When we first pulled up, yellow construction tape blocked car access to the lobby, piles of old carpeting were stacked up outdoors, and a decaying restaurant next door obviously had been closed for a long time. But, going to the front desk, we confirmed that yes, the motel was open for business despite the ongoing renovation. Our first-floor room was very clean and adequate despite a garish decor (one wall bright red, another dark yellow, and just one cheap landscape print on the wall.) Two queen beds were both very comfortable, A-C worked well, and bathroom had an unexpected extra -- whirlpool bath. A few minor demerits -- TV remote malfunctioned and had to be reprogrammed, cigarette butts littered the sidewalk, card key failed on Day 2 and had to be reset, and soundproofing wasn't adequate to block out guitar-playing neighbors. On the plus side, the free hot breakfast was above average, and staff was very courteous and attentive. Housekeeping was excellent. Wifi worked fine, and the large circular table near the window was handy for spreading out paperwork. The driveway is off a side street from Route 11, and the motel is in the rear of a partly vacant office complex, so finding it the first time is a bit of a challenge. Lots of restaurants within a half-mile drive, and it's convenient to downtown, Colonial Heights, and the interstates. A good choice for the budget-minded who can live with deficient cosmetics. Once the renovation is complete, it may look a lot better. We may return in the fall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Red Roof Inn Kingsport in Tennessee! This hotel is a pet friendly, family friendly hotel near the Tennessee/Virginia border. The Red Roof Kingsport is conveniently located near the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bays Mountain State Park and Planetarium and Warriors Path State Park, with great boating, fishing, horseback riding, paddle boating and several golf courses. This location is wonderful for outdoor activities and is also home to, Carter Fold, historic Allandale Mansion and historic Jonesborough. This hotel is also close to Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Johnson City Airport, Elizabethton Municipal Airport and US-23/I-26. Red Roof Kingsport features a full hot breakfast with biscuits and gravy, waffles, sausage, hot and cold cereals, bagels, bacon, chicken and much more. Enjoy a swim in our outdoor pool, open late spring through early fall. All of our guest rooms feature irons with ironing boards, hairdryers, and coffeemakers, as well as microwaves and mini refrigerators. Check out our Superior King rooms. We offer free wireless internet, HBO, fax and copy service, a guest laundry facility, a fitness center, as well as plenty of on-site parking and motor-coach parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Kingsport
- Kingsport Comfort Inn