James Gettys Hotel

27 Chambersburg Street , Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA (Show map)
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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 home-baked continental breakfast basket served to your suite includes freshly baked muffins, coffeecakes and tea bread paired with seasonal fruit. Each evening you will enjoy our signature dark chocolates or a freshly 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 art gallery. Lord Nelson's Gallery wraps around the first floor of the hotel and specializes 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

Two Day Stay

3.8 on August 10, 2017

This very quaint hotel was much more than we even expected. Besides being a beautiful property the location was right downtown Gettysburg and was close to shopping and exploring the sites of this historical town. About everything was within walking distance of this hotel. The rooms exceeded our expectations. Service was outstanding and the turn-down service with the continental breakfast of homemade muffins was great. The facility was clean and dedicated parking - a breeze. Craig checked us in and did an outstanding job explaining the amenities of the hotel, fully explaining everything about our room, the hotel and the city in general. We will no doubt be back to Gettysburg and we will be absolutely sure to book our next stay at the James Gettys Hotel.

Loved it!!

5 on July 29, 2017

Very accommodating owner with outstanding service and attention. Will visit again!!

historic b+b

3.6 on July 01, 2017

quaint historic b+b.great location in center of town.within short walking distance to several restaurants,wine tasting rooms,historic buildings and shops. the only negative was the continental breakfasts,they were meager,but the fresh ground coffee was a nice treat.i would stay here again.

Consistently Excellent Experience

4.6 on May 01, 2017

I have stayed at James Gettys Hotel on four occasions over many years and in each case, I was thoroughly pleased with my stay. They have performed consistently well in the three areas that are of greatest importance to me. First, is the the room quiet, so that I can get an uninterrupted good night's sleep? Are the bed and room comfortable, again, so that I will feel refreshed when I arise? Finally, is the room clean? Even if the room is excellent on the first two counts, I will not stay if there are cleanliness issues. There is no onsite dining, but there are excellent options nearby.

Wonderful - just what we needed!

5 on April 10, 2017

My husband and I were looking for a nice weekend getaway in Gettysburg. What first drew me to the James Getty Hotel was the fact that some websites stated that it was haunted. We stayed in the Troxell Suite which was perfect. It was a great price and the suite was more like an apartment than a hotel room. The hotel's location was within walking distance to everything - shops, museums, tours, and great restaurants. Even though the hotel didn't have onsite dining, right next door was a restaurant called the Blue Parrot and the hotel offers a 15% if you dine there. Hotel service was wonderful. Highly recommend!

So wonderful!

5 on March 30, 2017

My husband and I stayed in the John Troxell room and we enjoyed every minute of our time there! The room itself was perfectly laid out (it actually was more like a small apartment as opposed to a room). The staff was extremely welcoming and I loved the little dog that belonged to one of the staff members! Our room was located right above the main entrance so we had an incredible view of the street and buildings across from us. The Blue Parrot restaurant and bar next door did get a bit noisy in the wee hours of the night but we didn't mind so much. We actually ended up going to the Blue Parrot for a late afternoon snack and really enjoyed the food (plus we received a 15% discount because we were staying at the James Getty). We will definitely be back again!

Fun in Gettysburg

4.0 on March 09, 2017

The James Getty hotel was clean and the staff was courteous. The town is quaint and the hotel location is great!

What a wounderful place

4.6 on January 31, 2017

Onsite dinning we didn't partake in but if they do I will guarantee it's great based on everything else

Great Place to stay!

4.4 on November 07, 2016

This is my second stay at James Getty's hotel and we will continue to stay there when in town. The décor is charming and the hotel staff are very helpful. The only advice I have is to try and stay at the back of the hotel if you are a light sleeper. We stayed at the front of the hotel the first time and the street noise kept us up. We stayed on the alley side this time and there were people in the alley both nights shouting and carrying on till late. This is by no means the hotel's fault, just some advice for light sleepers! Other than that, we enjoyed everything else about our stay.

I ¿¿ the James Getty Hotel!!!

5 on October 28, 2016

My family booked 2 rooms & we ¿¿ it there! It was a first visit & it is where we will continue to stay every time we come to Gettysburg! EXCELLENT staff! Rachel was amazing! The rooms are cozy & tastefully decorated. CLEAN! Access to everything in town. I can't give it enough stars!!!

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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 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $169

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 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $169

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $179

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $179

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $179

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $179

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $250

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $169

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $169

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $179

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 contemporary style king size bed. kitchenette and private bath are included

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $219

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $179

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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

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Gettysburg National Military Park, Eisenhower National Historic Site, Shriver House Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Parking

Room amenities

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

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

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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 We encourage families to stay with us!
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Service animals are welcome
  • 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.
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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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