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Penn Wells Hotel


    Penn Wells Hotel
 in Wellsboro
    Penn Wells Hotel
 in Wellsboro

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  • Depends on What You are Looking For

    by ak13197 on 2017-10-19 06:26 pm

    We stayed at the hotel for one night. We feel that there are two schools of thought for whether or not you will enjoy this hotel:
    --you are into old historic properties with their own unique charm.
    *OR*
    --you will be seriously annoyed by the lack of modern conveniences.

    We fell into the second camp.

    Pros:
    --the hotel lobby is charming, with a lovely large lounge area. We did not go to the bar, but it also looked inviting and was well-attended the night we stayed.
    --the staff were great--from check-in all the way to the housekeeping staff (our housekeeper Julia was a gem).
    --we saw several reviews that said the beds were uncomfortable, but we were completely satisfied with ours.
    --location of the hotel is great: right on the main drag so that you can go for a walk and window-shop.
    --plenty of hot water and good water pressure in the bath.
    --very convenient parking.
    --breakfast buffet included Starbucks coffee: YAY!
    --the room and bathroom were clean.
    --the bathroom had all the usual amenities (shampoo, etc) with the exception of lotion. Also had a hair dryer.
    --lighting in the bathroom was good-- one of my pet peeves is a dark bathroom.

    Cons:
    --THE HEATING SYSTEM: old-style steam heat radiators. They are somewhat noisy: they click and make funny noises all night long, Not LOUD, but if you are a light sleeper, you may be bothered. You have only limited control of the temp in the room: you can adjust the temp UP by opening the valves of the radiator, but you cannot totally turn off the heat. Even if you completely turn off the valve, the radiators give off heat. We had to open the window , which thankfully was right above the radiator so drew off the heat. That was fine for most of the night, but then we had the experience of being awakened by the sound of the garbage truck with the LOUD back-up warning emptying the trash at FOUR-THIRTY IN THE MORNING.
    --bathroom has the old-timey sink with separate hot and cold faucets.
    --very little shelf space in the bathroom. The window bay is deep and allowed for some space. Otherwise, it would have been only a small shelf above the sink and on the top of the toilet.
    --no desk in the room: forget doing any work comfortably.
    --breakfast buffet was significantly inferior to the one we had the night before at a Best Western and the night after at a Hampton Inn. It was made up entirely of carbs except for the milk for the cereal and sausage (which was surprisingly good). I think I saw some yogurt when I came down at 7:30 for coffee, but by the time we got there at a little past 9:30, there was none. No fruit.

    Overall, the stay was not a disaster, but we would not stay there again given other choices.

    Owner Response
    Thank you for staying with us and for your candid review. I'm sorry that our breakfast did not seem to be up to our standards during your stay, as we should always have yogurt and fruit available. I will also be investigating the municipal garbage truck -- thank you for the heads up -- I would much appreciate it if you emailed me at sbryant@pennwells.com and let me know what night you stayed. Thanks again for the review.

    PennWellsCS, Manager at Penn Wells Hotel, responded to this review

  • Shabby Chic

    by Scarrble1 on 2017-10-10 08:40 am

    The lobby is interesting and inviting. The hotel staff is friendly. The rooms are shabby. Old furnishings and old style bathrooms. Uncomfortable beds and Flintstone pillows (hard as a rock). Window insert air conditioner (the room was really warm). Small screen tv. We've stayed in historic hotels before that are much nicer. The room was like staying in your grandmothers upstairs bedroom.

  • Great But for the Mattress

    by san679 on 2017-10-05 10:03 am

    Getting a room at this location is slightly confusing. We stopped for one night on a road trip and found there are three options: the historic hotel, the new Penn Wells Hotel and the Lodge. You can get room and price information at the new Penn Wells Hotel for all three but have to go down the block to check into the historic hotel. We opted for the new hotel though tempted by the historic. The Lodge looked a bit tired. The facility has a lovely pool and lobby. Our room was a king suite with fire place and comfortable sitting room. Our only complaint was the bed. The mattress seemed to have survived some earlier renovation and pillows were unyielding heavy foam lumps. Some independent hotels should copy the chain hotels like Hampton Inn and update linens and pillows.

  • Horrible "Hotel". But nice staff and our dinner was great.

    by GayleMiles on 2017-10-04 06:32 am

    First of all, the Penn Wells Hotel is NOT the Penn Wells Lodge. Important distinction. The LODGE is a block down the street (owned by the same people) and is lovely. But the HOTEL. OMG. We booked online the day we were to stay. It looked charming on the outside and had a new "Historic Hotel" designation. When we checked in the smell is that of old old smoke (all over the lobby). It is not wood smoke, but old cigarette smoke and cigar smoke that just is seeped into everything from years. The ceiling tiles at the desk area are rotted and brown with leaks. Bad sign. The front desk (gentlemen) assured us that the Canyon (fall color) would be lovely! It was an unnecessary untruth but so bold. Can't hold him accountable for no color but to lie was wrong. The room. What can I tell you. The bathroom is ancient and not big enough to turn around in. Imagine an old hunting cabin bathroom. Then you have it. No shelves, exposed pipes, dirty floor. The windows are single pane glass so crusted with dirt that you don't want to touch them. The a/c is an old decrepit window unit that hangs out the window with a large crack for bugs to enter. Below that is an electic heater that you plug in. The "real" heat comes from somewhere in the hotel, no thermostat, and we roasted in that tiny room and could not breathe unless I opened that horrible window to let in the freezing air (ice on my windshield the next morning). Sick today with a cough. The elevator floor is beyond filthy (there is one). We saw and met four couples who all felt as we did. Unbelievable. We paid for our one night and were able to investigagte the Lodge and stayed there for our second night. Much much much better and great front desk (Debbie). Don't stay at the Hotel. It is awful.

  • Great dining in an old "classic" hotel

    by dariatv1234 on 2017-10-02 08:01 pm

    The menu items were varied, and as FOUR dinner guests, we each enjoyed a dish of our individual choosing. Service was good, attentive to detail, and the price was very reasonable. The evening dining hours stretched over a reasonable time. Also, the breakfast at the hotel was complimentary...hot scrambled eggs, sausage, and a variety of other supplemental choices.


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