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Clifton Inn

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1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at Colilna Farm for two nights at the end of our Blue Ridge Parkway road trip. Clifton Inn is reminiscent of the family vacations of my childhood in the rolling hills of Kentucky. The property and houses are well kept and tranquil. Splurge on dinner at the Chef's Counter if you truly appreciate the creative preparation of local ingredients.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful walk back in time. The Clifton Inn is excellent in every way. With just eight guest rooms, all renovated to modern, yet historical perspectives, you immerse yourself in the former home of Thomas Jefferson's son-in-law, Thomas Mann Randolph, who was also a Governor of Virginia. Just minutes from Charlottesville and Monticello, this beautifully preserved property offers superb dining... More 

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Francois B, Manager at Clifton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are delightful you had a great experience at Clifton. We are looking forward to your next visit. More 

Princeton and Charlottesville
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84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've known the Clifton Inn for many years, almost to its inception as an Inn. Even after a tragic event some years ago now, the Inn has found a way to update itself without losing the spirit of the place. The sitting room is comfortably elegant, and an easy place in which to lose oneself for a while in the... More 

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Francois B, General Manager at Clifton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying at Clifton again and for your nice comments. We are looking forward to your next visit in the near future Sincerely More 

Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Inn is charming and the staff delightful, but like a genteel maiden aunt, it is showing its age. The rooms are smallish and not well lit. Sitting in the bath, one looks up at trim that needs painting and then longs for fluffier towels. When we went to the pool early in the morning, the grounds staff was there... More 

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Francois B, General Manager at Clifton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We are upset your experience at Clifton was not up to our standards. Please accept my apologies. I had a conversation with our maintenance staff about your comments at the pool. I also shared your message with our culinary team and our executive chef would be happy to invite you back for dinner... More 

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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiance and I stayed at the Clifton Inn for a two-night-long 'minimoon' following our wedding (which took place at a different venue). We came with the intent of catching up on sleep and lounging around after a very stressful few weeks, and were definitely able to do that at the Clifton (we didn't leave the property at all during... More 

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Francois B, General Manager at Clifton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I'm very happy to see you enjoyed your stay at Clifton after your wedding. I'm sorry you did not feel too comfortable in our Shadwell suite. A lot of our guests like the rooms in the livery building for the charm of this converted old stables. Please contact me I will be more... More 

Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We looked up the Inn on Trip Advisor and decided to spend one night here on out way home from a trip to North Carolina. So glad we did. It is a beautiful Virginia inn with a rich, historic elegance matched only by its lush,colorful grounds. Our room was beautiful and very large with colonial-style touches that made you feel... More 

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New York
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was my second time staying at Clifton Inn, and more impressive than last time. The setting is so peaceful and lovely, and the staff couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. Upon learning of my prior fantastic experience in Room #4, we were booked in the same lovely room again. The bed, shower and decor were just as pretty as... More 

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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Clifton inn is a bit out of town but it is a relais & chateau property so we had high expectations of its cuisine. Perhaps it is a graduation day crunch, the food and service didn't quite deliver the wow we were hoping for. To be sure it ain't bad but for ~$400 for 3 pax, we were hoping to... More 

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Francois B, General Manager at Clifton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your concerns about your dinner during our graduation week end. I want to apologize about your dining experience. I certainly shared and discussed your comments with our front of the house managers and our chef. We will certainly take your concerns under consideration for all our next special occasions in the... More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

When you go to a restaurant that is listed with Relais & Chateaux and when you pay above $160/per person, you expect a few things and at least to get a better service and a better food than any road side place. Service was bellow minimum, unable to find who had what, unable to pour wine properly, food was mediocre,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had my daughter's surprise bridal shower at The Clifton Inn this Sunday. It was a complete success! The food and service is amazing. Thanks to Chelsea who helped with the surprise part. Francois is a perfect gentleman. It's the staff that makes it the treasure it is. I look forward to the wedding next month when we can enjoy... More 

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