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Lodging on the Square
Ranked #6 of 11 Berlin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edinboro
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A good place to stay while in Berlin!”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We have stayed here so many times I have lost count. Friends from Cincinnati would meet us here (half way point for them and us) and we would spend a long weekend. After a few years of this, the husbands had enough of gift shops and quilt shops. My friend and I decided we would meet every year to get together and catch up. We stay for 3 or 4 days and check out what we are interested in. Zinck's Lodging on the Square has always been very clean, quiet and comfortable. They did not have breakfast years ago, but have again started doing that. The staff at the front desk is very friendly and helpful. There is always a good cup of coffee available in the lobby. My only complaint is one day we left our room and left the little card in the lock that said "service please", and apparently the staff thought it was turned to "do not disturb", so our room was not made up. Went to the lobby and got a supply of towels and we were good to go. Not a big deal, just surprising. We already have our reservations made for next year!

Room Tip: If road noise bothers you, ask for a room in the rear. This hotel sits on a very busy street.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Julie C
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ZincksInn, Social Media Manager at Lodging on the Square, responded to this review, 20 February 2016
Good Evening, we are so happy to hear from you. Thank you for the wonderful recommendation. We are pleased that we are able to provide a wonderful location for you and your friend to meet here in Ohio's Amish Country to shop and catch up on the wonders of your lives. We hope you continue your "Girls Week Out" and appreciate your loyalty in staying with us at our Lodging on the Square location in downtown Berlin. Have a wonderful year and we hope to see you again soon.
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Lima, Ohio
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Went on a trip to Berlin with my mother and young daughter. The location was phenomenal. Right around the corner was music on the square one evening. We walked to breakfast and dinner. We were able to walk through the town and avoid all the traffic. Chocolate and Ice cream were near along with plenty of benches to sit and relax.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank claypoolfamily
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ZincksInn, Social Media Manager at Lodging on the Square, responded to this review, 20 February 2016
Greetings! Thank you for such a great review and rating, we appreciate hearing from you. We do serve a hot breakfast every morning now at Lodging on the Square, Unfortunately, Coblentz Chocolates is no longer in Berlin, however you can get delicious fudge, popcorn & toffee at MainStreet Fudge & Popcorn. We do hope we see you again soon. Have a wonderful year.
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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

My husband and I were going to Lancaster, P.A. and decided to go a day earlier and stop in Berlin, Ohio. We called the Lodging on the Square and got a rate of $49.99 plus Tax. This hotel is absolutely right in the heart of Berlin, Ohio. The rate also included a full breakfast with your choice of cereals, muffins, pastries, make your own waffles and so many other great items. When I called to make the reservation I was told that if we could make it by 5:00 p.m. we could join a group that was going to an Amish home to enjoy a true Amish dinner. We were very sorry that we did not arrive on time. The clerk at the reception desk was so thorough and so pleasant. The room was immaculate and everything was so perfect. We would stay at this hotel everytime we are in the area.

Room Tip: We were in Room 109 which was near the back. You did not hear any traffic noise. The stores and bu...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Canadians2155021
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ZincksInn, Social Media Manager at Lodging on the Square, responded to this review, 20 February 2016
Thank you for the wonderful review and rating, we have had to slightly raise our rates since 2013 when this review was wrote. However a night's stay here at Lodging on the Square is still reasonably priced and serves a deliciously hot breakfast and hot cookies at check in. So we hope you do get the chance to stay with us again and see how wonderful we still are. Have a wonderful year.
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Proctorville, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2012

We travel up to the Amish Country a few times a year and Zinck's has been our choice for a few years now. It is the cleanest of the clean and is right in the heart of Berlin and several stores, right across from Sol's Craft Mall. The staff have always been so helpful and very nice with anything we need. The breakfast now has been downsized considerably but is still available with the basics. For the rates they tend to offer it's a great choice. For AT&T costumers with cell phones cell service up in Berlin is little to none but a tip, if you stay on the 2nd floor of Zinck's you are usually able to pick up enough of a signal to make calls on. Wi-Fi is available but there are no elevators if that is an issue for some. The hotel itself is only 2 floors but if you are unable to walk steps, request a room on the 1st floor.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank caseynicole79
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ZincksInn, Social Media Manager at Lodging on the Square, responded to this review, 20 February 2016
Hello, thank you for the great review and fabulous rating, we appreciate you sharing our hotel with others on tripadvisor. Since this review has been written we have upgraded our breakfast to a complimentary hot breakfast, featuring scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits as well as other delicious breakfast items. We also offer free long distance for our guests that don't get service here in Ohio's Amish Country. Generally locals all have Verizon because that service works very well here in Berlin, OH. Thank you again for staying with us, we hope to see you again in the future.
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Waverly, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2011

We love visiting Holmes county once or twice a year. This was our first time staying at Zinck's Lodging on the Square. The location was just perfect. It sits right on Main Street and is within easy walking distance of all the shops in Berlin. This hotel does not serve breakfast, but you are just a block or so away from Boyd and Wurthman's which serves a FABULOUS breakfast! The hotel sits right beside the town square which was really cool. We were in town for the night of the Nativity Parade and the parade stops at the town square for the conclusion. We had a room with two queen beds. The room was extremely clean and it had a mini-fridge which was handy. Hair dryers/irons/ironing boards were available by contacting the front desk. I would give this a five star if it wasn't for the uncomfortable beds and pillows. But other than that, our experience was very good!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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ZincksInn, Guest Services at Lodging on the Square, responded to this review, 27 December 2015
Good Afternoon, we apologize for any inconveniences and disappointments that you experienced during your stay with us. We appreciate your honesty, hearing the negatives help us make changes to make sure everyone has a comfortable, relaxing stay with us. Since you've stayed with us, we've made five of the Lodging on the Square rooms pet friendly. We also now include a complimentary hot breakfast when folks stay with us at our lodging on the square location. Honestly, it's a standard hotel policy to add an additional $10/ Night per additional people above two. It's for the additional amenities that the person may use while staying with us. The staff should have made sure your room had everything that a room with multiple guest would need. We will make sure our staff is aware to consider the number of guests when giving additional shampoos, towels and such. We have also done some upgrades on the inn since you've been here with us. Thank you again for your review and honesty. We would appreciate if you gave our hotel another chance but understand completely if you choose not to. Have a wonderful day and a fabulous new year!
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Mt. Orab, OH
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2011

Judging from the other reviews, we must have gotten the only nasty room in the hotel. Our room smelled terrible, the mattresses were very soft, bedding was worn, the roll away should be an embarrassment to them. I'm glad I had a blanket and pillow in the car because I wasn't going to use theirs. If I could have gotten my money back and changed hotels I would have done so but they charged the entire stay to my card on arrival and I had passed the cancellation time for our 2nd night by the time we checked in. They charged me $10 for a third person and then we had to ask for towels and they gave us one little shampoo and one soap. They have no breakfast and soda machine was empty. Staff wasn't rude, but not overly friendly. Don't even think about bringing a pet ... I was told no pets when I called, I had to initial that I had no pet on checking in and then there was a big sign on the door saying if they found evidence of a pet that we would be charged $150. I normally travel with my pets but wasn't on this trip so maybe I was a little sensitive to that, but it was excessive in my opinion. Location was excellent, but would not bring me back here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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3 Thank LucyandSophiesMom
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ZincksInn, Guest Services at Lodging on the Square, responded to this review, 27 December 2015
Good Afternoon, we apologize for any inconveniences and disappointments that you experienced during your stay with us. We appreciate your honesty, hearing the negatives help us make changes to make sure everyone has a comfortable, relaxing stay with us. Since you've stayed with us, we've made five of the Lodging on the Square rooms pet friendly. We also now include a complimentary hot breakfast when folks stay with us at our lodging on the square location. Honestly, it's a standard hotel policy to add an additional $10/ Night per additional people above two. It's for the additional amenities that the person may use while staying with us. The staff should have made sure your room had everything that a room with multiple guest would need. We will make sure our staff is aware to consider the number of guests when giving additional shampoos, towels and such. We have also done some upgrades on the inn since you've been here with us. Thank you again for your review and honesty. We would appreciate if you gave our hotel another chance but understand completely if you choose not to. Have a wonderful day and a fabulous new year!
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Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2011

Located just across the street from Sol's shopping center in the heart of Berlin, and the prices are wonderful. Very clean rooms,the beds were very comfy, large bathroom area nice nice nice...the staff is very friendly and helpful

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank smile_u_nut
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ZincksInn, Social Media Manager at Lodging on the Square, responded to this review, 20 February 2016
Good Evening, thank you for the great review and wonderful rating, we hope you are having a wonderful year and get a chance to stay with us again.
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Property: Lodging on the Square
Address: 4877 West Main St, PO Box 331, Berlin, OH 44610 (Formerly Zinck's Family of Inns)
Region: United States > Ohio > Berlin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lodging on the Square 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zinck’s Family of Inns invites you to enjoy our centrally located, comfortable and relaxing, Lodging on the Square location. Lodging on the Square allows guests to step out of their room doors and into the center of downtown Berlin’s downtown shopping district. Take a short walk to enjoy shopping at your favorite shops and businesses, or eating at your favorite downtown Berlin restaurant. Enjoy your fresh baked cookies at check-in and a wonderfully hot delicious complimentary breakfast every morning when staying at our Lodging on the Square location. Having designated pet friendly rooms, we welcome your furry best traveling buddy to stay with you while staying with us at our Lodging on the Square location. We hope to see you soon here at Lodging on the Square for a friendly, enjoyable stay here in downtown Berlin. ... more   less 
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