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“Amazing property, wish we could have stayed longer” 5 of 5 stars
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1526 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24016   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Roanoke B&B and Inns
Bolton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing property, wish we could have stayed longer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

One of the best renovations we've seen, every room was beautifully restored and decorated. The inn itself is easy to find, although the parking can be difficult to spot (it's behind the property), depending on which way you come into town. We were made extremely welcome and wanted for nothing. Our room was stunning and had everything you could want. Only a few minutes walk from the centre of town, the Black Lantern Inn is very well located. Would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone visiting Roanoke.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay at the Black Lantern! Ron is a wonderful innkeeper, he has turned a great old house into a beautiful inn. We loved hearing his stories about the renovation. WONDERFUL breakfast too!
We will definitely return to stay with Ron in the future.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manassas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This gem of a place is tucked away, but online photos and great directions made it easy to find.

Rooms are tastefully and impeccably appointed. Accessories are unique and obviously chosen with great care and a good eye. No detail is spared. From window treatments and art on the walls (quite an interesting collection) to plated breakfasts and homemade cookies, the Black Lantern Inn is a feast both for the eyes and the palate.

Ron is a great host, chef, and ambassador for what to see and do as well as where to dine in Roanoke. A good conversationalist, too!

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 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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Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Ron and Claire did an amazing job renovating this old home. We had a very comfortable stay here, and Ron was an excellent, very friendly host. If we ever stay at a Roanoke B&B again in the future, we will definitely be choosing this place.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Canton, CT
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9 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The Skyline room was so beautiful and relaxing! My husband and I find that many B&B's and restaurants serve breakfast that is just average, but Ron's was delicious! We will definitely stay here again if our travels take us to Roanoke.

  • 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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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I live in Roanoke, so I don't get the luxury of staying in our B&B's, but when it came time to find a place for my bridal party to stay I knew it would be at the Black Lantern. Ron was a perfect host, making us an exquisite breakfast each morning, and allowing us to crank the stereo and rock out to whatever we wanted. It's in a perfect location, is incredibly clean and stylish, and just the best place to stay in this fun city. I will recommend this place again and again- especially to those alternative brides who are looking for something different.

  • Stayed September 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
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Black Lantern Inn is beautiful and cozy with a lovely host in Ron. I wish I had stayed for more than one night--I need an excuse to go back and read a book in the warm and inviting front room or in a rocker on the front porch. Breakfast, too, was perfect--and the coffee was great! I highly recommend this Inn to anyone and everyone. It was truly a perfect experience. I can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: The Venetian room has a huge bed!
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  • Stayed November 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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Address: 1526 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Location: United States > Virginia > Roanoke
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Roanoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Black Lantern Inn has charming and unique rooms with incredibly luxurious bedding, welcoming lounging areas, impeccable baths and great breakfasts.The hospitality and luxury amenities make a stay at our Inn an experience of warm ambiance found in distinctive bed and breakfast accommodations. ... more   less 

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