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The Cardinal Inn

1005 E Main St, Luray, VA 22835-1621
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#6 of 10 hotels in Luray
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See why so many travellers make The Cardinal Inn their hotel of choice when visiting Luray. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Close to Luray Singing Tower (2.0 mi), a popular Luray landmark, The Cardinal Inn is a great destination for tourists.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom, and you can stay connected during your stay as Cardinal Inn By Silver Star Hotel offers guests free wifi.

For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in Luray, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Cardinal Inn By Silver Star Hotel, including Uncle Buck's Family Restaurant (0.9 mi), Gathering Grounds (0.9 mi), and Mok-N-She's (0.1 mi).

If you’re looking for something to do, Warehouse Art Gallery (1.0 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of The Cardinal Inn.

At The Cardinal Inn, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Luray.

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Tatum K wrote a review Oct 2023
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The hotel and rates were good for 2 adults and a child. Our room kinda smelled like cigarette smoke so you can tell they have issues with people smoking in the room, which doesn't make sense cause they provide a covered area outside with chairs and ashtrays. Other than that, everything was great. The workers were super friendly and even asked if we wanted a bigger room because of the child. One of the workers, can't remember his name, always asked if there was anything we needed every time we saw him and always gave us what we asked for. If I come back, I'd stay here.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Leslie C wrote a review Oct 2023
Ravenna, Ohio1312 contributions136 helpful votes
The inn is in a good location. The location is quiet. The room is clean and everything was in good working order. The room was large with ample drawer space and a closet with hangars. The shower had hot water and good water pressure. Parking is free.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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June L wrote a review Oct 2023
2 contributions5 helpful votes
Great old motel. Very well maintained, clean, friendly staff. Comfortable beds, felt safe well lit at night. Looking for fancy, not here, but great value. Great location for all that Luray and surrounding areas have to offer.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: If you want coffee pot just ask
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PROS * Good location close enough to Shenandoah National Park * Quite competitive pricing against various chain motels in the vicinity * Easy to find * Adequate room furniture * Tremendously and outstandingly comfortable gigantic big bed with many abundant pillows * Refrigerator and microwave * Parking at the door of the room * Big screen TV * Unlimited ice supply * Helpful friendly owner * Several gas stations with 24 hour convenience stores on premises with legalized gambling slot machines are open 24 hours a day and a walk of a minute or two * Fantastic discount rock-bottom prices supermarket is less than 5 minutes away and has the most beautiful friendly smiling and helpful staff CONS * The place is clearly retro vintage circa 1970s or earlier in its design and its furnishings * No coffee or tea or hot water stuff * Bathroom is from 1970 with individually wrapped little soap bars * The door has mechanical key with lock and bolt and hook * Lighting is inadequate- wall switches do not connect to overhead fixtures, but there are two lamps on the nighttables * The room is not cleaned every day * There is an envelope reminder to tip the cleaning person * Only way to contact the owner is through the booking website * The owner is not a native English speaker and it can be challenging to be understood and/or to understand "I VISITED THIS PLACE"... ... because it was the closest and best value and least cost for my hiking expeditions in Shenandoah National Park. I was quite content and happy and pleased with my stay there. The bed was fantastically comfortable!! WAS IT WORTH THE COST? Yes ADVICES If you are staying in lodging in Luray for any reason, then this is the best deal for you, considered from all the parameters, and that is based on my computer research before my visit as well as my personal experience.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Lower level
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Michael Y wrote a review Feb 2023
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Heading back from a North Carolina business trip, we planned a stop in Luray to visit the Luray Caverns (I have a separate review on this). A quick search landed a few reasonable options for our one-night stay. We chose the Cardinal – very reasonable at $75 + taxes, and in line with any of the national value brands. And we were not disappointed in our choice. The owner/manager ended up upgrading our room to a suite for the same rate we had booked at. The room was very clean, and while the décor may have been a bit dated was all in fine shape and, frankly, part of the charm of the space. The Cardinal is not far out of the downtown area (although not walking distance), and about 10 minutes from Luray Caverns which also makes it very convenient. I would definitely recommend the Cardinal for your stay in Luray! My standard hotel qualifier: I have stayed in many different hotels in Viet Nam, China, Indonesia, and India as well as France and Italy. On a level playing field, they have ranked from 5 star to -5 star. Some I would have liked to move into, and some I slept in my clothes on top of the covers. Sometimes you simply get what you pay for.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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GoPlaces06508912687 wrote a review Dec 2022
Swannanoa, North Carolina4 contributions
Loved this place and the 1950's atmosphere. If you are looking for a fancy, upscale place look elsewhere. This place has all the basics including a nice front porch with chairs. Clean, quiet and reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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billhauer wrote a review Oct 2022
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The rooms are dated, but don't let that deter you. They are well kept and immaculate. The price is very modest. And the owner /manager could not be any more accomodating. Stayed here on our journey south , and made a point of staying again on the return.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: coffee, food, and beer is a two minute walk away.
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Heffner2007 wrote a review Oct 2022
Augusta, Georgia81 contributions22 helpful votes
When you find tha last available motel room in any town you would simply be satisfied with what you get. However, room 109 at the Cardinal Inn in Luray, VA was a pleasant surprise. Oh, it's vintage 1970 or so and given that you would expect wear and tear but none was evident. The bathroom was spotless. The old tile floor cracks were clean and looked brand new! The bed was very comfortable and there was almost no noise from the other guests or nearby road. It was a pleasure to stay our two nights. The management was helpful and all our needs were met. Well done Cardinal Inn!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Whitney wrote a review Jul 2022
New Market, Virginia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Such a great, inn with old fashioned charm built in the 50s. Located very close to the Luray Caverns. Extremely clean room with fridge and microwave. Room and bathroom were a good size. The sheets felt better than home. Owner went out of his way to allow us check in late at night which was a super easy process. Owner had list of local restaurants to eat at. Highly recommend Jess’ Lunch Box which is to the right of the inn. We’ve stayed at several hotels in several states while traveling on this trip and this was the CLEANEST and most well maintained place we stayed. Can’t beat the price, cleanliness, and service.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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podrozniczka60 wrote a review Jul 2022
New Jersey14833 contributions4619 helpful votes
The motel was very overpriced. The descriptions misrepresented the actual state of affairs. We used Bookings to make our reservations and paid over 140 dollars! No breakfast! The accommodations were dated and not particularly clean! Minimal toiletries. The bed was ok.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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PRICE RANGE
RM 393 - RM 427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cardinal inn by silver star hotel luray, cardinal hotel luray, cardinal hotel by silver star
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Best Value Inn-Luray Caverns
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cardinal Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Cardinal Inn?
Nearby attractions include Skyline Drive (7.1 km), Luray Caverns (3.8 km), and The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum (3.7 km).
Which room amenities are available at The Cardinal Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
Is parking available at The Cardinal Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cardinal Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Triple Crown BBQ, West Main Market, and Gathering Grounds Patisserie & Cafe.
Is The Cardinal Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.