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Rittenhouse Motor Lodge

23054 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Rittenhouse Motor Lodge
Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Cape Charles
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Rating summary
  • 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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Richmond
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

After reading most of the reviews on this little motel, I decided this is what I needed at this time in my life. No phone, quiet, warm, relaxing place that reminded me that if this man has lived a blessed life, this is where I needed to go. It was everything I expected. I loved everything about it. The park... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Wife and I spent a long labor day weekend at this motel. We had a room in the back and it was huge. Everything is dated but the room was clean. Grounds were great for a small walk-about with the dog as this place is pet friendly. Bob - the owner is super nice and let us extend our check... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Okay... I'm biased. I recently made my fourth trip to this motel/motor lodge at the southern end of Virginia's Eastern Shore. I love the motel and it's owner, Mr. Robert Rittenhouse. You feel like a friend visiting him, instead of a guest in his motor lodge. WARNING! IF you require the latest in hotel/motel furnishings and accomnodations, please avoid this... More

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Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

After traveling extensively thru east coast we came upon the Rittenhouae Lodge tucked away in St Charles VA on Route 13 in a beautiful wooded setting. The lodge is just that. An older lodge that, a lodge that steps u back I time complete w the most delightful owner Bob Rittenhouse. The room was large, clean and somewhat dated. Ask... More

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Driving into the property the motel was well hidden from the road. Once down the driveway we could have been in New England for all we knew! The air was wonderfully scented from the fireplace. There are huge oak's and lob lolly pines.. camellias, azaleas and gardenia's. Our room on the corner was huge with a picture window looking out... More

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ENGLEWOOD
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123 reviews 123 reviews
15 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This motor lodge will not appeal to everyone, if the motels I usually stay at have their finger on the pulse of the travelling public, then today's traveler wants two queen sized beds, a bowed out shower curtain, a hot breakfast in the Lobby, plus 200 stations on the TV. You won't find that stuff here--well they do have free... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

During a recent overnight trip to Cape Charles, Virginia, we came across three old timers from the area who recommended that we stay at this cute, no frills motel. It is very charming, as is its host, Bob Rittenhouse, nestles in a wooded patch right off the main road to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel.

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Edwards, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We did not intentionally set out to find the Rittenhouse Motor Lodge, but can tell you we were glad we did. After traveling a full day from Charleston (headed toward Chincoteague), we were trying to pinpoint a spot to spend the night. Looking at Tripadvisor, we noticed a number of reviews about this interesting motor lodge. Setting our gps as... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I've stayed at this establishment twice in the past year - once in July 2012, and again December. Both stays were marvelously wonderful. While the Lodge is definitely 'old school' and some of the 'bad' things you may read about it are true (bathrooms being 'dated', etc.), it is still a wonderful place to stay. The Lodge is convenient to... More

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Charming is the very best way to describe this motel. When you check in, you're greeted by Mr. Rittenhouse, who has owned the property since the 1950s. The rooms are spacious, and the decor is nowhere near modern - which I really liked. With the exception of the flat screen television, it was something of a deightful time warp. The... More

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Address: 23054 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Location: United States > Virginia > Cape Charles
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Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Cape Charles

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