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Refuge Inn
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franklin,in
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35 reviews
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“NICE AVERAGE INN”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Refuge Inn was a nice,clean Inn. The beds was comfortable. The Inn is well maintained. Location is good. Pool was very nice. I would have rated it higher if it wasn't for the price. The room was not worth $200.00 per night. The only complaint I had was the price and the old bed comforter.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a great hotel to stay at on the island then this is your place. The kids loved being able to feed the ponies on the property as well the pool. The adults loved the hot tub and how close it is to the beach. Chincoteague is an awesome place to spend a vacation at.

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We visited the Refuge Inn as a family on a special trip to the Assateague Island National Seashore. We were very comfortable here. The hotel is very clean and well-maintained, and the staff especially friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good, and the location is superb! We hope to return in future.

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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would stay again. Rooms a bit old-fashioned but clean and comfortable. Park like surroundings and ponies for the kids to pet. Closest motel to the beach.

Breakfast is standard motel buffet, but with a different egg each day, and often custom waffles made by the very friendly attendant.

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Keyser, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We returned to the Refuge Inn with my brother's family this month I was counting on a repeat of my previous good experience there, seeing that I was recommending it to my brother, and it turned out to be a great experience for all of us. Don't come expecting the Ritz Carlton, but this is a great beach hotel - not musty, reasonably comfortable beds, and nice unexpected amenities.

The location has to be the best on the island - close to Assateague, but it sits back from the street far enough that it feels secluded from the traffic on the street. The pool is great - indoor/outdoor convenience and a great break from the beach. The facility is surrounded by large pine trees which provide welcome shade from the summer sun. Nice towels are provided at the pool, which is convenient.

The breakfast is the best, and a big part of why we plan to return again and again. They have a perfect selection plus a different hot item made to order each day that makes it so much more worthwhile than a regular continental breakfast. This alone saved us $25 per day not having to go out for breakfast.

Other amenities are just icing on the cake - guest washer/dryer on site, nicely decorated rooms - each one seems unique- bike rentals and a pony corral across the parking lot, picnic tables and grills in a nice wooded setting outside the patio doors (each room has a balcony or patio doors leading directly to the lawn/common areas, which I appreciated but if you are concerned about security, opt for a second floor room. I didn't worry - the patio doors have great locks with a backup deadbolt), dehumidifiers in the room in addition to A/C make the rooms much more comfortable, refrigerators and coffee makers, ice machine always had ice, and the staff were always friendly. Especially the breakfast staff!!

When we plan to return to Chincoteague, we won't think twice about returning to the Refuge Inn.

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We were upgraded to a suite at no additional charge last minute. When we got here we were amazed that the suite was bigger than the first level of our home. It's very clean and fantastic location that over looks a chorale of adorable ponies.

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Atco, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Great location and perfect size hotel. Ideal for families and people wanting quick access to the beach and wildlife refuge. Even has a bike/beach rental depot. Close to dining and most activities, within walking and biking distance. Ponies on site add to the experience and make each day fun for kids who can feed them. Friendly and helpful staff provide so much information. It was our first visit to the island and we had everything answered and at our fingertips. Extremely clean and beautiful rooms with balconies. Pool area is nice and open late. Continental breakfast is convenient. Observation deck on top of hotel is a nice quiet place to relax and see the stars. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Refuge Inn

Property: Refuge Inn
Address: 7058 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 (Formerly Refuge Motor Inn)
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Location: United States > Virginia > Chincoteague Island
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Chincoteague Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Refuge Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exceed your expectations in this family owned inn where no detail is overlooked. The Refuge Inn is located within walking distance of the wildlife refuge and minutes from our beautiful undeveloped beach. Amenities include Continental Breakfast, Wireless Internet, Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Room, Bicycle & Beach Gear Rentals, Conference Room and Gift Shop. A Treasure of a place, Family Owned and Proudly Operated. ... more   less 
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