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“Comfortable place in the heart of Gettysburg”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gettysburg Hotel

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Gettysburg Hotel
Ranked #11 of 27 Hotels in Gettysburg
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Berwyn, PA
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48 reviews
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“Comfortable place in the heart of Gettysburg”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

We just spent two nights at the Gettysburg Hotel, and truly enjoyed it. The beds are very comfortable, the shower is fantastic, and the location is right downtown on the circle. You can walk to a lot of shops and restaurants. Be aware that the parking is in a garage behind the hotel, and costs $10 for every 24 hour period. The garage location is convenient, but the cost needs to be factored in. We also ate two breakfasts and one dinner in their restaurant (Lincoln One). The food was good, and I recommend it. The portions are massive (especially the "starters", which can pass as an entree), so bring an appetite...we found that, after eating breakfast, lunch was not an option. We normally stay in B&Bs when in Gettysburg, but decided to try the Hotel this time. We're happy we did.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4 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 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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West Malling, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay here. The room was large and bright with very comfortable beds. Plenty of restaurants locally and an excellent base to walk to see the sights.
Despite the road outside being busy the hotel was quiet.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Opelika, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Two couples stayed at Gettysburg Hotel April 9-11, 2014 and had a pleasant experience. The hotel is right on the square and is in easy walking distance to all the shops and eateries. Our room was nice and the bed really comfy. We enjoyed the bar and the bartenders. The restaurant was very good especially the breakfast and it was a good value.

The only negative is that there are only two "check in" parking spaces in front and it is difficult to unload luggage there with heavy traffic around the car. Parking is in a municipal garage and is at a cost of $.75 per hour or $10 per day.

The gentleman on the front desk was courteous and very helpful, but the woman there was not helpful and was a bit on the sour side.

Room Tip: Rooms next to the street on lower levels are noisy with traffic and pedestrians.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

King Jacuzzi Mini-Suite

Pros:
Very comfy bed
HUGE room
Beautiful view of downtown
Great front desk staff
Convenient location
Clean

Cons:
Location = loud street noise
Water was at best tepid during 2 baths and shower taken during stay... Seriously zero hot water
Hallways and elevator smelled terrible
No pay per view or DVD player
No mini fridge
No more free parking

I wanted to love this hotel. Front desk was great, wanted to upgrade my room for free, but someone had just booked the room they were going to give me a few mins prior (if only I checked in on time!). The hallways and elevator smelled stale or of the food that was being made for the meeting that was being held there. This was a bummer since it was such a long walk to my room. The room itself was great! Huge! I could have been doing cartwheels across the room if I wanted to. The bed had plenty of big, supportive yet fluffy pillows. Desk, sitting area, closet, dresser, flat screen... Bathroom was a nice size. Clean. Didn't care for the low window near the toilet that made me feel like everyone could see me naked when I stood up from the toilet or got out of jacuzzi tub. However, I got over that since it was high enough up that they probably couldn't see anything. Overall, the room was great, although for the price I paid, I would have appreciated to have a mini fridge and microwave.

The biggest downfall that will make me not return to this hotel was simply the fact that there was no hot water in my room. I thought maybe it needed some time to warm up since I was all the way at the end of the floor, old plumbing, etc. but that was simply not the case. 1 min - 10 mins of running the water... It just did not get warm. Time of day didn't seem to matter either. 7pm, 7am and 10am, still nothing over lukewarm. Each of these times was a full length shower or bath, not just testing to see if it was okay. My husband actually refused to take a shower there because of the (lack of) water temperature.

Just a heads up, if you are not used to road noise, this may not be the hotel for you. We were on the third floor, and after last call, it sounded like the drunks walking back to their hotels/homes were IN YOUR ROOM. We couldn't hear the neighboring room at all from inside the room, only out in the hallway.

Overall, as nice as some aspects were, I could not stay here again. Not being able to take a hot shower is definitely a deal breaker, and I don't need particularly hot showers to be comfortable. Something that doesn't feel cold against my skin would be nice, though.

  • Stayed March 2014
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brooklyn, ny
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

We recently stayed at the Gettysburg Hotel as our daughter will be attending Gettysburg College in the fall. The hotel is a beautifully maintained hotel right in the center of town and within walking distance to the campus. The rooms are spacious, clean, beautifully furnished with a lovely sitting room in the lobby. The food at the restaurant right off the lobby is also wonderful. The only hard part is booking a room around college festivities and other special weekends so you will need to book in advance.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Penn, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

The stay was nice. Room was clean, good shower. The bed was VERY comfortable. The downside was the noise outside the room...not good for sleeping...very loud from traffic-especially 18 wheeler trucks and motorcycles that go through the town as well as loud people partying.

Also, disappointed we didn't see any ghosts!!!!

Room Tip: If I ever stay again, I would request a room along the back and on a higher floor!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Definitely not a destination hotel, but the hotel was clean enough and the people were friendly enough as well. There is no compelling reason to stay here, The location is good but no better then several other options. Truly defines average. For a facility with this heritage it could be so much more.

Room Tip: I doubt any are different.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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