Quality Inn Gettysburg Motor Lodge
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day 44 We are off to Gettysburg via Philadelphia. Up and into the bathroom for that hot wake up shower. Turn the very strange tap and the water gushes out. As the drain drains slowly, the water is still cold with the bath a quarter full of water in it. I check the basin water and it's the same temp- cold. On the phone again. Sir, what do you mean …
... place must really be hopping during harvest time.
I don't really feel like putting on a lot of miles today. I've got a lot of stuff going through my head right now, and it seems like, sitting on a comfortable chair at Subway, staring out at the street is a good way to sort things out.
I'd really rather eat something original on my hikes rather than some fast food chain... but I'm on a tight budget, and Subway's 2.50 $ sub is hard to pass ...
... out of town on the northeast side, through the Lutheran Seminary. When I pass the musuem-house where General Lee's headquarters was, I figure I should check to see how much it costs--as I haven't entered a single museum here. Just my luck--it's free... so I take my time browsing through the mementos and relics... the weapons, the gear... the office where Lee made his plans...
Then I continue one up the ...
... paint the Southerners as all evil villians. If you want to bring the country back together, you have to show respect to the men who fought on both sides.
I suppose the idea is to provide the families of the fallen with a monument dedicated to the sacrifice of their loved ones. Personally I would rather an apology and acknowledgement that the whole thing was a dumb mistake... But I know that won't happen. Putting soldiers of past wars on a pedestal is a great tool ...
... down the road the markers begin: such and such regiment or cavalry had a skirmish here... I'm looking forward to really thinking over this whole Civil War thing and how it's portrayed in the history books... but I'm going to save that until I wander around the famous battlefield of Gettysburg...
Finally up over a ridge, and there it is: the climax of this sidetrip of my ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Quality Inn Gettysburg Motor Lodge
We stayed at the Quality Inn for 2 nights, July 10 and 11, 2004. We loved it. It was very clean. We didn't have to drive anywhere. We just parked at the hotel and could walk to town. The only thing we didn't know was that during the summer the indoor pool is closed unless it is raining out. We happened to get there when there was a motorcycle convention. We loved it, the motorcycles had a parade right in front of our hotel. There were hundreds of them. The kids loved it. I would recommend the Quality Inn Gettysburg Motor Lodge!
No, Lincoln didn't sleep here but I did! The Quality Inn Motor Lodge certainly does live up to its name - quality! This place is great - location is not to be beat. Besides being next to the Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center (actually, it's about a 5-10 minute walk up a decent incline), it's within walking distance of a myriad of historic homes, restaurants, gift shops, museums, etc. etc. but since it's at the end of Steinweher Ave., it does not get as much pedestrian sidewalk traffice as do the other hotels on this street. The room accommodations were right up to par - no complaints! Housekeeping was right on target, replenishing everything that needed to be replaced and keeping the room rather spotless. The Victorian Breakfast Cottage offered very tasty foods for its continental breakfast even though it appears that the same varieties of foods are offered every morning. Parking spaces are reserved - one per room - and thus you always park near your room. I had a second floor room with a terrific view of the pool and museum across the street. They even provide two outdoor chairs per room for sitting and enjoying the view. Reservations which had been made 51 weeks in advance were honored and found, and although the room wasn't ready when we arrived at the hotel, it was ready as promised ... within an hour. I'd stay here each and every visit, as long as I actually could get a reservation here - that's the only problem, it's very popular. So while I'm not Lincoln, I did feel quite presidential at this QI!
The Gettysburg Quality inn motor lodge is a great place to stay, clean and very friendly staff, every time we are in gettysburg we stay there.
I stayed in one of the rooms with 3 double beds, (this is a good idea for traveling family's), although that is about the only good thing I can say about the hotel. The Desk clerks are rude & unhelpful. When I did have a problem with one of the beds I was told it would be taken care of. But to my dismay it wasn't & I was basically blown off after that. Corporate Hdqtrs said I had to deal with the hotel since they're privately owned. Well that was totally useless. The never called back like they said they would. I had to keep calling them. Not until I advised them I was going to talk to an Attorney did the General Mgr. ( who I talked with before) finally agreed to refund 1 night. (I stayed 2). He then told me next time I might be better staying somewhere else. Well thats not a problem. I will never stay here again & I will advise anyone I know about how I was poorly treated & not to stay there if they want my opinion.
Great stay at Quality Inn
We are very glad we made the choice of staying at the Quality Inn Motor Lodge. Very clean and spacious rooms. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Most of the points of interest, the visitor information center, shopping and great places to eat were within walking distance. Would highly recommend.
Can't beat this location!
A clean, affordable, and comfortable place to stay, maybe a little better than average, but the location is perfect! Visitor's center is just across a parking lot, and it's an easy walk to the National Cemetery, Cyclorama Center, lots of good battlefield sites, shops, restaurants, and other attractions. We parked our car in front of our room and didn't use it again until the day we departed. Especially nice on busy weekends when driving around and looking for parking spaces is a bit stressful, or if you have kids and don't want to be herding them in and out of your car all day.
Stayed here July 8-10, 2003 in a king/whilrpool room with private balcony (w/2 chairs) overlooking outdoor pool. Four windows (that had screens & actually opened for a breath of fresh air!) with privacy curtains kept us from having that closed-in feeling of most hotel/motel rooms. Our room was large enough to feel comfortable & open. AC worked great. Bed was perfectly comfortable (but we asked for an extra pillow); furnishings - tables, chairs, dresser & chest - offered seating space for 2 people to be very comfortable & had more than enough clothing storage; good lighting w/4 lamps in the room; bench in lighted entry hall; ample closet space; comfortably large bath with mirrored door; hair dryer; coffee maker; iron & ironing board; staff friendly & helpful; housekeeping well-done & unobtrusive; all-around, a really nice room with no negatives. We anticipated a lot of noise due to the pool, but even sitting on our balcony so close to the pool was pleasant because the pool guests, adults, teens & children, were just playful, not annoyingly loud. Tour buses were there throughout our stay, but the groups were great & no more noticeable than any other guests. Apparently this is a non-smoking motel(?), but most, if not all, rooms have either a balcony or covered entry access so smokers like myself won't find it an inconvenience. [Smoker to smoker tip: those little empty canisters your film came in?-put out your cigarette & stow the butt in the canister til you can dispose of it properly.] The motel property adjoins the Battlefield & an easy walk of 5-10 minutes puts you at the Park Service Visitor Center, the site of Pickett's Charge, museums, restaurants, shops, etc. The motel is on Steinwehr Ave, convenient for evening strolls along the ave. for window shopping, a drink, ice cream or people-watching. The complimentary continental breakfast is available in a cottage on the grounds. If coffee, juice, milk, bagels, toast, danish & cereal are your taste, it's great. For a full hot breakfast try "Dunlap's" on Buford. My last hotel stay was at Caesar's in Tahoe NV in June 2003, & while not quite as upscale in some minor respects, this Quality Inn was as pleasant & comfortable in every way as the resort hotel. We won't consider a different motel for our future Gettysburg trips.
My husband and I love Gettysburg and our previous visits have been wonderful, however on our last visit the Quality Inn on Steinwehr Ave. booked a tour bus of very loud troublesome young people who purchased cap guns and poceeded to "shoot" each other from early morning till well after dark. They ran all over the property shouting and screaming. The bus was parked paralell to our room and took up seceral parking spots as well as our own and idled for ten minutes at a time, filling our room with fumes. These were not children, they were about 15-16 years old and old enough to know better. Chaperones were no where to be found and upon complaining at the desk (in a very nice way) we were told, sorry, we have no security, find a different parking spot, we can't do too much about it, etc. Upon our checkout, the motel did remove one night's charges from our bill but I would never stay there again, I will use the motels that don't book rowdy tours. We do plan to return for our fifth visit to Gettysburg in the late spring and we are very much looking forward to spending more time in this beautiful historic town. We love the restaurants, shops, people, attractions but most of all the history.
Perfect for a larger family
The Quality Inn Gettysburg Motor Lodge is perfect for larger families.
They have rooms with 3 double beds. When our children were younger it was perfect for our vacation. We didn't have to worry about them in another room and we didn't have to be concerned with roll away beds.
We're visiting there again this year and requested a 3 double bed room even though our children are almost grown now. It was clean, close to the pool and to other attractions and restaurants.
Great place to stay!
We stayed at the Quality Inn Motor Lodge in Gettysburg in April 2003 while on my son's class trip. The thing that impressed me most was it was so clean! The rooms were surprisingly large and the kids loved the indoor pool (they also have a nice outdoor pool). The Inn is right across the street from the wax museum and within walking distance to the battlefield and downtown Gettysburg. The free contintental breakfast is served in a small historic house at the back of the property. I highly recommend this Quality Inn to anyone wanting clean, convenient lodging with indoor/outdoor pools at a reasonable price.