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“Exceeded my expectation!” 5 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   840 E King Street, Boone, NC 28607   |  
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“Exceeded my expectation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2006

A member of my family experienced a medical emergency while on the ski slopes. The Best Western staff went the extra mile to meet the needs of my family during my husband's hospital stay. Having a hotel room where I felt safe with my children made the situation a little easier.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2006

I have never stayed in a nicer hotel. This is by far the best service my wife and I have ever received and we do travel often. The front-desk and housekeeping staff went above and beyond the call of duty. My wife and I were up for our anniversary and I wanted to surprise her. When we checked into the room, there were rose petals on the bed and around the jacuzzi, a bottle of champagne, and a gift basket with all sorts of goodies. I asked them to surprise us, but I never expected this. My wife cried. Every employee from all of the front desk staff, to housekeeping, and even the maintenance guy acknowledged us and most even said "Happy Anniversary". Everyone there called us by name and really made us feel like they were happy we were there. The breakfast bar was awesome with some of the best biscuits and gravy I've ever had. I cannot tell you how much we loved this place and can't wait to go back. The front desk had made us dinner reservations at an amazing restaurant called Wildflower. The food was incredible. The swimming pool was great, the cleanest we've ever seen in a hotel. While we were relaxing at the pool, we talked to several other families that said when they came to Boone, this was the only place they stayed. My wife and I are coming back in the summer and we've already made reservations here. If you're coming to Boone, this is the only place to stay. Hospitality at its Best!

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2005

Should you listen to me? I'm someone who usually stays in a modest hotel - Hampton, Fairfield, Holiday Inn. Will do a Ramada or Hilton on occasion. A Lodge or resort/spa is a treat for me. Mostly I want a CLEAN ROOM and I prefer a new hotel or a recently renovated one.

The town: Boone is a great place to visit the mountains. Good location and a short drive to everything in the area. Plenty of food options. Plenty of entertainment options. Go to the Daniel Boone Inn for family style down-home dinner. No options - you get what they're serving but there should be something for everyone. I've been to Boone several times to hike or just enjoy the surroundings such as: Grandfather Mtn., Tweetsie RR (for the kids), Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, a drive down the BRP, or a drive north to Damascus and Grayson Highlands State Park, VA....


The good: Very clean room. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good with a wide variety of food (fruit, cereal, breads, bagels, waffles, sausage, biscuits, etc.). Pool was clean and well kept.

The so-so: The hotel is sort of on the edge (eastern side coming in on Hwy.421) of town so you really can't walk to restaurants. But, all of those things are a close drive. I thought the bathroom could have used another light as it was dim in the shower but other than that it was fine. Right now there is another hotel going up next door so the grounds are a little unsightly on one side but otherwise very nice. No real view.

Finally, this is a great "base camp" to see NW North Carolina and a great place if you have kids. I've stayed in three hotels in this town and this was the best one so far.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2005

This hotel must be one of the best BW hotels I have ever stayed in. To be honest, the BW group is very variable - you can stay in some extreme budget options. This hotel whilst moderately priced is absolutely first class. We had a fireplace/jacuzzi suite and it was fantastic especially for our family of 2 adults/2 teens. The room is huge with a kingsize bed plus a queen sofa bed. There is a massive tv, a fireplace and a large corner style jacuzzi bath. In the bathroom (which is a fair size) there is a bath/shower combo too.

It looks extremely new but I believe is not. Very quiet too with great views of the valley. The reception staff were pleasant and helpful. The breakfast buffet was one of the best with cereal/muffins/bagels/biscuits/sausage/juice etcetc. Plenty of it and good quality. The other facilities were great too.

We enjoyed Boone and would have loved to have stayed longer. There are plenty of restaurants to suit every budget from KFC up. It is extremely well placed for sightseeing.

We went to "Horn in the West" a show that has been running for many years. I wish I could say it was good but it was absolutely dreadful made worse by the constant attack of flies and mosquitoes. We had to leave. Be warned!

One other warning: The Blowing Rock (in Blowing Rock) is privately owned and costs $$$ to see. It really isn't worth it at all. Don't go. Grandfather Mountain is also privately owned and costs the same but is infinitely better - wonderful scenery, zoo, picnics etc.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 840 E King Street, Boone, NC 28607
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Boone
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Boone
#1 Romantic Hotel in Boone
#2 Business Hotel in Boone
#6 Family Hotel in Boone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Blue Ridge Plaza 2.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy beautiful mountain views and unsurpassed customer service while staying at this Boone, North Carolina hotel. Offering breathtaking views of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, the BEST WESTERN Blue Ridge Plaza is pleased to offer sophisticated accommodations and convenient access to an array of activities and attractions. This Boone area hotel offers well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with cable satellite television and high-speed Internet access. Guests are welcome to start the day with a complimentary continental breakfast before taking a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool. Business guests staying at the BEST WESTERN Blue Ridge Plaza will appreciate the full-service business center and meeting facilities accommodating up to 120 guests. The hotel also features guest laundry, free parking and a game room. The BEST WESTERN Blue Ridge Plaza offers convenient access to a variety of outdoor activities including golfing, horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking on Grandfather Mountain and skiing at Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain Ski Resorts. Less than ten miles from this destination hotel, guests can visit key area attractions such as the Daniel Boone Nature Garden, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mystery Hill. Families especially will enjoy mining for gems, spending the day at Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park or exploring the Linville Caverns. The hotel also offers convenient access to the Appalachian State University, only one mile away. The friendly, helpful staff at the BEST WESTERN Blue Ridge Plaza is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Boone, North Carolina. ... more   less 
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