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“Great location and nicely appointed.” 4 of 5 stars
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Main Street Inn
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Blacksburg
Certificate of Excellence
New Haven, Connecticut
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28 reviews
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“Great location and nicely appointed.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

This was a very nice surprise in the middle of downtown Blacksburg. I stayed two nights and enjoyed the convenience of walking to campus and downtown restaurants. The lobby was beautiful and the staff was very friendly and polite. The room was different than a standard hotel room. It was nicely appointed but small with a suite type design. The front third was a small sitting area with NO window and then the bath was located immediately behind the sitting area. You walked down a short hall beside the bathroom to the bedroom area which was located behind the bathroom. The bedroom had a window but the room was not much bigger than the bed. If you want a suite type set up and do not plan to spend much time in the room this would be fine. I had two unpleasant discoveries--the walls were NOT soundproof. My bed evidently backed up to the same wall as the bed next door and I could clearly understand the conversation that the folks next door were having at a normal volume. Had they been loud or noisy it would have been a problem. The second disappointment was that most of the parking was across the street in a parking garage that only allows overnight parking on the 4th and 5th floors. There was loading/unloading space next to the hotel and a dozen or so guest spots under the hotel, but if you need frequent access to your car, the garage is inconvenient. The only other comment I have is that it took me two trips around the block to locate the hotel and the driveway immediately beside it. The hotel is built right up to the sidewalk which makes it hard to see when you are driving by. The narrow driveway immediately beside it is also hard to locate. Otherwise it was a refreshingly different type of accommodation in a great downtown location.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Right in the heart of Blackburt, less then 5 minuts walk from campus, restaurants, pubs.....The personnel is reactive and wellcoming. Large confortable rooms with all you need (iron, microwave, fridge, Wifi...). Only downside, the double bed is actually not so big for a couple

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We stayed at the Main Street Inn for business but because of the great location it became a great mini vacation as well. The hotel is located in the middle of downtown Blacksburg near all the restaurants, bars, shops, etc. It's also right across the street from the farmers market and just a hop skip and a jump to the main campus.

The staff is super friendly. The front desks receptionists on Friday afternoon, Saturday, and early Sunday morning were beyond friendly. Clean rooms, cold OJ in the morning, and copnveneint parking. We will be staying here again for all of our future VT buisness related events.

Room Tip: Have a Fish Taco at Cabo Fish Taco and try one of their many margaritas. They are excellent.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Well this place had me from the moment I walked in the door with the Keurig machine in the lobby, and it remained there 24/7 so when you needed a great cup or coffee or tea it was available.
I was in the area on business and met friends for dinner nearby (Cabo Taco) and since I hadn't made hotel reservations, they reccommended the Main Street Inn next door. They thought it might meet my business travel budget since there wasn't a football game in town.
Jason was extremely helpful. Suites were decent sized but would be tight for two people, rooms did seem to have too much furniture.

Room Tip: They have limited parking at this hotel underneath, but I'm sure they allow additional parking a...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We slept really well. The layout of the room was a little bit cramped. It was arranged like a suite with a sitting room and sleeping area divided by the bathroom (shower only, no tub). The sitting room seemed to have just a little too much furniture for its small size. I don't know what the layout of all the rooms is like, so if you need extra space, definitely ask for a larger layout. In general, I'd say this hotel is doing it right. It was exceptionally clean and seemed to be well updated. The a/c worked very well, we were comfortable in the room. If we need a place to stay in Blacksburg again, this would be it. It's right next to an excellent spa called Eucalyptus, so you need only stumble out of your car from the long drive, check in, and head right next door to the massage therapist. A great set up all around.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

My daughter and I stayed at the Main Street Inn June 18-20, 2012 and had a great experience. Our corner room on the third floor had 3 big windows which let in tons of light. We loved the little sitting room and separate sleeping area. The room was very quiet, clean, and comfortable. I loved the fact that it was not a chain.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stayed at the Main Street Inn May 17th and 18th, 2012. It was very warmly decorated and inviting. Our room was perfect- a lovely entrance, wet bar with mini fridge and microwave, and a separated sleeping area. We traveled with our 9 month old son, and the set up worked out perfectly for him to nap/sleep in the living room area away from the bed. The bed was comfy and the room was clean.

We missed our chance to have the room cleaned since our son napped from 11:15-1:30, though we were a little surprised that when we left and put the "service please" sign on the door that no one came back. It wasn't a big deal as there was no mess and still clean towels left, or we would have called.

The only downside to the hotel is the lack of sound proofing. It was a quiet weekend after graduation, and we could still hear TVs in other rooms, people talking both in the hall and in their rooms, and all traffic.If we had been in the back of the hotel, maybe it wouldn't have been a problem. Overall the place was cozy and nice, and if we venture back to Blacksburg in the future, we'll stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Main Street Inn
Address: 205 S Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060-4823
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Location: United States > Virginia > Blacksburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Blacksburg
#3 Business Hotel in Blacksburg
#4 Family Hotel in Blacksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Main Street Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Blacksburg, Main Street Inn is within walking distance to Virginia Tech and all sports facilities. Guests can enjoy dining, music, theater and shopping ... all a short stroll away. Amenities include free WiFi Internet, plasma TVs (2 per suite), refrigerator, microwave and coffee service. When visiting for business or pleasure, the main place to stay is Main Street Inn. ... more   less 
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