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Highland Inn

68 West Main Street, P.O.Box 40, Monterey, VA 24465
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Ranked #3 of 7 Monterey B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Raleigh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I took my wife and elderly mother up for a one-night stay at the Highland Inn, and we couldn't have been more pleased. This place obviously has a lot of history...more, in fact, than can be absorbed in a single-night stay. So we saved some for next time. My mother loves the place to death, and she can be right... More

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanna ditch the city with it's hustle and bustle? Here's your spot. Romantic and quaint, the Highland Inn offers charming rooms, each furnished with antiques. There are gorgeous views and total tranquility. The second floor has a beautiful porch overlooking Main Street. The restaurant has excellent food, prepared by chef Lisa, who has been there for a number of years.... More

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Hinckley, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The Highland Inn gave us a very relaxing and quiet night. The bed was quite hard, but surprisingly comfortable and the room was clean and small but cozy. We were very sorry we had already eaten as we heard the dinners there were excellent but we did enjoy the continental breakfast. The Inn is charming but does need some updating.... More

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Roadmaster96, Owner at Highland Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your Comments! We really appreciate getting feedback and hope you can visit us again in the future. More

South Elgin, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The owners, Gregg and Debbie Morse are always gracious hosts whenever we come to visit Monterey. The dinners and buffets in the restaurant are always very good and Chef Lisa makes a delicious trout amandine as well as tasty desserts. In regards to the decor and painting...with today's economy they are doing the best with what they have to work... More

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Roadmaster96, Owner at Highland Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! We look forward to your trips out here each year! More

Manassas, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The Highland Inn is an historic hotel with a lot of character/charm and potential but really needs a makeover to get it where it needs to be. The floor of our room (and perhaps others but don't know) listed a few degrees to starboard as did that entire end of the hotel floor but I can't say that impacted on... More

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Roadmaster96, Owner at Highland Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. This year has been a major push for us to get some updating done. We have repainted and redecorated our lobby and dining room and guest parlor. We did have to put off some of these projects over the last few trying years. Right now we have repaired cracks and repainted the first floor and have... More

Bon Air, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Forget about the previous reviews that complain about no elevator, or no A/C. It's only 15 steps to your room, and it's 47 degrees at night in July!!! This place is old world Victorian charming. Everything from the outside view to the formal staircase leading to the rooms. We live in Bon air, and this place would fit right in... More

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Roadmaster96, Owner at Highland Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We have guest books in our lobby with volumes of nice comments but it is always good to get feedback online. No one sees those old books! We have to agree, Monterey and the old Inn are a charming place to visit. We hope you get out our way again. More

Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I stayed in a room with a full bed for two nights during the third weekend of July 2013. First the good: my stay was relaxing (especially watching thunderstorms go by sitting on the second floor porch), my room was clean, service was decent, the inn itself is quite interesting and full of turn-of-the-century character, and dinner was good. Quite... More

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Roadmaster96, Owner at Highland Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We appreciate the feedback. We have had such regular thunderstorms that all of our doors are swollen! Sorry yours was hard to open. I did have to investigate the breakfast being late and found it did indeed open at 8 am instead of 7:30. It is rare for that to happen, I guess maybe twice a... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My husband and I are from Virginia Beach. We were taking a short trip to the mountains and planned to make Monterey and the Highland Inn one of our stops. When we arrived at the Inn, we were greeted rather coldly. We explained that we interested in staying overnight and asked if we could see a room. The response was... More

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Roadmaster96, Owner at Highland Inn, responded to this review

I am afraid this is mostly true, although maybe not in the order mentioned. We get walk-ins who come to our Inn and ask for rooms and after telling us what kind they are interested in, we will show them rooms if they request it. It usually involves discussing rates and such. We also get people visiting our beautiful area... More

elizabeth city, nc
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
26 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

You first have to understand that this place is off the beaten path. The inn is almost like it was when Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, et al stayed here. You can almost imagine them sitting around the coal stove in the dining room and drafting the blueprint for the industry of the 20th century. It has been updated with ensuite... More

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Roadmaster96, Owner at Highland Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We felt it to be accurate, and your comment on comparing us to more modern chains is very true! We try to get the basics for expected conveniences but we definitely are 108 years old and will never fit that mold. We hope you enjoyed your stay! More

Hayward, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

We have stayed here off and on for many years and would not stay anywhere else unless they did not have room for us. The public areas and guest rooms are beautifully appointed with period furnishings and the staff is a perfect match with the beauty of this historic inn as they provide warm and attentive service and treat you... More

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Address: 68 West Main Street, P.O.Box 40, Monterey, VA 24465
Location: United States > Virginia > Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lodging guests on Main Street in Monterey since 1904, this late Victorian hotel is a Virginia Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now a Country Inn with 18 individually decorated rooms and suites - each with private baths, TV, WiFi and Continental Breakfast. The Inn offers regional American dining, Wednesday through Saturday. ... more   less 
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