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The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Blacksburg
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San Antonio, Texas
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Tried it out- nice stay.”
Reviewed July 20, 2010

We stayed two nights at the Inn during the 2010 Freshmen Orientation. The hotel is actually quite nice. We had no problems checking in and the staff was courteous. The rooms were a good size and I was very glad that free WiFi is available.

My one and only gripe is that our room AC would not cool below 70 degrees. The facilities engineer responded promptly and attempted to ascertain the problem. But, in the end the fix was to just leave it on manual and let it run constantly. It was comfortable- but thank goodness it wasn't a blistering hot week.

One other comment that is noteworthy is that the hotel was pretty full during our stay. Despite that fact- we never heard any noises through the walls from our neighbors. Perhaps we had exceptionally quiet neighbors, but I think it might be partially attributed to the solid construction between rooms.

I was also a bit miffed, initially, at the parking charge. But the parking permit gave us a lot of latitude to park on campus in very convenient places, so in the end it was well worth it.

I would definitely stay here again. It's close to the campus (not exactly easy walking distance) but a lot closer than many other lodging locations and the parking permit makes up for that. Enjoy!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2010

Stayed one night for a VT event. The room was not ready when we arrived at 4:00 PM but they called my cell within 30 minutes to let me know the room was ready. The room was nice and clean. Had everything we needed. No complaints. The location is the close to campus. The staff was courteous. The price was $125 (AAA rate) which was reasonable but probably higher than comparable hotels located further away from the campus. I did not like the extra $3/day parking fee....think that should be included in the rate. Did not eat at the onsite restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 10, 2010

My daughter and I stayed two nights in July and found the hotel to have everything we needed. We both loved the free wireless internet and the breakfast buffet had all that we wanted or needed. It was very hot while we were there so we didn't do much walking but you can walk out the door of the hotel and you are right on the edge of campus which is very convenieint. The rooms were furnished nicely and the air conditioning worked great despite the near 100 degree temperatures outside! Didn't have time to use the work out room but it seemed to have the necessary equipment. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant one night (Preston's) and it was a bit pricey but the food was very good. Our waiter, Travis, was having his first night on the job and we were his very first customers. He was very friendly and went out of his way to make us comfortable to to answer any questions we had about the university. He made us feel so welcome! I would definitely stay at the Inn again when we come for another visit to Blacksburg, which we will be doing quite a bit over the next four years!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Newport News, VA
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Reviewed April 10, 2010

I booked two rooms at the Inn at Virginia Tech for Easter Weekend. I asked for two rooms close to one another, as I was travelling with my family, including an eight year old child. The hotel could not accommodate us, even though I made my reservations well in advance of the weekend. The hotel gave us a handicapped room, even though my husband and I are not handicapped.The bed was very uncomfortable, and the shower was a hand held one. When we went to check out of our two rooms, I asked for a one hour late checkout (instead of 11 a.m. I wanted to leave at 12 p.m.), as my son, who is a student at Virignia Tech, was still directing music at an Easter church service at Tech .We were planning to meet him and some of his friends for an Easter dinner.Kendall, a front desk clerk, uncaringly informed us that we would have to move all of our things to one room, and that if we did not do this, we would be charged 1/2 the regular room rate for the extra hour we were in our room. She was rude, and inconsiderate.We have had pleasant stays at the Inn in the past-we visit our son twice yearly at Tech.We will probably try out some of the other accommodations in the area the next time.The Inn is usually the most expensive option in the Blacksburg area, and I expected superior service and accommodations.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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mquonce, public relations manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, April 19, 2010
Dear nancymaree, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience experienced during your stay at The Inn. We have spoken with our employees regarding this situation and have shared your review with our staff to help better prepare us in the future. We truly hope you consider another stay at The Inn when visiting Blacksburg.
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dallas
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Reviewed November 9, 2009

Hubby and I attended a wedding at VaTech and stayed in this hotel.

We are not handicap but somehow we got the handicap room so I will speak from the standpoint. I work with the handicap and this room is a perfect setup.....

The room is huge with two comfy double beds. It would be very easy for a wheelchair to get around the room. The bathroom shower is a great size and easy for someone to transfer out of a wheelchair to the flip down chair installed in the shower. The room is also located near the elevator.

Of course the setting cannot be beat...the hotel staff was very nice and professional. The room and hotel is very clean....food is excellent....

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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mquonce, public relations manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, December 8, 2009
Dear Atheem, thank you for your review! We have shared your comments with our staff. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the approach taken in your review. We hope you will stay with us again if your travels bring you to southwest Virginia. Safe Travels!
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Reviewed October 17, 2009

Probably the nicest hotel in Blacksburg, on the edge of the Virginia Tech Campus. Very clean and well-appointed rooms, and everyone we came in contact with were exceedingly helpful and professional. Quiet, nice surroundings, and free wifi (what a concept!)

The only thing I would advise is that the hotel restaurant, Preston's was average at best....and pretty expensive for the area.

We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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mquonce, public relations manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, October 19, 2009
Dear Losercuda, thank you for your review. We appreciate the kind words and are glad you enjoyed your stay. We would like to learn more about your experience in Preston's to gain a better perspective of ways we can improve our dining for our guests. We hope you come back and visit again soon!
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Reviewed October 5, 2009

I chose this hotel due to it’s proximity to the VT campus and found that this is about the only "nice" thing about it. The staff was rude and uninviting, the nicest person we met was a maintenance worker who greeted us as we passed in the hallway. The rooms were not ready when we checked in, there was no help with luggage, and basically we were treated like second class citizens. The Hilton Garden Inn puts you to shame.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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mquonce, public relations manager at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, responded to this review, October 15, 2009
Dear VTParent, thank you for your feedback. On behalf of The Inn at Virginia Tech, we sincerely apologize for the dissatisfaction of your recent stay. Your feedback will help us address and make improvements in our operation. We will share you comments with our staff.
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Property: The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center
Address: 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0001
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Location: United States > Virginia > Blacksburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Blacksburg
#2 Business Hotel in Blacksburg
#3 Romantic Hotel in Blacksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is the only hotel situated on the campus of Virginia Tech and is the perfect destination to explore all that Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, and Montgomery County have to offer. Preston's Restaurant features fresh, locally-sourced foods and the Continental Divide Lounge features an eclectic wine list and premium spirits. As the largest hotel and conference center in Blacksburg, we offer nearly 24,000 square feet of conference space, including a 700-seat ballroom, 10 conference rooms, and 147 hotel rooms and suites. This is one of the premier facilities in the mid-Atlantic region. For conferences, events, or leisure, come experience the hospitality, luxury, and latest innovations in beautiful southwest Virginia. ... more   less 
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