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1005 E Main St, Luray, VA 22835-1621
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 12/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 9 hotels in Luray
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See why so many travellers make The Cardinal Inn their hotel of choice when visiting Luray. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Close to Luray Singing Tower (2.0 mi), a popular Luray landmark, The Cardinal Inn is a great destination for tourists.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom, and you can stay connected during your stay as Cardinal Inn By Silver Star Hotel offers guests free wifi.

For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in Luray, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Cardinal Inn By Silver Star Hotel, including Uncle Buck's Family Restaurant (0.9 mi), Gathering Grounds (0.9 mi), and Mok-N-She's (0.1 mi).

If you’re looking for something to do, Warehouse Art Gallery (1.0 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of The Cardinal Inn.

At The Cardinal Inn, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Luray.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Complimentary toiletries
Iron
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Whitney wrote a review Jul 2022
New Market, Virginia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Such a great, inn with old fashioned charm built in the 50s. Located very close to the Luray Caverns. Extremely clean room with fridge and microwave. Room and bathroom were a good size. The sheets felt better than home. Owner went out of his way to allow us check in late at night which was a super easy process. Owner had list of local restaurants to eat at. Highly recommend Jess’ Lunch Box which is to the right of the inn. We’ve stayed at several hotels in several states while traveling on this trip and this was the CLEANEST and most well maintained place we stayed. Can’t beat the price, cleanliness, and service.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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podrozniczka60 wrote a review Jul 2022
New Jersey14428 contributions4082 helpful votes
The motel was very overpriced. The descriptions misrepresented the actual state of affairs. We used Bookings to make our reservations and paid over 140 dollars! No breakfast! The accommodations were dated and not particularly clean! Minimal toiletries. The bed was ok.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Karen H wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Yeah, this is a definite not again. Deadbolt didn’t work. Holes in screen in bathroom and window was open upon arrival. Horrible scratchy comforter. Almost no outlets. Very dark and dreary. Small fridge and microwave standing on a small table. Window-like A/C unit was extremely loud. ON THE PLUS SIDE, was very close to SNP.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Great restaurant/diner type Jess’s about 500 yards from motel. Had an awesome burger and fries....
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kevinthomas wrote a review Apr 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia12 contributions5 helpful votes
Decent budget option, reasonably clean and only somewhat overpriced. Good shower, hot water, and nice towels. No coffee - “because of COVID”. Good location for skyline drive and about a mile or so from downtown.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Brooke Hinkle wrote a review Jan 2022
Medford, New Jersey705 contributions282 helpful votes
The Cardinal Inn is your typical motel in the mountains- it serves a great purpose for Shenandoah hikers and those on a budget. The service was excellent, and the rooms were decent enough. The hotel is about a mile down the road from downtown Luray, about 10 minutes from Lurary Caverns, and about 20 minutes from Shenandoah NP.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Rhonda L wrote a review Sep 2021
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Very clean and very nice! Very comfort feeling when staying here . The staff is amazing and right there with any and all needs and accomodations . Restaurants are close by, and it's not like the other hotels. there's a beautiful big back yard with built in grills and shelter for outdoor fun! All that plus a reasonable and cheap price ! I will definitely be coming here again !! Check it out!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wendy B wrote a review Sep 2021
North Port, Florida63 contributions11 helpful votes
I found this online and it was inexpensive and near the caverns. I booked a king but when we got there, there were many rooms available so he upgraded us to the deluxe king with no extra charge. The gentleman was very friendly and helpful and told us there was a laundromat about 1/2 mile up the road. He wasn’t kidding, it was that close. He also made sure to point out exactly where the ice machine was and to let him know if we needed anything. The room was much bigger than I thought it would be and we didn’t need the extra space but it was nice. The decor was nice and the room was super clean. Yes, it is an older hotel but is in good condition and everything worked well for us. The bed … I have to tell you about this bed. We pulled back the covers to find the sheets and blankets tucked in very tightly. Forget a quarter. You could have bounced a brick off the bed. Every fold and every tuck was made with precision. (Anyone with a military background would be impressed with this work of art.) There was an extra blanket in the closet if needed. The bathroom was super clean and had plenty of towels. The hotel is non-smoking but since each room is accessed outside, there were plenty of chairs on the walkway/patio in front of the doors to sit and relax. I would absolutely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It is right next to a gas station and about 1/2 mile away from a laundromat.
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FloridaMother61 wrote a review May 2021
Orlando, Florida15 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I recently stayed at the Cardinal Inn for 2 nights during a trip to see the Luray Caverns, which is just down the road about 2 miles. I must admit this motel wasn't initially my first choice when looking up lodging but the other hotel was booked full. Now I'm really glad that was the case. The Cardinal Inn was a wonderful place to stay. We had a large room with a king size bed which was quite comfortable. There was a microwave and small fridge in our room which we did use and both worked perfectly. No daily room service but we didn't find it to be an issue. Our room was exceptionally clean and neat. Yes the decor is a bit dated but, honestly, I absolutely loved it! The dated decor totally adds to the charm of this motel. Personally I loved the old fashioned colored tiles and such in the bathroom (like in my grandparents homes years ago when they were still with us). Since my husband is a smoker I especially liked that there are chairs provided outside the doors of the rooms on the front porch area. We sat outside both evenings just relaxing, watching traffic go by and enjoying the beautiful sunset. You can't do that when stuck inside a typical hotel. The owner lives on premises and is so very nice, helpful and is always there if you need extra towels, toilet paper, etc. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed the Cardinal Inn and the owner is a fantastic person. If we were to ever visit the area again we would definitely stay at the Cardinal Inn again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Rob212 wrote a review Dec 2020
Severna Park, Maryland39 contributions13 helpful votes
We had a brief stay at the Cardinal Inn after a hike in the Shenandoah Valley. We arrived after dark and the innkeeper was very helpful in sharing a printed list of the restaurants that were open in town in the midst of the Covid restrictions. Our room was oversized with a comfortable king sized bed, a couch and sitting area, and even a small refrigerator with a separate sink where you could actually set up a wet bar! Short stay, but enjoyed our visit.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Tracye M wrote a review Dec 2020
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All the accommodations in Shenandoah National Park were fully booked, so with hesitation my daughter and I reserved a 3 night stay at the Cardinal Inn. Nothing fancy, and dated decor, but immaculately clean. Our room with 2 comfortable queen beds was surprisingly spacious; lots of shelving to store luggage, coolers, and other bulky items. Microwave and small fridge in room, but close to Dunkin Donuts for morning coffee. Large bathroom and counter space. Vijay the manager lives on site and is very helpful, friendly and attentive. No daily room service but you can ask Vijay for anything you want (extra towels, etc) anytime day or night and he’ll get it for you. There’s a nice big field in the back with a gazebo and picnic table where we had our lunch on two of the days there. A good base location to explore the National Park, and very near the Luray Caverns. It’s not the Rirz, but it’s clean, comfortable, quiet and friendly.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$83 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cardinal inn by silver star hotel luray, cardinal hotel luray, cardinal hotel by silver star
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Best Value Inn-Luray Caverns
LOCATION
United StatesVirginiaLuray
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cardinal Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Cardinal Inn?
Nearby attractions include Skyline Drive (7.1 km), Luray Caverns (3.8 km), and The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cardinal Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Cardinal Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at The Cardinal Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cardinal Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cardinal Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Triple Crown BBQ, West Main Market, and Gathering Grounds Patisserie & Cafe.
Is The Cardinal Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.