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“A great experience that exceeded my expectations” 4 of 5 stars
Review of General Lewis Inn

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301 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Lewisburg B&B and Inns
Bridgeport, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A great experience that exceeded my expectations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

I had some reservations about staying at a historic hotel that is furnished with period pieces including the beds. Biggest concern was the possibility of musty or moldy oders. This was not a problem at the Inn as everything was very fresh and clean because of the great job they do keeping it nice and in part because of the no smoking policy throughout the interior and entrance. Although an antique, our bed (one of their canopy beds) was surpisingly comfortable. We enjoyed the unique opportunity to explore the unoccupied rooms which they leave open when no one is checked in. The two dinners we had at the Inn were top notch and not too expensive. The historic shopping area was an easy block or so walk with additional dining choices to meet all tastes. Staff, locals, and even visiting tourists were much more friendly than what we usually experience.

The only negatives are almost not worth mentioning because they were very minor. The rooms prices might be a little high but it is offset by the unique experience and service. We also had some difficulty keeping the tempature constant in the room but that is also a very common problem with modern hotels, especially in severe weather.

We will very likely be repeat customers.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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norfolk virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

We come here every year and it is so quaint and charming. The staff is friendly and they make you feel at home. The only thing I would suggest to others planning a visit in December is to make certain they do not end up at the Inn at the same time another very large group comes for a family reunion. The cozy and relaxing atmosphere is transformed and if you are looking for peace and quiet this is not the week-end for you. Other than that, it is a beautiful little town and a wonderful Inn with delicious food and great service. I highly recommend it any time of the year!

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bayrunner326
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

Our room was clean, spacious, and well appointed. We were able to tour any of the unoccupied rooms which was nice. The onsite restaurant is excellent. Our server Michael was extremely attentive and courteous. The food was delicious and prepared to perfection. Surprisingly affordable, I would recommend The General Lewis to anyone visiting Lewisburg.

  • Stayed November 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2009

This is an Inn for those who have lots of time on their hands and don't need elevators, internet access, help with luggage, or 24/7 service. Although I called ahead and was assured that all guest rooms had internet access, it is simply not dependable service and the front desk neither understands it nor appears to care. I had spotty service at best and reporting it produced only indifferent responses.
The Inn is a charming building, full of antiques, with a restaurant on-site. It is a short walk to the downtown shops and restaurants (many of which are not open on Sunday or Monday). I only tried the Inn for breakfast; the food was fine and the service leisurely.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

A great way to slow down and enjoy life. Excellent food for dinner and GREAT Breakfast!
If you were to ask us to choose between the Greenbrier Resort or General Lewis Inn, the inn wins for us.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Loveland, OH
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2009

Although we were only there for one night we would certainly consider another visit and have already told several friends about Lewisburg and the General Lewis Inn. We were glad that we arrived early enough to take a walk down the hill to visit the quaint shops in Lewisburg and still had enough time to enjoy the backyard gardens before dinner in your lovely dining area. Our beds were perfect and all in all we had a perfectly grand visit. Thank you...

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Forest Hill, MD
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

The General Lewis is a country inn, with charming period rooms and country ambiance. We love the setting, the big porch, and the cozy rooms. Food in the restaurant is excellent, and service is relaxed and friendly. Grounds and setting are lovely, and location is convenient for exploring Lewisburg on foot.

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  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 301 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901
Location: United States > West Virginia > Lewisburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Lewisburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Antique filled country Inn serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We've been welcoming the traveler with warm hospitality since 1929. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
General Lewis Hotel Lewisburg

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