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“Great Stay!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Shippen Place Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Shippensburg
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6 reviews
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“Great Stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

Very clean and nice hotel. Service was very nice. Wish there would have been a pool, but we were still overall quite satisfied. It is a college town and that does mean drunk college kids so I was woken up by loud knocking and banging. If the hotel had done something about keeping those guests orderly, it would have been a perfect stay.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Jamesburg, New Jersey
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41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

What a cool hotel in a great town, that is what I would say if I had to sum it up. A few of my co workers have stayed here in the past and I knew nothing about this hotel until this week. The location is good because they are right near good eating places, local bars and cool mom and pop stores. The town seems to have a lot of history that is obvious as you drive through the town which is lined with older red brick buildings. the people seem very nice throughout the town and in the hotel. The hotel has a restaurant and bar with a nice outside patio where you can enjoy food and drink as well as the inside. The hotel has some age to it, however, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. One warning, if you do stay here request non street front room. The traffic starts at 4 am and if any emergency vehicles go down the main street that the hotel is on, it will rock you right out of the bed! As for the price of the hotel, it is right on, great price for a nice room. No pool and off site exercise equipment, however it is a nice town to walk through if you rather than a treadmill.

Room Tip: Don't take a street front room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gregg j
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Liberty, Missouri
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

The staff and accommodations were great. Rooms were clean and quiet. But the food was not that great. My sister ordered a side salad (Caesar) $2.00 and I order a Dinner salad (Caesar) $8.00.

They were exactly the same size and ingredients.

I did say something to the waitress. But she did not offer any kind of explanation. Also she was new on the job.

Besides that everything was great. We stayed a total of 4 nights. Our room was kept very nice the first 2 nights. But the room attendant we had for the last 2 nights was a little lacking.

But all in all we will stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Clark, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

Spent the night while my daughter visited campus. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well kept everything was. The rooms are clean and the service friendly. Nice little breakfast as well. I would certainly stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

We stopped on our way back home to NC; the rate was great. The Front of the hotel is not taken care of. The lobby smelled stale and it needs a good cleaning; the carpets and furniture needed to be replace or cleaned. It was not a very bright and clean looking place to stay. The hallways needed to have a good cleaning and the ice machine had mold where the ice comes down.

The elevator doors and inside the elevator was not clean....tiles were broken.

We were so tired and look for another room at the local B&B but there were no rooms.
We needed to stop.

We were not positive about the rooms; but to our surprise the rooms were nicely updated.
The room was clean...I don't know what will happen in the future. The girl at the desk was very nice to let us check the room out first before we would finalize our stay.

If they would just make improvements to the above that I have mentioned it would be a very nice place to stay.

It could really be a little gem to stop over or stay to visit the area.

We would not go back to stay at this hotel; unless improvements were made.

Room Tip: The reason why I gave Cleanliness poor was not the room cleanliness but the rest of the common areas...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bklyngirl293
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Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

My college room mates and I spent an evening at Shippen Place. It seemed like there were many Shippensburg Alumni staying there also, probably due to the fact that it's an easy walk to everything downtown (especially the bars!) The hotel is small and seemed very clean. The front desk clerk was very accomodating and was able to give us 3 rooms side by side. The small restaurant and bar were very cozy. My only complaint was that the elevator was very slow. Great place to stay when staying in Shippensburg.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kisskait80
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York, PA
Level Contributor
62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

The hotel is small but conveniently located in downtown Shippensburg about 5 minutes from the university. It has restaurants and shopping just outside the door. The lobby is traditionally decorated and clean. There is no bellman or valet parking, the parking lot has enough parking for guests and a few overflow. There are at least 3 luggage carts for your convenience. The rooms appear to have been recently updated and renovated. The carpeting in the hallways is lively and colorful without hurting the eyes. The on-site restaurant has a lovely decor with photos of past SU principals and presidents smiling down at patrons. There are built in bookcases filled with all kinds of hardcover books which add color and character to the decor. The food was delicious. My room had two comfortable double beds with lovely white cotton sheets and fluffy pillows. There were flat screen tv, corner desk with office chair, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and modern bathroom. Things appeared to be clean until I noticed a wad of long black hair on the bathroom floor. I threw it in the trash and notified the front desk on my way out in the morning. The wifi was spotty on Saturday evening, but seemed to pick up speed on Sunday morning. The front desk was always apologetic when I reported the difficulty with the wifi. There is a pc in the lobby for guest use. Overall, I had an excellent experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Shippen Place Hotel

Property: Shippen Place Hotel
Address: 32 E. King Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Shippensburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Shippen Place Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 57
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