We were taking a road trip from Michigan to NYC and decided to make Williamsport our overnight stopping point. I researched places along the way.....Williamsport, Delaware Water Gap, etc. We were looking for nice accommodations and also wanted to have a nice dinner somewhere. The Peter Herdic Inn and adjoining restaurant seemed like a perfect fit. I read all the historical information about the area and we were really looking forward to this. Plus, all the accolades offered by prior guest were very promising. We were so thrilled to have found this place......until we arrived. The neighborhood may have at one time been Millionaire's Row, but now was pretty shabby. Really run down. The house itself is quaint and pretty nicely kept up. We were shown the Balcony Room, which is what we had reserved. Balcony??? Really? It is a locked door that is adjacent to the room, and when you open it you have a view of the parking lot.
The room was dingy. The shower was moldy. The layout was weird in that there was a very long hallway that separated the (private) bathroom from the bedroom. I didn't like it. Then we were shown another room, which was more expensive, but not worth our money. (The manager did call us after we left and said she could give us the second room for the same price as the first, but we were already 20 miles out of town and not willing to return). At this point, we did not want to stay in this town. Glad we left and moved on. We wound up in Bloomsburg, PA and had a delicious dinner at the Inn at Turkey Hill. That was excellent!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peter Herdic Inn is a beautifully restored Victorian mansion situated on Williamsport, Pennsylvania's Millionaires Row. It is owned and operated by sisters Gloria Miele, her husband, Jim Wood, and brother-in-law Bob Elion. Your local hosts offer you warmth and hospitality in their gracious accommodations, as well as fine dining in their gourmet restaurant and bar next door to the Inn. Inn interior Peter Herdic was Williamsport's most influential citizen and a foremost lumber baron in the late 1800s. When he arrived, Williamsport had a population of about 2,000. By his death in 1888, he had transformed Williamsport into a thriving lumber capital, some 20,000 citizens strong. Guests may choose from several spacious rooms which offer the charm of a Victorian home. Comfort and relaxation may be enjoyed on the shaded porches or guests may take pleasure in the hustle and bustle of downtown Williamsport which is within walking distance of the Inn. Local attractions include biking, antiquing, museums and a walking tour of the magnificently restored Millionaire's Mansions. This lovely Williamsport lodging, tastefully decorated in the Victorian decor, is an ideal site for relaxing business retreats, family reunions, destination weddings as well as weekend getaways. Inn Amenities and Policies Guests are welcome to use our common areas (parlor, dining room and kitchen table) and the lovely, shaded front porch and we encourage our guests to stroll through downtown Williamsport and along Millionaires Row, both just steps from the front porch of the Inn. Local attractions include biking, antiquing, museums and a walking tours of the Historic District and the Rowley House museum. Policies * Check-in after 3 p.M; Flexible check-out times * Reservations are recommended and can be held with Visa, MasterCard, and Discover * For most reservations, cancellations may be made up to 72 hours before scheduled arrival with no charge * Reservations for large groups or during special events may require a deposit or extended cancellation time * Reservations made for Little League week or for the entire house require a deposit and two-week cancellation time. Amenities * Spacious rooms with private baths * Original silver and brass chandeliers * Exceptional red oak woodwork * Breakfast on the weekends * In-room robes * Complimentary port or sherry * Shaded porches * Free off street parking * Located on Millionaire's Row * Walking distance to museums and art galleries * Walking distance to downtown Williamsport * Walking distance to Lycoming College and Penn College * Complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet Access ... more less