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“Peace for the Soul and Spirit”

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Raphael Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #10 of 23 Gettysburg B&B and Inns
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“Peace for the Soul and Spirit”
Reviewed August 22, 2009

Upon arriving at Raphael Inn, I was immediately greeted at the door by George & Alexandra, the Innkeepers, who made me feel completely at home. My room was very clean and tastefully decorated with Gettysburg's history and allure.

The location of Raphael Inn enabled me to walk to Gettysburg's downtown area with ease.

George and Alex's graciousness created a very memorable experience during my stay in Gettysburg.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 9, 2009

Footsteps away from Gettysburg College, (which is our destination), we return to the Raphael Inn year after year. We originally selected it for the location; a pleasant stroll into downtown for restaurants and shopping. We continue returning for the wonderful service provided by the Inn Keepers, Alexandra and George. We always find it to be a welcoming, peaceful and friendly environment. We have stayed in all three rooms. Each one is very comfortable and clean, and all with private baths.
Alexandra and George offer traditional hospitality and are very knowledgeable, even giving us valuable highway tips about a day trip we made to Washington, D.C.
The “Blue Moon” front porch and the “Paris Café” dining room are lovely spots to sit with a morning coffee or for an afternoon rest. Breakfast at the Inn is delicious and attractively served. The food is prepared fresh by the Inn Keepers and served at your table, with attention to detail.
The Inn’s web site: www.raphaelinn.com describes the accommodations accurately. A nice surprise, not mentioned, is “Mama’s Kitchen” on the landing going upstairs. Here there are complimentary beverages and snacks you can enjoy at anytime.
Although we are not pet owners, we look forward to visiting with the affectionate, mid-sized mutt, “Heidi the Wonder Dog.” Heidi is quiet and well-behaved. (Heidi will be kept out of the public areas if a guest prefers.)
Parking is a private driveway that leads from the front of the property to a quaint back alleyway which can also be used as an exit. There is a permit for on street parking. We have always been able to leave and return without effort.
We find the Raphael Inn to be a value in price. Rates are not increased during peak seasons (which we discovered is a common practice). The fact that the Inn is not on Route 30 (York Rd.), the commercial road in and out of the center of Gettysburg is a plus, as traffic can be quite heavy and slow there.
This has become a home away from home for us. I hesitate to admit how much we enjoy this ‘hidden gem’ for fear of it already being filled on future visits. Being a destination for tourists and families of college students alike, Gettysburg accommodations can go rapidly. It is best to make reservations as soon as possible when you plan to visit. Also, be aware that at least one of the hotels in the center of town has a fee for parking. It is best to inquire about the location of parking and possible charges.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2009

The Raphael Inn is a charming 3 bedroom B&B within one block of Gettysburg College. While the decor might not be for everybody, it is charming in its own right and reflects the taste of the owners, Alex and George Escalera. The Escaleras and Heidi the Wonder Dog made us feel right at home as soon as we walked in. We stayed in the Evangeline Room, which, while not exceptionally large, was adequate. Every room has its own bath, which is wonderful in a B&B this size. The breakfast was excellent and the portions were the perfect size. There is only driveway parking (meaning your car is in danger of being parked in), but since we were within walking distance of the college and most of the town as well, we rarely had to take our car out of the driveway. Our fellow guests were wonderful. We were pleased that our room cost less than all of the other B&Bs in Gettysburg and most of the motels, but we stayed at the Raphael Inn for the convenient location right next to the College.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Raphael Inn Bed and Breakfast
Address: 32 E Lincoln Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1318 (Formerly Raphael Inn)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #10 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Gettysburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Raphael Inn Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming & a few blocks to the Lincoln Town Square the Raphael Inn offers a quiet neighborhood with free parking, complimentary breakfast, TV, private baths in each of the 3 lovely rooms. Bold and beautiful colors & creative decor in every room throughout the inn. Raphael Inns world famous 'Heidi the Wonder Dog' is here to warm and win your hearts! Enjoy your breakfast in the Paris Cafe, on our screened in 'Blue Moon' porch...or just 'sit for a spell' in the beautiful backyard gardens. Anytime is the right time for our complimentary cup of coffee,tea, waters, sodas, chocolates and more from Mama's Kitchen or enjoy yourself with an afternoon dessert if you like. We treat you as we would wish to be treated ourselves. Give us a try... Heidi the Wonder Dog will be waiting to meet you! ... more   less 
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