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Ranked #3 of 11 Fredericksburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Virginia
2 reviews
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“Much better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This was our second visit to RJ Inn. The location is perfect for us. We love the small town, historic feel with a bit of shopping and restaurants. We don't need an night life, just a place to grab a few drinks, a meal and nice place to stay. That is exactly what we got. (During our first visit, the Inn was just and clean and beautiful, but the employees didn't engage in conversations. It was nice to have them this visit as that is what sets a B & B apart from a hotel.)

We arrived Friday night by a sweet woman, can't recall her name, but gave us pointers for dinner. The Inn was already decorated for the holidays and it was so sweet. Beautifully decorated trees throughout and one tree donned personal ornaments...making it a better place to stay.

The Loft is a two story room with a living room/tv/fridge downstairs and the bedroom upstairs. It was exactly what we needed. A quiet night in just enjoying the company of each other.

  • Stayed November 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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  • 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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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This Inn is beautiful! We stayed in "Olivia's room" which was charming and had a wonderful view of the town. If you are a light sleeper, you may prefer a different room because this one is by the stair case, which creeks as people walk by.

The breakfast was delicious! The inn has a Keurig coffee machine available at all hours so you can easily prepare yourself a delicious cup of coffee when you arrive. There were also fruits and cookies available all day. Yum!

The location is perfect. Across the street is the Visitor Center where you can purchase a pass for all of the wonderful attractions in the area. I really enjoyed the tours of the various sites!

  • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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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Severna Park, Maryland
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Stinesville
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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

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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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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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 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 
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Richard Johnston Hotel Fredericksburg

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