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Weathervane Motor Court
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Ronks
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This is a non chain mom and pop motel, low cost, relatively clean room. Desk staff very friendly and helpful. This is just an average motel, nothing special but not that costly. The front desk area (first impressions) was loaded with junk behind the desk that was very visible. The room clock was broken. Tv remote not sanitized.. What don't motel managers step back and ask themslevs what thier business looks like from the customers perspective. Breakfast was below par; donuts, bagels coffee, one juice choice, toast and two kinds of cold cereal. If you want people to recommend your business go the extra mile. Why not add hard boiled eggs for protein or McDonalds special breakfast sandwiches that are only $1.50? Breakfast was all carbs. No fresh fruit. Linens were well used and scratchy. Room decor very dated. Lancaster is a very competitive tourist area. This business will not do well unless they get some business advice. I would suggest they contact www.plan-maker.org (right in Palmyra, Pa) and get a business, marketing and customer service plan together.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Since I usually stay at (youth) hostels, I'm pretty self-sufficient in that I would bring my shampoo, soap, towel, etc. When I stay with others, I look for less expensive hotels, but with good reviews. I don't know how this place got as good a rating as it has with tripadvisor. When I go with family/friends at, say, Marriott, and they ask for an additional towel, pillow, or blanket, the response is a prompt, "Yes, it will be sent right away." At these independent hotels I've stayed at - and the Weathervane is one - you almost get the third degree when requesting extra towels. It happened both days we were there. (Had there been a green option, we would have happily kept the same towels for the two nights that we were there. Instead, each morning they took the towels we had hanging away.) It's as if they'd never heard of such a request before. Also, the front desk seemed unaware of local events, or where to direct us to find out more about them. In her defense, once asked to search the Internet for the Gordonville mudsale, the front-desk attendant did so. The room was clean with a fridge and microwave. The breakfast was adequate. (My friend asked why they offered breakfast, but not towels. I told her "free breakfast" was more appealing than, "all the towels you need.") There were two types of dry cereal, and packages of instant oatmeal. A carton of milk. Tang-like OJ, and apple juice (although the dispenser indicated cranberry juice). The coffee machine's decaf was broken the first morning, but fixed by the second. There was bread, breakfast pastires, and bagels. Butter and jams were on offer. The second morning, bananas were offered. While neighbors weren't loud, the walls were thin. The TV was fine. Water pressure and temp were adequate. There were two queen (double?) beds in the room, sufficient drawer and hanging space, and a table with a chair or two. Next time, I'll probably look for a better deal. It was kinda expensive for what we got.

Room Tip: If you go, you might ask for a room closer to the field rather than the highway.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank CabinMate
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

I don't believe we could have gotten a better room for the price. Very clean, and even though not a new building, it had no damage or repair needed. Nothing fancy, but the bed was comfortable and the shower/tub had plenty of hot water. I would definitely stay here again. Oh, and it's nice and close to everything, actually very close to the Outlets.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank AprilY
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

this is a very quiet area despite being just off busy Route 30, very clean rooms, great rates, very accomodating staff...... ......the motel is very close to everything, very central location, the outlets are nearby, there are plenty of dining options close to the motel..it is within walking distance to the Waffle House, even though they serve continental breakfast at the motel. ..................,..........................

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
2  Thank rex e
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Clean, Comfortable and Convenient!!

With a plethora of choices in the Lancaster area and prices and opinions as varied as a menu in a smorgasbord, I’m glad I stumbled upon the Weathervane in nearby Ronks.

First, the location is ideal if outlet shopping or just about anything else is in your plans. Trips to Lancaster City are a breeze too with nearby Old Philadelphia Pike providing a way in without driving the traffic nightmare that is Route 30.

The hotel itself is a recently refurbished older strip motel. The rooms are clean, large and feature a flat screen TV on the wall where it belongs, a fridge and a separate sink from the toilet & shower so one person can brush their teeth while a second takes a shower or a…

There are plenty of towels, bath & hand soap, shampoo, an ice bucket, (which means there is ice available) cups and other amenities like a breakfast area, complimentary coffee in the morning and the hosts couldn’t be any nicer!! They offer reasonable rates too and discounts for seniors, AARP and AAA members.

The perfect place to stay in Lancaster without the hassle & high prices of the chains.

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4  Thank FloydLawson
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We stayed at the Weathervane the weekend of February 15th and our stay was enjoyable. Nick could not have been more helpful. This was our second stay and will not be our last. Our room was clean and comfortable with many upgrades from our last stay. The parking lot was icy and Nick made sure that ice melt was applied to make it safe for all. We highly recommend staying here.

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3  Thank kam0360
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

When visiting family in area or just some R &R , this hotel is always our first choice. Nick and his wife always make us feel as though we are arriving home when we get there. It is always clean and comfortable and affordable.This is our first time in winter and the room stayed well heated and comfortable. Every time we visit, there is a new upgrade to the rooms. New counter top and fixtures in bathroom this trip! We are always disappointed when they are booked up and we can't get a room:)

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank chach777
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Additional Information about Weathervane Motor Court

Address: 15 Eastbrook Rd, Ronks, PA 17572-9621
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Ronks
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ronks
#1 Family Hotel in Ronks
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ronks
Price Range: £52 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Weathervane Motor Court 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"A Home away from Home"Welcome to Weathervane Motor Court, located in the heart of Amish Farmlands and within easy reach of the famous Sight & Sound Theatre, the Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park, the American Music Theatre, the Amish Experience, and various attractions.We’re also within a short drive to the Strasburg Railroad, the venue of the Thomas experience! ... more   less 
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