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“Arguably the best hotel in Lexington” 5 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn Lexington - Historic District
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Arguably the best hotel in Lexington”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

As Lexington has grown the number of hotel options has also grown, and you can find most chains within a couple of miles of downtown. That's a good thing. However, the Hampton Inn Col Alto is one of the best. Clean, comfortable, bit of history tied to it. If you want to be close to town this is a good one. There are higher end inn in town, but according to some reviews they are getting a bit tired (not a personal observation). The Hampton Inn has been around seemingly forever but it is not tired or dated. Highly recommended.

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Large room of excellent quality with two queen beds. Room equipped with ironing board with iron, hairdryer, and plenty of hooks and towel bars in the bathroom but no microwave or refrigerator. I would say our room and the workout room were the cleanest we have seen in a hotel/motel. Kudos to the management and cleaning staff. Loved the decor in the lobby and breakfast dining area. We only stayed overnight but would have liked to have had time to walk around the outdoor area as it looked almost park-like. Room cost is a bit more than average Hampton Inn but we felt it was well spent.

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Mills River, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Stayed just one night, very nice and well appointed room with all the amenities expected of Hampton Inns. The lobby is in a historic building and is very cozy with several common areas for reading or just sitting. Breakfast was very good and consisted of eggs, bacon, potatoes, fruit, cereal, yogurt and more. The staff was very nice and helpful. Overall, one of the better Hampton inns we've stayed in.

Room Tip: Don't eat at the Don Tequila Mexican Restaurant just down the road from the Hampton, not very go...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

My daughter just had her wedding reception her and the service was so personable. Almost all of our guests stayed here and they all spoke highly of the accomodations. My daughter and her new husband stayed in one of the historic rooms in the restored mansion. Of course, these 4 rooms are quite a bit more expensive but worth it when you want to really impress. Close walking distance to attractions in downtown Lexington. BTW, my wife and I stayed here more than a dozen times before we actually moved to this beautiful and scenic part of the Shenandoah valley.

Room Tip: Historic rooms are about $100 more per night but if the occasion is worth it... go for it!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Zebulon, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

i travel a lot the hampton in lexington, VA has to be 1 of best hampton i have ever stayed at.
1 best location u can walk to everything in town
2 staff very friendly
3 doesn't even look like hotel more like B&B

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

If you're not in the tiny historic wing, this is a large motel with decent wireless. It's a few blocks from the business district. The breakfast buffet has a waffle maker but is otherwise indistinct from the standard roadway inn fare. And the pricing is aggressive (high) for the genre.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

The Col Alto is an Estate House that was converted into a great hotel. The building has some guest rooms, and a nicely architected hotel was added to the back. As I parked and got out of the car, a staff member walked out on the porch to welcome me and ask if they could help. This is a wonderful hotel with beautiful grounds and attentive staff. The house is quite beautiful. The staff also provided great advice for dinner. The center of Lexington is a three block walk and is quite nice. Lexington is a wonderful town that is home to W&L and the VMI. You do not have the feeling that you are in a college town. We plan on staying at this hotel whenever we are in the area. Truly a gem.

Room Tip: Our room faced the pool and offered a great view of the estate house and grounds.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hampton Inn Lexington - Historic District
Address: 401 E Nelson St, Lexington, VA 24450-2725
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Location: United States > Virginia > Lexington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Lexington
#1 Family Hotel in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hampton Inn Lexington - Historic District 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In June of 1997 the tradition of Col Alto was reborn as it opened its doors once again to welcome visitors to the City of Lexington. Step onto the beautiful grounds of the Hampton Inn Lexington-Historic District hotel and be mesmerized. You'll find our breathtaking historic manor house-the Col Alto Mansion-nestled on seven acres. Stay in one of the 76 rooms featuring contemporary touches or one of the 10 restored manor rooms offering a glimpse into the past. Take a short walk and you'll discover Washington and Lee University. While there, be sure to see the historic landmark Lee Chapel and Museum. Pay respects at the cemetery named for 'Stonewall' Jackson, a Confederate general during the Civil War. Visit Virginia Military Institute, one of six senior military colleges in the United States. Hungry or in need of some retail therapy? Take a stroll down to Main Street to find lots of wonderful, locally-owned restaurants and unique shops. Or if you prefer, take a scenic drive down the road and you'll discover the beauty of nature at Natural Bridge, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Enjoy your stay in our Historic Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, VMI or the Washington and Lee Rooms featuring period décor within the Manor House with wine and hors d'oeuvres served upon arrival, breakfast served in-room, evening turndown service, and terrycloth robes or relax in our contemporary guest rooms and accessible rooms featuring a refrigerator and microwave. All rooms feature a 37-inch LCD HDTV with cable channels, lap desk and free Wi-Fi, and many rooms offer a wet or dry bar. Enjoy complementary hot breakfast in the manor house overlooking the grounds or perhaps a dip in the outdoor pool or whirlpool spa on a beautiful day. Get lost in time when you stay at the Historic Hampton Inn Col Alto. Located 8 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Within walking distance to Historic Downtown Lexington, Washington & Lee University, Virginia Military Institute and minutes from Natural Bridge, Goshen Pass and McCormick Farm. ... more   less 
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