Heritage Hotel – Lancaster
What We Love
- A simple, comfortable stay at a hotel just minutes away from Lancaster’s historic downtown
- The award-winning treehouse-inspired restaurant, with over 30 taps
- The Lancaster location, near Amish attractions and shopping
- The recent remodeling of the property’s guestrooms
If you’d like to visit Amish country, while holding on to the modern
conveniences yourself, Heritage Hotel – Lancaster can help. This
Pennsylvania escape keeps it modern, offering a treehouse-inspired
restaurant with three bars and fare like buffalo-chicken dip, plus a
fitness room that stocks the current exercise equipment. Connect to the
Wi-Fi, available in common spaces and rooms, or lay back and
channel-surf on your very own flat-screen TV.
As the name
suggests, the hotel is also in Lancaster, which is known for its Amish
population and culture; it only takes a few minutes to step from the
hotel’s 21st century to the rural 19th, thanks to the proximity to PA
Route 30. There are more regional pleasures in town, like antiques shops
and hot-air-balloon tours, but it’s also a breeze to set out exploring
Amish traditions. Sign up for a buggy ride, visit a farm, or shop for
handicrafts at Kitchen Kettle Village – when you stay at Heritage,
exploring Dutch Country’s as easy as shoofly pie.
True to the Amish culture of this region, the 166
newly remodeled guestrooms at Heritage Hotel are unfussy and
comfortable, featuring simple décor and all the necessities. Amenities
like complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a
microwave are modern conveniences, while the design is more traditional.
In your own accommodation, you’ll enjoy two queen beds.
bars, over 30 taps and a unique atmosphere make Loxley’s a premier
dining spot for casual eats. This treehouse-inspired restaurant lets you
eat on the patio, with decks immersed in nature, creating a cozy space
to enjoy the extensive menu. Winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of
Excellence, this eatery offers breakfast, all-day and late-night menus,
which feature casual favorites, like flatbreads, savory sandwiches and
comfort entreés – chicken and waffles and beef stroganoff are two. Bring
the whole family, or enjoy an intimate meal for two at this fun
County is a scenic destination that’s known for its Amish culture,
laid-back lifestyle and historic charm, and Heritage Hotel puts you in
the heart of it. Enjoy nearby local dining (including the hotel’s very
own treehouse-inspired Loxley’s), buggy and hot-air-balloon rides and
museums. This part of the state is known for its antiquing
opportunities, with thousands of dealers, and the many shopping options
also include bakeries and markets with traditional pies and breads.
How to Get There
-not sure why this place was so empty . . .
• very clean room & bathroom
• good sleep
• granite throughout
• comfortable arm chair and desk and desk chair
• great water pressure
• new towels
• good location
• safe & secure
• friendly staff
• quiet & very efficient large-ish mini-fridge
• while the AC was analogue control, it was efficient and relatively quiet and my allergies were not triggered . . . the building construction must be well insulated because — while we were on the top floor and it was steaming hot all week and before leaving each day we turned off the AC and opened the drapes — we always returned to a cool room
My only real criticism wold be with the bathroom (which otherwise was very clean and well-appointed):
• something they can't do anything about at this point: would have liked a slightly larger floor space so that when one is drying off, one does not need to worry about the towel hitting the toilet or wastebasket
• another thing they can't do anything about: the door is too close to the vanity, such that if you have anything hanging down between the vanity's top and the door (such as a hand-towel or the hairdryer cord), it gets caught in the door jamb
• a third: for some odd reason, the ceiling in the bathroom (we were on the top floor) was really low -- someone 6ft or taller would need to get a different room
• 1 easy fix: there were no towel racks to hang towels, just the shelves under the vanity and the typical tiny hook on the door -- I guess most guests just get fresh towels every day
. . . would definitely stay here again esp. if we can repeat the $69 rate
. . . did not have time to check out the outdoor pool or the unique-looking restaurant
Great property! Clean. Staff was very friendly. The hotel seems recently updated too. Be sure to check out the restaurant next store. It’s like a big treehouse that you can have a beer in. Highly recommend.
I needed a place to spend the night. (Normally, I drive up from DC, but I needed to be up very early.) It is a nice hotel located just off U.S. 30 just a short drive from downtown Lancaster. The structure was showing its age with some of the doors hard to close, but I say that it is a great place to stay.