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The Mimslyn Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Luray
Certificate of Excellence
Basye, Virginia
1 review
“An Inn with a Heart!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Our friend is on dialysis and when bad weather hits he stays at the Mimslyn as it is closer to his dialysis unit. The staff at the Inn welcome him each time with warm hellos and hugs. They are all so nice! They clean off his car, help him in and out and there is always great food when he gets back from dialysis. It is so good to know our friend is so well taken care of when he needs it most! Thank You! Mimslyn!

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

My sister and I travel to Luray every 4th of July to go tubing on the Shenandoah River and we always try and stay at the Mimslyn when available. The hotel is very clean, staff is friendly and the food is good. The last time trip we had the room directly above the entrance doors and it was HUGE. It had 2 beds, a couch, sitting area, etc. Much bigger than the standard room. The only complaint I would have is the noise I could hear outside, but hey, it was the 4th of July and people stay up late. Nothing a few ear plugs can't fix. :) They also have a nice restaurant and outdoor pool, and it's within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants downtown. If you find yourself in Luray and want a nice place to stay the Mimslyn is it.

Room Tip: If you're looking for a large room, request the one right above the entrance, it's HUGE!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Old world charm and well appointed decor awaits you in Luray. Close to home for us, which makes it really nice for a weekend get away. Food was very good in the Circa 31 Restaurant. Enjoyed both dinner and breakfast and was very affordable. Caring and honest staff, even when I left a jewelry item in the room which I got back...thank you staff at The Mimslyn Inn! I will recommend to friends!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

A beautiful resort with a very friendly staff. We stayed a Saturday night for a wine pairing dinner that was so delicious. Our waitress, Kristin, was so helpful and attentive. Circa 31 is a must to eat at as the decor with magnificent chandeliers is wonderful. We even had beautiful snow flurries that night. We used the small exercise room which was adequate and had a very nice breakfast, also in Circa 31. The piano player at dinner in the lobby was a really nice touch too. This is a very special place to stay at.

Room Tip: we had a corner room which got a lot of sun but seemed a bit small. Would like to try one with a fi...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Easy to find, beautiful, historic, renovated hotel. Check in was easy and our room was decent sized for a historic hotel, clean and comfortable. The hotel itself is elegant and full of old school glamour. The casual speakeasy restaurant/lounge is fun, the Circa 31 restaurant is fabulous fine dining. Right off downtown and five minutes from the caverns this is a great location.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Luray, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

I have stayed in luxury resorts and cruised several countries. The Mimslyn is one of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed. The staff and entire town are very friendly. An absolute must when visiting Luray.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I just got back from spending New Year's Eve at the Mimslyn and there are not enough positive superlatives in my vocabulary to express my admiration for this fine old hotel. The food was delcious from the 5 course meal we had in the Circa 31 room to the unbelievably large and diverse Brunch the following day.

The staff was excellent in every way, with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne delivered to the room when we arrived, to being very attentive to our every need. I did not take advantage of the spa services they have on site, but I certainly will next time we go.

To top off the unbelievable evening of fine food and wonderful dancing the Hotel arranged for a spectacular fireworks display to end the old year and bring in the new. This is definitely an old school hotel, elegant and refined, but very modern in its accomadations. I cannot possibly recommend it more highly!

Room Tip: The suites are worth the upgrade!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Mimslyn Inn

Property: The Mimslyn Inn
Address: 401 W Main St, Luray, VA 22835-1024
Location: United States > Virginia > Luray
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Luray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mimslyn Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This refined Georgian Revival inn is only 3 minutes to the Luray Caverns, gardens and museum, and 10.6 miles from the Thornton Gap Entrance of Shenandoah National Park. Each of the 45 rooms has been individually decorated with relaxing color schemes, beautiful fabrics, rich patterns, classic furnishings and modern amenities. Pillow-top bedding provides exceptional comfort. Large windows with natural light illuminate most rooms, allowing the vivid landscape of the outdoors to be seen. In addition to a fine-dining restaurant, Circa '31 and meeting facilities, the inn has a fitness center, a spa and an art deco-inspired cocktail bar known as The Speakeasy. There are also gardens, a gift shop and an art gallery. ... more   less 
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