When visiting family in Luray, we try to stay at the Inn. I agree with the comments above that the food in the dining room is not very good at all, steak is not as advertised, and way over price for less-than-average quality. Also, the dining room is quite full on Sundays as it is a popular place for the after-church older crowd; so, if you came down to eat just after rolling out of bed, you may feel quite uncomfortably under-dressed, like being not being 'dressed for dinner' at grandma and grandpas. If you eat in the Dining Room, dress the part unless you're fine with getting 'looks'. The inn is also very old but Luray is a very old, historic town. We initially were taken aback with the musty air of the hotel but the grandeur and elegance of the history of the inn made up for it and was extremely refreshing from the cookie-cutter hotels you find online. You could almost envision the olden days of gloved ladies in long gowns strolling up and down the staircase and horse-and-wagon pulling up to the front. One of the best things about the old style rooms is that they have adjoining rooms with a sitting room in between. Don't be surprised if you do hear things go bump in the night, too. Ghosts? Spirits? Well, the next morning, our children asked why we had walked into their room during the night. They thought we were just checking on them but we had not left our room at all. The next evening, we left the adjoining room doors open but heard and saw our door knob turning back and forth. My husband got up to see if someone got the wrong room but no one was anywhere in the hallway. Did this frighten us away? Not at all. It added to the family adventure, stories, and made for a great laugh on the way home. We're going back again. Don't let the age or occassional mustiness put you off this historic inn. Understand that adds to its character and charm. The location is excellent as you're just a couple blocks away from the caverns, small petting zoo, and maze. However, would recommend you eat elsewhere. There is a lot better food in town with better quality for less price.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Mimslyn Hotel Luray
- Mimslyn Hotel Luray
- Mimslyn Inn