We stayed in the Hotel Roanoke last weekend and were very happy with our stay...and we are picky! What we loved most is the ambience, with lovely sitting areas in the lobby, and rocking chairs on the porch, cozy bar area and porches everywhere. The hotel is absolutely huge, and grounds are pretty, with a walkway over the railroad tracks right into downtown Roanoke. Our room was nicely appointed, and we don't mind making our own coffee. Suzanne who works at the front desk offered to move us into a suite if we wanted, but we liked our room. It's charming, and doesn't feel like a chain hotel.