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“Southern Gem”
Review of The Mimslyn Inn

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The Mimslyn Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Luray
Certificate of Excellence
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Southern Gem”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

We drove to Luray for the wedding of the son of some close friends. The ride was pleasant with spectacular views of the Shenandoah Mountains. Staying at the Mimslyn Inn was a highlight of the trip. The stately Inn sits on a hillside with a nice view. The lobby was spacious and inviting. All of the front desk personnel were friendly and eager to help. Our room was beautiful.
We had dinner in the Speakeasy which was replete with photos of prohibition era icons such as Al Capone, Dutch Shultz, Lucky Luciano and Greta Garbo. The food was excellent. We shared a bowl of tomato bisque. The pork meatloaf contained Chorizo sausage which gave it a little kick, My husband was happy with the Northern Lights IPA. Sonny, the bartender and waiter was pleasant and helpful.
Highly recommend !!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

the best of the best. Restful, quiet and outstanding restaurant and bar/grill. wonderful views and interesting area to explore. Easy parking, service, heavily staffed and efficient. Low key and relaxing. Big front porch with enough privacy, outdoor dining, if you like. A plus.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Indian Head, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We booked this Inn through a Living Social special and didn't know what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful old Inn, newly renovated in 2005. The lobby was warm and welcoming, we loved the period music playing in the lobby and circa 31 restaurant. The staff was great, friendly and helpful. Our room, though small was very tastefully decorated and the bed extremely comfortable. We added a second night to our stay because of the Inn. The only downer was the Inn wasn't very busy but the room right next door to us was occupied. We heard the people on their cell phones and talking even though they were not very loud. If the Inn isn't very busy, spread people out!

Room Tip: If there is a room with no one on either side, request that one.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed at this inn after a wedding in Luray. We were unable to open our door to our room despite multiple keys and different tries to open the locks. All of our belongings were stuck in the room. The maintenance worker and manager on duty were so accommodating and helpful, they made a horrible situation manageable. They truly cared about our stay! Thanks again, we will be back!!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Great Falls, Virginia
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We didn't get to stay long in the hotel as we arrived late and left fairly early, but we got one of the suites which was very nice. The bed was comfortable and the room had nice touches. Since it was a suite it was a nice size and the bathroom quite large. I would definitely recommend it, but if possible go for a suite.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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LYNCHBURG
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2014

My husband had his reunion for his college fraternity this past weekend.
we both enjoyed everything about the hotel and the area.
The staff were well mannered and very professional! I was impressed with the welcome letter and that they have quiet time so the guests are comfortable.
The banquet on Saturday night was very nice and the food was wonderful.
They also have a spa but unfortunately I was unable to get a appointment.
Thank you for a very nice weekend!!
we would love to come back and stay again.

Room Tip: The King suite was very comfortable, beautiful gas fireplace. 2 TV's and a large spa tub.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2014

While choices of lodging in Luray may be scarce, we probably should have looked further. We stayed in a king historic room which was clean but the bed took up 90% of the room. If we had two suitcases, we would have had to leave one in the hallway. The bathroom was tiny with not even a place to put down an overnight bag. The walls are paper thin; we could hear the people in the next room talking and they weren't shouting. The continental breakfast they offered was a plate of small muffins, weak coffee and a practically empty urn of orange juice.

We had booked the rooms with a Groupon. Upon checking out, we saw that they had added an additional charge for an upgrade to the king room. When we questioned this, the desk person said that the Groupon was only for a queen room. After showing her the Groupon voucher which did not specify that it was only for queen historic room and saying they had not explained that when we called to make the reservation or when we checked in and a little back and forth, the additional charge was removed but with "attitude." Unnecessary.

Overall, a disappointing experience.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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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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