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Colton Motel
Ranked #26 of 27 Hotels in Gettysburg
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3 reviews
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“Awesome Place to Stay!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We love this motel. We have stayed here every year that we come to gettysburg. Right in the middle of the action but far enough away to have a nice stay. Everything about the motel is nice. The quiet little cozy motel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We were just staying over night after a ghost walk.
The room was clean and well appointed. There is wifi, which was handy for keeping an eye on Hurricane Sandy that was headed our way. The building is situated close to the battlefield and National Cemetary.
Easy walking distance to many of the shops. If you are good walker you can see a lot.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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NJ
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

I was very surprised to see what nice little place this is, and you can walk to center of town. The rooms were big, beds were OK. The parking lot was strange to park in, whatever??? I thought I was going to get spooked, BUT nothing. I asked the front desk about that… and she said good luck; lol

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

My son and I recently visited Gettysburg on a very limited budet and this mote had the best available rates. We werent expecting much but found the hotel quite satisfactory. We arrived early but the room was ready andwe were able to check in. The room was clean and maintained through our visit. The location, so close to the cemetary and the battlefield couldn't be beat plus we were right on the shuttle bus line. The pizza place next door was the perfect place for an affordable meal.We were quite satified and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

It is an older hotel not the ritz but very inexpensive stayed several times over the last year haven't had to many issues better than comfort inn and suites I think it's a nice little place to stay for a night or two just don't expect the ritz for 50$

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

The front desk associate was helpful. We booked for a higher rate online then what she could offer us in person. I would suggest not booking online for that reason. The motel was convienantly located walking distance to shops, bars, and places you could on ghost tours or get old style pictures taken. The room was old but well maintained with fresh paint and nice carpet. The space was clean. My only complaint was that the water temperature in shower was inconsistent. There are mini fridges in some rooms and one community microwave in office.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Wayland, New York, United States
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14 reviews
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel back in May after we decided on a whim to make a road trip. No advance reservations, they had a room available that night. For the location, walking distance from a lot of attractions, we were quite happy with the price.

This place is your "bare bones" style motel, akin to the 50's-60's era of roadside stops when driving was in it's heyday. We had a clean room, TV, small bathroom, dresser. It was simple, but it was clean, which is all we could really ask for. The bed wasn't a premium mattress, but it was more comfortable than I gave it credit for upon first glance, and we were able to get to sleep easily. The parking was ample, we were able to park directly in front of our room, and we felt safe letting it parked in their lot as we walked all around town.

This place certainly isn't the Ritz. It is utilitarian, a place to sleep and wash while you're there to see and do other things. And when you know that is what you want, it is a good deal.

There is a tourist attraction just across the street, and there are several souvenir type places to shop in literally within a block. Also, some of the more popular ghost hunting tours are just a couple blocks away as well. We took one of them and while we didn't see any ghosts, we did have a good time.

All in all, we had a good stay here.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Colton Motel
Address: 232 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2814
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #26 of 27 Hotels in Gettysburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Colton Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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