Gettysburg is a gold mine of wonderfull Inns, B&B's and places to stay. Honestly, if you are looking for a clean room with friendly service, you will not find that here. The carpets were filthy, bathroom was dirty, and it was evident that whoever was "cleaning" the room must have just been simply changing the sheets and "tidying up". And believe me, I am by no means a snob. However, if I am paying $150+ per night, the room better be clean and comfortable!
When we arrived to the Inn, we had a rough time finding the check-in desk. We finally found it in the bookstore area. The person checking us in didn't seem to care that we were even there and seemed like they were just rushing to get out.
Now here comes the real climax of the evening. Upon arriving to our room, that door shut behind us, with the key still on the other side. and NO this is not something ghostly or paranormal. My friend and I were locked in the room for two hours. There was NO way to get out of the room. We were on the second floor. There was no fire exit, emergency exit plan, no phones, no NOTHING. Thank the lord we had our cell phones. We had reservations for my birthday at Dobbin House, and after being stuck in the room for 40 minutes, crying (it was my birthday and I was locked in a hotel room), I couldn't reach anyone. There was NO ONE at the front desk. They leave after 5 pm, so if something happens or there is a fire, you are out of luck.
I was able to get ahold of the hostess at the Dobbin House where we were supposed to have our dinner. She was very worried and concerned that we were locked in our room. She just happened to know a relative of the owner and was able to call him to come get us out. about an hour later, he arrived and let us out. He didn't seem concerned in the least that we were locked in the room. In fact he recalled it happened before. I was speechless.
After dinner we came back to the room and were extremely cautious with the door. The next day I told the "front desk" what happened and she didn't care at all. She just said "ohhh, I think that happened before. i guess we should get that fixed". YOU GUESS? wow. She didn't even offer a discount or anything.
By the way, this was the Catherine Sweeney Room.
Anyway, breakfast was a crappy frozen waffle with reddi-whip.
I've stayed that the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast and Fairfield Inn and was treated MUCH more respectfully.
The Farnsworth is okay for ghost tours, but you would be much better off (and safer) staying somewhere else. I'm sure code enforcement wouldn't approve of the lack of safety in the hotel.
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