I'd give it a 3.5 star rating if I could.
First thing that hits you is the size of the rooms. They are really suites, with microwave, minifridge, and small table area. The two queen beds we got had a large area between them - so much so that it was a slight inconvenience as you could easily reach between the night stand. But it was great for my kid who could sprawl and had tons of room to play in the time we were in the room.
The bathroom is outdated, and there's some pressure problems with the plumbing. It emitted a soft squeal when using the shower. But it was perfectly functional, and unlike many period hotels the water heater was obviously upgraded - it could be almost scalding if you turned it all the way. So having a choice of actual water temperatures was nice for an older motel.
The beds were very firm, again something that caught me by surprise. Again, older motels often have an issue with that, but these were very supportive.
The narrow confines in getting to the rear parking area was a small inconvenience, but nothing major. A large truck/van might have a tight squeeze.
One bonus for us - we were attending an event at the Lancaster Host resort. We tried to book nearby when the Host was booked (and honestly, that place has mold issues so I'm always reticent to stay there, though the convention area is very nice and the staff excellent).
Amazingly, the Classic Inn is actually closer to the convention area of the Host than the majority of the Host rooms are! The properties are adjacent. It was amazingly convenient, not having to deal with parking (or the potentially treacherous traffic on that section of Rt 30), and we simply walked over to our event.
A pleasant surprise, and a good value for the money. I'd definitely stay again, with the understanding that this is a good clean spacious room without any frills.
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