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“Diamond in the Rough” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Anne Hathaway's Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn

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950 West Beverly Street, Staunton, VA 24401   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Staunton B&B and Inns
Eastern USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Diamond in the Rough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed at Anne Hathaway's B & B for two nights, and was our "base" for vineyard tours in the surrounding area. Julliette was very accommodating, and provided a very nice breakfast to begin each day, cheese platter in the afternoon for tea or wine in our case. We loved the English garden in front of the B&B and it buffered any street noise. We will return again for more wine and incredible pastoral scenry.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
scranton, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We were very pleased with Anne Hathaway's Bed and Breakfast. I was impressed with the cleanliness. The breakfast was wonderful--homemade strawberry soup, cranberry pomegranite juice, egg souffle. Juliette was welcoming and so friendly, and we were very comfortable.
Highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this B&B in Staunton while taking just a quick weekend for ourselves. The proprietor is a lovely English lady, Juliette, who knows just the right balance between making you feel welcome and leaving you to yourselves. The home is quite English in style, and comfortable. Our room was nicely decorated and the bathroom was spacious and modern! Although this is in the middle of a neighborhood, you feel like you are worlds apart, thanks to the outbuildings and the lovely English garden in the front of the house. The others staying there were interesting people and we had some great breakfast conversations. We would definitely return here next time we plan a quick getaway!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Bristol, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We picked Anne Hathaway's because we could walk to the downtown area, but will return for its charm and Juliette's gracious innkeeping. The public areas are lovely and the guestrooms are spacious and well appointed. It is exactly as pictured - a piece of England magically transported to Staunton. The gardens are beautiful and Juliette puts cut arrangements in all the rooms - a nice touch. The breakfasts, which include jams made by the owner, are also very good.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Fairfax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Going to Staunton, Virginia and staying at Anne Hathaway's Cottage B&B is like traveling to Europe. Staunton itself is a wonderful village on a hillside in Augusta County reminescent of village in Europe, but staying at Anne Hathways takes the experience over-the-top. The accommodations are all first class. The wonderfully comfortable bedrooms with high beds that makes you feel like a queen, or at least like Lilly Tomlin. The breakfast is extra special, often with fresh herbs, and always satisfying. The gardens are beautiful and sitting with your tea, coffee or a bit of Port is a very relaxing experience. If the owner is there, ask her about any plants you particularly like and she will share her green knowledge wtith you. We've been there twice and plan to take friends back with us again to experience this.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Anne Hathaway's Cottage is very beautiful and is eye candy to someone driving towards it for the first time-- especially if you've just seen a play at the American Shakespeare Theater and are in the Shakespearean mindset. From the website it seems that it is nestled apart from other houses, but it is in fact in a neighborhood with homes all around. Parking is behind the cottage, with plenty of space-- I always appreciate stress free parking!

We stayed on a Sunday night so we didn't see Juliette the owner but we were greeted by Carol the manager. She is very helpful and we felt very welcomed. The grand foyer you walk into was my favorite part! It has high ceilings with dark beams across it, and large flags hanging from it. They have a click on and off fireplace too, which was easy for us to use and very cozy, with couches and chairs that make themselves highly amenable to playing games or reading. The cottage has a few games (checkers, dominos, monopoly) and lots of books around to read. There are free amenities such as tea and hot chocolate available to you at any time.

No other travelers booked the other rooms, so after checking us in Carol left and promised to be back the next morning. We were on our own, and we had an excellent dinner at Zynodoa restaurant.

The next morning, Carol came back and fixed us up some cut grapefruit, kiwi, heated date bread and another kind of specialty bread, and we had yogurt and some cereals such as raison bran and plain cheerios available as well. (Nothing most kids would like, fyi if you are here with young family members you will have to go out to eat for breakfast).

We enjoyed our stay, and the only reason I couldn't give it five stars is because there is a strong musty smell in the cottage that permeates everywhere-- every single clothing item we were wearing and brought with us had to be washed. If you brought something that is dry clean only, leave it in the car for the night.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

We stayed a the Anne Hathaway Cottage B&B was part of a 2 day trip from the DC area combining it with a visit to the Blackfriars Playhouse.

The cottage was filled with Shakespearean memorabilia and the owner happened to be there to provide pleasant conversation, tea and details on the tasteful selections that make the Inn such a pleasant experience. II enjoyed the 3 friendly cats too.

We stayed in the Romeo room on the 2nd -floor which has a comfortable four poster queen bed. We had a cozy winter night’s stay and enjoyed all the conveniences including the evening sherry, robes after a shower (no bath alas), bottled water, in room wine glasses and cork remover.

I like the wall decorations of play bills which fit our visit to Blackfriars.
The breakfast was pleasant if a bit on the bready side, but the jams were wonderful and the coffee good.
We enjoyed a bargain, one day, off season rate of $99.00.

Room Tip: All of them looked good and the bed selection might be the main factor. We like a large, single bed...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Anne Hathaway's Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn

Address: 950 West Beverly Street, Staunton, VA 24401
Location: United States > Virginia > Staunton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Staunton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Staunton Bed and Breakfast offering three guest rooms - all with private baths, free WiFi, cable TV and queen beds. Charming thatched cottage set in large garden. Close to Polyface farm as well as many other places to visit. We take pets and are set on an acre of gardens although close to the center of town. Enjoy the quiet of not being right in the center where late night music can disturb you. Come and enjoy wine tasting, antiquing or exploring downtown. Blackfriar's theatre offers shows 5 days a week and we have 2 art cinemas. Lots of places to visit nearby like the Frontier Culture Museum, Woodrow Wilson birthplace, Monticello, and of course the Blue Ridge Parkway where you can hike. ... more   less 

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