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Smithfield Station
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Smithfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Gloucester, Virginia
1 review
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I have NEVER written a review before, however our experience is worth my time to do so!

Our only complaint is we weren't there long enough! A beautiful place right on the water, with tastefully decorated accommodations! We arrived at approx. 8pm on a Friday and due to a family emergency we had to depart at 5am Saturday morning and missed the Smithfield ham and rolls for breakfast (we were very much looking forward to that)! At 8:30pm we were seated at the restaurant (get reservations, especially in the summer months) which too was beautifully decorated, and very laid back/comfortable! We both ordered a bowl of the crab soup and the seafood platter. The crab soup was delicious, however we should have either ordered just a cup, or the half portion of the platter.....large portions, which I'm NOT complaining about! I have eaten crab cakes all around the world, and NEVER have I found one tastes as amazing as the one at Smithfield Station! All of the seafood was fresh tasting, cooked to perfection and like I previously stated, an abundant amount of food! My best friend order the Pussers PainKiller, which reminded me of years ago sitting on Pusser's Porch in the Bahamas....delicious!

We stayed in the Marina Cottage. I was a little leery of the queen bed, but reserved it for the "cottage" experience, it was PERFECT! The cottage was quint, beautifully decorated and quite large! The bathroom even had a jetted tub. You walk right out and within steps are at the dock or a few more steps you are at the pool! The owners are sitting on a gorgeous stretch of waterfront property and their attention to detail proves they are treating this gem as a true gift. The dock is well lit at night which provided us a sense of security as we walked the span of the long dock.

Living directly on the Chesapeake Bay we often times take for granted the beauty of where we live. Smithfield Station and the beautiful serene reminded me just how thankful we are to live in such a wonderful place. I would recommend Smithfield Station to all....no matter the gender, race, individual, couples, families, etc.... You can get lost in the picturesque views!

I have NEVER written a review for any other establishment before in my life! Due to numerous neck surgeries for me and back surgeries for my bestfriend, we have to be selective in the types of hotels chosen to insure comfy beds. We both typically stay in 4-5 star locations, which 5star is what Smithfield Station is to us!

Thank you Smithfield Station for your hospitality and our comfortable night stay! We only wish we didn't have to depart so many hours in advance and had to miss the morning and daytime amenities!!!!

Green Features: Everyone we encountered was courteous and went out of their way to provide exceptional service!
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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our hotel and restaurant. For someone who has never written a review before I must say it was just about PERFECT!!! We do so enjoy feedback form our guests. I think from your review that we impressed you and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your brief stay with us. Sorry you did not get to stay longer but of course you are welcome back anytime. I am glad you found the Marina Cottage to be as comfortable as you described. We designed it to be a "different" hotel experience. Thank you for your kind words about our property. We do treasure our waterfront and it was nice of you comment about it. Once again we appreciate your kind review and please come back again soon. We will have those Smithfield Ham rolls waiting for you.
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I would highly recommend Smithfield Station and can't wait to return. The view from our corner room was spectacular with a cross breeze and a fantastic view of the marina and beautiful Pagan River. The staff was unbelievable, the food delectable and the accommodations were perfect. We happened to visit during a town celebration and raft race which was like a reunion for the town. We had no idea of the history of Smithfield, so that demands a return visit. Thank you to the Pack family and your wonderful "second" family!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Thank you so much KathyR for your wonderful review of our hotel and restaurant. You surely did pick a great weekend to join us. Our town looks forward to Olden Days every year and it sounds like you enjoyed all the festivities. . We are so glad you did. Please do come back to see us and explore the town and all it has to offer soon We look forward to seeing you again and appreciate your kind comments about your stay with us. .
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Smithfield, Virginia
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We had the privilege of staying in the Lighthouse at Smithfield Station last weekend and hosting a party in the Private Dining Room and adjoining deck....WOW! The entire experience from start to finish was divine! Upon check-in, we hightailed it to the intimate pool for some sun and fun before the party....and then spent a little time in our suite in the Lighthouse--what an amazing accommodation! We had the bottom floor which is set up like a Living Suite with a pull out Murphy Bed (which by the way was one of the most comfortable beds I've EVER slept on!), built-in kitchen and beautifully appointed bath...and a view to die for! What a joy to get ready in a room like that! The party itself was handled beautifully and with a warm professionalism that truly impressed both us and our guests. The food was fantastic, the bar service superb and the service was exceptional. Several of our guests also stayed at the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed their experiences as well. The next day featured the Station's delicious brunch with an omlet and waffle bar to die for!

The hospitality that we enjoyed at Smithfield Station was top-notch! Thank you for an AMAZING weekend and birthday that we will never forget!

Room Tip: You can't go wrong with the lovely Lighthouse!
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Green Features: Great green property...and that does matter to us!
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you Thank You Thank You TourPro757 for your wonderful comments about your stay with us at The Smithfield Station. What a special way to celebrate "both" birthdays". How cool is that !!!! You surely did choose our best and most unique suite for your celebration.. The Lighthouse truly does have awesome views and has everything you need for a special night, so conveniently located to the pool and our restaurant. We are delighted that you had a great time with good food, good service and great friends. What a wonderful birthday present to you both!!!! Thank you again for staying with us and please visit us again soon.
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Although the hotel is not the most modern, it has everything you need. Awesome view of the marina. The restaurant staff was as friendly as they come. Really enjoyed staying here and exploring the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you KellyR for your review of The Smithfield Station. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am happy to hear that our staff made you feel right at home. Our guests are very important to us and we try to give you the best possible service . Please visit us again soon and perhaps try a room in our new Lodge. It too has great views of the river. Thank you once again for your comments
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Yorktown, VA
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We visit Smithfield Station by boat with 30 of our best friends very year. No my boat isn't a large yacht. All of us come in our Grady White boats. We have a relaxing, laid-back weekend. Smithfield Station is first class in accommodations, food, dockage, and hospitality. We like the boardwalk cabins and we have stayed in the lodge too. Both provide a comfortable ammentiies filled place to stay. The food is first class as is the service. We'll be back next June.

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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
We just love having your club come and visit with us each year. You all feel like family. We always look forward to our Grady White boaters filling the Marina with great people. Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your wonderful comments about your experience at The Smithfield Station. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Troy, Virginia
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

From the time we arrived at the very well appointed Smithfield Station Inn, we received excellent service in a super friendly environment. Special thanks to Beth, who welcomed us and to Holly who served our delicious anniversary dinner. Our 3rd floor room overlooking the Pagan River was lovely and comfortable in every way possible. The "continental breakfast" was much more than expected - made-to-order omelets were deliciously prepared by yet another super employee. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you Kathleen D for your feedback on your stay with us. It is always great to hear that we are doing our jobs well. We always strive to make our guests feel welcome and give the best possible customer service. We appreciate you letting us know that we were successful in making you feel right at home. We certainly hope you will visit us again soon and once again we appreciate you sharing your comments about your experience at The Smithfield Station. .
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

The Lee family had an awesome time this weekend. The rooms were amazing, the food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. Everyone was very accommodating I am looking forward to our next visit. We told our sister that we want to have the family gathering at the Smithfield Station again soon. If I could afford to I would have my retirement party here next year when I retire, but we'll see. Anyway, you will see us again hopefully next trip we can get the "free" breakfast. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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rpack76, Guest Relations Manager at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you so much for your comments about your stay with us at The Smithfield Station. it was a pleasure getting to know all of you "family" We are delighted that you had a great time. We certainly hope you will contact us about your retirement party...we would love to have you come back for another celebration. Once again thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon.
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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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