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“An awful experience” 1 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Shippensburg Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Shippensburg
Morgantown, WV
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“An awful experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2011

This was the 2½ star hotel from Hades. We used Priceline. We checked in and went to Room 228 which we quickly discovered was a smoking room. It took us about 10 seconds to decide that the stink was unbearable. In fact, it must have been a smoking floor because the entire hallway at that end reeked of stale tobacco. I went back to the hotel desk and after being told that I am Priceline, I was told that the hotel can do what it wants, but thankfully, we were then assigned to a nonsmoking room. Hallelujah! We moved to that room only to find that the bed was made up but not the bathroom. Opened shampoo, towels on the floor, you get the picture. Our stay was topped off by the most pitiful breakfast I have seen in awhile. Coffee & juice, yes. No meat, no donuts, only stored bought muffins the size of a fingertip and a few crackers and hard-boiled eggs. Yum. This Best Western hurts the brand.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank WVCliff
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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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Indiana
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2010

This hotel is pretty basic. It was clean and the staff was friendly. The beds were not very comfortable. I was going to Gettysburg the next day and stayed in Shippensburg because it was cheaper than staying in Gettysburg and after Gettysburg I was continuing on my trip. The hotel was fine for one night but if I were going to be in Gettysburg for more than one day I'd put up the extra money and stay in Gettysburg.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank silentsnowkat
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Savannah, Georgia
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57 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2010

This place was a great find after a long ride up from Georgia. It was quiet, clean, comfortable, and everything worked. We traveled with a dog and found plenty of room outside to get her out to move around. Restaurants were available for dinner. I do not know what it might be like during the school year (college town) but I will stay here again if I am heading back up I-81. A very good value in a place with limited choices.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank pkrchrds
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Philadelphia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2010

3 MAJOR ISSUES WITH ROOM #113
1. Room #113 is located right next to an outside entrance/exit door. This door SLAMS SHUT each and every time someone goes in or out. Not only is there a HUGE bang, but the ENTIRE room vibrates including the bed on which you are trying to sleep!!!!!! Last evening I set my alarm for 8:00a.m. as I am on vacation and I hoped to sleep late. Well; I am awakened at least 10-15 times between 5:30-8:00a.m. by this door. Try to imagine a tractor trailer accidentally hitting a brick wall. That is what it SOUNDS and FEELS like. The hotel should do 1 or MORE of the following: 1. Keep guests OUT of room #113. 2. FIX THE DOOR. 3. Lock this door during certain hours to be courteous to ALL guests!!!
2. Even with the heating unit on OFF, the heater turned on and off by itself !!!!!! We had to UNPLUG the unit to get the unit to stop running!!! We had to TURN the unit OFF because 1. It was TOO LOUD 2 .IT BLEW the curtains so that we NO LONGER HAD PRIVACY!!!!!!! There was NO WAY to redirect the air.
3. The bathroom sink handles are impossible to reach. Someone mounted a shelf directly above the sink handles so you have to bend over to find them and them and then feel your way to turn them on!!!

THE owner should be ashamed of themselves for either NOT KNOWING these issues exist or for knowing and not doing anything about them!!!!!! I will ONLY stay again at this hotel IF I CANNOT find anywhere else to stay!!!!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank silvergirls
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PA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2010

I moved to this hotel after being bit repeatedly by bugs at the Shippen Place Hotel. The Best Western was CLEAN. The staff members were pleasant, good breakfast and close to campus. I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel over the Shippen Place.

Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
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2 Thank su1deg
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Limerick, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
92 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2009

Room has two double beds.
A 30 inch (approx)wall mounted tv.
Room is a nice size.
Ten min. after we arrived front desk called to ask if every thing is okay
Vanity located outside the bathroom.
I did not care for that.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank midon1
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Appomattox, VA
Level Contributor
127 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2009

Nice room. Clean. Comfortable bed. Good shower with light. Fluffy towels. Sink seperate from bathroom. Breakfast offering included Belgin waffles. High speed internet, fridge and digital TV. Back off I 81 far enough that you don't hear traffic, still convenient to get to.
Only complaint is that the bathroom door hits the commode when it is opened and closed....poor engineering on someone's part. Small inconvenience compared to the plusses here.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank WhereBenhasbeen
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Property: BEST WESTERN Shippensburg Hotel
Address: 125 Walnut Bottom Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257 (Formerly AmeriHost Inn)
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Shippensburg
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Shippensburg
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Shippensburg Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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