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1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an excellent time at the Clifton Inn. We went for two nights and were unexpectedly upgraded into the luxurious Monticello suite. The first night we enjoyed a delicious 4-course meal, including a great scallops, and a very good duck confit. We were constantly overwhelmed by the friendly and professional service. At dinner, my wife ordered a drink, which... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Honeymoon Sweet at the Clifton for our honeymoon. We really enjoyed our stay: the room and grounds were beautiful and the food at the inn was excellent. The standout here was definitely the service, which was top notch. We felt so welcome as guests of the inn and the restaurant. Everything we've come... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I did a lot of research before choosing this inn for a weekend getaway with my son. This Inn is part of a boutique resort group, and you could definitely feel that "boutique" ambience upon walking in the door. The inn itself is truly beautiful, with lovely furniture, interior design, historical elements and pleasurable additions including hand-written welcome notes, a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Beautiful old house and incredible service. This historic inn was once part of Thomas Jefferson's estate and it is very close to Monticello and University of Virginia. Great restaurant and the overall service was the best.

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A beautiful property with terrific vistas that a friend of ours discovered, with good accessability to Charlottesville & local sites. We decided to stay a couple of nights in early March while visiting Charlottesville for a show. The weather took a terrible turn for the worse with lots of ice & snow, and as they had a couple of rooms... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stayed for one night while visiting U Virginia. Very comfortable and elegant. So many lovely small touches. Boxed cookies on bed in evening and when leaving, complimentary homegrown wine in room and a personal welcome note. Clifton is large enough to make it feel like a boutique hotel, yet has all the lovely style of a gracious southern home.

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Nellysford, VA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Beautiful B & B makes you feel like you are stepping back in times. Within easy drive of vineyards, historic sites, and Charlottesville, it boasts an extremely friendly and attentive staff. There were some small bones in my husband's trout, but otherwise it was a lovely place to relax and enjoy the ambiance.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Instead of going out and fighting crowds for Valentine's dinner, we opted for a peaceful breakfast at the Clifton. We did not stay overnight, nevertheless were kindly welcomed by the staff the moment we entered. All around it was a delightful experience. The fire was lit (and we got to sit right next to it), the server (Luda) was very... More

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Tiburon, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I travel often and am always looking for charming, unique properties. Clifton Inn definitely ranks as one of my all-time favorites. The property feels so historic and southern. The pool, tennis courts and grounds are just lovely. Customer service was impeccable. We had a large room with enough space for a pack-n-play and a pull-out couch for my other daughter.... More

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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

In the past we stayed at keswick hall, when we called for reservations they said they had know rooms. We booked the clifton hall, so glad we did. Had a great time. Service was excellent, room was good and the food was excellent. Dinner was one the finest we had in a long time. We will be back.

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Also Known As:
Clifton Hotel Charlottesville
Country Inn Charlottesville
Charlottesville Country Inn
Address: 1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Location: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Charlottesville
#4 Family Hotel in Charlottesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clifton, a luxury hotel member of Relais & Châteaux, puts guests in the best of both worlds with the intimacy of small inns and exquisite comforts of world-class hotels. A spectacular 100-acre setting in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The best fine dining on the Charlottesville restaurant scene. World-class service. The list goes on and on. Clifton memories are here for the making. Consider yourself cordially invited to make some of your own. ... more   less 
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