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Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Front Royal
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Reviewed October 9, 2009

We spent one night at this hotel on route to Charleston from Michigan.

It was in a beautiful location right next to a golf course and just off the expressway. The hotel is new and as such, is very clean and well planned out. Although there were a number of events going on the night we were there, it was quiet, clean and staff was very helpful.

The hotel is attached to a restaurant which was tasty, but service mediocre.

I would definitely stay here again on my way down south.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

We got a great rate for this hotel so didn't expect much. I couldn't believe my eyes as we were driving up to the hotel. It's new, and right beside a beautiful golf course. We usually stay at Marriott's. Well, this hotel rates right up there with them and better then some. Nicely decorated lobby, friendly service, clean, comfortable, close to shopping, food, banks, and Shenandoah National Park. Beds are comfortable, frig, microwave in the little store area, nice laundermat, free wifi in the business center, and a nice attached restaurant. Everything we needed.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank blonztravel
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Reviewed September 13, 2009

If every new Holiday Inn is going to be built like Front Royal’s Blue Ridge Shadows, there’s going to be a lot of happy guests on the horizon. The hotel was built just a year ago, so everything is fresh and new. You can tell they did their homework with what guests want. The really comfortable beds have two types of pillows marked “Firm” and “Soft”. The spotless bathroom has a large beautiful shower, low step-in tub and tons of plush towels. The room is a perfect size with the bathroom in a separate area away from the bedrooms view. The room also has an empty mini-fridge to keep any food or drinks cold.

The hotel is one exit away from Skyline Caverns with plenty of land surrounding the property. The best rooms have views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and/or the golf course. It’s worth the little extra money to request rooms with these views. The hotel is only 5 stories but there are no high-rises anywhere to block your view. If every floor mimics the top floor plan, then rooms ending in numbers 00 through 04 have a golf course view. Rooms ending in 06, 08, 10, 12 and 14 have mountain views. It appears room 504 is a corner suite with views of both the golf course and the mountains. The location is close to Winchester, near the heart of Front Royal and less than a mile from Bowling Green Country Club which hosts weddings and other special occasions in a beautiful setting.

The staff are incredibly friendly and were especially giddy because the Oak Ridge Boys happened to be staying at the hotel that weekend since they were performing at a nearby Fair. There’s a large outdoor parking lot with ample spaces. The lobby has a stone fireplace and all the furnishings in the common areas as well as the guest rooms were tastefully done.

The hotel’s restaurant is Houlihan's which has over 20 locations nationwide. I’ve been to the one in Chicago and thought the food there was very good. However the one in Front Royal is even better, I’d go so far to say the food is cooked to perfection. One of the best grilled salmon entrees I’ve ever had. If you order the stuffed mushrooms, keep in mind they are the size of baseballs and you get six of them. If there’s less than three in your party, you may want to order something more manageable. The flavored teas including the long island variety are great. There’s plenty of booths to sit at and the bar area is very inviting.

I don’t believe google maps has the street to enter the hotel property yet, perhaps because it’s relatively new, but you can see the hotel from a mile away on Highway 522 during the daytime. At nite it’s dark as the ace of spades, but you do have a traffic light to make the turn.

Expect a very peaceful stay with excellent customer service both at the hotel and restaurant. We’ll return for another relaxing getaway sometime.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 9, 2009

One day was not enough. The room was extremely clean and inviting, as was the lobby. We had a wonderful Saturday evening meal at Houlihans; the restaurant was not at all crowded. I don't know how we missed the fitness center (I guess we didn't ask) but that's okay. We had more time to spend in the room.

Oh, they were also biker-friendly and allowed us to park under the covered front of the hotel. Many of the other writers mentioned that this is better than most Holiday Inns and I would have to agree.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2009

All I think to express how wonderful this hotel was is WOW. The staff is beyond excellent-they went above and beyond accomadating our group. We would reccomend this property and their staff to all.
The rooms are beautiful, the beds are cozy and the property is beautiful. We didn't get to explore as spent the entire in the hotel but nobody complained and there where 35 of us.
You won't be sorry if you stay here.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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2  Thank kcr719
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Reviewed June 22, 2009

We went there to walk in the Shenandoah park. The hotel is very good with a nice pool/spa and fitness center. The business center is roomy. The people at the frontdesk were not specialy nice a little bit cold. The restaurant was fine, but the breakfast is expensive. We dinner there twice and the food was good. All the acomodations were fine.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank BillBoquet
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Reviewed June 3, 2009

We stayed here for 1 night at the end of a trip through Shenandoah National Park. This is a new property and one of the best Holiday Inns I've stayed at. We had a room on the "Vista" level, which is actually a level below the lobby, overlooking the golf course. The room (2 queen beds) was huge, with a very large bathroom as well. Very comfortable beds with a choice of soft or hard pillows. Flat screen TV. Very clean. Quiet. Nice indoor pool with a hottub. Free business center with computers and printers. Very friendly and helpful staff. We had dinner at the attached restaurant, which is a Houlihan's. Food was very good and prices were reasonable. The hotel location is on the outskirts, about a 10-minute drive from downtown, not really near anything else but right off the main road so not difficult to find. Recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Address: 111 Hospitality Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630-6928
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Location: United States > Virginia > Front Royal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Front Royal
Price Range: $105 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn & Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows 3*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. Our 24-hour business center, free WIFI Internet access, heated indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center are available for your use. 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 guests. ... more   less 
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