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Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Historic Hotel”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Came to Staunton to spend a couple of days wining and dining. Booked the Stonewall Jackson a couple of weeks ahead. Starting with the covered parking and the beautiful lobby, it was a great choice. Check-in took only minutes (they allowed us to check in 3 hours early), the staff was friendly and very helpful throughout our stay, with recommendations for restaurants in the area and other tips and directions around town. The room was smallish, but very well appointed and very clean. All in all it was a comfortable stay at a perfectly lovely hotel. I would absolutely stay here again next time I'm in Staunton!

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Manchester, New Hampshire, Usa
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Lovely hotel downtown and if we were going thru there again, I would make my reservations ahead of time. Check in was easy and we were able to get rooms sideby side with our traveling companians. There was no breakfast but the hotel staff gave us local recommendations

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Booked last minute during road trip with 2 teens. You never know what you will get on the road but we were ever so pleasantly surprised. Rooms are clean, comfortable, reasonable size with heat and air conditioning that worked. Importantly, adequate number of electrical outlets for charging despite being a historic hotel. Bathrooms were modern and well appointed. The historic nature of the building is fun (large red sign visible from a distance, wide wide hallways, old style fire hoses) and a break from the usual chain experience. Note: Small extra charge for convenient underground parking.

It is a few miles off the highway but worth the slight detour. Historic Staunton looks like it stepped right out of the movies. Loved the little "Coffee on the Corner," an independent coffee house.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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91 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2013

On our way to West Virginia to ski, we had to get off the road due to blowing snow. We called and got a great rate on rooms here. We had free, covered parking for loading/unloading the cars, which was great due to the storm. We walked to a restaurant in town. After, the kids burned off energy in the pool. Breakfast, though not free, was delicious. We will stay here again on future trips west.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

I stay there twice a year for a board meeting. The hotel is located in the middle of town. Near all of the downtown shopping and restaurants. The rooms are small but clean. The staff is very helpful. The food is good. The price is high compared to value but is the nicest place in town.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Stonewall Jackson Hotel is not a bit like it's namesake. Whereas Stonewall the General was taciturn, expected a lot of those around him, and sucked on lemons, Stonewall the Hotel is friendly, gracious, makes sure that all the creature comforts are provided for, and the breakfast in the old fashioned Dining Room is as good as it gets.

This is a classic refurbished hotel from the early twentieth century and a Historic Hotels of America member. My wife and I have stayed there many times over the years on business and we always are pleased and look forward to returning.

The lobby is charming with high ceilings, a mezzanine balcony, and is a wonderfully comfortable place to meet and greet or just relax and read. There is a lobby bar tucked away unobtrusively so as not to be seen from the main lobby and a very old fashioned high ceiling end dining room. Because this hotel is only three blocks from the railroad station it started out as a railroad hotel and Amtrak still runs The Cardinal from New York to Chicago (with sleeper service) with stops in Staunton and nearby Charlottesville.

Next door to the hotel is the American Shakespeare Theater for world class Shakespeare (think Judi Dench) and three blocks away is the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Museum, and Birthplace for history buffs.

Staunton itself is a picture postcard with lots of shops and would make Charles Kurault or Alistair Cooke pleased. A short trip by train to Staunton, with a delightful stay at The Stonewall Jackson is highly advised for those with stress induced hypertension.

The rooms are smallish by modern standards given the age of the place but Immensely comfortable and very quiet. There is convenient underground self parking with an elevator right into the lobby so weather is not an issue.

I've stayed there many times and my guilty secret is that the bacon at breakfast is thick, crispy and plentiful. Take an extra Lipitor but it's worth the risk!

Room Tip: It's a hill town in the Shenandoah Valletta so the views from the upper floors are much better.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Fairfax, Virginia
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216 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Stonewall is by far the best hotel you'll find in the Staunton area with its great location and it's well maintained facilities. However, the hotel struggles with limitations due to it's age. It's great for Staunton, but average when compared to most locations.

Pros
1. Location: The Stonewall is centrally located in Staunton's historic district. The Shakespeare theater and most of the best restaurants are a short walk away.
2. Clean: The rooms and hotel were in an immaculate state. Even though we didn't ask them to clean our room, we still got a bag of clean towels.

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1. Room Size: At least our room was pretty small. The king bed dominated the room and when certain doors were opened it made parts of the room feel impassable. The owners are to be complimented on keeping an old hotel up to date but that can't change the room sizes.
2. Pillows: The bed was average, while the pillows were tiny by comparison. We actually ended up using pillows we had in the car since the ones on the bed were so puny.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center

Property: Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
Address: 24 South Market Street, Staunton, VA 24401-4350
Location: United States > Virginia > Staunton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Staunton
#2 Business Hotel in Staunton
#2 Romantic Hotel in Staunton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in Historic Downtown Staunton, Virginia in the heart of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, our 124-room hotel captures the spirit, history and charm of the old South. Originally built in 1924 and a member of Historic Hotels of America, the Stonewall Jackson Hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2005 and has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur with modern amenities that now includes over 8,500 square feet of conference center space, a fully equipped fitness center along with an indoor heated pool. Get ready to make your own history at our unique Virginia gem and join us at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center. ... more   less 
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