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The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 Entrance to each room is by a key which is outdated as well and sort of a security risk.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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roanoke, va
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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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. More 

Dallas, Texas
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205 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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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. More 

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4 of 5 stars 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. More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars 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.... More 

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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. More 

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 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 The Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College, 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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48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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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56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 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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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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 10-foot screens and 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 (Formerly Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center)
Location: United States > Virginia > Sweet Briar
Price Range: $79 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 38
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