The Martha Washington Inn & Spa

150 W Main St | Abingdon, VA 24210  [SEE MAP]Abingdon, VA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Past diners enjoyed Sister's American Grill's food
Hotel's room rates are pricey

This storied property has served as a private home, a finishing school, a hospital for those wounded in the Civil War and even as a women's college. Now, The Martha Washington Inn & Spa is an extravagant retreat in Abingdon, Virginia, near the Virginia-Tennessee state line. And recent guests describe it as elegant enough to pull off its pricey rates. Each of the spacious guest rooms and suites here features slightly different decor, though they all contain luxe bed linens and flat-screen TVs (along with Wi-Fi access, newspaper delivery, morning coffee, valet parking and use of the hotel's bicycles for a resort fee of $16 per night). Recent guests particularly appreciated extra touches like high-end bath products and complimentary breakfasts; however, some said the hotel could benefit from offering a few more luxurious amenities. That said, visitors agree that the property makes up for this with its exceptional service. Guests also recommend trying the entrees offered at the on-site eatery, Sister's American Grill. 

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Location
Abingdon, VA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 63 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Mountain(s)
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Couples

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Constructed as a private house in 1832, turned into a college dormitory in 1860, and then used as a field hospital during the Civil War, the Martha Washington finally became an inn in 1935. Across from the Barter Theatre, the inn has rooms furnished with Victorian antiques; some have fireplaces and all have flat-screens and even the odd touch of phones in the bathroom.

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In a pre-Civil War mansion that later served as a women's college, this moderately upscale restaurant [Sister's American Grill] serves fine cuisine with elements of Southern tradition.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 646 have reviewed the The Martha Washington Inn & Spa, 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 646 reviews 4.5 (based on 646 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Opened as a hotel in 1935, The Martha Washington Inn & Spa has hosted presidents Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter and first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt and Lady Bird Johnson. Each guest room is uniquely decorated in a colonial style with antiques and period reproductions. In-room amenities include coffee and tea makers, bottled water, flat-screen TVs and more.
  • Daily resort fee of $16 covers Wi-Fi access, a nightly glass of port wine, newspapers and daily continental breakfast

Standard room size square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in Abingdon, Virginia, 16 miles from the Virginia-Tennessee border, The Martha Washington Inn & Spa was built in 1832 as a private home. The original living room serves as the lobby and features a period staircase and 19th-century parlors. The Inn is on Main Street, within walking distance of the Arts Depot and several restaurants and boutiques. The historic Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia, is across the street, and the Virginia Creeper Trail, open to cyclists, hikers and horses, can be accessed directly behind the property.
  • Electric car charging station
  • Daily resort fee covers use of resort's bikes and valet parking
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Sister's American Grill is the signature restaurant at The Martha Washington Inn & Spa, serving classic American comfort dishes. Sister's also has a bar and lounge area with TVs, plus a courtyard for alfresco dining.
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Room service available daily from 7:30 to 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 9 p.m.

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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

Pool

The heated indoor saltwater pool is enclosed in a glass atrium. Guests can also relax in the outdoor, multilevel Jacuzzi, which is located next to the pool. The pool and Jacuzzi are both open year-round.
  • Daily resort fee covers pool and Jacuzzi access
  • Fire pit by Jacuzzi
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The spa at The Martha Washington Inn & Spa offers a variety of massage therapies, facials and body treatments, and its full-service salon provides waxing, hair services and nail care, as well as beauty treatments like teeth whitening. The spa also offers a couples suite with two hydrotherapy tubs, a fireplace, a private shower and a massage area.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    The Martha Washington Inn & Spa offers a family-friendly suite that features a king-sized bed in the parents' room and two double beds in the adjoining space. From April through November, the hotel's miniature golf course is open for family fun, and kids younger than 12 dine for free at the hotel's restaurant.
    • Children's menu
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    The fitness center at The Martha Washington Inn & Spa is enclosed in a glass atrium and features cardiovascular and weight-training machines, as well as a variety of exercise accessories. The hotel also has tennis courts with loaner racquets and balls.
    • Daily resort fee covers use of tennis courts, as well as hotel's bicycles and fitness center access
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles (free)
    • Tennis (free)
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    The Martha Washington Inn & Spa features five dedicated event venues, including the ballroom with space for up to 200 guests. Other facilities include a parlor, a boardroom, a backstage room and an outdoor gazebo. Meeting rooms come equipped with high-speed internet access, surround sound capabilities and audiovisual equipment.
    • Boardroom offers seating for up to 10 attendees
    • Golf outings at the Virginian Golf Club for a fee
    • Computer stations

    Number of meeting rooms4

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

    Wedding

    The Martha Washington Inn & Spa features a wedding gazebo for outdoor ceremonies, a ballroom and a parlor. The ballroom is able to hold up to 200 people for a reception. The popular wedding gazebo is only able to host ceremonies.
    • On-site spa offers bridal services
    • Catering

    Maximum wedding guest capacity200

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

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