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“Felt like I was Visiting Old Friends” 5 of 5 stars
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502 South Main
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   502 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450   |  
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Ranked #1 of 21 Lexington B&B and Inns
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13 hotel reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Felt like I was Visiting Old Friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Russ and Mary Stuart couldn't be more gracious, helpful and hospitable. My room was large, extremely comfortable and kitted out with anything you could want. The common areas indoor and outdoor are great. Mary Stuart cooks up a wonderful and plentiful breakfast every morning, and there are lots of little extras they shower you with. You're a short walk to town and campuses of both schools. Ample parking behind thd house.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We couldn't have been more pampered at our stay last night at 502 South Main in Lexington. From Russ's piano serenade to Mary's home baked scones, we enjoyed every peaceful minute at this delightful, extra clean, perfectly charming B&B. The historic home is a short walk from the center of town, so we were able to shop and eat out in Lexington without having to get in the car.

Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Every thing from the room we stayed in to each and every meal are some of the best we've had in all of our travels. A very homey experience while maintaining the elegance of an upper echelon bed and breakfast. We will definitely be back next time my wife and I visit friends at VMI. Thanks for everything!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Highly recommend this comfortable B&B!!
- charming and elegant
- fantastic food
- the hosts are very friendly
- welcoming atmosphere
- very well maintained
- upgrades to all the rooms

This bed and breakfast is located a short walk from Lexington's downtown.
- beautifully & professionally restored
- bed = very comfortable.
- marble bath was VERY NICE!

Russ and Mary were great & balanced our desire for privacy with outstanding service / amenities

Hope you have as good a time as we did!
Cheers, Mark & Kim

Room Tip: The North room is where we stayed and was great -- but the South room is much larger if you want a l...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The facilities are superb, the food excellent, the company fantastic. We really appreciated the self-help coffee counter outside the bedroom and the complimentary snacks and drinks in the room, not to mention the interesting conversations with our hosts. We would not hesitate to return and recommend this beautiful B&B unreservedly.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

My husband and I have just made two overnight visits with Mary Stuart and Russ at the 502 South Main Inn (coming and going to Asheville from Annapolis area). The Inn is spacious, elegant and the perfect place to land after a long day. The attention to detail and guest comfort is outstanding. The beds are not only comfortable but I especially appreciated the high quality linens. Breakfasts are varied and delicious. The inn is withing walking distance to several nice restaurants and historic places of interest. We are frequent travelers and would rate this inn as one of the best we have had the pleasure to stay in.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Mary Stewart and Russ were the perfect hosts. They have much to be proud of. A great location as you can walk into town. Lovely rooms and bathrooms which are well appointed. A nice touch was a small refrigerator with complimentary water and soft drinks. A supmtuous breakfast (ask Mary Stewart for her sausage souflee) If you are coming to Lexington with a small group of three or four couples this is your top choice, but make your reservations well ahead as this is THE place to stay. Steve S.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 502 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450
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Location: United States > Virginia > Lexington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — 502 South Main 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a short walk from historic Lexington's town center, 502 South Main is the discerning traveler's choice: finely appointed accommodations, close to restaurants, galleries, shops and the colleges. Offering 3 Guest rooms/1 Suite allows the owners at 502 South Main to provide First Class, personalized service in a gracious and relaxing atmosphere. Each morning guests look forward to a 3 course, gourmet breakfast. Homemade cookies, complimentary beverages and tasty snacks are available daily. ... more   less 
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