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The Kenmore Inn
Reviewed May 22, 2014

I highly recommend the Kenmore Inn to anyone looking to make the most of their trip to Fredericksburg, or anyone just looking to stay somewhere elegant on a weekend getaway. The staff are very polite and personable, and the house itself is beautiful with authentic and immaculate architecture dating from the 19th century. While breakfast was delicious, dinner in their tavern downstaires was excellent with quality food and a wide selection of drinks. Historic, clean, and classy, the Kenmore Inn in my opinion rates among the best bed and breakfasts in Virginia. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone looking to experience the most of Fredericksburg or their vacation.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

I stayed at this property for two nights last week, a Wednesday and a Thursday. On both nights there was so much noise that it permeated my room all evening (till 10pm) - one night was a wine dinner (right below my room) and one night a jazz band. When I get home from working all day I look forward to a quiet evening, which I did not have. Next time I will stay elsewhere. Also, the internet connection never worked. I had to walk 2 blocks to a cafe where I could hook up. I tried with 3 different devices. They all worked at the office where I was working and at the cafe, but not anywhere in the Inn.

Room Tip: Do NOT accept a room over the dining room if there is a special event during your stay.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank Patbro
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

My wife and i recently took a weekend trip to DC mid March. We chose to stay at the Kenmore, to avoid the hassle of the big city. We are from Charleston SC, so we thought Fredricksburg would suit us well. We were not disapointed. Wonderful city, but The Kenmore stole the show. We stayed in the Mary Washington Suite. The house creeks and sqeeks as a 100+ yr old home should. If you want silence, stay at the Hilton. That said, the staff was great! John was the innkeeper for most of our stay. He was great! He gave great advice for traveling in to the city, he was there for anything we needed all weekend. I wondered if he even went home. Best of all, we were greeted with a smile every morning and evening when we returned! We chose to eat breakfast at the inn and it was great! French toast or biscuits and gravy are highly recomended. The Keurig is very handy to have on hand at any hour.. Not to mention the great live music we got to hear resonating from the bar downstairs in the evenings! To wrap up, if you are wondering, stop. This is a wonderful B&B!! We have already discussed our next stay here. We missed a few things in DC so need another trip. We will be staying in Fredricksburg, at the Kenmore!!!

Room Tip: Mary Washington room can be noisy. Pipes in the walls wiggle but it is beautiful!
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at The Kenmore Inn. Very clean and comfortable room with adorable decor and friendly staff. We had breakfast as well, which was delicious. Our stay in Fredericksburg was short but we loved every minute. I would absolutely recommend The Kenmore Inn to anyone traveling to the area!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

We spent a day in Fredericksburg, VA, this past week (4-5 December 2013) blessed with perfect weather. We visited many shops on Caroline Street and simply enjoyed walking streets we both had walked in the past but separately.

The Kenmore Inn is perfectly situated for such a nostalgic visit but is equally well positioned for a first...or tenth...visit for everyone. It is a lovely place and within walking distance of many wonderful sights...just the normal homes are unique and lovely.

Rooms and amenities are first-class and quite in line with the surroundings.

My lady graduated from Mary Washington College with it, and UVA, were both decidedly non-coeducational and smaller. We wanted to stroll the campus but once she realized it had no resemblance to it's origins, that quest dimmed for us. We drove by and it was clear that it was now a different place but still likely to be wonderful.

The Kenmore Inn was such a perfect place for this first return to once familiar territory.

Room Tip: The Rose Parlor, while small, is very nice.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

A recent trip to Washington DC was waylaid because of the shutdown. We rerouted a week to spend in historic Virginia. Our first stop was the Kenmore Inn, a historic location which was originally built in 1747, relocated, burned down and rebuilt in 1824, We arrived late but got a considerate call from the inn telling us where they would leave our key. After arriving, we went down to the basement and a delightful funky bar. We were hungry and ordered dinner. I am a food critic in San Francisco, so I am always skeptical. The filet mignon was perfectly cook and well seasoned as were the green beans and fingerling potatoes. I would have paid double in SF for this meal. I relished every bite. Shortly after finishing, the chef, Jacqueline (Jacquie) Hartman came in and announced that she had just won a prestigious cooking contest in VA, where Obama's chef was one of the judges. She was delighted. As I got to talking with her, she told me of her 5 course dinner she has at the inn, This month the theme,The Hunt for Red October, featured a dinner of game. She has these special dinners on the 1st Wed. of every month and each one is different and seasonal. We signed up. The next night we went into the formal dining room for the dinner. A long table was beautifully set and 31 people attended, most of them locals. The menu was a classic French Cassoulet of duck, with a French Cote du Py wine pairing; tenderized, fried alligator with plum sauce with a Loire Valley French wine; venison tenderloin with nosisette with white bean puree and a Saint Joseph, French wine; date and cremini mushroom filled rabbit, with Cotes du Rhone, French wine and truffle thyme panna cotta, with a truffle thyme biscotti for dessert. This dinner would have been hundreds of dollars in SF, with the excellent wine pairings but was a mere $60 pp at the inn. Live guitar music accompanied us. The joy of this event was being included in this intimate evening. I felt like I was at a dinner party with friends. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. As for the dinner, this chef is extraordinary and if you are so blessed to join in one of her dinners, do not miss it.

Breakfast is also included in your stay and I have never had a more perfect omelet by Chef Andrew.The custard french toast is not be missed either.

I don't know about you but when I run into an unusual adventure on a trip, it makes it and this was one of the highlights of our month long trip. Enjoy.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This property, located in the historic district and only a very short walking distance from anything you could ever possibly want to buy (new or antique), taste or learn about in Fredericksburg, has tons of curb appeal(sunken court yard with fountain, gardens, huge front porch) and the common room and dining room area is beautiful and clean. The food, breakfast and in the restaurant located in the lower level, is amazing. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely (204) and the bed was quite comfortable. However, even though we were visiting in late October, it was still fairly warm at night, and unfortunately for us, the window air condition unit, no matter how hard it tried (very noisy), was useless, making the temperature in the room difficult for sleeping.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Rhonda G
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Additional Information about The Kenmore Inn

Address: 1200 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3736
Location: United States > Virginia > Fredericksburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Fredericksburg
Price Range: $143 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kenmore Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in downtown Fredericksburg, the Kenmore Inn (c1793) offers charm and southern hospitality in a beautiful intimate setting. Nine unique and elegantly appointed bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms await your stay. We offer complementary sherry and bottled water in each room as well as a plated breakfast for each guest in our formal dining room. Located on the lower level of the house we have a European style pub and our garden restaurant & patio serving creative contemporary foods that will please the casual or refined diner. Whether you sit on our front porch swing and enjoy a glass of Inn-made sweet tea, take a stroll to the many historic sites and antique shops in town or relax in the parlor with a good book, the Kenmore Inn is your relaxing getaway. For visitors seeking classic southern hospitality, luxury accommodations and personalized service in a premier location, this Princess Anne Street Inn offers all that and more. Come see why this historic Inn catches the admiring eye of virtually everyone who passes by. ... more   less 
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