Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
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Historical Traveler Reviews Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center Staunton
Great place to stay
My family stayed there a night on our way to SC. It is a great hotel that is really clean. We were all impressed with the lobby and room. I was surprised it wasn't more crowded but it is a couple minutes off the interstate so it probably gets less "drive thru" traffic. The parking garage was attached and well lit. The hotel is not geared to young children but since we had the indoor pool to ourselves we didn't have to worry about how much noise they made. The workout room was clean, had a t.v., and faced the pool. The only complaint was that our breakfast for 4 cost about 55$ including tip. Considering we only paid 122$ to stay there it seemed high. The town has some quaint shops and a place to watch glass being blown for free called Sunspots. We will stay there again when we head south.
By far the best stay of our road trip
A beautifully restored historic building in the heart of downtown Staunton. Short walking distance to everything in town, including the Mill Street Grill, rated one of best in the entire region. Rooms are nicely appointed without being overly extravagant. All furnishings are brand new and the bed was very comfortable. Service was friendly and helpful.
My girlfriend and i were on a road trip back from South Carolina, driving through the Shenandoah region along Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. Staunton is conveniently located in the valley between the two drives, perfect for hitting up the various natural attractions in the area. We loved the Stonewall Jackson and only wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended, we're looking forward to going back soon.
My husband and I just enjoyed a weekend stay at this lovely hotel. It was centrally located so we did not have to move our car except to sightsee out of town. There are many wonderful shops and eating establishments within easy walking distance. The room was very clean and the staff was very helpful whenever we had a question. We hardly had to start asking,when it would almost immediately be answered. It was like the staff had a sixth sense about all our needs.We certainly would stay here again. The only complaint we had, is that we could not stay longer.
Good and not-so-good
First off, a thank-you to the visionaries who had the foresight and wisdom to save an awesome old building in the heart of downtown Staunton. However, perhaps it's my obsessive nature, but I saw somethings I didn't like.
The front desk was remodeled, not restored. This is a grand old Dame of a building and black granite countertops are out of place in a 1920s building. That's not a material that would have been used in that era. Using such an anachronistic building material there (and several other places) is my number one complaint. The light fixtures in many of the common areas were also modern.
There's restoration and then there's remodeling and while the fine owners of the Stonewall Jackson did save and restore many of the historic features of the building, there was too much "REMODELING" done for my tastes. Further, when I asked at the desk for a history of the building, I was given a non-descript brochure that had almost no history about the building at all, but simply spoke of the conference center, amenities, etc.
Yes, it's a beautiful hotel and well-managed and has an attached parking garage. But, this is a historic structure and I wish its restoration had focused more on its unique architectural history and less on "clean and new and shiny."
author, The Houses That Sears Built
Again a majestic hotel!
I remembered the hotel from my years as a student at Staunton Military Academy. It was the premier hotel then and is even moreso today. The rooms are comfortable. The service is outstanding, The lobby and ballroom are stunning. I have arranged to hold our 2006 school reunion at the hotel.
This hotel was beautiful, stately, and clean. It truly is located in a terrifc part of town. We booked the all inclusive package which entitled us to dinner, breakfast the next morning and two tickets to the Blackfriars Theatre next door. Don't miss the Blackfriars. It is a spectacular experience and is literally a perfect recreation of Shakespeare's original. With regard to the hotel, the restaurant could have been a bit better. Hot food was lukewarm, mainly due to the use of hotplates and Sternos to keep things warm. The clam chowder was quite good but could have been much hotter. The breakfast buffet was more like what you'd get at a Hampton Inn, not a luxury hotel. The only fresh item was a made-to-order omelet. Everything else looked like packaged food. The kitchen staff also did not replentish things fast enough, such as the bacon tray. Bagels were something that looked like they came from a supermarket. We had expected something a bit more elegant.
I had the great pleasure of staying at the newly renovated Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center. This hotel is simply wonderful and beats out all of the previous hotels I have ever stayed at in the Staunton area. The lounge Sorrel's is very nice and comfortable, 24 Market (the restaurant)is simply and tastefully done and the breakfast buffet was very good. Front desk AM and PM were upbeat and friendly. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!
The hotel is gorgeous and clean and sparkling. Of course probably because it reopened only three weeks ago. Only problem was the room to which we were assigned , when we opened the door the beds were unmade and the room had obviously not been prepared for our arrival. A bit frustrating after a long road trip, but the staff was very apologetic and quickly reassigned us to a different and actually much more spacious room. Apparently they had two cleaning staff out sick that day or something. We did not dine there because we are vegan and there was nothing there for us, so we ate around the corner at cranberry's which has a limited vegan menu and also at baja something mexican restaurant which also had some vegan stuff. We loved this hotel and would recommend it.
Very Nice, need to work out some kinks.
Our favorite thing about this hotel was its location. You can walk to everything in downtown Staunton. Coffee, breakfast, dinner, shopping, theater. We had a pet room with a King bed and while all the furniture was very nice, it was just too small. You just had enough room to walk around the bed between the other furniture. The bathroom however, was spacious and comfortable. I really appreciated being able to have my small dog there. The lobby and lounge areas are also very nice and comfortable. We did not try the restaurant because there are several very good ones withing walking distance and this one was so new.
Long awaited stay in restored hotel!
I had the pleasure of staying in the newly reopened, restored and expanded Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, VA. The original part of the hotel has been completely updated and all the modern conveniences have been added like high-speed internet service and there is now a fabulous healthclub and indoor pool. Great location, very friendly staff and excellent food. Definitely give it a try! I'm already planning a return visit when I can get tickets to enjoy the Blackfriars Theatre next door!
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