Cork Factory Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America (http://www.historichotels.org). As the name suggested, it is a converted cork Factory. It is sure quite different from a typical hotel in both the ambiance and location.
It is not at downtown, but a short drive to the nearby Amish town and Lancaster. It's about 10-min drive to Franklin & Marshall University. There are plenty of parking spaces on site.
There is ample space for room and bathroom, high ceiling. The shower water pressure can be a bit stronger. I like the hole-in-the-middle soap. The size is about the normal soap (versus typical tiny hotel soap), yet with the hole in the middle, it is easy to handle and doesn't waste as much. It is small item like this that you can sense the attention from the property management.
The TV is bit small (~ 23") and a bit high in the cabin to view from bed. The curtain does not block the light completely, but it is not bad. I wish it has better sound insulation which I am very sensitive with. We get free internet access in our room. I am not sure whether it is because our room is not far from the lobby or there is free internet for the entire property.
The continental breakfast is good. I wish there is a hot pot of water there, so I don't need to bother the waitress. However, she is very friendly to bring 2 large cups of hot waters upon request.
Overall, we had a pleasant stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If our 19th century brick walls and wood ceilings could talk, they would speak a familiar narrative. Enterprise & industry. American vision. An honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. The buildings that make up Cork Factory Hotel once housed the historic Armstrong Cork and Kerr Glass companies. Today, we attempt to preserve and honor the history of the buildings in an honest, authentic, and welcoming manner. ... more less
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