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“Not all it was cracked up to be”

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The Inn of the Shenandoah
Ranked #4 of 14 Luray B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond, Virginia
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67 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not all it was cracked up to be”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

The Inn is very pretty and in a good location in Luray. Easy to get around. The Innkeeper was very sweet but lacked attention to detail. Spacious room and bathroom. But had to ask twice for face clothes and hand towels. Also there are only 2 hair dryers in the inn. So either bring your own or ask in advance. The rooms were not cleaned well at all. Some of the used towels were left in the tub. Our hair in the tub/shower was not cleaned from the night before. The hair on the bathroom floor was also not cleaned from the night before. There is a coffee pot in the room with regular coffee. We asked for decaf and they had none. Downstairs in the main house they do have regular & decaf coffee and juice. Unfortunately there was only 1 spoon for every there to share to use to stir your coffee. See what I mean about attention to detail... The breakfast was a good size. But we were not told what it would be or asked if we wanted any substitutes. the first day was scrambled eggs, bacon, 2 waffles (frozen and toasted) and a very nice small bowl of assorted fruit. There was also yogurt cups to chose from by the coffee service table. It was decent. The second morning was also scrambled eggs, sausage, some kind of frozen, toasted stuffed French toast thing (which was pretty good if you like that sort of food), and the small fruit cup. This particular day there were no yogurts. I heard one of the guest ask where they were and the Innkeeper said "Oh I guess I forgot to put them out". I also overheard one of the guest tell the Innkeeper the coffee creamer went bad. Probably because it had been there since yesterday. Again ... attention to detail. Nice place but wouldn't go back for the money spent. Oh 1 last thing, there was only the sheet on the bed and the comforter. Most places use a blanket or quilt between the sheet and comforter...if you are squeamish about comforters being washed between guests this might give you the willies.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We took a last minute trip to Luray to see the Caverns and I must say that the Skyview Cabin and its location is what made our trip memorable. The caverns were nice (over priced) but nice. The Skyview Cabin was wonderful. It overlooked the river (Shenandoah River) and mountains. Skyview was beautiful, clean, and very cozy. It was to hot to get into the hot tub, but the two person jacuzzi upstairs was great for a relaxing evening. Cabin had all we would need for a three day trip plus more. We have already made reservations for our return trip.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Greenville, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Picturesque b&b. Room and bathroom was spacious and clean. Bed comfortable. Biggest problem was lack of lighting in room. The lamp beside the two wingback chairs is barely two foot off ground and the overhead chandelier is conducive to eye strain. It would be very helpful if management provided written explanations in the rooms concerning internet usage and how the tv works, also info concerning local restaurants and attractions. Management is not on site at all times so there is oftentimes no one to contact if you have a question or problem. Manager is very courteous and accommodating. Be careful on the outside stairs when wet as they are quite slippery. Due to severe thunder storms, the cable TV was out during our entire stay, but this was the case throughout the Town of Luray. Good stay...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Inn of the Shenandoah
Address: 138 E Main St, Luray, VA 22835-1366 (Formerly The Victorian Inn)
Location: United States > Virginia > Luray
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Luray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Inn of the Shenandoah 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn of the Shenandoah is an elegantly remodeled Victorian home located in the heart of Luray. In typical European flair, antique glass windows elegantly adorn two mirroring dining and sitting rooms outfitted with beautiful chandeliers. The Inn features three suites outfitted with jacuzzi tubs for two, outdoor balconies, crystal chandeliers and king or queen beds. The Inn is located on approximately two acres of land and is regularly used for special events and weddings. Guests may also choose to stay in the French Cottage, directly behind the Inn, which houses two oversized suites with kitchenettes, Jacuzzi's bathtubs, and private decks. The Inn also has a Cottage located on the beautiful Hawksbill Creek Greenway which has a kitchen, living room, full bathroom, and large private deck overlooking the Greenway. ... more   less 
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