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The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast

1211 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rented out the entire B&B for our wedding party. It was amazing. The breakfasts were delicious, the lunch hour they organized for us was incredible, and the service was truly impeccable. Would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone staying in Charlottesville or getting married and looking for a "home base" for wedding operations that weekend.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent two nights here at the start of our vacation in Virginia. Dinsmore House was built in 1817 and the old house has survived and nestles in the middle of more modern development. The present owners bought it and converted it into a b&b which has been operating since 2003. We had a great stay here. The veranda room... More

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent two nights at the Dinsmore House and could not be more pleased. Convenient location to everything in the Charlottesville area, walking or driving. We visited Monticello, Ash Lawn and the Mitchie Tavern, the Downtown Mall was a mile walk and had lots of great shops, restaurants and theaters. At the end of the Mall there is an... More

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Highbridge UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not quite sure what to expect when we arrived having read a variety of reviews for the Dinsmore but i have to say i thoroughly enjoyed our stay We arrived during the daily social hour they hold (16.00 - 18.00 ) and were greeted by a very friendly member of staff and a glass of wine with cheeses... More

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DINSMOREHOUSE, Owner at The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Mr. Barnett for taking the time to write review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Dinsmore House. Most of the negative reviews you read stemmed from a 3 year period when there was a major construction project (children's hospital) next door. We are happy to say the construction ended several months ago, the hospital is... More

Greensboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed at the Dinsmore Inn in June while on a short getaway trip to see Monticello. We enjoyed our stay. The inn is within an easy walk of UVa and the downtown mall. Monticello is just a short drive away. There are plenty of restaurants close to the inn. Our room was quite comfortable with a window AC which... More

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montepulciano
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Would never stay here again! Our first welcome experience was the mother of the owner barking through the intercom to go away and come back in an hour at 4 pm when check in starts (she had a terrible attitude throughout the stay) . What can i say, zero attention to detail: old room, curtains that dont work, no clothes... More

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

After a visit to Monticello on a sunny spring day, we made our way to the Dinsmore House, home of Jefferson's master builder. We loved the house and our room, and the overall experience including a very nice breakfast on the sun porch. The staff was friendly and professional. Our only complaint - when you arrive it's not clear where... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Less personal touch may not be a bad thing if you want a b&b with a bit less intrusion, but you do trade some things. The people who are there are very nice, though my sense was they were employees, unlike other places where they have more a stake, and therefore pride of place. Also, no one is necessarily around,... More

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Studio City, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

They improved the experience. We had a nice sized room at the top of the stairs. There was a wine and cheese offering for those who chose to indulge and a fine breakfast the next morning. Guests could choose to eat in the sun room or in the dining room.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My friends and I stayed at this B&B for a bachelorette weekend while doing some wine tasting in Charlottesville. The charming decor and rooms fits in perfectly in Charlottesville. The staff was friendly and helpful, and we loved the fresh-baked cookies during the wine social. I ordered the group the Girls Getaway package and did not see any bath products... More

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Additional Information about The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1211 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Location: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The Dinsmore House Bed And Breakfast
The Dinsmore House Hotel Charlottesville

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