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Falls Church, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Henry Clay Inn many times over the years because of its convenient location to the Randolph-Macon Campus. The hotel is now under new management and it is very obvious that they are making much needed upgrades throughout. The staff is also quite personal and helpful, especially with carrying luggage up and down the grand stairs.... More 

Thank 1981barb
henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you are noticing our improvements and continue to think of The Henry Clay Inn when you visit Randolph-Macon. Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! More 

Richmond, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed October 10, 2016

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Henry Clay Inn for our honeymoon 2 weekends ago. We had a most magnificent stay and we were highly impressed by the warmth and attentiveness of the staff. From the moment we booked our room until the very end of our stay when the staff kindly walked us out... More 

Thank impish05
henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

Congratulations again on your special wedding day! We were so happy that we were your honeymoon destination and enjoyed giving you the special attention to make your honeymoon special. Hope you'll return on your first anniversary. Thank you again for sharing your kind words. More 

Pemberton, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Outstanding! Stacia and Milt are great down to earth people who will make you feel like you are just visiting family for a weekend. Walking distance to dinning an entertainment. Great food, great people, and a great place to visit and stay!

Thank jeff w
henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

Yes, the ability to walk to restaurants and shopping plus watch the trains is a wonderful part of The Henry Clay Inn experience. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next visit Jeff. More 

SW Virginia
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65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

So nice to see the continuous improvement being made to The Henry Clay. From the new rockers on the front porch to the guest room improvements, this is the place to stay when visiting downtown Ashland. Love having dinner at Ironhorse and watching the trains go by. Breakfast at The Henry Clay is fabulous! What a treat to have Eggs... More 

Thank Linda H
henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

I think you found all of the things we love about Ashland and our location at the Center of the universe. Thank you for sharing your favorite breakfast and things to do during your visit. Come back soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

While the Henry Clay Inn is a work in progress, don't let that stop you from visiting -- it just keeps getting better! For example, when I arrived, they had just finished putting brand-new mattresses in every room, and were in the process of totally remodeling a couple of the rooms. (I loved mine just the way it was!) My... More 

Thank Emily L
henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

So glad that you've noticed our improvements and we hope you'll return to enjoy one of the newly updated rooms, new rockers and seating on the porch. Thanks again for your visit and review. More 

1 review
Reviewed August 5, 2016

We just recently found out that the Henry Clay Inn was serving breakfast again. We stopped in and were pleasantly surprised. The staff greeted us on the way in, they had an excellent selection for breakfast at really decent prices, and the food was excellent. My wife had the omelet which came with breakfast potato's, and toast. I selected the... More 

Thank Steven M
henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

Yum! You've mentioned my favorite things on our menu so we're thrilled that you enjoyed your breakfast during your visit. Hope you'll visit again. Our Winter hours will include brunch for everyone on Sunday and breakfast for overnight guests Monday-Saturday. Hope to see you soon! More 

Chase City, Virginia
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is about the newly opened restaurant at the HCI. It is open for breakfast, and on Saturday and Sunday, they serve brunch. What a fabulous brunch we had today! The Chesapeake Omelet is not to be missed - filled with crab meat and shrimp. Husband had the Challah French toast. There wasn't a morsel left. Prices were so reasonable... More 

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henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

We're thrilled you all came in to join us for brunch and grateful you took the time to review on TripAdvisor. Thanks for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future! More 

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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Convenient location. Rooms are clean and nicely furnished. Upgrades ongoing. Breakfast available. Other restaurants within walking distance. Perfect for rail fans. Great for a couple of very relaxing days in a beautiful small college town.

Thank Mzahn13
henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing The Henry Clay Inn(R) and for taking the time to review here on Trip Advisor. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you on the next trip this way! More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
Reviewed July 24, 2016

We recently stayed at the Henry Clay Inn for a night. It was our first time there. We had a great experience. The staff was so accommodating and friendly. The Inn is full of charm! We stayed in a classic queen room. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed including a mini refrigerator, ironing board and iron, tv... More 

Thank Judi D
henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

Thanks again for staying with us, for taking time to review and we hope to see you this fall! More 

Richmond, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

We just came by for breakfast, but what a lovely experience! The hotel no longer looks tired and worn. It has been restored to former elegance and cleanliness. We had an amazing breakfast, prepared quickly but perfectly. The waitress was personable and experienced. Kudos to the owner for turning this potential focal point of the town around.

Thank Barbara H
henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

So glad you had a chance to come up for breakfast Barbara, we hope to see a lot of "Richmonders" up our way. We really appreciate you taking the time to review and for sharing your comments. Come see us again soon! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We offer 11 guest rooms and two suites all with the modern amenities you have come to expect including breakfast, free wireless internet, cable television, in-room refrigerators, ironing boards and hair driers......We have large front porch with balcony from second floor parlor. Guest rooms on the rear share a back porch. Our newly re-opened breakfast restaurant (open to inn guests only until further notice) is located on the first floor. We will soon offer porch seating on the screened in portion of the front porch, perfect in warmer weather. The inn overlooks Railroad Avenue and is directly behind the Ashland Visitors Center and Train Depot (Amtrak stops here) and across the tracks from Randolph Macon College. We also work with the local YMCA (5 minute drive/15 min walk), offering use of their facility for $5, just show them your key! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Henry Clay Inn

Address: 114 N Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005-1517
Location: United States > Virginia > Ashland
Price Range: $162 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Henry Clay Hotel Ashland
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“rooms on the back share a long common balcony and are away from the trains that pass the front of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 1981barb, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Any room is a good room”
 of 5 bubbles Q5316WAjeffw, Sep 6, 2016 | Read review
“Love the suites with their beverage centers, large tv and sitting areas!”
 of 5 bubbles riverbendlady, Sep 5, 2016 | Read review
“No elevators, so if that is an issue, request a 1st floor room”
 of 5 bubbles 68judid, Jul 24, 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms are close to the RR tracks. Good for train fans.”
 of 5 bubbles DaveinMaryland, May 17, 2016 | Read review
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