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“Better Than Sleeping In the Truck”
Review of Claytor Lake Inn

Claytor Lake Inn
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Claytor Lake Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Dublin B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 February 2014

I've been finding myself stopping off at this place amid my up-north, down-south excursions for probably 15 years. This place, though the most spartan of all spartan places, literally little more than a box with a bed and a shower, seems to actually be getting better with age like a fine chablis. And cheaper, to boot!

The only gripe I ever had was the fact that one time the owners accused us of keeping the then-current incarnation of K-9 Musclechest in the room, when in fact we were not. But I believe that was at least one, if not two, owners ago. In this corner of the world, you can't beat this place with a stick. I've tried, and failed.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Flex M
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

This hotel was actually recommended by a neighboring facility that was sold out. Thank goodness! It was a great find!! Clean, basic room, very friendly staff. Would definitely stay again, and probably will when we pass through in a couple of weeks.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Vouvray
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

We needed a place to stay while traveling through on nearby I-81. Found this in one of those coupon booklets on the interstate rest stops, with a rate of $34. At that price, and no horrible reviews on Tripadvisor, we called ahead. A very nice woman answered the phone, said they had rooms at that rate, just show up, no deposit required.

As was said in other reviews, this is a very basic hotel. But the room was clean -- king bed, non smoking. No bad smells. TV worked well, as did the WIFI. It's definitely an old place and shows it, but it's right off of the interstate and cheap. I gave it 4* because of the low rate and good value and good quality.

There's an Omlette Shop restaurant almost next door, that serves a pretty good breakfast, too.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank HowardFromPA
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

This motel is an older type where you pull your car right up to your room door. I like that. It makes loading and unloading your car easier. It is well maintained, clean, and neat. There are no amenities. There is no exercise room, complementary breakfast, coffee in the lobby, etc....nothing but a basic room. Your room will consist of only the basic needs for a night's rest off the highway. Your room will have a microwave, refrigerator, and satellite TV. You have about 100 channels to choose from on the TV. That should keep you busy channel surfing to find one that interests you. There is also a table and chairs to sit at while doing some paperwork or eating. The choice of food is limited at this exit. A pizza place close by, a Taco Bell and Omlette Shoppe, and some quick marts/gas stations over the interstate bridge. Road noise in minimal. It should not disturb your sleep. Bed and bedding were fine. In the morning, if you need a cup of coffee they have a small one cup coffee maker in the room. I chose to get my morning coffee from one of the quick marts on my way to get onto the interstate. The room rate is excellent. Use a coupon from one those coupon books that you get at the interstate rest area. To sum it up, if you just need some where to lay your head for the night it's an excellent deal. Will I stay here again?.....yep!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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5  Thank acscolo
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Reviewed 18 December 2012 via mobile

Just the bare necessities, tv, ac, bath. Her the coupon out of the travel guide and get a room for $37.00, single or double and $10 for pets. Works out fine. Some rooms better than others, so change if you need to. Same operation as Sleep Inn next door. Also has good coupon

  • Stayed: December 2012
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3  Thank KEN M
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

When your expectations are not high and you just need a place to lay your head for a couple of nights at the lowest price, this motel will do. It does have everything one needs and plenty of space. Clean. Not much to do or around the immediate vacinity, but the area has plenty to offer if you are willing to drive. The owners also own the Sleep Inn.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank RBH_12
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Reviewed 4 October 2010

Motel was ok in a pinch. The Sleep Inn next door only had smoking rooms left so we went to this one. Room had all the amenities---microwave, fridge, coffeepot but was very dated with stained pullout sofa, stained sheets, burn hole in the bedspread. Not sure if the shower cap was left by the previous tenant or by the motel for our use. Bed was a comfortable King size, but pillows were flat and should have been replaced. No breakfast.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Angie T
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Additional Information about Claytor Lake Inn

Address: 5080 State Park Rd, Exit 101, Off I-81, Dublin, VA 24084-5623
Region: United States > Virginia > Dublin
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Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Claytor Lake Hotel Dublin

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