James Gettys Hotel

27 Chambersburg Street , Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA (Show map)


The innkeepers of the James Gettys Hotel invite you to stay in one of the last remaining historic hotels in Gettysburg. Restored in 1996, the James Gettys Hotel is the perfect home away from home atmosphere. A blend between a European style boutique hotel combined with the special amenities of a bed and breakfast make this the perfect place to unpack and enjoy your stay. Our suites include a sitting room, kitchenette, bedroom and private bath. Special touches in our guests' rooms include complimentary fresh ground coffees and imported British teas, fine toilet soaps, wireless internet service and plush Egyptian cotton towels to name a few. The homebaked continental breakfast basket served to your suite includes fresh baked muffins, coffeecakes and tea breads paired with seasonal fruit. Each evening enjoy our signature dark chocolates or a huge fresh baked cookie as part of our turndown service. Our staff is ready to assist with area travel and tour arrangements. While staying in the hotel be sure to visit our in house gallery. Lord Nelson's Gallery specializing in nostalgic, wildlife, 18th century Eastern Frontier/American Indian art, sculpture, fine handcrafts, books and more.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.1

James Getty Hotel is the BEST!

5 on October 27, 2015

My wife and I have established an annual long, Columbus Day weekend in Gettysburg every year and our base of operations while there is the James Getty Hotel. We tried 2 other hotels within 3 blocks of the Getty but found that the Getty cannot be beat for comfort, location, and service. We highly recommend the James Getty Hotel......but only so long as we are able to reserve a room for "our weekend"!!!!

Fantastic Hotel

5 on October 13, 2015

Very friendly staff. Great location. I will be back. Rooms were large, clean and well maintained.

location-location was great- could not be better.

5 on September 29, 2015

if you want the feeling and excitement of being back in time then book this wonderful place. From the moment you step in you are at home very welcomed. Our suite the Majastic Suite was fabulous - bathroom real big - bed comfy - and the breakfast left each night was very good. Could not ask for anything better -- but the location was it - right in the middle of town everything you could as for.

Great Place

4.0 on September 29, 2015

Located near the center of Gettysburg, you can walk to almost anything. The Blue Parrot Inn next door was also a treat for lunch/dinner. Great spot

Our Labor Day weekend

3.4 on September 22, 2015

Everyone was fine. Very nice stay. No issues. Will come back

Pleasant stay September 13-14, 2015

4.6 on September 15, 2015

Had a great experience at the James Gettys Hotel in GB, PA last weekend. Called directly for reservations rather than using a website to get more information about the room that would best meet my needs. The Lord Nelson Suite was recommended by a very pleasant woman who also gave me an unsolicited discount. The hotel is located centrally and convenient to everything. Greeting upon arrival was professional and helpful. The room was spacious, comfortable, and clean. Very comfortable bed and pillows. The front desk person offered help with information and suggestions. I did a two day tour of the battlefield and found the room to be a perfect, quiet resting place. Even the history of the hotel, provided in a binder was informative and interesting. The breakfast was delivered the evening before and comprised of delicious baked goods, cream for the in-room coffee maker (freshly ground coffee), and included orange juice and fruit (grapes and a small bowel of mixed fruit). It is an historic building with creaky floors and charm. I highly recommend the James Gettys Hotel, a welcome break from cookie cutter chains.

perfect in every way!! except outside of windows were dirty.

5 on September 14, 2015

Cutest rooms . Like a mini apartment. Very clean! Excellent service. Very nice breakfasts. Free parking. Very nice little courtyard connected to the bistro. Walking distance to everything . Loaded with character. The only negative, which was not that big of a deal ,was the windows which were dirty and kind of gloomy to look out through.

Gettysburg Getaway

4.0 on September 04, 2015

Stayed 08/16-08/18 in the Sign of the Spread Eagle suite. The room exceeded my expectations & was larger than expected. The service was exceptional, from the front desk person who greeted us to the support staff who brought extra cream to our roon for our breakfast coffee to the cleaning staff who assisted us with a minor issue. That issue being that the electical outlet in the bathroom was not functional & therefore my wife could not use the hairdryer. No problem for us in that she had brought her ouw hairdryer and used that one in the bedroom area. Additionally, when we notified the housekeeper outside our room she promptly notified mgmt. When we returned from a day out mgmt offered us a move to another suite, as a repair to the outlet could not be made during our stay, which we appreciatingly declined since my wife did not find it an issue that warranted a move. Housekeeping staff were very efficient in keeping the suite very clean. Parking is in a rear lot accessible by a narrow courtyard between the hotel and the Blue Parrot (restaurant). The overall value and experience far exceeded our expectations. We would recommend this hotel to anyone interested in a Gettysburg stay & will be our "Go To" hotel, without question, when we return on future visits!

Our Wedding Anniversary

5 on August 30, 2015

My husband and I stayed here the third weekend in August to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff was more than helpful throughout our entire stay (beginning even before we got there) and ending well after we checked out. They assisted us with reservations for a nice dinner and recommended some great things to do. I would definitely go back and stay again. I would also HIGHLY recommend this venue to anyone wanting an atmosphere that is welcoming; and feels like a home away from home.

Beautiful Inn

4.6 on August 25, 2015

Wonderful staff, beautiful room, great location! Will definitely be back.

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Rooms & Rates

Keystone Hotel Suite

Located on the fourth floor this suite features English country style decor with full size brass bed and cozy sitting area with a full size sleeper sofa. This suite also has a kitchenette and a private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Sign of the Spread Eagle Suite

This quaint third floor suite is decorated with delicate blues and creams with a full size brass bed. This is the perfect suite for one or the budget conscious couple. Private bath and kitchenette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Blue Parrot Tearoom Suite

This suite offers great rooftop views of the Gettysburg College and is decorated in bright yellows and blues, making it sunny and warm. There is a queen size wrought iron bed in the bedroom and cozy sitting area. Kitchenette and private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Sign of the Buck Suite

This large third floor suite is decorated with Victorian flair and reporduction turn of the century magnolia wallpaper, with an elaborate white iron queen size bed. The sitting room features a daybed and trundle making this room ideal for a family of four. Kitchenette and private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Zeigler Holtzworth Livery Suite

Located on the back of the third floor, decorated with lavender and sage green this suite has a bright pleasant atmosphere. The suite features a queen size platform bed in the bedroom as well as a private bath and fully equipped kitchenette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

John Troxell, Sr. Suite

Overlooking Chambersburg Street, this elegantly appointed second floor suite features high ceilings with rich molding, deep colors, colonial queen size pencil bed with step and historic corner cupboard. The suite also includes a private bath and fully equipped kitchenette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Majestic Suite

Located on the back of the second floor and named for the Majestic Theatre. This very spacious suite with high ceilings and tall windows features rich green colors and cherry woods. This comfortable living room with overstuffed furniture, wet bar and TV is just the place to relax at the end of the day. The bedroom features a king size Cherry panel bed, fireplace and relaxing sitting area. The very spacious bath includes private water closet, two person shower and jetted spa tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Union Hotel Suite

This second floor suite has a modern feel with cool colors, high celings and a queen size wrought bed. Quaint sitting area, kitchenette and private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

City Hotel Suite

Overlooking Chambersburg Street and downtown, this third floor suite has a queen size bed adn is decorated in various greens and ivy creating a bright atmosphere. Private bath with Shower only and kitchenette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Sign of the Golden Cross Keys Suite

Located on the fourth floor, this roomy suite features airy hues of green and amaretto with overstuffed furniture. The bedroom has a high queen size pine poster bed with and a country quilt. Kitchenette and private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Lord Nelson's Suite

Located on the second floor toward the back of the hotel, this spacious suite is furnished in deep reds and forest greens with easy furnishings and a rustic wicker queen size bed. kitchenette and private bath are included

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Indian King Suite

This ample second floor suite has high ceilings, rich comfortable sofa and reading chair with a rustic outdoor feel. The bedroom has a rich queen size Jenny Lind spool bed. The suite also has a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and two burner stove and full bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 45 miles

Directions to property:

James Gettys Hotel is located 1/2 block from Lincoln Square on Chambersburg Street (aka: Route 30 west)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Gettysburg National Military Park, Eisenhower National Historic Site, Shriver House Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3 PM - 8 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes encouraged
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two-night stay most weekends, special events and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellation by 12 noon on the day before arrival unless otherwise stated at the of the reservation and in the confirmation.



Patricia Morrill and Catriona Todd

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Our staff enjoys working with people and they have a great appreciation for the environment and a great love of history.

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Continental Breakfast Basket

  • Serving Location: Guest room