I grew up in Williamsport and returned to visit and have dinner with old friends for the first time in 40 years. Since the Lycoming Hotel (now the Genetti Hotel) had been THE place to stay I went on line to book a room but their site showed nothing available. Called the property directly and spoke with reservations manager Cheryl who was able to find me a room at a reasonable price.
My room was the Bob Hope suite with a large corner living room (sofa, chairs, desk, wet bar with refrigerator and microwave) and a connecting, comfortable bedroom and bath. Large flat screen TVs in both. The accommodations were clean and quiet and I especially enjoyed the historical ambiance of the hotel with old photos and antiques within the room and common areas of the property.
A night's stay includes a free breakfast which goes far beyond the usual make-your-own-waffles and cereal offered by most hotel chains. A buffet of fresh cut fruit, juices, coffee, eggs, sausage, bacon, corn beef hash, potatoes, bagels and toast was excellent.
Downtown location is near many bars and restaurants and a gated parking lot is adjacent to the hotel with no charge to guests. Staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. This is a great change of pace from the average chain hotel and I will definitely stay here my next visit.