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“Room with a view.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bavarian Inn

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Bavarian Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Shepherdstown
Certificate of Excellence
Baltimore, MD
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Room with a view.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

My boyfriend and I wanted just an overnight getaway, after the earthquake and hurricane which hit the east coast. I had been to the Bavarian Inn once before, and knew that it should be a quiet place to unwind. The view is beautiful - one of our favorite times was drinking tea on the balcony and just savoring the scenery, occasionally watching a train go over the trestle in the distance. I love Shepherdstown, with it's quaint stores and restaurants. You must check out the Blue Moon Cafe. We sat outside in the garden, with a stream running through it. And the food was good. You can also visit Harper's Ferry, which has Civil War history, and spectacular views, especially where the Shenendoah River meets the Potomac River.
The one downside to this is that I have yet to have a good dining experience at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. We sat outside in a kind of garden, which was nice. But the food that we got was now very appealing. For the price, we should have gotten a far better meal, but the fish was overcooked, and the ribeye steak, which should be fork-tender, was also overcooked and not that good. The restaurants in Shepherdstown saved the day, and I would definitely go back.

Room Tip: Definitely get one of the river view rooms. The extra cost is worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, 25 September 2011
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for sharing your comments with us regarding your recent stay at the Bavarian Inn. We are glad you enjoyed the visit. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment with the dining room. I have passed on your comments to our Executive Chef, and his brigade, so we can work to improve upon that in the future. We do hope to have you back with us so that we can share our passion for high quality food, and change your initial impression of the restaurant. We are now featuring our Wild Game menu through the winter, which may be appealing to your tastes. Thank you again for your comments, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

This was my first stay at the Bavarian Inn and we loved it. The room was very comfortable and clean. THe view of the Potomac River was great. We really enjoyed eating in the restaurant as well. All the choices were excellent.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, 25 September 2011
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for sharing your comments with us and Trip Advisor. We are so glad you enjoyed your first visit, and look forward to welcoming you back for many more.
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

This was my 5th or 6th time staying at the Bavarian Inn. We always get a river view room (I believe it's called River View Luxury) with whirlpool tub and fireplace. The location is wonderful; quiet, but within a short drive (or perhaps 15 minute walk) from the Shepherdstown downtown area. Perhaps we got one of the less desirable rooms, but ours was musty, and when I looked at the AC unit beneath the window, it was moldy inside - yuck! There were a few other things, like missing lightbulbs, cracked tiles and worn carpet, that also needed attention. I really hope they turn this around and I will give the hotel another chance, because Shepherdstown is a great getaway from the Washington DC area, and I think the Bavarian Inn has the best location in Shepherdstown.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, 25 September 2011
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us and Trip Advisor. I am so sorry to hear of the oversights in your room. We take great pride in offerring a quality product with attentive service. We will immediately look into getting the areas mentioned fixed right away. Thank you for bringing these matters to our attention. We do hope to welcome you back to our Inn and Shepherdstown in the near future.
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

Spent 3 days in early Sep 2011 for a wedding reception and a base to visit Civil War sites. This is more of a resort hotel than it is a B&B. Service was excellent, and paid quoted rack rate of $138 for Sunday through Tuesday for a large 2 queen bed suite with a perfect view of the Potomac River. Pool is small but we didn't have time to use it. Convenient to Shepherd University and small but colorful downtown Shepherdstown area.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Shenandoah Valley, VA
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

We have been visiting the Bavarian Inn for weekend get-aways for the past few years and have been impressed by improvements in the property and the service. We have noticed and appreciate the increased presence of the proprietors, the Asam brothers, "on the floor".

We first visited the Bavarian Inn for a special occasion dinner, and the food is what keeps us coming back. Chef Vomand's traditional dinner menu and brunch menu is divine.

On our most recent visit in August, the front desk staff, housekeeping staff, hostesses and waitstaff were friendly and accommodating.

We were booked in a room in the Danube Building for the first time and were concerned about the proximity to the road. The street noise did make using the balcony uncomfortable, but the noise was almost imperceptible from inside the room. Some aspects of the rooms (wallpaper and fixtures) are outdated, but updates (like new carpeting) are being made. The property is always cleaned immaculately.

We do hope the television and programming options can be updated soon.

Room Tip: We have always stayed in a river view room. We prefer the middle chalet and the upper level.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Camp Hill
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

We were again very pleased with our two night stay at the Bavarian Inn on Aug 1 and 2. We were celebrating our 41st anniversary. The room with its wonderful view of the Potomac River was superb: It was very clean and very nicely decorated. The food and service at breakfast and dinner were great, as usual. The staff, including the housekeeper, Allison, was very helpful, friendly, and customer oriented. We have been staying at the Bavarian Inn for over 30 years and we have never been disappointed. The Bavarian Inn is a 4 star hotel and restaurant at a reasonable price. We highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: River front rooms
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Westminster, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

This was our second stay at the Bavarian Inn; it was as great as the first. Not only is the Inn clean and comfortable upon arrival, the housecleaning staff keeps it that during the entire stay. And then its on to the food - you can not get better food anywhere; well prepared and generous portions; and the wait staff is top notch.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Bavarian Inn
Address: 164 Shepherd Grade Rd, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Region: United States > West Virginia > Shepherdstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Shepherdstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bavarian Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River in Historic Shepherdstown West Virginia on 11 acres. The Bavarian Inn is a AAA Four Diamond Award Winning Dining Room and Hotel Accommodations. Most rooms have breathtaking river views from private balconies, whirlpool baths, and gas fireplaces. Fine German and Continental Cuisine. Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence". Casual Dining and Cocktails in the Rathskellar or on the outdoor garden patio. Walking distance to downtown Shepherdstown and great shopping. Golf Packages available with neighboring and private Cress Creek Country Club. Open 365 days per year. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bavarian Hotel Shepherdstown
Bavarian Inn Shepherdstown
Bavarian Restaurant

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