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The Mimslyn Inn

#1 of 8 Hotels in Luray
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401 West Main Street, Luray, VA 22835
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Mimslyn Inn during an overnight trip to Luray Caverns. I love older, historic places and this one is gorgeous. Landscaping, pool, and back yard with hammocks is beautiful. There seemed to be plenty of parking when we were there, and the doorman was always ready with a smile and pleasant greeting. The front porch is a... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here this past weekend. The room was very comfortable and neatly decorated. We had a fireplace in our room with a sitting room and bedroom. Bed was very comfortable. We ate dinner out on the porch, great atmosphere and the food was good. After dinner we went to the Speakeasy downstairs for a couple drinks. They had a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your nice review of your stay at our beautifully restored historic inn. We are so proud of our hotel and appreciate feedback from our guests so that we can continue to provide an exceptional stay for future guests. As you noted, the rooms are nicely enhanced, we have some lovely outdoor seating area with mountain... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have spent the last three days at Hawksbill Cottage, one of the cottages on the grounds of The Mimslyn Inn. It has been a wonderful experience; a great getaway. It is peaceful, quiet and very well kept. The staff is very welcoming. We have enjoyed our breakfasts at the Inn and spending time relaxing by 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 review your stay with us. So glad to hear that you enjoyed a great getaway in one of the cottages at The Mimslyn Inn. Our other guests tend to agree with you that it is very peaceful and quiet there! We appreciate your kind comments about our staff and that you were able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

According to legend, at the opening ceremony of Shenendoah National Park, Eleanor Roosevelt was asked if she would like to stay at the new park. She preferred to stay overnight at the nearby Mimslyn Inn. Even now you will agree it's a good choice. The historic hotel brims with charm. Our room was well appointed and cozy. Renovations were tasteful... More 

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

Yes! When President Roosevelt came to Luray to dedicate Shenandoah National Park in 1936, he planned to camp in the park. Eleanor, on the other hand, reportedly told him, "Franklin, you can rough it if you want, but I'm staying at the Mimslyn." We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our historic inn. It was a... More 

Springfield, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at The Mimslynn Inn was an adventure back to a more gentile time when life was less hurried, civility was the standard and hospitality was common. The staff was friendly, gracious and most helpful without being intrusive. Our room in the historic section, although somewhat smaller than those at newer inns, was very well appointed, neat and clean,... 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 recommendation to other travelers who enjoy unique historic properties. It is a pleasure to hear that your stay met your expectations and our own high standards and I am delighted that you had the chance to truly relax and enjoy your time with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you... More 

Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mimslyn provides an impressive first impression as you arrive. The common areas and staff were spot-on. The room was slightly above average (for the price), but clean. We did have a couple questions and an issue while we were there & the staff went above & beyond to rectify the issue and ensure our satisfaction. The town is pretty... More 

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

On behalf of the entire Mimslyn Inn team, thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to share your experience. Your kind comments will serve as encouragement to all our staff as we continuously strive to offer each of our guests the best stay possible. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and our Vintage Southern... More 

Columbia, Maryland
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights in a Blue Ridge Suite (303). It was very nice, clean and spacious. It was chilly one night so the fireplace was a nice addition. I would have liked to have been able to make coffee in the room. There was a very nice coffee/tea set up in the lobby.The lobby was pretty and the veranda... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at The Mimslyn Inn. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our spacious Blue Ridge Suite. We are delighted by your comments on our Vintage Southern Hospitality, great food and live music. I am disappointed to hear that our Breakfast Buffet did not meet your expectations or our... More 

Manlius, NY
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a top notch property. We drove into Luray without reservations and drove around town until we found a place that looked good. The Inn was located on a small hill outside of town with a nice view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We ate dinner on the colonnade porch. The rooms were spacious and decorated with period reproduction... More 

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

It was such a pleasure to welcome you as our guests during your impromptu visit to Luray and we are simply delighted to hear that you enjoyed your short stay to the fullest! As a TripAdvisor Senior Contributor, I am sure that you travel a great deal and have certain expectations when you choose a hotel so our staff is... More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our stay in Luray was a very pleasant one. The hotel has gone under renovations in the last couple of years, and it shows. All of staff was very courteous and went out of their way to make our stay very comfortable. The restaurant is very good as well. Set on the front porch and enjoy the views of the... More 

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

It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our Vintage Southern Hospitality during your recent stay at The Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA. We enjoyed having you as our guests and we truly appreciate your kind review and recommendation to other travelers. We hope to have the pleasure of being of service to you again soon! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and I did the new years weekend here and were blown away. We were also the youngest people there by about 30 years (being in our early 20's). The service was incredible. we joked around that there were little elves that went and cleaned when you weren't looking. The rooms stayed clean and we never saw the cleaners!... More 

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

It was a great pleasure to welcome you and your wife for our New Year's Weekend celebration and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us! We appreciate that you took the time to share your experience with other travelers. Thank you for your kind compliments on our charming atmosphere, clean rooms and excellent service. We hope to... More 

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