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“Better Than Expected” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Amherst Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Amherst
Williamsburg, Virginia
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98 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Better Than Expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

OK, so I had not very high expectations....having suffered in other rural motels with no chain name attached. So I was pleasantly surprised by the value for the money. Came here to be ahead of the weather one night. It's locally owned by pleasant people, clean and safe (the police station is just around the corner). McDonald's is right across the street and Vito's next door (Vito's is a great place to eat or carry out). Food Lion, Jaquelina's and Subway round out the other food places within 1/4 mile, and there are two gas stations and a CVS very close for convenience. Right off Route 60 and 29.
The room had two double beds which were fairly compfortable. Mini-fridge was a surprise, as was the HD cable - on flat-panel TV. There's also free wi-fi, and enough desk space to work. The heater (a window unit) had been turned off so I had it on (along with my coat) for quite some time before the room became warm enough to relax. I'm pretty sure the carpet has only the thinnest pad between a concrete base, also keeping the room chilly. Even on low, the unit is a tad noisy but I was tired and I slept through it.
The bathroom had a shower, pedestal sink, and fan, though the fan was noisy and you don't have an option to have it on or not. Towels were clean but rough; tissues and toilet paper are soft.
Interestingly they have smoking rooms. The non-smoking rooms are on one side, the smoking rooms on the other.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Urbanna, Virginia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Four of us recently stayed at the Amherst inn in Amherst, VA while on a hunting trip. The rooms were small, but very clean and comfortable. The bathrooms were also small, but clean with plenty of hot water. We had a refrigerator in the room which we kept beer and softdrinks in. The motel owners were very friendly. Several local restaurants are close by, offering good food. The rate was inexpensive at $45.00 plus tax and they allow pets. We look forward to our next trip to Amherst.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bigwheel9195
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Daleville, Alabama
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

It was Homecoming week at Liberty University and every hotel was booked in Lynchburg. We found this small hotel up the road in Amherst, VA, near Sweet Briar College. Now, the rooms are small, and the bathroom even smaller, with a walk in shower you have to kind of squeeze into. But the bed was comfortable. And, for 53 dollars a night, it comes with a small refrigerator, microwave, and free WI FI, whch worked continuously. The staff is very friendly, and the rooms were made up every day. Whiel they do not provide breakfast, there is a McDonalds and Marathon across the street, and several local eateries, including an excellent pizzeria called Vitos. We actually walked down there. All in all, I will use this hotel as my first choice in future travels.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JimG1058
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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

My first visit--a small room and tight shower stall, but with a refrigerator and flat screen satellite TV and clean and quiet--for $45 a night. Plus one can easily walk to fast food, a sandwich shop, a grocery store, and Italian and Chinese restaurants. Anywhere in Lynchburg will cost twice as much and more.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dennis W
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Bradenton,FL
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

We got rained out at the (somewhat) nearby James River State Park campground. We were kind of skeptical at first- it is older and out in the middle of nowhere and a motel (not hotel)- hoping we weren't getting an hourly rental at the Notell Motel- Pleasantly surprised and very happy we chose to stay. Very clean, staff courteous and helpful, beds comfy, good tv with lots of choices, good internet signal. Going back to this area this month and am booking a two night stay this time. Great find and bargain.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MaaikeBradenton
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Home
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

It is not a resort. It is a updated............... motel............. not hotel................. motel
I actually enjoyed my stay. The water pressure was great, the bed was comfy and the was a flat screen tv. Overall........................ for $50.................... It was Awesome!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lisa M
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Mississauga
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

If you are looking for accommodation after enjoying a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virgina, the Amherst Inn is a good choice. Clean comfortable rooms at a great value.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Amherst Inn
Address: 116 Richmond Hwy, Amherst, VA 24521-4105
Location: United States > Virginia > Amherst
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Amherst
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Hotel Class:2 star — Amherst Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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