My husband, daughter and I stayed here as a last minute getaway before our second daughter was born last June. I had read an article about the Hope and Glory Inn in Mary Englebreit's Home Companion months before our visit and was so looking forward to visiting the Inn after the rave reviews in the article....we stayed in a cottage near the main house.
We loved the privacy that the separate cottage offered so we did not have to feel as if our five year old daughter was bothering other guests.
The main house and the cottage decorations were lovely. Definately have to be a lover of shabby chic (which I am) to appreciate them. Extremely romantic setting.
Town is cute...fun to meander through the boutiques.
High price....at the $300 plus per night that we paid for the room, I was disappointed to find a $2 each charge for the glass of diet coke that my husband and I requested for breakfast. We were not told about the charge in advance but even if we had been seems tacky to charge a guest for a glass of diet coke when they are already paying $300 plus per night for the room. We did not drink and juice, tea or coffee for breakfast (just the diet coke) so they would have saved a little money on our portion of those drinks anyhow.
The bath room was tiny...very shabby chicy which I don't mind but some might hope for a larger bathroom at the rates that the Inn is charging. The bath amenities were definately not first rate for this price...we got one tiny bottle of shampoo (not enought for three days and three people...two of them with long hair) and one tiny bar of soap....perhaps this issue has been remedied since our visit but I would definately hope for more luxury bath amenities than a Motel 6 at this price point.
- 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