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“You cannot do better in Lexington than 502 South Main” 5 of 5 stars
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502 South Main
Ranked #1 of 21 Lexington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York, NY
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“You cannot do better in Lexington than 502 South Main”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I had my second stay with Mary Stuart and Russ when I was guest-lecturing at W&L this past week. I can only add my voice to the many here who praise their hospitality and kindness, all the little extras, the fabulous breakfast, the lovely comfortable and well-appointed rooms, the perfect location. An absolute delight.

Room Tip: All three rooms are lovely. The East room has a clawfoot tub in addition to the roomy shower stall...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Mary Stuart and Russ are fantastic hosts! They were very friendly and accommodating to our needs. Baked treats awaited us upon arrival. Homemade breakfasts every morning which were delicious; special consideration was given to dietary requests. Our room was quite cozy and quaint with a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was clean and fresh. We had a wonderful time visiting with our daughter; 502 Main Street is our home away from home. Great location to the downtown area. We will return!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Oh my! Just perfect! Our daughter and I stayed at this wonderful B and B while visiting W&L. The innkeepers are so sweet and have paid attention to every detail. Our room was clean, comfortable and so convenient to everything. Toiletries were included with treats and a turndown service with chocolates. Hot cider upon our arrival with homemade cranberry caramel squares in our room. We felt very pampered and everything we needed and more was at our fingertips. And cannot say enough about the delicious breakfast! Beautiful fire and soft music and gorgeous furnishings throughout the home were so inviting. Mary Stuart and Russ are the best! Very friendly and full of needed information about area and nearby college. We will be back!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My husband arranged an anniversary weekend for us and found this jewel of a place. Mary Stuart and Russ were delightful hosts and the food did not disappoint, with little extras appearing daily! We also asked for a few special things and they went above and beyond to accommodate us. The house is conveniently located within walking distance of the downtown area and the two local colleges. Our room was spacious, comfortable, and beautifully decorated, and we enjoyed hearing about the history of the various paintings in the house.

We look forward to a return trip!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

This is my favorite B&B in the world! We stay here when driving from CT to New Orleans. Impeccable place, outstanding hospitality. Exceeds all expectations. Mary and Russ really. take care of you. Also, extremely convenient. You will be charmed and spoiled. Plus Stonewall Jackson is buried a block away.

Stayed January 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed here on our way up to see our son in NJ. The excellent reviews I read encouraged us to stay here, and we were not disappointed. Mary and Russ were very hospitable. The home is beautifully decorated, clean and charming. Our only regret is that we were only staying one night. We want to come back and explore this beautiful area, rich in beauty and history, and know that we can come home each night to quiet and comfort at 502 South Main.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Mary and Russ were so generous and kind as hosts that you at once feel at ease. The house is decorated with exquisite taste and admirable restraint. If you are interested in art, there are paintings after Van Gogh and Gauguin properly in conversation across an archway. If ask about going to VMI campus, Russ will point out a painting of campus to illustrate key landmarks. If, in my case, your travel companion is not feeling well, Mary will kindly prepare a bland breakfast, and receive the request graciously even on New Year's morning.

The regular breakfasts are amazing, homemade bread AND jam, yogurt parfaits with homemade granola, and french toast with orange zest--I am not kidding! The rooms are equally well decorated with amazingly comfortable beds and ample space. Coffee and tea are available at all times. With all this, Mary and Russ also manage to be unobtrusive and discrete. I have never met a kinder pair of hosts.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 502 South Main
Address: 502 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2308
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Location: United States > Virginia > Lexington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — 502 South Main 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a short walk from historic Lexington's town center, 502 South Main is the discerning traveler's choice: finely appointed accommodations, close to restaurants, galleries, shops and the colleges. Offering 3 Guest rooms/1 Suite allows the owners at 502 South Main to provide First Class, personalized service in a gracious and relaxing atmosphere. Each morning guests look forward to a 3 course, gourmet breakfast. Homemade cookies, complimentary beverages and tasty snacks are available daily. ... more   less 
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