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“LOVED my stay - and - can you tell me what kind of mattresses those are?” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Federal Pointe Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

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Federal Pointe Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
Austin.TX
Level Contributor
45 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“LOVED my stay - and - can you tell me what kind of mattresses those are?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Great place! Many thanks to the new owner for making the investment to save this property and share it with others.

Clean rooms. Even though the original classrooms were cut in half to make 2 hotel rooms each, each individual hotel room is still ample. And, includes fridges/micros and sitting chairs. A bit cramped if you were 2 in a room, perhaps. (I was just 1 on this trip.)

I agree with another poster that the bed was THE most comfortable thing I have slept on lately. I even ripped my sheets off in the morning looking for a label on the mattress, but, I couldn't find one (I'm guessing mine was sadly on the underside). (Owners, can you message me with what type of mattress it was?)

Good location - away from the cluster of downtown, but, close enough to easily walk to anything downtown. And, comes with its own parking lot, which is great.

Down side - I tend to get cold very easily. And, I was there in early May, when the nights still dipped down into the upper 40s / low 50s. The rooms are heated only by electric baseboard heaters. And, when they first walk you to the room, the AC has been on high for quite some time before you get there. So you just spend more electricity over-riding all that AC to get the room to a normal temperature. I get it - all hotels do this because somehow the room FEELS more clean if it's cold and dry, versus warm and moist. I get it. But with the electric baseboards, it just takes a long time to counter-act, and then, at 3:00 am, you are too warm and have to stumble over to the floor to shut the thing off. A bit inconvenient, but, I'm sure there were insane limitations in their remodel.

Look at this review! The only bad thing I could say about staying in this historic property was that "wah, they had to use electric baseboard heaters."

Just stay here. It's awesome. And not a dime more expensive than a chain property.

Complimentary tea/coffee. Really great accent books and pictures throughout the property. Lovely soaps and bathroom amenities.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gemutlichkeit
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Federal_Pointe, Owner at Federal Pointe Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
We are so glad that you love the comfort of our mattresses. The mattress is the top of the line Serta Quality II Sleeper pillow top. Thank you for selecting Federal Pointe Inn for your Gettysburg visit!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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West Sussex U.K.
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81 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

A little way out of town, about 10 minutes walk to the centre, but this means plenty of easy parking. But, as we later learnt, close to some of the battle's first day action.
A big old building that looks as though it's being constantly improved. We saw notices regarding a bar and food licence being applied for.
Big room with high ceiling, as did all the hotel, and a nice Gettysburg "feel" with paintings, books, memorabilia about the place. Adds to the experience as I guess the battle is why most people are in town.
Well appointed, clean room with comfortable bed, plenty of room and a good shower.
Nicely kept gardens.
Welcome, by Vicky and a young lad, was very warm and nothing too much trouble.
Not having a bar or restaurant we only saw reception staff, but all were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ustraveller11
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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

My husband and I visit Gettysburg every year and were looking to stay some place new.Well we were not disappointed with our stay.The old school house has many beautiful pictures and original décor.The rooms were a nice surprise with the granite in the bathroom.We can not wait till our next visit.This is a place that you will never forget.

Room Tip: We had no problems with noise or sun,our room was perfect.We stayed in a king suite room,it had a Ke...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank purplegirl32
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New Hope, Pa
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

I had to cancel my reservation at Federal Pointe Inn - unexpectedly; and did it after the 4 pm cancel deadline (day before). The owner, Sandy, graciously waived my one night late cancellation fee. Customer service like that is appreciated - and not always seen in the hotel industry. I will definitely stay here in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Phoebesbeela
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Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We and another couple stayed at the Federal Pointe for two nights in August. It is a nice and new boutique hotel offering spacious rooms, high ceilings, Keurig coffee machines, mini fridge, free bottled water and a bathroom with granite shower stall with very good shower spray and granite sink countertops with good quality toiletries. Free parking and wi-fi as well. We stayed in Room 204 and the only setbacks were that there wasn't a desk that my husband could set up his laptop to do work at, there wasn't enough lighting, no safe and not much counter space in the bathroom to set out our toiletry bags etc. The hotel had been a school previously and has been lovingly restored and it shows throughout. The owners did a wonderful job and it is clear that it was a labour of love. Civil war paintings by Dale Gallon are hung throughout. Although the hotel was fully booked when we were there, we did not get distracted with any kind of noise. It's location is also convenient - a short walk to the Seminary one way and a short walk to the town circle the other way - no more than 5 minutes. No food service is available at the hotel at the moment but there's lots to choose from once you're towards the town circle. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AlbertaVirginiaGal
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Enjoyed two nights at this new and unique hotel. The 18 room hotel is in an old school. The rooms are very large with modern, granite showers. The location is 3 blocks off the main square,within walking distance. The side of the square where the hotel is located is much quieter than some of the other areas, but there are fewer shops and restaurants nearby. There is easy parking behind the hotel. Each room has free wireless and it's own Keurig machine. A good location for a visit to the battlefields.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jahardy
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Very good location at one end of the business district so restaurants & shops all walkable.
The restoration of this historic building was well done and recent (has only been a hotel for 13 months, the evening desk clerk informed us, having previously been a school since the 1800s.)
Beautiful shower, high ceilings, Keurig in the room for coffee, as other reviewers mention. Desk clerk showing us to the room was a nice touch. A couple of little things missing to make it perfect like towel bars by the sink and outlets to charge my phone on the nightstand-not biggies, but the little things needed to move from 4 to 5 stars.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tlevien
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Property: Federal Pointe Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Address: 75 Springs Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1725
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Gettysburg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Federal Pointe Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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