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The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast

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Manchester, NH, USA
Reviewed 7 April 2011

The Dinsmore House is really lovely - well maintained, comfortable and friendly. It is right across from the Rotunda / UVA Medical Center and close to the historic downtown areas. Despite the house facing a rather busy street, the rooms were quiet - a bit bright with some nearby parking lot lights at night - but otherwise lovely. The food...

Thank DMCManchester
Hampton Roads
Reviewed 19 March 2011

My husband and I have never stayed at a B&B and after MUCH research we chose the Dinsmore. Wow, what an amazing experience! We stayed in the Monroe room which was on the second floor and very comfortable (with big closet). PROS: The owners/staff....family feel, friendliness, amazing food (must try the pecan crusted French toast-delicious), comfortable bed, window A/C, very...

1Thank mbates86
New York, NY
Reviewed 10 March 2011

We really liked the history of this B&B, the location right next to the heart of the UVA campus, and the helpful staff. We stayed for two nights. Upon arrival, we parked in the Courtyard by Marriott's parking garage, where the B&B has some spots. Check-in was smooth. Our room was small but nicely decorated, with a flat-screen tv (there...

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2011

Dinsmore house inn from the website and in the flesh looks a lovely historic inn. We had just finished driving the blue ridge parkway so were keen to settle in then see the 'town from the Waltons'! Our room was lovely but I was slightly put off by the fact you had to get to your room by walking out...

1Thank mikkyfab1
DINSMOREHOUSE, Owner at The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

The guest claims that they had no idea they were entering the innkeepers private quarters. There is a sign on the door that he entered that reads "PRIVATE" and another that reads "STAFF ONLY." Our innkeepers respect the privacy of our guests and expect the same in return. The guest was not lambasted or told off by the innkeeper. He...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 January 2011

We were very impressed with Dinsmore Inn. We hadn't realized that the same builder who made Monticello also constructed the Dinsmore and how ancient that hotel is. We were upgraded to a more luxurious room at no extra cost and told this is their standard procedure if such a room is available. We didn't even ask. We were also pleasantly...

Thank astronerd
Oakton, Virginia
Reviewed 5 January 2011

If you plan on having a wedding at the UVA chapel, book the entire Inn! We loved every thing about the Inn, from the spacious, comfortable clean rooms, to the wonderful breakfasts, location, and friendly, accommodating staff. We were able to customize our breakfast choices, times, and even have other guests (for a small fee) come to the Inn and...

Thank oaktonmom1957
Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 26 November 2010

We stayed at the Dinsmore House for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The owners and staff bent over backwards to accommodate us and the other guests. The breakfast was delicious! (Afternoon tea and cookies yummy, too!) They have a library of movies and board games. Parking was easy and came without an extra charge. The staff purchased discounted...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 19 October 2010

The only thing good I can say about the Dinsmore is that the beds are comfortable. Our experience was terrible! We had rented the entire B&B for the weekend. There is no one to help with bags, our 1st evening the staff left ½ carafe of weak lemonade & 8 glasses for the entire house of guests, then left. The...

4Thank missyharmany
Waterville, Ohio
Reviewed 13 October 2010

Awesome service by entire staff, including inn keeper himself! Afternoon cheese, crackers, fruit, and lemonade or wine available everyday. Very helpful with restaurant choices and locations. Our room was enormous and full of wonderful antiques and wonderfully comfortable king four poster bed. On a busy streeet with lots of traffic, but it quiets down later in the evening. Free trolley...

Thank psoh4
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 October 2010

My wife and I stayed 10/03/10. This was our second stay there. The Dinsmore is in the heart of the city. It is within walking distance to the College, and many restaurants, and bars. I was afraid that the traffic outside might be too loud, but the houses thick walls insulate well from the street noise. We stayed in the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Dinsmore House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1211 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2823
Region: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Price Range: $173 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Maybe one that is not facing the street”
DebbyS738, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try the back side. May be quieter.”
DennisR848, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not sure if you can know without booking it.”
Mkoz, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Look at the room photos to get a sense of style and location.”
W0lfpackm0m, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Jefferson room, which was a very comfortable suite.”
sabemills, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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