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Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is the closest hotel to the wildlife refuge. Bikes available next door. Continental breakfast, yum! Loved the first floor pool side :) Chincoteague ponies onsite are attractive to children and help promote the history of the Island.

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the stellar review! We are glad you enjoyed your time at our inn and hope to see you again soon.

Beijing, China
Reviewed 26 August 2015

You can really get away from it here. Despite the odd sounding name (which almost put us off booking) this hotel was peaceful. The woodland area is stunning on a sunny day and you can see lots of wildlife including ponies. There is a bike shop that you can rent a bike from. The hot tub and pool area was...

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again someday.

Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Staff extremely polite & very accommodating. The location was excellent for the beach & viewing the wild ponies! A great selection of different types of food & our favorite. ice cream at the island creamery.. Many boat charters for a cruise around the island and wildlife. We also enjoyed the many hiking paths and going up in the Chincoteague lighthouse

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We are glad you enjoyed your time here on Chincoteague and we hope to see you again soon.

Portsmouth
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Family - owned, clean, beautiful, warm and inviting. Very accommodating to all needs. The rooms are gorgeous and the location is smack in the middle of the local favorites to eat and shop. Will definitely return to stay at Refuge Inn.

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your time here on Chincoteague and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Cheshire UK
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We really enjoyed our 2 nights at the Refuge Inn. Our room was beautifully decorated in an elegant style included a lazyboy chair. The bathroom was immaculately clean with nice toiletries. A balcony with 2 chairs completed the accommodation. We were on the second floor, the rooms on the lower level get a bit of garden too. Ideally located for...

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are glad you enjoyed your time here on Chincoteague and we hope to see you and your family again.

Burke, Virginia
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Sweet place to stay that feels more like a bed and breakfast than a hotel. The people at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. I can't think of anything I would change, except to lengthen my stay!

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the stellar review! We are glad you enjoyed yourself and we would love to see you again soon!

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 August 2015

My wife and I discovered this gem of a place a few years back. It's the best and happens to be the closest hotel to the beach - Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. They have a large bike rental facility, and biking to the beach takes only a few minutes. Clean, friendly staff, great service and incredible value.

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! We're glad you found us and hope you'll return for many years to come.

Kingsport, Tennessee
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The Refuge Inn was a very nice place to stay! Beautifully appointed and it was everything and more according to the amenities listed on their web site.The staff was friendly, extremely helpful and very courteous to us during our stay. In fact, we originally booked 2 nights, then added another night and then added two more. Each time we requested...

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the stellar review! We are glad you enjoyed your time here on Chincoteague and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

My family has been staying at the Refuge Inn every summer for the past five years. The stay has always been excellent, with consistently great service. It's also one of the closest hotels to the refuge and beach. All stays include breakfast, which is also great. A good value for the price.

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the five-star review! We are glad you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again in 2016.

Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We stayed here just for two evenings - but was our third time. Staff always friendly and te rooms, grounds, breakfast area clean & well maintained. We make this a yearly trip - you should too!! Wonderful view of the bay.

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Thanks for the awesome review!!! We are glad you enjoyed your trip to Chincoteague this year and we look forward to seeing you again in 2016!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Exceed your expectations in this family owned inn where no detail is overlooked. The Refuge Inn is located within walking distance of the wildlife refuge and minutes from our beautiful undeveloped beach. Amenities include Continental Breakfast, Wireless Internet, Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Room, Bicycle & Beach Gear Rentals, Conference Room and Gift Shop. A Treasure of a place, Family Owned and Proudly Operated. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Refuge Inn

Address: 7058 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 (Formerly Refuge Motor Inn)
Region: United States > Virginia > Chincoteague Island
Price Range: €89 - €193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Refuge Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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Also Known As:
Refuge Hotel Chincoteague Island
Refuge Chincoteague Island
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“We wished we had a room further down so as to not also see McDonalds. Ask for one furthest away from office looking toward the lighthouse.”
 of 5 bubbles 252joyp, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The sound side has a great view from the second floor. The back side faces the woods for quiet. You can't go wrong either way.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeS-York, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I love the rooms facing the pine trees”
 of 5 bubbles GardenGnome2, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor at the parking lot may contend with car noise and/or headlights.”
 of 5 bubbles gregorydicesare, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor has less noise, pool side is quieter. First floor parking lot side best to avoid stairs and easy access to room.”
 of 5 bubbles rgnjflars, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
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