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“Tree Lighting -” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gettysburg Hotel
Ranked #11 of 26 Hotels in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
Lititz, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Tree Lighting -”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed at the hotel the weekend of Gettysburg's tree lighting ceremony. We enjoyed it so much, it will now be an annual tradition for us. The hotel is very nice. Our room was upgraded - 2 rooms - bedroom w/separate sitting area. The room was very comfortable and clean. The staff in the hotel was very accomodating even though they were swamped w/a meeting. The hotel bar (also a small restaurant) is gorgeous. The woodwork in there is amazing. We did enjoy brunch at the hotel w/no complaints. The waiter/waitress took very good care of us. The evening of the tree lighting there was a children's choral group singing on our front steps - so festive - then followed by a parade and the lighting. A great weekend over all. Can't wait to back next December!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Upstate New York
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97 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

OK, the room was very comfortable and clean, However, we were dismayed by the breakfast buffets for our group - indifferent fruit compote and eggs/bacon; one day they had to scrounge up an english muffin.

Also we were astounded that there was no DVD player in our room!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jt-mj
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York, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in this historic hotel right in the heart of Gettysburg. Our room was well appointed and very comfortable. The staff we met were on the whole very good although we did have to remind the front desk that our room had not been serviced (at 6pm!) however it had been done when we returned from dinner.
We ate lunch in the hotel's restaurant, service was reasonably prompt and the food good. On the whole a good base to explore this historic area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank minstermen15
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

In November 2012 I took 40 guests to a dinner ball at the hotel Gettysburg. The food was so bad at the banquet that we ordered pizza out in the lobby from Domino's. The next morning in the main dining room food was equally as bad. I cannot believe that they could do such a job on eggs!

The hotel is now under new management since then and I was asked to go back and try it again. I went there in June 1 of this year to their new restaurant One Lincoln. It took two hours and 30 minutes to be served a simple chicken salad wrap I had 12 guests in my party and all waited as long for their food. one woman wasn't even served and when her meal finally arrived the manager offered her a free dessert. I don't have to tell you where she told him to put that dessert! Also I cannot finish this review without commenting on how the new management team absolutely destroyed the ambience of the hotel This is a grand old hotel which sits on the Square of one of America's most historic towns they have modernized it! All of the furniture belongs on Star Trek! It was like taking the mouse out of Mount Vernon! Overall I will never return, nor will my guests. Shame on you Hotel Gettysburg!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Capouse
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Brookville
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

This recently renovated 1797 hotel was splendid. We booked the Civil War experience package with an extra night. It was perfect. We were able to utilize every feature of the package.
The guest room( that was on the backside of hotel -no noise) was fresh and clean, and the beds were very comfortable. We dined in the restaurant for breakfast and it was delicious. The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The location of this hotel makes it an easy walk to all the downtown has to offer,and keep in mind you are staying in a piece of Gettysburg history. I would highly recommend this hotel and that's coming from one picky traveler!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Cheri S
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Evanston, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed two nights in this lovely hotel in the historic downtown square. The interior seemed brand new, but the historic charms of the old hotel remain. Cheerful, efficient staff made us welcome from the start, and the downtown location led to pleasant walking to the several excellent nearby restaurants and shops. The battlefield sites and museums are easy to reach from the hotel's convenient location.

  • Stayed May 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 kayco23
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Park Ridge, IL
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86 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stayed for one night. The very recent renovations seem to have been done well, with a couple of notable exceptions.
First, the windows were not replaced and are a bit old, so the unrelenting traffic noise coming in from the lovely square is pretty annoying. Second, the a/c units ( which I assume are new) are programmed in a way that does not permit the temperature to be set below 68 degrees. I prefer cooler temps for sleeping and found this a bit odd. The explanation given was that other wise these (again, presumably new) units freeze up.
The positives included a very comfortable bed, a nice and very clean bathroom and good complimentary w-fi.
Breakfast was quite good while dinner was average.
The location is awesome, really the best spot in town, and that needs to be balanced against the noise and a/c issues. I used earplugs and slept OK.
Folks considering the hotel will need to decide if the a/c issue is a problem for them.
As others have commented on, there is no info in the room about the hotel amenities. So you have to discover for yourself that there's a pool, a fitness center, coffee in the morning, etc.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank JimParkRidge_IL
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Property: Gettysburg Hotel
Address: 1 Lincoln Sq, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2205
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Gettysburg
#8 Business Hotel in Gettysburg
#10 Family Hotel in Gettysburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gettysburg Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 is located in the heart of historic downtown Gettysburg Pennsylvania and is walking distance to the battlefield, attractions, shops and restaurants.This historic Gettysburg hotel offers superior service in a charming and ideal setting; rich in history and hospitable ambiance. ... more   less 
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