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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bavarian Inn

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Bavarian Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Shepherdstown
Certificate of Excellence
Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Oom Pah Pah, Oom Pah Pah”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

My boyfriend has been a patron of the Bavarian Inn Restaurant for years, and we've enjoyed several hearty, tantalizing, enjoyable meals. He's always wanted to stay in the Inn. The Inn was a bit of a disappointment considering the high standards we knew the restaurant was held to.

The Good: We stayed in the Presidential Suite. The room was lavish, large, with plush dated furniture and lovely details. The window offered a lovely view of the Potomac River. The bathroom was complete with a large jacuzzi tub, mirror, gas fireplace and shower area. The additional fruit/chocolate tray my boyfriend ordered was delightful.

The Not So Good: The Jacuzzi had to be drained several times before use, as the bottom had bath salts/sand/debris in it. The room, while lovely, was flawed. The bed's headboard wasn't fastened securely, and would slap against the wall when we were playing a competitive game of chutes and ladders. The lamp shades had some sort of dark stain on them as well.

Overall, we were a bit disappointed. We had expected nothing but the best based on our experiences at the Bavarian Inn restaurant. We might stay again, but nein, certainly not in a suite.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear OffAgain,
Thank you for your comments. We truly appreciate your patronage to the dining room over the past few years. I'm sorry to hear that the room wasn't what you expected, but will be certain to fix the areas noted right away. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. We hope to welcome you back soon.
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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Queen Creek AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

I recently visited the area and stay at Bavarian Inn while on business the quality of the rooms and service exceeded the high standards I had come to expect. Dinner was very good and the service was good. The prices are a little high but the quality was there.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank ogroup
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your comments. We very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, and we were able to exceed your expectations. Please feel free to join our mailing list, and like us on facebook. We regularly run exceptional specials and deals, during slower times. WE hope to welcome you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

We visited Shepherdstown after touring Antietam and were delighted to find the Bavarian Inn! We loved the setting and the food and drink were awesome, particularly the German dishes and beer. The crepes in the morning were delicious and indulgent and everyone we met was so friendly we made wonderful memories.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank PaulGH2O
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear PaulGH2O,
We're so happy you found us, and enjoyed your visit. I will happily pass on your comments to our hard working staff, and look forward to having you back with us again!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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Westminster, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have been going to the Bavarian Inn yearly for the last 15 years and it is usually a very pleasant experience. The food has always been excellent; they really have wonderful German food. My past experience has been that the entrees that aren't German are not nearly as good as the German entrees. (I got crab cakes one year and they were OK, but as I said, the German food was wonderful and I wasn't even sure I would like the German food!). We stayed Feb. 22-23 in one of the garden rooms, our friends stayed in the Chalet overlooking the Potomac River. All the rooms seemed updated and clean. Our room was also very quiet. The only complaint we had was the temperature in the room seemed to fluctuate. I would wake up and be extremely warm. My husband said he woke up a couple of times and was either too warm or was cold. We had breakfast there in the morning, which we do every year. It is always very good. My only complaint was I tried the Belgian waffles and they were very good, the portion was just very small -- I'm glad I wasn't too hungry.

It is a nice place to get away, where you can eat and drink and not have to worry about driving anywhere.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Kathy N,
Thank you for your patronage to our Inn over the past 15 years. We are so happy it has become a place of enjoyment for you. Thank you also for letting me know of the temperature issues in the room, so we can fix that right away. I will also talk to the chef to make his waffle bigger. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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Columbia, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We went there for a Valentine special. Last weekend. We had a beautiful room facing the inn. Get a second floor or above or you will be on level with the parking lot. Ours was called a garden luxury. Dinner was for two and we got a $50credit and another$15 off breakfast. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. I don't know what the others complained about here since our stay could not have been better. Will be back. They also have specials like this on other days check out their web site

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Barry B
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for spending you Valentine's Weekend with us, and sharing your kind remarks. We are so happy to hear things were all enjoyable, and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Great Washington, D.C. Get away. Great food. Awesome views. Friendly staff. Nestled in sherperdstown West Virginia my fiancé and I found a wonderful retreat we hope to visit many times in the future. The gnocchi and the jäger schnitzel in particular were fab for dinner last night.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank tmountcastle
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We are glad you took the short trip from DC to visit the Bavarian Inn & Shepherstown. More over we are thrilled that your experience was enjoyable. I will also pass on your comments to our Chef and the kitchen team. We hope to welcome you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

We have stayed at the Bavarian Inn on two occasions in the last year and enjoyed our stay both times. The hotel is ideally located in Shepherdstown close to Harper’s Ferry, Antietam Battlefield, Charlestown Races and numerous outdoor adventures.

At the time of booking, they only had a standard room available but upon my request called us as soon as the Royal Suite became available. Our suite was beautifully appointed. The room has a king size 4 poster bed, a double sided gas fireplace, a Jacuzzi big enough for 2 large adults, heated bath towel warmer, separate shower, double sink, a bidet, luxurious comforter and sheets, TV, bottle of champagne and two bottles of water in the refrigerator, bowel of fruit, glasses, hairdryer, coffee maker, radio, clocks, beautiful picture window overlooking the Potomac River, bath Robes, private parking space and a private entrance leading to the room upstairs. The pool is small and not heated but it was still a treat. It has a nice sundeck and separate deck overlooking the river. We took advantage of the short 10 min walk into town where we found great restaurants for lunch.

We ordered room service one evening and ate in the dining room the next evening. Both nights the food was excellent and the portions were quite generous. Our meal was fabulous and everyone from the desk clerk on made our stay a memorable one. The entire staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and special. The only thing that would make this place better was if they had a spa on-site.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank RohitKhanna
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us and trip advisor. We are so happy you enjoyed the Royal Suite and the dining experiences. We are in process of designing a new pool, which will hopefully be completed by mid summer this year. We are very excited about this improvement, and know you will enjoy it. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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Property: Bavarian Inn
Address: 164 Shepherd Grade Rd, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Location: United States > West Virginia > Shepherdstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Shepherdstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bavarian Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River in Historic Shepherdstown West Virginia on 11 acres. The Bavarian Inn is a AAA Four Diamond Award Winning Dining Room and Hotel Accommodations. Most rooms have breathtaking river views from private balconies, whirlpool baths, and gas fireplaces. Fine German and Continental Cuisine. Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence". Casual Dining and Cocktails in the Rathskellar or on the outdoor garden patio. Walking distance to downtown Shepherdstown and great shopping. Golf Packages available with neighboring and private Cress Creek Country Club. Open 365 days per year. ... more   less 
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Bavarian Hotel Shepherdstown
Bavarian Inn Shepherdstown
Bavarian Restaurant

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