Just stayed here for our son's graduation from Virginia Tech. I'm going to discount the fact that it's graduation weekend and the prices are jacked up with a three night minimum (up from two last year I'm told). They probably do that for football weekends as well - and not just at this hotel or in this university town.
The rooms were very nice. Large bathroom, very comfortable bed, large screen, flat-panel TV with a wide channel selection. Microwave and refrigerator in the room were a nice touch not found other places. Free Wi-Fi was relatively speedy and worked easily.
Staff were very friendly throughout and they had complimentary coffee, lemonade and chocolate-dipped strawberries at the front desk. Shuttle to the campus is nice, but this hotel is the closest to campus anyway, so it wouldn't be an essential if you could walk without difficulty.
The reason to give a relatively low rating is that my wife likes to use the treadmill in hotels in the a.m. They had one - but only one - in a small exercise room. She got to use it each morning but noted to the front desk folks after the first morning that the dispenser of hand sanitizer was empty. She also noted that the TV remote didn't work. The next day it was the same thing, and the young man at the desk helpfully pointed out that the TV could be manually changed without a remote. I guess he wasn't familiar with a treadmill.
Anyway, if you don't mind paying the higher prices this is a nice place to stay. Just bring your own hand sanitizer and maybe a set of double-A batteries.
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