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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am a regular guest of the Clifton Inn restaurant and I am surprised and actually sort of amused by some of the recent poor reviews because they clearly seem to be written by people (real or imagined) who are trying very hard to find something wrong about Clifton and its restaurant --it is almost like they have something against... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This used to be the finest property in Charlottesville. It's certainly not their fault, but the staff is poorly trained. We have stayed here many times in the last seventeen years, but won't return until the situation improves. It's really a shame as the Clifton Inn was and--could be again with the attention it deserves--a little jewel. There were three... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I have traveled extensively throughout the US and often stay in Relais et Chateaux properties whenever we can. We have really come to treasure Clifton for its authenticity and its many personal touches . Everything about Clifton is real--whereas I have to stay that sometimes in other Relais et Chateau properties while they are very nice they... More 

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

Thank you very much for choosing our Hotel for your recent stay in Charlottesville. I will certainly share your review and comments with our team. We would be more than happy to have you soon again with us. Sincerely Francois More 

Washington, DC
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very restful weekend getaway at the Clifton. The room was lovely, but we were put in the Collina Farm house, which required us to drive to the main house for meals. Next time, we'll request a room at the main house. The grounds are lovely and the food at the restaurant was fantastic! The included breakfast is... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind words about your recent visit to our Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate all your comments that will certainly encourage other readers to stay with us. I'm sorry you did not like Collina farm but please do not hesitate to contact me next time you are... More 

Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. The setting is straight out of Gone with the wind! The grounds are well maintained and there is a real air of exclusivity and southern opulence about the place. It has style, character and charm. The food was excellent and the staff were very accommodating and friendly. I would go back in a heartbeat!

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

Thank you for choosing our Hotel for your recent stay. Thank you so much for this wonderful feed back. Everybody is looking very much forward to welcoming you soon again at Clifton. Sincerely Francois More 

McLean, Virginia
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Clifton Inn came so highly recommended from our friends, so we went there for a weekend get away and came away disappointed. The Inn and the grounds are lovely, and the lake is spectacularly calm and beautiful. But the bathroom door in our room didn't close, and I missed little things, like no tissues in the bathroom. The service... More 

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

Thank you very much for staying at Clifton Inn. Your feed back is very important for us and I'm sorry your experience in the restaurant on Saturday night was not as goos as Friday night. We had some great reviews and comments about our "restaurant week menu". A lot of our guests were happy to experience the restaurant at a... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property is amazing! The service and food are lacking. I am so surprised that Clifton has maintained their Relais Chateux membership. We will not return. Calls to the front desk are not answered. Rooms are simple and uncomfortable. So sad.

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Weston, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Clifton Inn has the bones to be special, but there is lack of warmth in the service delivery. When we entered the Inn for the first time, we had to walk back to the kitchen and call out before we saw any staff. As I brought in our luggage, with my neck in a brace, several members of the... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay. I truly apologize about the lack of service. We are most sincere about providing a wonderful experience for all our guests during their stay at Clifton. Your critique is very concerning but we take it very seriously as a guide to assuring that these kinds... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank you very much for your review and your nice comments. We are looking forward to your next visit at Clifton. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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 

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