103 - The G.A.R. Room
“Death makes no conquest of these conquerors, for now they live in fame, though not in life.” The Grand Army of the Republic answered with their blood when the Republic called. We want to honor these heroic dead, as well as the veterans of all wars and the Allied Orders of the GAR, who initially dedicated our Civil War bugler over 120 years ago.
This fraternal organization included veterans of the Union Army (U.S. Army), Union Navy (U.S. Navy), Marines, and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War for the Northern/Federal forces. Founded in 1866, the G.A.R. dissolved nine decades later at the death of its last member, Albert Woolson. Its peak membership, at more that 490,000, was just before the Old City Hall was built in 1893. This was a high point of various Civil War monument dedications, including our beloved Trumpeter that resides here at City Hall Grand Hotel.
Our traditional rooms, with their large windows and soft colors, provide a very comfortable atmosphere. Private toilet/shower rooms are brightly lit as well, and the original charm and character of this old city hall adds to the beauty of each room.
Like the HULK Rooms, the history of Williamsport is proudly on display in our traditional rooms and suites, with some pictures dating back to the late 1800s. The lovingly-restored photographs of our hotel, including a few floor-to-ceiling applications, allow each visitor a chance to stroll through our city's rich history.
Whether every visit brings our guest back to a favorite room, or sparks the curiosity to see what is in the next room, we are sure that each visit will be a historical one.
In this room: Hair dryer, iron/ironing board, Keurig machine, mini refrigerator. A comfortable, common lobby with vending machine, ice maker, microwave and Keurig machine can also be found on the THIRD FLOOR, off the elevator to the left.
IMPORTANT: HERE AT CITY HALL GRAND HOTEL, WE MAY NOT HAVE A STAFF MEMBER AT THE HOTEL UPON YOUR ARRIVAL, AS WE DO NOT HAVE A FRONT DESK. THEREFORE, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL GUESTS HAVE RECEIVED A “PAYMENT CONFIRMATION” AND A “KEY CODE” PRIOR TO ARRIVAL IN ORDER TO ENTER THE BUILDING AND/OR YOUR ROOM. THANK YOU.