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Inn at Mendenhall, an Ascend Collection Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mendenhall
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New Mexico
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Was driving south, and ended up being without a hotel due to a convention in town. I called and the desk clerk was very nice and helpful, and I got the last room. When I arrived, well after 1 am, he gave me a deal on the room, since the night was part way over. He was nice and friendly. Room was very clean, bed was very comfortable. Slept in the next morning, and the area/room was very quite. Was an excellent find for this very tired traveler. Would stay there again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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MARTINSBURG
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We did the Brandywine I package which includes Longwood Gardens. The value, room quality, front desk courtesy, and service were impressive. This was a great deal. The only negative I experienced was something that I observed with the breakfast staff members. A guest asked if an item was going to be refilled and the staff replied "Just wait lady"... as if to say hold your horses. Now, I could've seen only part of that exchange and she could have been a difficult guest, but I didn't see anything to prompt that short response.

I would stay here again and would recommend this place to my friends and family. And by the way... we arrived close to 9p. Every place to eat in the area closed at 9p except the hotel tavern. I hadn't eaten yet, so I ordered a burger and fries. Whoa! A half pound burger with mushrooms, onions, swiss, and bacon for $12 bucks. I took it to my room and slept happy.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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South Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is an excellent venue for a wedding. Great food, beautiful room, great service. However guest rooms are tired and could use an update especially those that are handicapped accessible. They do a great job keeping the lodging section of the facility quiet even though there are often two weddings going on on any given weekend night. Beds are extremely comfortable.

Shower caps are not provided so if you use one bring your own!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Our room was scrupulously clean and the linens (bedding, pillows) were very good quality. The front desk clerk was welcoming and efficient. Overall an excellent place to stay. The train line seemed to be very close by but the only time we heard it was mid afternoon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

My daughter had her wedding in the Grand Ballroom of the Mendenhall Inn. Our party booked 26 rooms of this lovely property. It is part of the Ascend Collection, is a AAA 5 Diamond Hotel and Zagat rated. It was a lovely property but I wasn’t wowed. I am still trying to figure out why it is part of the Ascend collection?

The lobby is gorgeous, but the restroom in the lobby needs repair. There is a little sundry shop next to the lobby. It has just about anything you could need, but the prices were high. $12 for a six pack of Coors Light beer. However, it is about a ten minute drive to the closest store, so guests are pretty much stuck.

There are three areas with rooms. There are rooms in the main building, in the building with the restaurant and right next to one of the ballrooms further away from the entrance of the inn. We chose the latter because I am a smoker and it is a no smoking facility. With the rooms that are on the side of the restaurant building, it is a simple walk outside to enjoy a smoke. We stayed in room 144.

Room 144 was nothing spectacular. It had two doubles, but we knew about that. The room was equipped with a flat screen, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, iron, ironing board, safe and two bathrobes. Some of the toiletries were actually from Bath and Body Works. There was a lovely lounge chair with ottoman. The A/C worked well. The water pressure was okay. It was an average room, nothing more and nothing less. Actually, the bathroom could do with a make-over. The way the towels were stacked was more suitable to Motel 6(see photo)

Because of the wedding, we received a reduced rate of $135. I can’t imagine spending the full price to stay here. The comp breakfast was on par with the Comfort Inn, but it had a pancake machine. Would we return for just a luxury stay? Heck, no! It fit the bill. We needed a room so we didn’t drink and drive. In my opinion, the Inn doesn't deserve to be part of the Ascend collection. There are far lovelier properties that cost list in this area.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Loved my stay here! Very nice spacious rooms. Great room rates. Quiet peaceful atmosphere all around. Breakfast options ok, nothing fancy. I'd highly recommend this hotel if staying in this area. Staff were nice enough but didn't seem overly anxious to talk. Restaurant across from hotel very fancy and great food. Bar area was more laid back.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Lake Villa, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2012

This hotel is in such a lovely area with so many wonderful attractions. We didn't get to see any because we were visiting relatives, but just staying here made me feel as though we were somewhere special. The hotel is reasonably priced, especially for the area, and the rooms, while a bit dated, were clean and spacious. And, at the buffet breakfast, we got real silverware and dishes. No plastic or paper used here! I wish we could have seen more the area had to offer, but staying at a lovely and CLEAN hotel was more than enough.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Inn at Mendenhall, an Ascend Collection Hotel
Address: 323 Route 52 (Kennett Pike), Mendenhall, PA 19357
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Mendenhall
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mendenhall
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Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Mendenhall, an Ascend Collection Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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