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“Coloniel charm with a gracious hostess!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #3 of 10 Fredericksburg B&B and Inns
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“Coloniel charm with a gracious hostess!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed at the inn on our way to Hilton Head to get married. We arrived late at night, but we were left the keys and a welcoming note to our room. The room was clean and comfortable. It felt like home. We woke in the morning to the smell of an egg casserole and homeade apple cake. Bonnie greeted us with hot coffee and a smile. What a great way to kick off our wedding week!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Severna Park, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

One of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed at! House was beautiful, room was great and Bonnie and her staff do a terrific job to make you feel welcome. Right in the middle of town--close to shopping and the battlefields. And the food was delicious too!

  • Stayed September 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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Chatham,NJ
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23 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

we just stayed one night, just short visit from DC. The B&B is in the historic section of town. Our room as nice, although on a summer night, it got a bit hot, almost to the point where you couldnt sleep. The bathrobes they supplied because the private bathroom is down the hall, still have someones hair on the collars...the very nice courtyard in the back, at one time must had been nice, but its now unkept. It would have been alot nicer if they just broomed it.

The breakfast was very nice in the morning.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Absolutely loved it. Smack dab in the middle of old town Fredericksburg so everything from shopping, gift stores, horse & buggy rides, great restaurants, battlefields / history, and antiques right in one location. This Bed & Breakfast was amazing. The Inn Keeper, Bonnie, gave it the perfect and most professional touch. Her delightful disposition and talent in the kitchen made our stay very memorable. The staff went above and beyond to see that our needs were met and yet gave us privacy at just the right moments. Of course, the pets made it even more perfect and we felt very at home....yet pampered. I would also recommend the Inn's sister B & B located about a block away. I had the honor of touring it too. A definite recommend and the Inn Keeper there is also very pleasant and professional. We will definitely be visiting again. - The Owens

Room Tip: The slave quarters face the beautiful and quiet court yard. The other delightful rooms face the stre...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We were in town to visit family in nearby Spotsylvania. The Inn is beautifully furnished, with one of the most comfortable beds we've slept in. The Inn is centrally located within walking distance of dozens of restaurants, shopping and historic sites.

Full breakfast was very tasty and communal dining provided lots of interesting conversation.

Innkeeper Bonnie and the staff are gracious, welcoming and always willing to assist.

We're looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We had a wonderful 3 night stay in the beautiful Virginian room in this well preserved historic home. The inn is very well kept and the room and ensuite bathroom were very clean with attention paid to the fine details. We found the inn to be very quiet and relaxing all around. We enjoyed the variety of options for breakfast. We stayed during the week and Bonnie, the inn's manager, provided a choice of a freshly prepared breakfast dish each morning or you could eat from the breakfast bar which included a fresh fruit salad, a delicious baked good of some sort, cereal and yogurt. During our stay we were offered a blueberry stuffed croissant one morning, an egg bake the following morning and a Belgian waffle the next. Yum!
The inn is located in the heart "Old Town" Fredericksburg in easy walking distance from great shops and restaurants. We couldn't have been happier about the location. Bonnie was a great host to us during our stay and was always offering travel directions, restaurant suggestions and suggestions for things to do in the area. When we arrived she had just baked a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies that smelled wonderful throughout the inn. There were always cookies in the jar next to a Keurig coffeemaker that was always available to guests. We also enjoyed Bonnie's two very well behaved dogs, Bailey and Scooter. They only added to our great visit. We will recommend this inn to others traveling through the area and hope to return in the future.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sykesville, Maryland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We stayed in the Loft room. We couldn't be happier with our stay. The Inn is within walking distance of many places to visit, including the Visitor Center just across the street. The breakfast each morning was perfect and the conversations with the staff and owner about the area were most helpful.

Parking was no problem as they have a large private parking area behind the Inn.

We have stayed in many B& B's on the east coast and we would rank this one in our top 3.

Room Tip: The Loft room is in the back of the Inn and we had very little (really no) noise from the busy stree...
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  • Stayed July 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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Additional Information about Richard Johnston Inn

Address: 711 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Location: United States > Virginia > Fredericksburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Fredericksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
John Taylow, architect, and one of the original signers of The Declaration of Independence, constructed this unique, upscale 18th century Inn in 1770. In the 1800’s, it served as the home of the mayor of Fredericksburg, Richard Johnston. The award winning Inn offers seven beautifully appointed guest rooms, 2 suites and caters to small, intimate weddings and other special events in our courtyard or parlors. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Richard Johnston Hotel Fredericksburg

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