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“A great place to get away.” 5 of 5 stars
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Poplar Springs Inn & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5025 Casanova Road, Casanova, VA 20187   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Casanova
Baltimore Maryland
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32 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“A great place to get away.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I received a gift from my son for a one night stay. We had never heard of the place but we were pleasantly surprised. It is tucked away in a beautiful country setting. The inn is about 11 years old, so it is a modern building. There is a spa next door which we did not use. The king room was large, had comfortable bedding, a large bathroom with two sinks, and a large walk in shower. There was also a small porch with a table and two chairs. I would like to have used the porch, but it was a little too chilly out during our visit. For warmer weather there is a nice pool and a whirlpool. The whirlpool was open. There is also a spa lounge with a door to the pool. There are lounges in there with towels and a gas fireplace. The room provided two very nice robes and waterproof sandals. There is a large HD TV with many station offerings. The towels were nice and fluffy. Breakfast is continental and served in the living room. The items included: scones, croissants, muffins, bagels, various jams, milk, three juices, granola, nuts, coffee, tea, and a nice fruit plate. The breakfast was very nice and we socialized with other guests. In nice weather, you could take your breakfast and eat on your porch. The staff was very nice and accommodating. An overnight staff person made my husband coffee at 3 am! The restaurant is next door and walking distance. It is call the Manor House and I have reviewed it separately. That building dates back to the Revolution. I highly recommend this wonderful place to get away from it all. On my next visit, I will try some of the spa offerings. There is also free wifi.

Room Tip: We were on the first floor and liked it.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Poplar Springs ... a, Public Relations Manager at Poplar Springs Inn & Spa, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear “nreigle,”

You will have to come back in the warm weather to enjoy your private balcony and treat yourself to a day at the spa!

Sincerely,
Poplar Springs Inn & Spa
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a special place, and deserves a long visit. The building is an old residence, but looks like a European castle. I recommend you start with a drink in bar/tavern. In cold weather, there will be a fire in the huge stone fireplace. The drinks a very reasonably priced for a high end place like the Springs, so have two! If you have the time (and I recommend you make the time) as for a tour of the building. The view of the dining room from upstairs gives you a better picture of where you will be dining.

By now, you should be ready for dinner. I recommend you ask for advice from the wine list, even if you see your favorite bottle there. Let the staff advise you for a good bottle - the list is full of great surprises! You will find a varied menu (I had the tuna - cooked perfect for me, medium, and a large portion of beautiful fresh red tuna).

And don't skip desert!

Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
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Poplar Springs ... a, Public Relations Manager at Poplar Springs Inn & Spa, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear “philshea,”

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and recommendations for future guests! You’ll have to visit our Casanova Lounge in the summertime, as we have the outdoor patio open. Hope you can come visit soon!

Sincerely,
Poplar Springs Inn & Spa
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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was such a beautiful retreat for my birthday. It was so romantic. They dinner was amazing. The staff in the bar so accommodating. Built us a fire even though we were the only ones in the bar. Very nice. Beautiful room. We loved it.

Room Tip: This is for romance, not families.
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Poplar Springs ... a, Public Relations Manager at Poplar Springs Inn & Spa, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear “Layla13,”

We’re honored that you chose to spend your special birthday weekend with us at Poplar Springs. Thank you for the compliments, we’re so please your stay was enjoyable and we can’t wait for you to return!

Sincerely,
Poplar Springs Inn & Spa
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My daughter and I had a wonderful, special overnight at this stunning Inn. Besides two perfect massages at the Spa, we enjoyed an excellent dinner at the Manor House of Poplar Springs. Polly Cutting, the Inn manager, could NOT be nicer. Continental Breakfast is served in the Inn's lovely living room. Nanci, our waitress at dinner, was especially delightful. My massage with April was one of the best. The whole experience was wonderful. We topped it off by a quick trip to Warrenton, which is great for shopping, browsing around, and having a quick bite for lunch before returning to DC.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Poplar Springs ... a, Public Relations Manager at Poplar Springs Inn & Spa, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear “soncijo,”

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We’re thrilled to hear that your massages were “perfect” and that you had an enjoyable dinner. We can’t wait to share your compliments with our team, especially Polly, Nanci and April! We hope you can make a trip out to see us again soon.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Poplar Springs Inn and Spa provides fantastic customer service with their spa packages and hotel accommodations. Both the spa and hotel room had soft terry cloth robes (not those heavy bulky robes at other resorts), and comfortable YeahBaby spa sandals in the locker room and hotel closet (sized for both men and women). Our room had a large shower with great shower pressure and a temperature gauge for a really hot shower! The continental breakfast was great - fresh large croissants and muffins, a wonderful fruit assortment (lots of berries) and good selection of juices. The room included DirecTV (over limited cable at most resorts), and nice turndown service, and a hand-written welcome note from the hotel manager. They had a nice wine-tasting on Saturday night, which we really enjoyed. We had lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch at the Manor House, and thoroughly enjoyed the menu and ambience of the beautiful Manor House dining room. As locals, we'll definitely visit again and recommend to friends.

Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

So for Valentine's Weekend we decided we wanted to do something different. We were referred to Poplar Springs from someone who used to go before the new owners took over. We did the entire experience at Poplar Springs.

1. We did the Spa Package, Starting at $399 This deal was not given due to the Holiday weekend, but they were very accommodating to us and allow us to use this package during our stay.

2. This is beautiful venue, we loved the feeling we got from arriving. The room itself was okay. We got the handicap room, so we had no tub or anything. It was just an open bathroom like you see at the gym. The room was clean itself, however we did have an issue with the thermostat. We set it to well over 90degrees and it stayed at 60degrees the entire night. No one was at the front desk when we went to say something. So in the morning they took 50% off our room itself.

3. The Complimentary Breakfast, is not what you may think it is. It's just juice, coffee, fruits, muffins, and cold bagels. Which stays out for like 4-5 hours? Luckily since we didn't sleep at all due to our room, we got them as fresh it could be.

4. We went to The Manor House for the Valentine's Dinner. It was okay. I got the prime rib with mashed potatoes. The prime rib was amazing, but mashed potatoes were so bland you could've just done without it. My fiancé got the salmon and risotto. The salmon was so undercooked, it was literally raw, I understand under cooking it but that was way undercooked. The risotto was phenomenal. The bread they serve as appetizers were amazing. The Manor House ambiance was beautiful, loved the stone walls and candles everywhere. Service was difficult to get a hold of. We did feel just because we were so young, we weren't as acknowledged. We weren't recommended to try or experience anything from the server. So we just stuck with simple. We truthfully just filled up on bread because we weren't pleased with our food.

5. The SPA WAS PHENOMENAL. We highly recommend this. We did the couples massage and facial, and it was just amazing. An experience you really can't get anywhere else. We loved the service in the spa, the cleanliness, the experience, the people, etc. The Spa sealed this rating for Poplar Springs. If it wasn't for the Spa I would've rated this place 1-2 stars. If I could rate the Spa alone, they would receive 5!

6. Poplar Springs has great service, they try to accommodate you and are truly concerned when your unsatisfied. Due to this experience, we don't believe we would come back here, unless it was just to experience the Spa and not the Inn or Manor House. Sad part we did come here to see if this would be a great wedding venue for us. They had a beautiful setting for a wedding, and the scenery is amazing. However, the fact the room and food was the downfall it pushed us away to saying no. But we will definitely come back for the Spa!

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My hubby and I celebrated Valentine's day at Poplar Springs. We loved that is was a quick getaway from the city and appeared to be a very charming and quiet location. The buildings were lovely and the service was great. The inn also provided a complimentary horse drawn carriage to the restaurant. Such a nice surprise! That said, there were several things we couldn't overlook. Our room was really dirty. There was mold in the shower, trash under the bed, and several things in need of repair. We really wanted to love this place but it fell very short. Also, the restaurant was incredibly beautiful and romantic but the food was awful. At $40+ per entree, we were hoping for better. With a few changes, this place has the potential to be awesome. For now, it was just ok.

Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Poplar Springs Inn & Spa

Address: 5025 Casanova Road, Casanova, VA 20187
Location: United States > Virginia > Casanova
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Casanova
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Poplar Springs Inn & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Voted Best Of Virginia 2015 come experience why Poplar Springs is the premier spot for Luxury Estate Getaways and live entertianment in Northern Virginia. You've heard that "Virginia is for Lovers." Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Northern Virginia, no luxury Bed and Breakfast exemplifies this better than Poplar Springs. ... more   less 
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