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“Feb 2014 Snowstorm” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   900 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Blacksburg
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“Feb 2014 Snowstorm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I was in town for a college recruiting trip when the city was hit with a 20 inch snow storm overnight. It might have derailed our investment had it not been for the hotel staff. They helped us use their facility to keep out interviews going. But most important, they went above and beyond to make their facility accessible to guests, visitors and staff. They even had their staff of Matt and mark clean the snow off guests cars so they could try to venture out for food or other things. Not that it mattered because the hotels services didn't skip a beat from food to pool to warmth. They did it around the clock. Thanks!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
We appreciate you staying with us for your recruiting trip. We were happy to serve you during and after our snowstorm. We look forward to your next visit to Blacksburg!

Ken R.
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I stayed at the Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg when they had a devastating snow storm. I was stuck in my room for a few days, unable to travel for business. Fortunately, the staff, specifically Ashley, made my stay extremely enjoyable in this very unfortunate weather. My rent-a-car was buried in two feet of snow and the maintenance staff (Mark and Matt?) shoveled my car out. I'm sure that this was not in their job description, but they did it anyway. The hospitality at this hotel is unparalleled.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for complimenting our team! We were happy to provide you the extra services during the snow storm. We look forward to serving you again the next time you're in Blacksburg.

Ken R.
General Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We visit Blacksburg a couple times a year. We have found this hotel to be the ideal location. We love the comfortable beds, flat screen TV, fridge, nicely appointed furnishings, wifi and their breakfast buffet is great too before heading out of town. The hotel hosts a great tailgate and the shuttle service to and from the game is so convenient. The staff is very nice and helpful too. Our kids love swimming in the indoor pool. We have enjoyed having access to the courtyard from our room for fresh air and some pre-game cornhole. Don't be fooled by the exterior, this property is an excellent choice.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us while you visit Blacksburg. We appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know about your experience. We look forward to your next visit!

Ken R.
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We spent last night at the Blacksburg Holiday Inn. Arrived around 9:30 pm and left early this morning. The hotel was packed. There was a volleyball tournament at the University so there were a number collegiate volleyball teams staying at the Holiday Inn last night. Surprisingly, it was relatively quit. We didn't hear any noise after 11:00 pm. Overall this is a great place to stay. Clean and comfortable rooms. All the rooms have been renovated. The staff was courteous, although we had little interaction with them. This is our favorite hotel in Blacksburg.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your overnight stay. We are so happy you consider us your favorite hotel in Blacksburg. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.

Ken R., General Manager
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Vienna, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Love the location. Makes it convenient to get to favorite restaurants and of course to campus. The Kids of course love the big TV, but I appreciated the good night sleep in the comfortable bed. Our room had direct access to the parking which made getting luggage in and out of the room a breeze. The room was very up to date in regards to the finishes. The staff at check-in were very friendly and helpful. This is very welcome after a long car ride. Will definetly be returning when I come back to Blacksburg.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us while you and your family were in Blacksburg. We can't wait to see you again!

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Murrieta, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I enjoyed staying here as it is the regular hotel I stay at when I am in the Blacksburg area. During the football season, they have plenty of things to do and accommodate everything from a hotel tailgate to getting you to/from the game. When I come in for business, it has been great to use also. Within walking distance of some great restaurants and downtown to enjoy a few beers. The customer service is fantastic. I had very few problems with the hotel, but any that I have had have been resolved quickly by the staff. Thank you.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are delighted you enjoy staying here and have had fantastic customer service. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in Blacksburg!

Ken R., General Manager
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Laurel, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stayed at the hotel over the recent Thanksgiving holiday. We had a suite with a kitchen area and family room, an adjoining king bed room, and an additional adjoining room beside the king that had 2 queen size beds. We loved the space, and the room seemed brand new. We were on the 1st floor and had a sliding glass door that led to the parking lot, which was great for easy access to the car. The full size fridge was a nice place for us to store the food that we brought into town for Thanksgiving. The bed was even more comfortable than my bed at home. Though we weren't there to visit the university, I could see that that this hotel would be in high demand during the school session due to its proximity. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for choosing to stay with us over the Thanksgiving holiday. We are happy you enjoyed your presidential suite and look forward to your next visit!
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Address: 900 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Location: United States > Virginia > Blacksburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Blacksburg
#2 Business Hotel in Blacksburg
#6 Family Hotel in Blacksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover all that Blacksburg has to offer at the 100% smoke-free, convenient, comfortable Holiday Inn University. You are at the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, shopping, dining, entertainment and the arts. You are within easy walking distance to Virginia Tech. ... more   less 
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