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Hotel 24 South in Staunton, Virginia: Room Tour and Review

During our recent visit to Staunton, Virginia, we knew we wanted to stay in a hotel that was within easy walking distance to most of the attractions in downtown Staunton. We booked a two-night stay at the Hotel 24 South after looking at the options in this historic city.

Let’s be honest, there are not a lot of hotel choices in Staunton’s downtown. So it didn’t take a lot of planning on our part! However, we are happy with our choice of the Hotel 24 South and want to let you know what to expect if you are planning a visit.

A large red brick hotel building located on 24 South.

Hotel 24 South Property Tour

We loved the rocking chairs outside on the front porch of the hotel.

A row of white rocking chairs in front of a hotel.

It is also convenient to be able to drive right up in front of the hotel to unload baggage and luggage and to drop off people.


We were impressed by the nice big lobby inside the historic hotel. It was a great place to do some work, sit and people watch, or wait for your party.

The historical displays surrounding the lobby were interesting, too.

The 24 South hotel lobby.
A black piano in the lobby of Hotel 24 South.

Tucked off of the lobby by the restaurant entrance was a nice complimentary coffee and tea bar available to hotel guests all day long.

A small kitchen area with a microwave and refrigerator at Hotel 24 South.

There was also a small marketplace in this area to buy some foods.

Shakespeare Theater

Hotel 24 South is located in downtown Staunton, Virginia, directly next to The American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriar’s Playhouse where Shakespearian plays are performed year round. This is the absolute best location to stay if you are going to be attending a performance at the playhouse. You can easily walk back to the hotel after the performance.

The Blackfriar Hotel, located in the heart of 24 South, is a premier destination for both leisure and business travelers. This boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodations and top-notch amenities for a truly

In fact, we noticed that most of the people staying at the hotel all were leaving to attend that night’s performance around the same time. It clearly is one of the preferred places to spend the night in Staunton if you are going to the Blackfriar Playhouse.

You can easily step out the door and be in the heart of downtown Staunton.


There is an indoor pool and exercise center at the hotel.

The Hotel 24 South features a modern gym room adorned with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and mirrors.
A luxurious  hotel indoor swimming pool with comfortable chairs and a sleek table.


Parking is located in a parking garage that is attached to the hotel. You will actually need to take a separate elevator from the hotel lobby to get to the parking deck. Then transfer to another elevator to get to your hotel room. It’s a bit different.

The parking garage is also used by the city.

The Hotel 24 South was previously known as the Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

Room Tour and Review

Overall, we were happy with our room and would recommend it to others. We stayed in Room 423.

This property is an older property. While it has been refurbished, you can tell that there aren’t the fancy amenities or brand new furnishings that you might find in a chain hotel.

The two-queen bed room was perfect for us. The room was quite large and we had plenty of space.

The beds were among the most comfortable beds we have found in a hotel. They were awesome!

To see what the room looked like, watch our YouTube video:

Outside the window you could see the side of the Shakespeare theater. It is that close to Hotel 24 South.

The bathroom was sufficient. It definitely had an older feel to it, but it was clean and tidy and the basics that you need.

Our one BIG complaint is that the bathtub floor was extremely slippery when taking a shower. I’m not sure if it is because of the soft water or something to do with the tub itself, but it was quite dangerous. If you are concerned, I’d recommend bringing a bath mat or asking the hotel if they have one for use.

Dining and Bar

If you like having a restaurant or bar inside your hotel, then you will be happy at the Hotel 24 South.

There is a dining room that serves breakfast. The dining room is large and bright and airy. The cost of the breakfast was not what we wanted to spend ($15 a person), so we walked across the street to the Reunion Bakery and had some homemade pastries that were amazing.

A hotel dining room with large windows and blue carpet.
Magnolia South hotel offers a delightful breakfast buffet menu.
Breakfast Menu and Pricing in August 2023.

A lounge and bar are also located inside the lobby. It is very small, but there is lots of seating that is located adjacent to the lobby.

A hotel dining room with tables and chairs.
A kitchen in a hotel with a black counter top.

Planning a visit to Staunton, one of the cutest small towns in Virginia? Be sure to see our list of the best things to do in Staunton!

To save money on your vacation, see our big list of free things to do in Staunton.