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“Great Small Hotel with Excellent food”

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Shippen Place Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Shippensburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 July 2011

My wife and I had stopped there for lunch 2 years ago and were so impressed with the facility we routed our trip to spend a night at the Shippen Place in July 2011. Suite was $99. Accomodations were great. The food in the hotel dining room (The University Grill) were excellent. The best onion soup I have ever had. The calimari was lightly battered and cooked just right. The accompaning fresh marinara sauce ranks with the best. The service personnel throughout the establishment were top notch. An aside - we were told that LaQuinta is buying the place. I hope they don't mess with the restaurant. We will be back.

Room Tip: Suites have a jacuzzi (not a big one)
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

we stayed here for a night on the way north.
good - dinner/burger was okay, sweet potato fries blah, complimentary breakfast was excellent, room was large, clean, comfy
bad - room key wouldn't work, had to go down a couple of times to get the key programmed, music from the bar was heard in our room, had to move a sleeping child and all our stuff. arg., both rooms had terrible mildew around tub

then we stayed again on our way south
good - familiar, safe, comfy, clean, quiet
bad - restaurant closed on sundays, desk clerk sent us on goose chase to a walkable restaurant also closed, ended up ordering pizza delivery - paid extra for the order and they got it wrong, and it tasted awful; mildew on tub, so few guests in hotel that they didn't serve any breakfast!!!!!! this is not acceptable, especially with a child; then we ate snacks in the room as breakfast just to have the maintenance WALK IN, why??? he had a work order for something - i asked him to leave until we check out.
ARGGGGGGGGGGGGG

comments to owner - use tilex!!!!, hire people who have half a clue, keep your promises (for complimentary breakfast), keep strange men OUT of rooms with women and children - we didn't call maintenance, he should NOT come in

fix these issues for a better rating

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

A very nice hotel. Parking in rear of hotel. Employees were happy to assist. Restaurant dining was very nice. Food was great as was our service. The continental breakfast was superb. clean, Sherry the hostess was wonderful. Plenty of fruit, breads, muffins, cereal hot/cold, tea, coffee, juices, make your own...

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 December 2010

A very nice hotel in the center of town. Convenient. Parking in rear of hotel. Employees were happy to assist. Restaurant dining was very nice. Food was great as was our service. The continental breakfast was superb. Breakfast area was inviting, clean, Sherry the hostess was wonderful. Plenty of fruit, breads, muffins, cereal hot/cold, tea, coffee, juices, make your own waffles! Did not feel rushed what so ever. All the food was displayed very nice. We came down for breakfast 10 minutes before serving time was to conclude, but everything was still plentiful, clean, and appetitzing. My daughter for prep school and college played ice hockey and had been to many hotels over the course of her ice hockey career. She stated this was the best continental breakfast she had scene. Many hotels never replenish, have under par food and clean up 20 minutes before ending time which was a problem for the ice hockey players in the morning. Kudos and 5 stars to The Shippen Place Hotel!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 November 2010

Found the room to be larger and more comfortable than at the Shippensburg Best Western. Hotel and Restaurant staff were awesome. Location couldn't have been better for Family Weekend at Ship, we walked around town and were close to campus. Food and beverages in the restaurant and Tavern were delicious and reasonably priced. We also liked the quaint decor, it adds an almost Bed & Breakfast type feeling to the hotel instead of a cookie cutter chain decor.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2010

If you are looking for a hotel to stay at while you are getting drunk with your fraternity buddies this would be the place. However if you visiting with your family be prepared to wake up in the middle of the night after all the drunks come home. Beds suck! Foods good, location is great, rooms where clean. Not a family place.

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Reviewed 12 April 2010

I traveled there for work. Overall, it is average. Staff is friendly. Rooms could use an update. Avoid rooms with adjoining door or maybe it doesn't matter. I had a bad neighbor. Noisy even past 1am. Calling down to the front desk didn't help. This was 2 nights in a row. Not sure the BestWestern is much better.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Shippen Place Hotel

Address: 32 E King St, Shippensburg, PA 17257-1308
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Shippensburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Shippensburg
Price Range: £55 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shippen Place Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of downtown Shippensburg, our hotel is conveniently located to all that Shippensburg has to offer. Our hotel hosts a popular restaurant and cafe right in the lobby. Our 100% smoke free hotel includes all the amenities you need. Free continental breakfast, WiFi everywhere, Business Center, Free Limited Parking, Offsite Full Gym and Dry Cleaning Services M-F. All our rooms include refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, 32" LCD Tvs with DirecTV HD channels. ... more   less 
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