Driving into Roanoke the hotel is the first thing you see, and it takes your breath away. Sitting on top of the hill resembling a Grand Swiss Chalet, the hotel is the historic centerpiece of the city, so not only are you staying in an absolutely gorgeous historic hotel, you're staying at the city's main attraction!
Everything about the hotel is amazing. Located in the heart of the city, everything is within walking distance. Self parking is very easy and plentiful, and the staff are incredibly welcoming and friendly, always willing and ready to hold a door open for you, to help with your luggage and to offer information about the area. The lobby is more like a grand ballroom and we had to sit down to take it all in before we were ready to check-in!!
We stayed in an executive suite which did not disappoint. The suite was clean, spacious and comfortable, but more than that, the living area attached was bigger than any suite I have ever stayed in. There was no reason for us to leave the suite, we had everything we could possibly ever imagine needing, including a fireplace, dining area with chandelier lighting, office space and two bathrooms. I've never experienced such luxury.
The hotel experience made us feel like a million dollars and it's now the only place we will stay when in Roanoke.