When it comes to hotels, I love to frequent places that are one of a kind. Whether they have a boutique, historic, or bed and breakfast vibe, I enjoy claiming a space for a night or two in a unique place – and the Gettysburg Hotel is just that!
Heading to Gettysburg and need a place to stay? I was in town recently and stayed at the Gettysburg Hotel. With its central location, spacious rooms, and a pool (on the rooftop!), it definitely has a lot to offer.
The Gettysburg Hotel
Having a place to stay where you can easily walk to shops, restaurants, and historic spots is a lot of fun! I had never been to Gettysburg before (despite being from Pennsylvania), and when I pulled up to the hotel, I was so excited that it was located in such a fun area. It’s right on the roundabout in the town center.
It’s part of the Historic Hotels of America and has been around since 1797. Talk about longevity! And the address is 1 Lincoln Square – if you are a history buff, it really doesn’t get much better than that. The building itself has been modernized and is in a very safe area.
When you arrive at the hotel, it’s bright, airy, and welcoming. They have nice seating areas in both the lobby and in a sitting room, which is great for reading or meeting. If you are hungry, they have a restaurant – One Lincoln – and a Starbucks. Although, I love local so much that I headed out to a locally owned coffee shop to grab some joe to go.
I can only speak to my room, but it was more than adequate space wise. Two closets (yes, 2!), a huge bathroom with a jetted tub, a fireplace, desk, and comfy bed were all mine for two nights. The curtains in the room were darkening so that the light didn’t bother me in the morning or at night.
There is also a coffee maker in the room, and – toiletry snob here – fabulous toiletries! I also appreciated the fact that the room had so much natural light. I didn’t need to turn on the lights for any of the photos below. So nice!
I’ll admit that when I pulled up to the hotel, my first thought was, “Please let me have a room facing the circle near the top floor,” and my wish was granted. I didn’t even have to ask. I loved watching the life going on outside of my window, and can we just talk about that sky? So gorgeous!
the rooftop pool
I always take a swimsuit with me wherever I travel because you never know when there will be a pool, spa, or even a waterfall. I was glad that the Gettysburg Hotel had a pool. It was on the roof, which made it even more fun. It was a bit overcast but still warm, so I decided to venture up.
So, no matter your reason to head to Gettysburg – history, culture, or the pour tour – be sure to consider the Gettysburg Hotel in your plans.
Be sure to take a peek at my other hotel reviews here. Happy journeys, my friends!