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Colony House Motor Lodge

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3560 Franklin Rd. SW (U.S. 220 Business), Roanoke, VA 24014
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Durham
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it! So vintage, so cool! It's readily apparent that the staff love their jobs. Clean and tidy. Room decor is dated but that adds to the charm. A nice refreshing pool is an added bonus. Friendliest staff we have ever encountered in all of our travels. If you like your chains, then chose elsewhere. But if you enjoy... More 

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Thank StevenJ18
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Steven, it really made my day to hear how much you enjoyed your stay here. It's wonderful to know that you loved all of the little details, especially in the service. I hope to see you back again the next time that you're in Roanoke! Yours, Charles, Owner More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stay for one night on the 26th of june it was ok may be a little run down we tryed to use the pool as it was very hot we couldn't kids everywhere adult just letting run riot we had book a room that included breakfast i don't understand was the breakfast was all we could see was coffee... More 

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Thank plum67
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for letting me know about your concerns! I wish that we could've helped you out more in the moment, but it's pretty surprising to hear that there were kids running near the pool, as we have strict rules around it. I will be sure to look into what happened, and in the meantime, I hope that you can give... More 

Monroe, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is an old, family owned hotel that is very well maintained. The front desk folks are very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The rates are good. Our room as quite comfortable and very clean with at-the-door parking. We have stayed here the past 2 years and will be back next year.

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1 Thank JimmyConner
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Our family has owned the Colony House Motor Lodge from its beginning. Guests like you make all our efforts to keep it independent, high quality, and a good value over the years worthwhile. Thank you for your high rating and loyalty. We look forward to your next visit. Charles, Owner More 

Bronx, New York
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Colony House this past weekend. We checked in Friday and left Memorial Day. I totally recommend staying here. There are many motels and hotels in the area but I chose this one because I loved the retro look! The rooms were big, the bed was comfortable and the front desk attendant ( whose... More 

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1 Thank erincassaidan
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for this great recommendation! I was happy to see that you and your boyfriend had a great time last weekend when you stopped by. I'll definitely keep your feedback in mind for your next stay. Can't wait to see you back again soon! Yours, Charles, Owner More 

Portsmouth, Virginia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

After traveling back and forth to Roanoke several times over the past few weeks due to a family member's illness and eventual passing, and staying in a couple of different hotels, I was extremely pleased with the Colony House Motor Lodge. While it is an older establishment, it was quiet, clean and affordable. The front desk staff were welcoming, courteous... More 

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

It was a delight to be able to meet you and have you here. I'm glad that we could provide a comfortable, quiet space for you to stay in while you were in Roanoke. If you ever come back to town, my team and I hope to see you again! Yours, Charles, Owner More 

North Carolina
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Stayed here again and a bit disappointed with visit. They gave us a room which required minor maintenance in bathroom area so changed to another room. While fresh paint in portions of the room, not all repainted. Bed was very very firm and pillows very, very small. Wi-fi did not allow websites to complete loading and TV not HD. Room... More 

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Thank maigolf
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for alerting our staff to the minor bathroom issue. I'm glad they promptly changed rooms for you. We get high ratings for our comfort so I'm sorry you found the mattress too firm for your taste. Our pillows are standard size, but our staff would have been happy to provide you with as many extra pillows as you... More 

North East, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Tony at the front desk was very nice, and helpful. This place was just as I remember it. Well kept, and very clean. I haven't been this way in 22 years, and stayed here long ago. It's just as I remembered it. Clean and well kept. I had a woman by the name of Dottie M. take care of us... More 

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I'm glad that we could remind you of all those wonderful memories you had over twenty years ago! It was a pleasure to have you here -- all of us can't wait to see you back over and over again. Yours, Charles, Owner More 

Lugoff, South Carolina
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

This hotel was quiet, clean, and the rooms are super big. The hotel staff was awesome and if I come back to Roanoke, I will be staying here. You cannot get a better hotel, especially on a budget. Franklin road has a great deal of places to eat and shop as well. Central location is key.

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1 Thank ChuckD D
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

ChuckD, thank you!!! All of our staff, many of whom have worked here for decades, take their roles very seriously in making the Colony House Motor Lodge the most clean, comfortable, quiet, and hospitable choice in the area. We work very hard to provide our guests an excellent price to value stay. It is always pleasing and reassuring to have... More 

Philomath, Oregon
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101 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We were traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway and wanted a place to crash overnight, so we picked the Colony House Motor Lodge. Talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly. First the good. The people at the front desk, both checking in and checking out, were wonderful. The woman who checked us in recommended Montano’s as a nearby restaurant.... More 

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Thank 3CatMom
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

3CatMom, first thank you for choosing Colony House Motor lodge and recognizing our valued employees, excellent location, large rooms, and easy access to every room. Second, a Continental Breakfast by definition is a limited assortment. We are exploring how to expand the choices, but Health Department rules limit our options since we aren't a full service kitchen. We do pass... More 

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We stayed here on a trip home from Tennessee (it was half way between there and home). We were on a tight budget and I'm always worried if you get a cheap room it will be totally dirty and gross inside (ya get what ya pay for, right?). I checked reviews on here and found this place. Super affordable, most... More 

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Thank Chelsea H
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Chelsea, we are happy you found us on TripAdvisor and that our reviews were helpful in your decision to give us a chance. Thank you for your thoughtful compliments. Our staff has been with us for a long time and work very hard to keep our family owned "Retro" Motor Lodge in top shape. I will pass your review on... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Colony House Motor Lodge is South Roanoke's guest bedroom. A quaint step back in time with modern conveniences, Colony House Motor Lodge is situated in beautiful and fashionable South Roanoke. Located 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway near the junction of Route 220 and I-581 on Franklin Road, we are conveniently near and accessible to the many Roanoke Valley attractions and facilities. Family owned with family pride since 1957, our dedicated and friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you.Our goal is to provide a quality experience at an affordable price. Toward this goal our amenities include a free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, exercise room, guest laundry, business center and an outdoor pool in season. Additionally each room has a coffee maker, small refrigerator, microwave, and two bathroom sinks in most. For those needing more room or a kitchen, we have two spacious suites. Weekly stays are also available, making Colony House a great option for business travelers. Adjoining large and small conferences rooms suitable for meetings or exhibitions are available separately or together at a reasonable price. To assist with catering, a prep area is adjacent to the large conference room. Each conference room has its own private bathroom. Carilion Memorial, Carilion Community, and Lewis Gale hospitals are just minutes away, and we proudly provide a discount for inpatients' families. Other nearby destinations include Mill Mountain Zoo, Virginia Museum of Transportation, The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke Civic Center, Center in the Square, Roanoke Farmer's Market and The Jefferson Center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colony House Motor Lodge

Address: 3560 Franklin Rd. SW (U.S. 220 Business), Roanoke, VA 24014
Location: United States > Virginia > Roanoke
Price Range: $78 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Colony House Motor Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 69
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