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“Nice house” 4 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
Certificate of Excellence
Maarssen, The Netherlands
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“Nice house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Black Lantern Inn is a very nice old renovated house. Very well decorated. We had the Skyline Room which is on the top floor. This room is very spacious! Unfortunately the Inn is located close to the highway, but we couldn't hear it inside! The breakfast was very good.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife and I stayed overnight as a getaway and it was the most relaxing 2 days we've had in years. The sky view room was awesome and totally quiet, peaceful, and private. Ron had coffee and tea waiting for us in the morning and breakfast on the covered porch was fantastic.
The restoration work done on this home was amazing.

Room Tip: sky view room has private bathroom and sitting area
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  • Stayed June 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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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
1 review
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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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Additional Information about Black Lantern Inn

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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