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Hampton, Virginia
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142 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place is old and has not had any upgrades in a while. Just recently it must have been purchased by someone else as the name has been changed. The only thing good about it is it is close to Cape Charles.

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1 Thank pat23661
Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is now under the name Milestone Lodge. They deleted my review on their website. The office has an overwhelming smell of moth balls to try to hide the musty mildew aroma that permeates the room that's being used as the office. The room carries the same stench that they rented us for $134.00!! This room was worth a cost... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The new owners have been in place just three months. I hope Mr. Rittenhouses's loyal following continues to come. And new customers have patience with the remodeling. Small business is what makes our country prosper. It is a beautiful setting, comfortable beds, good air conditioning. We look forward to coming back in the fall and next spring when the azaleas... More 

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1 Thank margivabeachgirl
Petersburg, Alaska
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Convenient location right off the highway for our stay during a road trip. Apparently under new ownership- clearly in the middle of some much needed sprucing up/ updating; I think we got an updated room with a small refrigerator and flatscreen TV. Very friendly and accommodating staff (new owner herself?) Lovely setting in the trees; My 6 year old boy... More 

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1 Thank Lee C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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78 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We spent two rainy days at this cute little place. There are no amenities but it had true old time charm. There is a really beautiful trail that runs through the property. I noticed that this lodge is for sale. I really hope that whomever purchases it will keep it pretty much like it is. I'd love to go back.

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Thank Dottie J
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This place was a real treat, super friendly staff, very private. Since first coming here we have tried finding other Motels with such charm but do not compare. Rittenhouse Motor lodge is one in a million, tranquil landscaping makes you forget you are right down street from Cape Charles.

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Liberty Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This was certainly a charming, peaceful step back in time. Our room was furnished with danish modern furniture probably from the 50's or early 60's that was in like new condition. Very cozy clean room, comfortable bed, & nice hot shower. Loved walking the trails on the grounds. Staff was very friendly. If you are looking for an ultra modern... More 

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1 Thank Ce S
Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This place has been around since I was a child. My grandparents lived right down the street from there. Several years ago my grandmother Katie Dousky passed away and the owners having known her accommodated almost all of our family at a discounted price. They were very thoughtful and caring. Although it may be dated some things are more important.... More 

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Manns Harbor, North Carolina
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105 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Nothing fancy and not cheap, but a delightful stay and very retro-cool. We would return. The bed was comfortable and the internet was working great and the peaceful beauty of the property is not to be missed.

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1 Thank R B
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Mr. Bob Rittenhouse was a delight ! He took over the lodge from his father in 1953. We decided to stay there overnight on our way to OBX. The next morning we only had about 2 1/2 hours to Nags Head, NC. The place CLEAN, beautiful grounds, and Mr. Bob couldn't have been more friendly to us. He recommended the... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Rittenhouse Motor Lodge

Address: 23054 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Region: United States > Virginia > Cape Charles
Number of rooms: 13
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“Make sure to have a conversation and a cup of coffee with the owner!”
 of 5 bubbles 699leas, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We had a room in the "back" of the property...walking trails directly outside of the door.”
 of 5 bubbles 92theresas, 2 Oct 2014 | Read review
“bring your own shampoo”
 of 5 bubbles qtblue2000, 16 Aug 2014 | Read review
“ask for a back room.We had the back corner room which was big and a good TV and air.Leave your wi fi device in the car and relax.”
 of 5 bubbles coneze, 19 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The motel is retro, not ultra modern but very clean. If wifi is important to you, say so to be sure you get a room with a strong signal.”
 of 5 bubbles petertripp, 13 May 2014 | Read review
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