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The George Washington Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   103 E Piccadilly St, Winchester, VA 22601   |  
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Ranked #1 of 27 hotels in Winchester
Bremerton, WA
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

We absolutely loved this hotel! The room was decorated so beautifully and the bathroom with the walk-in shower was gorgeous. As a WyndamByRequest member we had complimentary wine and cheese awaiting us in our room which was just the icing on the cake after flying all day from Seattle. We love this place. The front desk staff were very professional and hospitable, and swiftly took care of a room charge discrepancy I had made in the lounge bar the previous evening. I wish I lived closer so I could escape to the GW at every possible moment. I found the hotel to be exceptional value for money. You couldn't come close to the caliber of this hotel in the Seattle area for anything near the amount we paid for a weeknight stay....you'd easily pay at least 2.5 times as much.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

This is a real nice property with nice lobby and bar area. Best part is the location. It is 2 minutes away on foot from the Pedestrian mall dotted with restuarants and stores. Unfortunately, with the economy, some of the stores seem to be closing their shutters permanently. Must try...Winchester Thai...very nice thai food. Also nice is Daily Grind coffee with outdoor sitting area. Great place to sit and see the world spin at a very slow speed. Back to the topic of hotel....swimming pool looks better in photo than reality. Also, not particularly attractive for young children as the pool is 5.5 deep and there is no marked gradation. The piano bar with live performance looked attractive, however with little kids we had to stay from all that fun and $1.50 happy hour drinks. The Dancing Goat restuarant inside the hotel is nice but expensive. Our deal came with breakfast coupons. So we lucked out, otherwise it is $15 a pop for breakfast buffet. The rooms are just OK size...it would be nice to have a little bigger rooms...specially if you have 4 to a room. Rooms do not have fridge or microwave...a distinct disadvantage if travelling with small children.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Pittsburgh
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

This is a very nicely renovated older hotel. It almost feels like a new property, but keeps enough of its historical past to still feel grand. Lobby is very fresh, traditional with a modern feel. The lobby bar was closed as we arrived late but was decorated in a modern/contemporary style that was very attractive.

Our room had 2 double beds, with comfortable linens and bedding. The room was a bit monochromatic, bordering on plain, but very large with a LCD TV . All of the furniture, carpet, drapes and finishes were new. Bathroom was also completely new with a granite-topped console sink and good shower/tub. Hallways were also newly renovated but still felt appropriate to a historic hotel.

Breakfast was included in our room rate of $109 on a weeknight. The Dancing Goat restaurant was contemporary in style, breakfast was was good and I felt the prices seemed reasonable. They need to add some signage to help people find the restaurant as it is on the bottom floor, a tag next to the elevator button would help greatly.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised to find such a great hotel in what is a relatively small town. It's rare to find a hotel renovation that has been as thoroughly and tastefully carried out as this one has. (Westin & Sheraton should take notes) Property-wise it felt pretty close to a Ritz-Carlton. I'd definitely stay here again if I was anywhere in the area.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

Beautiful Hotel!! Beautiful Restoration! Great stay for a couple. Not for small children or those used to a King Bed. If your used to the whole "downtown atmoshphere" this would be a great choice. For those who like the low key quiet... may want something else. Parking was frustrating and valet was $7.00. Food was a bit expensive. But if you enjoy sufistication you would love it. Not a bad stay, just not what we are used to. Someone else may thorougly love it. Wonderful Staff, clean rooms and beautiful.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

This is a beautiful old hotel that has been impeccably refurbished. The large entry room with marble floors greets you. Our room was decorated in period furniture reproductions, and the carpet, bedspreads and draperies were a pleasant gold tone. Paned windows appear to be original, with a layer of modern double-pane glass sealing them in. You can't open them, but this is true for most hotels, and wasn't really a factor anyway, because we stayed in February, and the room had an individual climate-control thermostat. We didn't eat at the hotel restaurant because the menu appeared a bit pricey for our budget. We found a great Thai restaurant within a couple blocks of the hotel. The hotel has a small lot at the rear which charges $5, but we left our car right on the street in front of the main front entrance and the neighborhood felt safe for doing this. I don't think I have ever given a five-star rating on tripadvisor, but in this case I feel the hotel deserves it. The staff were pleasant and I have rated the service four stars -- not for lack of anything, but simply because there wasn't anything superb that would make them stand above the rest.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, VA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2009

My eight year old son and I stayed in this hotel during the last week of summer as we traveled in the area to visit sites and go horseback riding. The GW is a beautiful hotel, stylishly decorated and spotless. I loved every aspect of our room, from the carpeting, bedding, draperies, to the blinds in the bathroom. We ate breakfast at the Dancing Goat where the food was very good and the staff was friendly. Our waiter arranged for us to receive a tour of the hotel, which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Our only disappointment was that the spa/pool area was closed for repairs.

As we were on our way home, my son realized that he left a duffel bag containg a portable DVD player, Ninentendo DS, several games, and DVDs on the floor beside the bed in which he slept. We called back to the hotel, reported the loss, and everything was carefullly packaged and shipped to us. I'm sure that would not have been the case had he left it at the hotel where we stayed earlier that week in Virginia Beach!

  • Liked — Decor and cleanliness
  • Disliked — Spa/Pool was closed
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Durham, NC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2009

My wife & I visited the Winchester area early January for a relaxing vacation and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel exceeded our expectations in so many areas. A great job in renovating a historic gem in Winchester.

Our guest room & public areas were very clean & comfortable. The team from the front desk, concierge & housekeeping was very friendly & helpfull. We had a couple of technical issues with the TV & phone. Otherwise, a very nice stay.

Thank you again!

David G

  • Liked — Clean, comfortable & furnishings to compliment a historic hotel.
  • Disliked — Had a couple of technical challenges / Did not use the restaurant do to higher pricing.
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 103 E Piccadilly St, Winchester, VA 22601
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Location: United States > Virginia > Winchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Winchester
#1 Business Hotel in Winchester
#1 Romantic Hotel in Winchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The George Washington Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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