OK, first, I have to state that I've never stayed here, but I have seen the rooms and they're great. There are more-modestly priced rooms that are certainly as good as anything you'll find in one of the chain hotels (better, if you consider the ambience of the entire place), and the larger rooms are gorgeous with LOTS of space. The rooms have been renovated and brought up to modern standards. There is a pool, although I believe it's an outdoor one, and not terribly large. There is a fitness center.
I think the best thing about the Genetti is its location; it's a block away from the Community Arts Center/Coffee and Tea Room/Bullfrog Brewery area. If you prefer, you can save a little money on your dining budget by visiting the Wegmans grocery store (about two blocks away) where there's an eatery with pizza, gourmet coffees, a Chinese food buffet, and lots of other ready-to-eat num-nums near the deli.
For those of you who care to imbibe, there's also an upscale lounge with full bar, as well as Legends, their onsite restaurant.
Unique Quality: The Genetti (http://www.genetti.com/wgenetti.html) was built in 1921, and it retains all the qualities of the architecture of the era. Beautiful high ceilings with hand-carved moldings, a ballroom, and art deco accents make you feel like you've stepped back in time, but you won't feel any lack of modern amenities. Bring your laptop - they have high speed internet available in all of the rooms. You can also bring your pets! Rooms are all equipped with card key locks. If you feel like being nice to yourself, you can stay in a Jacuzzi suite. If you feel like being REALLY nice to yourself, book the Presidential Suite! (And let me know how it was - I'm dying to find out!)
They offer special packages, too, including a Golfer's delight (accommodations, green fees, cart rental, and a round at your choice of one of five local courses). I'm personally saving my pennies for the Jacuzzi suite one-night getaway.
The hotel is centrally located downtown, convenient to the bus line, entertainment and dining, locally owned shops and haunts for Williamsport's many local artisans. The Coffee and Tea Room and Java Juice both feature artists' work on their walls and shelves, and you can enjoy an eclectic mix of live musical performances at both establishments.
If character and local flavor are important to you, this is the place to go.
Directions: Historic downtown Williamsport on West 4th Street. Complimentary shuttle service from the airport, and about two minutes from the Route 15 exit. Directions can be found at their website.
Very clean and centrally located in the downtown of Williamsport, several interesting shops are within walking distance. Decent service, reasonable rates, and lots of history to this hotel.
Unique Quality: Built in 1912, this hotel has 11 floors, ten of which are open to the public. What they will not tell you at the front desk or very few people know is that one of the floors was closed down for several years.
For those that try to pursue such things the 11th floor is supposed to be haunted. This floor is not open to the general public.
On the main floor there is a long hallway which is musuem like in its displays and photographs of famous people who have stayed there. There is a lot of history to the hotel if you ask the right people.
If you want some real entertainment every Wednesday Evening they have Karoake set up in the Hotel Restaurant, there is a twist, all the music is played on an old organ, which I don't if it should scare or draw in more people for that fact alone.
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Address: 200 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 17701, United States