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“Southern Hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 502 South Main

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502 South Main
Ranked #1 of 18 Lexington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Emory, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Southern Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We often stop in Lexington for lunch on trips to northern Virginia so we decided to overnight there on our return trip from the Outer Banks. We found Mary Stuart's B&B on the internet and after a phone call we felt like it was a very nice place. And, we were not disappointed. The spacious room had a very comfortable king size bed, roomy walk-in marble shower, and welcoming snacks for weary travelers. The breakfast of peaches, egg soufflé , and blueberry muffins was wonderful. ( Mary is a trained chef!). We will definitely visit 502 S Main again!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Brenda B
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Mary Stuart and Russ are delightful. They are very attentive and really care about your stay at the inn and within Lexington. The accommodations are comfortable, clean, up to date - just beautiful. The breakfasts are wonderful. The warm homemade cookies are the best. I have stayed at many B&B's across the US. This is one of the best.

Room Tip: Ask for the room in the back of the house. It would be the quietest. They are all nice.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JASPhilly
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charlotte
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is my second time to stay at 502 S. Main and it was wonderful. Mary Stuart and Russ have a beautiful bed and breakfast. My daughter and I were touring Washington and Lee and we stayed in the South Room which has elegant designer furnishings. We were greeted with lemonade and homemade cookies. Mary Stuart's 3 course breakfast is divine. Each day she prepares something different. I can't wait to return! Sherry

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David F
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Scaly Mountain, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

We just returned from a wedding in Lexington, VA. Our stay while there was at a charming B and B on Main St with gracious hosts Russ and Mary Stuart. We chose the historic home from an internet search and our accommodations greatly exceeded our expectations. The decor was tastefully appointed without being stuffy or overcrowded. Our north room offered many creatures comforts including a snuggly king bed and marble bath. The delicious breakfasts were beautifully prepared with local fresh foods and were a great start to our day. 502 S Main is the perfect home away from home in a truly wonderful part of the world. Julie and Larry, Scaly Mountain, NC.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank P6595VXJulie_H
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

I searched B&B's for Lexington, VA online not having any experience with B&B's or hotel accommodations in Lexington. We hit the jackpot...the place was beautiful, it was an easy walk to both VMI & W&L campuses and the breakfast was amazing! I highly recommend this establishment to anyone looking for a great spot to stay in Lexington.

Room Tip: We stayed in the South Room...it was beautiful!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brandi L
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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Recently we spent a night in Lexington, Virginia at a bed and breakfast which is truly a gem. Upon our arrival at their charming and beautifully decorated home, hosts Russ and Mary Stewart Harlow greeted us and offered delicious cold lemonade and tasty freshly baked cookies. We were given helpful information and recommendations about things not to be missed in Lexington (visitor center, carriage ride, VMI museum, drive around Washington and Lee, and even an antique car show that included Russ' beautifully restored vintage pick-up).
Our quiet room was charming, the bed truly comfortable, and the marble bathroom quite elegant. Breakfast was so bountiful and delicious that we felt no need for lunch. We had a great time. We highly recommend 502 South Main as a perfect place to escape your every day cares, recharge your batteries and boost your spirits.

Kathie and Taylor Beard
Charlottesville, VA

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James B
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Hartsdale, New York, United States
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

One of the most beautiful B&Bs we've been to and believe me we have been to a lot of them. Mary Stuart and Russ were great hosts. Faaabulous Burrata for breakfast. Gave us great recommendations for dinner (The Bistro on Main) Showed us great walking path behind and to the Universities in town.

Slept like a baby. What more can you ask for? oh yeah, great cookies too!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dave G
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Property: 502 South Main
Address: 502 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450
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Region: United States > Virginia > Lexington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — 502 South Main 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a short walk from historic Lexington's town center, 502 South Main is the discerning traveler's choice: finely appointed accommodations, close to restaurants, galleries, shops and the colleges. Offering 3 Guest rooms/1 Suite allows the owners at 502 South Main to provide First Class, personalized service in a gracious and relaxing atmosphere. Each morning guests look forward to a 3 course, gourmet breakfast. Homemade cookies, complimentary beverages and tasty snacks are available daily. ... more   less 
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