Just returned from what was supposed to be a two night stay (but ended up being a one night reasons you'll see in a minute). Very,very beautiful building, love the historic photos and artifacts throughout the resort. Room was very comfortable but I have to say they felt like the smallest double beds we've seen in awhile. Nice mattresses, though. Although other reviewers noted AC being sort of annoying, ours ran smoothly. Room was very nicely decorated. But we changed our plans from two nights to one. While higher end resorts always have resort fees, and more fees tacked on for activities, we had a really hard time with the high price of the room plus the resort fee and on top of it swallowing even more fees- for example, in the kids area, you have to pay to play a game of pool with your kids. Seriously? Can't Omni just throw that in? And they charge guests for a tour of the resort. Again, do they really have to charge on top of everything else for a tour? It just became really annoying. Although they talk a lot about being kid friendly, in our opinion it really is best for people without kids or maybe a girls weekend. There were minimal activities for kids that didn't cost extra. We really didn't even see board games when we checked out the kids area. Maybe we missed them but it seemed pretty stark. The outdoor pool was a bit of a strange experience. First, it seems like it should be twice as big for the size of the resort. It was primarily filled with adults, so no kids were crowding the pool, but it felt like everyone was standing on top of each other. Not sure why Omni planned it that way. It didn't seem to be related to how busy the resort was, because while there were many people lounging and only maybe 10 people in the water. Yes, the indoor pool is available, but in the summer everyone wants to be outside in the nice weather. The other weird thing was that an extended family of adults started playing with one of those water hacky sacks and spread out and took over a majority of the pool throwing it between five adult men. (One of the guys even yelled at his own kid to get out of the way of their game) It felt like we were intruding on someone's backyard pool. The other guests were all clinging to the wall looking perplexed like we were. I know people will do strange things but no staff stepped in to ask the forty year old men to stop. The family was probably an anomaly, but it was still strange. (In general staff were helpful). So...overall, I'm not really sure what we think. We've stayed at resorts in Hawaii, Europe and the Caribbean that cost the same so we aren't shy about spending money, but we were just left with a very mixed opinion despite all the rave reviews. We went somewhere else the next night where more was included with the resort fee.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located within a two hour drive of Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, PA the Omni Bedford Springs is the ideal destination for rejuvenation. The resort recently completed a $120 million restoration and features 216 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. This historic resort boasts the number one golf course in Pennsylvania, the 30,000 square foot Springs Eternal Spa, 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 5 restaurants, two pools, 25 miles of hiking trails and a variety of other on-site activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Omni Bedford Springs Hotel Bedford
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