Having grown up in Roanoke, I have always admired the old girl, but until recently, have never had the occasion to stay there, and what a stay it was. Va. Tech and Doubletree have done a wonderful job in bring her back to her past glory, and additions have made her even more attractive. The lobby is wonderful, full of little nooks to meet with friends, which was our reason to be there. The service was great, check in a breeze, and the breakfast, though not cheap, was excellent. Being an older property, do not expect "cookie cutter" rooms, but do expect a wonderful environment, with everything elegant and functioning. Spend a little more and stay there on your next trip to Roanoke. you will not regret it.