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.
- 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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