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The Tides Inn

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480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very inviting environment! The staff was courteous, helpful and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. The property has an excellent, scenic location with a ton of traditional and unique (Frisbee golf) activities available. However you decide to spend your time you can't help but relax. The restaurant is top notch - we ate every... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, if a little pricey, place to relax on the water. This is a top notch hotel/resort and they aim to please. Great rooms, fabulous amenities (bikes, tennis courts, fire pit, spa). The food is beyond amazing and the service is fantastic. Beautiful views of the water from almost anywhere on the propery. If you are in the area, this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a wonderful visit to The Tides Inn this Christmas. The property is beautiful. The rooms are nicely appointed. And the staff is just incredible. They're friendly, always willing to help, and adept at anticipating needs. We love taking the bikes out for a ride around town. It's gorgeous nearby and definitely worth exploring. We look forward to returning... More 

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Tidesgm, General Manager at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

Christmas is a special time at the Tides, it is as if we have a group of our best friends to stay. I am glad you had fun and we look forward to welcoming you back in the Summer Gordon Slatford General Manager More 

Richmond, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Tides just speaks to the heart of a perfect escape, waterfront location, small town charm and excellent service, unmatched and consistently superb...all within the confines of personal care. The daily activities are diverse, the dining room and bar are trendy with creative meals and beverages, and the on site spa and dock allow for complete enjoyment. You find yourself... More 

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Tidesgm, General Manager at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I have to say this sounds just like us, come back soon Gordon Slatford General Manager More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed at The Tides Inn because we were attending a wedding in Virginia. The hotel is very picturesque and we had a nice lunch on the patio. However our room definitely needed updating and our connecting door had to be fixed by maintenance because it was jammed shut. The handle for the shower also fell off while my son... More 

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Tidesgm, General Manager at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

My apologies for this experience. I am sorry I do not recall this incident but I am always happy to speak with guests about any issues they have and we strive to make things right. Rooms are guaranteed with a credit card, authorization is taken on arrival, and charges are submitted upon check-out. Bank holidays delay reimbursement of authorisations by... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Played golf at their club and ate at their restaurant, but Christmas was the first time we had dstayed here. A wonderful experience, Room was large and well laid out. All the amenities are in place from shampoo, hand lotion, cotton balls and swabs and hair dryers. Very nice vanity and rest room area. Towels are plush and plentiful. We... More 

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Tidesgm, General Manager at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

So would you have us agree with you and pose the question why it took you so long to come and stay? Never mind you came, you enjoyed and I am sure you will come back. Gordon Slatford General Manager More 

Round Hill, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

After experiencing the Tides Inn as a business visitor on a number of occasions, I had the opportunity to return with my wife for a mini-weekend visit. The wonderful people, and the charming resort of an earlier time, that are the Tides Inn rewarded us with an experience my wife simply defined as "delicious." After being pampered by the amazing... More 

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Tidesgm, General Manager at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

I do remember meeting you and discussing a rather nice glass of red wine. At the time you eluded to having a great time and I am glad it continued throughout your stay. Gordon Slatford. General Manager More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My wife, two young boys(ages 6 and 8) and I spent a wonderful 3 nights at The Tides in late October. The food in the dining room was amazing to say the least. There were lots of activities to keep the kids busy. All the staff were so nice and accomodating. The room we stayed in was quiet and clean... More 

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Tidesgm, General Manager at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

You are right there is a plethora of activities for all the family and I can see your boys enjoying every minute of their stay, Of course we prefer them to enjoy outdoor activities wherever possible rather than too many computer games!., maybe other visitors would agree. Gordon Slatford General Manager More 

Springfield, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We spent Thanksgiving here. We had a delicious dinner and breakfast the next day. Staff is one of the friendliest we have encountered at a hotel. They really enjoy their jobs. Resort has a lovely location. Right on the water. If you are looking for night life, this isn't the place for you. However, if you want a relaxing vacation,... More 

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Tidesgm, General Manager at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

providing graceful hospitality and a relaxing environment is our mission, we are glad you appreciate our efforts. Gordon Slatford General Manager More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

An old Virginia resort that was once the premier destination in the area. It still retains some of its charm but seems to have lost a lot of its lustre and attention to detail. It's location is a beautiful perch overlooking Carter's creek which is just off of the Rappahannock river. It's worth a visit, but be prepared to be... More 

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Tidesgm, General Manager at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We will always strive to offer the best in hospitality and look forward to demonstrating this to you on your next visit Gordon Slatford General Manager More 

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