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1863 Inn of Gettysburg
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Fantastic location and good value”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

What sets it apart is it's location, within walking distance of the entire downtown area, multiple restaurants, tourist sites and tour starts. Unless you're looking for luxury or a romantic setting, the 1863 Inn should be at the top of your list.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Our goal here at the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg is to provide a clean, comfortable and well appointed room at a reasonable rate. Every room is equipped with a refrigerator, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and coffee maker. We also offer free internet service and a complimentary continental breakfast. The location can't be beat! It is so nice to be able to park your car and walk to the attractions and area restaurants and taverns. Our staff is always ready to help you plan your visit! We hope that you will join us again if you have the opportunity to come back to Gettysburg. It would be our pleasure. See you soon!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

This hotel is in a perfect location for seeing Gettysburg. We walked up the hill to get the tour bus and to the cemetery and the battlefield there. Walk to town, shops, restaurants, and other museums. Pool was an added plus. Everything well maintained. The young woman at reception was professional and polite and helpful.
Breakfast basic.
would recommend to travelers to Gettysburg

Room Tip: get a room in the back off the street free parking is a plus
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and found your room to be clean and the staff friendly and helpful. You really can't beat the location of the hotel. Just park the car and walk to the attractions. Traffic in Gettysburg can be a challenge at times. We hope that you will come back to see us in the future. It would be our pleasure. Enjoy the rest of your Summer and thank you again for the review. We certainly appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
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Easton, Maryland
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed their for our anniversary on 6/20 and 6/21. I was amazed with our view. It was the perfect place sitting among so much within walking distance. We did more this weekend than we ever did all the other times we've stayed. Mostly because we walked everywhere. Our room was spacious and clean. The staff were all very nice and so helpful. Since we are not big breakfast eaters yours had everything we needed. My husband loved your sausage biscuits n gravy...lol We enjoyed it so much that we signed up for your Loyalty Program and are already trying to figure out when we can come back. It was completely booked the weekend we stayed but yet it was so quiet. Love your place and already have been recommending your hotel to all our friends. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed June 2014
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoy our hotel! We are glad that you found the room to be clean and comfortable and the staff to be friendly and helpful. Our "Loyalty" Program provides our repeat guests with great savings and there are no black out dates-if we have a room-you get the discount! And who doesn't like to save money?! Please come back and see us soon. It would be our pleasure! Thank you again. The staff will be very excited to know that we had another satisfied visitor!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Sorry it has taken awhile to write this review. I stayed at the hotel May 6 and 7. My husband and I have stayed there several times as Loyalty Rewards guests; this time I went alone just to get away for a few days.
I love this hotel. Even when it is full of guests, it still seems quiet compared to other places that we have stayed. It is close to just about everything. I have wanted to see the Jennie Wade House for years and finally got to go there; it is right next door to the hotel.
The breakfast is okay, it offers just about everything a person could want in the morning. I am not a breakfast person, the yogurt and a pastry suited me just fine.
The only thing that was missing was the "goodie" bag that the Loyalty Program guests receive when they check in. I always bring my own water anyway, but this was the first time I didn't get it. If this is a cost-cutting thing, I certainly understand.

Room Tip: The fifth floor is quieter and possibly haunted, but there is a lot of street noise. for some reason...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. I do apologize about the missing Loyalty pack in your room. That pack is provided to all of our Loyalty members. I am not sure why your pack was missing. I will speak to the housekeeping staff and try to find out what may have happened. For future reference, there are packs available at the front desk in the event that one is missing from your room. I am glad that you found your room is be clean and comfortable. That is always important. Thank you again for the review and your loyalty to the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg. Please come back to see us. I promise your Loyalty pack will be in your room on your next visit! See you soon!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We liked this hotel a lot. For location, it can't be beat. Steinwehr Ave is right there across the way. You can walk to the Dobbin House, or Tommy's Pizza, or Gettysburg Eddie's, all highly recommended by us. There are several ice cream places to choose from, and if ghost walks are your thing, Steinwehr is ghost walk central. The purportedly haunted Farnsworth House and all its entertainment options are a short walk the other way.

The parking at the 1863 is ample, something that can't be said for some other lodgings right in the heart of town. The lobby is nice and the people are friendly. This is an older style building, with outdoor corridors. We asked for a quiet room on the top (fifth) floor. Our room was in the back, away from the street noise. Be aware that there is a lot of street noise in Gettysburg! While we were there they were having one of their motorcycle events. It was fun to watch the colorful cycles traveling up and down Baltimore St., but they are loud!

The room itself was very nice, and quiet. The hotel was pretty full at least one of the nights we were there, and we didn't hear anything from the other rooms. The heating/ac is a window unit, which functioned nicely as a white noise machine without being obtrusive, but I don't think we even needed it. One caveat: Don't book a room in the annex building! It's a new building, but the walls there are paper thin. We stayed there on a previous trip a few years ago, and wouldn't book it again.

There were two double beds in the room, which were firm without being hard. We found them very comfortable. The room had good lighting, a nice easy chair, a desk, and a fridge. The bathroom was large and spotless, with a long counter for toiletries and three electrical outlets. Controls in the tub were easy to use and there was plenty of immediate hot water.

The only minor quibbles we had were with the internet, which was just slightly slower than some. It functioned, though, and it wasn't a big problem. Also, the free breakfast is just a bit sub-par compared to what some other hotels offer. There were no waffle machines, just eggos and other toastable stuff, along with danish. They did offer a pre-made wrapped breakfast sandwich with microwave instructions. One day we were there, they had a large crockpot of sausage gravy, with biscuits. You'll find something to eat, and there are quite a few tables.

For comparison purposes, on previous trips to Gettysburg we've stayed at the Choice Suites (new and nice but not really walkable to town); the Dobbin House Bed & Breakfast (spacious suite but inconvenient and limited parking); the Gettysburg Hotel on the Square (again inconvenient parking, and a very noisy room - we could hear the person upstairs turn around in bed); the annex here at the 1863 when it was the Holiday Inn (more paper thin walls); and the Quality Inn on Steinwehr (the worst experience we had - noise and parking problems and an unpleasant guy in charge).

We plan to return in the fall, and this will be our place to stay.

Room Tip: If traffic noise bothers you, ask for a room in the rear.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Thank you wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and plan to return this Fall. We have a great staff here at the hotel. They do their best to make sure that each guest is happy and comfortable. The housekeepers do an excellent job and the rooms are very clean. The Front Desk crew is always available to answer any questions and help you plan your visit. And we can't forget our maintenance staff! They work very hard to make sure that everything is in good working order and the property is well kept. I have had the pleasure of working here for close to 35 years and am very proud of this hotel and the people that make it function every day. We love knowing that we played a part in making our guests visit a memorable one! Thank you again! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

They did a lot of chages - they must of got new beds was there for 2 nights and didn't sleep very well the beds were very uncomfortable. Different TV and not a lot of channels to watch either most of them were news or ads. We have stayed at this hotel ever year for the last 4 years and this was the 1st year we weren't happy with them.

  • Stayed June 2014
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. I am sorry that you could not find a TV channel that was to your liking. We actually offer 60 different channels-everything from news to the Discovery channel plus a ton of others to pick from including a movie channel. So I am a bit surprised. We have the same stations that we have had for at least the past 5 years. Most folks spend their time out and about seeing the beautiful Battlefield but for those that like to watch TV we feel we have a nice selection. Yes the mattresses are new. Some folks like a firm mattress while others like a softer one. We do our best to satisfy everyone but it is very difficult when it comes to mattresses. I do hope that you found the room to be clean and the staff helpful and friendly. Please stop back to see us again. For future reference, there is a clerk on duty 24/7 to take care of any and all concerns our guests may have. They are always happy to assist.

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Norma Herring
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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

My wife and I love going to Gettysburg. We always want to get as close to the action as we can so we don't have to drive and possibly get lost. The 1863 Inn is practically in the center of it all. We walked to the Cemetery and Battlefield. Lots of great places to eat and shop pretty much as soon as you exit the hotel. Our room was wonderful. The bathroom was spacious. Plus we got a pretty good breakfast before our stay ended. The 1863 Inn of Gettysburg will definitely be the place my wife and I choose for our next trip to this historical city.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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normajean16, General Manager at 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and plan to come back to see us again! You can't beat the location of the hotel and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The breakfast is a great way to start your day. We offer a nice selction of goodies! Most folks are looking for something quick and easy so they can go out and see this beautiful little town. Thank you again for the kind words. We certainly appreciate it. Hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Norma Herring
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Property: 1863 Inn of Gettysburg
Address: 516 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2605 (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Gettysburg
#12 Romantic Hotel in Gettysburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — 1863 Inn of Gettysburg 3*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 story Colonial style Hotel with exterior entrances.110 rooms equipped with hair dryers,irons and ironing boards,coffee makers,Free wired hi-speed internet service. Free breakfast for registered Hotel guests. Within walking distance to most major attractions. Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center-1 mile. Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tour Center-next door. Ghost Walk Tours near by. Located 5 blocks from downtown. ... more   less 
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