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The Mimslyn Inn

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Room & Suite (100)
Dining (29)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Mountain View


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63Somewhat walkable
Grade: 63 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
16Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
100Room tips
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We had the best Anniversary staying here. We stayed in the Blue Ridge suite which was very comfortable and spacious. We had dinner downstairs at the Circa 31. The food was amazing! The staff was very courteous and attentive.
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This hotel was a little overpriced but the old charmer was worth it as a change from Holiday Inns etc as we drove from Washington to Orlando, We enjoyed the quaint hotel and the staff were attentive. Our large room at the front had a great view over the edge of town toward the
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We stayed 1 night to visit the luray caverns. Got a cabin at the back of the inn. The cabin was beautiful.just a room and bath but wonderful for a couples getaway. Each cabin is different.we visited in march so the pool was closed which was nice because the bathroom door opened
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We stayed here two nights in December. They have a good restaurant in the basement. They also have and afternoon tea, but you have to reserve ahead and it’s not well advertised. The staff work very hard.
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Response from Jimsims, General Manager at The Mimslyn Inn
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Greetings, The tea is a tradition and one we like to continue for the next 80 years ! Thank you so much for the nice review. Every member of the staff number one goal is our guest welfare and special moment. I hope to see you again ,
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This nice historic hotel is located very close to the famous Luray Caverns. We stopped there for one night. The staff was very nice and welcoming. (Just no help to carry our luggage). The room was big, clean and decorated in an old style we liked. One only issue : the heaters
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Response from Jimsims, General Manager at The Mimslyn Inn
Responded 31 Dec 2018
Greetings, I certainly wish to apologize for the missing doorman on the evening you checked in. I started my career as a bellhop and surely do not want to have the reputation of not showing our true Southern Hospitality. I have also been on the hunt for the loud blower. Hopefully we have both issues corrected. The Mimslyn recently under went a multi-million dollar renovation. Every air conditioner replaced. I will make sure our maintenance department keeps a look out for noisy ones. We are so lucky to have Luray Caverns and the Shenandoah National Park in our back yard.
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View from the Blue Ridge Suite
Oh look! More mold and strange dripping substance
Room 218
Pool and hot tub
view from room
No, only outdoor.
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Greetings, I am sorry we are pet lovers but can not accept pets at this time. We do have a five star facility less than one mile away.
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Greetings, we offer formal dining in Circa'31 and casual dining in our Speakeasy restaurant and on the front porch ( weather permitting). Please check our website for hours as they do change with the seasons.
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I think our only negative comment was the poor quality bathtub, which flexed under foot. The food was fine but ordinary. But it is still one one the best places to stay in Luray. Pleasant staff.
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Great question! The Park does have licensed shuttle service. For an update list call (540) 999 3500.
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"Ask for a front room away from the restaurant end."
"Third floor has the best views."
"Choose a room on the top floor to avoid hearing noise above you. Choose a suite if you want more spacious accommodations."
"Avoid 303 unless they fixed the shower water pressure."
"Cabins behind the main building are awesome!"
US$137 - US$257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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