I stay at this Comfort Inn about once a month on business. It's pretty much what you'd expect for a Comfort Inn off the interstate in southwestern VA. The rooms are pretty clean, but there's an overall dingy feeling to me. The carpet often feels kind of damp and sometimes there are various splatters on the bathroom walls. The bed linens aren't very good, and I personally find the air conditioner hard to control (it's basically freezing cold or nothing at all). Bathrooms are very small, but the rooms are quite large. The towels are surprisingly thick for a Comfort Inn. The rooms have refrigerators, nice sized tvs, and a separate table with a chair. Half the rooms overlook a cemetery, which might bother some people. One thing that bothers me most here is that it tends to be pretty smoky in the hallways and sometimes even in the non-smoking rooms. About half the rooms are smoking, and I think a lot of people smoke here, so the scent can waft into all the rooms. The wireless internet works well, and you get a lot of tv channels.
The front desk staff is very nice. The brown-haired man who works there is especially friendly (sometimes a bit much when I'm not in the mood to chat, but I don't hold it against him). In general, I'd say the service is better than the hotel itself.
I do think the rooms here are priced higher than they should be. For a long time they were $75 (standard rate before taxes), but then they went up to $89, which I think is kind of ridiculous. I still stay there though because there's not much else unless you go on to Wytheville. You can often get a small room at the Francis Marion in downtown Marion for the same price, and they are much nicer (though also much smaller).
Overall, if you need to stay in Marion and either you need a large room or the cheaper rooms at the Francis Marion are booked, I'd recommend this Comfort Inn. If you can stay in Wytheville or Abingdon though, I'd move on to one of their slightly nicer hotels.
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