Ratings based on 178 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Tidewater, VA

Grand Old Hotel in need of serious upgrading.

Posted Apr 16, 2015
Cons: Fix the ceilings, etc. Change the dress code, especially in the lobby. Change the cooking staff (greasy, uninspired food)
Ceilings were peeling. People walked through the lobby wearing bath robes. Only had one good meal. It was very relaxing, but for the money we expected more. Both soap dishes in the bathroom were broken. My family used to come to The Homestead every Thanksgiving until the cottages were converted to shops. After that, we switched to the Greenbriar. We will go there from now on....sorry, but you haven't kept up!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Maryland

First Empty Nester vacation

Posted Apr 6, 2015
Pros: Historic and polite feeling .
Cons: Dancing in evening option
My husband and I were taking our first empty nester vacation after a stop in Blacksburg. It was a great weekend. We felt completely relaxed and rejuvenated
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 31, 2015
We had a good experience overall. The history tour is very good. Massages excellent. Some trouble when showed up for scheduled massages and there was not available room but they resolved the situation nicely.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Washington, DC

Reoccuring Visit!

Posted Mar 25, 2015
Pros: Very nice, large and plenty of activities
Cons: Nothing great place.
Location: The resort is in the middle of no where so you are grounded to the resort resturants. We did find places to eat off the resort and the food was great!
My boyfriend and I decided we needed a relaxing trip and that was exactly what we got! The commute to the hotel was beautiful with mountain views and very quite. The resort was HUGE and provided great views. It had so many activities to do for couples and if you have a family. The staff was quite pleasant and very eager to let us know everything going on at the resort from the Spa's to local resturants, bike riding, trail walks, swimming, mini golf and so much more. We even were able to check in early and obtain a upgraded room from Traditional to Delux. We were so please with our visit that we decided to make this a reoccuring trip the only thing that would be different is bringing our four year old along. The only down fall was that our room did not have a great view we could only see the windows of other guest rooms so as a fyi just ask the resort staff for a resort view or golf course view. Otherwise, it was a great trip and I would surely suggest this to anyone.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

The setting was beautiful, The food gorgeous,

Posted Mar 19, 2015
Pros: A Little bit of luxury for all!
Cons: None!
Location: We didn't need to go anywhere!
Wonderful overall experience had by my wife and I and our 4 kids! We loved it!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great for history, scenery, and spa

Posted Mar 10, 2015
Pros: The spa, pools, outdoor area, service, and history.
Cons: Hotel maintenance, prices, food, parking, and transparency.
Location: Hot Springs is tiny, basically the whole town exists because of the Homestead.
The hotel is a national treasure in terms of historical value, but it is very old...in all ways. The hotel needs a lot of work, which no doubt is a year round and expensive job. You don't go to the Homestead for the rooms, you go for the experience. It is beautiful and steeped in intrigue. The spa is one of the best parts, so don't go here an skip the spa, the spa offers the only on site hot spring that is not chlorinated. Also, the spa facilities are top notch. The Jefferson Pools are not operated by the Homestead, so if you want to go there you can easily do it on your own- plenty of free parking and no reservations needed. You don't get a deal via the Homestead. The Homestead charges for parking which is nuts considering they are in the middle of nowhere and have tons of land...anyway, just make sure that you don't use the valet. It is tempting because it is the same price, but I got two massive dings on my car (I know they did it because the car was brand new prior to this trip). In general, the Homestead is massively overpriced, but you are paying for the maintenance of a historical gem and the prestige of the "Omni" brand. Oh and the food is nothing to write home about. Bring your own wine!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom north chesterfield, va

Good family resort. Convenient, quaint town

Posted Mar 5, 2015
Relaxing, luxurious, posh. Very convenient to have everything you need there whether you want to do nothing but watch the snow fall, or have a packed day of activities. Beautiful architecture, accommodating staff, gorgeous setting
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom va

Starting to collect money for parking & games

Posted Feb 22, 2015
The resort start charging parking fees when you check out without any prior notice. Indoor games is not free which is a main entertainment area for kids & families. Theatre heating is not working and freezing cold. Theatre needs renovation since is super old. They charge for SPA & then the sauna for men is not hot at all close to 50-60F!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Pittsburgh

Charming Virginia Hotel

Posted Feb 18, 2015
Absolutely loved the room! The staff were all incredibly polite and accommodating. Would definitely return!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom O

Nice

Posted Feb 16, 2015
Nice seclusion, relaxing experience. Spa was fantastic