Romantic Getaway on Lincoln Square: Site Inspection at the Gettysburg Hotel

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Romantic Getaway on Lincoln Square: Site Inspection at the Gettysburg Hotel
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In January of 2024, I had the pleasure of exploring The Gettysburg Hotel, a historic gem nestled in the heart of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This charming establishment's prime location on the square offers convenient access to historical attractions, restaurants and boutique shopping, serving as an ideal hub for guests wanting to explore Gettysburg at their leisure.

However, what truly distinguishes The Gettysburg Hotel is the ability for guests to choose the pace of their trip with all the amenities the hotel has to offer. Couples looking for a more adventurous pace can grab breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant before taking to the streets, exploring the historical sites. Couples looking to reconnect in a romantic, slower paced environment can just as easily do so; waking up late and grabbing their favorite drinks at the Starbucks conveniently located inside the hotel before venturing out into the square, hand in hand. The Gettysburg Hotel can do it all.

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A historic, grand hotel steeped in American history, providing timeless elegance and modern amenities in the heart of downtown Gettysburg.

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When considering a romantic weekend getaway, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, might not be the first thought in most couples’ minds. However, my recent visit to The Gettysburg Hotel demonstrated the romantic potential in this charming town.
From its recent renovations to its prime location overlooking the main square, The Gettysburg Hotel offers a wonderful environment for couples seeking a romantic retreat. The hotel's commitment to historical detail, blended seamlessly with modern comfort, creates a unique atmosphere that sets it apart as a destination for couples.

The recent renovations at The Gettysburg Hotel are nothing short of impressive. The visually stunning décor - the bathrooms were outstanding! - and attention to detail throughout the property enhance the overall experience. Some of the hotel rooms provide stunning views of the main square, adding an extra layer of charm to the romantic escape. I can imagine waking up and peeking out at picturesque scene right outside my window as I sipped on a hot cup of coffee, setting the perfect backdrop for a weekend filled with romance and people watching for those so inclined.

On the subject of coffee, one notable highlight is the availability of a Starbucks on-site, providing a convenient and cozy spot for couples to start their day with their favorites flavors. The recognizable comforts of Starbucks add a touch of familiarity to the romantic getaway, allowing guests to relax and savor their moments together.

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For a romantic dining experience without leaving the comfort of the hotel, The One Lincoln Restaurant takes center stage. Conveniently located within The Gettysburg Hotel, the restaurant offers dining experience to please most palates. The diverse menu showcases creative options as well as reliable favorites, making it an excellent choice for couples seeking a casual dining experience without sacrificing quality.

I was unable to eat at the restaurant during my visit but was able to grab a drink from the bar. I asked for a variation on a classic cocktail (a sidecar with bourbon) and the staff were wonderful in accommodating my request. They were attentive and friendly, even with a full house. If you like your drinks strong, the bar at One Lincoln will not disappoint!

A large dining room with a round, white tables

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The Gettysburg Hotel stands out as a top choice for couples looking to spend a romantic weekend together. With recent renovations, a Starbucks on-site, the convenience of the One Lincoln Restaurant, I recommend this hotel as it offers a truly enchanting and memorable escape for couples seeking a romantic retreat in the heart of Gettysburg.

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Pennsylvania. In need of further inspiration? Check out ’s guide, Top 10 Things to Do in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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