The Magnolia House Inn

232 S. Armistead Avenue , Hampton, VA 23669-4103 USA (Show map)
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The Magnolia House & The Wedding Chapel is located in Hampton, Va. in the Southeastern tip of the state, on the Chesapeake Bay. It is close to Military Bases, Universities, Historic Sites, Museums, Shopping, Restaurants, and Event Venues. The property is listed on The National Register of Historic Places for the original Queen Anne Architecture. The Magnolia House Inn is 'A Jewel of Comfort & Hospitality' . Guest comfort and satisfaction are primary goals of the innkeepers .....from the delicious breakfast served daily to the plush amenities in the guestrooms. Concierge & Business Services are available. The Wedding Chapel hosts small, intimate Marriage Ceremonies for up to 20 guests. Detailed information - Overnight stays are not required for The Wedding Chapel. Non-denominational, Interfaith Wedding Ministers on site for ALL loving couples. Two queen rooms and one king suite, all with private baths, are available with attention to detail, comfort, and cleanliness. Guests enjoy delicious breakfasts with fresh ingredients & refreshments. Business guests enjoy flexibility, Wi-Fi, and Copying/Fax availability. Meeting/conference space on premises. Perfect for small business retreats/interviews. Guests enjoy complimentary passes to the state-of-the-art Hampton Family YMCA. (Approx. 1.5 miles from the Inn)



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Amazing Experience

5 on March 25, 2014

My family and I rented the entire house for a weekend in June of 2013. I was being ordained by the United Methodist Church, and Joyce made all of us feel so very welcome. In the course of an amazing weekend, she helped create an environment of comfort, rest and warmth. God bless you Joyce!!!

Restore your Soul

4.0 on November 11, 2011

Joyce will welcome you with love and a huge heart. Magnolia House is a very special place where your spirit will be nourished. Do not miss the chance to stay here. It will be an experience you'll always remember and will want to repeat. Marie-Louise

Weekend Getaway

4.8 on February 15, 2011

We stayed at the Magnolia Bed and Breakfast to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Our trip to Hampton and the stay at Magnolia B&B will be one of our favorite memories. Both Mr. and Mrs. Blair made our stay very comfortable, their B&B is beautiful, clean and very tastefully decorated. The breakfast that Mrs. Blair prepared every morning was delicious! Both my husband and I became big fans of the blueberry muffins that Mrs. Blair made for us (and we usually NEVER buy muffins at the store)! They made great recommendations for site seeing as well as dining (even taking the extra care of making reservations for us). We had an amazing anniversary dinner (at Brent’s) as well as a HUGE Sunday lunch (at Captain George’s). I have only good things to say about this place and think ourselves lucky on stumbling across this B&B for our last minute weekend getaway.

First experience

4.2 on October 07, 2010

This was my first B&B experience, but it won't be my last. Loved the feeling of home! Very nice innkeepers.

Fabulous visit again!

4.6 on September 09, 2010

This is my second stay at the Magnolia house, the first time for my mom, she loved it. We will return in the future.

Beautiful and convenient B&B

4.6 on June 28, 2010

This was my second stay at a B&B breakfast in Hampton and my fiance's first. The Magnolia House is beautifully furnished and clean. It is safe, quiet and convenient to everything fun to do in Hampton. The innkeepers Joyce and Lankford and the housekeeper, Rose are super sweet, friendly and can offer you a ton of information about the area. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. Guest access to a stocked pantry area was nice. We also returned one evening to fresh lemonade and cookies. Breakfast was appetizing and filling. My fiance will admit that he was hestitant about staying at a B&B. However, after our stay at the Magnolia House, he says that he won't stay any place else when visiting Hampton. The only downside to our stay was that it wasn't long enough.

Wonderful B&B

4.6 on November 13, 2009

Magnolia House is beautiful, lovingly restored & furnished with many antiques. It is immaculate, and Joyce & Lankford are warm and friendly hosts.

A wonderful time

5 on September 30, 2009

We truly enjoyed ourselves this past weekend at the Magnolia House. This was our first time staying at a bed & breakfast, and it will not be our last. They really spoiled us. We felt like we were at home.

Magnolia House Review

4.8 on September 18, 2009

Located in the heart of Hampton, great accommodations, owners very knowledgeable of area. Very easy to relax, and we felt pampered. We will be back. Owners like family, and very professional.

Hidden Gem!

5 on September 13, 2009

Unexpected, superior B & B in convenient yet quiet location. Innkeepers are awesome. Great attention to detail in service, hospitality, and atmosphere. Plenty of extras that surprise and delight a visitor.

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Rooms & Rates

The Haven

Queen size bed with luxury, high-count linens, comfortable seating, fireplace with electric-flame stove, refrigerator, full private bathroom with tub and shower, CD/Clock Radio, private thermostat for central air/heat, Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Ironing Board/Iron, Spa Amenities, Robes/Slippers

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

The Writer's Retreat

Queen-size bed with luxury, high-count linens. Cozy seating, writing desk, fireplace with electric-flame stove,refrigerator, private full bathroom with double shower, CD Clock Radio, Blow Dryer, Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Ironing Board/Iron, Spa Amenities, Robes/Slippers.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

The Ellington Suite

Spacious sitting room with double-bed pull-out sofa and chairs. Cable TV/Entertainment Center. King bed with luxury high-count linens. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Spa room with Bain Ultra Thermomassage Spa Tub for two people. CD/Clock Radio, plush seating, Wi-Fi, Ironing Board/Iron, Blow Dryer, Spa Amenities, Robes/Slippers, refrigerator. Please, call Innkeeper to make reservation if more than 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Oceanfront, Small town, Urban


Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News Williamsburg Intl.) 12 miles miles

Directions to property:

Get on I-64 E from Bland Blvd and Jefferson Ave 6 min (2.4 mi) Head east on Bland Blvd 184 ft Turn left to stay on Bland Blvd 121 ft Turn left at the 1st cross street to stay on Bland Blvd 0.4 mi Use the left 3 lanes to turn left onto Jefferson Ave 1.0 mi Use the right lane to take the Interstate 64 E ramp to Hampton/Norfolk 0.4 mi Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-64 E 0.5 mi Follow I-64 E to Rip Rap Rd in Hampton. Take exit 265C from I-64 E 9 min (10.0 mi) Merge onto I-64 E 9.9 mi Take exit 265C toward Armistead Ave/Langley AFB 0.1 mi Drive to N Armistead Ave 4 min (1.0 mi) Turn right onto Rip Rap Rd (signs for Armistead Ave/Langley AFB) 0.2 mi Turn left onto N Armistead Ave Destination will be on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Wheelchair accessible on the first level only.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Weddings, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking area on lawn.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No children under 13 year old, without approval
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions



Joyce and Lankford Blair

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Your Innkeepers are Joyce & Lankford Blair. Joyce is a retired Operating Room Registered Nurse and Lankford is a retired Mental Health Program Administrator. Meeting guests and having them return is very rewarding and has made the profession of Innkeeping a positive, life-altering experience. They are also Wedding MInisters, performing ceremonies in the on-site Wedding Chapel ( and off-site in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

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  • Time Served: 7am-9am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free