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“Not bad, but nothing special either” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Comfort Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Atkins
Virginia
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not bad, but nothing special either”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2009

I stay at this Comfort Inn about once a month on business. It's pretty much what you'd expect for a Comfort Inn off the interstate in southwestern VA. The rooms are pretty clean, but there's an overall dingy feeling to me. The carpet often feels kind of damp and sometimes there are various splatters on the bathroom walls. The bed linens aren't very good, and I personally find the air conditioner hard to control (it's basically freezing cold or nothing at all). Bathrooms are very small, but the rooms are quite large. The towels are surprisingly thick for a Comfort Inn. The rooms have refrigerators, nice sized tvs, and a separate table with a chair. Half the rooms overlook a cemetery, which might bother some people. One thing that bothers me most here is that it tends to be pretty smoky in the hallways and sometimes even in the non-smoking rooms. About half the rooms are smoking, and I think a lot of people smoke here, so the scent can waft into all the rooms. The wireless internet works well, and you get a lot of tv channels.

The front desk staff is very nice. The brown-haired man who works there is especially friendly (sometimes a bit much when I'm not in the mood to chat, but I don't hold it against him). In general, I'd say the service is better than the hotel itself.

I do think the rooms here are priced higher than they should be. For a long time they were $75 (standard rate before taxes), but then they went up to $89, which I think is kind of ridiculous. I still stay there though because there's not much else unless you go on to Wytheville. You can often get a small room at the Francis Marion in downtown Marion for the same price, and they are much nicer (though also much smaller).

Overall, if you need to stay in Marion and either you need a large room or the cheaper rooms at the Francis Marion are booked, I'd recommend this Comfort Inn. If you can stay in Wytheville or Abingdon though, I'd move on to one of their slightly nicer hotels.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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hudson valley, new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2008

My family and I stayed here on the way back from the beach. While there was no pool (a big minus that usually disqualifies any hotel for a traveling family), the staff was very friendly and the place was clean. The breakfast was nice for a complimentary one. Overall, the place was convenient to the highway, not far from a nice little town with decent food (Marion, Va) and clean. I would stay there again as long as the pool wasn't a big deal to the kids.

  • Liked — clean and nice staff
  • Disliked — no pool
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2006

I stayed at the Comfort Inn in Marion in June 2005 prior to a camping trip in the Grayson Highlands State Park / Mount Rogers area. It was one of the most convenient hotels to the area(about a 45 minute drive), with the added benefit of being very reasonably priced, and, for a Comfort Inn, pretty nice. The building was new and everything was clean and comfortable. The staff was unusually friendly, and the free breakfast included what I'm pretty sure was HOMEMADE sausage gravy. Yum.

Since it was right on the interstate, this motel also made a good base for my husband, who did not join me camping, to drive around and explore local wineries and small towns in the area.

The only negative thing I noticed was an odd, moist, sweatiness in the hallways and somewhat in the rooms. Made you want to open a window. I wondered if they'd had a flooding problem or something. Once we got the air going in the room it was fine.

All in all, Comfort Inn Atkins wasn't a luxury hotel or anything, but it was a good value in a convenient location. I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2005, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Carlene W, General Manager at Comfort Inn, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time for a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward welcoming you again soon!

Sincerely
Carlene W
Operations Manager
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Additional Information about Comfort Inn

Property: Comfort Inn
Address: 5558 Lee Hwy, Atkins, VA 24311-3004 (Formerly Comfort Inn Atkins)
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Location: United States > Virginia > Atkins
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Atkins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfort Inn, an Atkins hotel near Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. The Atkins, VA Comfort Inn hotel is off Interstate 81, Exit 50 between Abingdon and Wytheville. We are minutes from: Hungry Mother State Park The Back of the Dragon Bristol Motor Speedway Mount Rogers National Recreation Area Smyth County Community Hospital Wytheville Community College Blue Ridge College of Evangelism ... more   less 
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