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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Clifton Inn is, by far, my favorite getaway spot. This was my seventh visit here and it certainly won't be my last. Beautiful grounds, gorgeous rooms & stellar service are just a few of the things that keep me coming back. Thanks again to everyone at The Clifton for your gracious hospitality.

Thank Connie B
Springfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Clifton inn and had a very enjoyable stay. The room in the main building was spacious and comfortable, the staff was helpful and the grounds are lovely. You should take a walk around the lake. A tasty continental breakfast is included but there is an a la carte menu for those...

Thank jldaw54
New York City
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expect for the front desk staff, we can't find anything to recommend the Clifton Inn. We stayed in the main house in a room with a king bed. The bathroom was spacious and featured a claw foot tub. It was delightful except for the fact that access was down a flight of stairs! Not very much fun if you need...

Thank Janet A
Francois B, General Manager at Clifton Inn, responded to this review

Janet, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay. I'm so sorry you didn't like one of Clifton's original room in our main historic building. Our guest services manager would have been happy to move you to a different room without a stair case going down to the bathroom. We are most sincere...

Piermont, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic!! You can't beat the beautiful setting!! The afternoon tea served outside or inside was enjoyable. The coffee & breakfast were delightful, too. The great service only adds to the Inn's charm. The claw foot bathtub, complimentary Madeira wine and the wood planked floors was like stepping back in time. The jet shower with great pressure and comfortable bed...

Thank summerlovin56
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We just enjoyed a fantastic, hugely relaxing night at the Clifton Inn. I booked about an hour before pitching up and got lucky with a large room - the shower alone was worth the cost of the room. Very warm welcome. Roaring fires. Beautiful decorations. Great restaurant - we asked to sit in the kitchen at the 'chef's table'. Overall,...

2Thank Rob T
Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 7 December 2016

My family recently spent some time at the Clifton Inn and we were completely impressed. Everyone from the GM to the room maids were outstanding. The food was 5 star as was all of the service from arrival to departure. A true hidden gem. A side story. My 10 year old came down from the room with me to read...

3Thank hoteltravelerin2016
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We spent one night at the charming inn and can highly recommend it. The room was spacious as was the bath and I enjoyed siping a little Madeira after dinner! The food was excellent and served on such a pretty terrace . Coffee has never tasted better and I asked what kind they used so I could duplicate. You will...

1Thank Mary Y
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Tucked just a short drive outside of down town, the Clifton Inn is a true Gem. Between the local winery's and the well landscaped secluded grounds of the inn, the setting is picture perfect. I want to get married again just so I can have a grand party in their gardens. The back drop is magazine ready. Our room was...

Thank Gad23
San Diego, California
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I had a beautiful stay. The concierge at check in was welcoming and took me to my room, the Keswick suite. She also helped me arrange dinner plans since the restaurant was closed when I stopped by. The room was well appointed, with a comfortable bed and an excellent bathtub. A decanter of Madeira was also provided-well-played, Clifton Inn, well-played....

Thank BeccaMarieSD
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and 7mo and I stayed here. We're glad we did, it's a quiet area with beautiful peaceful grounds but still close to town. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, the food was great, they had a nice bar at the main farmhouse too. The rooms had some extra touches that we weren't expecting that made it even...

Thank Josh S

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The internationally renowned Clifton Inn, named the "Best Hotel in Charlottesville," and one of USA Today''s "10 best Southern fine dining restaurants" boasts 17 stunning guest suites and five unique dining venues. Relax by the fireplace with a speciality cocktail, escape to the wine cellar for a private dining experience, or enjoy casual a la carte dining on the veranda. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills just 7 miles east of downtown, the dramatic infinity edge pool, miles of walking trails, and lake front views make Clifton the most desired hotel, dining, and special event choice in Charlottesville. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clifton Inn

Address: 1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627
Region: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Price Range: RM895 - RM1,736 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clifton Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Clifton Hotel Charlottesville
Country Inn Charlottesville
Charlottesville Country Inn
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Charlottesville
#9 Romantic Hotel in Charlottesville
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“All of the rooms are different (antiques in each room). The website does a good job describing the different types of rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles hoteltravelerin2016, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room number 1 was at the top of the stairs and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles rogerwhite, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Separate suites in stable area couldn't be more charming. Did not see rooms in main house, but understand they are lovely, as well.”
 of 5 bubbles 3lucia, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are unique, several old claw foot tub/showers..Call for room detail. The Blue Ridge Suite w/deck would be my choice next time.”
  • Martha Washington bathroom
 of 5 bubbles luvs2fly246, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in Room 2 in the main house, which is large with a fireplace, located above the main floor parlor with a huge bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles Grand_A_Foodie, 23 May 2016 | Read review
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