The Virginian Hotel does not disappoint — we spent a luxurious few days there while we explored Lynchburg, discovering all the wonderful things to see and do there!
When it opened in 1913, the hotel was Lynchburg’s premier grand downtown hotel. Built in the glamorous Beaux Arts style, no detail was missed.
Throughout the years, the hotel hosted numerous public and private events, with personalities such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan (while he was still an actor) visiting.
Unfortunately, the hotel struggled in the 1960s and the building was purchased by Lynchburg Baptist College in 1973 as a dormitory. Further indignities were instore for this magnificent building: the formerly elegant first floor spaces were inelegantly boarded up and used as storage, while the the upper floors were renovated for low-income housing.
But eventually the tides turned again for this historic building, and Hilton purchased the property, renovated the building and it re-opened again as The Virginian Hotel in spring 2018.
The renovation they did on this historic hotel is incredible. The hotel is stunning.
The rooms are spacious and elegantly detailed, open and airy with tall ceilings.
Even the bathroom was pretty, with a shower with a rainfall shower head. The bedroom had soft fluffy linens that you just sink into. Literally nothing was missed in the comfort of this room.
When you’re there, make sure you stop by the adorable Marigold Cafe, a casual breakfast and lunch “grab & go” that also offers cozy tables where you may enjoy your delicious coffee and pastry before heading out to explore the town. The Marigold features convenient street level access as well as large historic windows that fill the space with natural light.
Make sure you find time to visit the rooftop restaurant and bar, the Skyline Grill — Lynchburg’s only rooftop restaurant — you can take in the views while enjoying appetizers and drinks, or even a light dinner.
Getting there: 712 Church St, Lynchburg, VA
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