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“Elegant yet unpretentious”
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The Mimslyn Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Luray
Certificate of Excellence
Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Elegant yet unpretentious”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Without doubt best place to stay in Luray- excellent service, beautiful historic decor, good quality food.

Got a cheese and fruit tray and chocolate dipped strawberries packages for arrival as we knew we will arrive late-the cheese tray was great but strawberries were just ok.

Our two bedroom Roosevelt suite was on the far corner end on the 1st floor, very nice seating room with king size bedroom. Only issue is no room to hang longer garments.
Staff is polite but not intrusive and the place is just so quiet and relaxing.

Tips: We opted for extended late checkout at 3pm (additional charge) and enjoyed the pool and hammocks little bit longer all to ourselves as almost everyone had left and new travelers were not in yet.

Since we use Trip Advisor code we got discount in room and complimentary breakfast for 2 people.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Mimslyn Inn. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the spacious Roosevelt Suite. Thank you for your compliments on our wonderful staff, beautiful decor and delicious food. We look forward to providing you with the same pleasant accommodations the next time you are in our area.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I cannot praise the staff at the Mimslyn Inn enough. I had all of my girlfriends up for a nice relaxing weekend and they catered to our every need. Everyone was extremely friendly and did whatever they could for us. We relaxed by the pool, enjoyed an amazing dinner in the Speakeasy and enjoyed the view from the front porch! I can't wait for another trip back!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Thank you for this lovely review of your recent stay at The Mimslyn Inn with your friends. We are delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your time with us and were able to relax by the pool and enjoy a great dinner at the Speakeasy. We look forward to making your next visit even more pleasant than the last.
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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The Mimslyn Inn did not meet my expectations but that is mostly because I had set them too high. I was expecting grand luxury but felt as though I received more of a bed and breakfast type of accommodation. I felt that it was average.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
It is never easy to hear that we are “average” as our goal is to consistently not only meet but exceed our guests’ expectations – even when, or especially when, they are set high. If you have any additional feedback, comments or suggestions that you would care to share with us, please do. We welcome the opportunity to improve our hotel and the services that we offer. Please feel free to contact us via our website or phone number, both of which are listed above.
Thank you for giving The Mimslyn Inn a try. We hope you will stay with us again soon so that we may have the opportunity to exceed your expectations!
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

My son and I visited Luray, VA and stayed at The Mimslyn Inn for the very first time and loved it! We had the best time relaxing, touring and enjoying the food at the Inn as well as in the town of Luray. The service at The Mimslyn is excellent and its staff is so welcoming and professional. This being only 1 1/2 hours from our home, is the perfect "local breakaway" for us that we'll now do more often. We cannot wait to return to the Mimslyn & Luray!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
We are delighted to hear that you and your son enjoyed your stay at The Mimslyn Inn and our "Vintage Southern Hospitality". It was a pleasure to welcome you as our guests and we are thrilled that you plan to include The Mimslyn Inn in your future "local breakaway" plans - you deserve it and we are pleased to offer the relaxing, get-away atmosphere we all need from time to time! We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Gibbstown
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Very accommodating from the time we checked in until the time we left. The entire staff was very friendly and willing to assist you at all times. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Pool area and garden areas were beautiful. We enjoyed sitting out on the spacious front porch, sipping a glass of wine. Dinner at the Speakeasy was delicious and our massage at the Spa was very relaxing. Definitely would recommend!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
My favorite reviews are the ones that praise our hotel staff. We believe we have the best team of associates at any hotel in the area and it is great to read that this was your experience, too. We genuinely appreciate your recommendation to other travelers. Please consider yourself officially welcomed back and I hope that you will decide to allow us to serve you again.
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Annapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Nice, picturesque inn. Stayed over a Saturday night because we were doing wine tours and the caverns in the area. Comfortable room (we had the basic one, another couple had the King size bed, and the third took a suite). Dining room was excellent but make sure you reserve in advance because they short staff if there aren't enough reservations. So while there were empty tables we couldn't be seated till 8:30 and it was hard to sit around for 2 1/2 hours waiting to eat. Didn't have the energy to leave the hotel and find something else. Plus we wanted to drink.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for choosing The Mimslyn Inn for your overnight accommodations while visiting our lovely area. Our Inn is ideally situated for those enjoying wine tours, Luray Caverns, hiking in the Shenandoah National Park and more. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable at our picturesque inn.
We are also pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience at Circa '31. Please accept our apologies that you had to wait to be seated. We do limit the number of tables assigned to each server in order to ensure that each guest gets top-notch service and attention. Thank you for pointing out that we do greatly appreciate advance reservations.
Again, thank you for trusting us for your stay. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Had a great experience at this historic inn! Not only was everything clean, staff very friendly and helpful, food delicious (full course meal at 31), it provided great views, outdoor dining, comfortable rooms, and was a very reasonable price. I would definitely recommend this inn to anyone visiting in the Luray area! It felt like we were in another era!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Mimslyn Inn, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you very much for your kind comments on your recent stay. It was our pleasure to welcome you as our guest and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will stay with us again soon!
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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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