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The Mimslyn Inn
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Rooms need a facelift
User: VaTechDad from: Ashburn, Virginia
Published Date: Jan, 20, 2020
Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020
Rating: 3
Not a bad place but the geuest room I stayed in needed new paint, bathroom caulking and air freshners. It was just old and not represented by the photos in the brochure. Any Hampton Inn would be a better choice.
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Quality Valley of Va. Find
User: alvinh870 from: warrenton
Published Date: Dec, 31, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Beautiful one of a kind building. Historical restored. Good food and friendly staff. Correctly price food. Nice atmosphere to lounge around. Lower lower pub,bar, Nice easy place to visit for any amount of time.

Historic Hotel
User: Deborah B from: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Published Date: Dec, 30, 2019
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
What a sweet inn. Hints of bygone days with that beautiful veranda outside and the sweeping grand staircase inside. We had supper in the downstairs grill and listened to a great jazz duo. Certainly was a great find!
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Nice historic hotel
User: RuudenIne from: Weert, The Netherlands
Published Date: Nov, 23, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We were visiting the Shenandoh area for a few day's hiking around the Skyline Drive. Seen most of accommodation was closed at this time of the year at the Skyline Drive, we decided to stay in Luray at this hotel as we like some comfort. Luray is also just 10-15 minutes drive from a Skyline Drive entrance. The hotel is back in time if you look to the whole, by which not is said that this is negative ! Its a "warm" comfortable hotel, room and bed were ok, only fan was little to loud, with outside minus 10 Celsius we had to heat the room with the fireplace in the room. The breakfast is from the menu (no buffet) and this was fine too. Service was fine, all questions or such were handled correctly and friendly. We feel it is some overpriced for what you get.
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Best Half-Way Location to Shenandoah Park
User: DennisK15882 from: Salem
Published Date: Nov, 22, 2019
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
This inn is perfect for a single night or a week when visiting the Shenandoah Valley, Luray Caverns or wine tasting. Perfectly located within a few minutes to take the Skyline Drive north or south from the Thornton Gap park entrance station. It is also very close to the Luray Caverns at the west end of town, and there are wineries all over- one of the best is CrossKeys Vineyards which has a bistro- go for lunch. Mimslyn is an older hotel, member of the Historic Hotels of America group, with all up to date conveniences. Enter thru large, heavy wooden double doors into large lobby with winding staircase, small bar and elevator. Beautiful Circa 31 dining room is open for breakfast (closes @ 10:30), lunch and sometimes dinner-not always. Breakfast is quite good & from menu or daily buffet- lots of fruit. Visit their Speakeasy for dinner which is smaller room, has a bar and small lounge area when waiting for table. Couple of nights has local singing talent. Menu is good comfort food and nearly every item has green beans-chef must have a bean farm ! If ordering out don't call the Dominico Italian Restaurant- they said 30-45 minutes for spaghetti & meatballs w salad & drinks for 2 people and it took 1-1/2 hours after calling them 2X, and they forgot the drinks!! Our room (#310) was the largest we were told and had a living room with electric fireplace (w/thermostat), pull out sofa bed, flat screen tv, writing desk and coat closet. On the way to the bedroom you pass the large bathroom with deep, jet tub with shower (plenty of water pressure). Opposite the bathroom is a coffee station with mini-fridge. Then to the bedroom with very comfortable king-size bed and pillow top comforter, night stands, flat screen tv, a drawer chest and his & hers closets with large space for lots of clothes. Temperature control worked fine for a little heat the 3rd week October, and did not hear a sound. This was a great room ! Getting off the elevator at 3rd floor you enter a large, quiet, sunroom w/ fireplace which is nice place to read or nap if don't want to stay in the room. Staff is friendly and helpful. This hotel is the place to stay.
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