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Colony House Motor Lodge

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3560 Franklin Rd. SW (U.S. 220 Business), Roanoke, VA
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Ranked #19 of 37 Hotels in Roanoke
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Older motor lodge, musty smell, big rooms, tube TV, frig & microwave in the room, nice front staff, free breakfast consisted of coffee & sweet roll. King bed was a little too firm for my taste. Close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's ok for an overnight stay.

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You're going back to the 1970s here but what's wrong with that? The rooms are big, comfortable and very well priced. OK, the bathrooms are retro, we had a wonderful pink basin and toilet, something you don't often find these days, but everything worked and my shower and shave was just as good as it would have been in a... More

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I can't help but chuckle at your opening line, David! I couldn't agree more -- there's nothing wrong with a quick trip back to the 70's. Thank you for taking the time to share this glowing recommendation for us here on TripAdvisor. I appreciate your support and hope you'll keep us in mind next time you're in Roanoke. Our door's... More

St. Thomas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I enjoyed our stay, we would stay again, friendly and helpful, pool was very clean, lots of places to eat all around it proved to be a good choice for stay! thank you W & J from Ontario Canada

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

W & J, thank you for your compliments about our "friendly and helpful" staff. The house staff are the behind the scene heroes that keep the rooms and facilities fresh and clean to make our guests' stays comfortable. They will be excited to see your 5 star rating for cleanliness and that you enjoyed our pool. We are proud of... More

treasure island florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel had decent accommodations for the night we were there. The rooms are large, the bathroom ok. The hotel clerk in the morning is much more pleasant than the night shift. It was raining so we did not use the pool although it looked fine. Breakfast in the back of the check in lobby is minimal but will be... More

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to share this valuable feedback with me. That said, I'm disappointed to read it was just an average stay, and I'm eager to know how we could improve. It sounds like you enjoyed your large room and convenience location, so I'm all ears on how we could further impress. Hope to hear from you,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beds - mushy AC equipment - loud cycle alternated with "off" cycle, as opposed to consistent hum. Breakfast - a few rolls, fruit loops and coffee. not very good. Expedia price was actually almost $20 more than what the hotel manager told me the charge was. I found this confusing, but not worth disputing with Expedia.

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

As you can imagine, I'm very concerned to read that you had such a poor experience. That's certainly not the impression we wish to leave on our valued guests and I want to offer my sincerest apology that you didn't have the 5-star stay you deserve. We've been serving Roanoke for 50 years, and recognize that we have some improvements... More

Farwell, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the hotel where stayed at the end of our first day on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Very economical, comfortable, and clean. Breakfast was strictly continental - cereal, danish, and coffee. I need something a bit more substantial for food, but for the price I can't complain. The pictures are representative - not photoshopped or altered in any way... More

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Comments like this just make my day! Thank you for taking the time to share this glowing recommendation for us, Micki. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and I hope that next time you're in Roanoke, you'll keep us in mind! You're always welcome here. Kindly, Charles, Owner More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Colony House Motor Lodge in Roanoke, VA is a 1950s vintage motor lodge that has been kept up to date enough to remain viable in 2014. It is clean and the price is reasonable and it is conveniently locate near the Blue Ridge Parkway. A decent continental breakfast is included also. The staff was friendly and helpful and the... More

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your support here on TripAdvisor. It means a lot to hear you found us clean and convenient, and I cannot wait to share your many compliments with the team. Next time you're in Roanoke, I hope you'll keep us in mind! You're always welcome. Take care, Charles, Owner More

Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We made a last-minute decision to go to Roanoke for the weekend and wanted to economize a little. The Colony House Motor Lodge is definitely a terrific value. Our room was very comfortable and having a refrigerator was very useful. The only negative thing we have to say is the TV. It's an old tube style with a really grainy... More

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear you found us to be a terrific value, Donna. From our comfortable beds to the convenient refrigerator, it's simply fantastic that you had such a lovely stay. When it comes to our televisions, I do apologize that we don't offer guests the latest and greatest. To provide high definition TV's in each room, it would require... More

Kingston, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stan and I were on our way to Nashville to see or Son. We planned to cut our trip in half front PA, so we decided on Roanoke . The Colony was a pleasure right from the start. The check in was very,very pleasant including the warm, fresh from the oven cookies !!!. The Staff at check in was fabulous.... More

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

If you're happy, I'm happy. Thank you for taking the time to spread the good word about us here on TripAdvisor. I'm delighted to hear you found your room very spacious and our location absolutely great. Next time you're in Roanoke, please keep us in mind! You're always welcome. Take care, Charles, Owner More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I drove 10 miles out of my way just to stay here it was great I had a friendly greeting at the front desk got a clean room I pick this hotel for it age I love old hotels they have character makes greats memory's

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Your support sure does mean a lot! I'm beyond honored that you drove an extra 10 miles in order to stay with us. What a heartwarming compliment! My sincerest thank you for taking the time to spread the good word about our Lodge here on TripAdvisor, and I sincerely hope you'll stay with us again soon. Our door's always open!... More

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Address: 3560 Franklin Rd. SW (U.S. 220 Business), Roanoke, VA
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Location: United States > Virginia > Roanoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Colony House Motor Lodge 2*
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