I had the wrong expectations, and was a bit disappointed. Although the imposing exterior has maintained its historical appearance, the interior renovations have essentially removed all traces of the history of the hotel -- at least in the rooms and hallways. If somebody took you blindfolded into one of the rooms, and then took off the blindfold, you might guess that you are in the Sheraton in Milwaukee. The rooms look just like any other reasonably nice chain hotel in any city. The original wall treatments, flooring, bathroom fixtures, light fixtures, have all disappeared. Of course, having all new stuff in the rooms and hallways makes for a nice environment in a different way. But if you were hoping to stay in something that has a unique 1920s feel, then this hotel may not be exactly what you're looking for.
But setting my disappointment aside, it's really a lovely hotel, with a unique location, and an interesting history. It's as nice as any four star hotel I've stayed at in New York City, Boston, London, Amsterdam, etc..
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Stonewall Jackson Hotel Staunton
- Hotel Stonewall Jackson