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“Suited our purpose.” 3 of 5 stars
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Lake Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   45 Enterprise Lane, Hardy, VA 24101   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hardy
Greensboro, North Carolina
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“Suited our purpose.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

My husband and I decided on a whim to take our boat up to Smith Mountain Lake for 2 days, and just needed an inexpensive place to stay for 1 night. After calling several places in the area, we decided to stay at the Lake Inn. Like I said in the title, it suited our purpose. I thought the service both on the telephone and in person were very good. We had a room with a queen bed (VERY firm), TV, mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. Our bathroom had a stand-up shower only, but I presume they have rooms available with a tub if you need one. We didn't try to get on the internet, so I don't know about the wi-fi service. The facilities were very clean, but definitely dated. The room key was literally a key on a keyring with the room number. I haven't seen one of those in years! The air conditioning worked very well, but was also very noisy. Also, there were 2 lights in the bathroom - one being a heat lamp and the other being the light & fan. If you like to keep a "night light" on in the bathroom, there was no way to do that without the fan noise. But since the air conditioner was so noisy, the fan noise didn't matter. While I didn't personally look over the complimentary breakfast items, my husband said that there were some donuts (very fresh), great coffee (but only powdered cream), bagels (and perhaps bread) available for toasting and juice. They also offer smoking and non-smoking rooms. The location was convenient for us. My husband commented that it would be a great place for fishermen(women) to stay. I guess because the parking is suited for boats/trailers and because of the proximity to public boat launch areas. I would probably stay there again if I could be sure that the bed wasn't as hard as the one we had during this visit.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2008

I have stayed at this hotel for the past four years and spent well over a thousand dollars with them. - namely because until this summer they were the only motel in town. My stay this past weekend was horrible. We rented four rooms for one night (three for our family and one for a friend). After coming back from a late dinner at 11:30pm the key for one of the rooms would not work. We contacted management which took 1 1/2 hours before putting two members of our party into another room. When making the reservations I put the rooms on my credit card. When we checked in I made sure they front desk staff knew to charge my husband's credit card - and I gave them his credit card. After returning home and checking my bank account I realized they had charged my husband's card for the roooms as well as my credit card. This put my account into the red. I have spent the past 48 hours trying to have this corrected. I even found the name and phone number of the owner and called him. I was told by the owner there was nothing he could do until he talked with the manager because she was the only one authorized to credit my card. The owner also told me the manager was out of town and there was nothing he could do until she returned.
The rooms are moderately clean and have small televisions.
I happy there are now other accomdations in the area where we can stay.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

On the surface a really great room. Problem appeared on the 3rd day of our stay when a cockroach ran across the room! Unfortunately it was late friday night and the motel was full so another room was not available. The next day we were told it was a "water bug", but NOT in my opinion, having seen roaches all over the world! No offer of a refund for part of time....nothing!

  • Liked — Took pets
  • Disliked — The cockroach in our room.
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lake Inn

Address: 45 Enterprise Lane, Hardy, VA 24101
Location: United States > Virginia > Hardy
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hardy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lake Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Inn, established in 1996, is located at Westlake Corner. Lake Inn is the place to stay for your family vacations or business trips. We are nestled in the heart of the Smith Mountain Lake area next to intersection Rt. 122 & 616. Since Lake Inn is centrally located, we have an ideal spot that is fun for everyone. The Westlake Corner vicinity is one of the most developed spots in the lake area. Golf courses, shopping plazas, and restaurants surround Lake Inn. With real estate offices near by, we can accommodate you while you're in search of the perfect home. Be sure to bring the children along. You can give your children the memories they deserve. Mini-golf, go-cart tracks, bumper boats, arcades, ice cream, Center in the Square, D-Day Memorial, and Booker T. National Monument all nearby, which are fun, as well as educational. Plus all the various lake activities! Bring your family and check out Lake Inn for yourself. Also, pets are allowed in designated rooms for an additional $15.00 charge per night, because we know pets are an important part of the family. Rely on us to get some deserving R&R and really enjoy yourself in our clean comfortable rooms. Rooms come with one or two queen beds or one king bed. All rooms come with coffee maker, mini fridge, microwave, table and chairs, hair dryer, wireless high speed internet, cable television and HBO. Rooms w/ iron and ironing board available upon request. This ensures the quality of our rooms and the quality of your stay. Also each room is fisherman friendly. We provide outside electrical outlets for charging trolling motors. In addition, most rooms are ground level and handicapped rooms available upon request. With no extra cost you receive a home away from home. For a unique and delicious dining experience while staying with us, be sure to visit Joe's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria located just steps away from Lake Inn! Great Food for Every Taste! Another way we help make you feel like you're at home! A great vacation is yours to enjoy at Lake Inn. ... more   less 
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