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“Great Getaway”
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Smithfield Station
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Smithfield
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Great Getaway”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Spent a night at the Smithfield Station Inn and we were very impressed. We were greeted by a very friendly clerk who had us checked in within a few minutes. We had reservations and had selected the deluxe lodge junior suite, which was an end room on the top floor. Very impressive room which had a large sitting area with a fireplace and scenic views from 3 sides of the room. Very clean hotel. It came with a continental breakfast, which included freshly made waffles and omelets with a large variety of pastries, ham biscuits, breads, etc. We'll definitely stay again in the near future. Very close to the downtown area which has lots of shops and restaurants.

Room Tip: The deluxe lodge junior suite has windows on 3 sides
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Yes we do love our Junior Suite!!!!It Your comments described it perfectly. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in that room. Please come and visit with us again soon.
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Beautiful corner room: chocolate covered strawberries with white chocolate little kisses and either champagne or we requested a bottle of apple cider. Romantic weekend with a huge comfortable bed with lots of pillows. Nice fireplace and balcony overlooking the water. The room was clean and very nice: refrig and safe. The only negative when we returned to the room our door was left open and unlocked. Besides that one event we got a great Groupon deal and it was a wonderful weekend at a very nice hotel. Highly recommend. There is an inground swimming pool on site which would be nice in the summer.

Room Tip: Corner room top level
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Thank you so much for your review of our property. I appears that you had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying our view of the river. Thank you for calling attention to your door being left ajar and I will share this information with our housekeeping team. We appreciate you visiting with us and hope you will comeback again soon.
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

My wife and I took a weekend trip to Smithfied Station the weekend of March 22nd. Everything was fine with the room, large and comfortable. The town is a fun place to checkout if you have never been there before, great shops and places to browse. There is something satisfying eating a sweet potato ham biscuit at the Smithfield Inn knowing that they are slathering thousands of swine in the processing plant just a mile or so away.

Anyway my big “Back to the Future” moment happened when we checked in. After going through the normal process the receptionist handed us a hard metal key. Really? Is this the only hotel built in the past 30 years without a secured access control card system? Not only that, but the key had a tag with the room number stamped right on it. Better make sure you don’t drop that in the parking lot.

The more I thought about this the more it bothered me. This is the same key handed out to 100’s of guests for this room every year. What if just one of those guests happens to keep the key or, better yet, makes a copy and then drops in later on an unsuspecting guest when they are away (or not away)?

You might say this is quaint system, harking to the past, however I think it is really somewhat risky and it made me apprehensive. OK, it would not keep me from staying there but if I was a single woman I might think twice.

So if you do decide to book I would keep my valuables in the car when you were away and make sure to use the slide bolt on the door when you go to sleep.

Oh and the water view is great and peaceful. You can also see the factory in the distance and in the quite of the night... what is that sound?... could it be the cries of the pigs as they hit that point in the beginning of the line in the factory?

Sweet dreams.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Took my husband here to celebrate his birthday. Lovely, peacful hotel. Rooms are nicely appointed with large king size, comfortable bed, working fireplace, small balcony facing the water, empty fridge (our had champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries - not sure if they do this for all guests or because it was hubby's birthday), huge bathroom (lucious towels!), coffee machine and Direct TV. We also ate their restaurant - fabulous dinner. Continental breakfast was expected. My only complaint was that this lovely hotel that had thought of many luxury amenities, only offered powered creamer for coffee - why not real milk? After I completed their online survey, the owner contacted me and said they appreciated my comment about the powered creamer - so kudos to Smithfield Station for listening to their clients!!

There is a tiny fitness center with 1 treadmill, 1 eliptical, and 1 bike.

There are 3 nicely appointed sitting areas, one on each floor ... and a mircowave on the 2nd floor (nice touch).

Tiny Smithfield's Main Street is only a few blocks away. Walk the street and support charming local businesses.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Thank you for your reviews of our property. We are delighted that you chose us to celebrate your husband's birthday. We love celebrations and we are happy that he enjoyed our chocolate covered strawberries as a birthday treat. We hope you will return soon... perhaps to celebrate again. Thank You.
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Macon, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We came back again to relax, enjoy the view, the relaxation, the park across the street and marsh, the restaurant, the deck outside our room, the comfortable bed, the strawberries and champagne,the huge bathroom and jacuzzi tub and big walk-in shower, the cleanliness,and friendliness, and on and on. This is our favorite getaway. We live on Lake Gaston,so the water is not the pull it is for others,because we wake to that sight each day. It's the whole package of the Inn, the bar and restaurant, the marina, the balcony and marsh, it just makes this an ideal place to get away and experience a change---if only for a few days.And, it's done so well here by the Pack family---you'll want to return often too.

Room Tip: Love the rooms with a balcony to sit and enjoy the marina and marsh.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Thank You... Thank You... Thank you for your wonderful comments about our property. You just about covered it all. We do have a peaceful and relaxing property and we are so glad that you choose to spend your time with us. You are always welcome and we hope to see you again very soon
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Amissville, Virginia
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at the Smithfield Station and our experience was very pleasant. The staff was very friendly, our room was very clean, and the view of the river from our balcony was beautiful. The chocolate covered strawberries that were provided by the Station were very delicious. The food at the Station restaurant is very good and the staff very pleasant. I highly recommended staying at the Smithfield Station when visiting Smithfield Virginia.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us. Our staff is dedicated to making you feel at home. It is wonderful to get feedback from our guests letting us know that we succeeded in making your stay perfect. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Burlington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We were so very pleased with our room, the service, the food, the location, the view everything was just wonderful and I highly recommend Smithfield Station. They have a quaint little town to walk thorugh and if you ahve extra time The Williamsburg Winery is a short ferry ride away and even Virginia Beach is only an hour so it makes for a nice day trip. Don't be afraid to go in the off season-we went in January and had a grand time.

Room Tip: We had room 2919, it had wonderful decor and furnishings with a balcony that overlooked the marina a...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Sounds like you had a great time. We thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us. It is great to know that you enjoyed your journeys around town and beyond. Our convenient location allows for exploring many other areas. We thank you for your visit and appreciate your kind comments about our hotel and restaurant..
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Property: Smithfield Station
Address: 415 S Church St, P.O. Box 486, Smithfield, VA 23430-1703
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Region: United States > Virginia > Smithfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Smithfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Smithfield Station 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned boutique hotel on the banks of the Pagan River in Downtown, Historic Smithfield. 44 well appointed rooms including a Chesapeake Bay Style Lighthouse you can spend the night in. ... more   less 
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