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“Good value right on US Highway 30” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Classic Inn
Ranked #21 of 38 Hotels in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, PA
Level Contributor
105 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Good value right on US Highway 30”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

US Highway 30 is the main road into the commercial section of Lancaster, as well as being part of the main thoroughfare between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. This road has innumerable choices for lodging, eating, shopping, and family entertainment; as well as a large conference center. As such, the area is crowded with both visitors and vehicles, and is not a place for either quiet or strolling. However, if you need a good price for basic lodging near this area, this motel is hard to beat. In particular, if (like us) you are attending a conference at the adjacent center, you can save money and hassle by staying here.

Our Room 26 was quite large; and included full bath, phone (free local calls), radio-alarm, AC, mini-fridge, microwave, and TV with 84 channels. It was clean and well-maintained, with minimal toiletries. Free amenities include parking, wi-fi (ask for the network code), and morning coffee & juice. The "continental breakfast" the place mentions is skimpy at best, so just take the money you saved and buy breakfast elsewhere. There is no pool or much of a lobby. Staff was friendly and professional. Smoking is prohibited in all indoor areas of the hotel.

The location right on this major road is a plus and a minus. Places you might want to go to -- outlet malls, theaters, Dutch Wonderland -- are close, as are innumerable places to shop and eat. But highway noise, including trucks, will be heard at all hours; and the road is NOT one you'd want to cross on foot.

There is only one entrance to this motel, and it can be missed if you are driving as fast as most drivers on US Highway 30. Be sure to slow down and signal your turn before entering. In addition, the parking area has several places where a large turning radius would be problematic. However, it can turn out that being a guest here will result in your getting a better parking space at the adjacent conference center than those who park there!

If all you need is a roof over your head while you enjoy Lancaster, this place is highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank RabePaul
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Central PA
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

We chose this hotel based on the price and also from a recommendation by a friend. The room was very clean and comfortable. The free wi-fi was an added bonus! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank JoKur6207
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2011

As always I am never steered wrong by a Tripadvisor review. The room was quite spacious for the 5 of us. My children had plenty of room to play and my husband and I enjoyed them not being on top of us.

I do think that the price for what you get is a bit much. The continental breakfast is coffee and a half a muffin, come on you could do better than that for $60 a night.

My only compaint, and I hope she is reading, is the woman whose children were having a meltdown at 7:00 am. She did nothing to help the situation but yell at them and then decided that "I will put you in the hallway until you stop" was a good idea. Honey your children are a reflection of you...start with you and I bet they will behave.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TravelingMommaUSA
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Suffern, New York
Level Contributor
326 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2011

I c hose the Classic Inn, based on the price, coupled with the reviews on Tripadvisor.com. The reviews were accurate and I was not disappointed. I was so pleased, in fact, that I have already booked another stay! Most of the staff were very helpful, and the rooms and place were very clean! Our room was in the back building; we heard no noise from the roadway. We were prepared that there would be no or few ammenities, so we came with our own. They actually provided more than I expected (2 little soaps, and 2 conditioning shampoos). We were also prepared to eat out for breakfast, but there's a Perkins and Friendlly's nearby, so it wasn't at all a problem. My only complaints were that the chambermaid took the soaps and used cups in cleaning, but never replaced them. Also, she came and started cleaning, before we had checked out and removed all our belongings from the room. She didn't seem to understand when I asked her if she could please wait 5 minutes. The man who was at the front desk didn't seem to see this as a problem (I was kind of hoping for a little more support or apology.). Nevertheless, this is not a deal breaker, and I am planning to stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank MEEEK
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Park City, Utah
Level Contributor
40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2010

Good value for budget traveller. Dated, but clean. Next to very busy noisy highway. Stay in building at back of property. Advertised breakfast but did not happen. Would not stay again. Pay a little more for new property with breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank MountainJitney
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Windsor, Canada
Level Contributor
50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2010

We had stayed at the Classic Inn about 8 years ago and decided we would try staying there. We were headed to New Jersey and wanted to explore the Amish area first. The hotel has new owners and although the room was well furnished, it just was not up to par. All the extras, shampoo, soap and toilet paper were the cheapest that you could purchase. The carpets leading up to the 2nd floor were dirty and well worn. Our room was average but nothing great. The sheets were very clean and the bed comfortable. The continental breakfast was very poor. They should do away with the breakfast, offer a discount at Lapp's Restaurant next door and then spend the extra to upgrade the toilet paper and add just a few extras, they would do really well.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Canadians2155021
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VA
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2009

This hotel was adequate. The beds were OK. The room was quite spacious, though.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank va_fam
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Property: Classic Inn
Address: 2302 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602-1114
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 38 Hotels in Lancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Classic Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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