Pros: This must be one of the most beautiful hotels out there. The rooms and public areas are stunning. It looks brand, spanking new and the helpful staff can be forgiven if they seem brand, spanking new as well. One of the best fitness centers at any hotel, and the pool, although smallish, was lovely and clean. Except that the rooms are so comfortable, you would want to just hang out in the lobby all day and night. We don’t know how long it will last, but we got a very attractive rate for this place.
Cons: Location, location, location. This hotel is seven miles from Interstate 81 and two miles from all the restaurants and attractions of downtown Roanoke. It’s really in the middle of nowhere. Built in a recreational park area, it’s somewhat inconveniently situated. But the area appears perfectly clean and safe. As attractively the rooms are decorated, the lighting is dim. If you want to relax and read in your room, you might want to bring some 100 watt bulbs with you. We missed the free hot breakfast but to order the after hours breakfast from the menu was pretty pricey.