My fiance and I stay in many inns, and even in the off season, this inn is very expensive for what you get. The breakfasts are good, but not outstanding. The linens and towels are, as some other reviewers noted, nowhere near luxury (far below the standard of, say, a Westin). The soaps and shampoo were also a big disappointment - they left a funny smell and didn't seem to quite get you clean.
Our bathroom in our cottage had a moldy shower nozzle and more peeling pain than I consider appropriate, even for "shabby chic." The ripped fabric on the couch might have been for shabby chic effect, but at the cost we paid per night, I like my furniture in one piece.
The worst problem by far for us was the fact that the cottage we booked was one of the inn's "pet friendly" accomodations. We were not provided advance notice of this, and had an awful night's sleep as a result of pet allergies. After contacting the inn about that issue after our stay, they informed us that we should have spoken up because they would have moved us to a non-pet friendly room. While I suppose we should have said something earlier, I also think that's something the inn should warn guests about before they book their stay. I certainly would have booked another room if I had known dogs were allowed in the cottage I chose.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Top 10 in the US" - five times. Fodor's, Frommer's and Moon travel guides - perennially awarded their highest ratings. Recommended by Select Registry. Historic schoolhouse eclectically styled in a trendy waterfront resort town full of chic shops. Soak in a hip pool; taste wine in our nationally acclaimed vineyard, The Dog and Oyster; or, cruise onto the water aboard our oyster boat, an authentic Chesapeake Bay "dead rise." Experience our spa treatments and savor our Chef's fine dining in our Dining Hall. Extraordinary corporate retreats and magical weddings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hope And Glory Hotel Irvington
- Hope And Glory Inn Irvington, Virginia