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“Quaint, quiet place to sleep” 4 of 5 stars
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Colony House Motor Lodge
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3560 Franklin Rd. SW (U.S. 220 Business), Roanoke, VA   |  
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Ranked #20 of 38 Hotels in Roanoke
Farwell, Michigan
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Quaint, quiet place to sleep”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was the hotel where stayed at the end of our first day on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Very economical, comfortable, and clean. Breakfast was strictly continental - cereal, danish, and coffee. I need something a bit more substantial for food, but for the price I can't complain. The pictures are representative - not photoshopped or altered in any way to make it look better than it is. It's a decent motel, convenient to Sonic, Waffle House, Red Lobster, K-Mart, Dunkin Donuts and other food and shopping places. Nice, when you want a break from riding!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Comments like this just make my day! Thank you for taking the time to share this glowing recommendation for us, Micki. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and I hope that next time you're in Roanoke, you'll keep us in mind! You're always welcome here.

Kindly,
Charles, Owner
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Colony House Motor Lodge in Roanoke, VA is a 1950s vintage motor lodge that has been kept up to date enough to remain viable in 2014. It is clean and the price is reasonable and it is conveniently locate near the Blue Ridge Parkway. A decent continental breakfast is included also. The staff was friendly and helpful and the wi-fi worked well.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your support here on TripAdvisor. It means a lot to hear you found us clean and convenient, and I cannot wait to share your many compliments with the team. Next time you're in Roanoke, I hope you'll keep us in mind! You're always welcome.

Take care,
Charles, Owner
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We made a last-minute decision to go to Roanoke for the weekend and wanted to economize a little. The Colony House Motor Lodge is definitely a terrific value. Our room was very comfortable and having a refrigerator was very useful. The only negative thing we have to say is the TV. It's an old tube style with a really grainy picture. The wifi is red hot, which was nice because we had to update our GPS unit in the room the second night. The location is super, it's very close to a lot of nice restaurants and shopping. You can even walk to the Waffle House next door!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
I'm happy to hear you found us to be a terrific value, Donna. From our comfortable beds to the convenient refrigerator, it's simply fantastic that you had such a lovely stay. When it comes to our televisions, I do apologize that we don't offer guests the latest and greatest. To provide high definition TV's in each room, it would require renting a box for each TV and an expensive cable package upgrade. At the price involved, we aren't convinced the value added is worth the impact on our price/value. We are monitoring our guests' opinion on the subject and appreciate your input. We've been family owned for 50+ years and are proud to offer guests a low-key, no frills environment. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your support and hopefully you'll choose us next time you're in town. Our door's always open.

Kind regards,
Charles, Owner
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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stan and I were on our way to Nashville to see or Son. We planned to cut our trip in half front PA, so we decided on Roanoke . The Colony was a pleasure right from the start. The check in was very,very pleasant including the warm, fresh from the oven cookies !!!. The Staff at check in was fabulous. Our room 409 was very,very spacious, fridge,micro and in room coffee pot. Clean, cool and very comfortable. Good size table and chairs as well as very good WiFi. We were a quick 20 min drive in traffic to Market St. Which had every restaurant for every price point. The Vendor operations is very organized and everything is available,also for every price point. this is a must stop on our list. 5 star it's not. But it's not the kind of place you put stars on. It's a must . For value and comfort.

Room Tip: We had 409.. By the pool. Also there is a breakfast 6 am - 11.. Think days Inn or Red Roof Premium...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
If you're happy, I'm happy. Thank you for taking the time to spread the good word about us here on TripAdvisor. I'm delighted to hear you found your room very spacious and our location absolutely great. Next time you're in Roanoke, please keep us in mind! You're always welcome.

Take care,
Charles, Owner
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I drove 10 miles out of my way just to stay here it was great I had a friendly greeting at the front desk got a clean room I pick this hotel for it age I love old hotels they have character makes greats memory's

  • Stayed July 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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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Your support sure does mean a lot! I'm beyond honored that you drove an extra 10 miles in order to stay with us. What a heartwarming compliment! My sincerest thank you for taking the time to spread the good word about our Lodge here on TripAdvisor, and I sincerely hope you'll stay with us again soon. Our door's always open!

Take care,
Charles, Owner
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The motel was comfortable and the room clean, friendly reception. We could park right outside the room, only here for one night but found nothing to complain about which is good. the breakfasrt was good, we would stay here again

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Hearing this glowing feedback is more rewarding than you know. Thank you for taking the time to spread the good word about us here on TripAdvisor. Next time you're in Roanoke, please keep us in mind! You've always got a home away from home at our lodge.

Take care,
Charles, Owner
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We rode to Roanoke on a motorcycle.. did some time at the pool, then decided to call a cab to go in to town. We had a nice Thai dinner in town, and a few drinks. Walked around town and called the cab to go back to the hotel. The Hotel was clean. Got up in the morning and discovered I didn't have my wallet. Called City cab, the driver had it & brought it right to out hotel!!! Kudos to City Cab in Roanoke

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Joanne, it sounds like you had a successful trip to Roanoke -- glad we could be a part of it! Come back and see us sometime.

Take care,
Charles, Owner
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Address: 3560 Franklin Rd. SW (U.S. 220 Business), Roanoke, VA
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Location: United States > Virginia > Roanoke
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #20 of 38 Hotels in Roanoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Colony House Motor Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colony House Motor Lodge is South Roanoke’s guest bedroom. A quaint step back in time with modern conveniences, Colony House Motor Lodge is situated in beautiful and fashionable South Roanoke. Located 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway near the junction of Route 220 and I-581 on Franklin Road, we are conveniently near and accessible to the many Roanoke Valley attractions and facilities. Family owned with family pride since 1957, our dedicated and friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you.Our goal is to provide a quality experience at an affordable price. Toward this goal our amenities include a free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, exercise room, guest laundry, business center and an outdoor pool in season. Additionally each room has a coffee maker, small refrigerator, microwave, two bathroom sinks in most and free HBO. For those needing more room or a kitchen, we have two spacious suites. Weekly stays are also available, making Colony House a great option for business travelers.Adjoining large and small conferences rooms suitable for meetings or exhibitions are available separately or together at a reasonable price. To assist with catering, a prep area is adjacent to the large conference room. Each conference room has its own private bathroom.Carilion Memorial, Carilion Community, and Lewis Gale hospitals are just minutes away, and we proudly provide a discount for inpatients' families. Other nearby destinations include Mill Mountain Zoo, Virginia Museum of Transportation, The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke Civic Center, Center in the Square, Roanoke Farmer’s Market and The Jefferson Center. ... more   less 
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