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“A cut above vast majority of highway hotels” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows

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Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   111 Hospitality Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Front Royal
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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A cut above vast majority of highway hotels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Deftly one of the cleanest, nicest places we stayed on our Atlanta to DC run. Friendly, welcoming staff. Comfy beds and clean bathrooms. Beautifully situated above a golf course. Houlihan's Restaurant conveniently on the premises. Ample parking. Just a few traffic lights away from 81, which insures peace and quiet. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnFrontRoyal, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Hungrycat9,

Thank you for the very nice comments you shared. We have always considered ourselves to be a "cut above" the standard interstate hotel so it is an honor to hear you state just that. We are pleased that you discovered our convenient, clean and comfortable hotel and we hope that you will consider us for any future stays you might have in the area. Thank you for your business.

Safe Travels,
Brent C Jackson
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Middlebury Center, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The hotel sits on a golf course. Our room had a beautiful view. The room size and amenities were very nice. Nice big bathroom. The pool was great. The staff was friendly and helpful. Kids eat free T the Hoolihan's restaurant the is in the lobby.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnFrontRoyal, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Amber W,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us and with the TripAdvisor community. We are glad to hear that you found the hotel to be convenient and that you were able to enjoy the view of the golf course and the mountains. I want to make sure that you are aware that the"Kids Eat Free" program is a Holiday Inn brand standard and that you can receive this benefit at any and all Holiday Inn Hotels. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.

Safe Travels,
Brent C Jackson
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a terrific hotel located off of I-66 in Front Royal, VA. It is bright and shiny - clean and confortable and the staff is super friendly and accomodating. Was here for a business meeting but will definitely come back for a personal visit. The rooms are spotless, large and confortable. The lobby area is inviting and relaxing. It's the perfect place for a weekend getaway as there are plenty of interesting things to see and do in the area. The golf course is beautiful and although I didn't play on this trip, I will be back for a round. The hotel is just a short drive from all of the major attractions - Skyline Caverns, Skyline Drive, Civil War history, wineries, etc. Just down the road from historic Front Royal with lots of antique shops - but there's also a brand new Target and Walmart nearby. I can't wait to go back and spend a weekend just for fun!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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HolidayInnFrontRoyal, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
cmsue,

We are looking forward to your future weekend of fun at our resort. I know you will enjoy the golf course, Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, and it is very highly rated and regarded nation-wide as a top golf course for women and is one of the best rated golf courses overall in Virginia. We are glad that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you found everything to be shiny and new. This is our goal. We can't wait to see you again!

Safe Travels,
Brent C Jackson
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is a very nice hotel, staff friendly and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. We had a very nice corner room with a sitting area, very comfortable bedroom and well appointed bathroom. The restaurant on site provided a varied menu for all meals at a reasonable price, staff very accommodating. The breakfast was included (up to $20.00) per day, and covered most breakfasts. Would highly recommend this property. Also might note it is very accessible from route 66 and 81.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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HolidayInnFrontRoyal, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Atty V,

Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am glad to hear that you had a very nice stay and that you found the hotel to your liking. I am also glad to hear that you took advantage of our "Best Flex plus Breakfast" rate that includes the breakfast voucher that you described. This is a great opportunity for those guests that are looking to enjoy a hot breakfast at a value price. Thank you for your business and we wish you the best in your future travels.

Safe Travels,
Brent C Jackson
General Manager
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Roanoke, VA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Relatively new, spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, a good restaurant just steps away and a super-friendly staff. What else could you want from a hotel just off the highway?
We don't stop often in Front Royal but I've added this hotel to the short list I keep in my cellphone.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnFrontRoyal, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
RoanokeCorvette,

Thank you for your business.We appreciate that you have considered us to be your go-to hotel in the Front Royal area from now on and we will do everything we can to ensure that you are equally pleased with all of your future stays here. Let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.

Safe Travels,
Brent C Jackson
General Manager
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Conveniently located just off I-66 near Front Royal and it’s Civil War history, Skyline Drive, wineries, caverns, and our destination, a local Country Club, where we would attend a wedding. In fact, the hotel apparently does a lot of business around weddings.

The hotel looks new and sits atop a hill offering both golf course and mountain views. Check in was friendly and efficient. The bright and open lobby provided comfortable seating areas. Our room was neat and clean with the amenities we expected – two queen sized beds, a small refrigerator, a flat screen HD TV, a thermostat that worked, free internet service, an in-room coffee maker, and a good sized bathroom full of towels.

Houlihans restaurant and lounge are connected to the hotel. We only had drinks but were pleased with the service and although tempted to try the flight of doughnuts with chocolate dipping sauces we ultimately passed.

The only negative was the desk staff tried but were clueless when it came to providing directions to local sites. They had no idea how to get to the Country Club that was only 5 miles away. And their directions to the local winery were totally wrong.

Otherwise, both the hotel and the stay were just what you’d expect from a nice new Holiday Inn. And at $ 120 the price was right.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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HolidayInnFrontRoyal, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
pojtraveler,

Thank you for taking the time to share such a comprehensive review of this hotel. It means a lot to receive such direct feedback. We are able to use this feedback to improve our service for future guests. For instance, we will be doing additional training with our front desk staff on providing accurate directions to our guests. I have made sure to share your comments with the team at Houlihan's Restaurant as well. The management there was pleased to hear that you received good service there and that you enjoyed your dessert.
Thank you for your business.

Safe Travels,
Brent C Jackson
General Manager
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We picked this hotel because it was close to the caverns and the Shenandoah National Park north entrance. Our kids immediately were over the moon to have the pool to themselves for about an hour and then just another family joined our 4. The pool is really large and impressive with a big tiled deck and a separated large round Jacuzzi for about 6 people. While our kids were in the pool for almost 2 hours, we took turns sitting on the deck outside in the large lawn chairs looking over the golf course. Such a beautiful spot. Really nice restaurant and staff. The rooms were clean, beds comfy and they had a nice adjoining big door between the rooms for our large family. Highly recommend this one. They had a nice looking exercise room too with plenty of windows which looked inviting.

  • Stayed July 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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HolidayInnFrontRoyal, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Audrey J,

Thank you very much for the review you shared for the Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows. I would like to say that I find our sundeck to be the best feature of our hotel so I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time spent out there watching the golfers and enjoying the sounds of the river below. We hope that you will choose to stay with us again next time you are in the area and we look forward to that visit.

Safe Travels,
Brent C Jackson
General Manager
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Address: 111 Hospitality Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630
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Location: United States > Virginia > Front Royal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Front Royal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows 3*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to an award winning hotel. The Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows is the recipient of the 2013, 2012 and 2011 IHG Torchbearer Award (awarded to the Best Holiday Inn hotels) and 2010 IHG Newcomer Award (Best New Holiday Inn). Sophistication and natural beauty unite at this Front Royal, Virginia hotel. For sophisticated but affordable accommodations, look no further than the Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows. We're situated above the award-winning Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club and surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Front Royal, VA. Our hotel's location is ideal for travelers to immerse themselves in the outdoors. You can take a leisurely drive on Skyline Drive to experience breathtaking views, enjoy a canoe trip on the beautiful Shenandoah River or explore the caverns around Front Royal. Lodging here is also convenient for business travelers visiting the Virginia Inland Port, Ferguson Enterprises, Family Dollar, Toray, American Woodmark, Axalta and other businesses in Front Royal. Our 24-hour business center, free high-speed Internet access, heated indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center are available for your use. Overlooking the beautiful mountains around Front Royal, our hotel rooms and suites offer triple-sheeted bedding, 32-inch LCD flat screen TVs with HD and HBO and refrigerators. From Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar, serving made-from-scratch cuisine three meals a day, to our 4,500 square feet of meeting space for hosting your special event, this Front Royal hotel's amenities provide a relaxing environment for our Virginia guests. ... more   less 
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