Colton Motel

Address: 232 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States | Motel
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This motel, located on 232 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, is near Gettysburg Cyclorama, Shriver House Museum, American Civil War Museum, and Ghosts of Gettysburg.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsColton Motel Gettysburg

    Reviewed by sarrdh

    Spartan at best

    Reviewed Jul 19, 2013
    by (22 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Proximity to downtown Gettysburg was good. The people were very nice. Make sure to ask for a room away from the washing machine. No, wait... Do not stay there!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Colton Motel Gettysburg

    Great Get-away


    This was a last minute decision to visit the battlefields. My 13 & 15 yr. old grandchildren had never been to Gettysburg.I called made a reservation,went & had a great time. The rooms were very clean,staff very courteous, and the manager,Andrew, was very helpful with information as to what was going on around town for the weekend. He also gave very good ideas as to where to take the kids on the battlefield to get the most information on life as it was back then.

    Yes, when we go again we will be calling the Colton for our reservations. It is a small motel but has that family atmosphere that so many of the bigger motels are lacking.

    Carol & Gary , Sidman,Pa.

    A good value with a touch of down home friendly


    Thanks to Andrew at the Colton our two days in Gettysburg were very restful and relaxing. Our room was very clean, comfortable with plenty of hot water for showers. Andrew gave us the feeling of home away from home that I have yet to see from the chain motels and hotels.

    A Great Motel


    The Colton Motel is a great motel in Gettysburg. This is located almost on the battlefield, and by a lot of the gift shops, touring buses and stations. The manager will help you if you have any questions and/or comments. I also believe they have a fair and reasonable price. The staff is great and you are in good hands.

    Great place


    We had a wonderful stay! The manager saved our family vacation!!! We are returning to Gettysburg this August and we will return to the Colton. It's quiet, clean, and cozy. Thank you Andrew!!

    Colton Manager the best


    Have stayed at the Colton in the past. Great location. Reminds me of the

    type of motels that I stayed at in the 50s and 60s. The best feature of the

    motel is the manager. He is very friendly and helpful. I have enjoyed several

    long conversations with him about what to see, what is happening around

    town. He has always been willing to spend time with me or other family

    members staying with me.

    Love This Place


    My Family and i Have stayed at this Motel For many years now, and it only seems to get better each time we are there,,,,My Son and i travel there at least once a year now, and always stay at the colton, ,It is located right in the middle of everything, we seldom need to drive while we are there,,all the major attractions are located nearby, it is extreamly quiet, and its located right where the union army was in the battle{several monuments right behind the motel prove this}

    The manager is a fantastic guy that would do anything to make your stay comfortable and happy ,hes full of information and gladly helps those needing/wanting it,,,I am a civil war fanatic, and no matter how many times i go to gettysburg, i will always stay at the colton,,they have clung to the old standards of keeping the customers happy, and providing all they can,,i hope they keep it up,and never leave to sell out to the bigger more impersonal hotel/motels that have come into that area,,,its a great motel if you have kids, or a large family,,they have at least 2 units that can accomidate 5 or more, which was a God send when i traveled with all 4 children and friends,,,Please,,,Make this Motel a priority to stay at,,you wont be sorry,,,,

    Wonderful Value


    Andrew the manager at The Coulton saved our vacation.

    The town was sold out and he found rooms for our family. The hotel we had booked "The Blue Sky Motel" was so bad we had to leave it without staying one night.

    I will stay at the Coulton everytime I can. The prices, location and rooms can't be beat for the price.

    Thanks again Andrew!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great Bargin


    Great Location- located right in the heart of Gettysburg. The staff was friendly. Beds were comfortable. I would stay here again and plan to in the future. This was one of the lower priced hotels in the area but not a lower standard of amenites. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable was provided.

    Great Deal


    Staff was EXTREMELY helpful and very very nice. Place is practically on top of Gettysburg battlefield and national cemetary. Great location for this place. Room were clean, neat, and cozy. Beds were ok, not the best, but then again, not even close to the worst, I slept good all night if that counts. I would recommend to stay at this place if you are looking for a cheap good deal. Great time, enjoy Gettysburg, make sure to ask the staff what to do while there, he will supply you with basically everything you need to know. Great deal for what you pay.

    Great Old Motel


    My wife and I have stayed at the Colton a few times in the last 6 years. We love it because it is an 'Old Fasioned' motel. The chains are just chains. It's all the same thing no matter where you go. The Colton is different. It has a charm to it. The staff is nice and helpful. Rooms are clean and well kept.

    If you have to have everything brand new and want all the 'perks' a chain offers then the Colton isn't for you. If you want a place that is Clean, Convienant and not a cookie cutter room, the Colton is for you.

    I think you will find an outlet in each bathroom, but, you have to know where to look. Some have the old style light fixtures with an outlet on the light fixture itself. Not all rooms will have outlet on the wall.

    The thru the wall AC/Heat units can be noisy if you are not used to it, but, we have window & thru the wall units at home, so don't really notice it. However, it's easy to use and works well, so thats whats really important.

    Their beds are neither the best or the worst. I've stayed in 4 star chain hotels that didn't have beds much better than the Colton's.

    The only 'flaw' I found with our room the last time was a faint water stain on the ceiling/wall by the tv. My only thought was, gee the roof must have leaked. Oh well, such is life. When I went out the next morning I looked up and noticed it was a new roof, so they must not had a chance to touch up the paint. Big deal. Heck, if I lost sleep everytime I saw a stain in ANY hotel/motel, I'd have to stay at home!!!!!

    We've always gotten a clean, quiet room at a fair price here. What more can you ask for.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Colton Motel Gettysburg

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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