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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We stayed in the yellow house next to the big Inn. We had a charming 2nd floor room. And there was a living room downstairs that is meant to be shared by anyone staying in that house. There was nobody else there at the time and we had a lovely time visiting with friends who live nearby. It felt like...

2Thank The_Heritage_Lady
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Ambiance, menu offerings, service, value, location, what's not to like? We went with the signature dish, She Crab Soup, and a pair of small Smithfield country ham rolls. One of our party went for the Fried Green Tomato BLT & raved about it. The She Crab Soup is packed with strands of crab, rich, savory, (Don't judge me) bowl licking...

1Thank magickayak
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The good: The food. Appetizers and entrees all really tasty. The crowd - seemed to be a lot of locals that were really enjoying themselves. The bad: the drinks - lemon drop martinis were so sugary sweet we sent them back, and cosmos so strong that they were (almost) undrinkable.The ugly: Service. The hostess who greeted us seemed harried, no...

1Thank VaTraveler5
Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Had an excellent lunch on a weekday. The service was superb along with a very good meal. Worth the trip from across the James. The lunch specials are a real value. Haven't stayed there, but it is a great location

Thank Bear H
Catonsville, Maryland
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Built in 1752 the Smithfield Inn is located in the center of the historic district and oozes class and charm.We were in town for the Christmas historic homes tour and were so impressed we are making plans for a 2nd visit in the near future.We stayed in the Sykes suite which was decorated beautifully in colonial blues and cream and...

2Thank Mark G
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Made reservations at the Smithfield Inn Restaurant for 4 over a week ago. Special occasion with friends visiting from out of town. Was taken by the hostess to a small table in the corner of a very crowded, loud bar. Asked the hostess for a table in the dining room where we had requested reservations. She said they had shifted...

5Thank Edward S
Virginia, United States
Reviewed 1 May 2015

We could not have been more pleased with this lovely inn!! Our room was very charming and comfortable. Dinner was amazing! Breakfast, which was included, was just so so. The menu stated "Red Eye Country Ham", so I expected a slice of warm country ham with my French Toast. We were disappointed to receive sliced COLD deli-like country ham!

1Thank Joyce P
Urbanna, Virginia
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Smithfield, Va is one of those charming Southern Towns we discovered last summer. We stayed at Smithfield Station in May and then decided to try the Smithfield Inn B&B. Love it and can't wait to return again in 2015. Charming like the town. The rooms were comfortable, clean and the charm of vintage furniture and fireplace, made it just what...

4Thank KarenW0530
Blacksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 3 February 2015

I didn't get to enjoy this B&B as much as I would have liked having arrived late and had to leave early the next day. What I can say is this is a neat place. Not a straight wall or level floor to be found, which is the way it was when this place was built and gives this place...

Thank JohnH91
Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

We were blessed with staying two nights in this historical inn and enjoyed every minute of it. It was almost like stepping back into colonial times with modern amenities. There is no way to fully describe this experience, you just have to stay there and see for yourself

Thank Michael B

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“He was a very valiant man who first ventured on eating oysters.” ~ James I Here’s one for the books. The Smithfield Inn, built in 1752, is older than The Alamo or even Independence Hall in Philadelphia. George Washington slept here (No really, he did.) Here’s the whole amazing story. At the time of groundbreaking, Smithfield’s bustling wharf harbor had become a popular destination for clipper ships bringing goods from the old world to the new. The reason? They could return loaded down with two new world delicacies—the hams and peanuts that have made Smithfield world famous. To serve these travelers and others coming over the main stagecoach route from Norfolk to Richmond and eventually steamboat and motorcar, the original residence was converted to an Inn and Tavern in 1759. Thus began over 250 years of southern hospitality and charm that still defines the “Old Inn on Main Street”. Notable changes along the way included raising the roof to a full second story in 1870, part of bringing the Inn back from disrepair after the Civil War, and a major renovation by the Sykes family in 1922, adding the long kitchen and dining room wing and enlarging the porch across the entire front. For 40 years the Sykes Inn was known for its signature home cooked meals and relaxed atmosphere. Today the owner of the Smithfield Inn, Smithfield Foods, welcome you to a new Smithfield Inn, beautifully renovated yet, as always, steeped in tradition and charm reminiscent of simpler times in the genteel old South. ... more   less 

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Address: 112 Main Street, Smithfield, VA 23430
Region: United States > Virginia > Smithfield
Number of rooms: 8
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“second floor rear”
 of 5 bubbles minniefromma, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is spotty throughout the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles SteveVegoe, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms in the yellow house have a nice view of the front courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles The_Heritage_Lady, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“She Crab Soup, Fried Green Tomatoes”
 of 5 bubbles magickayak, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Very nice resturant”
 of 5 bubbles BearH928, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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