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232 S Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA 23669-4103
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Hampton
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4.7
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5.0
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5.0
Value
4.8
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A jewel of comfort and hospitality, the Magnolia House of Hampton offers a unique business or leisure lodging experience & The Wedding Chapel, that seats up to 20 guests. The well-appointed parlors and guestrooms (2 queens, 1 king suite) are minutes away from Hampton University, Langley Air Force Base, Nasa Langley Research Center, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News and Yorktown. Entertainment, shopping, restaurants, museums, the Chesapeake Bay beaches make Hampton a great place to visit and explore!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Couples massage
Chapel / shrine
Gift shop
Private check-in / check-out
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
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Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
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Karin T wrote a review May 2022
Desborough, United Kingdom38 contributions29 helpful votes
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This was by far the best experience we had on our trip. Magnolia House is the most charming place, the room was spacious, the bathroom was well equipped and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was outstanding: the food was home cooked and tasted delicious. The owners were very knowledgeable about things to do and see and gave us some excellent recommendations. The house is also very conveniently located. If I ever come back to Hampton, I wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Team Magnolia, Owner at Magnolia House Inn
Responded Jun 1, 2022
Oh, we do look forward to seeing you again someday! Thank you for this generous and kind review. We are humbled that you felt so at home at The Magnolia House! Our very best to you both! You came as strangers and left as friends!
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Anon0203 wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed here for our anniversary. It was always on my bucket list to stay at a B&B. I am so glad we stayed at this one. It was like a home away from home. It was a lovely time. The decor is fits the theme of the inn. There are magnolias in simple details which shows that everything was thought of down to the wall tiles. The food was amazing! It was so tasty and filling we didn’t eat lunch on the days we stayed. Joyce and Landford are wonderful pair and fabulous innkeepers. We didn’t want to leave.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Team Magnolia, Owner at Magnolia House Inn
Responded Jun 1, 2022
Thank you so much! We love catering to our guests! So glad we were your first B&B stay! Please, continue to look for professional B&B's in your travels! Until we meet again!
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Lauren W wrote a review Apr 2022
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We booked a room last minute for one night. The house is beautiful! We felt very welcomed and relaxed. The neighborhood was quiet, the bed very comfortable, and the front porch a perfect place to relax. The hosts were amazing and we hope to make it back for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Team Magnolia, Owner at Magnolia House Inn
Responded Jun 1, 2022
Thank you for this kind review! We will remain . . 'At Your Service'!
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Jo wrote a review Jan 2022
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Magnolia House Inn: I'm not sure where to start... Innkeepers are gracious and unobtrusive, meaning let's face it the bed and breakfast concept can take a little getting used to particularly if your boyfriend/husband is an alpha male like mine. They feel like they are staying in someone's house and therefore prefer hotels. I think the only reason I could convince mine was that it was my birthday and therefore a present to myself. So let me dispel that notion right now. Not sure how they do it, but literally they just appear when you need them and are somewhere in the background otherwise. You quickly feel at home, not sure if it's the background music softly playing as you enter and leave your day to day world behind as in it melts away literally. Maybe it's the room, ours was the Ellington Suite, felt like I was in my own world, any amenity you needed, just ask. They either think of everything or someone gets it quickly as if it was there all along. Came back from dinner out late one evening, there were snacks in the pantry, birthday treats, tea/coffee and a card for little ol' me. How thoughtful was that, didn't even get a card from my guy, but I digress. The decor is vintage and antique, tasteful provoking curiosity and quiet reflection. Breakfast is so neat(birthday mug a nice touch), meeting folks from various states, chatting, immediate camaraderie. One of the mornings Joyce (Innkeeper) could see my guy had partied a smidge too much the night before and offered to make him a separate breakfast as the gourmet one had him struggling a bit. Their recommendations for dining and nightlife were spot on. I can't say enough as you can probably tell. And I'm a tough critic. That being said I believe it's 3 visits to get a small plaque with your name on their wall...only 2 more to go! Good folk considering this intimate B&B, see for yourself. Saluting you Lankford & Joyce!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Can't go wrong with any but I'd suggest Ellington Suite as a couple.
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Response from Team Magnolia, Owner at Magnolia House Inn
Responded Jun 1, 2022
Thank you, thank you! So glad your visit was stellar! It means the world to us and we look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Happy Wife wrote a review Nov 2021
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Myself and my Husband had an Wonderful experience with the Elope and Stay in the Ellington Suite, everything was Perfect all the way down to the Delicious Breakfast served!! Mr and Mrs. Blair were Completely and Utterly Wonderful!!! It's definitely recommended if you don't want to have a formal wedding!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Magnolia House, Owner at Magnolia House Inn
Responded Nov 3, 2021
Thank you so much ! Your private Marriage Ceremony was so wonderful because of you two, as a couple! Our best wishes to you both and hopes of many, many great, loving years to come!
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Eddie A wrote a review Oct 2021
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Innkeepers Lankford and Joyce serve up great service with a sense of love and caring. The breakfasts were diverse and delicious, from Belgian waffles with bacon to tasty shrimp frittata. The Magnolia House is grounded in Hampton history with lots of resources available to explore the entire area. Many nice decorative touches add to the charm of this inn. But what really touched us was the friendliness of Lankford and Joyce and their humble service and commitment to each guest. Book early - Magnolia is popular for good reasons!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Each room is themed and elegant. See pictures.
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Greg B wrote a review Oct 2021
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Our experience was HORRIBLE. We were scheduled to arrive at 1130 with a ceremony start of 1200. They said the bride could arrive at 1100. They made her wait outside until 1130. The bride’s room where she gets ready is just a bathroom and the only seat is a toilet. They were unprepared to give instructions to the wedding party and waited Until the ceremony start time to arrange the wedding party. Once we were seated in the ceremony room, which was after the scheduled start time we waited an additional 15 minutes while they cycled through several songs that were not on the brides list of songs. They were not prepared for the requested songs. During the ceremony they moved the dressing partition next to the sand mixing which greatly distracted from the bride and groom. The “professional” flyers we revived were made from their office printer the night before or the day of because they did not ask for the names until the night before. They were card stock paper with ribbon from Michaels wrapped around the crease. The paper was folded in half. We were there for one and a half hours and it cost $800 and all we got was some paper flyers, a sand glass container, a certificate, and constant reminders about masks. Do NOT recommend at all.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Magnolia House, Owner at Magnolia House Inn
Responded Oct 13, 2021
Our concern is that this lovely, young couple had such negativity surrounding them on their Wedding Day. The comments above are coming from the father of the groom. He had no communication with The Wedding Chapel before the day of Ceremony. This attempt to discredit our business on multiple review platforms is in very poor taste, as no information was requested or comments made on the day of this family wedding. The point has been made that there is no respect for The Wedding Chapel managers, staff, Ceremony arrangements, details provided in writing on Confirmation, amenities and most of all there was not respect for the Bride & Groom and the choices they clearly made for their wedding day. We were not allowed to do our jobs in hosting this wedding. In 15 years of hosting weddings, it is not customary for the Father of the Groom to take charge of the Ceremony activities (without speaking with the staff) or being in the Bride's dressing room for any reason. The powder room for the bride does have seating and is not spaced for more than 2 helpers to assist with dressing. It was quite unusual to see the father of the groom interested in what is happening in the Bride's dressing room. We are not responsible for information not shared with family members. Our policies with arrival time are on the Confirmation and at time of reservation, the Bride was encouraged to make an appointment to tour the property before the Wedding Day. She was welcome to bring family to ask questions and get information. Obviously, information regarding our Face Mask requirement, time of arrival, etc. was not shared with the family. (This was a complaint in reviews before revision). Information for the programs is taken and sent to print at the last minute to avoid any changes in Wedding Party after they have been printed. The 'paper flyers' you took home were professionally printed Wedding Programs. This reviewer is very presumptuous as to our business practices. As for our Face Mask requirement, it is stated clearly on our Website and Reservation Confirmation "MASKS MUST BE WORN BY ALL ATTENDEES". Although not mentioned, above, this was a major complaint by this reviewer before advised to edit review by TripAdvisor. As a Courtesy, the Bride & Groom do not wear Masks during the Ceremony as they have an investment in their Photography. It was such a lovely day, many of the family portraits could have been done on the Historic Porch and lawn of the Magnolia House. This should not have been a negative issue. We have coordinated and performed 280 Marriage Ceremonies to date since the onset of COVID-19, without complaint. We will never apologize for keeping our guests safe and healthy, as responsible business owners. We care about the one and only Wedding Day of our couples and their families. It seems miscommunication and misunderstanding triggered these negative perceptions. Things did not go as smooth as we would have liked, for reasons beyond our control. We are so sorry for the Bride & Groom that their Wedding Day was disrupted unfairly.
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Linda C wrote a review Oct 2021
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I searched for a long time to find just the right get-away place for me and my husband for our anniversary. I wanted something close to the beach (for me) close to fishing (for him) and close to a lot of history (for both). Well I found it. The Magnolia House is located close to all of that. We went to Fort Monroe and their beaches, Virginia Beach, Naval Museum, went on a fishing charter and went to Williamsburg. Joyce and Langford had lots of suggestions of where to eat (and not eat - lol). For tourists that is important to help your stay be more enjoyable. They are very gracious hosts and they love what they do. We loved hearing their stories while we ate our delicious brunch. Once we ate we didn't eat again until supper. I would highly recommend their B&B. It was nice meeting the other guests and hearing their stories of where they lived and why they were there. Thank you Joyce and Langford for the wonderful memories.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Three room in B&B. A few stairs, no elevator. We stayed in the Haven. Probably the...
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Response from Team Magnolia, Owner at Magnolia House Inn
Responded Oct 13, 2021
Thank you soo much for your 5 star review! We thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us and happy to know that we met or exceeded your expectations. Our goal is to make sure that our guests always experience the best this area has to offer. We look forward to your returning to Hampton and again staying at The Magnolia House Inn.
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Karl R wrote a review Sep 2021
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This was our first trip to the Magnolia Inn, but it definitely will not be our last. From the time we were greeted upon our arrival, until we left the Inn two days later, we were treated like royalty. While the facility is beautiful and full of history, the hospitality, warmth, and kindness of the Innkeepers was exceptional. It's very evident that Mr. & Mrs. Blair take great pride in providing guests with safe and pleasurable surroundings. Additionally, the food was just exquisite, including a surprise drink of Sorrel. We're looking forward to our next trip to the Magnolia Inn. Karl R
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Date of stay: September 2021
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BPLatham wrote a review Sep 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina2 contributions
There is no more elegant, thoughtful, or comfortable stay in Hampton, VA, period. This b&b is located in a southern home of Victorian architecture. With 3 guest bedrooms, the accommodations are Top of the Line. Every consideration had been arranged. The owners and Inn Keepers, Mr & Ms Blair, hold numerous certifications in the Inn Keeper and Hospitality Industry, showed us every consideration and kindness. Conveniently located in the downtown area. We highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Our room was quiet and comfortable. Queen-size bed was "squeeky." Large, updated bath...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magnolia House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Magnolia House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Virginia Air & Space Science Center (0.4 miles), Hampton History Museum (0.3 miles), and Hampton Carousel (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Magnolia House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Magnolia House Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Magnolia House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Magnolia House Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Magnolia House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Venture Kitchen and Bar, Surf Rider Restaurant, and The Barking Dog.
Is Magnolia House Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Hampton.
Are there any historical sites close to Magnolia House Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Skiffes Creek Redoubt (5.6 miles).