Before you arrive at The Essex Inn for your Virginia weekend getaway or vacation, please review the following policies and necessary information.
The Inn is an ideal alternative to pet friendly Virginia hotels; please see our Pet Policy below.
All rates are subject to state and local taxes, and may change at any time. Rates include a gourmet breakfast, complimentary wine and beer, and a pantry full of snacks.
Adding a third person to a room is $15.00 extra. Well-behaved children over the age of 12 are welcome, however, each child is considered a person and none of our rooms will accommodate more than 3 people.
Advance reservations are recommended and must be secured with a major credit card. Shortened stays are subject to the standard cancellation policy. Spring, Summer, and Fall are particularly busy times; call us as soon as you know of your plans.
Check-in time is 3PM - 7PM. Check-out is 11AM. IF YOU WISH TO CHECK IN EARLIER OR LATER THAN THESE TIMES, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH US WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION.
Due to the historic nature of the property, all guest rooms are strictly non-smoking.
Candles are prohibited.
Weekly and monthly rates are available. Please contact us for details.
Corporate rates are available. Please contact us for details
We have a seven-day (one week) cancellation policy. If you must cancel your reservation, please cancel at least 7 days prior to the first day of your reservation. Reservations cancelled within 7 days will be subject to a charge equal to the full reservation cost. We will do our best to resell any cancelled rooms and will refund for any resold rooms. Certain weekends and group reservations may be subject to extended cancellation periods. Cancellations made by email will not be considered unless you receive an email reply from the Inn. It is suggested that unless you hear from us by email after canceling, you confirm your cancellation by phone.
Pet staying in room ($15)
In order to accommodate your pet, we ask that you read the following policy:
***Pets are welcome to stay in 3 of our suites only: The Downstairs Suite, The Laundry Suite, and The Kitchen Suite. They are not permitted in the main house.
***No more than two pets may stay in one suite at a time.
***We prefer small dogs (under 25 lbs.) and cats only. Larger dogs are accepted with prior approval.
***All pets must be house trained or litter box trained.
***Pets must be on leashes or kenneled when outside; you are, of course, responsible for cleaning up after your dog. Cats must bring their own litter box.
***We ask that your pet be current with his or her vaccinations and must also be on some sort of flea & tick control.
***Any damage caused by a pet will be added to your bill.
***After reading, please advise us in the "Notes" section of the reservation request stating that you have read and agree to the policy.