We stayed one night at the Inn at Lincoln Square. We love bed and breakfast inns and have stayed in many over the years, in the US and elsewhere. I will be repeating many of the positives that have been stated in other reviews. Jeannine was very friendly and met us out at the street to show us the parking behind the Inn. I really like meeting the innkeepers and she was very accommodating. She does not live onsite but gave us her cell phone and I am sure that she would have taken care of anything we needed. We stayed in the Mary Juliet Danner Suite. The old part of the inn has three bedrooms, one on each of the three floors and reached by a central staircase. We were the only ones staying in the old part of the inn that night, so we got to see all three of the rooms in this part of the inn. Our room was on the first floor (i.e. street level). The second floor room is identical, just a different furniture, rugs, etc and the bathroom is switched (because of the staircase). The top floor is in the attic -- lower ceiling, open rafters, different bathroom arrangement - its rustic and we would have enjoyed it in our 30's but probably not so much in our 50's. (Great place to put the teenagers though.) The rooms on the first two floors are "suites" in the sense that each is a very large room with a divider in the middle - bedroom in the back, sitting room in front. The "divider" actually opens up toward the front to reveal a kitchenette - refrigerator, sink, dishwasher, stove together with dishes and utensils. We did not use it but it was pretty ingenious. The furnishings were antiques - very nice. Great feeling of the time period. Our bathroom was very nice, very clean - no bathtub though. Bed was very comfortable. I think that this is the oldest inn we have stayed at in the US and someone did a lot of working bringing in electricity, plumbing, etc. There were muffins and fruit in the room but not a hot breakfast. There is a French bistro that serves crepes for breakfast just on the corner. We ate dinner kitty-corner at a pub. Both eating places were pretty good. The square is great and you feel a part of history staying right in the center of town. The downtown shopping areas of Gettysburg are more extensive than I anticipated and I wish we would have had more time to stroll and enjoy the atmosphere. We ate lunch at the Dobbin tavern and hired a guide recommended by Jeannine (she sends you an extensive email when you reserve a room that has a LOT of info about Gettysburg). One caution - there is a tavern just to the west of the Inn and connected (I think). The square also has steady traffic. It was a little noisy at night outside the front window with traffic and groups coming and going. I always use earplugs when I sleep anyway and went right to sleep. My wife said the she heard it for a little while but not too late. I would not change plans because of the location, just be aware that you are in the middle of town. We would definitely recommend staying there once, and we would maybe even the stay there again, although the price is a little more than we would generally pay. There are two "townhomes" of newer construction added on to the back of the older building. We did not see them and so can't provide any insight. Definitely would be quieter but you may lose some of the atmosphere. Given a choice I would still pick one of the two main rooms in the old inn for couples. Gettysburg itself was fabulous and we look forward to bringing some of our family next time. One day was not enough to see everything, but it was all we had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stunning brick Civil War property uniquely situated on the Historic Lincoln Square. One of the most beautifully decorated interiors in Gettysburg. Within walking distance to all shops and restaurants. Our free breakfast consists of fresh baked muffins, fruit, and coffee/tea. Complimentary bottled water is also provided. There are 5 parking spots - one for each guest room. ... more less
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- Inn At Lincoln Square Hotel Gettysburg