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1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627
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#7 of 39 in Charlottesville
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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Internationally renowned The Clifton, named the "Best Hotel in Charlottesville," and one of USA Today's "10 best Southern fine dining restaurants," boasts 20 stunning guest suites and the Restaurant 1799. Restaurant 1799's seasonal menus highlight dishes showcasing local ingredients—with many sourced from our own Chef’s garden—to create food that is distinctive to the Mid-Atlantic region. Relax by the fireplace with a specialty cocktail, escape to the wine cellar for a private dining experience, or enjoy casual a la carte dining on the veranda. Each reservation includes a complimentary continental breakfast. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills just 7 miles east of downtown and 5 miles from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, the dramatic infinity edge pool, miles of walking trails, and lakefront views make Clifton the most desired hotel, dining, and special event choice in Charlottesville.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese and 1 more
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Patricia MB Kitchen wrote a review May 16
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We have gladly stayed at the Clifton Inn a number of times; their authentic guest care is gracious and swoops you into their natural hospitality and comfort. Small, significant details - as Emily prepared a low-key yet beautiful breakfast tray to deliver to my husband for his 79th birthday - even a candle for the scone. It is refreshing because the care, the details, the dining, the rooms, the staff are genuine to their core. No pretense whatsoever. Come and breathe. Love hovers over this Inn.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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carl0mann wrote a review May 4
Guelph, Canada1 contribution
My second visit to this great inn , the rooms are wonderful and the setting is perfect for a weekend getaway, the gardens are beautiful and the adjoining lake area is very nice! The restaurant was wonderful and the food was amazing, The restaurant manager Eric was very accommodating and extremely pleasant, So close to many vineyards in the area, great weekend for wine tours with a wonderful place stay afterwards! Truly will return to this Magical place ! Carlo 🥂😊
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Date of stay: April 2022
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begas2n wrote a review Apr 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana1 contribution
Great venue. Wonderfully refurbished farmhouse. Beautiful grounds. Rustic and quiet. Peaceful living room. Fully functioning kitchen for guests. Helpful, courteous staff. Wonderful walk down to the lake.
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Carol S wrote a review Apr 2022
Key West, United States4 contributions
A truely enjoyable stay at the Clifton. The staff was exceptional, the grounds and room charming. Small Food was delicious, they even had travel boxes and cookies upon my departure. I have already recommended to others.
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Response from Casey H, Guest Services / Front Office at The Clifton
Responded Apr 10, 2022
Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! I am so pleased that our staff was so helpful and you enjoyed the food and room! We cannot wait to welcome you back again in the future!
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Catherine S wrote a review Apr 2022
Hickory, North Carolina29 contributions4 helpful votes
From pre-arrival to the end, we throughly enjoyed our time here! We did the Loyalty package making it easy with dinner and breakfast included for 2, bottle of wine with dinner, and amenity at check-in. Food was fantastic and unique, pricing great for quality and quantity, and room was beautiful. We will be back and recommend to our family and friends!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Casey H, Guest Services / Front Office at The Clifton
Responded Apr 10, 2022
Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! I am so happy that you enjoyed our Loyalty package and the amenities that came with it. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the summer to enjoy our lovely infinity pool as well!
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janholder wrote a review Apr 2022
Amelia Court House, Virginia1 contribution
This place was amazing! The staff was very attentive to the guests and made sure all was up to Par :-) We won an overnight stay here through a "silent" auction and very pleased at the property. It was lovely and we would love to come back again in the future! The dinner was delish!! If you have the opportunity to stay here - Do it!
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Response from Casey H, Guest Services / Front Office at The Clifton
Responded Apr 10, 2022
Hi Jan! What a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a kind review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we cannot wait to welcome you back for another attentive and pleasurable stay. See you soon!
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tnicastro wrote a review Apr 2022
Boardman, Ohio1 contribution
Fabulous the stay was wonderful. Great food and great drinks.So peaceful. The cottage we stayed in was beautiful. The Clifton staff was the best.Everyone was so helpful and very knowledgeable about the Clifton and the surrounding town.
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Responded Apr 10, 2022
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a positive review! I am so pleased to hear that you had such a lovely stay, and I will pass your compliments along! We hope to welcome you back again sometime soon!
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JLS wrote a review Mar 2022
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My mom and I had a lovely stay at The Clifton. We stayed in the livery stables which have a beautiful view. We enjoyed an easy hike/walk around the property's trails before heading to dinner. Our dinner was one of the best meals we've ever had: unique options, incredible flavor and perfectly portioned. We ordered different items for each course so we could taste as many options as possible. Every bite was delicious. But more incredible than the meal was the service. Absolutely top notch. I brought my mom for her 70th birthday and The Clifton staff went above and beyond to make her time there so special. Ann, Casey and Ethan took such good care of us during our stay at The Clifton. We can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Casey H, Guest Services / Front Office at The Clifton
Responded Apr 10, 2022
Hello there! What a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it. Happy Happy Birthday to your mother, and we are so excited to welcome you back for another special stay. See you soon!
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BevManor wrote a review Mar 2022
Norfolk, Virginia1 contribution
We spent a lovely night at The Clifton Inn for my husband's birthday after a long day hike. The grounds were beautiful with a little walking trail by the lake outside our room. We stayed in the livery stables. The service was outstanding on every level. Food and drink were top notch. Staff was friendly and accommodating. We will be back!
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Responded Apr 10, 2022
Hi, Bev! We so appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, and I am so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy your husband's birthday at our property! Our staff cannot welcome you back for another lovely stay!
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James624 wrote a review Mar 2022
Lewes, Delaware4 contributions1 helpful vote
Special occasion trip for wife's birthday. No cheap by any means, but some of the nicest and most helpful staff I've ever encountered. We had Spa package and the couples massage was wonderful. The chef is a gem and meals were terrific. It's an old historic property so don't expect chrome and glass, what you get is lots of charm.
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Hello James! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a kind review, I am so pleased to hear that you and your wife enjoyed her birthday stay! We hope to welcome you back sometime soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$294 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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clifton hotel charlottesville, country inn charlottesville, charlottesville country inn, clifton inn
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United StatesVirginiaCharlottesville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Clifton
Which popular attractions are close to The Clifton?
Nearby attractions include Kaieteur Falls (4.6 miles), Cville Escape Room (4.8 miles), and Saunders-Monticello Trail (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Clifton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Clifton?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Clifton?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Clifton?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Clifton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fleurie Restaurant, Sultan Kebab, and Hamiltons' at First & Main.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Clifton?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Clifton?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Clifton offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Clifton?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Clifton?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Monticello (3.2 miles), The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio (4.0 miles), and James Monroe's Highland (3.5 miles).