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The Mimslyn Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Luray
Certificate of Excellence
Williamsburg, Virginia
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“We always enjoy our stay here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2011

We have stayed in the wonderful suites before but for this one night opted for a 3rd floor historic room. It was nicely appointed with a comfortable queen bed. Our room, although a bit small, had full length windows (not many do) which made for a nice airy feel. The hotel is very pretty, has very nice furnishings and a very friendly & helpful staff. We enjoyed a cocktail from their small bar out on the terrace under the arbor. The front veranda has several seating areas for relaxing and enjoying the mountain view. For dinner, we ate downstairs in the Speakeasy as usual. The food was very good, again as always, and there is a nice selection in all price points. There was a singer/guitar player which we enjoyed listening to. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lawrence, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2011

We found this hotel while on the road. We did not have reservations and were passing thru. We spoke to someone who was staying at the Days Inn and recommended to not stay there. We also bypassed the Best Western (right across the street) due to ratings here. I am glad we got to stop here. This is a Historic Hotel that is outstanding for the price.
All of the staff was great. They were friendly, informative and very helpful. We ate at the restaurant in the Hotel for dinner. It was like a 4 star for the price of a 3 star. They had thinks like Sheppard’s pie, French onion soup and other specialties. The breakfast buffet was only $10 a person and was outstanding with about anything you could want.
The rooms were spotless and have antique style furniture. The rooms are smaller but it is an older hotel so that is to be expected. It was all updated very nice.
If passing by this is worth the trip off the I-81 for the few miles just to stay here.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2011

Hotel staff was wonderful. Room was the best my husband and I stayed in for a long time. Super clean and luxurious - it is a Historic Hotel. When we arrived there was champagne in the room which was requested - they even got the brand we wanted! Bed was comfortable, robes were provided. Bathroom was spacious. Fireplace was on!

They had a wedding going on and although a little loud and crowded outside our room at times (stayed in the room closest to the event room and people were lined up to get in I think...) it is NOT something that took away from our trip. Exercise room was used and excellent. Hot tub was operating as well as the pool - very beautiful and had a great view. Ate some chips and dip at the Speakeasy and it was a blast with live music. Room service was excellent too! Everyone was so nice. Next time we stay I am getting a massage.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Clearwater, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2011

The charming town of Luray does not have alot of choices for dining and spirits. With that said I would recommend the Speakeasy bar and restaraunt above all the other establishments. I tried several but will not mention them because they deserve business too. I was in town for about a week and took the advice of one of the locals to check out the Speakeasy bar and restaraunt if I wanted good food, service, live entertainment and the most bang for my buck. I was glad I listened to the stranger, my first visit was on a Tuesday night and the Jazz combo was excellent. They could have charged admission to listen to Royce Campbell the guitar player but I'm glad they didn't. He was accompanied by Kevin on the bass, Larry on the drums and some guy on a harmonica. We sat up at the bar that evening and the service we got from Jim the bartender was second to none. Jim treated us like he had known us all his life and made us feel right at home. We enjoyed our visit so much we returned Wednesday and dined in one of the booths and enjoyed listening to the sounds of the Eclectix. Our waitress was topnotch and the food was delicious at a very reasonable price. They had a two for $20 special, don't know where else could you go and eat at that price and have live entertainment to top it off.

I will surely return to the Speakeasy and the next time I will stay at the Mimslyn Inn for my sleeping arrangements.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2011

we had a wonderful stay in a very spacious, beautifully appointed room which had 2 very comfortable beds and a large sitting room area. bathroom also very nice with an oversized walk-in shower. there were several large school groups staying there, so hallways were noisy until around 9:30pm, then okay. only problem was our room faced the front and despite windows being closed and being on the second floor, we were awakened at 4:30am by loud conversation on the front porch of the hotel. also, the pool was not heated in late april. luray is a sweet town but mimslyn inn is probably the only place to go at night for fun!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2011

Our experience at the Mimslyn was short but sweet. After we enjoyed dinner at the Inn at Little Washington, we drove through part of Shenandoah National Park and arrived at the Mimslyn around 8 p.m. Upon arrival, we were mesmerized by the hotel's beautiful exterior - charming, exquisite, and cascading with old colonial charm. When we walked into the lobby, the concierge greeted us with a warm smile and showed us to our room. We were pleased with a beautiful place to sleep and enjoyed the extra amenities - an oversized bathrobe to name just one of many fun surprises!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2011

We have now enjoyed our 3rd get-away @ the Mimslyn and have been very pleased each visit. The staff is always top-notch in professionalism and friendliness. The rooms are VERY clean and well-appointed. The atmosphere is perfect in its combination of classic elegance and comfortable feel.

We love the SpeakEasy tavern @ the Mimslyn! The food, staff, and music are always fun. We've enjoyed the pool in season, and the hot tub year round. We also really enjoy the Town of Luray and its proximity to Shenandoah National Park and other great hiking areas.

I would highly recommend the Mimslyn. I know we will continue to enjoy it as one of our favorite get-away locations for years to come.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Mimslyn Inn
Address: 401 W Main St, Luray, VA 22835-1024
Region: United States > Virginia > Luray
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Luray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mimslyn Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This refined Georgian Revival inn is only 3 minutes to the Luray Caverns, gardens and museum, and 10.6 miles from the Thornton Gap Entrance of Shenandoah National Park. Each of the 45 rooms has been individually decorated with relaxing color schemes, beautiful fabrics, rich patterns, classic furnishings and modern amenities. Pillow-top bedding provides exceptional comfort. Large windows with natural light illuminate most rooms, allowing the vivid landscape of the outdoors to be seen. In addition to a fine-dining restaurant, Circa '31 and meeting facilities, the inn has a fitness center, a spa and an art deco-inspired cocktail bar known as The Speakeasy. There are also gardens, a gift shop and an art gallery. ... more   less 
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