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The Mimslyn Inn

401 West Main Street, Luray, VA 22835
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time and we read a lot of reviews, the good and the bad. The hotel is beautiful, we had a great experience. The size of the the room was okay, not too small. No down sides that we could see. Had a great time.

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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review

We are delighted that you had a great experience during your recent stay at The Mimslyn Inn! It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we look forward to your next stay. More 

Reston, Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The choices of good hotels in Luray are not extensive so if you are looking for something that feels a little above average then this is probably your only choice. The Mimslyn Inn has an imposing position on a hill that looks over the town of Luray with the mountains in the near distance so the views are decent, if... More 

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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed review with other travelers here on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate your feedback and we are pleased that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay. We appreciate your compliments on our beautiful hotel and grounds and we are mindful of your feedback regarding dining options. Thank you for your recommendation to... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mimslyn Inn was clean and attractive. In order to get 2 beds, we had to pay for a room upgrade and that sort of annoyed me. It had some sort of electronic fireplace that provided no heat and was just cheezy. The front desk people were nice enough. If you are touring Virginia's wine country or Luray Caverns, the... More 

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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your stay. Our location is terrific for guests wishing to tour Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park or Virginia Wine Country and we are pleased that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay. We hope to be of service to you again soon. More 

New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a one-night stay in The Mimslyn Inn for the first night of our Skyline Drive road trip and we enjoyed it enough that we were easily talked into a discounted second night. We had an enjoyable dinner in the restaurant with live local music and our nicely appointed rooms were very comfortable and clean. I can understand why... More 

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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and lovely pictures of your recent stay at The Mimslyn Inn. It warms our hearts to hear that a guest enjoyed their visit enough to extend their stay and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us for an extra night. We appreciate your compliments on the clean and comfortable room as... More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And I don't know what it is. Beautiful old hotel that has been restored but something's not there to put it over the top to make it a final destination. Food was ok but there is a certain charm that is missing and I can't put my finger on it. Probably won't stay there again. Friendly staff, rooms noisy, can... More 

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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review

We want all our guests to have a great stay where everything exceeds their expectations and we are sorry to hear that this was not your experience. We value you as a guest and hope you will reconsider staying again in the future. We would welcome another opportunity to impress you with our “Vintage Southern Hospitality”. More 

Springfield, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the Mimslyn Inn itself is lovely, what made our stay truly memorable was the gracious staff. They were always friendly and always helpful and willing to chat a bit. It made us feel warm and welcome throughout the entire visit. The rooms were small, but lovely. We found the food in Circa 31 to be very good, especially the... More 

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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and for your recommendation to other travelers. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and are especially pleased to hear that you plan to return soon. We look forward to welcoming you back and making your next visit even more pleasant than the last. More 

Annapolis
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went on a Saturday in December for our anniversary. Even though it was noted on our confirmation there was no acknowledgement, not a biggie, but we pick a place in the Delmarva every year. A dessert or something would have been nice. Room was small, quaint and comfy. Inn had fireplace in lobby, trains and a Xmas tree. Had dinner... More 

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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for trusting The Mimslyn Inn for your anniversary celebration this year and please accept a belated "Happy Anniversary" on behalf of our entire staff. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your 5-star review. I have shared your comments regarding dinner with our chef and we thank you for the feedback. We look forward... More 

maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When we arrived at the Mimslyn Inn we were greeted w/smiles, nice comments and just felt so welcomed. The Historic hotel is beautiful and well kept. The room was comfy and clean. The employees were friendly and helpful. Most of the guest that we spoke with have been to the Mimslyn many times and always keep coming back, which we... More 

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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for trusting The Mimslyn Inn for your hotel needs during your recent getaway visit to Luray, VA. I am delighted to hear that you received such a warm welcome from our staff and that you enjoyed your comfortable room and the pleasant ambiance of the Inn. We hope to have the pleasure of being of service to you... More 

Richmond, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What a delight. I can't say enough about this place. When you first walk in you are greeted by a lovely grand room yet cozy. The furniture. The lighting. The large fireplace. A small collection of wines for purchase if you like. Christmas music playing. a lovely tree. The fitness room includes weights, treadmill, other cardio machines, TV, towels, water,... More 

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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for your 5-star review of your recent stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our seasonal decorations, comfortable rooms, great amenities and cozy ambiance. Please accept my sincere apologies for the less-than-pleasant service you received at The Speakeasy. We are typically well-known for superior service and I am sorry this was not... More 

Parkton, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We stayed for one night on November 23, 2014 on our way to visit family for Thanksgiving. Decided to stop at Luray Caverns and take the Blue Ridge Parkway. The staff was welcoming and the hotel is lovely. Food was excellent. Will definitely stay there again.

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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for giving The Mimslyn Inn a try during your recent visit to our area to see Luray Caverns and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your 5-star review of your stay and dining experiences. We are thrilled to hear you plan to stay here again and we look forward... More 

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Address: 401 West Main Street, Luray, VA 22835
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Location: United States > Virginia > Luray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 45
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