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Rittenhouse Motor Lodge

23054 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been around since I was a child. My grandparents lived right down the street from there. Several years ago my grandmother Katie Dousky passed away and the owners having known her accommodated almost all of our family at a discounted price. They were very thoughtful and caring. Although it may be dated some things are more important.... More 

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Manns Harbor, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing fancy and not cheap, but a delightful stay and very retro-cool. We would return. The bed was comfortable and the internet was working great and the peaceful beauty of the property is not to be missed.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Mr. Bob Rittenhouse was a delight ! He took over the lodge from his father in 1953. We decided to stay there overnight on our way to OBX. The next morning we only had about 2 1/2 hours to Nags Head, NC. The place CLEAN, beautiful grounds, and Mr. Bob couldn't have been more friendly to us. He recommended the... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Rittenhouse is one of our favorite places to stay for a long weekend in VA. The owner, Bob is very friendly and makes the stay comfortable and memorable. The rooms are circa 1950's, super clean and comfortable. Each with a little patio area with which, to sit out front. There is a small walking trail by the motel as... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We booked this room because we met up with some family members. The cost of the room was high for what you got. The spare mattress had black mold all over it. The bathroom was clean. The room also smelled of mold. Free wifi really didn't work.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

After reading the reviews on the Rittenhouse Motor Lodge, we decided it would be a great place to stop on our trip south. All of the reviews were correct, It is “A little Pearl,”a “Fantastic stay,” and, most definitely “Retro for sure.” The owner is delightful. Learning I was a Northern gardener curious about Southern plants, he took me on... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is the cutest little place right of Route 13. It nestles in between large pine trees and a beautiful nature setting. It seems to come right out of an old movie, and it is absolutely charming, just like it´s original owner. The rooms are unique and very clean, not your usual generic motel room. We were planning to stay... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What a great place. Tucked away on beautiful grounds with large, clean rooms and porches for chatting. Bob was a most gracious and entertaining host! I would certainly visit again and stay at the Rittenhouse!

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Bumpass, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was leary based upon reviews, but gave it a try....very old, but clean, safe & comfortable. Beautifully situated..like a cottage in the forest. Had updated flat screen tv & wifi; no frills, but perfectly comfortable for my 2 night stay. I will stay here again....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The hotel in town was sold out and so we stayed at the Rittenhouse lodge and so glad we did. We came with our 3 kids to explore Cape Charles and Bob's nature walk was their first stop. They loved the setting and marveled at the amazingly tall trees, frogs and birds. The rooms are a little dated, but very... More 

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