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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
Historical Traveler Reviews Clarion Inn Historic Strasburg Inn
Stayed at the Netherlands Inn and Spa for three nights in mid-March. We greatly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this property for anyone considering a vacation in the Lancaster/PA Dutch Country area. First, the property itself was lovely: wonderful views of the surrounding farmland, peace and quiet, and the rooms were located in several attractive buildings. We had a room with two queen beds in building #3. All rooms in this building appear to be of equal size. Our room was quite large, and the bathroom was similarly large. A sink both inside and outside of the bathroom made it easier to get ready in the morning at the same time. Lovely view from the room. The room was quite clean, though the beds were a bit worn. This did not detract from our comfort in any major way.
Netherlands Inn & Spa
We recently stayed at the Netherlands INn. We found it to be a decent place to stay. Room was clean (unlike other reviews given) and tidy. No problems there. Staff was helpful.
After talking with some of the staff, we found out that the Netherlands Inn had taken over the Historic Strasburg Inn in June 2004...so it hasn't been very long to improve the surroundings. From what we were told, the Netherlands Inn is scheduled for a remodel/makeover in Winter 2005...so hopefully this will improve the rooms and update them (which they need).
The Bistro food and breakfast are very good!
The Spa is also very good and relaxing.
I would say that the Netherlands Inn is worth checking out, especially in 2005, after renovations.
We came to town for a wedding. The groom's mother had blocked out 10 rooms in July for us. In August we called and they did not have the rooms. It took calls from the groom's mother and each individual family group to the hotel in order to get the aloted rooms. Each family group was placed in seperate areas, and we all did not have rooms. Two families had to make up to a three hour drive home at 9 Oclock at night. One of the rooms had black mold on one wall, and an odor. Another was given a room with double bed and no refrigerator instead of the arranged king and refrigerator. The telvisions were old. The pipes were squeaky, and the water temperature was poorly regulated. The water in the pool was green. The maid came to the door at 8:30 am to clean up the room, check out was at 11 am.
Traveling to the Lancaster area with three of my office colleagues for a wedding, we were told that we "just had" to stay at the Netherlands Inn and Spa, so we were all looking forward to a weekend of relaxation and pampering in an old historic hotel. Because we wanted our visit to be special, we booked the deluxe suite. How disappointed we were when we opened the door to our room and found a dirty toilet, unvacuumed floors, dirty bathroom throw run, a spider nest on an inside door, beds sloppily made with faded spreads...absolutely nothing to recommend the room. The water pressure was erratic; the TVs were definitely historic. The morning we were to depart one of our party went to the hot tub, only to discover that it was locked until 10AM. Since checkout was at 11, guests are obviously not encouraged to enjoy that amenity on the morning of departure. When we tried to contact the front desk, we could get no answer, so finally we walked to the lobby to see if we could get any assistance. Eventually someone came to clean the toilet and replace the dirty run, but that was all.
Right from the start, avoid this place, PERIOD. Our "vacation" started on a Thursday morning. My wife and I wanted to get away just for a few days. We pulled up the Netherlands on the internet, and agreed it looked like a nice place to enjoy the village of Strasburg from. A call was placed, and we were offered a two-night package in a suite with a jacuzzi. the package included breakfast each morning, a dinner for two in the "Bistro", the hotel's restaurant, 2 tee-shirts with the hotel's logo on it, and a frisbee. The price was right, and we packed and made the trek out there from North Jersey.
I just spent a weekend with my husband and 7-year-old daughter at the Netherlands Inn. On the positive side, the grounds were very attractive with lots of grassy areas for the adults to relax and children to run around, seating scattered throughout the property, a playground and a small but nice pool and hot tub area. The restaurant was excellent - one of the best salmon dinners I ever had, and pretty reasonably priced. Service was exceptional. They also have a pretty good children's menu. However, this very old hotel needs a major updating of the rooms and infrastructure. The first night, I turned on a lamp and it tripped the circuit breaker. We were without electricity for about 40 minutes waiting for a technician, as the front desk clerk had no idea where the circuit breakers were. It was impossible to get a warm shower as the water temperature kept changing. It was also impossible to regulate the room temperature as the air conditioner did not consistently blow the same temperature. In addition, there was no overhead lighting in the room, only a few small lamps which did not provide enough light for reading. Also, if you like to work out on vacation, don't be deceived by the advertisements of the brand new spa. While the spa itself is new, the excercise facility is a small, musty room with just one bike and treadmill. Overall, we liked the location, property and restaurant, but the hotel really needs some work.
We visited the Netherland's Inn and Spa in Strasburg, PA in June 2004 and were very pleased. We were in town attending the Thomas the Tank Engine appearance at the Strasburg Railroad and were thrilled to find out that the Inn had a shuttle to the event! Believe me, parking was impossible and the shuttle was a fantastic convenience.
Very nice country inn
My family stayed here for the Day out with Thomas event in Strasburg, PA. This inn, now called the Netherlands Inn and Spa, was called the Strasburg Historic Inn. The Inn added a full spa that is small but lovely in the back of the hotel. They also have some large ballrooms for weddings. We had a lovely room with two queen beds and spacious bathroom. The place was clean and the food at the Bistro in the hotel was very good with interesting presentations. The pool area was clean and roomy. They provided towels by the pool. There was a jacuzzi and sauna but we did not get a chance to use it. Overall, I would receommend this place. Ask for the AAA rate since it is not that inexpensive. We paid $134 for a Friday night stay during peak season.
We spent 2 nights at the Historic Strasburg Inn this past weekend. The price was $129.00 per night for a standard double bed room. The desk clerk informed us that the Inn recently has been taken over by new owners. They did not give us a discount for AAA membership as we were told that this was a "special rate." There is no longer a complimentary copy of USA today provided. The room was quite average and nothing more than what one would expect from a typical motel room. The website describes handmade floral wreaths and doilies. None in our room. No hardwood flooring as in the photo. The wallpaper in the bathroom was starting to peel. There was not enough light in the room. Impossible to read in bed. One of the lamps was unplugged and we couldn't plug it in without unplugging the TV and VCR. Only one small window. The walls were pretty thin. We were told that the Washington House is no longer open for fine dining. All that remains is the By George Tavern, which only offers light fare and a limited number of entrees. It does not provide any entertainment except in the summer months. One room of the tavern has 2 big screen TV's on the wall. A football game was on at the time we were there. If you want less noise and a nicer ambience, request the inner room by the fireplace. Website describes the food as sumptuous. Food and service was merely adequate. Flavor of French onion soup was overwhelmed by the large number of mushrooms in the soup and didn't have enough bread and cheese. Pieces of "grilled chicken" in the caesar salad were bland and tasted like Perdue shortcuts and did not taste marinated or grilled. Waitress disappeared after handing us our entrees and didn't reappear until we were nearly finished. Most of the other servers seemed to be more attentive to their clientele, so we just got stuck with the bad one. On the positive side, the grounds are lovely and spacious and a trip in the warmer months would allow a visitor to use the many outdoor, strategically- placed seating arrangements overlooking the countryside. There is plenty of parking.