I stayed 1 night at the Lincoln Motor Court. I was driving the Lincoln Highway through western PA before I detoured to Cleveland and I wanted to include this historical place in my itinerary. I originally learned about the Lincoln Motor Court when I saw it on the recently replayed 2008 PBS documentary "Along the Lincoln Highway". I spoke to both Bob and Debbie Altizer on the phone to inquire and then make a reservation. When I arrived, Debbie welcomed me and we chatted a bit more about my trip. She then decided to change my cottage to #4 because she said it had even more of the vintage/nostalgia decoration that I said I loved. It was a neat experience to checkin by ringing a door bell on the owner's cottage and have her appear in a sliding window! They also had many brochures for local attractions so you could learn about other things in the area. (The Jean Bonnet Tavern is a few minutes away and was great for dinner!)
The cottages are 1940's era and have been maintained fairly well. They have glass doorknobs, 1940's light fixtures, colored tile in the bathrooms and period appropriate artwork. Cottage #4 had a vintage clock and vintage magazines. The bed was more comfortable than it appeared it would be. The units have a microwave, small fridge, coffee maker and cable TV (no telephone or internet access). They do not have air conditioning but there is a window fan. They provide soap but you will need to bring your own shampoo and blow dryer. There are cottage guidelines posted inside the cottage, including quiet hours.
This is definitely not for everyone, but if you appreciate nostalgia and the simpler times of yesteryear, then you should definitely take advantage of the originality, history and charm! It was also very inexpensive. I would definitely stay here again!
- Also Known As:
- Lincoln Motor Court Hotel Manns Choice