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Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I had a two night stay and I cannot say enough nice things about my experience. The room was wonderful and bed very comfortable. Very clean room. Super quite environment and beautiful surroundings. The star of this facility is the staff. Everyone was offering assistance with anything I could need. This a gem that if you are in the area...

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Cathy M, Manager at The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Florence Elston Inn. Our staff is always happy to assist in making guests feel at home. We hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This is the 2nd time my husband and I have stayed here. The first time was a couple of years ago. But this time we decided to bring our mountain bikes and ride the campus' trails. What a great time. It's a really beautiful campus and the trails are very well maintained. The inn is so nice and comfortable. they...

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Cathy M, Manager at The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the Florence Elston Inn. I am delighted you returned for a visit and pleased that you enjoyed your time here on campus. We are excited about changes taking place at the Inn later this fall and will look forward to welcoming you again.

Hurlock, Maryland
Reviewed July 30, 2016

My husband and I stayed here recently while our daughter was visiting Sweet Briar College. We had a room on the first floor, which is actually down a level from the parking lot. Our room balcony had 2 patio chairs and a table, and overlooked the forest. Saw a few deer right at dusk. Our room had a queen sized...

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Cathy M, Manager at The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Elston Inn and that you were able to also visit the hiking trails during your stay. We encourage you to visit again soon to see the changes we are making to further your enjoyment at Sweet Briar.

Hilton Head Island, SC
Reviewed July 30, 2016

My husband and I stayed overnight here during a trip to pick up a vehicle and visit his mother, who lives in the area. He had heard about The Elston Inn so we booked a room for the night. We were in room F6 of the Forest Wing, which turned out to be a handicapped room. What they call the...

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Cathy M, Manager at The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the Florence Elston Inn. I am pleased that you enjoyed the natural surroundings and invite you to return on your next visit to the area. We are presently undergoing some exciting changes. Hope to see you again soon.

Saint Cloud, Florida
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Located in Sweet Briar College. Beautiful Surroundings, Needs overdue update on rooms and bathrooms. Entrance to each room is by a key which is outdated as well and sort of a security risk. There is a guard shack but it's only manned in the evenings.

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Cathy M, Manager at The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College, responded to this review

We are delighted you stayed with us in the Elston Inn. We are excited about upcoming changes taking place over the next few months and encourage you to visit again to see the new happenings.

roanoke, va
Reviewed June 28, 2016

We came to the campus for a business meeting and booked 1 night for each staff member at the Inn. We were all so pleased we stayed another night. Staff is friendly and we loved the rooms at the Inn. The outside lounging areas were wonderful. We are coming back in August.

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Cathy M, Manager at The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the Elston Inn. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return in August.

Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Heard this was a charming property in which to stay. We have a dog so we got one of their dog friendly rooms. Noticed a crawling insect in the bathroom when we checked in. The two double beds had mattresses so old I sunk to the middle in one of them. The decor was plain and unimaginative. Indoor outdoor blue...

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Cathy M, Manager at The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College, responded to this review

We currently have a number of upgrades in the works which will add to the beauty and comfort of our facilities. We pride ourselves in providing excellent service and encourage feedback to our hospitality team. We hope you will visit again when you are in the area and allow us to share with you the exciting changes.

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Located on the beautiful large (3200 acres) campus of Sweet Briar College, The Elson Inn is just the place to stay in the area. There might be a few alternatives in Amherst, but this is the nicest place. Rooms are decorated in colonial style. Rooms have either double, twin beds with dressers, night stands, chairs. All have patios that look...

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Cathy M, Manager at The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Elston Inn. Note we also offer queen and king rooms, some with balconies. We invite you to return soon.

Reviewed May 4, 2016

The room was very comfortable and clean. It met my needs while I was joining my fellow alumnae for a weekend meeting. The breakfast was simple, but what I would normally eat at home. I would recommend staying here.

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Cathy M, Manager at The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College, responded to this review

I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Elston Inn. We are delighted to have you visit the campus and invite you to return soon.

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed March 13, 2016

First of all, the inn is located on one of the most amazing landscapes I have ever seen. At first, I was a bit thrown off by the price, but what you are getting in privacy and this amazing place that is Sweet Briar College will far outweigh the cost. My room had a private balcony overlooking a private forest....

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Cathy M, Director of Hospitality at The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Elston Inn and hope you will include us in your future travel plans. Spring is fast upon us and offers many beautiful sites on campus. Stop by as you pass through.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our inn's 38 spacious, comfortable rooms - many with a balcony or deck - offer a relaxing setting for the day's first cup of coffee. Our two master suites make perfect honeymoon getaways, and two tastefully decorated lounges are ideal locations to socialize and relax. Our state-of-the-art conference facilities and meeting rooms provide an ideal learning and working environment for conferences, retreats, training sessions, seminars and teambuilding functions. *10,000 square feet of conference space *Seven conference rooms, for groups large and small *State-of-the-art audio/visual technology, including mounted LCD projectors for computer applications *Wireless Internet service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College

Address: 450 Sweet Briar Drive, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Location: United States > Virginia > Sweet Briar
Price Range: $114 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 38
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Our room was in the Forest Wing and in need of updating”
  • Room F6 (handicapped) in the Forest Wing
  • Room F6 (handicapped) in the Forest Wing
 of 5 bubbles GodivaRidesAHarley, Jul 30, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles ninjam2016, Mar 13, 2016 | Read review
“We liked our room on the second floor, main building.”
 of 5 bubbles 565kayp, Aug 3, 2015 | Read review
“No hesitation in recommending this lovely place.”
 of 5 bubbles LF2010, Jun 24, 2014 | Read review
“They're all good. I like rooms that get morning sun. Mine had a fabulous balcony. I'd love to try out one of the suites.”
 of 5 bubbles ccorum, Mar 25, 2014 | Read review
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