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The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast

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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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Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Dinsmore House Inn was fantastic, and a wonderful value--if you want to soak in the history of Charlottesville and stay in a place contemporary with the time of Thomas Jefferson, but with wi-fi, this is the place. It is historic, but completely restored and well-appointed. We stayed in a HUGE, lovely room (the Dinsmore Room) which, despite being located... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

First the positives: Mark and Mary are delightful. Location to UVA is great. We stayed in the Monroe Room. Not at all how it is described. No four poster bed, far from quaint or charming. A bunch of mismatched and worn furniture that seemed like a combination of yard sale and Walmart. Peeling paint in bathroom drywall. Bathroom was old... More

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

I'm sorry the Monroe Room did not meet this guest's expectations, although it sounds like the guest was quite happy with the hospitality and location. We are always receptive to suggestions on how to improve our guest rooms. However I don't feel like the Monroe Room has been properly described by this guest: 1.) I had new carpet installed in... More

Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Wonderful bed and breakfast located in the heart of Charlottesville and only minutes from beautiful Virginia wine country. The rooms were exceptional, very convenient on-site parking, and excellent service. The inn keepers and their staff were all very accommodating. After missing the scheduled breakfast time the first morning we were there (due to oversleeping on our part), the inn keepers... More

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just spent a 2 night stay visiting our son at UVA and stayed at one of our favorite bed and breakfast inns. Mark and Mary are the innkeepers there and they are very warm and welcoming. We stayed in the Veranda room which is on the first floor and has a quaint veranda with a lovely... More

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Right in the center of Charlottesville ! What a wonderful place. Very well taken care of, beautiful historic building. Room was enough space flor a couple, move tv with dvd, and very clean updated bathroom. Snacks and wine during the day, cookies at night. Mark and Mary are excellent hosts. We had a triathlon one of the mornings and Mark... More

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La Quinta, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Jefferson Suite. The property is conveniently located so we were able to walk everywhere. We found the suite to be clean, comfortable and nicely appointed. Mark and Mary were extremely friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make certain we were comfortable and happy. They even went so far as... More

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Fort Worth, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I stayed three nights at this cozy bed and breakfast right in the heart of Charlottesville on the UVa "Corner." Our room was very comfortable, and we loved staying in a place with lots of history. It felt like we were guests in Thomas Jefferson's house! The breakfast and other snack offerings were delicious and more than... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The innkeepers made this stay a fabulous treat. The Dinsmore House is conveniently located in the heart of Charlottesville between the college campus and the downtown mall, well maintained, and quietly inviting...it was really the hospitality of Mark and Mary (the innkeepers) who made my stay one to remember. Their breakfasts were a treat, the added afternoon goodies a plus,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stayed at the Dinsmore House for a weekend getaway to see Monticello and some wineries. The house was designed by the same person who designed Monticello so it has that cute colonial feel. As soon as we arrived, Mark and Mary greeted as if we were guests in their home (in a way you are since they live downstairs).... More

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We so enjoyed our two short days at the Dinsmore House Inn! Our room was beautiful, the food was delicious and the Innkeepers Mark and Mary felt like old friends from the moment we met them. We have stayed at many B and B's through the years and have never had as positive an experience. I strongly recommend this Bed... More

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Address: 1211 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Location: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Dinsmore House Hotel Charlottesville
The Dinsmore House Bed And Breakfast

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