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Essex Inn

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Four rooms and four suites all with en suite bathrooms, luxurious amenities and Wi-Fi. All have working fireplaces, cable TV, air conditioning, hair dryers, irons, luxurious linens and plenty of oversized soft towels. Guests have access to a refrigerator and microwave, a screened-in porch and a private brick courtyard for outdoor relaxation and smoking. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. A full, three-course breakfast is included along with afternoon snacks, wine and beer.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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All reviews the main house b bs the river butler's pantry breakfast was delicious northern neck gas fireplace bed and breakfast wonderful hosts glass of wine other guests home away from home we loved our stay middle peninsula elegant home historical sites icing on the cake
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a usual review of the Essex Inn. We work at the hospital in town and have had our holiday party at the there for two years in a row. This year was the best. The new owner, Jeff Cummins, was our host and chef....More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank StracJack
Response from Sarah M, General Manager at Essex InnResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for joining us again Dr. Chiles! We absolutely can not wait to pursue future business with you! Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday!

Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of stay: November 2018
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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

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Libby T
Response from Sarah M, General Manager at Essex InnResponded 15 October 2018

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

Date of stay: September 2018
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

Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from Jeremy G, Manager at Essex InnResponded 10 September 2018

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

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"There are rooms in an exterior, unconnected annex, but we liked ours on the second floor of the main house."
4 Nov 2018
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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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US$158 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesVirginiaTappahannock
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