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

Beautiful Inn

4.6 on August 25, 2015

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

Great Weekend in Gettysburg!

5 on May 29, 2015

The James Gettys Hotel is centrally located in Gettysburg and is conveniently located within walking distance to dining, shops, activities. We parked our car on Friday and never used it again until Monday and we had a great weekend. The hotel was full, but we never saw or heard another guest. Coffee and pastries were provided each evening for a delightful continental breakfast. Fresh cream and orange juice were also provided. We stayed in the Blue Parrot Tea Room. It was fantastic and we can't wait to go back! Don't miss this hotel. The staff is wonderful!

Wonderful inn

4.6 on May 27, 2015

If coming to Gettysburg stay here. Wonderful hotel in a historic building with large rooms and a great breakfast of muffins and juice to get your day started.

James Gettys Hotel - Excellent

5 on May 25, 2015

Love this place! We will be back.

Worth every penny

5 on May 24, 2015

After calling it quits on a three-day hike on the Appalachian Trail, a friend and I caught a shuttle into Gettysburg to the James Gettys Hotel. I'd chosen the James Gettys based on its superb location and the fact that it had a vacancy; true, it was pricier than I'm used to, but did I mention the "three-day hike" part? In spite of our damp clothes, huge backpacks, and malodorous hair, we were greeted warmly by the staff, who showed us to our room and later sent up fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. The room itself was perfect: tastefully decorated, and so comfortable. We enjoyed the continental breakfast (also baked fresh!) that magically appeared in our fridge for us to enjoy the next morning. What I want most to praise--beyond the comfort of our suite and the tastiness of those cookies--is how kind and professional the staff at James Gettys is. They did their utmost to make sure we were happy and comfortable, and assisted us in finding transportation. They also helped us figure out the best way to take a quick morning tour of Gettysburg on a Friday. They really went out of their way, and I could not be more thankful. I will definitely return to the James Gettys Hotel again, and I highly recommend it.

A special place

4.6 on May 23, 2015

We stayed for two nights and had a wonderful time. The Blue Parrot, next door, is a fabulous spot for lunch and dinner.

Charm and location

4.8 on May 05, 2015

Only got to stay one night, and it was the most charming lodging of our week-long Civil War sites road trip. Right in town and a block away from the center of Gettysburg. Parking included in the back. The staff were very nice and welcoming. Onsite dining is the fruit and pastries for breakfast brought to the room, which was good. The added bonus was the dark chocolate treat! Suite had an updated bathroom, and everything was clean and comfy. I would highly recommend a stay at the James Getty Hotel.

historic charm and a nice large suite

4.4 on May 04, 2015

Nothing but good things to say about this historic property half a block from the heart of the town. My room was a legitimate suite. Adjacent parking that can be reached bypassing the heaviest tourist traffic. You're going for the history, so why not stay in a building that was there long before the battle?

Great Place to Stay!

4.2 on April 30, 2015

Very quiet place to stay in downtown Gettysburg! Room was very nice but a teensy small for 4 adults. Close to everything! Great value for a beautiful historic place!

Amazing place to stay

4.0 on April 20, 2015

We were very pleased with our decision to stay at this hotel. We were in the Sign of the Golden Cross Key Suite. The room was pure luxury! The service was amazing as well. The hotel was within walking distance to most of the attractions and restaurants we were visiting. The staff was pleasant and attentive. We will definitely stay here again!

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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