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“Nice Comfortable Hotel for a Nice Price” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of General Nelson Inn

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General Nelson Inn
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Bardstown
Norwalk
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62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Nice Comfortable Hotel for a Nice Price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

The location is close to the restaurant area. It was quite comfortable. Breakfast was a cut above the rest as they had real eggs (hard boiled), good strong coffee, good bagels, fruit salad (canned peaches with grapes and strawberries) and the usual stuff. For a motel style place, it was good....clean, comforable, and helpful service people. We would stay there again if in town again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Chillicothe, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

The General Nelson Best Western motel has friendly staff with clean, comfortable rooms. It is located close to downtown and has nice outdoor space to relax. We have stayed there many times and have recommended it to family and friends.

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

There are not many options in Bardstown, but I'm glad we found this one.

Our room had a bit of a musty smell, I think the AC unit needed to be cleaned, but the room itself was nice for the price. The only thing that wasn't good was that we were on the 2nd floor, bought a lot of stuff while we were there and there is no elevator so we had to carry everything up the stairs and of course back down when we left. We would've been much happier on the first floor where we could've walked right out to our car.

It was really nice to be in walking distance of downtown Bardstown.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Greensburg, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

No major problems. Internet was out first night, but due to city wide outage. The door on one of our 2 rooms wouldn't stay locked. Staff was very courteous and addressed the problem quickly. Front desk staff was courteous and friendly. Good location and value.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Good room, good value, excellent location to downtown. We have stayed here several times. Staff is friendly, breakfast is great. The beds are super comfortable. The only negative I noticed is that the covered outdoor seating area floods when it rains due to downspout placement. Not a big deal.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

This is a true gem of a place. I was a bit apprehensive when we arrived because this appeared to be an older hotel. I was pleasantly surprised to find the rooms to be very clean and well cared for. The staff was very friendly. Breakfast was not fancy but just what we needed..

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed here on our visit to Makers Mark. We had our 4 kids with us, so we had adjoining rooms. This worked out great. It is very close to the town square. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are older but very clean. We also had patio seating outside each room. There is a large grassy picnic area in the back to enjoy and let the kids run. Updated TV's in the rooms. The shower heads are a little low for someone tall. Breakfast was very nice-eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, cereals, breads. Typical fare. Very fresh and my kids enjoyed it.
My parents also stayed here in a separate area of the hotel and they liked their room. They always pick Best Western when given a choice.
(The only negative would possibly be a little mold on a few of the grout lines in the shower. Not a ton, but enough to notice. I've seen much worse in more expensive hotels.)
I would definitely recommend this hotel when visiting the Bardstown area. The price was very comparable with other local choices and looked nicer than some other places.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about General Nelson Inn

Property: General Nelson Inn
Address: 411 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1496 (Formerly Best Western)
Region: United States > Kentucky > Bardstown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Bardstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — General Nelson Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Commonwealth, Bardstown is the site of My Old Kentucky Home - the state shrine and subject of composer Stephen Foster's legendary song. Stephen Foster-The Musical, one of the longest running outdoor musicals in the United States, plays each summer.These are only two of the dozens of attractions and festivals that make the Bardstown area a first-class tourist destination..When visiting Bardstown you'll want to call the Best Western General Nelson Inn home. Conveniently nestled between the knobs of central Kentucky, Bardstown is located 35 miles south of Louisville, about 16 miles off Highway I-65. ... more   less 
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Best Western Bardstown
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