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1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627
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#10 of 40 hotels in Charlottesville
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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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Free parking
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Shared kitchen
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jturley2021 wrote a review Jan 18
Richmond, Virginia1 contribution
Everything was as expected from the reservation process to the check-in/stay. Dinner was wonderful and we had personal service and the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted. Check-out was super easy. We felt right at home. The Merewether Lewis cottage was just right for our stay! We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Dear jturley2021, The team and I truly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy week to fill out this Trip Advisor survey. It was nice to hear the team made your birthday getaway so memorable. We get a lot of positive feedback from Merewether Lewis cottage and it means a lot to us you enjoyed it as well. Kind regards, Don D.
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jh20212021 wrote a review Jan 13
Charlottesville, Virginia1 contribution
I don’t think I’ve ever had a more generous staff at a hotel. They were so accommodating and gave us so many perks to make our honeymoon special. It was unforgettable. Steph, Casey, and the whole team are remarkable.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Dear jh20212021, It was great to read this nice review about your recent visit to The Clifton most recently. We are glad your honeymoon was memorable and our valued associates were an integral part of making this visit special. I will share your feedback with our team to ensure they know their hard work is paying off. Kind regards, Don D.
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Sarah B wrote a review Dec 2020
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We held our wedding weekend at The Clifton Nov. 6-8, 2020 and we couldn't be more pleased with our entire experience! The entire team at The Clifton prides itself on guest experience and were wonderful to work with throughout the entire planning process -- which included a few overnight visits. The 20 rooms/suites on premises are beautifully appointed, clean, and textbook historic meets modern vibe. Additionally, the Chef and catering team delivered a wedding reception meal that was every bit as delicious and beautifully presented as the 5-star tasting and every night dinner service offered in the restaurant. The premises are picturesque and offer something for everyone. Moreover, if you're looking for a safe weekend getaway in this COVID-19 pandemic era, The Clifton certainly delivers!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear sarahbG585GO, The team and I truly enjoyed reading your review about your wedding weekend at The Clifton. We pride ourselves on our amazing culinary team and our outstanding catering staff to provide memorable experiences for these magic moments. I will share your comments with our team to ensure them their hard work is a paying off. We look forward to seeing you back at The Clifton soon. Kind regards, Don D.
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Jillian A wrote a review Dec 2020
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We stayed in the Collins Farmhouse with 3 other couples for a 40th birthday weekend away during Covid. Everything about our stay was perfect. It was so nice to have the entire farmhouse to ourselves which included a kitchen, dining room and two living rooms to hang out together. We also enjoyed a private dinner in the wine cellar with amazing food, drinks and service. We can’t wait to go back and stay in warmer weather! Easy drive to wineries and breweries and the downtown mall.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Dear Jillian A., We are so pleased to hear your 40th birthday weekend was memorable. The Collina farmhouse is a perfect location for a small get together away from it all. I know this is a very busy time of year so we appreciate your time to fill this survey out. I will share your comments with our team to ensure them their hard work is paying off. We look forward to seeing you back at the Inn soon. Kind regards, Don D.
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LMF wrote a review Dec 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania28 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed in October 2020. We stayed one night Lewis Meriweather cottage and 2 nights in the Martha Jefferson suite. Martha Jefferson suite was more expensive then Meriweather. It had a great bathroom and room BUT, our toilet was broken and you needed to take the lid off to flush. It didn’t seem like a new problem. We called about it about 3-4 times. It was never adequately fixed. This hotel isn’t cheap, so I was very surprised by this issue and their lack of attention to it. I did fill out the feedback form after and told them at check out, but probably should have been more assertive as they didnt seem to really care. Also, the Martha Jefferson suite was quite loud because you can hear everything from downstairs until about 11pm or so. This was during COVID so the bar and etc. wasn’t super busy, I can’t imagine the noise during regular times. The trails here are nice, as well as the lake. Food was excellent. I don’t think we would stay here again, if we did probably just in the cottage. I don’t think there is a nicer hotel that would provide this type of secluded experience near Charlottesville, so they have that going for them.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Ludmila F., We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy week to fill out this survey about your recent visit to The Clifton. We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your visit with us. Our Marsha Jefferson suite is one of our favorite rooms and this issue very seldom happens in our Inn. I will share your feedback with our team to ensure these issues do not occur in the future. We hope you will give us another opportunity in the near future to realize the issues you encountered were an anomaly. Kind regards, Don D.
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$165 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Cville Escape Room (4.8 miles), The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio (4.0 miles), and Monticello (3.2 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 The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio (4.0 miles), Monticello (3.2 miles), and Mulberry Row (3.0 miles).