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The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast

1211 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed overnight at this lovely B&B while touring some wineries in the Charlottesville area. We stayed in the Virginia room with a lovely four-poster bed. It was clean and neat and no peeling walls as some other reviewers have mentioned. We were greeted by a very friendly staff (sorry I did not get any names), given advice about restaurants... More

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

Thank you! Most of our staff have been with us for several years, and so they understand how important it is to be friendly and helpful with our guests. Whenever a guest goes out of her way to compliment our staff, we make sure to pass that along. The best part of innkeeping is interacting with guests. More

Douglassville, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

This place is terrible. Breakfast at McDonalds is gourmet in comparison. The rooms are shaby at best - cracked walls, peeling paint, not even a paper cup in the room. The TV was in a second room far from the bed. Do not waste your money.

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

Our breakfast is made daily in house, using fresh ingredients and local vendors when possible. Over the last 11 years we have consistently received overwhelmingly positive feedback on our breakfast. I’m sorry it did not meet your expectations.. For clarification, of the review, we do indeed provide cups and bottled water in each room. The TV for the Jefferson Suite... More

Bideford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We really wish we had read the reviews here before booking. Our experience was a great disappointment. A lovely old house, great potential, location good except for the new modern hotel overshadowing it. Our room - The Library Room - had no window, which is not explained on the website. It was quite small, and the en-suite was very tired... More

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

Since the Dinsmore House Inn is a 200 year old former private residence, each of our rooms is different. Some are larger and brighter, others are smaller and less bright. We try to fairly represent the difference in the rooms on our website, and provide pricing tiers, so that budget-minded guests can have the B&B experience at a much lower... More

South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Our stay at the Dinsmore was not the greatest bed and breakfast experience. There's certainly nothing wrong with the Dinsmore if you like much older, historic, very dated homes. My husband and I loved the idea of staying at a historic inn right in the middle Charlottesville, but the actual experience wasn't quite as wonderful as we hoped. PROS: *Location:... More

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

Thank you for the kind words about our inn and its location. Many guests seek us out for a unique lodging experience in a prime city location, walking distance to UVA, the Downtown Mall and dozens of local restaurants. With the new UVA Children’s Hospital preparing to open, we truly appreciate the 9,000+ guests who have stayed with us over... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The history and architecture of this house were really fascinating. The location was (arguably) the best in Charlottesville. However, the property is being run as something between a small hotel on a very tight budget and a B&B. There are a few minor items that would be of minimal cost to update that would be major improvements (B&B quality towels... More

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

Thanks for the kind words about our staff, location and breakfast. I will pass them along to our staff for encouragement. Thanks also for pointing out areas where we can improve. We are looking for ways to enhance to the rooms, and guest feedback like yours is very helpful to that end. One response regarding comment about the towels: We... More

Winter Park, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The condition of this property was surprising when compared to the internet photographs. We were very disappointed. We did enjoy the breakfasts. The owner, dog and sister were very pleasant. The location was convenient. If the building had been in top condition the experience would have been much better.

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

Thanks for the kind words about the breakfast, staff and location. We are committed to the improving and maintaining this 200 year old house to meet our guests’ expectations. Many of our guests kindly let us know when something in their room is in disrepair or needs attention, so that we can address it. When we fall short in the... More

Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Wow, I was totally unimpressed by how run down this B&B was. I felt like I was in an old fraternity house. Peeling paint beat up doors, cob webs, weeds along the landscape, run down but it's clear they remain full due to their close proximity to UVA-they are right across the street from UVA hospital. They are also IN... More

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

Over the last decade this old building has seen a lot of wear and tear. We did not provide proper and timely upkeep to building and we are working diligently to address that. It is a 200 year old building, so all the changes won't happen overnight, but we have used this off-season daily improve the condition and quality of... More

Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We spent 2 nights at this facility and could not have been more satisfied. The owners and staff were very gracious and helpful. The room (the Virginia room) had an outside entrance which was not a problem and it was very comfortable with all of the amenities we needed. Parking was provided in the Marriott lot about a block away... More

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

Thank you! Most of our staff have been with us for several years, and so they understand how important it is to be friendly and helpful with our guests. Whenever a guest goes out of her way to compliment our staff, we make sure to pass that along. The best part of innkeeping is interacting with guests. More

Kansas City
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We were fortunate to get three rooms at the Dinsmore House for graduation weekend, and the owners worked with us via email to plan a sit down dinner for twelve the night of graduation. The location could not have been improved upon: we walked everywhere we needed to go. Parking was covered and accessible. The ambience of the period house,... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your family's stay, and also for your gracious words. Thanks also for the kind words about our location and amenitites. Many guests seek us out for a unique lodging experience in a prime city location, walking distance to UVA, the Downtown Mall and dozens of local restaurants. More

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Additional Information about The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast

Also Known As:
The Dinsmore House Bed And Breakfast
The Dinsmore House Hotel Charlottesville
The Dinsmore House Hotel
Address: 1211 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Location: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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