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“Better than expected” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of General Nelson Inn

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General Nelson Inn
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Bardstown
Centerville, Ohio
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

My friends and I decided to do the bourbon trail and thus needed to find three inexpensive hotels to stay in each night. This hotel was our 2nd stop and out of the three we stayed in, it was the best. The location was great (a short walk to downtown Bardstown) and the outside area was really nice (pool, lots of outdoor patio seating, a gazebo, etc.). If I had to complain about anything it would be that the shower head was so incredibly low that even I, at 5'6" had to hunch over a bit. Also, the breakfast was only sub-par.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We decided to stay at bardstown for our anniversary we chose the best western from other review. It was clean, front desk helpful and friendly. The room was clean and updated. Beds were comfortable and a decent size bathroom. Just what you expect for the price. Can't say anything great and can't say anything negative. You get what you pay for.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Gainesville
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Sticky bathroom floor and smoky smell in the room was a turn off. Pool looked great, breakfast was good. The people were nice. I was close to downtown and a good restaurant. I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynn M
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Cincinnati, United States
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

In a good locations but the room was sub par. Odor in room was unbearable. Door lock was falling apart. When reported no solution was offered. Nice breakfast. Nice people in the breakfast area. Many places in the area to stay at, this hotel was rated number 2 of all hotels in area. Wondered what other hotels would be like.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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DC, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

The General Nelson is a fine hotel. It has a nice lounge area and pool and it's shaped like a motel. Not your typical large block building. It has really interesting decor with quirky wood furniture in the lobby. The room we had was overall fine but it felt kind of damp in there, like the humidity had crept in, so I turned on the fan all day. The WiFi is fast. The breakfast was actually pretty good for Best Western. They had fruit, typical other things. Overall, you're not going to rave about it but it's clean and it's a good deal. It's not the kind of Best Western with a gym and indoor pool, though. This is a great location and right near downtown. Oh, also, they had mounted a BOTTLE OPENER in the wall of our room next to the blow dryer. Haha.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Allison C
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Haverhill
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

This is a nice hotel, the grounds are pretty and the room was quite comfortable. There aren't a whole lot of lodging options in Bardstown relative to the number of tourists who come through, so hotels are more expensive than you will find in other Kentucky towns. Here, at least you will get your money's worth.

Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Joshua M
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MIlford, Ohio, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

The Bardstown Best Western General Nelson is our favorite motel. We stayed there before and we'll be back. Love visiting Bardstown and staying in the General Nelson. When we travel to other cities, we always trying to book a room at a Best Western--it is always our first choice. We'll see you again, Bardstown--and the General Nelson.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charles B
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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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Also Known As:
Best Western Bardstown
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