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“vt fall family weekend” 5 of 5 stars
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The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24061   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Blacksburg
northern virginia
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“vt fall family weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

can't beat this place for convenience. on campus, across from new visitors center(admissions) and short walk to engineering buildings and shuttle bus too! beautiful hotel which is connected to vtech conference center. built with "hokie" stone with wide hallways and big parking lot to handle any crowds. very scenic with open space/farmland views from our room. based on previous reviews, was expecting small, noisy room. it was quiet as a peep, didn't hear anyone and very spacious - and hotel was fully booked!

this place is busy. besides family weekend, there were two weddings that weekend, besides campus organization activities. but you wouldn't know it, except we saw bride and groom walking in! the staff really handle the traffic well - friendly, efficient and big smiles.

i was worried that i hadn't received email confirmation before our stay. had booked back in april, way early but it's family weekend! worried about overbooking and really not having a room upon arrival. had tried to call the hotel but kept getting voicemail for some person at the hotel.got transferred to general vt switchboard and they tried to patch through, same thing. so called my son while driving to school and asked him to go to hotel and call me so i could talk with front desk to confirm. yes, i was panicking.

son was good sport and humored his mom. he got to front desk and no worries - confirmed. spoke with incredibly understanding and friendly person who assured me that all was well. she apologized for not getting through by phone - they were ringing off the hook and waves of check-in's. calls were being automatically being routed to voice mail. but room was ready and son was sweet. think they know how to handle crazied parents and busy times!

Also, hotel has "parent's club" that gives future hotel discounts, restaurant discounts and other benefits to hokie families. sign-up is free and got nice welcome packet upon checkin.

got free breakfasts during stay - pretty nice with chef making custom omelets, french toast, sausage, fresh oatmeal, grits and fruit, pastries, and other goodies. they can open up private rooms for large crowds (wedding families...). but can get crowded. go early.

definitely the place to stay, not only for convenience but great views and relaxing surroundings. signup for parent's club and book early for best deals and availability. staff is very friendly and even has gift shop with hokie pillow pals which go fast!

Room Tip: we were on 3rd floor near end of long wing facing golf course/farmland. great views and could easily...
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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Mike_Armstrong, Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, November 14, 2011
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I’m sorry you had trouble reaching us to confirm your reservation. We were having some technical issues during that time, but I assure you that is not our norm.

I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay and have joined our Parents Club. We look forward to seeing you again over the next few years.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011 via mobile

I attended a reception And it was so convenient to have it attached right to the Inn where we stayed. Rooms were expensive AND charged extra for parking, but the convenience of being in campus was worthwhile. The room had beautiful views and big windows. The sink area of the bathroom was nice but the showerhead was unexpectedly very cheap. Ate breakfast for $8.95 with a great buffet and custom omelets. We expected a higher breakfast price and were pleasantly surprised.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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shavert, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, October 17, 2011
Dear Indiana On The Go:
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Blacksburg. We appreciate your comments about your stay. I'm sorry the showerhead in your room was not performing well. If you will send me a separate note with the room number to tshaver@vt.edu I will be sure we follow-up and make corrections. We hope you will return to The Inn when you are in Blacksburg in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

The Inn at Virginia Tech is a good place to stay if you're in Blacksburg for work, alumni events, visiting your child at VT or in town for a football/basketball game. You cannot beat the location of this hotel. The Inn is a 20 minute walk from downtown Blacksburg/Lane Stadium and the Basketball arena. The staff at the Inn at Virginia Tech were friendly. The hotel room wasn't very luxurious, but it was clean. If you're looking for luxury when you visit Virginia Tech - and you don't mind a 40 minute drive - look at Hotel Roanoke.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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shavert, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, October 17, 2011
Dear NY Hokie:
Thank you for sharing your review of your recent visit to The Inn at Virginia Tech. Your impressions of our property are very important to us as we are always looking for opportunities to make improvements. We hope to see you again on your future visits to Blacksburg.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

My husband and I recently stayed at the Inn at Virginia Tech so that he could visit his beloved alma mater for the first time in more than 10 years. We were both impressed by the quality of the accommodations and the service that we received. We had a room with a king-size bed that included an armchair and footstool, large L-shaped work desk, and a stand with a coffee maker and supplies. We also enjoyed the fact that there were two sinks, one outside the bathroom, which is nice when two people are getting ready to go out. The room was clean, well maintained, and attractively decorated.

We ate breakfast the restaraunt, which is a buffet with a chef doing omelets to order. The food was good and, I thought, reasonably priced for a buffet.

The Inn provides a shuttle and the driver, learning that it was my husband's first trip back in some years, pointed out new buildings as he drove us to campus. He also came and picked us when we were done.

All in all, I would definitely recommend the Inn to anyone visiting Virginia Tech or Blacksburg.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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shavert, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, October 17, 2011
Dear Carol757:
Thank you for the story of your recent visit to Virginia Tech and The Inn. I'm sure your husband was impressed by the changes that have occurred since his last visit. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again on your next visit to Virginia Tech.
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Second time staying at the Inn at Virginia Tech in the past few months. The front staff on my first day was not really all that helpful but they were friendly. I found that the rooms were very nice and clean. The beds were incredibly comfortable. The bathroom door on my room (#236) did not close all of the way but that was only a minor irritant. The food at Prestons was very good and the food at the confrence rooms was much better this time than my last trip. Last trip the coffee was weaker than tea, but they seem to have fixed that problem. All in all it was a good trip, nice stay, and I was very pleased.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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shavert, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, October 17, 2011
Dear Mowens2:
Thank you for the note about your recent stay with us. I'm sorry for the difficulties you encountered but appreciate the detail you provided so we could follow-up and make corrections. Your feedback is very helpful to us as we are always working to make improvements in our service and facilities. We hope to see you again on a future visit to Blacksburg.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

I love Blacksburg. I love Virginia Tech. I just wish that both places would do just a little bit more to rise to their respective potentials. The Inn at VT is an excellent example. Located in a beautiful setting, connected to a great facility and staffed with wonderfully nice folks, the accommodations are on par with a Hawthorne Inn while lacking the free breakfast :). The rooms are clean, but do not approach "impressive" in any way. C'mon folks, we have a great school here... aren't you proud of it? Is this really the best we can do? It looks like an apology for having built something beautiful, and God forbid, expensive, on the outside. Let's take a page out of Duke University's notebook: www.washingtondukeinn.com/ ; if we want to impress prospective university staff, students, alumni, philanthropists and other affiliates (and why else would we build an Inn at a University?), this is the right direction.

As an alumni of VT and now a resident of Blacksburg, I hope both will do a little bit better at showing their Hokie pride in the future!

Room Tip: Don't let them put you in the basement!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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shavert, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, October 17, 2011
Dear Appalachian Diva:
Thanks you for the notes regarding your stay at The Inn. Your recognition of the service our staff provided is appreciated. I'm sorry our interior finishes did not meet your expectations. We strive to offer the amenities and services our guests desire. We hope you will return and see the results of our improvement efforts.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Great conference facility - good food, nice rooms, everything was perfect. Would stay there again.

Room Tip: All rooms are probably quiet. We were along the front (drop-off) and didn't hear a thing.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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shavert, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, October 17, 2011
Dear MIS Professor:
Thank you for the comments regarding your recent stay with us. We are proud of our conference facilities. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit.
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Address: 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Location: United States > Virginia > Blacksburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Blacksburg
#2 Romantic Hotel in Blacksburg
#3 Family Hotel in Blacksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is the only hotel situated on the campus of Virginia Tech and is the perfect destination to explore all that Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, and Montgomery County have to offer. Preston's Restaurant features fresh, locally-sourced foods and the Continental Divide Lounge features an eclectic wine list and premium spirits. As the largest hotel and conference center in Blacksburg, we offer nearly 24,000 square feet of conference space, including a 700-seat ballroom, 10 conference rooms, and 147 hotel rooms and suites. This is one of the premier facilities in the mid-Atlantic region. For conferences, events, or leisure, come experience the hospitality, luxury, and latest innovations in beautiful southwest Virginia. ... more   less 
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