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Holiday Inn Express Boone
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1943 Blowing Rock Road, Hwy 321 South, Boone, NC 28607   |  
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Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Boone
NC
2 reviews
“Very nice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2009

Very clean. Comfy beds. Friendly staff. Pretty good breakfast.

We've stayed here 4 years in a row now and have been happy with every visit. We'll be back next year.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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
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Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2009

This is an attractive ,nice hotel. We found it to be very up to date., well kept and it had comfortable beds The only criticism Iis that the facuets they used were very low cost and basic paired with beautiful marble countertops in the huge bathroom and the additional sink in the bedroom area. They worked well but with additional $ they could have had a wow factor.
All of the employees we encountered were pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was varied and very adequate with nice surroundings in the dining area. Only one elevator was functioning during check out time but they said they were " working on getting it fixed".It was not a huge inconvenience for most.
If you are trying to arrive or depart during heavy traffic times, use the light at the Lowe's store as the parking lots adjoin.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hickory, North Carolina
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2009

I stayed here with my sister for one night earlier this week. We paid $79 for the night + tax after I joined Priority Club, the rewards program of Holiday Inn. Very good value for this hotel. I have no complaints whatsoever except for the caulking around the bathtub. It was discolored (turned brown) and peeling/cracking. Other than that, the room was clean and comfortable. We stayed in 401, a room at the end of the hall with 2 queen beds. The AC/heating unit is located under the window, rather than a thermostat on the wall, so that can be rather noisy. There is a second sink outside the bathroom, with a coffeemaker, coffee, tea, cups, etc. That is very convenient if you have several people trying to get ready at once. Sinks have granite countertops. There is no vent fan in bathroom. TV is not flat screen if that is important to you. There were 2 comfortable chairs in the room, along with a desk and chair. We did not eat the free breakfast, so I cannot comment on that, but I did notice the posted sanitation score of 92. The pool is quite small, but clean, and there were plenty of lounge chairs. It was not heated. It was well-screened from the surrounding parking lot and roadways by shrubbery. My sister and I arrived at 10:30 am and checked in with no problem. Staff welcomed us and didn't act like it was any big deal at all. They also helped us find a restaurant we were looking for and gave us a map. I noticed there was a laundry room with a coin-operated washer and dryer for guests to use, and nearby there is an exercise room with 2 treadmills and an elyptical (I think) machine. Free USA Today delivered to our room in morning. For what we paid, this was well worth the price.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, NC
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

We had a wondeful experience. This was our first time staying in Boone for a hiking trip and were trying to decide among other hotel choices. We're glad that we selected HIE. The hotel was very clean, the rooms were spacious and well appointed. The beds were very comfortable and the choice of soft or firm pillows was a nice touch. The breakfast buffet the next morning had both cold and hot options, and was a lot better than other hotel offerings.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Winston Salem
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2009

My wife and I just returned from a weekend get away to Boone. We visit the Boone area a couple of times a year, but have never stayed at the HI Express until this trip.

I had always thought the Boone HI Express looked like a nice place to stay, and the location was good; close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Blowing Rock.

We stayed in a King Room with a balcony. Don't pay the extra for a balcony room. There are no chairs to sit in on the balcony, and there is NO view, unless you consider a drainage ditch or the Lowe's parking lot a view.

The room was nice, clean and quite.. The bathroom was huge, but our shower didn't work like it was suppose to. The thingy that cuts the shower head on was broken and only dirverted about 1/3 of the water to the shower head. Because of that, the shower head water pressure was so low that you could hardly rinse the soap off of your body.

The "young adults" working the front desk left a lot to be desired. I assume they were college students who haven't had that class on "customer service" yet. It was almost like we were bothering them when we arrived to check in.

The breakfast bar was very nice. There were a lot of different items to choose from, all of which were hot, and tasted pretty decent.

My biggest complaint was the maid service. At 8:55 on Sunday morning they were knocking on our door, wanting to clean our room. Check out time is 11:00, so please give the customer ample time to eat, shower and pack.

I would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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SOUTH CAROLINA
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

we were very pleased with our stay. Very clean rooms ,great breakfast bar with so many choices ,Great! Also very nice staff, greated with a smile! Found not one thing that make me not like this hotel. would recommend this hotel to anyone! Oh yes, room was spotless and smelled great no bad odor with a nice .

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, MD
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

Check-in for my two-night stay was smooth and the room was quiet. Unfortunately, the room had not been well cleaned. I discovered long blond hair on the bathroom floor and on the sheets; small blood stain on the wall of the bathroom; very dusty/grimy grate on the ceiling over the bathroom sink; sizable stain on the bedspread; etc. Staff was somewhat attentive, although a front desk clerk was rather nasty when I requested the late checkout that another front desk clerk had promised. She grudgingly extended checkout by 30 minutes, which was unacceptable.

Business center consisted of one computer and one printer in a public area that served as the dining room for the continental breakfast. Fitness center was one small room with little equipment.

Given the inexplicably high room rates of $130 to $145 a night for a summer weekend stay in a remote and rural town in North Carolina , I expected more -- cleaner room, better service, more helpful staff. I won't return.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1943 Blowing Rock Road, Hwy 321 South, Boone, NC 28607
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Boone
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Boone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Boone 2.5*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take a Video Tour of the hotel. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Boone was recipient of the 2003 Development Award as well as the 2004 and 2006 Quality Excellence Award. We are a five story, 129 room hotel offering: two room suites with fireplaces, a jacuzzi and a balcony; King rooms with jacuzzi and standard rooms with Queen beds. All guest rooms have complimentary high speed wireless internet service. This Boone hotel also features a free hot breakfast and free local phone calls. Visit Boone, NC and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Boone. ... more   less 
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