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


4.8 on July 28, 2016

The stay at James Gettys Hotel was, as usual, wonderful. I only wish I could go there more frequently. I only wish this ridiculous review process was as good. It forces me to review onsite dining when no onsite dining exists. If there was onsite dining, I am sure it would be exceptional.

Amazing Anniversary

5 on July 27, 2016

We booked our room here for our anniversary, and it was beyond perfect! Room was beautiful, and super clean. The staff were all made aware that it was our anniversary and went out of their way to wish us well. Breakfast was fresh and delicious, the cookies amazing!!!! We will definitely be going back!!

Great location, nice touches

3.8 on July 20, 2016

I enjoyed my stay in this hotel. It was a great central location for visiting Gettysburg. The staff were helpful and there were some nice touches, like breakfast pastries and juice delivered every evening for you to enjoy the next morning. Also, parking was right nearby and free. Would stay here again.

Charming place

4.0 on July 20, 2016

Very charming place with nice people.

lovely visit

4.4 on July 10, 2016

A lovely hotel that is very close to the center circle of town. Our suite had 2 rooms and a nice kitchenette. Each evening, a basket of baked goods and fruit was delivered for breakfast the next morning. The room was clean and the proprietor very friendly and helpful. Although there was no TV in the bedroom, the sitting room TV was very nice. I would certainly recommend it.

Central Location with Relaxing Atmosphere

4.8 on July 09, 2016

Our 4 day stay at the Getty was relaxing and pleasant to say the least. The staff was helpful and courteous. The suite was clean and very comfortable. The Getty provided little things that made the stay worthwhile. Reserved parking upon check in, on site parking behind the hotel, and freshly baked breads and muffins for breakfast delivered to your room would be just a few. Our second consecutive year at the Getty was a very good experience.


5 on July 03, 2016

Loved the period room, history & location. Appreciated touring the area and extending sense of the era while at the hotel. Planning a longer return trip to Gettysburg & am definitely planning on staying at the James Gettys House. Enjoyed the fresh baked goods but would need more milk/cream for coffee & will ask next time

A great place to stay in Gettysburg

5 on May 23, 2016

This was a little vacation trip. James Gettys Hotel was perfect, and we would stay there again. The room was comfortable and quiet, and the location convenient. There are plenty of good restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. Nearby parking is provided as well. The light breakfast delivered to the room was very tasty and a great time saver. Facilities in the suite for preparing coffee, tea, etc. were great too.

Very Impressed !!!

3.8 on May 12, 2016

Unlike reviews of this B&B I've read on Yelp, our room was perfectly quiet and my wife and I slept very well. The service was amazing. My wife used the kitchenette to cook Thai dishes for our friends and needed an frying pan. No problem. They brought one right up. For anything you need just ask for it. Location is awesome. Anything you would want to do in Gettysburg you are in the middle of it with this hotel. The suite we stayed in felt like a small apartment which was perfect for us. Best hotel I've stayed in. I can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay there. Only con was the rolls they would bring the night before. That is the only form of a breakfast and if your limiting carbs you'll have to eat breakfast at one of the local restaurants (which are quite plentiful and within walking distance). Highly recommended !!

Our visit to Gettysburg

4.8 on February 19, 2016

Everything was great. Love the breakfast provided in your room

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Rooms & Rates

Keystone Hotel Suite

Located on the fourth floor this suite features English country style decor with aqueen size 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 queen 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: 3
  • 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: 3
  • 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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