Easily accessed from the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Roanoke is a top destination in Virginia. The city has an interesting railroad heritage, fun cultural events, and plenty of outdoor adventures to keep you busy. It’s a place where you can craft your own adventure and learn a lot along the way. So, for the next time you pass through Roanoke for a few days, here are the best hotels for your stay.
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One of the most popular hotels in the city is the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. This AAA Four-Diamond hotel has been welcoming guests since 1882 and is host historic and modern at the same time. Guests here get complimentary Wi-Fi and easy access to the Regency Room, which is a downtown restaurant under the direction of Executive Chef Stephen DeMarco and Chef de Cuisine Colin Lloyd that serves French and Southern cuisine. The hotel has spacious guest rooms and suites, and a 63,000-square-foot, high-tech conference center. You’ll be in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains when you stay here and in a building that’s on the National Register of Historic Places. Meanwhile, the Spa & Adventure Center is on the main level of the hotel and a great place to get a rejuvenating foot treatment with a pampering soak and massage.
If you’re looking for more of a B&B-type vibe, then look no further than Shirley’s Bed and Breakfast in Roanoke. This B&B offers complimentary breakfast, free parking, and free Wi-Fi, and it’s just 10 minutes from downtown Roanoke. You’ll also be just 20 minutes from Smith Mountain Lake when you stay here. Stay here for something private and secluded and if you want to relax by the pool. It’s ideal for a couple’s getaway or a family vacation. There’s a collection of fun hot rod cars onsite, and the hosts offer complimentary beer and wine to guests. You can reserve the B&B for weddings and parties too if you’re planning something special. Your hosts, Jeff and Cheryl Bennett, were born and raised in Roanoke and are great resources for local things to see and do.
Another great B&B option in Roanoke is the Black Lantern Inn. This friendly B&B s relaxing, stylish, and very accommodating. There are three guest rooms here that are modern, cozy, and comfortable. Each morning greets you with a delicious breakfast and freshly brewed coffee and tea. The eco-friendly B&B has a long list of amenities, including daily breakfast, complimentary bicycle use, free off-street parking in a private lot, covered porches, free Wi-Fi, and other fun perks. You’ll be conveniently close to Interstates 81 and 220 when you stay here too. Your friendly innkeepers are Chris and Jayne Andrews, who love the outdoors and relocated here from Orlando. This is a great place for a couple’s trip because children under the age of 16 are not permitted at the B&B. There are some fun packages available for mountain biking, wine, beer, and antique enthusiasts.
The Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke is also a great place to stay in town because it’s in the heart of downtown and so close to all the shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. This hotel is about 10 minutes from the airport and offers views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll enjoy the fresh waffles and other delicious foods at the daily, free hot breakfast. Guests can also use the fitness center and free Wi-Fi while staying here. Business travelers can use the 1,200 square feet of conference space for meetings and small events. Families can request cribs and high chairs from the hotel staff. A few recommended restaurants in the area of this hotel include Alejandro’s Mexican Grill, Awful Arthur’s Seafood, and Blues BBQ.
The King George Inn Bed & Breakfast is another favorite B&B option in Roanoke, which is becoming quite well-known for its great B&B scene. This inn is a 1900s colonial revival home that has been wonderfully restored to accommodate traveling guests. Inside, there are four suites with private baths, an art gallery, library, and butler’s pantry. There is also a fully furnished carriage house available for rent. Guests here enjoy the gourmet breakfast each morning and afternoon refreshments. Your friendly innkeepers are Jim and Lynn Hunt, who provide Wi-Fi access for guests and a quiet getaway space. Plan your stay around Christmas to participate in the inn’s festive activities.
The Roanoke Boutique Hotel is a small B&B that is a wonderful choice for outdoor enthusiasts. This downtown option is near the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Carvin’s Cove bike trail. It’s an 1890-style home that’s a great home base for exploring the great outdoors. There are two suites and a king bedroom here, and all stays include breakfast. The inn can accommodate bike storage, has free Wi-Fi, and offers housekeeping and concierge services too.
We also recommend the Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke for your stay in town if you enjoy mountain views, on-site restaurants, and fitness options, such as a gym and swimming pool. The Garden Grille & Bar offers breakfast and dinner and there’s a complimentary business center here. Meanwhile, recreation opportunities nearby include Smith Mountain Lake and Splash Valley.
The last Roanoke hotel we’ll mention here is the Courtyard Roanoke Airport. This Marriott hotel is close to Interstates 81 and 581, and it’s been newly renovated to accommodate guests. It offers free Wi-Fi, a bistro for healthy foods and beverages, and it is near historic downtown Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Key amenities here include complimentary on-site parking, an airport shuttle service, a pool, and fitness center.