Lansdowne Resort & Spa
What We Love
- The five-pool aquatic center has something for everyone: a zero-entry pool, an adults-only quiet pool and an outdoor water slide
- Duck flatbread with fig jam and arugula at Piedmont’s Table
- Challenge yourself with 45 holes of golf on three courses designed by Robert Trent Jones II and Greg Norman
- Some of the nation’s first vino was made in the surrounding wine country — more than 400 years ago
What To Know
- Spa-like bathrooms have marble accented floors, fluffy terrycloth robes and Gilchrist & Soames bath products
- The resort’s shuttle from Dulles means you can skip a pricey cab ride
- You’re only 40 minutes from DC proper, making it easy to couple a wine country getaway with some big city culture
- Call at least 48 hours before your stay to have one of several amenity packs placed in your room; choices include a Virginia wines sampler, a spa product pack and a make-your-own-cocktail set — they’re well worth the fee
- A $30 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Couple a wine country getaway with some big city culture at this sprawling Virginia resort just eight miles from Dulles International Airport. The 500-acre retreat has 296 guestrooms, each at least 351 square feet and outfitted with comfy oversize chairs, ottomans, spacious work desks, all in a modern country aesthetic: earth-tone furniture, floral curtains and textured linens. The bathrooms are spa-like, with marble accented floors, fluffy terrycloth robes and Gilchrist & Soames bath products. Need more creature comforts? Call at least 48 hours before your stay to have one of several amenity packs placed in your room; choices include a Virginia wines sampler, a spa product pack and a make-your-own-cocktail set — they’re well worth the fee. Four on-site restaurants mean you could easily spend your whole stay on the property. Start your day with house-made granola and made-to-order eggs at Riverside Hearth’s breakfast buffet; feast on chili-dusted calamari at Pub 46; treat yourself to a duck flatbread with fig jam and arugula at Piedmont’s Table; or flip on the communal Wii and dig into a burger at the more casual Stonewalls Tavern.
In the Area
Leesburg, Virginia, is smack dab in the middle of the state’s wine country — settlers first made American vino here more than 400 years ago. Set out on your own to explore the 40-odd wineries; they’re arranged in six clusters, making it easy to bop from tasting room to tasting room — or book the Saturday bus tour from the hotel. The weekly excursion visits 868 Estate and Doukénie Vineyards, two of Northern Virginia’s most renowned wineries (and someone else gets to do the driving). History buffs should explore Morven Park Mansion, a 1,000-acre estate housing the namesake Greek Revival house, the Museum of Hounds and Hunting, and the Winmill Carriage Museum (which features more than 50 horse-drawn carriages). Or spend a day hiking around Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, the site of an early Civil War battle, the first in Loudon County.
How to Get There
Our family were regular visitors to lansdowne but stopped going in 2014 after poor service and old unmaintained hotel made it lose its appeal. After hearing that Lansdowne had been significantly improved we decided to give it another go...
We were not disappointed and our family had a great week at Lansdowne!..service had dramatically improved since our last visit and the hotel had been refreshed to a nice standard...The restaurants, pool and golf were all sources of great experiences for us and based on our time last week at Lansdowne we would very much recommend for a family getaway.
My husband and I had a very relaxing experience at Lansdowne Resort & Spa. My husband is a chef and we both enjoyed our meals at Piedmont's Table. There were several weddings throughout the property but the experience was still great. Everyone was nice and greeted us. We would stay again and highly recommend. Great way to relax.
The resort was unorganized at best. Most staff was in high school. Every request put in to guest services from our room took minimum 45 minutes. Once I requested cream for coffee I ordered and the in room dining operator told me to go down to one of the restaurants and get the cream myself because they were busy. Once I requested extra towels be brought up and I was told to go grab my own from a nearby maid cart. I use a wheelchair and it is not easy to get around, let alone get things on my own. Never have I been told by any hotel's room service to go get something myself. At the breakfast restaurant, our initial waiter was angry when we ordered off of the a la carte menu. He told us that they were very busy and my family and I [sitting the wheelchair] should go help ourselves at the buffet. When we insisted on ordering from the menu, he got more upset and aggressive making us all very uncomfortable. We did not want to go back but that was the only place at the resort that serves breakfast! When we went back and had to request not to be seated in that particular server's section. Edgardo however was very pleasant, more servers should be like him. Also, why have an a la carte menu if guests are discouraged to order from it. Makes no sense. One particularly bad experience at Coton and Rye was that they lost our reservation and made us wait 60 mins for the next table, causing us to miss happy hour. Also, Carlos, the front desk manager was the worst employee on the property. He was rude, arrogant, confrontational and mean and not accommodating to me and my family with my ADA room needs. He never followed on our repeated requests. We had to stay in a room with no ADA accommodations. For our entire 6 nights during our stay I was unable to access the bathroom. It was 90 degrees each day and I couldn't shower or use the bathroom. Unacceptable.
The golf is the best among other offerings. But the rooms are not like luxury hotel rooms. And the promised golf view room didn’t materialized although I paid the highest room rate!
I enjoyed the spa and golf!
My daughter and I stayed there from Monday July 9th to Tuesday July 10th. We were very pleased with all the service we received. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
We especially enjoyed our massages. Mine was with Hannah and my daughter was with Misty. They were excellent and made us feel very mellow and relaxed.