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1863 Inn of Gettysburg
Ranked #8 of 28 Hotels in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
79 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Better than first impressions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We arrived here as part of our East Coast road trip, at first the hotel seems enormous for the size of the town, more like a motel also, but reception staff were friendly, our room had 2 double beds was exceptionally clean, had free wifi-happy teenager and a pool! Nice surprise, as the heat has been unbelievable. We stayed for 3 nights and spent two days doing the Gettysburg auto tour. Where the hotel let itself down was the truly awful breakfast, I have never seen anything like it, the first morning when I entered the windowless breakfast room, I thought I had entered a zoo, TV blaring horrid processed microwaveable everything, plastic crockery and utensils and sausage gravy! Probably the most disgusting thing I have ever seen! Even the jam was artificial! So avoid breakfast it is scary but everything else great including laundry facility. Good value for money

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit. Overall it appears that you enjoyed your stay-clean room, freindly staff and a great pool! I was a bit surprised by your comments regarding our FREE breakfast. The breakfast room is very comfortable. There is a very large overflow area right outside the main room that faces the front of the building. The wall to that area is nothing but windows. Very bright and cheery as well as quiet. We would have been happy to adjust the volume on the big screen TV. There is a Breakfast Attendant on duty at all times. As for the selection of items on the FREE breakfast bar-we offer a very nice variety of items. Something for everyone. Our guests want something that is quick and easy and we feel that what we have is sufficient. Most non-franchise hotels do not offer the wide selection that we do. There is also a number of full service restaurants in the area. Although not free, you do have the option. Again, thank you for the review. We are glad that you were happy with the cleanliness of your room and the staff here at the hotel. Those are 2 very important factors when choosing lodging in any town. Have a great Summer!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
General Manager
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Linden, New Jersey
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116 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My wife and I just spent 3 days at Gettysburg and stayed at the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg. We would highly recommend this hotel. It was very clean, excellent location in the heart of Gettysburg, free parking and free Breakfast. The staff was very friendly and professional.


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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your visit. We are so glad that you found your room to be clean and comfortable and the staff helpful and friendly. That is our goal here at the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg. We want every guest to have a wonderful time during their stay. We hope that you will visit us again. It would be our pleasure! Have a great Summer!

Thank you!

Norma Herring
General Manager
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Fairfield, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Found it on the Internet and I'm glad I did. I booked directly and got a great price. Spacious extremely clean accommodations with all the perks needed, wireless, coffee in rooms. Very friendly staff. Perfect downtown location. If your going to Gettysburg stay here.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
We are glad to hear that you had a good visit with us at the 1863 Inn! Our rooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed. The staff is always friendly and eager to help with any needs our visitors may have. We hope you will come back to see us in the future. It would be our pleasure. Thank you again for the wonderful review. We appreciate it!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
General Manager
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Wasington Township
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We made yet another trip to Gettysburg and stayed at our favorite place......1863 Inn of Gettysburg. We can not say enough good things about the hotel and the wonderful people who work there. The front desk staff is so friendly and the rooms are neat and clean. We once again requested a room on an upper floor in the front of the building and they accommodated us without a problem. We love the front of the hotel because it allows you to see all that is going on in the town! They have a very nice "express" breakfast in the hotel which has a nice variety. It is a nice way to start your day and it is free! We have stayed at the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg 5 different times and would not even consider staying anywhere else when we visit! Already looking forward to our visit next summer.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review! We certainly are glad that you enjoy your visits with us. We sincerely appreciate the kind words! Hope to see you next year if not before! Thanks again for taking the time to let us know how satisfied you were! Have a great Summer!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
General Manager
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Detroit, Michigan
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156 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed here for just one night and were pleased with our stay. The room and bathroom were more spacious than I expected. Breakfast selection was good. We didn't have a chance to use the pool, but it was a great size! Definitely recommend for a family stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and found everything to be clean and comfortable. We hope that you will come back to see us again. It would be our pleasure!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
General Manager
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Cranberry Twp, Pa
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

I Stay here EVERY year. and the whole stay is always GREAT. The loyalty program makes the stay even cheaper!
The staff is always friendly and helpful and you can't beat the location!
They offer a free breakfast and all day long coffee.

  • Stayed July 2013
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your visit! We are glad to hear that you joined our "Loyalty" Program! It provides our repeat guests with a great savings! We look forward to your next visit. Thank you again for posting the review. We love knowing that we have another satisfied guest! See you next time!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
General Manager
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Valparaiso, Nebraska
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed in June, right before the 150th Anniversary, location was perfect for enjoying the gift shops, ghost tours, cemetaries and battlefields. The bathroom was very nice! along with the entire room. The staff was always available and helpful. Hope to make it back here again and have highly recommended it to friends that are planning a trip there next year. We would all go back in a minute!!

Room Tip: We stayed during the week, so the 5th floor on the front was just fine; not noisey at all. Enjoyed...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are glad that you found everything to be clean and comfortable. We certainly do have a great staff here. They are very friendly and helpful-always eager to help our guests. We hope that you will come back to see us again. It would be our pleasure! We appreciate the review. Have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
General Manager
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Property: 1863 Inn of Gettysburg
Address: 516 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2605 (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Gettysburg
#12 Romantic Hotel in Gettysburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — 1863 Inn of Gettysburg 3*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 story Colonial style Hotel with exterior entrances.110 rooms equipped with hair dryers,irons and ironing boards,coffee makers,Free wired hi-speed internet service. Free breakfast for registered Hotel guests. Within walking distance to most major attractions. Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center-1 mile. Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tour Center-next door. Ghost Walk Tours near by. Located 5 blocks from downtown. ... more   less 
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