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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
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Convenient to everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We recently visited Blacksburg to give our high school daughter a first look at Virginia Tech. We were really delighted with our stay at the Inn. Our room was lovely, and the people working there were first rate. Behind the Inn is a meadow of native grasses and flowers. It is easy to reach from the interstate as you come into town, and it is literally a block from the university. Breakfast was the only meal we ate there, but the buffet was full and fresh and you really shouldn't miss the biscuits. I would recommend this place to anyone traveling to Blacksburg.

  • Stayed August 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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Tom S, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Anne R:

Thank you for sharing these notes about your recent stay at The Inn at Virginia Tech. I'm sure your daughter was impressed with her visit to this beautiful campus.

It was great to read of your experience at The Inn. We hope to see you again in the future.

Yours truly,
Tom Shaver
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great room, comfy, clean, great welcome and service. Great value for money through Hotwire. Grounds in the back are great to unwind after a long day, while having a meal or drink on the patio. Peaceful oasis (may be different after Back to school?).

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Tom S, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Breakfastfor2:

Thank you for the review of your recent stay at The Inn at Virginia Tech. We appreciate your business and thank you for sharing the notes about your stay.

It was great to hear that you enjoyed the ambience of our Great Lawn Even when school is in session, that is a peaceful area.

We hope to see you again if your travels bring you back to Blacksburg.

Yours truly,
Tom Shaver
General Manager
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Perfect for a family wedding held on campus which is why we were there. Rooms are decent size and even though the bathrooms are huge (or updated much) having two sinks is nice. One sink was outside so you had privacy. Service was good and the property is fairly well maintained. Hate to be too picky but the fake flowers in the lobby could go. Had to have the down pillows and comforter removed due to allergies. Their website say down is available upon request but we didn't request it and only noticed after an allergic reaction. Breakfast buffet at $11 is a good value - nothing over the top but decent and good selection. Didn't have any other food except at the reception held there and unfortunately that food wasn't good at all but the service and room where the reception was held was great.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tom S, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Jonesgo:

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent stay at The Inn at Virginia Tech. We know these reviews are helpful for other travelers deciding where to stay.

Thanks again,
Tom Shaver
General Manager
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had an outstanding stay at the Inn at Virginia Tech! The service was great, the room was comfortable, and everything was reasonably priced! The hotel is centrally located on the Virginia campus within walking distance to almost everything.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tom S, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Tom:

Thank for the notes regarding your recent stay at The Inn at Virginia Tech. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again on your next visit to Blacksburg.

Yours truly,
Tom Shaver
General Manager
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Weston, CT
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45 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Clean and comfortable, at a very good price. Fantastic location if you're visiting Virginia Tech. Staff was super friendly (looks like they employ lots of local students). We loved the breakfast (in the restaurant and room service), but the dinner menu looked a little bit overly fancy and expensive. Great ballroom for catering large events. Almost a 5.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tom S, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear WiseWoman:

Thank you for staying at The Inn at Virginia Tech during your recent visit to Blacksburg. We appreciate your efforts to share the notes about your stay with other travelers.

We were pleased to read your review of our property and our staff. We do employ many students throughout the year and, like you, our guests appreciate the energy and enthusiasm they bring to their work. It is one of the benefits of being located on campus.

If you are the parent of a new Virginia Tech student, I encourage you to join our Parents Club. There is no cost to join and you will receive numerous benefits and special offers from us.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Yours truly,
Tom Shaver
General Manager
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I recently stayed at the Inn for student orientation. It's nice but over priced. The location is very convenient if you are there for visiting the college. You used to get perks for staying at the Inn like parking privileges on campus. They no longer offer this perk and breakfast is extra as well. For $209 a night, you would expect to get more value.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Tom S, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear Gianna:

Thank you for staying at The Inn at Virginia Tech during your recent visit to Blacksburg. We appreciate your business and thank you for sharing the notes about your stay.

I'm sorry that you felt the value relationship was not appropriate for your stay. Our rates vary considerably throughout the year, reflecting the level of demand in our market. Your visit occurred at a time when all the hotels in Blacksburg were filled to capacity. We did eliminate our parking fee last year as many guests did not want or need the campus parking benefit. Daily passes are still available from the university's Visitor Center.

Thank you again for taking the time to post your comments. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you on a future visit to Blacksburg.

Yours truly,
Tom Shaver
General Manager
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Midland, Michigan
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

About a week ago, my wife and I spent four nights at the Va, Tech Inn. In general, we were satisfied with the room and services received. However, we can make some comments that could improve the overall customer satisfaction.

On the day of arrival, we walked into the reception area at around 1:45 PM, and we were told that our room was not ready. This is somewhat surprising for any hotel, since in many instances, 2 PM is the standard check-in time, and perhaps there is room for improvement here. When traveling, many times we can not coordinate flight times and driving times with a more convenient arrival time at a hotel,

As it happens this led us to getting a complimentary room upgrade. Our accommodations were very good, with a large seating area, a comfortable sofa for TV watching, and a very large and comfortable king size bed. My only criticism of the room was that is located just outside the hall area where there is an ice-machine. The noises were somewhat noticeable but not really annoying.

We had breakfast three times at the restaurant, and it was good in general. The fresh fruit and oatmeal were excellent, the selection of bread and pastries was not very large, and it was somewhat annoying that the toasters available could not accommodate very well some of the bread slices. However, we enjoyed the juices and coffee very much.

By far, the best aspect of the Inn is its location, near to campus, and within walking distance to shopping areas. We also enjoyed the use of their computers. Another area where there could be improvement is in their reservation changes policy. In our case we needed to leave earlier than expected and we found that it was necessary to give 24 hours advance notice of changes in order to avoid some penalty charges.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tom S, General Manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear JoseBenjamin:

Thank you for staying at The Inn at Virginia Tech during your recent visit to Blacksburg. We thank you for your business and appreciate your efforts to share your comments.

I'm sorry your check-in was delayed. Unfortunately, when the hotel has very high occupancy, we can't always accommodate early arrivals. Our quoted check-in time is 4:00PM but we try to register early arrivals whenever business levels allow it.

Your suggestions are appreciated. We are always looking for ways to improve and dealing with the information we gather from our guests is one of our best methods of doing so.

Thank you again for sharing your experience with other travelers. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you on your next visit to Blacksburg.

Yours truly,
Tom Shaver
General Manager
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Blacksburg
#2 Romantic 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*
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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