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Natural Bridge Historic Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Natural Bridge
Reviewed August 16, 2010

The Natural Bridge Hotel has its good parts and its bad parts. Among the good parts are the restaurant which offers outstanding dinner entrees. The rooms in the main portion of the hotel are fine as evidenced by a visit to them the morning of our departure. What definitely needs sprucing up are the plaza rooms. The good part is the balcony, an excellent place to people watch your fellow hotel guests. The bad part is the rooms themselves, only minimally adequate. The bathrooms are old-fashioned, ill-lit and somewhat dirty. The matresses and pillows are lumpy and the remainder of the furnishings have seen a lot of wear. If they fixed up the plaza rooms, they would bea good place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

We recently (Aug.4) stayed / visited here on our way back to PA from SC.
Checked online for room specials and found one that included admission to;
The Natural Bridge, Wax Museum, Toy Museum,and Caverns, along with a
complimentary full Breakfast Buffet.
We had a balcony room (230) with a beautiful view, it would be great in the fall.
*Please note that some balcony rooms have an obstructed view so be sure to
inquire about that when requesting a room.*
We weren't sure about staying here after reading some negative reviews but decided to check it out for ourselves and we were very pleased. Yes, it is an older building, but I feel that that was part of the "Historic Charm". It was neat & clean, the staff were very friendly,
and food quite good. We had a really good visit and look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2010

You could walk to the Natural Bridge which was so nice. The package deal that included tickets for the Natural Bridge, the Wax Museum and the Toy Museum was really a great deal. The breakfast was a such a wonderful buffet and the package deal included the breakfast. Great place to stay!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2010

The hotel and grounds were beautiful! We traveled to a family reunion in an RV, but elected to stay in one of the cottages. The staff was friendly, helpful, and knowledgable about the area. We visited all of the attractions and thourally enjoyed all of them. It was a most memorable vacation!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

Location is right off of Interstate 81, the price is more than reasonable, there is views of beauty pictures do not do justice and the food was suprisingly OUTSTANDING!

I stayed here in 2006 and have been very vocal with suggesting this place for a visit. I loved everyything about it then and loved it on this visit this past week.

I've read some unflattering reviews and I feel those guests may have had expectations of the westin a champayne taste on a beer budget and even if the costs of the rooms are less than that of a superior chain I see the natural bridge hotel as a great value with great services. The rooms are clean, the furniture is updated and the atmosphere throughout the grounds are very well kept updated and clean.

Give it a try, I've been twice and will visit again!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

I'm not very elequent with words, but here goes. In June of 2010 we had a family reunion at this location. I think there were about 30 of us... ages ranging from 6 months to 80 yrs (I think - might have added a year or two!) At any rate, the Natural Bridge had something for all ages. All attractions were very interesting and we learned about the area. We stayed at the cottages which were very clean and nice, well kept and accessible to all areas of the park. In addition, I was handicapped and the facility was very good at making sure I could get to all locations.

I highly recommend this as a great place for all ages. Scenery is beautiful as it's in the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley!

You just gotta go!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

What a pleasure to stay at a family friendly hotel that has a personal style rather than a national chain. The staff were all very welcoming and interested in helping us enjoy our visit. They took the time to ask us where we were from and what we liked to do - then suggested activities that we might enjoy. When we commented that we enjoyed the house wine they let us know that it was produced locally. (Hmmm...maybe a wine tour would be fun the next time we visit here.) We stayed in a basic room and signed up for one of the entertainment packages that was a great value. The package included a free breakfast which was an extensive buffet that included eggs, meats, hot and cold cereals and fruits, rather than the usual continental that is included at many chains. The local activities were varied and fun for everyone. We especially liked the history of the Natural Bridge, the nature walk to the falls and the educational Indian village. This is a great destination for a quick relaxing get-away.

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Address: 15 Appledore Ln, Natural Bridge, VA 24578-3602
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Location: United States > Virginia > Natural Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Natural Bridge
Price Range: $70 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Natural Bridge Historic Hotel & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay on-site of The Natural Bridge of Virginia. Visit the monumental National Historic Landmark & discover why photos don't do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the awe-struck Thomas Jefferson bought it. Packages starting at $129 for 2 people, $169 for a family of 4, offer a great value on attractions, overnight accommodation & breakfast. Just 15 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway; off I-81, exits 175 & 180. ... more   less 
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