Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 153
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MommaGoddess A good place to stay
Once again, we've spent a very pleasant weekend at the Holiday Inn Express/Woodstock-Shenandoah Valley. This is our go-to place to stay when visiting the area. Thanks!
February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tinad38 Great place to Stay!!
Wonderful Stay!! Awesome beds, slept so well. Very quiet. Will stay again and again!!
February 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by D B 10 nice place
I will be back again. great stay every time. Great breakfast.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by curlzy1 Nice Hotel
Generally, very nice room, nice hotel, clean, and modern. We arrived in a snow storm during very cold weather. The hallway on our floor (1) was cold. The room was comfortable. It was a very nice place to stay.
January 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dancah IHG personified
With no reservation, my wife & I stopped and requested a room. Sarah on the front desk greeted us with a beautiful smile. Noted our IHG gold card, provided us with a great room for the night at a great price. At Sarah's suggestion we had dinner close by. Great meal and great price.
Room was very clean, comfortable. Definitely recommend this hotel.
January 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MommaGoddess Lovely, Snowy Weekend
We spent last weekend at the Holiday Inn Express in Woodstock. It was a lovely weekend - snow and all. From walking in and being greeted by Kevin at the Front Desk, to the delightful, friendly hostess at the Breakfast Bar and the very pleasant Cleaning Staff - all in all a very good stay. Hotel was clean, amenities were good. We enjoyed the workout room both mornings of our stay and found the equipment very user-friendly. We will be back!
December 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KennyG5 One of the best Holiday inn Express experiences we have had
Our stay at this Holiday inn Express was one of the best experiences we have enjoyed at this hotel chain. The staff was knowledgeable, the hotel was clean, and the staff willingness to assist us in any way we needed was exceptional. The management and staff are to be commended for a well run facility
December 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MDWI Nice Surprise
We were not expecting to find a gem along the I-81 corridor. This hotel was a welcome surprise. It is beautifully appointed and makes an impressive first appearance. The room was very comfortable and well laid out. The front desk staff was very courteous and went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. We will stop here again on our frequent trips on I-81
December 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joby2 Good Location and Very Good Property
This property is a class act. Very good staff and amenities. No IHG Rewards Club Member recognition for corporate rate guests unfortunately. Strange, as the corporate rate we pay this property is higher than most.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richard152 One of the best HIE's we have stayed in
Couldn't fault it at all. Thanks also for the dinner recommendation - Sal's.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ReadingQuest A Model Holiday Inn Express
In the delightful little hamlet of Woodstock in the rolling hills of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, there once was a rather unremarkable little chain hotel. With few options around, I'm sure it reigned supreme in the area back in its day. Perhaps that made it lazy and complacent. It is no more.
The former hotel's demise is your gain, though, because it was extensively renovated and re-opened as a Holiday Inn Express. And not just *any* Holiday Inn Express: this is what Intercontinental Hotels Group wants you to picture when you picture HIEx. This is a chain of hotels I frequently stay with, and this is to me the best in the HIEx brand family.
When you arrive, you walk into a spacious, well-decorated, open and airy lobby, with a fireplace in the center and lots of comfortable seating. There are huge windows that bring in plenty of daylight. Whoever did this design did a bang-up job, and you might not notice at first that this grand entry is a much newer addition to that former other-chain-hotel. I think they did an awesome job integrating it but also in making a bold and appealing new lobby and breakfast room. It sits conveniently at the end of the hotel where you drive in from the main drag.
The original L-shaped blocks of rooms from its tenure as a different hotel remain, which is actually to your advantage as a guest. Why? Because this was a poured concrete hotel, not stick-built with 2x4s (like the hotels nearby): that means you will not feel your room vibrate and shake when the guests above you walk to the bathroom. Since I stay in hotels about 150 nights a year, I relish the chance to be in one where my room is solid and the noise of hotel activity is pretty well insulated.
Of course, here's the trade-off in converting that old ordinary chain hotel into this much nicer Holiday Inn Express: the elevator is down in the elbow of the L-shaped block of rooms, which made sense given where the lobby once was. (I'm sorry for this hotel and for guests who might consider staying here that the elevator was enough of an issue to (apparently) knock some stars off the Yelp! rating. I'd say it's not deserved.)
There's a very decent fitness center with two treadmills, a stationery bike, and an elliptical machine. Not all hotels are thoughtful enough to have a water cooler, but here, they do. The pool is outdoors, and fair-weather only, but it's nestled nicely in the crook of the L-shape without being right up against the building. It's decent.
Don't worry about any carry-over from the age or amenities of the former hotel: there are no ghosts of its previous iteration remaining because the hotel was completely renovated and completely redecorated. Even though it's now been around a few years, this hotel manages to keep giving off a fairly "new" feel to me, and I say that having stayed here for years.
The rooms are a comfortable size. I think by now most (if not all) of the rooms have been upgraded to flat panel TVs. The rooms I've stayed in have always had a microwave and fridge. The bedding has a more luxurious feel to it, and I like the HIEx tactic of giving you (and marking well) two soft and two firm pillows. I also like the HIEx bathroom amenities that tie in with their big cinnamon roll push: the soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotions have a nice whiff of cinnamon to them.
Speaking of cinnamon rolls, this place does a great breakfast. They've occasionally had a little trouble with their pancake machine but the breakfast room attendants get it back up and running pretty quickly. Plenty of full-sized yogurts, milk, biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee, bacon, eggs, breads and juices...and, of course, cinnamon rolls. I think you can get your fill here before heading out to start your day.
One of the best things on top of all these other great things here is the hotel staff: I get to see them all, what with checking in and out at various times. They are just awesome: friendly, gracious, welcoming, accommodating. I do not have much patience with bad service and I'm not going to blow smoke up your skirts on this: these folks have all shown the highest level of customer service each and every time I've been here. I'm willing to believe that there are two sides to every story, and of course sometimes a guest will have a bad stay and a bad interaction with hotel personnel. I just can't imagine who that would be among the staff I've been around at this hotel, though.
When you stay at this Holiday Inn Express, you really do get to Stay Smart, because I think the owners decided to play smart when designing and running it.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bobbie123 Super travel night
Everything looked new, fresh, clean. We will be back when we're in the neighborhood.
November 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SteelerTom First impressions
As a Platinum member there are a few expectation that must be met.
1. Identify and thank the Platinum member with a greeting and/or a complimentary scooby snack
2. Offer an upgrade. Upon check in it was apparent that an upgrade was available.
3. Slide bill under the door.
None of these were done. Sound spoiled? i think not. I spend Way
tooooo many night in your hotels to want for anything
November 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GSD60 Service Beyond the Norm
Guest Services Representative Helen was wonderful. When we mentioned the purpose of our short get-away was to see fall leaves, but were so far disappointed, Helen recommended Story Book Trail. She gave us perfect directions to this unmarked and possibily only known to locals, wonderful trail on top of a near by mountain. The scenic lookout was spectacular. The path on the mountain was paved and easily accessable. Her recommendation for dinner was also spot on. You have a wondeful employee who made our week-end get away a complete success. Thank you Helen and thank you Holiday Inn Express.
October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TOB62 Airy, sparkling clean, roomy, hotel atmosphere
This was our favorite hotel on our 3,600-mile+ road trip in the USA.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dentx Clean and comfortable hotel.
Have stayed in this hotel many times while traveling. Always a comfortable bed. Always clean rooms and a friendly staff. Service is top quality they even call your room an hour after you check in to see if everything is to you likng.
Definately recommend staying here.
October 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dshidel Good place to stay but could be GREAT!
The hotel is very clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again the next time I'm in this area. However, I would encourage them to consider training their staff regarding the parks and amenities in the area; when I asked for great places to hike, the person at the front desk didn't have any information for me. At a minimum, she should have suggested I visit the local Chamber of Commerce, or send me to the Ranger Station in Edinburg (5 miles south). Also, their breakfast could be greatly improved by adding a few details -- such as brown sugar, raisins and nuts for the oatmeal (or at least a variety of flavors of oatmeal), a variety of syrups and other topping for the pancakes, and a variety of fresh fruit (only had bananas . . . in apple country no less!).
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by skifastoo convenient for Ballooners
We stayed here twice in connection with our balloon ride with Valley Ballooning. Their meeting place is minutes away. Hotel has smoking rooms, which we liked. Staff was helpful and recommended places to eat in Woodstock.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GuyJ Comfortable beds, super service
This was a nice, clean facility. Great staff. Very helpful. Great location.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by holdenites2 Best of the best Holiday Inn Express...VERY CLEAN
Would highly recommend the Woodstock-Shenandoah Valley Holiday Inn Express.
This motel was one of the cleanest we have ever stayed in.
My husband was very impressed about this place and commented more than once about it!
Which is not a man thing...but definitely would stay here again on our way south.
Thank you and hope to visit soon!
October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patty71 Great service, comfort and breakfast
I am sorry, that I did not get the name of the young man at the desk. I thing his name was Kevin? Anyway he was the only person at the desk, and he was very busy. He welcome everyone with a smile and gave each guest his full attention. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!
The breakfast staff was also great, they also where very busy and
opened another room so guest with have a place to sit. They went
around to each table and ask if everything was okay.
OH, yes we where recognize as IHG members when we where checking in.
October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Qbou44 Great experience
I booked this location for my family and my extended family to visit the Caverns. The staff was wonderful, the rooms were clean, comfortable and had a good décor. I wish all Holiday Inn met these standards.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by caash great value
Great price, comfortable clean room and bathroom, nice shower, nice location and friendly staff.
October 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GAW78 Well worth it.
A very nice facility,
spacious room, clean and comfortable.
We will defenately return.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by magman3 rest
Very home like staff was very worm and friendly. I felt very rested.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Burton8175 Great Stay! Awesome Beds....but the Breakfast Could Be Improved.
We absolutely loved our stay the this location! Best were awesome! Room was very clean and the price was great! But one thing needs to be improved on...the free breakfast items. While not totally bad, a few items like the omlette need to be done away with. Other than the breakfast, the place was great! we will definitely stay again! Staff was super friendly and the rooms were up to par with top vacation hotel resorts. They updated the bathrooms which are big. Also the beds are some of the most comfortable you will ever sleep on. We got the KING room and do not regret it at all! Thanks for the amazing stay!!!!!!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bigjohn652 King Non Smoker
On this trip the bed was one of the best beside my own bed and they are very close. It was like sleeping in my own bed. The room was quiet, clean and extremely comfortable as well. Holiday Inn you do a great job. Keep it up!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gogetter comfortable and nice.
Stay there. We were tired and we had a goodnight's rest.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Henry105 Great service, great room, great place to stay!!!
I can definitely recommend the Woodstock Holiday Inn!! Very pleasent and helpful staff, nice clean room and the price is right.
I stayed there a few times in early 2009, right after it was built, while moving from NY to NC. On my recent stay on 9/19/13 and 9/21/13 the facility and room was just as nice as it was when it was new almost five years ago. Outstanding!!!
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GaBound Woodstock - I'll be back
A nice property and conveniently located for the interstate traveler. The room was in excellent shape and allowed for a very relaxing night. A variety of restaurants are close by making it simple to check-in, drop the bags and get a bite to eat without wasting a lot of time.
September 23, 2013