My girlfriend and I were looking to visit the Lancaster area to explore the rural side. As such, we wanted to avoid anything in the big city, and the Carriage House Motor Inn's location allowed us to do just that! It's nestled in the middle of a rural main street and within walking distance of a ton of local attractions, including the Strasburg Railroad.
When we checked in, the desk clerk was BEYOND helpful, and offered us a multitude of brochures and ideas for our trip, several of which we would otherwise have been unaware of. At check out, we asked if we could check out late at 12 (official time is 11); we ended up handing in the keys at noon, but took another 10 minutes or so to actually finish packing and leave, which the employees did not mind one bit.
Finally, for the room itself, it was surprisingly large, and incredibly clean. As the motel is a restored carriage house (hence the name!) there was obvious wear and tear on the walls and ceilings, but we honestly found it quaint as opposed to a distraction or complaint. The inclusion of a fridge was nice, but the lack of a microwave was a little disappointing. No points taken off, though, because it DOES state this on the website and we were aware that one would not be present! Just would've been a nice perk! We didn't watch much TV, but browsing through showed quite a large number of channels, so if you're looking for your favorite station, there's a good chance you'll find it. My ONE complaint (and it's so so so minor) is that they provided a remote for the cable box, but not the TV itself. We brought a laptop with HDMI out so that we could watch movies on the provided TV, but there was no way to actually switch the input on the TV from cable to HDMI. We were able to circumvent this by using the SmartRemote feature of my Galaxy S5 phone and change it manually, but anybody whose phone lacks that feature will be unable to switch the input.
All in all, we were quite pleased with our stay here! We had the Do Not Disturb sign out for our entire trip and were not once bothered by room service, so bonus points there!
If we visit the area again, we'll definitely consider staying here again and would highly recommend it to others! :)
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- Also Known As:
- Carriage House Hotel Strasburg
- Carriage House Motor Inn Strasburg, PA - Lancaster County