Doubletree Hotel & Conference Centre Roanoke

, Roanoke, United States
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Doubletree Hotel & Conference Centre Roanoke

110 Shenandoah Ave - Roanoke - Virginia - 24016 - United States Hotel Website | 540-985-5900
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Prime location and good service

from girlluxe
I stayed for 2 nights for business. The executive level lounge was nice, with a computer, tv, tables, beverages. Good continental breakfast, but the happy hour evening reception food is just ok. Evelyn in the lounge is so hospitable and friendly and knowledgeable about Roanoke. She could work at the Roanoke tourism bureau! Pool is ok, but too close to the noise of the highway, parking lot. Pine Room Pub is good with a nice atmosphere. It's a good location, walking distance to Civic Center and downtown.

Good place to stay for the bar exam

from triAdvisor
I stayed at the Hotel Roanoke while taking the Virginia bar exam. It is a pretty nice hotel and a good choice for people sitting for the exam. Make your reservations early. I made mine the November before the July exam.

The room service is good, which is great because you can stay in your room and avoid overhearing conversations about the exam. Another plus is that almost all of the guests at the hotel during the exam are taking the exam, so everyone is quiet at night. Several of my friends stayed at hotels that were half full of kids who were in Roanoke for the Little League World Series. Also, the hotel had a breakfast buffet with "to go" items, which made getting a good breakfast easy. I'm not sure if the hotel usually has this buffet, it might have been just for the exam. Finally, the bed was comfortable. I slept well despite my anxiety about the exam.

On the downside, the hotel is right next to railroad tracks that are used heavily at night by freight trains. Request a room on the side of the hotel away from the tracks. Also, the AC units make a very loud clicking noise when they turn off.

In all, this is probably one of the better places to stay during the Virginia bar exam.

Ok- But Did Not Wow Me

from just4me
I stayed here hoping to get away and take advantage of seeing the fireworks on the Forth of July. I was met by a nice valet and doorman, but the charge for valet parking was $10.00. I checked in and went to my room. There was a large paint cart with very stong toxic smelling thinners on it in the middle of the room. I returned to thefront desk where they promply apologised and assigned me a new room-Larger and nicer. Nice touch. That's where the nicities ended. The compresser in the room for the AC was SO LOUD that I finally had to turn the whole thing off. I was hot but I hoped to get some rest without the loud noice. The room really had a haunted feeling. I never really slept. I had ordered an overpriced room service meal that was served with no bread and no cream for the pot of coffee. I had eaten earlier in the pub for lunch, and paid $23.00 for a rack martini and crab cake sandwich. The meal was very good. The place offers no gratis breakfast, not even coffee, which is now standard in even one and 2 star hotels. It had its charm and history, and the lobby and grounds were beautiful. I think next time I want just a night away, the Holiday Inn will offer me just as nice a room with a free breakfast. Don't get me wrong, it was nice and peaceful, but it just didn't WOW me.

Great

from A TripAdvisor Member
Comfortable, clean, great service. Great location. Fun bar, comfortable lobby. It's clearly the best hotel in Roanoke and worth every penny. There are a few spots where the facilities are getting a little weary - the bathtub/showers are a little worn, for example, but the staff makes a clear effort to keep the place clean and well appointed. The staff was quick and responsive and helpful. We were throwing together a large and ever-shifting group of people coming in from all over the country for an unexpected funeral and the Hotel Roanoke was great at accomodating our rapidly evolving needs. They made things easy for the guests and family and it turned out to be a great place to stay.

Disappointed

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is a beautiful hotel. However, if you want a good night's sleep, go somewhere else. The doors slam loudly when guests come and go. We were also disturbed by guests in the next room at 1:00 in the morning. If a good nights sleep is important to you, this isn't the hotel for you.

Great Hotel

from blake2161
Very nice hotel in the mountains. Perfect for a weekend get-away. Super service from staff and room was exceptionaly clean. The only down side is self parking. The lot is a good ways away from the main entrance. Pay for the valet and bellman service - it will be worth it.

Hotel Roanoke - Beautiful!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My daughter and I spent Thanksgiving night at the Hotel Roanoke while visiting some friends. Upon arrival, we were greeted by doormen and red carpets. The lobby was gorgeous and decorated for the Christmas season. Everyone at the front desk was polite and friendly.

Unfortunately, we did not spend a lot of time in the hotel because we were out and about, but our room was very clean, large (two double beds) and comfortable. We sank into the pillows and soft bedding, and the rooms were quiet. The bathroom was stocked with Neutrogena products - if you care about the quality of toiletries in hotels :). We had a partial view of downtown Roanoke.

While I did enjoy this hotel, I think charging for parking was a bit silly. I understand it in New York and other large cities cramped for space, but not in Roanoke. I do adore this "star city of the south," though, and if I had to stay at a hotel here again, this would be it.

Weekend Escape in Roanoke

from YPayne
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for a last minute weekend getaway and we enjoyed it for the most part. I only have two complaints. First, there were at least two wedding parties and a group of teenagers that made entering and exiting the hotel at check-in time a chore. Secondly, my only real complaint is that the rooms have loud clicking thermostats when the AC shuts off. I say “rooms” because the engineer tried to move us to another room but it had the same clicking that made for a restless sleep. Otherwise, the rooms were very comfortable.

The view of the mountains was mediocre from the hotel. Our hotel package included a buffet breakfast, which was pretty good. It included an omelet station.

Roanoke was a little sleepy for my tastes but I guess if you are looking to relax your entire trip you can stay in town and find a decent steak dinner or a burger. If you are looking to venture out and really see a little natural splendor, visit the Natural Bridge and the Peaks of Otter. Have lunch at the Peaks of Otter or take a hike. I must warn you; a drive or hike up the Peaks is not for those that prefer not to look out of airplane windows – like me. However, I still found the views to be spectacular, in an intimidating way.

Hotel Failed to meet expectations

from Lord Throgmorton
Stayed one night in June. Expecting to find a Tudor style hotel we were confronted by an architectural monstrosity We were surprised there was a parking charge in a non city central hotel. The receptionist was pleasant and much was made of the warm cookie offered on arrival but seemed unnecessary and failed to impress us. The room was extremely small so we were unable to open our two suitcases simultaneously. We had to call housekeeping as there was no coffee in our room. As it was quite late we decided to eat in the hotel bar for quickness. The waitress took our order promptly and was very pleasant but the food took over 30 minutes to arrive. Our salads were mediocre and overpriced. There was a public room with a computer for access to the internet which was very useful but other guests were knocking on the door wishing to use it also. Didn't bother to stay for breakfast and were pleased to leave this hotel behind.

s a Doubletree!!!!

from awelch2000
Stayed at the Hotel Roanoke for two nights on business and was very pleasantly surprised. When I'd booked the reservation, my confirmation was for the "Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, a Doubletree Hotel." Having stayed at a lot of Doubletrees, I ratcheted down my expectations accordingly.

Have to say, best Doubletree I've ever stayed in, hands down. Room was large, clean, and nicely appointed. Had a nice view out over Roanoke to the yellow stone St. Andrew's Cathedral. Apparently, the hotel itself was built in 1882 and was purchased and restored by Virginia Tech. The National Register of Historic Places named the Hotel Roanoke one of the "Historic Hotels of America." Lives up to the billing. This place is beautiful.

High speed internet in the room and room service does a good job. That said, easy walk across the railroad tracks to the main downtown area where there are plenty of restaurants.

If I'm ever in Roanoke again, this is my place.

Top Local Tips for Roanoke

Great Dining From someone who grew up in Roanoke:Best Italian - Italianos, Norbertos; Best Upscale Dining - Regency Room at Hotel Roanoke, Frankie Rowland's; Best Bakery/Cafe - Wildflour. If you are looking for modern, ecclectic food go to Metro. If you want a great overall dining experience, Wertz's Restaurant & Wine Bar is a gem. Young hot spots tend to be Corned Beef, Cornerstone, and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Fine Dining Roanoke has a large selection of great restaurants. Make sure you check out the following hot spots when you're in town: Frankie Rowlands Steak House, Arzu's, Carlos Brazilian Int'l Cuizine

Things to do in Roanoke Roanoke is a nice city with a charming downtown. If you have a few days to spend in Roanoke I suggest the following: 1. Visit the Mill Mountain Zoo - it's not big but a nice little trip to up to and nice exhibits 2. Visit the Roanoke Star - I really enjoyed this and it gives you a great view of the Roanoke Valley - the star itself is huge 3. Visit the Farmer's Market and downtown Roanoke - lots of cool little shops and restaurants--very charming 4. It's still under construction but the Art Museum of Southwester Virginia is almost open and the new building looks spectacular and will add a gem to downtown Roanoke. You can see it from the hotel. Some parts of it are already open. Enjoy Roanoke, it's a great town.

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  • Address: 110 Shenandoah Ave - Roanoke - Virginia - 24016 - United States
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