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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were very pleased with the hotel. Contrary to other travelers, a very nice man checked us in and was very friendly in suggesting places to eat. We enjoyed the tea & cookies, and the dining room was charming. The breakfast was very good: waffles, eggs, pastries, toast, cereal, juice - what more could you want? Room was spacious and... More 

Thank Karen L
Management response:

Thanks for your great review. The night auditor that helped you has only been her a couple weeks but is truly a gracious person from what we have seen, so thank you for also letting us know. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Lisa Manager More 

Atlantic City, New Jersey
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219 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The property was quite nice, which makes it especially unfortunate that the Manager was so unprofessional when I checked in. She seemed utterly disgusted that someone was there to check in, and then she hit the roof when I told her I was traveling with my dogs. I booked the room online, and my confirmation didn't say anything about calling... More 

Thank droppinout
daysspringfield, Manager at Brandywine River Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry you felt I was unprofessional, I know you had to wait while I checked in 9 guests and you were running late for a wedding and were upset to begin with. As for the dog rooms I did not hit the roof, I just explained that we only have 5 dog rooms that we allow the pets to... More 

Madison, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A dingy and depressing dump. The 1950's decor of the rooms--outdated furniture, granny wallpaper, bad bathroom fixtures, etc.--needs a complete overhaul, and the quality of the pillows and sheets was horrible. The continental breakfast is mediocre and there is no "wine and cheese" hour due to the lack of a liquor license. But worst is the attitude of the (almost... More 

Thank Nancy B
daysspringfield, Manager at Brandywine River Hotel, responded to this review

I'm surprised you felt the hotel was old and the wallpaper depressing, we just had all that renovated including the rugs. The guests like the colonial feel since it is an historical era. We never advertised a wine and cheese hour, we have tea and cookies from 4:30-6:30 which everyone seems to enjoy. As for the check in agent, she... More 

Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Our booking was messed up: I booked, long in advance and directly with the hotel, two rooms and called on the eve of arrival to confirm that we had two rooms reserved, but at arrival it turned out that only one room was booked. Fortunately, the receptionist found another room. While choosing this hotel, I relayed on "certificate of excellence"... More 

Thank Olga K
daysspringfield, Manager at Brandywine River Hotel, responded to this review

I am truly sorry if you felt I was confrontational, you were visibly upset that the internet was not working, we had Comcast in the first day and they told us the problem was solved, again that evening it went down and Comcast came back the next day and put in a new router (which had a problem). As long... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This location was convenient for a business trip, closest hotel to the conference location. It was quaint and cute from the outside. Restaurants within walking distance and a cute little spa in front. The hotel is quite older, smells a little musty (but I sort of expected that from the other surroundings). The decor and fixtures and everything were older,... More 

Thank Susan M
daysspringfield, Manager at Brandywine River Hotel, responded to this review

I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay and I can only apologize for the front desk agent who didn't call out on Sunday. She did call out Mon & Tues. Had I been aware (my day off) I would not have allowed her to work the desk, so for that I'm truly sorry. Thank you for the honest review and... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Peaceful, quiet and affordable. A little tucked away but conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, the Brandywine River musuem, the beautiful Longwood Gardens, Winterthur and local municipalities. All rooms have replacement windows that you can open to let in fresh air. A true gem.

Thank lewisn112016
daysspringfield, Manager at Brandywine River Hotel, responded to this review

Thank You for your review and happy that you enjoyed your stay. Longwood at Christmas is magnificent so come back and see us again. Lisa/Office Manager More 

Bloomsbury, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A small, very quiet hotel. There is an elevator. The bathroom was smaller than most, but adequate and clean. The air-conditioning was quiet and effective. A mini fridge can be rented and coffee makers are available upon request. All rooms are non-smoking. Cookies and tea are available in the afternoon in the breakfast room, which has cloth tablecloths and napkins.... More 

Thank chateaurouxgirl
daysspringfield, Manager at Brandywine River Hotel, responded to this review

We thank you for your review and hope to see you back again soon. Lisa/Office Manager More 

Houston, Texas
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100 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This hotel was in a convenient location for our visit, had a large bathroom (but very small shower) and good-sized bedroom. It was clean but decorated in a homey manner. The free breakfast was laid out very well and the breakfast room was nice and welcoming. The staff seemed to keep to themselves and not very open to conversation.

Thank T K
daysspringfield, Manager at Brandywine River Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry you felt the staff was not very open to conversation. A few of my new agents are new so I think they are just feeling their way around the guests, hopefully when you return they will be ready for that conversation. Lisa/Office Manager More 

Dawsonville, Georgia
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151 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I had read of problems on Trip Advisor with the check-in process where the front desk staff hassled patrons for using Expedia to book the hotel. So, I went out of my way to avoid booking it that way. Apparently, I failed in that endeavor because I was ridiculed by the witch at the front desk when I checked-in. This... More 

Thank David M
daysspringfield, Manager at Brandywine River Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry you felt like your check in experience was very unpleasant. I remember your checking in and don't remember being a witch. You were upset that Expedia got you again and you seem to take it out on the front desk. Any questions that were asked were answered although I don't remember you asking for any recommendations or to... More 

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71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The hotel is older but recently upgraded to a comfortable facility. The rooms are large and clean although the TV is still several years old (pre flat screen) if that matters to you. Staff are very friendly and the breakfast is a diverse continental style with several kinds of muffins/breads, cereals, yogurt, waffles, and even hard boiled eggs. This is... More 

Thank jotenn
daysspringfield, Manager at Brandywine River Hotel, responded to this review

Thank You very much for the nice review we truly strive to make your stay a happy one. Please come visit us again Christmas at Longwood is spectacular. Lisa/Manager More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on a hillside in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, the Brandywine River Hotel offers distinctive European style lodging for both leisure and business travelers, capturing the unique charm and tranquility of the Brandywine in a stylish, colonial setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brandywine River Hotel

Address: 1609 Baltimore Pike, Building 300, Chadds Ford, PA 19317-7395
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Chadds Ford
Price Range: $183 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Brandywine River Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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