This was my third time staying at the Front Royal Holiday Inn. The first time was last year, and it was picked solely based on price and the decent reviews I read. The first trip was a one night stay for a job interview, and my second stay would end up being for the same reason. I live in Washington State, but am trying to get a job in Virginia to be closer to be two young children who live in Alexandria. I loved the hotel and town so much during my first two stays that when I flew out last month to see the kids I booked three nights at the Holiday Inn. Well the weather did not cooperate at all, it was 12 degrees when I landed in DC and there was a bad snow storm forecasted for the third day of my stay. I explained to the front desk why I was there, and the temperature was going to hinder any outdoor activities. They offered to open up a non-booked conference room and set up a play area for me and the kids. They also told me about their indoor pool and hot tub which the kids loved. AND the attached restaurant is not your typical hotel restaurant, it is very good in its own right. Houghlihans I think it's called, and the kids eat free with a paid adult meal! Even though both my son and daughter claimed to be too full to eat anymore, somehow they found room for the ice cream which was also included.
With the snow storm coming in I decided that I better leave a day early to get to our next stop in New Jersey before the roads got too bad. When I was checking out a day early I thought it'd be nice if I could get a refund, but on such short notice I didn't think that would be an option so I didn't bother mentioning it. I was surprised to find on my invoice that I was refunded for the third day without even asking for it, I was beyond impressed.
To many people passing through this may be just another hotel, but for me and my kids it was an incredibly special experience. I only get to see my kids twice a year and words cannot express my gratitude towards the staff for making this a memorable vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to an award winning hotel. The Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows is the recipient of the 2014 IHG Quality Excellence Award and the 2013, 2012 and 2011 IHG Torchbearer Award (awarded to the Best Holiday Inn hotels) and 2010 IHG Newcomer Award (Best New Holiday Inn). Sophistication and natural beauty unite at this Front Royal, Virginia hotel. For sophisticated but affordable accommodations, look no further than the Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows. We're situated above the award-winning Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club and surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Front Royal, VA. Our hotel's location is ideal for travelers to immerse themselves in the outdoors. You can take a leisurely drive on Skyline Drive to experience breathtaking views, enjoy a canoe trip on the beautiful Shenandoah River or explore the caverns around Front Royal. Lodging here is also convenient for business travelers visiting the Virginia Inland Port, Ferguson Enterprises, Family Dollar, Toray, American Woodmark, Axalta and other businesses in Front Royal. Our 24-hour business center, free high-speed Internet access, heated indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center are available for your use. Overlooking the beautiful mountains around Front Royal, our hotel rooms and suites offer triple-sheeted bedding, 32-inch LCD flat screen TVs with HD and HBO and refrigerators. From Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar, serving made-from-scratch cuisine three meals a day, to our 4,500 square feet of meeting space for hosting your special event, this Front Royal hotel's amenities provide a relaxing environment for our Virginia guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows Hotel Front Royal
- Holiday Inn And Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows
- Holiday Inn Front Royal
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