My wife and I stayed at this all-suite hotel which is just minutes from Virginia Tech. It is our favorite place to stay when we visit our son at college. They recently revovated the rooms and lobby and did an excellent job. Hawthorne offers a very reasonable rate that include all of the extras; internet access, pool, hot breakfast, fitness center, etc. In fact the fitness center would be my only complaint. They have outdated equipment and there are not any free weights.
The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is always upbeat.