This was my first stay at a bed and breakfast so I was really excited. My friend's wedding was at the Cameron estate but the rooms were a bit steep for the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania. So I looked elsewhere and happened upon the Olde Square Inn. Prices were reasonable and it was pet friendly. I read the pet policy and thought it was fairly reasonable. However, I did not know the rooms had paper thin walls.
I was going to arrive late and the innkeeper goes to sleep fairly early so she told me to call her around 8 pm. She was not answering her phone so I called her three times at 8 pm because I wanted to make sure to catch her before she went to sleep. She called me back and told me to stop calling her so much a bit nastily. I wasn't even there yet and already had a bad impression.
The next day, I knew breakfast was served at 8:30 but I wasn't sure if it was an hour slot and just went under that assumption. So I showed up around 8:50 and mind you another couple showed up around the same time. When I went back to my room, I found a lovely passive agressive note telling me not to be late to breakfast.
The room was ok, it was kind of too old fashioned for me. You can hear your neighbors walking around and you basically whisper in your room because it's so uncomfortable. You can't use certain towels if you use Pro-Activ apparently it bleaches the towels. So this is a Pro-Activ discriminating place for all of you users out there. Also, you can't sleep on certain pillows because they're just there for show. You can't have your dog basically anywhere so just keep him in the crate and he can't be a dog that barks because then you have to take the dog with you to a wedding like I did. There were also countless other rules that made me feel as if I was an unwelcomed visitor.
I spent the rest of my time as far away from the Inn as I could. I even left a day early because I did not want to stay in such an uncomfortable place, almost $400 down the drain.
In conclusion, I felt the innkeeper was very fake nice. She was never outright nasty but honestly, I would've appreciated her bluntness to silly post it notes. If you enjoy being at your grandma's house with all of her stringent rules, then this is the place for you. The rooms were mediocre and need some updating. This place was too countryside but not in a tasteful way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Olde Square Inn, our Lancaster County bed and breakfast, is a beautifully restored architectural gem of the Colonial Revival era. Setting our accommodations apart from other area B&Bs, we offer a hot, three-course breakfast, coffee and treats available 24 hours, an in-ground pool during the summer months, and handicap accessibility in the child-friendly Carriage House. The Inn is also a beautiful venue for hosting retreats, small weddings, and special celebrations. A pleasant departure from hotels, Olde Square Inn is conveniently located on the historic square of this quaint, but expanding, town. We are just minutes from Highway 283/30 that leads to Hershey, Lancaster, Spooky Nook Sports, York, and Gettysburg. Amtrak, slotted for a $27.5 million update, is located only two blocks away. Our lovely suites and rooms include private baths, mini refrigerators, TV, wireless internet, queen or king beds, air conditioning, and fireplaces or stoves. If you are planning a special occasion, anniversary, or birthday, be sure to check out the Carriage House as the ultimate in privacy and luxury for your Lancaster County getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Olde Square Inn Mount Joy, Pennsylvania