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“Two Star Facility, three star service” 3 of 5 stars
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1863 Inn of Gettysburg
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   516 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325 (Formerly Holiday Inn)   |  
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“Two Star Facility, three star service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

The 1863 is clean and close to the center of Gettysburg. The service is exactly what I've come to expect in Pennsylvania, friendly. I must take some issue with other reviewers about what constitutes excellent. Make no mistake, the 1863 is an excellent value, but an excellent hotel, I must disagree. This is a five story motel with an exterior hallways and room entrances. Think about a five story version of a 1960's era Holiday Inn.

Should you decide on the 1863, be certain to get a room in the back, street side rooms are noisy. If WiFi access is important to you, test it in your assigned room. Amazingly, I was easily able to connect to the 1863's WiFi network in a convenience store parking lot across the street, but not in two different rooms within the building.

Bottom line: a good place to stay, provided you have two star expectations.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit with us. You mention that we are a 2 star hotel with 3 star service. The 1863 Inn provides a clean, comfortable room at a very reasonable rate. Our rooms are equipped with all the extra amenities that the larger, name brand hotels offer. You also mention that we are similar to a Holiday Inn. We actually were built as a Holiday Inn. We dropped the franchise years ago. We are very proud of this hotel and work very hard to keep everything in fine shape. We feel that our other reviews are very accurate when it comes to service, cleanliness and the overall good feeling that our guests get when they stay with us. We think of our guests as family. We have over 2100 "Loyalty Members"-our repeat guest program, which speaks volumes about our service and reputation.We do apologize for the spotty wireless service. This building is solid concrete and the signal can be a bit challenging. That is why we decided to go to the extra expense to provide both wireless and wired service. As noted in each room, we provide ethernet cables upon request. Our goal here at the 1863 Inn is to provide a clean, comfortable room at a reasonable rate. That is usually what folks are looking for and we feel that we fit the bill. We hope that you will stop to see us again if you are back this way. We have several projects in the works for this winter, which include the renovation of 25 rooms, lobby area and a totally refurbished meeting room. As I mentioned-we work extremely hard to stay competitive with the larger, more expensive porperties.Thank you again for the feedback. Have a great holiday season.

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have been coming to Gettysburg for three years. But this is our first time staying at the 1863. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and spacious. The breakfast offered is nice but the usual stuff you find at other hotel breakfast. We are very satisfied and will be staying here again!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found everything to your liking. Please stop back to see us again. It would be our pleasure. Have a wonderful Holiday season.

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
General Manager
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Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We visited Gettysburg for a brief visit - only one night - and stayed here.......and were very pleased that we did......it is located in the perfect spot....you can leave the hotel and walk about the town, browse in the shops, just great.....The Inn itself was great-our room was roomy, clean and comfortable......we faced the street and I loved that-actually saw a Halloween Parade up the street and ran down to watch it.....the breakfast was better than continental but only average, however, more than enough offerings so there is something for everyone.....the lobby is decorated in a homey, warm, welcoming style......couch and chairs around the fire place! Work was being done with carpeting which tells us they are on top of things......we would recommend it and we go back! The staff was pleasant......Because it was oct. we did not use the pool but looked over that pool area and found it to be very inviting for the warm months....

Room Tip: our room faced the front and I loved that because I love to see what is going on and the town is lov...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. October is a great month to see Gettysburg. And thank you for noticing the improvements being done throughout the hotel. We work very hard to keep the property looking fresh and clean. This winter we will be renovating 25 rooms and we are in the process of redoing one of our meeting facilities. We hope that you will come back next year to see us. It would be our pleasure! Thank you again for the review. We certainly appreciate it. Have a wonderful holiday season.

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
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New Fairfield, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We just got back from our 3 day trip to Gettysburg and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The 1863 Inn was clean and comfortable, in a great location with plenty of parking, and offered a good breakfast with a nice variety of choices for breakfast (included in the room rate). Our only minor complaint was the mattress which seemed too soft for our tastes. The Inn is located just south of the main square of Gettysburg, about a 5 minute walk away, and right near many of the shops, restaurants and commercial museums in the southern part of town. The Inn is just north of the Cemetery (a short walk) and a quick drive to the Visitor's Center.

I would recommend this hotel to friends and family.

Room Tip: Rooms not facing the street are quieter
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We are glad that you found your room to be clean and well appointed. I do apologize for the mattress. It is a challenge to find mattresses that are comfortable for everyone. We try to purchase a brand that is somewhere in he middle-not too hard-not too soft. We are going to be renovating 23 rooms this winter. That project includes new mattresses. We hope you will come back to see us. Thank you again for the review. See you soon.

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Our friends picked the hotel... seemed like a nice place, easy to find, plenty of parking. We were on the top floor back, it was not loud. Front door was locked when we came back late- front desk lady buzzed us right in.

Room Tip: rooms out back overlook the pool
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your visit with us. We are glad that you found everything to be clean and comfortable. We hope that you will consider the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg for any future lodging needs. It would be our pleasure. Thank you again for the review. We appreciate it!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
General Manager
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Tiltonsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Always stay at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg. It is one of the nicest and best run properties I have ever stayed, possibly the best. The rooms are spotless and you can see the attention to the details that most properties don't. In the summer months, a great pool. It is like coming home for a visit. Most of the front desk staff know you when you return. Obviously a well managed property and they carry the excellent service in all departments. Great breakfast, comfortable beds and updated non smoking rooms. You WILL NOT go wrong here. If you would find anything not to your liking they are right on it. So until next time, goodbye, until we come "home" again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
We are so happy that you consider the 1863 Inn your home away from home! Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. We hope that you will continue to make the 1863 Inn your "Gettysburg Address!" Hope to see you soon.

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Norma Herring
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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While this is obviously an older hotel, the rooms are scrupulously clean, the personnel knowledgeable and friendly and the included breakfast is great. And, did I mention it is the best location in Gettysburg. Walking distance to most of the town. We will definitely return.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank you so much for the review. We certainly appreciate it. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and found everything to be to your liking. You are correct-the hotel is not new but our rooms are clean and we offer all the amenities that the newer hotels offer. Our staff does an excellent job at keeping the property ship shape! It may be an oldie but it's a goodie! :) Thank you again for the great review. Please come back to see us. It would be our pleasure!!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
General Manager
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Property: 1863 Inn of Gettysburg
Address: 516 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325 (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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