I really liked this place - it was clean, right in the center of town, and had easy access to the Presidential Library & Shakespeare Theater. My friend was not thrilled - he wanted it to be more modern and have more amenities such as a modern hotel would have. The furniture is antique and appropriate for the time period - he wanted more "comfortable" furnishings. I really enjoyed the ambiance of the place and loved the idea of having breakfast delivered to my room. I recommend it if you like history and a period place. If you want modern, go to Days Inn or Sleep Inn down the road.
I stayed here on a Virginia weekend after researching reviews, and it definitely lived up to its description. It has the usual older hotel quirks (odd door locks, multiple buildings, etc) but also the history, and the pride of its staff. Everyone I met was helpful, and I observed the owner stopping at each table over breakfast to check in on guests' experience. The room itself was spacious and well furnished for a night in, and the sheets were incredibly comfortable. Finally, the location is great!--walkable to shops, restaurants, Woodrow Wilson Museum, and the Blackfriars Playhouse, and drivable to Shenandoah and local wineries. Many thanks to the hardworking staff (I met several) for making this such a nice stop. I would recommend it.
We found the Frederick House as we drove by in downtown Staunton. It was a wonderful experience. Comfortable bed, clean rooms, great breakfast and friendly staff. Close to downtown shops and restaurants. Highly recommended.
To be frank, you have to be a mountain goat to traverse Staunton's historic district. Anything above Beverly Street is like ascending the Matterhorn. No matter what the Tourist Office says, it's no way pedestrian friendly. I have seen young athletic Mary Baldwin U students pant their way up to the campus. All that being said, Frederick Hotel is worth the climb. We have stayed in hotels, motels, and AirBnbs in Staunton. This is the best. Its rooms are first rate and the hotel offers a breakfast that beats everything in the area. You really can't do better in Staunton as far as accommodations, wonderful welcome, and great hospitality.
This is an unusual hotel, comprising five small, historic buildings spread around a parking lot. We stayed one night in Bowers 22, a decent room with wonderful bed, plenty of room, and the lack of counter space in the bathroom I associate with historic hotels. The shower is extremely modern, though, with a rainfall shower on one end and handheld on the other. The greatest asset to staying here, though, is the location -- within an easy walk of the entire historic area, including the Shakespeare Center, and half a block from Aioli, a wonderful restaurant I reviewed elsewhere on Trip Advisor. I hope to stay here again soon.