We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Price, Nice Stay, Slightly dated” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South

Save Saved
You added Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South
8412 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605   |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save on Hotel Packages!
Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Blowing Rock
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Great Price, Nice Stay, Slightly dated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed here several times. A really nice hotel and ideal location for the area if staying with a family. The only thing I will say is that the Gym is looking very outdated and the pool is a bit tatty round the edges. However, that shouldn't take away from it being a lovely hotel and a very nice stay for the price

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

212 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    84
    78
    37
    10
    3
See reviews for
88
76
7
5
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (34)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mebane, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thought that this motel had a lot of perks. It was close to town and attractions. The breakfast that was included was pretty good. Like most kids, our daughter loved the pool. The view from our room on the third floor included some mountains and rolling hills. Overall, it was fairly quiet and we all slept well. Things here are a bit dated (the pool, bathrooms), but we looked past that for the deal we got and the value for our money. We would certainly stay here again!

Room Tip: Take a room on the third floor away from possible noise.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jacksonville, Florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Front desk staff was very friendly and asked us if we had AAA or any other opportunities for discounts when we checked in. The room, however was stuffy and damp feeling. The air conditioner kept turning off by itself if we weren't constantly moving around in the room, so we would come back to a warm and damp room and also woke up a few times during the night with the room too warm. The mattress was very firm and uncomfortable. The room was large and very clean. Construction on the road in front of the hotel makes it tricky to find the entrance, but there wasn't any noise in the room.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hiexpressbr, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, responded to this review, 1 week ago
MoxieDoll

Thank you for the review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you found the staff friendly and helpful. I am sorry to hear that the rest of your stay was less than enjoyable. I apologize that the A/C
would not run all the time and it made your room stuff. I will make sure that I address this with the maintenance department. We get a lot of compliments on the bedding and how comfortable they are. I apologize that you did not find this to be case in your experience. As for the road construction it will be finished in the Spring of next year ,and it will be great when we can get all the entrance signs back up at each entrance. Once again I apologize that your stay was not up to your expectations. It is our goal to make sure that every guest has an enjoyable stay. I hope you will give us another try in the future. Thanks again for staying with us, we truly appreciate it.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent customer service provided by Byron! Clean room, nice sized room! Convenient to Blue Ridge Parkway! We plan to go to Grandfather Mtn & it's a very accessible hotel! Restaurants nearby hotel! Great base hotel if you are traveling the Blue Ridge Pkwy!
Definitely recommend! :)

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hiexpressbr, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Missy N
Thank you for the review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you had a great stay with us. I will make sure I pass your kind words on to Byron. I am glad that you also got to enjoy this beautiful area and some of the local attractions. Thanks again for staying with us, we truly appreciate it.
Hope to see you again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cary, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, a friend and I stayed here (two rooms) for two nights to enjoy the mountain scenery & activities. We have previously enjoyed staying here and this HIE was as nice as ever. The front desk staff are pleasant and helpful, rooms are good-sized & clean, plus nice selection of breakfast foods. This hotel is close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the shops and restaurants of the small town of Blowing Rock. We look forward to returning!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hiexpressbr, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
EileenO
Thank you for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us once again. I am also pleased to hear that your enjoyed the Blur Ridge Parkway and the surrounding area during your stay. Thanks again for staying with us, we truly appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon.
PS The fall is a great time to visit with the fall foliage, or the winter for the skiing.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NC
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lobby is attractive and spacious. There is a connected room adjacent to where the front desk is and it looks almost like a "living room" with comfy couch and lamps on tables and a computer desk. The breakfast room is large and can accommodate alot of people which is a good thing because it was very, very crowded every morning and sort of chaotic with so many people trying to get food at the same time. There was quite a large array of hot and cold foods and beverages.
The beds and pillows were comfortable and there were nice room darkening drapes to keep out morning light. The air conditioner looked newish. Only trouble was that it blows right onto the beds when you're sleeping. There was a microwave, fridge, and coffee maker which we always find useful and is one of the features we use to determine where we'll stay.

Now for the longer list of detractors:

The pool area and even into the guest room hallway have very strong, unsafe chlorine fumes.
There is no bathroom fan; the ventilation is shared by a central duct.
The wi-fi was very slow.
The guest rooms are dark. Way too much energy saving going on here! Hard to see or read by even with every light in the room on.
Black mildew along the interior shower edges.
Shower rod falling out of the wall.
Closet rack coming loose from the wall too ready to fall out on someone's head.
Window don't open so you can't get fresh air.
The hair dryer didn't work.
Low flow toilet too low flow. Took a long time to hold down lever just so to make it flush.

Not sure if we would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hiexpressbr, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Goose007
Thank you for the review of our hotel. We appreciate the feedback. I apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay. I would like for you to contact me in a private email at hiexpressbr@gmail.com so I can discuss this with you and find out which room you ere in so I can get my maintenance supervisor in the room and get these issues resolved. Thanks again for staying with us, we truly appreciate it.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't expect a good hotel to be in the middle of nowhere, but this place is very nice. Front desk is very friendly, they made sure to recognize Platinum status (the welcome snack was a very tasty trail mix-not salty, not sugary, I actually finished it instead of throwing away the usual IHG welcome snacks:-)
Room was nice, clean, with a gazillion of channels on TV. Sound proofing was good, didn't hear any noise from hallways or other rooms. One minor thing...the toilet lid must have been designed by a woman as it does not stay up...makes it a for a slightly inconvenient experience for a man?;-) Coffee and tea are offered complimentary 24 hours, although I couldn't drink that coffee being almost cold at 3pm. There is a Starbucks in Boone's Harris Teeter if you need a cup of coffee.
The hotel is very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is awesome for scenic driving, walking trails etc.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hiexpressbr, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and got to enjoy the beautiful area surrounding our hotel. I am also pleased to hear that you found the staff friendly and helpful. I apologize for the cold coffee. We try to keep it fresh and hot. If brought to the attention of the desk clerks they would have made you a fresh pot. Thanks again for staying with us, we truly appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South

Address: 8412 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number:
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Blowing Rock
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Blowing Rock
#6 Romantic Hotel in Blowing Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The High Country's newest hotel! Our beautiful newly renovated rooms include two queen beds, one king bed, as well as deluxe rooms all with flat-screen HDTVs, microwaves and refrigerators. Stop by in the morning to enjoy our complimentary Smart Start Hot Breakfast. Available every day, the breakfast bar offers our world famous cinnamon rolls, eggs, bacon, gravy biscuits, Pancakes and more! We also have an indoor heated pool, fitness center and business center all available to our guests. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with IHG, Booking.com, Orbitz, Tingo, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Venere, Agoda and Otel so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South Hotel Blowing Rock

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.