The Inn at Little Washington

Middle and Main Sts | Washington, VA 22747  [SEE MAP]Washington, VA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

The Michelin-starred restaurant's food receives high praise from diners
Accommodations are not available on Tuesday
As one of the most decorated hotels in Virginia, The Inn at Little Washington has a lot to live up to. But by most traveler reports, The Inn exceeds expectations. This intimate Relais & Châteaux property receives continual praise for its romantic atmosphere, exceptional service and top-notch accommodations (some include imported furnishings from Europe, four-poster beds, wood-burning fireplaces, hand-painted tiles and private balconies, among other features). Previous visitors also rave about the The Inn's popular cuisine (served under the tutelage of the proprietor and head chef, Patrick O'Connell). There is one drawback, however: Staying at The Inn comes attached to a hefty price tag. Also, keep in mind that accommodations aren't available on Tuesdays. You'll have to save your pennies to enjoy all that this Blue Ridge Mountain-adjacent property provides. If you're invited into Relais & Châteaux's prestigious Club 5C, you're eligible for free perks by choosing to stay here.
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Location
Washington, VA
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 23 rooms
Primary View
City center, Mountain(s)
Style
Traditional, Opulent, Historic
Best For
Couples

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

Rankings

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Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards

Fodor's

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What began as a small-town eatery in 1978 has grown into a legend.

The Washington Post

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Thirty-eight years after his dreamy dining destination opened within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 'the Inn' still manages to coax sighs and smiles from repeat guests.

Condé Nast Traveler

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'From the minute you drive up, you are greeted like family' at this 'magical property' comprising buildings and cottages in a small village 67 miles west of Washington, D.C.

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 580 have reviewed the The Inn at Little Washington, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 580 reviews 4.5 (based on 580 reviews)

Guest Rooms

All of The Inn's guest rooms and suites were designed by London stage and set designer Joyce Evans. The epitome of an English country inn, The Inn at Little Washington features English antiques and accessories, as well as luxurious draperies and bedding. Accommodations range from guest rooms in The Main Inn and The Parsonage building to private cottages, including the Mayor's House (one of the oldest structures in town), the rustic Gamekeepers Cottage and the Claiborne House. In-room amenities for all guests include bathrobes, luxury bath products and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Guests also receive a welcome cocktail, continental breakfast, umbrellas and bicycle rentals.
  • Accommodations are not available on Tuesdays

Standard room size square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Inn at Little Washington is nestled in the historic town of Washington, Virginia. The town and seat of government for Rappahannock County was established in 1795, originally surveyed by George Washington himself. Filled with 18th-century buildings, the town is also home to art galleries, boutiques and theaters. The Inn incorporates numerous properties throughout the village, including The Shops in the Tavern building across the street, the Claiborne House, a cutting garden, a walking trail and a special event ballroom. To explore several of the nearby wineries and local historic attractions, you'll need a car.
  • Dulles International Airport is 55 miles northeast
  • Washington, D.C. sits 69 miles away
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

For more than two decades, The Inn at Little Washington has been an award-winning dining destination, as well as America's first property to receive Forbes Travel Guide’s five-star awards for both its hotel and its restaurant. The hotel's restaurant has also earned three Michelin Stars, the AAA Five Diamond Award and the James Beard Award. Chef Patrick O’Connell combines classic French techniques with fresh local ingredients and pairs his creations with wine from his 14,000-bottle cellar. For the ultimate dining experience, reserve one of the two chef's tables in the kitchen to watch O’Connell in action, or for chefs-to-be, splurge on the Stagiaire Program to apprentice with O’Connell for one or two days.
  • All room rates include daily breakfast, afternoon tea, tours of the kitchen and welcome cocktails at check-in
  • Dinner reservations guaranteed for all guests

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

Other than cribs in guest rooms and high chairs and a children's menu in the hotel's restaurant, there are no kids amenities offered at this property.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Business

    The Inn at Little Washington features a separate ballroom located across the street behind the Tavern Shops that can accommodate up to 22 guests for a boardroom meeting or up to 30 guests for a reception. The Ballroom is equipped with audiovisual services, including a 64-inch flat-screen television and DVD system concealed by a mirrored wall. The Claiborne House can also be used for small meetings or corporate retreats and features a private garden for receptions.
    • No business center available

    Number of meeting rooms2

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Wedding

    For intimate and elegant weddings, The Inn at Little Washington features a ballroom behind its Tavern Shops across the street from the main building. The historic room features hand-painted wallpaper and French doors that open onto a veranda. It can accommodate up to 30 guests for a cocktail reception or up to 22 people for a seated dinner. George Washington is reputed to have once danced the minuet in that same room. Several of The Inn's suites feature gardens that may be used for small ceremonies or receptions, and The Inn’s back lawn is also a popular venue. For a private family wedding, the Claiborne House features a two-story veranda overlooking a private garden, and it can accommodate up to 30 guests for a cocktail reception or up to 12 people for a seated dinner.
    • No wedding packages offered

    Maximum wedding guest capacity30

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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