We have travelled and stayed with friends many times in Inns that are listed in Select Registry and Prospect Hill didn't come up to standard in our view. The location of this old inn is ideal and we were very aware that this was an old historic inn but on being shown our rooms and dining areas we were struck with how shabby and faded the place felt in side. In our view it was really in need of some attention and in need of some kind of lift as it felt as though it had no life in the place. It wasn't that the place wasn't clean. In our room it was the small things that weren't right - one of the curtains was hung back to front, we had a flask of hot water but no mugs or anything to make a coffee in. On the positive said there was a pile of fluffy white towels in the room. We were also surprised that there were no room keys and particularly with some of the cabins that are in the grounds. The bathrooms were in need of some updating.
We love our food and the evening meal was really overated and not worth the money. We certainly wouldn't have made the drive out to Prospect Hill for a romantic evening meal if we hadn't have been staying there. The breakfasts were also very disappointing and didn't meet the standard that we have had in the past particularly for the price that we paid for our stay there.
There may have been a time when Propsect Hill was on top form but in our opinion it is in need of some attention if it is to maintain its position as the place to stay and eat in Charlottesville. We know we visited out of season but that shouldn't be any reason for the standard that we experienced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Authentic 18th-century plantation complex just 15 miles east of Charlottesville, VA and Thomas Jefferson's "Monticello" and UVA. Set on almost 50 acres of lawns, woods and fields the inn offers 13 rooms in the 1732 manor house and renovated outbuildings dating from 1699 to 1840 and offers prie-fixe dinners every Fri and Sat evenings (and some weekdays) by reservation at $49pp. B&B rates from $195 to $395. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Prospect Hill Plantation Hotel Louisa