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“Good Place to Stay if Going to an Event at the Sovereign Center”

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Abraham Lincoln Hotel
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Reading
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Good Place to Stay if Going to an Event at the Sovereign Center”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

It is a good place to stay if you have an event to go to at The Sovereign Center in Reading, PA., because it is within a comfortable walking distance.
The lobby and the Melody Tavern are beautiful and vintage. The staff at the Melody Tavern and at the hotel lobby desk were very helpful and accommodating during our stay. The restaurants they recommended were great! We had a very nice and large corner room on the top floor with a king bed. The bathroom was nice, the bed was comfortable.

The reasons I gave it 3 stars are - end tables in the room had layers of dust on them, carpeting worn and stained, small old style TV - not LCD. Also, another reason for 3 Star - Do Not Eat There - the breakfast buffet was awful - not just bad, and the service was non-existent in the dining room. We waited at least 5 minutes to be acknowledged and we had to flag someone down just to get a cup of coffee 10 minutes after arriving.

Bottom Line - I would stay in the same place in the same room if I was going to an event at the Sovereign Center again. It was a reasonable price. However, I would eat elsewhere for every meal.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

it was ok, not as nice as I expected - room had a mold\funny smell and no matter what we sprayed you could still smell it. As far as the bathroom is was as clean as the staff could clean it, but the bathroom is old so there was only so much they could do. We looked at it as a managment problem. Food so-so not a good selection and the resturant closed early - bar open late - but no food. The coffey pot was old and dirty, we chose not to use it.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

First let me say that the hotel itself is past it's prime. But I rated it VG for the customer service ,which is off the scale!! We spent 3 nights there for a convention this summer. Everyone at the front desk was extremely professional, always with a smile and positive. Just an example...one of the elevadors seemed to be stuck on the first floor while we waited for another to come(10 min), the assistant mngr. came by to see if there was a problem. We explained that the elevador seem to be having trouble and we didn't want to get in..lol. He jumped in the elevador to test it without hesitation and with a smile.
So like I said the building itself is a little tired.....but the staff refreshing!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Abraham Lincoln Hotel
Address: 100 N 5th St, Reading, PA 19601-3497
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Abraham Lincoln Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abe's by Chef Alan offers casual and fine dining cuisine in the Restaurant and Bar located in the Lincoln Tower Apartments. The Presidential Ballroom and a Private Dining Room are also available for weddings, meetings, parties, and other special events. ... more   less 
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