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“Sigma Chi 40th Anniversary Banquet” 4 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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Richmond, Virginia
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“Sigma Chi 40th Anniversary Banquet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Before I arrived at the Inn I was expecting a lot because its reputation preceeds it. For the most part it lived up to its reputation as a fine hotel and meeting place. I was impressed by its stonework and especially by the friendly staff who made my visit comfortable.

The ball room was decorated well, the food and service were satisfactory plus the speeches were important and the band played great. We drank and danced the night away listening to 10 Spot do their thing. They covered old and new songs. The kid on drums was terrific and the horn section was tight. Many of my friends agree that the band sponsors made the night a success because of their choice for entertainment.

Thank you Jim, Freddy, Bill, Alan, John, Tom, Mark and "10 Spot"!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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shavert, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, March 2, 2012
Thank you for sharing the notes about your experience at The Inn at Virginia Tech. We were pleased to be chosen to host the Sigma Chi Reunion and it appeared the attendees had a great time. We hope you will stay with us again on future visits to Blacksburg.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

My daughter and I stayed overnight at the Inn. I was bringing her back to school after winter break. I have stayed at this hotel before as well as many others in the Blacksburg/Christensburg area. The beds are comfortable, room is nicely decorated and clean.
The reason that I am not giving this hotel a very high rating is for the fact that we were abruptly woken up at 3 am by a very loud and very drunk individual sitting in the hallway outside our room. The person appeared to be of college age. I had to call the front desk and to the hotel's credit, the individual was escorted away. I have never experienced this at any of the other hotels in the area. I don't know how this person was not noticed by any of the personnel in the hotel. I don't think that I will be returning. I was exhausted after staying here. I did not get a very good nights sleep.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, January 23, 2012
Dear NVA Traveler:

Thank you for staying with us during your recent trip to Blacskburg and Virginia Tech. Please accept my sincere apologies for the incident that awakened you during the night. The guest involved was attending a conference here at The Inn. I'm sorry he caused such a disturbance. When the police arrived, they transported him to the hospital for observation and treatment.

We hope this unusual incident will not keep you for staying with us on future visits. Our ParentsCLUB offers special discounts and benefits to Hokie parents - at no charge. More information is available on our website.

Thank you for sharing the comments about your stay. We hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you in the future.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

I stayed at the Inn and Conference Center for a Winter Graduation, so it's probably one of the most busy times of year. The room was clean and the bed was nice, although it seemed a little dated (old school tube TV). There was a thermostat in the room, but it didn't seem to actually work, when I arrived it was set to 70 something and the room was roasting, i turned it down to 65 before bed, and when I woke up... it was warmer then the night before.

They give you "Breakfast tickets", my wife had evidently only put one person on the reservation, so we only got one ticket, make sure you specify the exact number of people in your party.

All of that said, you can't get any more convenient for a trip to the University, and it was walking distance from just about anything on campus.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 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, December 25, 2011
Thank you for staying with us during your visit for Graduation. We appreciate your comments. I'm sorry you had difficulty with the thermostat in your room. We are always looking for opportunities to bring improvements to our facilities and services. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you on future visits to Blacksburg.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

The service was very good. For the most part the staff are part of the VT hotel & restaurant program. The food was well prepared with good presentation. It was a great place to hold a business meeting. One caution is be careful where you obtain a room because I had problems with wifi connection.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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shavert, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, December 20, 2011
Dear dlaw3:
Thank you for staying with us during your recent business conference. We are proud of the many Virginia Tech Hospitality and Tourism Management students and graduates on our staff. We appreciate your recognition of their service. We look forward to seeing you again on a future visit to Blacksburg.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

We stayed here because my husband attended a 2-day class in Blacksburg (but not at VT). The hotel was very nice, the rooms were comfortable and clean. The breakfast was served buffet style at the cost of $12.00 plus any drinks you ordered. Even though there were alot of choices, nothing tasted too exceptional, so we went across the street to Kroger and bought some breakfast food to eat in our room the other 2 mornings. There was a nice display of Christmas trees and decorations in the conference center, which put us in the holiday mood. Driving out of the hotel and across the road, there was a Panera, a few sub shops, and small restaurants, and Kroger, but no shopping. Christiansburg is about 6 miles away and offers the big stores and restaurants you can find in all major cities. All in all, I would stay again, but wouldn't be against trying the Holiday Inn across the street either.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 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, December 20, 2011
Dear Delgal:
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Blacksburg. I'm glad that you found the location convenient to the other amenities in town. Your comments about our "Fashions for Evergreens" display are appreciated. This has become a holiday tradition and it is well-received by visitors to our property. We hope to see you again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

This hotel is located on the VT campus and is built right in the beautiful style of the classical campus buildings but is only a few years old. My husband and I here stayed at the Inn for about a week, attending a conference at the Skelton Conference Center on the hotel premises. Even though more than 50 conference attendees had a booking at the hotel and checking in on the same day, check in was only possible from 4 p.m. The reception staff was blaming this on the hotel being fully booked the night before because of a VT football game but I think given the size of our group this could have been better organized, allowing everyone to get into their rooms earlier. We were booked in a suite which was really spacious and had cozy furniture. Housekeeping didn't seem to do that good a job as hair dropped on the batroom floor stayed there for several days. How well the floor in the other rooms of our suite was cleaned we couldn't really tell because of the carpets. We liked the fact that we could open the windows. The bar is worth visiting.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, December 20, 2011
Dear Bernadette:
Thank you for staying with us during your recent conference. I'm sorry your check-in was delayed due to the high occupancy we experienced the previous night. Your concerns about the housekeeping details were shared with our Housekeeping Manager for follow-up and correction. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Blacksburg.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

We just stayed two nights at the Inn at Virginia Tech. It is expensive and during football season there is a two night minimum. For the price, they should have flat screen TVs in the rooms. The breakfast buffet is good but expensive too.
They do not have a pool or hot tub onsite. You can use the college facilities but who wants to do that???
It is very clean and you really can't beat the location. So, I guess if you've got plenty of $$$ it's good. For us, we expected a little more for our hard earned dollars.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, December 20, 2011
Dear VTHokieNorthCarolina:
Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Blacksburg for the football game. We do charge premium rates and require a two-night minimum during football game events, With the demand for those events, our competition does the same. We are always working to bring improvements to our facilities and services and we expect to convert to flat-screen televisions during 2012. We hope you will return to see the results of our improvement efforts..
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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:
#1 Family Hotel in Blacksburg
#3 Business Hotel in Blacksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center 3.5*
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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