Hotel at a Glance: Smithfield Station
You’ll find nautical decor throughout Smithfield Station’s lobby, including a compass rose on its gleaming wood floor—all of it a tribute to the town’s past as a port. In fact, Smithfield Station was named and modeled after one of the old Coast Guard stations that once dotted Virginia’s outer banks. It offers a peaceful, maritime retreat on the banks of the Pagan River; keep your eyes peeled for red-tailed hawks and bald eagles when you’re on the rustic, wrap-around porch or the marina boardwalk.
- Enjoy champagne and sweet, chocolate-covered strawberries as part of this deal.
- Start your day with a continental breakfast (available Monday–Saturday).
- Local seafood and world-famous Smithfield ham are all served at the onsite restaurant (crab cakes are a specialty). You can also grab a burger at the casual IBX Bar and Grille.
- Room with a view: Spacious rooms overlook the Pagan River or Windsor Castle Park. Deluxe Lodge King Rooms also offer a fireplace, waterfront balcony, and custom cherry-wood furniture.
- Award-winning property: Its many accolades include a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, a TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Gold Level rating, and several high, first- and second-place rankings from Chesapeake Bay Magazine’s Best of the Bay 2014. Among these are Best Resort Marina, Best Marina for Natural Environment, and Best Restaurant for a Romantic Dinner.
Smithfield, Virginia: Historic River-Port Town
Located west of Hampton Roads, Smithfield evokes peaceful serenity everywhere from the boardwalk wrapped around the Smithfield Station to the boats bobbing in the marina. Art galleries, specialty shops, historical attractions, and several dining options all lie within walking distance of the hotel.
Just across the street from Smithfield Station is the Windsor Castle Park, home to more than four miles of woodland walking trails and several prime picnicking spots. The former plantation complex’s mid-17th-century manor house as well as two 19th-century granaries still stand on the grounds. Smithfield is also home to a church built in 1632 and the homes of many patriots who fought for American independence. A 45-minute drive can transport you back in time to Colonial Williamsburg or forward in time to the roller-coaster-filled future at Busch Gardens.