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Richard Johnston Inn

711 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Richard Johnston Inn
Ranked #3 of 10 Fredericksburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, GA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice period home and small B+B. Beautiful public areas and a bountiful breakfast. We stayed in the loft, an excellent headquarters for exploring all things Fredericksburg. Ample off street parking. Friendly but limited personnel on site. Sherry in the rooms, public areas, cookies and snacks in the public areas. We will stay here again. You might want to... More

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A former Frdericksburg resident, I often wondered what it would be like to stay at the inn. It is nestled so nicely in the downtown area, is an historic building--sounded like a grand idea to me! I was so excited when we booked, I posted on facebook and was thrilled to know that my post would earn us a bit... More

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LindiAnn711, Front Office Manager at Richard Johnston Inn, responded to this review

Dear KRG, Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you may have experienced in respect to your stay with us June 2014. At The Richard Johnston Inn, we take pride in ensuring our customer’s satisfaction. Unfortunately, we did not meet your—or our own—expectations. Upon thorough review of the situation, we narrowed the cause to shortness of staff and supplies,... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

went in to inspect the room and fell in love with the place.great location,clean like a new pin,great bed ,good food.the best b.b christine and myself have stayed in.would have stayed longer but was full the rest of the week (dam). would love to stay again but would depends on what road trip we take.U.S.A a large lump to travel... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Room - We stayed in the Caroline House, which is owned by the RJ Inn and located a block down the street. The room and attached bath were very nice, but over decorated. Just too much stuff apparently just for the sake of being there. For example the bed and mattress were very nice, but it was covered with 10... More

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Lunenburg, Canada
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
26 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This 200+ year old house, beautifully restored and appointed, sits on one of the main streets of Fredericksburg. This makes it easy to find and close to many restaurants, but also prone to traffic and evening pedestrian noise. The hosts are very friendly, the rooms very clean and a good size. Our breakfast was cooked to order and delicious, with... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We recently stayed at the Inn for 5 nights. Our reason was to visit D.C. for a couple of days. We spent one day in D.C. and decided to stay in Fredericksburg for the remainder. What was best was knowing we had a "home" to go back to every night. We had the LOFT room which was amazing!! It is... More

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King George, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We arrived after normal check-in hours so the staff had departed for the night. The check-in process was just as it was described in the welcome/reservation confirmation letter. There was a minor mixup in the room assignment which meant the room we had chosen was not made up. Lindi went out of her way to make it right for us.... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We saw the Inn on Henry Cole's Great Motorcycle Journeys on the Travel Channel. We decided to stop there on our way to the Outer Banks. There was a warm welcome from April at the reception desk. Our room was beautifully decorated and very spacious. Being an old inn it had loads of character. The Inn Keeper was Lindi was... More

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Cicero, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We chose this B&B based on the pictures on their website and the fact they were the only B&B in Fredericksburg that had off-street parking on the premises behind the B&B. We stayed in the "Olivia" room on the second floor with an ensuite bath. The room was much larger than I expected and the bath was also roomy and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Loved our stay - perfect location, beautiful room, friendly staff, delicious breakfast! Whichever room you choose you won't be disappointed - all are beautiful and all are unique. After spending the day at Civil War sites, the Inn seemed like we had stepped back into that very time period in history.

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Additional Information about Richard Johnston Inn

Address: 711 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Location: United States > Virginia > Fredericksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Richard Johnston Hotel Fredericksburg

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
John Taylow, architect, and one of the original signers of The Declaration of Independence, constructed this unique, upscale 18th century Inn in 1770. In the 1800’s, it served as the home of the mayor of Fredericksburg, Richard Johnston. The award winning Inn offers seven beautifully appointed guest rooms, 2 suites and caters to small, intimate weddings and other special events in our courtyard or parlors. ... more   less 
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