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203 Duke St PO Box 2038, Tappahannock, VA 22560-2200 See on map
Free Wifi
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Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Essex Inn is an intriguing Bed and Breakfast. The Bed part is nice; an 1851 building with good wifi, comfortable beds and wood (though not period) furniture, and lots of amenities. The Breakfast is even better; tasty, well served, and different each day. All of...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Essex inn was beautiful, warm & welcoming. Sarah was friendly and helpful and a wonderful cook. We enjoyed the complimentary wine and snacks and the comfortable sitting rooms as well as a terrific porch. Breakfast was family style so made it easy to talk to...More

Thank Libby T
Response from Sarah M, General Manager at Essex InnResponded 5 weeks ago

Libby, Thank you so much for joining us! I can't wait to host you again! =) -Sarah

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This place left so much to be desired! Dirty hotel rooms all around (bugs and grime/dust all over) and nasty rooms if you’re not in the main house and an incredibly rude staff. I would not waste my money here- the Holiday Inn down the...More

Thank LizzieEmBee
Response from Jeremy G, Manager at Essex InnResponded 10 September 2018

Elizabeth, Again, I'm so sorry you felt that way. I had no one express any concerns over any cleanliness while you were staying here, and if they had, we would have graciously corrected any problem. I did however take a few photos and show some...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Our son and grandson stayed at the Inn for Easter. It was the first week with the new innkeeper, Sarah Moody, and the transition has been flawless. She is a warm, caring person with a great eye for detail. For previous guests who miss the...More

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Response from Jeremy G, Manager at Essex InnResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon! =) -Sarah

Reviewed 31 March 2018

We recently paid our second -- thoroughly enjoyable -- visit to the Essex Inn. It is easily reached from the DC area, and it gives visitors easy access to historical sites, wineries, and outdoor recreation. We look forward to future visits.

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Air Conditioning
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US$158 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$158 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"There are rooms in an exterior, unconnected annex, but we liked ours on the second floor of the main house."
2 weeks ago
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"See rooms online and select the one that fits you best. The old slave quarters building works for those..."
12 Nov 2017
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"The 4 large rooms in the Inn are all lovely. There is a detached building with more rooms &..."
16 Jul 2017
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"All are special"
1 May 2017
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