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Gay Street Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   160 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 Washington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
“Excellent B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for my birthday weekend. We spent one night at the Inn. The innkeepers were so welcoming and kind. When we returned from dinner at the Inn at Little Washington in the evening, there was port and chocolates set out for the guests as well as a nice fire. The rooms were very comfortable, clean, and well appointed. The breakfast was excellent with options for my gluten allergy. Overall, it was a great stay. I would highly recommend the Inn to anyone visiting Washington, VA.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Reston, Virginia
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed here just to have a place to stay after we dined at the Inn at Little Washington. But it was such a cozy, comfortable place with warm inviting owners we will be back.

The room was well decorated, the bed comfortable and the atmosphere quiet.

Room Tip: We had the place to ourselves. But we peeked in the other rooms and they were as nice as ours.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

The main reason for most people to go to Washington VA is to eat at the Inn at Little Washington - a fantastic place but the room charges are outrageous. Gay Street Inn is not exactly cheap either but is more reasonable for lodging and a charming place with wonderful innkeepers. This was our 2nd stay. They are very friendly and helpful with all the information you need as well as providing a fantastic breakfast and even an after dinner drink and chocolates by a roaring fire.

The room was immaculate. Cellular service is a little spotty and the Wi-Fi signal isn't the fastest in the world, but that's not why you go to such a small town.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had a perfect stay at the Gay Street Inn! Kevin met us when we arrived and after settling in, he suggested we enjoy a glass of wine in front of the fire in the library. We had been walking around town on a very blustery afternoon and the wine in front of the fire was an excellent touch. When we returned from dinner last evening, some very good port and was set out for us to enjoy so we sat and relaxed in the wonderfully warm library for a while. Our room was very nice and the Inn is impeccably maintained. Kevin was quick to credit Edie for her hard work keeping the Inn in such great condition and we had the pleasure of meeting Edie when she served a very good breakfast this morning.
Kevin is an excellent host and went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We definitely look forward to returning to this great B&B.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We met Kevin when we checked in, and he pampered us throughout our stay. Advised us of all the local sites to see, provided good Virginia wines and a fire in the beautiful library. Port and chocolate was waiting for us when we got back from dinner. Alas, we were too full to partake. But we did enjoy a hearty, delicious breakfast. Bed was very comfortable, room was well appointed. We'll be back later this spring for a few days.

Room Tip: You can choose an east or west view, so decide if you want to be wakened by the sun.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Gay Street Inn was delightful. Have stayed on two seperate occassions and each time was wonderful. Both rooms were lovely. Our second trip was before Christmas and we brought our 105lb dog with us. Dogs are permitted in what is sort of a Jr. Suite with a king bed on the first floor. This room is equipted with a mini kitchen. Jay and Kevin were exceptionally relaxed and accomodating, especially given the size of our beast. The dog was invited back - as were we. This inn is spotless, has excellent linens, and tasteful decor. Breakfast is good, not fantastic. (this is not to be viewed as a detractor - the main event was a stuffed french toast and its a matter of personal preference.) That said, breakfast was large and I really appreciated the extra efforts made by our hosts. They try to use local sources. I have a lactose problem and they provided me with soy milk for my coffee. The coffee was exceptional.

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms. Little Washington is a quiet, sleepy town so noise is not a concern. I bel...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Jay and Kevin are terrific innkeepers. They are incredibly accommodating and hospitable. We stayed with our dog and they even had the thoughtfulness to leave out a dish of dog treats for him. When I misplaced a valuable in the room, they made the extra effort to locate it and mail it to me the following day. Truly top-notch service.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 160 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747
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Location: United States > Virginia > Rappahannock County > Washington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Washington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gay Street Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our restored and updated 1850s farmhouse in historic Little Washington, Virginia, will welcome you to a relaxing stay in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are within walking distance of the renowned Inn at Little Washington, minutes from Shenandoah National Park, award-winning wineries, horseback riding and antiques. Your day begins with a home-cooked breakfast in our sunroom. Lounge in the library or in the quiet of one of our guest rooms, each with private bath. ... more   less 
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