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“A Special Place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rittenhouse Motor Lodge

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Rittenhouse Motor Lodge
23054 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Cape Charles
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“A Special Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2009

Our last trip was our third stay at the Rittenhouse and a truly enjoyable experience. I'll start by saying if you are looking for all the amenities along with modern stylings, this motel is not for you. This is a motel owned by Bob Rittenhouse since the fifties (his family cleared the trees to build the place) and it still looks of that era. But it's clean and has been well maintained.

What sets this place apart from just any roadside motor lodge is the grounds. We spend the morning touring Bob's various vegitations and pathways over creeks and various plant life. If you're interested in life on the eastern shore, pull up a chair on the porch and listen to what life is like on this bucolic strip of land.

It's not for everyone, but if you long for those days of road travel and rustic motels to spend the night, this place is perfect. We truly enjoy this place.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2009

attracted by the location we ended up here, on advice of a B&B owner. Bob is a terribly nice guy but his motel is as outdated as he is old. Smell of mould that would not go away, bathroom nice for the standards of 1960 and beds, though not uncomfortable, als old and oldfashioned. Carpet and rugs also old and with stains. Airconditioning according to modern standards old ans noisy. (the 'in window' model) and all that for usd 125 for 4 persons was really overpriced.
Location is nice but all those trees also attracts flies, and we've seen them all... Never again for us and I advise you to avoid it too.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 23054 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Location: United States > Virginia > Cape Charles
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Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Cape Charles

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