4.4 on April 08, 2016
This is a beautiful and quaint bed and breakfast! The staff are most friendly, courteous and very helpful! If you want to visit Old Fredericksburg for the weekend, the Olde Silk Mill Inn is the place to stay!
4.4 on November 25, 2014
Soft comfy beds. Lovely furniture. The staff is friendly and helpful. Loved my stay. It is centrally located.
5 on October 11, 2014
my wife and I try to visit Fredericksburg, annually, and we always try to stay at the Old Silk Mill. We enjoy it every time.
3.0 on September 02, 2014
The Inn At the Olde Silk Mill is a very welcoming place to stay. The common areas are very nicely decorated and there a several different common areas to gather with other travelers in your party. The day person at the front desk was much more informative and welcoming than the evening staff person. The continental breakfast is adequate eating and running and situated in a nice common dining room...we chose not to eat the breakfast as we were looking for a nice brunch dining experience which we found in town. Although our room was nicely decourated there was an odd smell to it (sort of like a rancid oil smell that we also noticed at the restaurant down the street which makes us wonder if there is not something located in that part of town that has a smell that permeates that area) ...when I requested a different room even though there were plenty of empty rooms the evening person did not seem equipped to make it happen.
4.0 on February 17, 2012
The only problem we encountered is waiting for the hot water. We realize this is an old inn and the pipes are very old. Other than that, the stay was very pleasent and the town is very interesting and historical. We will definetily consider staying there again.
4.6 on January 02, 2012
a big thank you to ed and his staff. we spent new years eve there and attended the dance in the mill and had a great time. the band was great, a good choice ed. everyone went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. the best kept secret in fredricksburg. if you are looking for a comfortable place, clean, and friendly staff, this is the place. yes it's been there a while, but the inside is beautiful and what they have done with the old mill is unbelievable. great new years eve party, beyond our expectations. we will return for more events and stays. again ed and staff, thank you all so much for a great time and stay..you are the best. steve snead charlottesville, va.
2.8 on November 28, 2011
A charming B&B it isn't, but it's an OK place to stay. Be aware that bedandbreakfast.com charges a hefty commission vs what the B&B charges.
There is a commission rate paid to BedandBreakfast.com when a reservation is made through their website. I did over hear from the front desk staff that this guest was a little disgrunted about the rate he paid was slightly higher then what he found on our website. I do wish I would of had the opportunity to discuss this matter and perhaps offer a discount. The bed and breakfast website is a very convenient, relialbe site. However, if the guest is not satisfied with the agreed upon rate at reservation time or check in, then would be a good time to dispute. I understand that feeling like you have been overcharged does not set you up for a positive visit. You are welcome to return and inquire about our AAA, Military, repeat customer and other discounts.
3.8 on November 21, 2011
The pictures make all the rooms look a big bigger than they really are. I wasn't dissatsified but just expected a bigger room. It was a nice, clean, and comfortable room that we love. Everyone was very nice and accomodating (sp?). We had a great time and will definintely being going back.
4.2 on June 16, 2011
My husband and I recently stayed at the inn and were delighted with our experience. This was our first time at a 'bed and breakfast' type of lodging and we weren't sure quite what to expect. Anna was a lovely hostess and very knowledgeable about the area. Nancy, the housekeeper, was a sweetheart. Our room, although not the one I originally chose, was like "sleeping in grandma's bedroom,'( the room with the bed in front of the three windows) turned out to be a great choice for us. We both agreed that we had three of the best nights of sleep we had had in a long time. If I were to change anything, it would probably just be to offer home baked goodies instead of tinned cookies, but that is a very minor point. We plan on visiting the Inn again when we're in the area and would certainly recommend it to others.
4.2 on May 09, 2011
The second we arrived at The Inn At The Olde Silk Mill, we were graciously greeted by the Innkeeper's beaming smile and warmth. She was extremely hospitable, welcoming and helpful in suggesting all of the must-do's in Fredericksburg. (We would in turn even run into her later on that evening at one of the local pubs!) We stayed in the charming King George Suite, which was tastefully decorated in beautiful rich tones and exuded a definite sense of regalness and class. The suite was exceptionally clean and the bed was by far one of the most comfortable and "heavenly" sleep experiences that I have ever enjoyed. My only area of noting was the continental breakfast, which featured your standard fruits, bagels, cereals, danishes and beverages - all consumed off of styrofoam kitchenware. So, while the breakfast was nothing to write home about, overall, we had a very lovely and relaxing stay at The Inn!
3.2 on February 21, 2011
The Inn was beautiful as we expected and the staff was extremely knowledgeable about it's history as well as the area.
4.2 on January 24, 2011
The staff was warm and friendly. They recommended local places to visit. Our room was beautiful but the only glitch was the thermostat cover was missing.
4.2 on November 09, 2010
Very pleasant hotel, nice lounge to sit and talk with your friends or other guests and a magnificent staircase in the main lobby. No lift, however, so remember to pack lightly! The staff were most helpful and informative about the Hotel and things within walking distance. There were many leaflets and books in the small lounge which told you all about the American Civil War and where the many battles were fought in the area, one in the town of Fredricksburg itself. I loved the George Washington impression given by the hotel owner and his proclamation at breakfast, added a personal fun touch to a friendly hotel. I also liked the fact that if you were a bit late for breakfast, there was not that "hurry up" feel about the service. That added to the charm for me as being punctual mars the holiday for me. An old building which retains the charm of the Old American look. The Floors are wooden which means no sneaking in quietly after lights out! I had a peek around some of my friends' rooms and was pleased to note that each was different. Some large double tester beds, four posters, twin beds, all with lovely lace curtains and that Old South feel. They had the old 60's phones in the rooms, but I am not sure if they worked. Ours was not plugged in and I had not the need to test it out. To see the rooms, please do look at the website as they have all the information there and much better pictures than I could take. I would definitely stay again.
4.0 on October 29, 2010
Nice location close to Historic District, friendly staff, comfortable stay, free continental breakfast, period decor and overall fun place to visit.
4.4 on October 09, 2010
My husband and I were able to get a break from jobs, 3 kids, 3 dogs etc to spend a relaxing night at the Inn. We had a terrific time! The room was great, we were within walking distance to downtown, breakfast was relaxing, we met great people from various locations, and the hospitality was outstanding! I would highly recommend staying there and we look forward to our next visit!
2.4 on September 27, 2010
My husband an I recently spent one night at the Olde Silk Mill Inn and we hurt so bad because the mattress was very hard. It was not a good night's sleep to say the least and we will not return there. This is unfortunate as Fredericksburg is a lovely town to visit. If we came again, we would find somewhere else to stay.
I am sorry to hear the comfort for our guest was not accommodated. We have a variety of mattress types. Mattress types range from the thick pillow tops, semi-firm, to firm for those with special needs. Our staff is familar with the rooms and the types of mattresses in them. I do wish we had a chance to be aware that the guest preferred a specific type mattress. If they found the mattress to firm, we certainly could of swithced rooms to a softer mattress. We actually have guest inform of a mattress type they are comfortable with prior to arrival. We realize the importance of a good nights sleep, and it is unfortunate we had a guest leave unhappy. If the guest would like to visit Fredericksburg again, we would like to extend the offer to stay at the Inn at a discounted rate and check in to a pillow top mattress room type.
4.6 on August 04, 2010
We spent a week here during the 100yr Boy Scout Jamboree. There were lots of Scouters staying here and plenty of fun conversations with people from around the country. The innkeepers and all staff were wonderfully pleasant and helped in any way possible and their inn was beautiful yet very comfortable.
5 on July 21, 2010
I just spent a quiet, relaxing weekend at the Inn and couldn't have been happier. The owner and staff were all so nice and helpful too. They really made you feel at home. The rooms were beautiful and very clean and beds were the most comfortable I had slept in in ages. Nice breakfast in an elegant dining room was a good surprise. Our suite had a refrigerator and celing fan and the AC was nice and cool. All in all a great, interesting place for a good price. A do over for sure!
4.6 on July 19, 2010
We had a very nice time at the Inn. The staff was so friendly and informative. We were very pleasently suprised with the breakfast, a continental breakfast does not usually have so many choices . It was delicious, I had fresh bagles, hot oat meal....and my favorite urbal tea. I really loved how clean the place was as well.This Inn had olde town charm, fantastic staff, and a cozy atmosphere. I would highly recomend to anyone passing through Fredericksburg!
4.6 on June 27, 2010
We recently went on a spur of the moment vacation on the fly.We stopped at the Olde Silk Mill just by chance.We were both pleasantly surprised by the entire experience.We ended up spending 3 nights as we explored Fredericksburg. A great town for history and shopping.The place was quaint, clean, and great rooms.The person at the front desk even gave us a looksee at some of the rooms before we picked one.They all looked very accomadating.Its definitely a no brainer for a teturn trip.
4.2 on December 15, 2009
My husband and I stayed here. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Our room was very clean, which was a major factor for me. Yes, the floors were creaky but it did not bother me at all. The bed was super comfortable. The continental breakfast was just fine for me and I really liked the pastries that were served, and the orange juice was especially delicious. I wanted to extend a special thanks to the hostess. We arrived past check-in and she graciously waited for us. She was superbly kind to us and very knowledgeable about the area, as well as Washington. The only con for us is that on our first night, we were very cold. If you arrive during the fall/winter, call ahead to make sure your room is warm and toasty beforehand. We do not feel this was intentional in any way, just a small oversight. We were there two additional nights and our room was very warm and comfortable. Should I visit the area again, I will definitely stay here and I highly recommend this lovely Inn.
3.4 on October 06, 2009
The room was comfortable, well equipped, and quiet. Staff was helpful and exceedingly pleasant. A lovely place for a weekend break.
3.6 on September 29, 2009
Super comfortable beds. Comically squeeky floors. Small rooms nicely decorated with antique furnishings. Attentive staff.
5 on September 07, 2009
I was not sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised and delighted at my experience here!
4.6 on August 26, 2009
We had a great time at The Olde Silk Mill and would come back in a heart beat the next time we're in your area. Your entire staff were very nice, friendly and informative about the area and gave use good places to eat. Enjoyed the whole experience!
4.0 on August 17, 2009
Very nice time. Queen Elizabeth room was perfect! Just perfect for strolling the shops in Fredricksburg. For the price, a bit more attention could be given for the breakfast.
3.4 on August 10, 2009
Stay comes with continental breakfast but it's below average.
4.8 on July 13, 2009
Although I was there for a board retreat, this would be an excellent place to stay for a family or other personal travel. Wonderful beds, antiques in all the rooms, close to downtown and museums, restaurants, etc. Great, friendly staff!
4.6 on July 06, 2009
Rooms were comfortable and nicely appointed, staff was extremely friendly and helpful, all in all a very comfortable stay at a reasonable price.