fitness room, free wireless internet access and a business center. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Days Inn And Suites Conference Center
Days Inn Lancaster
Travel Lodge Lancaster
Days Inn Hotel Lancaster
Travelodge Lancaster
Lancaster Days Inn

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