The Martha Washington Inn and Spa

The Martha Washington Inn and Spa

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#2 of 10 hotels in Abingdon
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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History and legends abound at this historic hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
Gift shop
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Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour front desk
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Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Bridal suite
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Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Centrally Located
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Location

150 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2810
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Good for walkers
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Roanoke Municipal Airport
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CarolinaGirl27517 wrote a review Apr 2022
Chapel Hill, NC
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve been loving our getaways here since 2006 (as a couple first and now with our kids) and our most recent stay was one of the best! You wake up to a huge and delicious hot breakfast. Our kids love the trampoline and we all loved the pool and the hot tub.

Each time to come we find new things in the area: William King museum, Arts Depot, horseback riding, farmers market, Dreamland Alpacas, etc. We’ll be back soon!

The staff makes you feel at home:
Tanner: He remembered the exact breakfast that our kids liked and would bring that to the table each morning. So friendly and professional.
Karen: We always love Karen at reception. Found our daughter’s jacket and kept it in safe keeping
Danielle: Left a basket of yummy snacks in our room after housekeeping
Angel: Dream massage therapist at spa
Jen: Very welcoming and knowledgeable about community (Sisters)
Sarah: We have a picky eater and she specially arranged at dinner time for her to have one of the breakfast parfaits made by the pastry chef
Josh: Great team with Tanner
Robbie: Chatted with our kids about the resident ducks
Whole staff: In general, everyone is so friendly and really makes you feel like you’re in a home.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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lovetotrip12 wrote a review Jan 2020
Dobson, North Carolina
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this place and will visit again! It was very charming and had a lot to offer the history and structured the hotel is interesting. The breakfast was good and portions were fair. The supper menu was slim but the main dining hall was under renovation. The Ballroom was beautiful I enjoyed the grill being in there. The pool
Towels are large and pool towel worthy! The hot tub was so nice and relaxing I was disappointed that they didn’t restock the toiletries each day and the kitchen runs out of food and drinks. One morning they didn’t have orange juice, gravy, or white toast. With the rate your paying from being $200-$600 per night I expect outstanding service. The staff were friendly but few. The front desk lady bless her heart I don’t think she is very happy in life but did do her job. Rooms were large beds were harder than we are use to
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Halita wrote a review Jul 2020
Atlanta, Georgia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just spent four nights with friends at the MW for Fourth of July holiday. First, it is always a treat to stay at a historic home. You had a distinct feel of what it would be like to live there. The period colors and beautiful antiques in our room made it feel like we were staying in the "Lincoln bedroom". Happily the bathrooms were completely modern with granite tops, great shower, and the best bath towels I've ever used.

We ate several meals at Sisters Restaurant. The food was delicious, beautiful plated and the plates were heated - that's rare in any high end hotel.

The best was having such fun places to visit with our friends. The front porch with its cozy wicker was a great place for drinks. Then in the back we swam in the pristine salt water pool, played mini golf, jumped on the trampoline and played pickle ball. Five of us took the hotel shuttle to bike ride on the VA. Creeper Trail - don't miss! Can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Each room is unique - just get the size bed you prefer.
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Cindy W wrote a review Jul 2020
Ashley Oaks, Tennessee
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We came back to the Martha to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Our original reservation was for a spa package which 3 weeks before our arrival was cancelled because of the Coronavirus restrictions on spa services not being lifted. Not their fault and we understood. So we decided to go anyway. When we made our original reservation we made sure to tell them it was our anniversary and a really did oak occasion for us. I thought this would prompt a particularly nice room and maybe a special greeting. We arrived at 1 and were curtly told check in us at 3. No offer to take our bags or let us park until checkin. I had to request permission to park and the person who greeted us was less than friendly! The room we got, after wandering all over the place to find it, was dark and dreary with dull peeling wallpaper and old worn out carpet. The bathroom counter area was tiny and any amenities you normally find in hotels,hair dryer, iron, etc; you had to call and ask for. No tub, but the shower was nice. The bed was comfy. But the decor really needs sprucing up. You would think if you had to be shut down for a period of time during the pandemic you could at least replace old worn out artificial flowers with something nice! Then on the night we had made reservations for dinner I decided to confirm the time, just to make sure we did not arrive late, and they did not have our reservations in the schedule! Lucky I asked! We will likely find somewhere else to stay next trip!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kimberly Kelly, Guest Services / Front Office at The Martha Washington Inn and Spa
Responded Jul 29, 2020
Hello and Thankyou for taking the time to share your observations in such a thoughtful constructive manner. We take all criticism to heart and evidently fell short of your expectations.We have discussed your stay with our respective team members and taken steps to eradicate future occurrences.It wouldn't be at all appropriate to blame the Pandemic for all shortcomings and we continue to make lot of progress dealing with our new normals! We were sorry to learn we've lost your support for a future stay but we wish you and your family safe and happy travels wherever they take you. PS, even as we write we are taking steps to "spruce up" suite 428, thanks to you ! Be well !
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Dave48838 wrote a review Sep 2021
Greenville, Michigan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Driving up to this hotel, a visitor knows they have entered a place of grace and charm. We were mislead by the green awning at the circular drive and entered the hotel by a side door. For only 60 rooms, it feels large and rambling. Anyway, we got the back door tour and finally found the front desk. The people were wonderful and accommodating. We again explored the hotel as we finally found our room. By the way, there is complimentary valet parking and luggage service. We parked our own car in a large and accessible lot.

Part of our exploration lead us to the spa. The pool was wonderful and open 24 hours. The hot tub complex is also amazing. We did not avail ourselves to other spa services.

Our room was good with the most comfortable king sized bed you could ask for. The furnishings are antique and the bath was all granite and tile.

We left the room to find the dining area, enjoying all the art work and memorabilia on the walls. We had immediate seating and made use of the $25 meal voucher that comes with a room. We started with velvety seafood bisque and enjoy main courses of salmon and shepherd's pie (with lamb). Both were perfect and delicious. We talked to other guests who shared our evaluation.

The day ended with complimentary port either in the library or rocking on the front porch. We were enchanted. Anxiety seemed to melt away amidst the ambiance.

At this time, the complimentary breakfast is continental with bagels, cereal, hard boiled eggs, etc. But.... there are home made sweet breads that were great.

We booked this room though Expedia. Our original stay was cancelled due to Covid so this was a rebooking. The process did not go smoothly. This is another example in which paying a little extra and dealing with the hotel directly is worth the hassle of going through a third party.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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JosephatFremont wrote a review Jul 2021
Fremont, Ohio
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This wonderful historic Inn and Spa is a destination worthy of a Must Do list for any traveler to SW Virginia—especially if you want some luxury when planning to ride the Virginia Creep Trail. The Inn features a complimentary Valet on checking in but their focus seems to be on parking the vehicles versus assisting with luggage transfer. The entry into the registration Lobby is handicap and age accessible. The brick walkways lead to the lower floor where there is an elevator. The lobby area is beautiful, having been initially built as a home, then converted to a college and then revived as an Inn and Spa. The owners have done a magnificent job preserving the historic character of the property while at the same time making it COVID-19 safe and accessible.

The rooms are nicely appointed and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and modern. While there were indications of wear and issues of attention to detail, all in all the room was well above average for an historic hotel.

The Inn offers spa services but if you plan to use them, do not arrive between Sunday and Monday. Reservations are required. The pool is glorious. It is the perfect temperature, covered but accessible to a deck with lounge chairs. We used the pool and sat on the sun deck to take advantage of the summer heat. The property has a beautiful set of pools and water features along with a set of hot tubs with waterfalls. This was particularly luxurious after the biking. You will also be able to take advantage of a very nice (lighted) tennis court and pickle ball court and a play area for children.

The Inn and Spa also has easy access to the town of Abington that made the stay commented to the community. We stayed 3 nights and could have stayed longer to enjoy the large front porch that provided wonderful evening gatherings, including complementary port wine and front desk wine service. Do not forget to make a dinner reservation for the front porch so you can be served from the onsite restaurant in that setting. Their are wonderful services available at the Martha Washington Inn and Spa, but they are limited by calendar date and availability. You will need to plan your stay to take full advantage of the property’s offerings or stay long enough to get onto a schedule. All in all, a wonderful historical property filled with much to see and do.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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le wrote a review Jul 2021
Midlothian, Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Martha Washington Inn is a gem!! We recently stayed here for 4 nights. It’s grand and has so much history attached to it. We loved all the pictures and documents from long ago that tells the story about the Inn/College. I thought it was beautifully updated in certain areas as well. If you are going to complain that something is old then go to the brand new hotel down the street. Part of the charm is seeing the magnificent beauty that this hotel has to offer. The front entry hall and staircases are breathtaking! Our room (321) was also updated and just lovely! The beds and pillows were soooo comfortable and lush! I thoroughly enjoyed the indoor pool and we enjoyed dining at Sisters restaurant. I got the salmon and my husband got the Shepherds Pie (we felt his serving was more like a lunch portion as opposed to a dinner size portion). Nonetheless we enjoyed our dinner and the banana bread pudding with fruit and ice cream! We loved sitting on the veranda in the front of the Inn many times throughout the day and evening. It was very relaxing! One small complaint I do have is the water in the cooler in the front room by the coffee in was always luke warm. Wish they had added some ice to it. It is July and you would really like a COLD drink of water to quench your thirst. The staff, bell boys, waitresses, etc were wonderful. I do wish you had daily maid service that came every day instead of us having to call to schedule. Take advantage of The Creeper Trail and downtown shops!! Bike down from White Top Mountain in Damascus…a must and it isn’t a difficult adventure! The trail runs along the river most of the way and it is shaded. Also for food check out Jacks Pecan 128 and Bella’s Pizza! We also did a haunted tour of the town and took in a show at The Barter Theatre at Moon Lite drive in. We will definitely return. We highly recommend The Martha Washington Inn!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tracey H wrote a review Oct 2021
Franklin, Tennessee
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived and were given a $25 voucher for dinner that night at their in-house restaurant. When we tried to redeem it we were told they could not take walk-ins. We ordered 2 burgers to go with lemonade. Had to pay $22 after using the $25 voucher and before tip. Buns were a little soggy and we had to find a place to sit to eat because our room didn’t have a table. We were given 2 takeout plastic ware packets with no extra napkins. Quite a challenge w/a greasy burger and fries.

The hotel’s interior looked like it needed a lot of work. One staircase was completely closed.

I called the front desk for a plastic laundry bag since there was not one in the room. I was told I could come down and get one. Not the treatment I’d expect from a 4 star hotel. Also we had to lug our suitcases up and down the stairs (elevator doesn’t go to top floor).

The only positives - the view from the large front porch and the jacuzzi in the back.

Will NEVER stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mark G wrote a review Dec 2020
Catonsville, Maryland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose Abingdon/ the Martha Washington Inn for our Christmas trip this year and it was fabulous. Built in 1830-1832 as a private residence, it was used as a Civil War hospital and served as Martha Washington College until 1932. This historic property is stunning, from it's central staircase, living areas and to it's impressive library, where we ended up each evening with last call in front of the attractive fireplace. Inside the Inn was decorated festively for Christmas and had a small Christmas market in tents on the side grounds. There are so many wonderful architectural nooks and crannies inside and out and a history of the building on the walls of the property. They have a fantastic indoor pool, spa, tennis courts, hot tubs, miniature golf course, great covered front porch as well as a nice restaurant and bar. The evening port between 8 and 11 pm each evening was a nice touch also as well as the drink station in the living room. About the only negative was the bar closed early at 9pm, which you think would be open until at least 10pm. The breakfast was fine under the circumstances, consisting of coffee, teas, juices, cereal, crumb cake, blueberry bread, oatmeal, breakfast bars, hard boiled eggs etc.. They even have a nice little gift shop inside. We look forward to a return trip to this fabulous property known as "The Martha".
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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trapezoidhd wrote a review Oct 2022
Durham, North Carolina
3.0 of 5 bubbles
For years the Martha was the paragon of old world graciousness and charm. Having returned this time it was shocking to discover how ONE seemingly small change can ruin the aesthetic of a place, and here aesthetics count for everything. The owners have blundered in their recent upgrade of lighting throughout the hotel, replacing soft and warm lighting with harsh, white/blue LED bulbs everywhere. And right down to the chandeliers! It is lighting suitable for an industrial warehouse NOT a classic hotel. And to the extent that lighting creates a mood and complements wall colors and furnishings, the effect is one big clash of dissonance. Nothing or no one is enhanced by this cold lighting design. The owners should cut their losses and return warm LED bulbs, for what's been done now is befitting of a Holiday Inn, not the Martha Washington.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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paeok asked a question Jan 2023
richmond, VA47 contributions20 helpful votes
Is there a couch in the family suite? Can you requ3st an extra cot?
Jim A asked a question May 2018
1 contribution
when is cheek in
Answer from Lynne718
Bristol, Tennessee30 contributions27 helpful votes
3 pm
Answer from terry486
Bristol, Tennessee40 contributions11 helpful votes
It runs the gamut from casual to dressy business
Bobbi W asked a question Sep 2017
Pet friendly?
Answer from smwlex
Lexington, Kentucky45 contributions14 helpful votes
Probably not, did not see any but best to call the front desk to inquire of special rooms for pets. They have a nice tiered natural area in the back.
Chrisswh asked a question Sep 2017
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Do you serve thanksgiving day dinner?
Answer from William H
Charlottesville, Virginia108 contributions20 helpful votes
I have no idea, but I suspect they do. I'd call them.
Mark S wrote a tip Jun 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you expect level floors and perfection you would be disappointed. The Martha is over a 150 years old. That’s what makes unique."
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Marvin Love wrote a tip Dec 2023
Charlotte, North Carolina10 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Front Desk should suggest changing rooms for the comfort of guests. Also, there were No Coat hangers, Iron or Ironing Board in our Room"
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tiger9415 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Greenville, South Carolina3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This hotel is not accessibility-friendly. You cannot avoid using stairs."
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Nancy P wrote a tip Aug 2023
2 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't come if you have allergies or if you are on a budget. Skip the breakfast and go to Hardees instead."
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Hokie67 wrote a tip May 2023
Lexington, Virginia1,088 contribution440 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early - and look for mid-week deals"
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Martha Washington Inn and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Martha Washington Inn and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Virginia Creeper Trail (0.4 km), Barter Theatre (0.10 km), and Abingdon Olive Oil Company (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Martha Washington Inn and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Martha Washington Inn and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Martha Washington Inn and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Martha Washington Inn and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include 128 Pecan, Anthony's Desserts, and The Peppermill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Martha Washington Inn and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Martha Washington Inn and Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Abingdon.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Martha Washington Inn and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Martha Washington Inn and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Martha Washington Inn and Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting White's Mill (6.6 km).
Does The Martha Washington Inn and Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
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