The Best Hotels to Book in Ashland, Virginia

There's lots to explore in Ashland but don't forget to take a moment to yourself in the relaxing settings of its best hotels
There's lots to explore in Ashland but don't forget to take a moment to yourself in the relaxing settings of its best hotels | Courtesy of Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center / Expedia
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10 December 2021
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Locals call Ashland The Centre of The Universe, which might sound arrogant, until you consider its location bang in the heart of Virginia, on the Route 1 highway. The town evolved from a small mineral springs resort in the late 1840s, and grew with the arrival of the Randolph Macon College in 1868. Today, it’s home to the Ashland Museum, Kings Dominion Theme Park and James River Cellars winery. Check into one of these top hotels in Ashland and explore it all – bookable via Culture Trip.

Hampton Inn Richmond-North/Ashland, for easy access to downtown

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Exterior of Hampton Inn Richmond-North/Ashland including gardens and covered area for vehicles to pick up and drop off guests
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Less than a mile from the historic town centre, and 25 minutes out of the state capital Richmond, this Hilton inn is a reliable rest stop. Rooms are kitted out with smart minimalist furnishings, as well as free hot breakfast and onsite parking included. After a day exploring Richmond or screaming on all the rides at Kings Dominion, unwind with a dip in the outdoor pool. There’s a gym onsite too, so you can keep your fitness regime going on vacay.

Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center, for a historic stay

Exterior of Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center including four white pillars and surrounding gardens
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Hilton’s Tapestry Collection is made up of independent hotels chosen for their style and independent spirit, and Virginia Crossings has both in spades. Located on the site of the Civil War’s Battle of the Yellow Tavern, the AAA Four Diamond-rated resort has a sense of old-world grandeur, with its bombastic colonial-style architecture, set against a backdrop of English gardens. It’s a great choice for active travelers, with its own golf course, basketball and volleyball courts, as well as a gym and outdoor pool.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Richmond Ashland, for close proximity to the airport

The colorful lobby at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Vernon with turquoise and leather seating and geometric-pattern carpeting
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Just outside Ashland proper, this Marriott is right next to the airport and a 10-minute drive from Kings Dominion, so it’s equally good for family holidays and early morning flights. Wine lovers will enjoy a trip to the nearby James River winery for tastings ‒ as well as good local wines stocked by the hotel’s own bar. Those with kids should book a suite – these come with a pull-out sofa bed as standard.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ashland - Hanover, for budget-friendly accommodation

The exterior of Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ashland at dusk, including a covered for guests to be dropped off and picked up
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Sister inn to Fairfield, this is another convenient pitstop on the outskirts of Ashland. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and come with pillowtop mattresses, free wifi, and flat-screen TVs with HBO. All the essentials are present ‒ complimentary breakfast and lobby coffee, fitness and business centers, and a 24-hour snack shop ‒ and service comes with a smile. If you’re looking for something special, hit up the Center of the Universe Brewing Company, half a mile away, for microbrew tastings in the taproom and beer garden.

Tru by Hilton Ashland, for pet lovers

Individual seating booths in red, gray and blue, with desks, at Tru by Hilton Ashland
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Part of Hilton’s youthful Tru brand, this hotel is fun for all the family. Start your day off with free breakfast in the lobby ‒ eggs, waffles and bagels as well as coffee, juice and cereal. Then set out on a day of adventure locally: the hotel’s within 10 minutes of Kings Dominion and Meadow Event Park, home of the Virginia State Fair. Back at base, hit the gym, hang out with pooch in one of the dog-friendly rooms (for a fee) or challenge your friends in the games room.

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