$84 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 26, 2014 Check-out: Dec 28, 2014

The Shippen Place Hotel

2 stars
32 East King St., Shippensburg, PA 17257
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
15 reviews
Very Nice

The hotel was very nice and the room and room service was great. Parking was not the best in the... See full review

  • Super Super Saver090909
  • Nov 18, 2014
Great weekend getaway

The hotel was very clean. The employees were so nice and always happy. The food at the University... See full review

  • smcmenamin
  • Apr 30, 2014
The Shippen Place Hotel is centrally located to some of Pennsylvania's best features such as Shippensburg University, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Robb Sports Complex, Luhrs Center, Shippensburg Speedway and the Carlisle Fairgrounds. This Magnuson Hotels affiliate offers guests a Continental breakfast served daily, free high-speed internet access, free parking, fax/copy service, valet service, meeting/banquet space and free access to local fitness center. Unfortunately, pets are not accepted at this location. The Black Horse Restaurant and Tavern is on site for your dining pleasure.

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Reviewer score 2.0 out of 5

The Shippen Place Hotel Rooms

2 Queen Beds Nonsmoking
Free continental breakfast, free high-speed wireless internet access, air conditioning, alarm clock, cable TV with extra stations, coffee maker, free local calls, free local and national newspaper, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, room service and wake-up service. Microwave, mini-fridge and smoking rooms may be available upon request.

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Ramp access to buildings

Dining

University Grille
The University Grille is located on the ground floor and features a full lunch and dinner menu, and a well stocked bar. The Grille also has a patio area that is open when the weather permits. There are frequent live music performances and events happening at the grille throughout the week and weekends.
One Bean Espresso Bar
Opened in September of 2013, the Espresso Bar serves a wide variety of drinks. Drop by and enjoy the relaxing nature of the Espresso Bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for The Shippen Place Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Philaguy
Business
Phila, PA
Dec 3, 2014

Not many other choices!

Had problems with the room key! Reached at 12 midnight and the room key would not work. Walk down to the reception and get it reevaluated, it still wouldn't work! Walk down again, and the same story repeats!! The guy at the reception can be more helpful. Ask for the fitness center (Planet Fitness) key and he gives it to you without telling you where to go and how to get there! Ask him and then he gives a somewhat vague response, "make a right turn and you will see it on the right." He could have been a bit more specific realizing that not everyone who stays at the hotel are locals. The women at the reception were very helpful and wish they were there all the time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

University Grille, ask for "Stalingrad!"

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super Super Saver090909
Business
Dayton, OH
Nov 18, 2014

Very Nice

The hotel was very nice and the room and room service was great. Parking was not the best in the evenings because of the restaurant and sometimes you could hear the people from the restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
D Gee
Business
Springfield, Pa.
Jun 18, 2014

Family gathering

Hotel staff were very accommodating to our family. Rooms were more comfortable than expected. The microwave & refrigerator was a bonus. Our floor was very quiet Parking lot in back of the hotel was bigger than expected for a average size hotel. We had lunch & dinner with nearby family. Breakfast was included , it was adequate & basic fare for us. The University Grille seem popular with many people in the community. The coffee bar was another surprising addition to this hotel . Overall stay was short, but would use this hotel again when we visit with family again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
smcmenamin
Business
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
Apr 30, 2014

Great weekend getaway

The hotel was very clean. The employees were so nice and always happy. The food at the University Grille was amazing. We were expecting typical grill food, not gourmet. We were very impressed. The rooms were great with pretty views.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Fantastic antique and thrift stores.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Slinkee
Business
Aston, PA
Dec 16, 2013

Disappointing

this is my 2nd stay here, this time, not too great, the tub didn't drain, the toilet needed extra flushes and the towels were like cardboard. For the price, there should be at least an extra sliver of soap, but the bed was confortable... still a good location and went for my son's graduation so won't be back for awhile :(

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Shippensburg Diner just down the street on Earl was delicious, very reasonably priced and fast, friendly service :)

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
chevrolee
Business
Erie, PA, USA
Oct 7, 2013

Old time charm

I was in Shippensburg while attending Corvettes at Carlisle and stayed here for the first time. This is a wonderful old style hotel with many nice amenities, staff was very proficient and accommodating. My room was clean although my window view was limited due to its location but I still enjoyed my visit. The bar lounge area was my only area of mild displeasure, they try to be a bit too hi fi for me and that is how I found Knutes, a delightful little bar across the street. I hope to return next year and enjoy the small town ambience of this delightful southeast PA area again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Knutes Pub

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
La Machine
Business
Chadds Ford, PA
Aug 24, 2013

Right Near Shippensburg University

We stayed at the hotel after dropping our son off at Shippensburg University. The Hotel is in walking distance to the University and most of the restaurants on King Street which is the main street through town. The hotel is nicely decorated and has more of a city hotel feel than the chain hotels. The Continental breakfast was served in the onsite restaurant and was pretty good. The room was clean, a good size, and included a mini-fridge and microwave. Considering the rate was less than the other major hotel in town when we stayed, it is an excellent value. The only negatives we experienced were the lack of a pool, which our younger kids would have liked, and minimal complementary toiletries. The maid in the hall was happy to give us some more soap and shampoo, which is all that is provided. Overall, it was a very nice experience and we will book again for Parent's Weekend at Ship.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Shipwreck Tavern on King Street looks a bit like a dive bar from the outside, but there is a separate dining area and outside seating. The food was good and well priced. Also, $5.00 Beer pitchers the day we went.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ship mom
Business
PA
Nov 6, 2012

Weekend visit with college student

Perfect place to stay when visiting students at Ship U. On a nice day it's a perfect walk to campus. Staff was very friendly. On sight dining, The University grill, has good food. The only low mark in our stay was the one tiny bottle of shampoo & one bar soap.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
benny01720
Business
Revere MA
Oct 17, 2012

Nice change from the "chains"

Picked this place for a one nighter while on a road trip based on Trip Advisors reviews. I was not completely disappointed but there were a few problems. The pros: very nice decor, feels like a boutique hotel in a big city; great restaurant and bar; good value. The sight of Amish horsecarts zooming past the hotel during a Sunday night dinner was a treat; friendly bartender and waitstaff, but the place was very quiet. The cons: street-side rooms can get noisy, ask for one in the back; this is a small town, the restaurant closes early on Sunday; desk staff not well informed about details such as the non-existent, but promised lotion in the bathroom ( I mean, really, a skinny bar of soap and a vial of shampoo is all there is?); some rooms have connecting doors. If you are placed next one you will hear conversations and TV noise through it, as I did; the ventilation motor in the bathroom thrums along loudly like a diesel submarine 24/7. I had to close the bathroom door to avoid it. Overall, this place deserves your patronage.Just choose your room wisely and you will be pleasantly rewarded with a quaint experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Moparman
Business
Richmond, Va
Jul 11, 2012

A great place to stay

Nestled in the heart of Shippensburg we were greeted by personable staff from the front desk to the maids. There is a restaurant on site though we did not try it. The rooms were clean and the AC worked very well (it was 102 that weekend outside). They also had free WiFi which was great for my step-daughter. The only things that you could criticize was the continental breakfast (apart from the fresh waffles) were a bit stale and there is no pool on premises. Other than those two things it was a great experience and I look forward to returning there next year!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Alfredo's on Baltimore Road about two miles away served copious amounts of food at a reasonable price. My pasta carbonara was quite good.

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