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Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center

450 Sweet Briar Drive, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hagerstown, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the location of the Inn is wonderful, the $300 a night price, is NOT worth it! The room on the second floor, was very large and clean. Loved that there was an extra sink outside of the bathroom, which was great with 4 women using the room. The WiFi wouldn't work for my tablet for some reason. My phone... More 

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Randleman, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the perfect spot for our gathering of friends. Ten 1970 SBC alumnae gathered in June to reconnect with each other and the Sweet Briar campus. We are glad there is an inn now, since we have outgrown dormlife! The rooms were spacious, and clean, and the staff was accommodating and friendly. We had lounges and outdoor seating for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here on a business trip and the setting is really beautiful. There is plenty of parking and the room was very comfortable and a good size. There are nice sitting rooms, too, and the conference center is large and attractive with several function rooms. The campus grounds offer lovely places to walk or just sit and relax. There... More 

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northern virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My mom & I headed down to Sweet Briar College for a gathering her class was having. I would estimate that 30 classmates and spouses/guests attended AND stayed at the Florence Elston Inn. The staff could not have been friendlier. The rooms were large, clean and comfy. It felt like we had stepped back in time to 1973~~in a good... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Spent there 4 days as part of a conference. Wonderful rooms in a really magical environment of an old european college grounds. Good service, fine breakfast that you can take to sitting rooms. Delightful area. Good price. Wifi, parking-all is fine! Recommend!

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Key Largo, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We spent two nights at the Elson Inn on the campus of Sweet Briar College. We stayed there because our son was participating in the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. One of the benefits of staying here is that it is very peaceful and quiet and has lovely grounds to explore by car or foot. The room was sufficiently... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We are staying at The Elston Inn and it is terrific. Charming rooms, a comfortable lounge area and an extremely friendly and curteous staff. This hotel is nestled on the campus of the beautiful Sweet Briar College and it is quiet and vet comfortable. I am very much enjoying our visit and will return shortly.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nestled on the beautiful Sweet Briar College campus, this charming & small Inn/Conference Center has the feel of a bed and breakfast. It offers spacious and comfortable rooms reasonably priced. Inexpensive meals are available on campus and the staff is very friendly & accommodating. Not much to do in this sleepy one traffic light town, but there are no shortage... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Elston Inn. The staff was extremely friendly and polite. The room was clean and comfortable. The morning breakfast was a perfect start to the day. The grounds were beautiful and we wish we had more time to explore the surroundings. It was also in a perfect location for our needs during our trip.... More 

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carolinecorum@yahoo.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I'm a SBC alum so I stay at the inn every chance I get - which, regrettably, is not often. This trip I spent the night en route to a work-related conference. It is a comfortable, quiet little inn on Sweet Briar's stunningly beautiful campus. Rooms are spacious with lots of amenities (two sinks, coffee maker, frig, microwave, tea &... More 

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