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Clifton Inn
Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 July 2013

My husband and I just returned from the lovely and accommodating Clifton Inn. We spent three nights in the Cismont Suite the suite was beautifully decorated and comfortable, with many amenities. The Inn and the grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The staff was extremely gracious and accommodating and the food was superb. If you go, you must eat dinner there at least one night.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Clifton Inn takes you back in time with its understated elegance and southern hospitality. The suite we stayed in was a large one bedroom with a bright bathroom complete with clawfoot tub. Lovely touches like nightlty turndown service with a tiny homemade cookie, and a bottle of Madeira for you to enjoy anytime, run throughout the inn. Breakfast was simple and lovely, with home made pastries and a morning amuse bouche, such as yogurt and berrries in a ceramic spoon. The service throughout the inn was impeccable, with one person more friendly than the next. 'Lovely porch overloooking the back lawn if fabulous. For true Jeffersonian charm, this is a must stay.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

We were only able to stay one night.....the pluses: it was a great location, people were friendly, food was great, and room was clean and quaint. Now for the negatives: while someone helped bring our bags to our room and down, no one offered to get our car and take our bags to the car. They watched as we dragged our bags out... Very poor!!!!
Both inside and out, there was rust, things needed to be touched up... walls, in the bathrooms, and common areas.
I know this is picky, but for dinner I was not offered either black and/or white cloth napkin, depending on your color pants. Most fine dining restaurants do this as a matter course!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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___027, General Manager at Clifton Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review on us Tripadvisor.

We really like the positive aspects of your stay which you highlighted - great food, excellent service, friendly staff, clean, great location etc etc which is what we hear from so many of our other guests

We honestly do appreciate all feedback, it sounds like really old world weary cliché, but here we do act on feedback.

So carrying bags we will work harder on this.

In regards to the napkins, all of our napkins are lint free, so we do not feel its necessary to have different colored napkins. We think its better to have no lint on your pants regardless of the color of the napkin, and I am sure you agree.

Niall Reid
General Manager
The Clifton Inn

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

My husband and I decided to plan a little day trip to enjoy the Virginia wine country while visiting my parents in Ashland. After reading many reviews and searching other properties we settled on the Clifton for our one night stay. The inn is absolutely beautiful, peaceful, conveniently located, and the staff is wonderful. From the time I was greeted over the phone while making my reservation, to the moment I left, I was treated with kindness and professionalism. The staff was welcoming and eager to assist with recommendations for local points of interest and restaurants. We stayed in the Merriwether Suite which was adorable, very private, and complete with an antique clawfoot tub!! Make sure not to miss the afternoon tea which we enjoyed on the back porch despite the heat! The baked goods are to die for!! We are already looking forward to another visit!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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___027, General Manager at Clifton Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review on us Tripadvisor.

We honestly do appreciate all feedback, it sounds like really old world weary cliché, but here we do act on feedback.

So to receive a review like yours is pleasant reading, it shows that we are going in the right direction and it also matches what we hear from our other guests. I will certainly be sharing this with our team here !

I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Clifton Inn in the near future.

All the best,

Niall Reid
General Manager

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

There are not enough words to express what a magical wedding weekend we had at the Clifton Inn from June 28, 2013 through June 30, 2013. We chose this location because of their experience in hosting so many weddings... and they did not disappoint. Our families and friends raved about the location, the accommodations, the food and the employees. We worked with Kaitlyn Hoy throughout the entire process and she became more of a friend than a wedding director to both of us. Kaitlyn is always available, always responds and tries to accommodate every bride's needs. We can not thank Kaitlyn enough for all of her help and guidance especially during the actual weekend. If you are looking for a location that meets all of your needs, including activities for the kids, Clifton Inn can not be beat!!

Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

My husband and I recently stayed two nights at the Clifton Inn while visiting the Charlottesville area. The location is great as the inn is close to Monticello and a few minutes from Charlottesville. The grounds are lovely. We enjoyed the afternoon tea and ate at the restaurant for dinner one evening. The meal was excellent and the service outstanding. Since we were celebrating our anniversary, we were offered free glasses of champagne. A continental breakfast is included with the room but the inn also has extra items which can be ordered for more hearty appetites. Every staff member seemed truly interested in providing excellent service.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

My husband and I recently traveled to the Clifton Inn for a getaway weekend before the birth of our first child and I couldn't have imaged a more perfect place to spend a couple of days in complete relaxation. First of all the service was outstanding and extremely pleasant without being intrusive. They made us feel like their sole purpose was to make sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay...and that we did! We have stayed at many nice Inns and B&B's, but the incredibly attenentive staff really made this experience stand out.
Having dinner at the Clifton is an absolute must! We had heard great things about the head chef and our meals certainly did not disappoint. In fact, we both agree that this was one of the most brilliant meals we have ever had. My husband and I are quite adventurous eaters so we each ordered the 5 course tastings, each with different items so we could taste everything. Wow...words fail me in describing the perfect balance balance of tastes, textures, presentation, and service of every dish we had. Every taste was so complex and full of flavor, yet every single item had a purpose on the plate. Oh, and do not skip the dessert. We typically find that restaurants like this are so focused on the meal, that dessert is almost an afterthought. Not here. Everything from start to finish was outstanding.
As for the inn itself, we stayed in the main house and it is exceptionally charming. The house is extremely well taken care of and modernized without compromising it's original concept and construction. The grounds are just as beautiful. We spent hours relaxing on the porch and also by the pool. It is a serene and beautifully landscaped location.
The extra bonus is that it is only a 2.5 hour drive from DC. I guarantee we will be back year after year for a weekend getaway!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Clifton Inn

Address: 1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627
Region: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Charlottesvill...
#9 Romantic Hotel in Charlottesvill...
Price Range: £154 - £257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clifton Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The internationally renowned Clifton Inn, named the "Best Hotel in Charlottesville," and one of USA Today''s "10 best Southern fine dining restaurants" boasts 17 stunning guest suites and five unique dining venues. Relax by the fireplace with a speciality cocktail, escape to the wine cellar for a private dining experience, or enjoy casual a la carte dining on the veranda. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills just 7 miles east of downtown, the dramatic infinity edge pool, miles of walking trails, and lake front views make Clifton the most desired hotel, dining, and special event choice in Charlottesville. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Clifton Hotel Charlottesville
Country Inn Charlottesville
Charlottesville Country Inn

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