As a frequent visitor to Gettysburg, I have found that there is no better hotel location for touring the battlefield than the Quality Inn Gettysburg Motor Lodge. Situated right on the fringe of Cemetery Ridge, you are just steps away from the scene of the Pickett-Pettigrew Charge and the National Cemetery, as well as Meade's Headquarters, East Cemetery Hill, and the Evergreen Cemetery, where President Abraham Lincoln actually delivered the most famous speech in American history -- the Gettysburg Address.
In addition, you are located right near a shuttle stop where regularly scheduled buses will take you to the Battlefield Visitor Center where you can get oriented about the battle, see artifacts from the battle, join a group tour or arrange a private tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide, see the schedule of Ranger Lectures, or pick up an audio-tour and map of the battlefield, not to mention the excellent bookstore and gift shop.
Situated right on the Emmitsburg Road, you are just a short walk from many shops, restaurants, and other historic sites from the time of the battle, as well as the gathering point for the very popular lamplight "Ghost Tours" which take place at night and are led by guides in period costumes. It is all right there within easy walking distance.
The hotel itself is very comfortable, with both an indoor and seasonal outdoor pool, complimentary hot breakfast in a period-house onsite, and the truly unique Reliance Mine Saloon that is in an actual mine running under Cemetery Ridge. It is a popular spot for Gettysburg historians, writers, and guides to gather, so the conversation is always lively and interesting.
Everything you could possibly want from a visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield is within easy walking distance of this terrific hotel, no need for your car. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Park your car and walk to the battlefield, museums, attractions, shops, ghost stories and over a dozen restaurants! All of our 109 rooms are non-smoking and offer a microwave and refrigerator. Swim year round in our seasonal outdoor pool or indoor pool/hot tub. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet in our Victorian Breakfast Cottage (built in 1880). Our on-site cocktail lounge, the Reliance Mine Saloon, offers an unique experience to cap off your day of touring in Gettysburg. For larger families or adults traveling together, try our rooms with three double beds. Free WIFI. Family owned and operated by the Witt family since 1956. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Gettysburg Motor Hotel Gettysburg
- Gettysburg Quality Inn