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Almost exactly half way down America’s East Coast between Maine and Florida, Virginia has been right at the heart of the nation’s story since the very earliest days of European settlement. No wonder then, that the Commonwealth of Virginia (as it is formally known) presents so many great historical threads for visitors to explore, and provides so many compelling attractions. Birthplace of eight US presidents, several of whose estates are beautifully presented for the modern tourist, Virginia has good claims to being the ultimate must-see state for anyone who wants to understand what makes the US tick. And our pick of the best places to stay in Virginia are all well placed to help you explore this fascinating state.
And if you’re not interested in history, well, the geography is kind of compelling too. From the mighty Appalachian mountains in the West to Chesapeake Bay in the East, Virginia’s eight million population inhabits a fabulously rich and varied landscape, whose seasonal changes are legendarily beautiful. Some of the most beautiful parts in the foothills of the Appalachians particularly, are the home of Virginia’s burgeoning wine industry, which has been praised by experts as one of the most impressive up and coming wine regions of the New World.
In the 1970s the state tourism authority coined the famous slogan to entice more visitors here “Virginia is for lovers”, now seen by Madison Avenue opinion-formers as one of the pioneering marketing campaigns. But of course, even a great slogan won’t sell an indifferent product, and Virginia is anything but that. From colonial Williamsburg in the East to the stunning displays to be seen in the Shenandoah Valley from the Skyline Drive Scenic Highway in the West, this is a state of inexhaustible riches, which yields up its glories only on repeated visits.
So here’s our selection of the best places to stay in Virginia, a state that combines the best of all worlds, northern and southern, urban and rural, traditional and super-modern.
Nothing here that fits the bill? Browse through our list of the best places to stay in Virginia, expand your search to include our recommendations in Washington DC, or contact a friendly guru for advice.
Williamsburg (310 S England St, Williamsburg, VA 23185)
1939 Williamsburg Lodge opened its doors and maintains the blue tiled floors, folk art and home-away-from-home atmosphere. Large, classically decorated rooms offer a respite from a day exploring the local history. From old-world taverns to modern restaurants, one is spoiled for choice. Spa days too!
Alexandria, Virginia (Virginia)
This modern hotel is part of the Kimpton group known for their 5* hospitality. Large rooms exude comfort with all mod-cons and tiled bathrooms. BRABO Restaurant is a local hangout with contemporary cuisine and a buzzy bar. Business facilities, a spa with a range of treatments to relax and kick back.
An enchanting redbrick B&B in the historic town of Williamsburg. Traditional rooms with wooden beds, artisan lace and bay windows overlooking the charming ramshackle gardens. Intimate, cosy and inviting.
Quirky but comfortable boutique hotel in backwoods Virginia. This sympathetically converted former shoe factory is filled with exposed beams and brick. Large rooms have high ceilings, big windows and are filled with retro pieces. There are two restaurants, a gym and a friendly hotel dog on site.
Williamsburg (136 Francis Street East)
Neoclassical southern estate welcomes guests with pediments and arches, fireplace and high ceilings. Large, classically decorated rooms overlook the golf course, pool and Williamsburg. Regency Room serves award-winning dishes accompanied by fine wines. Relax at the spa or explore the local history.
This unique and charming Inn perfectly ties together Victorian elegance with modern comforts. Complete with old school wrap around porch, rocking chairs, fourposter beds and homely fireplaces. Perfect for vineyard hopping, antique shopping, trekking or golfing. A home away from home.
Louisa County, Virginia
Escape the bustle of modern life at this authentic 18th century plantation hideaway. Original antique furnishings, bedroom fireplaces, mouthwatering cuisine and impeccable service give this property it's old world charm. A perfect getaway in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Warm Springs, Virginia
Heart of George Washington National Forest - dense trees, lakes & ancient mineral springs. Converted mill home with classically decorated rooms and complimentary breakfast to start the day. Waterwheel Restaurant offers a seasonal menu. Relax by the pool, head to the spa or see nature at its finest.
Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia
Warner Hall Plantation built in 1642 welcomes guests with true southern hospitality. An elegant drawing room, wrap around river view porch & classically restored rooms ensure your every comfort. Fabulous views over the lake and Severn River. A three course breakfast starts the day just right!
An 1832 private residence turned luxury stay for Presidents and all. Dutch-baroque grandfather clock and grand staircase give a warm welcome, along with the plush and elegant rooms. Grab a meal at 'Sister's' all-American grill in the courtyard, explore the local haunts or relax at the spa.
Old world charm meets modern comfort and service at this luxury boutique hotel. Enjoy the unique charm of Old Alexandria Town, while only minutes from downtown Washington DC. The perfect destination to mix business and leisure.
A chic and stylish hotel, in Richmonds quirky artist district sets a lively tone. Unique art adorns the walls of the beautifully restored and crafted rooms. This landmark property boasts an art gallery, boutique shop, gym, restaurant and an open-air rooftop bar with incredible city views. Charming.
Romance can be found in this 265-acre Inn with French and British 18th country decor. Classic style rooms are the perfect place to rest your head after a day of exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Farm-to-Fork ethos is adopted for all dishes and adds to the fine dining experience.
The American flag welcomes guests to this boutique townhouse resting in Virginia's wine country in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Four-poster beds make up the classic style rooms complete with fireplace. Award-winning wine list compliments the imaginative and ever-changing menu.