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SW Virginia
Reviewed 5 September 2016

So nice to see the continuous improvement being made to The Henry Clay. From the new rockers on the front porch to the guest room improvements, this is the place to stay when visiting downtown Ashland. Love having dinner at Ironhorse and watching the trains go by. Breakfast at The Henry Clay is fabulous! What a treat to have Eggs...

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henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

I think you found all of the things we love about Ashland and our location at the Center of the universe. Thank you for sharing your favorite breakfast and things to do during your visit. Come back soon!

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 23 August 2016

While the Henry Clay Inn is a work in progress, don't let that stop you from visiting -- it just keeps getting better! For example, when I arrived, they had just finished putting brand-new mattresses in every room, and were in the process of totally remodeling a couple of the rooms. (I loved mine just the way it was!) My...

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henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

So glad that you've noticed our improvements and we hope you'll return to enjoy one of the newly updated rooms, new rockers and seating on the porch. Thanks again for your visit and review.

Reviewed 5 August 2016

We just recently found out that the Henry Clay Inn was serving breakfast again. We stopped in and were pleasantly surprised. The staff greeted us on the way in, they had an excellent selection for breakfast at really decent prices, and the food was excellent. My wife had the omelet which came with breakfast potato's, and toast. I selected the...

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henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

Yum! You've mentioned my favorite things on our menu so we're thrilled that you enjoyed your breakfast during your visit. Hope you'll visit again. Our Winter hours will include brunch for everyone on Sunday and breakfast for overnight guests Monday-Saturday. Hope to see you soon!

Chase City, Virginia
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is about the newly opened restaurant at the HCI. It is open for breakfast, and on Saturday and Sunday, they serve brunch. What a fabulous brunch we had today! The Chesapeake Omelet is not to be missed - filled with crab meat and shrimp. Husband had the Challah French toast. There wasn't a morsel left. Prices were so reasonable...

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henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

We're thrilled you all came in to join us for brunch and grateful you took the time to review on TripAdvisor. Thanks for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future!

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Convenient location. Rooms are clean and nicely furnished. Upgrades ongoing. Breakfast available. Other restaurants within walking distance. Perfect for rail fans. Great for a couple of very relaxing days in a beautiful small college town.

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henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing The Henry Clay Inn(R) and for taking the time to review here on Trip Advisor. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you on the next trip this way!

Alexandria
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We recently stayed at the Henry Clay Inn for a night. It was our first time there. We had a great experience. The staff was so accommodating and friendly. The Inn is full of charm! We stayed in a classic queen room. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed including a mini refrigerator, ironing board and iron, tv...

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henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

Thanks again for staying with us, for taking time to review and we hope to see you this fall!

Richmond, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We just came by for breakfast, but what a lovely experience! The hotel no longer looks tired and worn. It has been restored to former elegance and cleanliness. We had an amazing breakfast, prepared quickly but perfectly. The waitress was personable and experienced. Kudos to the owner for turning this potential focal point of the town around.

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henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

So glad you had a chance to come up for breakfast Barbara, we hope to see a lot of "Richmonders" up our way. We really appreciate you taking the time to review and for sharing your comments. Come see us again soon!

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome. Beautiful boutique hotel located right in town. If you're a train buff this is the place for you. Bring the wife and kids and you won't regret it. A real full breakfast is included with your stay. The staff was awesome and very friendly. I will stay here again without a doubt.

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henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us Mike and taking the time to review. We very much appreciate your comments and look forward to that next visit! Paige

Wayne, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Can't say enough about our entire stay. Rented 2 room ad both were clean with appropriate amenities The staff was gracious and accommodating from check-in to check out. In fact, they provided great customer service even after our departure. Our son left his blazer and 2 dress shirts in the room. We were notified on our way home and the...

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henryclayinnkeeper, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Henry Clay Inn(R) and for taking the time to review. We value our guests opinions and appreciate your comments. Hope you get a chance to stay with us again soon and congrats on your daughters graduation! Paige

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Convenient to Amtrak, downtown Ashland, Randolph Macon College, and with adequate parking, the Henry Clay Inn, under new management is determined to remain open. The building, exterior and interior is clean and beautiful. Our room was fresh and nicely decorated but the mattress was harder than we are accustomed to. Both of us woke with mattress-induced back stiffness. A room...

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Paige L, Manager at The Henry Clay Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us Dave and thanks for the feedback! We are upgrading rooms, including the mattress', throughout the next few months so we hope you come back and see us and we'll make sure you get a "new" mattress. Thanks again from all of us here at The Henry Clay Inn(R)!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We offer 11 guest rooms and two suites all with the modern amenities you have come to expect including breakfast, free wireless internet, cable television, in-room refrigerators, ironing boards and hair driers......We have large front porch with balcony from second floor parlor. Guest rooms on the rear share a back porch. Our newly re-opened breakfast restaurant (open to inn guests only until further notice) is located on the first floor. We will soon offer porch seating on the screened in portion of the front porch, perfect in warmer weather. The inn overlooks Railroad Avenue and is directly behind the Ashland Visitors Center and Train Depot (Amtrak stops here) and across the tracks from Randolph Macon College. We also work with the local YMCA (5 minute drive/15 min walk), offering use of their facility for $5, just show them your key! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Henry Clay Inn

Address: 114 N Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005-1517
Region: United States > Virginia > Ashland
Price Range: €147 - €189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Henry Clay Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Back rooms keep the train noise down, and its noise did not bother me.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnA339, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose the "front" side if you want to be near the tracks; "back" side to be farthest from the tracks.”
 of 5 bubbles andyl382, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms away from the train tracks are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles R0bertN65, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room on the 2nd floor with a view of the train tracks.”
 of 5 bubbles DELAWHERE58, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the front if you want to watch the trains go by.”
 of 5 bubbles mayflower57, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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