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“Cleanliness/maintenance is a problem” 3 of 5 stars
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Main Street Inn
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Blacksburg
Certificate of Excellence
POWHATAN, VA
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cleanliness/maintenance is a problem”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Our room was right in front on a very busy street - noisy with "boom box" cars, loud mufflers, sirens, etc. Site was handy for most things, Had snacks in lobby, but no breakfast. I spent 25 years as head of hospital housekeeping departments. Take my word for it, this room was filthy - dust was "white " along carpet edges and in corners. Wrong vacuum cleaners in use for daily cleaning. Need vacs with hoses to get edges and corners. Complained about dust and an attempt was made to clean, but only a halfway job. One bulb over bathroom sink was burned out during entire stay. Cleaning personnel should be taught to ask themselves one question when they have finished cleaning -"If I were a guest, would I want to stay in this room?" If they can't answer with a truthful yes, then they should do whatever is needed for that to be so.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank FINORKEY
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oldhokie, Owner at Main Street Inn, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Thank you for takin the time to write your review. This can be a very useful tool for our property as we are always looking to improve the guests experience. Our location in the heart of Downtown Blacksburg is the best in the area. Once you park your car, shopping, dining, theater and entertainment is but a stroll away. You can also walk to Virginia Tech and all athletic facilities. Along with the downtown location cames downtown sounds which we cannot control. Very sorry you were disturbed.
Housekeeping and maintenance issues are taken very seriously. I assure you that staff will be made aware of your concerns and take the steps necessary that this type of complaint does not happen again. Main Stret Inn received the Trip Advisor 2012 Award of Excellence and enjoys a great reputation. We will take your review as an opportunity to work harder to make the guest experience the very best possible.
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English first
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63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I've stayed at a number of places in and around Blacksburg, and this was really the best for visiting VT. You can't beat the location, it's within walking distance of most everything you could want in town. The room we had was cute, clean, and had all of the expected comforts. The lobby was really nice with snacks and coffee all day long and a nice light assortment of foods for breakfast. I can't emphasize enough how convenient it was to get to all of the great local amenities like the restaurants, shops, and campus.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Badgermadscientist
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Nashville, Tennessee
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130 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

There is no other place to say when in town. The hotel is great. Room as large. The location could not be better. It is right in the middle of everything. The staff is always helpful and attentive. I am always surprised how quiet it is even in a college town. The only issue is parking, and even that is not bad as you the garage across the street. I will always stay here when in Blacksburg.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank georgeg844
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Manlius, NY
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

In town on a college visit. Rate was good, place was clean and rooms had all that you need. Very nice and attentive staff. Place was new.
The location is right next to VT. Can walk to anywhere on campus as well as all the athletic facilities.
Ample parking though not on first come first serve. Have to part across the street which is OK as parking is free.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank David P
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We went down to Blacksburg for VT orientation. This hotel had the best price and a perfect location. It is right on Main St. so you can walk anywhere on campus. It is fairly new, very clean. The rooms are a good size. They have coffee and snacks all day, which I find a plus. This will be our home away from home for the next 4 years.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank mOm5_10
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New York City, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

PROS:
The suites are decent sized. You have a small living room area with a sofa...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Jeff S
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Baltimore
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Main Street Inn offers exceptional accommodations right in the heart of Blacksburg -- walking distance from everything Va Tech! The king suite was comfy and clean. It was a bit tight, but enough room for 2 people. The windows facing Main Street might be a bit loud during football weekends though!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank 3boysmomBaltimore
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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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