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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Micki M Farwell, Michigan
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 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

Wellington, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The motel was comfortable and the room clean, friendly reception. We could park right outside the room, only here for one night but found nothing to complain about which is good. the breakfasrt was good, we would stay here again

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

Hearing this glowing feedback is more rewarding than you know. Thank you for taking the time to spread the good word about us here on TripAdvisor. Next time you're in Roanoke, please keep us in mind! You've always got a home away from home at our lodge. Take care, Charles, Owner More

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We rode to Roanoke on a motorcycle.. did some time at the pool, then decided to call a cab to go in to town. We had a nice Thai dinner in town, and a few drinks. Walked around town and called the cab to go back to the hotel. The Hotel was clean. Got up in the morning and discovered... More

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

Joanne, it sounds like you had a successful trip to Roanoke -- glad we could be a part of it! Come back and see us sometime. Take care, Charles, Owner More

Palm Bay, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were on our motorcycles and we like to have a room were we can park outside our door and this was perfect. We had a king on the back side of the hotel which we really liked. It was very quite and we did borrow a couple of chairs to sit outside and unwind. The room was clean and... More

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

Hearing this glowing feedback is more rewarding than you know. My sincerest thank you for taking the time to spread the good word about us here on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure having you at our Lodge and I sincerely hope you'll keep us in mind next time you're in Roanoke. Our door and our motorcycle spots are always open!... More

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The colony house is my kind of place. I can park right in front of my room, which makes loading and unloading the motorcycle easy! The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. The pool is nice. And Downtown Roanoke is a $10.00 cab ride away.

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

Comments like these just make my day! My sincerest thank you for taking the time to share your support here on Tripadvisor. I'm happy you enjoyed a great stay and appreciated how easy it was to load and unload your motorcycle. After all, that's one of our goals! Next time you're in Roanoke, I hope you'll keep us in mind.... 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
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Hotel Class:2 star — Colony House Motor Lodge 2*
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Colony House Motor Lodge is South Roanoke’s guest bedroom. A quaint step back in time with modern conveniences, Colony House Motor Lodge is situated in beautiful and fashionable South Roanoke. Located 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway near the junction of Route 220 and I-581 on Franklin Road, we are conveniently near and accessible to the many Roanoke Valley attractions and facilities. Family owned with family pride since 1957, our dedicated and friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you.Our goal is to provide a quality experience at an affordable price. Toward this goal our amenities include a free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, exercise room, guest laundry, business center and an outdoor pool in season. Additionally each room has a coffee maker, small refrigerator, microwave, two bathroom sinks in most and free HBO. For those needing more room or a kitchen, we have two spacious suites. Weekly stays are also available, making Colony House a great option for business travelers.Adjoining large and small conferences rooms suitable for meetings or exhibitions are available separately or together at a reasonable price. To assist with catering, a prep area is adjacent to the large conference room. Each conference room has its own private bathroom.Carilion Memorial, Carilion Community, and Lewis Gale hospitals are just minutes away, and we proudly provide a discount for inpatients' families. Other nearby destinations include Mill Mountain Zoo, Virginia Museum of Transportation, The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke Civic Center, Center in the Square, Roanoke Farmer’s Market and The Jefferson Center. ... more   less 
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