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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 #5 of 9 hotels in Blacksburg
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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“Great trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My family & I stayed here early this month for our son's graduation from VT! The hotel made us feel very welcome from arrival to the end. Ashley at the front desk always had a great smile on her face & laughter to follow. The housekeeping staff kept coming back to try & clean our room & accomodate us since we were in & out of the room at odd hours & always very pleasant. The hotel had a continous shuttle bus, which was great for graduation, even walking back to the hotel was great since it was far enough to get some good exercise, but not too far to be totally exhausted! They even gave out free gym passes to the gym that was across the block. If we get back to VT, we would definately stay here again.

Room Tip: 1st floor is great, doors go right out to the parking lot.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, June 3, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your son's graduation. We appreciate your compliments and look forward to a future visit!

Ken R.
General Manager
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  • 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
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Other than its proximity to Virginia Tech, nothing special here. Rooms are musty and could use updating. No on site restaurant, although there are a few within walking distance. In our opinion, there are better choices for a stay in Blacksburg.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We regret that we did not exceed your expectations. We do have an on-site restaurant that serves breakfast and an on-site lounge that serves dinner. We hope you give us another try to change your mind about choosing another hotel.

Ken R.
General Manager
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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have stayed here several times as we have two students at Virginia Tech. Easy walk to campus and also to the quaint town of Blacksburg Virginia. Front desk is extremely efficient and friendly. Morning breakfast buffet is very fresh and has many delicious choices. Good hotel choice if visiting Blacksburg for University activities!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thank you for leaving your comments here and for complimenting our breakfast. We hope to see you again soon!

Tom M.
Food & Beverage Director
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Surprise, Arizona
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33 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is an old motel (no elevator, so request a 1st floor room if you are disabled). It is nicely appointed: good sized desk, nice desk chair, excellent easy chair, huge tv with cable, good bed, and lots of storage space ( 5 drawers and an additional cabinet). Also an ironing board, iron, coffee maker, nightstands on both sides of the bed, pool, minibar ( no microwave). It was clean, but the carpets were old and a bit worn.
However (you knew there would be a "but"), the lamps are all very low lux. Seeing into my suitcase was a challenge, and ironing was difficult. Also the walls are very thin.
I would stay here again - It is a great location at the entrance to VT - but I would bring a flashlight.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, General Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We hope the next time you stay with us, you'll be able to use the refrigerator and microwave located inside the custom build cabinet in all of our rooms. Let us know the next time you come into town and we'll be sure to add extra lighting in your room. We hope to see you again soon!

Ken R.
General Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Have stayed at the Holiday Inn Blacksburg several times, most recently during VT move out. Can't beat the location; the rooms, however, could be better. Bathrooms just don't feel clean. Stains on comforters and carpet. Attention to detail is important: with so many options in Blacksburg, Holiday Inn Blacksburg would be our only choice should that improve.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thank you for staying with us for the VT move out and for leaving us your feedback. It is our top priority to provide our guests with a clean, comfortable stay. We appreciate you telling us about some of the details we missed in your room. We have immediately taken the appropriate actions to make sure we improve. We hope to see you back again in August for moving back in!

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Front Royal, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Holiday Inn in Blacksburg is ideally located on the edge of campus. It’s a large facility, clean and neat with numerous amenities – restaurant, pool, fitness center, conference and meeting rooms, etc. The rooms are clean, reasonably sized, well-appointed, and comfortable. The down-side during our stay was related to information provided by the staff. On check-in I asked for a late check-out the next morning; I was told “yes” but it didn’t get into “the system” and the cleaning team showed up two hours ahead of check-out. On check-in I was told the restaurant was open for dinner; on arriving at the restaurant it was closed for a private party. On check-in I was told the restaurant served a buffet at breakfast; on arrival there was no buffet, only ordering from a menu which created a time crunch. All things combined, no major issues and the facility is very nice – you just expect more than some of the items cited. Willing to chalk the issues up to ‘training’ and give the facility another shot next time in town.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are so happy you found our hotel comfortable and clean. I apologize you experienced numerous inconveniences. Thank you for letting us know, so we have the opportunity to focus on these details to make sure our team gives our guests accurate information. We hope you return soon, so we can turn your stay into a 5.

Amanda M
Front Desk Manager
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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28 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed one night and were fortunate to get upgraded into a King Executive which was a two room suite and nicely renovated. We especially enjoyed the excellent pillow top mattress. The staff was courteous and helpful. I was especially impressed by the friendliness of Helen who was so patient and thorough in answering guest questions.

Location is great and they have a free use arrangement with a full service gym a block away, which is a nice value added feature. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HIGM1, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are so happy we were able to offer you an upgrade and that you enjoyed it. Thank you for complimenting Helen and our team. It is really important for us to provide our guests with superior service. We hope to see you again soon!

Amanda M
Front Desk Manager
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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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