We stayed at the main inn during our last visit and found it a little noisy (see previous review). We opted to stay at their sister building a few blocks up Broadway this time and had a very good experience. Our room was on the side of the building and had a shared balcony that was very comfortable. It overlooked the parking lot so the view wasn't much to rave about but it was a nice option to have during comfortable weather. 55 Broadway is also a little farther from the train line and traffic noise.
We had a two room suite with Victorian decor. The furniture appears to be relatively new and in good condition. It's generally comfortable and practical, whether you are staying one night or many. The TVs are all modern with one in the generous sitting room and another in the bed room. The bathroom, which is small, was recently renovated and everything functioned well. The room features a small fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee maker.
Wireless networking in both the main inn and 55 Broadway worked well and always reconnected without hassle. Wireless speeds were about 3MBps or just "OK". Your Netflix movies might sputter but, otherwise, it's fine for mail and web browsing. Cell phone coverage in Jim Thorpe is really challenged due to the steep valley. We could barely get an AT&T signal at 55 Broadway. Many of the other buildings in town have old tin decorative ceilings that totally block out wireless coverage (some of those ceilings have been covered over and aren't apparent until you see "no service" on your phone.
The only negative during this stay was the window air conditioner, which has seen better days and was very loud when it ran. It kept us up for multiple nights. I just don't understand inn keepers who spend thousands to renovate rooms and then don't give any thought to the comfort quality of their HVAC systems. The problem is all across the U.S., not just Jim Thorpe. If only the innkeepers would spend a night in each of their rooms. This would have been a 5 star review if only the management had spent $150 more to get a new AC unit.
We'll come back to this room but only during cooler weather.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1849 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Inn at Jim Thorpe combines old world charm with modern conveniences in the heart of one of America's most picturesque and historic small towns. Steps to shops, galleries, opera house, pubs, restaurants, train rides, river rafting, kayaking, and hiking/biking trails. Suites with whirlpools and fireplaces. Spa services, adventure packages, spa getaways, romantic couples escapes, midweek packages and show & stay packages. Popular restaurant and bar, the Broadway Grille, is right downstairs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At Jim Thorpe Hotel Jim Thorpe
- Hotel Jim Thorpe