AmishView Inn & Suites
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Swimming pool
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking rooms
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Historical Traveler Reviews AmishView Inn & Suites Bird in Hand
Amish View- Clean rooms, Hot Bkfst, $$$
We just returned from 2 nites at the Amish View Inn & Suites in Lancaster County PA. It was quite nice - very new, clean & nicely decorated- not the usual horrid 70's motif that you usually see in PA. Our room was clean, nice dk. wood furniture (kinda crowded the room). Price was higher than the other places but this place offers a hot breakfast every morning. Indoor pool (small)the staff was ok- had a little dispute over why we were charged for a 3 year old meal when the restaurant said under age 4 - he ate for free but we pre paid in our meal plan. ??I still feel we were over charged and I will follow up later. Front desk staffers had a fake smile and a rehersed "NO" in monotone answer when I asked for discount coupons for Dutch Wonderland. Oh well- Next time I'll book ahead and try the Willows. This place was not giving me the "warm Fuzzys" and it felt like they catered to the "older crowd with no kids"
Second Time is a Charm
We just returned from our week long vacation June 4-11, 2005 at the Amish View Inn and Suites. We really loved it! Stayed here during Thanksgiving last year for 4 days, but it was not long enough. The rooms are gorgeous and the view from our room was absolutely stunning. We enjoyed the breakfast every day. The staff was very friendly. We would highly recommend this hotel.
In two weeks, my children and I traveled through 5 states and stayed at 6 different hotels, some of which were well-known hotel chains. The quaint Amish View Inn & Suites was by far the most impressive. I was impressed from the moment we walked into the lobby which resembled a country living room. The front desk staff was very pleasant and helpful. I completely fell in love with the room - the furniture, decor, and the amenities (Bath & Body Works soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotions). We were able to take advantage of their special winter mid-week package which was my initial draw to the inn, but upon arriving, I felt I was in a luxury hotel and should have been paying way more. They were also able to provide excellent discounts with surrounding restaurants and stores. We checked in during the evening, so we weren't able to fully appreciate what we were about to awaken to in the morning. The view out of our window was simply breathtaking! It was a wide open field with farms in the horizon, clear sky, and flocks of birds flying. All the other services combined to make our stay pleasurable. The indoor pool, arcade, fitness, and laundry rooms were in close vicinity of each other so I was able to supervise my children while doing laundry. The breakfast was again far superior to the other hotels- made-to-order omelettes, baked oatmeal, array of meats, pastries, fruits, cereals, and beverages. Complimentary cookies were also available as well as movies in the lobby. We felt right at home. I usually don't take photos of hotels, but I definitely took a few shots during our stay there. We definitely want to return to Lancaster and Amish View Inn & Suites will definitely be where we'll be staying!
Large Rooms (Deluxe King), Comfortable Bed, etc...
My relatives (3/20 & 3/21) and my husband and I (3/21) just experienced staying at this wonderful getaway located in Bird-in-Hand for a reunion. Amish View Inn & Suites is highly recommended and exceeded all our expectations. Absolutely breathtaking, picturesque view of open farmlands outside the window where breakfast is served. Beautiful, well-kept furniture, very comfortable bed (we personally slept in a Deluxe King room). I did not know to request a room with the view of the farmlands (it was my mistake to assume the whole Inn would have views of farmlands), so we had a view of the walkway towards the Plain & Fancy Country Store facing the parking lot instead. I could have requested another room, but was just too tired from the drive to ask, and we were in a rush to tour the area. Still, we could still enjoy the farmlands view and the sun in the morning while eating breakfast. The breakfast offered delicious hot items, such as baked oatmeal, bacon, made-to-order omelettes, cinammon buns, and potatotes. Also, fruit, yogurt, breads, bagels, variety of drinks, as well as flavored cocoa and coffee. It was very filling and the best breakfast we had out of 3 different lodgings this past week.
+Parking, Staff, & Convenience+
The parking lot is lighted and free. The staff are friendly and helpful. If anyone plans to return to this Inn or any of the Bird-in-Hand family of Inns, Suites, etc., request a V.I.P. card to be stamped for a discount certificate after so many stays at either of their listed lodgings. The V.I.P. card also entitles you to local coupons. We had the Midweek Package that included dinner in the price at Plain & Fancy Restaurant, which was very convenient. The food there was very good family-style restaurant (meaning, everyone on the table passes the food around and serve themselves). The brown buttered noodles and many of the items served were delicious, as well as the shoo-fly pie and cheesecake with vanilla ice cream. There was more than enough served for anyone who wanted seconds. The Inn's complimentary internet station in the lobby for guests to search the internet or check their e-mails is also convenient, but we were too busy soaking in the Lancaster sights that I did not have time to use it. Checking-in and checking-out was a simple and quick process.
+Deluxe King Room Amnenities+
The Bath & Body Works shampoo, conditioner, and soap were luxury touches that smelled so fresh and natural. The white, fluffy, thirsty towels and wash cloths were also very soft (I even took down the 800# on the label to call the towel company later to see if I could purchase them for my own bath!). The hairdryer worked well and was of good quality. There was a kitchenette area consisting of a small refrigerator, sink area, and coffee maker, but we did not need them. The faucets were new and very nice to handle. The side chair, sofa, and large coffee table in the room were very convenient, as well as the DVD player. I was also glad to see that there was even a Holy Bible inside the night stand drawer.
It was a blessing to stay there! I would recommend this lodging to Christians and church groups. We felt comfortable praying before our breakfast and spending some time afterward reading from the Bible and discussing the Gospel of Jesus Christ openly without anyone saying anything. We would choose to lodge at Amish View Inn & Suites again in the future (God willing).
Amish View Inn and Suites
Just returned and had to write while its still fresh in my mind...had a great time here and staff was super friendly..so much so that woman at front desk sat in lobby with me on New Years Eve and talked!!!! Rooms were very nice, clean, furnished with all the modern necessities, iron, micro, fridge, hairdryer...a really nice place and will return here again next year.
A Room with a View
We were blessed with a HUGE room, in a new hotel for our recent stay at AmishView Inn and Suites. Fireplace in the room was nice and romantic. The room was gorgeous and very spacious, and was met with lots of oohs and aahs.
The view of the Amish countryside was spectacular. We had an Amish farm view right outside our window.
Breakfast was good and quite a selection. Never had a problem with any of the food the 4 days we were there. Omelets made to order and I loved their baked oatmeal. It is a very busy place but we didn't have any trouble getting seating or service.
Only complaint was the adjoining Plain and Fancy Farm restaurant was disappointing ... too greasy and heavy for those of us used to a low fat diet. However this had nothing to do with the hotel.
All in all our stay was delightful and would recommend this place highly.
Everything was good, except for...
...two things marred our recent stay at the Amish View (Nov. 2004):
1) the breakfast
The country breakfast that's included in the price of the accommodations was mediocre at best. The waffles were runny, the bacon was limp and greasy and the coffee was weak. When we arrived for breakfast, we soon realized there weren't enough seats for all the guests, which leads me to negative point
2) the other guests
My husband had placed his hat by a table for us to eat our not-so-great breakfast, but when we went to our table, another woman had taken the table and refused to give it up to us. When I went to sit down somewhere else, I was abruptly told the seat underneath me was "taken." Long story short, we ended up eating part of our breakfast on top of a trashcan. Upscale? Hardly.
If you're looking for a beautiful place to stay, you likely cannot do better in the area than the Amish View. Just watch out for the food and other guests--they may ruin your stay like they did for us.
Wonderful place to stay and relax
A church group of 28 (mostly seniors) stayed two nights (Oct 5 & 6).
Everyone enjoyed their stay here. I (the tour leader) had no complaints from anyone. Indeed, to many, this hotel was the highlight of the church group tour.
A nice upscale family friendly place
visited early summer and will be staying again in december. new hotel w/nice size rooms that have new furniture & comfortable beds. indoor pool-very clean. breakfast, which is included, is serve yourself & very pleasant.
stay with a package plan-the tax is included & is a good deal considering the meals are for millers & plain & fancy-which they can make reservations for.
we have been visiting a couple times a year-early summer & december for the christmas festivities(hershey's christmas candylane is great for young kids-pay one price or get tickets for the kids going on rides, adults are free!!)and amishview has become our favorite place. many hotels are dated or very much big box economy motels-this is a welcome change of pace.
Fantastic place to stay
The Amish View Inn is fantastic place to stay.
Breakfast is made to order. Rooms have everything you need and more. The staff is
extremely courteous and friendly. The view
is definitely great. Will definitely return.
TripAdvisor Reviews AmishView Inn & Suites Bird in Hand
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Well after a magnificent stay in Niagara we hit the road again. Loved the falls, was just fantastic.
the drive today started early, we had to go through customs again to get back Into America, can only happen to me, the machine broke down at the station I was at, ended up having quite a chat to the officer while we waited for it to come back up again, he told me he would like to swop places with me and go to Australia. I tried to do a deal ...
Our driver and friend, Bill Krouse, picked us up at home and drove us to Dulles Airport in Virginia. We left home about 2:30 pm and arrived at Dulles Airport at about 5:00 pm. The traffic wasn't too bad. We ate dinner at Old Dominion Brewing Company in the airport. The next stop is ...
... kept and the yards are so neat. The horses are in great condition and look so content.
We arrived in Lancaster around lunch time but discovered a Burlington Coat Factory (they have more than coats ie. clothing for everyone, shoes, linen etc.). Lisa was in heaven in the coat section, so many to choose from. Louise bought another top, Judith got some kids things and Margaret got some "intimate apparel"!!!!!!!! ...
Saying goodbye to the family, we signed our life away with Adventures on Wheels and jumped into our camper - Jersey - home for the next five weeks. Being late in the afternoon, we only had enough time to drive to our new favourite store, Walmart, for supplies and then to our campsite in Wharton State Forest. That was probably enough time driving on the right-hand side of the road for day one anyway.
At the campsite there was no one around and we cooked ...
... t bother with the trip.
We had had a great Amish farm meal when we were in Indiana, so we headed off to Plain & Fancy for an Amish Farm Feast lunch. This time, instead of individual tables, everyone sat at long tables, so we had an older local couple on our table, and a young couple from Ireland. The next couple of hours passed really quickly with good company and great food.