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“Very Nice Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South

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Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Napoleon, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Nice Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Stayed for one night during our two day trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The reception desk was very helpful recommending places to eat. The room was huge, very clean and very nice. The view outside was also amazing! Will stay here again if in the area!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michelle A
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bolton, England
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40 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night at the start of our trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway.Helpful and efficient reception staff.Roomclean and comfortable but the hardest beds we' ve had so far this holiday.the quality of bed making leaves a lot to be desired.The bottom sheet& under mattress covers were rumpled & needed remaking before we could sleep in them.Having said that, we slept well.A bonus here is the heated indoor pool.It has a hoist to help the disabled in and out of the pool.Breakfast was all we hoped for including bacon and egg.Also a pancake maker.Amlpe poking and eateries within walking distance.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed for two nights while in the Boone/Blowing Rock area. It is very close to the Tanger Outlets and a handful of restaurants. The room was nice and clean. It does not have a great view of the mountains. The price was great and the breakfast was okay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sylvia G
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VA
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30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

I stayed at this property two weeks ago and had a nice stay. The entrance to the hotel is kind of tricky if you're not paying attention (there's road construction in front of the hotel). Check in was kind of slow but it was a computer issue, not the girl at the front desk.

I was given a room on the top floor, on the back side of the hotel. I seriously think I was the only person on that floor. I didn't hear a sound all night.

The room was clean, the beds comfy.

The only problem I had was it was COLD in the room. The heat was off of course when I checked in but even after that, the room never really got warm. The bathroom floor was like standing on ice! I'd still stay at this hotel again if I was in the area, though. I'd just make sure it wasn't in the winter when I visited.

Room Tip: The rooms on the back side of the hotel are quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ngwife2
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Leland, NC
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

On a whim, my wife and I decided to take an overnight trip to blowing rock to hit the outlets and downtown shops. Using our AA discount, we got a two queen bed room for $94 per night. Parking was plentiful, Check in was a breeze, and it is 5 steps up or down to either of the floors.

Rooms were standard size with desk and a power strip offering plenty of spots to plug in all your electronics. Wifi worked fine. Room was clean. Breakfast was a hot express with eggs, ham, and biscuit and gravy on top of the usual continental items.

The hotel is walking distance to foggy rock, outback, and BBQ restaurants. We would stay there again.

Room Tip: Odd number rooms are on the back side of the hotel opposite hwy 321.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank drobjr
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear drobjr,

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay with us. Guest satisfaction is important to us and we try our hardest to make sure all of our guests have a rewarding experience at our hotel. We rely on you, our guest, to let us know how we are doing and how we can better meet your needs. I have taken note and wish to thank you for all your comments. These are of great importance to us and allow us to monitor and improve our service continually.

Sincerely,

Joel B
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stayed at this location for 2 nights and were thoroughly impressed. The first thing that I noticed was the pleasant and accommodating staff. Even more impressive was the "continental" breakfast they serve daily. This was far from continental! They offer a wide range of food, including eggs, sausage, bacon, bagels, toast, Danish, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, oatmeal, cereal, fruit, yogurt, juices, milk, and coffee. I'll certainly make a return trip!

Room Tip: The staff suggested we stay in a room located away from the pool.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Cindy B
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Clayton, NC
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed one night on my points and found this to be a very nice Holiday Inn Express. The beds and linens are crisp and clean. The check in desk staff was very helpful, and breakfast the next morning was great with an excellent variety of items including eggs, cereal, biscuits, etc. The nice lady working in the breakfast room was very attentive and friendly. The hotel is very clean as well and the location is very convenient. I would recommend this hotel for your next stay in the area!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South
Address: 8412 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Blowing Rock
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The High Country's newest hotel! Our beautiful newly renovated rooms include two queen beds, one king bed, as well as deluxe rooms all with flat-screen HDTVs, microwaves and refrigerators. Stop by in the morning to enjoy our complimentary Smart Start Hot Breakfast. Available every day, the breakfast bar offers our world famous cinnamon rolls, eggs, bacon, gravy biscuits, Pancakes and more! We also have an indoor heated pool, fitness center and business center all available to our guests. ... more   less 
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