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“Nice stopover” 4 of 5 stars
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Central Plaza Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3000 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (Formerly Best Western)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #18 of 43 Hotels in Fredericksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Amherst, New York
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice stopover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2009

We stopped here for the second year in a row driving from Western New York to Florida. We have had no problems with this hotel. It's very convenient to the highway, clean and quiet. The front desk/office staff are polite and efficient. The breakfast isn't the greatest, but there are cereals, juice, coffee. The room was clean, the bathroom fine. For a one night stop, it was great for us. There are gas stations and stores right within a short distance and it's quick and easy to get right back on the highway.

  • Liked — Convenience
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palm Coast, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

My husband and I travel fairly frequently, and this hotel is one of the best we've ever stayed in. The front desk person was friendly and professional. The room was not only clean, but spotless, and the beds were very comfortable, with a pillow top mattress as an added bonus. We didn't partake of the free continental breakfast, but the breakfast area was busy with others who did, and the fruit looked nice and fresh. We highly recommend this Best Western to any and all visiting the Fredericksburg area.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Fredericksburg, VA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2008

I was booked in here for a job interview. The room was dingy, and clean-ish at best. They promised wireless internet, but my room didn't have any. Not a good choice - I'd never return.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Henderson, NV
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

Nice comfortable room at a great price. Our room was located away from the main street and was quiet. TV reception was poor.

  • Liked — Great value for the money
  • Disliked — Poor TV reception
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Oberlin, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2008

I stayed at this hotel with my fiance for a week in June 2007. Although I had initially booked a room with two queen-sized beds (we like the extra space), we were given a room with one bed. The room was otherwise so small and cramped that we had no space to spread out our belongings. And even with the lights on and the curtains open, the room seemed very dark. Overall, it just felt very claustrophobic. The room was also very, very damp. Sure it's June in Virginia, but I would expect the hotel staff to keep the rooms dry. The sheets, my clothes, and all my papers felt damp and disgusting. On top of that, it was seriously buggy in the room. Flies and gnats EVERYWHERE! The location is less than desirable. Because it is directly across from Central Park, the traffic is awful. It was a major headache fighting traffic to get into Fredericksburg everyday. Sure there are 40+ restaurants right there, but I'd rather be closer to the non-chain restaurants in the heart of the city. The exterior of the hotel was also dingy. The lobby was nicely renovated, however, and the staff was friendly enough.

  • Liked — Price
  • Disliked — Location, Room Quality
  • Stayed June 2007
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Mendocino, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2008

The Best Western Central Plaza is affordable and clean, but it is not well kept up. The continental breakfast was weak coffee, muffins or toast and boxes of cereal. The bed was tolerable and the furniture was old, but the room was clean. In Fredericksburg, we toured all the Civil War museums and battle sites in and surrounding Fredericksburg. That was a blast for two history buffs. Our trip was about sightseeing, not hanging in the hotel, so the BW Central Plaza was an adequate base camp at an affordable rate.

  • Liked — The price.
  • Disliked — The room!
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Savannah, Georgia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2007

Stayed here on an overnight on Friday, Oct. 5th. We chose this because of the recent good ratings on TripAdvisor and its location at the Interestate exit.

The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. The continental breakfast was fine and there was plenty of fresh fruit to compliment the standard choices. The decor at the office and lobby is very "Frank Lloyd Wright-esque" and attractive.

The rate was low, and for the hotel class, I can't imagine much better.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — motel-rooms accessed from the outside
  • Stayed October 2005, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Central Plaza Hotel

Address: 3000 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (Formerly Best Western)
Location: United States > Virginia > Fredericksburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Fredericksburg
#10 Business Hotel in Fredericksburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Fredericksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Plaza Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
Best Western Central Plaza Hotel Fredericksburg
Best Western Hotel Fredericksburg
Best Western Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg Best Western

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