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Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center

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450 Sweet Briar Drive, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

School is expending energy on increasing enrollment to the almost closed Sweet Briar College and none being spent on Inn. Checked in late with guard at guard post. Turned on light in bedroom and saw dead insect on floor, cap to a shampoo bottle under sink and someone else's hair on the floor.

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Kath C, Assistant Director of Hospitality at Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

We are pleased to note a number of exciting changes at The Elston Inn including upgraded WIFI in each room, a lovely new deck for your outdoor entertaining, as well as a new staff waiting to welcome you to Sweet Briar. We hope you will visit again soon. More 

Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Very clean, large rooms on an amazingly beautiful campus. Just a wonderful place to walk. The staff is above and beyond friendly and attentive. A couple of areas that might need improvement are the shampoo and conditioner were super tiny and there was just one for two people. The rooms also could use a refrigerator or microwave. There is a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This small inn on the beautiful campus of Sweet Briar College is a great place to stay if you have any reason to visit Amherst or Lynchburg, Virginia. Very nice facilities on lovely college grounds, with views of mountains and fields. Sweet Briar is a great place for a wedding, with several beautiful locations both indoors and out for a... More 

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deltaraider21
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94 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This was an unplanned stay, our car breaking down in nearby Amherst, VA. My hey only had 3 rooms left, and we were careless about 3 miles away. The person on the desk said, if our tow truck driver wouldn't take us there, she would call her husband to pick us up. Well the driver took us, he and his... More 

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Hagerstown, MD
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91 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

While the location of the Inn is wonderful, the $300 a night price, is NOT worth it! The room on the second floor, was very large and clean. Loved that there was an extra sink outside of the bathroom, which was great with 4 women using the room. The WiFi wouldn't work for my tablet for some reason. My phone... More 

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Kath C, Assistant Director of Hospitality at Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

With an average room price of $104 - $140 we welcome many guests traveling through the area. We are pleased to note that our WIFI system has recently been upgraded in each of the rooms and encourage you to stop in for a visit again soon. More 

Randleman, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was the perfect spot for our gathering of friends. Ten 1970 SBC alumnae gathered in June to reconnect with each other and the Sweet Briar campus. We are glad there is an inn now, since we have outgrown dormlife! The rooms were spacious, and clean, and the staff was accommodating and friendly. We had lounges and outdoor seating for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We stayed here on a business trip and the setting is really beautiful. There is plenty of parking and the room was very comfortable and a good size. There are nice sitting rooms, too, and the conference center is large and attractive with several function rooms. The campus grounds offer lovely places to walk or just sit and relax. There... More 

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northern virginia
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50 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My mom & I headed down to Sweet Briar College for a gathering her class was having. I would estimate that 30 classmates and spouses/guests attended AND stayed at the Florence Elston Inn. The staff could not have been friendlier. The rooms were large, clean and comfy. It felt like we had stepped back in time to 1973~~in a good... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Spent there 4 days as part of a conference. Wonderful rooms in a really magical environment of an old european college grounds. Good service, fine breakfast that you can take to sitting rooms. Delightful area. Good price. Wifi, parking-all is fine! Recommend!

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Key Largo, Florida
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39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We spent two nights at the Elson Inn on the campus of Sweet Briar College. We stayed there because our son was participating in the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. One of the benefits of staying here is that it is very peaceful and quiet and has lovely grounds to explore by car or foot. The room was sufficiently... More 

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