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William Faulkner said, "The past is never dead. It isn't even past." If you don't believe that, all you have to do is visit Gettysburg National Military Park. As you all know, it is a memorial to the Battle of Gettysburg, considered one of the turning points in the American Civil War. Believe it or not, the Civil War isn't over. Some thoughts later …
... with white rice. Good. Marie had Shrimp toast - much more generous with the shrimp than at home and Chicken with cashews - much sweeter sauce than at home. Gab had shrimp with snow peas and Chey shrimp fried rice.
I took a few photos of houses on the way home and we were home before dark.
I did some more blog. We heard a few fireworks after dark but didn't see any. In bed about 11 but took ages to get to ...
... bought them when we went to the museum) in your car and drive and it tells you what happened on that part of the field on each day of the battle and also describes the various monuments which have been erected to various armies,battalions, corps and units as well as generals etc. Some of the sculptures and monuments are very beautiful. The commentary was interesting but we got a bit out of synch missing a ...
... and woods and farmhouses and barns. The towns are pretty too with mostly wooden two storey houses with very few fences between the houses.
We had breakfast at the Country Kitchen Restaurant (Taneytown's oldest restaurant). It was Thrifty Thursday so food was even cheaper than usual. All the adults had eggs and bacon with toast and homefries while Chey had a pancake. Gabrielle and I had ...
... 200 of them marched two days to join the older confederate soldiers. Seven (?) of them were killed in the battle. With so many thousands of deaths in the Civil War, this was a small loss of men, but it was a huge windfall for The Virginia Military Institute who have used the story to recruit patriots to their freshman class ever since.
The MUST SEE museum if you like Civil War history is Gettysburg. We stopped there on our way from Washington, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGettysburg Hotel
Great location, nice rooms, AWESOME PILLOWS!!!!!!!, love the parking garage. Theres a bar which was very nice, soda machines an ice makers on each floor. Cleaning lady was very nice, front desk ppl were nice. All round great place to stay.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gettysburg Hotel
Had a great stay!
Stayed at the Gettysburg hotel on July 7th, 2004. The staff was friendly and very helpful when we called to make the reservations and while we were at the hotel. We stayed in a less expensive suite for $94 and were quite comfortable. One bedroom had two twin beds, plenty of closet space and a TV, the other had a double bed with TV. (our remote also worked on the kid's TV, which came in handy as we told them the hotel was haunted) All beds were very comfortable, had a GREAT night's sleep. We also had a fridge and microwave. Everything was very clean. The parking is free, just bring your garage ticket to the front desk and they validate it!
We picked up the Auto Tour CD and guide right at the front desk which was great as it was our first time in Gettysburg.
Location in town central to all. I was worried about some of the older reveiws and ended up glad I picked this hotel.
Have had much better accomod. for less$
Let me first start by saying that the location of the Gettysburg hotel is probably the best thing going for it. I also have to say that a couple of the front desk people and the waitress in the bar were great. But, there was also a person at the front desk who did not have a smile for any one nor did she make us feel welcome.
Unfortunately, the web site we had visited said free parking...WRONG! If you want to park in the garage located behind/beside the hotel, it's $7.75/ day.
The "Suite" we booked consisted of two tiny rooms. The bedroom had a double bed and a 3 drawer dresser and was about 10'X10'. It did have two closets. The living room was about the same size with a double sofa sleeper and another dresser.
The suite only had ONE mirror and that was above the bathroom sink. NO FULL LENGTH MIRROR ANY WHERE. The light in the bathroom was so dim that it was impossible to apply any makeup properly. ...and if the bathroom was occupied, well you didn't have a mirror at all.
HOUSEKEEPING...This was horrible. Not having a trash can in the bedroom, we had put some snack wrappers on the bottom shelf of the night stand. They stayed there the whole 4 evenings we were there. Also, there were a few pcs of debris on the carpet which never was swept. In the bathroom, we had accidently spilled something on the floor. That stayed there the whole time also. The counter by the coffee maker was not wiped off for 2 days.
Probably one of our biggest dissapointments was the fact that the hotel advertises rooms decorated in period furnishings. Again, this was any thing but true. Our room had furnishings that were dated and worn, but not period by any means.
The view out our windows was the black roof top of part of the same building. Nothing else was visible.
I guess for about $150.00 a night, we expected something much bigger/nicer.
Very disappointed in the cleanliness of this hotel. A friend and I stayed here for the Boyd's Bear Jamboree. We had a "suite" with 2 double beds, one of which was a fold out couch. The pillows for the fold out had long dark hairs on the cases leading us to believe that the linens for this bed had not been attended to. The tiled areas of the floor (wet bar and bathroom) were covered with tiny ants on our second night -we had noticed just a couple the first night. They sent a houseman with a spray bottle and rag to take care of them?!!! Needless to say, we slept with ants. There was no coffee service upon check-in-and the carpet was covered in crumbs. The room was also very noisy---other rooms showers sounded like our own and a lot of doors opening and closing all night. They gave us a 10% adjustment upon check out. The location was excellent, but it was not at all what I was expecting from a Best Western.
Beautiful hotel! This was the biggest room (and least expensive) on our recent two week vacation. Great location for shopping and seeing town sites.
BW Gettysburg Hotel
Great Hotel! Stayed there 1/9 -1/12 04 was in rm. 514 facing the square. Room was definitely HAUNTED... Was pushed 2x by nothing, friend had glasses knocked out of hands, later photos developed showed many ORBS in the room. Had loads of fun all around the town. Service was good and friendly. The only thing negative was the parking garage. A fee was charged every time we went in of out.
Must stay Gettysburg
Wonderful hotel. Historic, large rooms. Very friendly staff. Try for a room that overlooks the square.
Always a great stay!
We have stayed at the Best Western Gettysburg Hotel 4 times in the last 5 years. The rooms were large and tastefully decorated. The history in this hotel is astounding. The location is the best in town. The hotel is within a block of the Lincoln Diner which is our favorite place to eat. The biggest disappointment at the hotel is the dining room. Too upscale and expensive. There are just too many other places to dine at a better price in the immediate area. We have never paid for parking because it is free. There is a garage and you take your ticket to the front desk to have it stamped. We always try to book there when we come to Gettysburg every year or two.
Stay here but keep room location in mind
This hotel had a great location and a definite look and feel of history. The rooms were large and about what you would expect. We would recommend this hotel with one BIG CONDITION...do not get a room overlooking the main road. We were up all night with large trucks going by our window. Stay here but insist on a room in the back.
Best Service & History
EXCELLENT!! The History of the hotel is fantastic, staff went above and beyond. If you want to have a fantastic stay, this is the hotel. The restaurant and pub are great! What a Ballroom, a must see!
Historic Yes: Outstanding:No
We chose this hotel because we prefer upscale accomodations-it was O.K., nothing more. Be forewarned--parking is $7 a night! Didn't eat at hotel restaurants---too gourmet and overpriced. Linens in bathroom had dirt marks on them, plastic cups in bath. Newspapers always gone from lobby (supposed to be "free" but NOT delivered to you--get up before 5 a.m.) Coffee in the lobby served in cheapie paper water cups, fell apart, no lids. Only a single sink in our "luxury suite," with four tiny drawers for clothes. We paid $140 a night, kept thinking of what we could have had in Vegas for that rate. Friends of ours stayed at a Quality Inn-at least they had a freebie continental Bfast with china cups for coffee! We won't return to this resort again.