Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 120
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Julia2010 Quiet and the rooms are beautiful.
We have stayed at this hotel several times now and we are always very pleased. The complimentary breakfast is the BEST and the attendants work so hard to make sure there is plenty of food for everyone! Wonderful service all around!
November 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Babs2217 Good Experience
We arrived on November 1, 2013 and checked out on the 3rd. There was no problem with our reservation and we got a ground floor room with 2 comfortable double beds. The room was clean as was the bathroom. There were enough towels, soap, toilet tissue, etc. We enjoyed the room, but we have 2 minor complaints:
#1 There are not enough outlets in the room when you bring 2 laptops and 2 cell phones that need to be charged and there simply were not enough outlets to go around especially since there is a fridge, microwave, 2 lamps, coffee maker, clock and TV in the room needing electricity too.
#2 There was barely enough lighting in the room. There was a floor lamp and a light on the night stand and one on the wall....not one on the work table where it would have come in handy.
November 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BobDJMC Friendly staff and good location in Blowing Rock!
We attended a wedding near Blowing Rock and chose this hotel for several nights. We were very pleased with the friendly staff and they were very accommodating. Nice clean room and a nice continental breakfast included with the room price everyday. Its also close to popular area restaurants. Its just a short drive to The Blue Ridge Parkway which we enjoyed on a Sunday on our way to the Biltmore Estates.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Becca10 Very happy with Holiday Inn Express at Blowing Rock
We were very happy with our stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Blowing Rock, NC. The room was large, quiet and comfortable. The breakfast was very good and plentiful.
November 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 We will stay here again.
For the value this was a wonderful stay for our family of 3. Our room had 2 queen beds, a nice desk area, a refrigerator, a microwave and a coffepot. An ironing board and iron were also there. The room was large enough for everything we brought without crowding us. The only negative was the toilet paper roll holder in the wall of the bathroom; it was very loose and we had to be careful or else it pulled straight out of the wall. Housekeeping was prompt every morning to see if they could do anything for us. They kept things clean and picked up when we were out and provided fresh towels whenever we asked. The breakfast was excellent with a variety of hot and cold foods and drinks. The hostess staff was very friendly and helpful, keeping food ready and always available, no matter how busy. A tour bus was there one night, and the breakfast room was overflowing. But the staff kept food and drinks ready, cleaned up constantly, and they were so nice about it, smiling and helpful. The front desk staff took time to answer our questions about things to do in the area and good places to eat. They could not have been more helpful. There was a heated indoor pool, but we did not try that.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TG15 Enjoyed our stay
This was a good choice of a place to stay. Everyone was friendly and the room was comfy. Slept well which is the number 1 thing I look for in a place to stay. Would stay again.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great value
We stayed at this Holiday Inn Express after riding all day on the parkway. They seem to cater to parkway vistors and have a dedicated motorcycle parking area. This hotel was very clean, the room was perfect and the staff was friendly and helpful. The price of the room was a very good value and the breakfast was good. We would highly recommend this property.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by skydiverretired great stay
Very nice motel and a good location. Very helpful staff. Be careful entering the property, road work on road in front of property makes for some confusion .
October 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anniesfjr Wonderful experience - again
I always stay at this Holiday Inn Express. The front desk staff is always so welcoming, friendly and helpful. The deluxe rooms are an amazing size - so comfortable. Also, the cleanliness is also excellent here too.
Walking distance to a great B-B-Que restaurant. But, it is centrally located to the town, shopping and parkway. Easy to find.
No disappointment with the breakfast either. Not gourmet but good hotel fare. Plenty of space to sit and options of variety.
The room was very quiet even though it faced a busy main road. I didn't hear any other guests either.
I guess I shouldn't like this place so much and then it wouldn't be full most of the time!!
October 24, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by deebelk bad experience
When we arrived the air conditioner was not working. I told the front desk and they came to look at it and said it might start working. Then an hour later I told them it was still not working so they said they would have to replace. We were going to eat in the room but had to go else where for the inconvenience. We told the front desk and they seemed to not to be concerned about it being a major inconvenience to us.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JanisS We absolutely LOVED this place
We are always anxious when we book a hotel but we were so very pleased and happy with this hotel. It is extremely clean, staff was so friendly and helpful. It was quiet, even though it was nearly full. The Woodlands bbq restaurant next door is great. Every morning there was a huge breakfast spread (for FREE), it was awesome, it's like a small restaurant with eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, sweet rolls, good coffee, OJ...the works. Has a very clean indoor pool. Even the other guests were quite pleasant. We went in mid October, the leaves on the Parkway were vibrant. We WILL be going here again.
October 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Scotte3 Good and Bad
The Bad: At check-in, the front desk people were unfriendly. The room air conditioner blew right onto the head of the bed nearby. The toilet seat would not stay up because a granite shelf was installed over the toilet tank to provide more (needed) countertop. The beds had a plastic covering which made them hot and uncomfortable. The breakfast area was so packed, a line formed all the way into the lobby; there was no seating available when we finally got our food, 15 minutes after arriving. The Good: The hotel was clean and had two elevators. The room shower was plentiful. This survey (not unreasonably long).
October 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 0ncemore Staff less than friendly
Welcome staff less than friendly. This was not the case when we have stayed here before.
October 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RaleighJim Excellent value in Blowing Rock with a friendly staff
My wife, 9 month old son, and I stayed here for 3 nights during the peak fall season. The hotel is an older building (doesn't look like a newly built Holiday Inn Express), but it is well maintained and I have nothing to complain about the cleanliness. The staff was very helpful when we needed it, getting us a roll-away crib for our son and helping us get tickets and information about nearby Grandfather Mountain. The beds, although not luxurious, were clean and comfortable.
The free breakfast was pretty good. There was a decent variety to choose from, including yogurt, cereal, eggs, biscuits, sausage, gravy, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, and a variety of bread choices. The eggs were a little generic and left something to be desired, but other than that everything I tried was good. It certainly provided us the energy we needed to get the day going. There was also a coffee/tea station that was maintained throughout the day which was a nice perk.
Overall, we enjoyed the stay and would come back here as an affordable place to sleep in Blowing Rock. If you want something more private, romantic, or scenic, one of the many (and more expensive) bed and breakfasts or specialty inns would probably be a better fit.
October 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MaryLM1977 Beautiful Area
We enjoyed our stay in Blowing Rock. The hotel
was well maintained and clean. The rooms were
spacious and nice . The mattresses were
Older and not so comfortable . Nice linens .
Was a little surprised at how expensive this room
was for two nights. Very pricey!
October 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bongsee swimming pool
Everything except indoor swimming pool were good for the price.
The indoor swimming pool is not clean enough nor not warm enough as an indoor swimming pool this time of year.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TLR1999 Nice Hotel
Had great experience at this hotel. Staff was friendly, courteous and helpful. Excellent breakfast; room was spotless and comfortable. Overall great value.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Momrules Extended weekend
Always a pleasure staying at the Holiday Inn in Blowing Rock. Great service, very clean rooms, and a decent breakfast
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AmandaR Great family getaway
Fall weekends are busy in Blowing Rock. Our family of four shared a standard room (2 Queen beds + fridge/table). It was comfortable, convenient and quiet. We stayed in a room near the pool which is open long hours and very clean with an glass roof and perfect water temperature. Our children loved it.
Breakfast was busy but the room was very large and the line moved well. There was a good selection of food and it was good quality. The staff were all friendly and competent. The dining room had coffee available at all times and we were welcome to use the tables to eat our dinner purchased at a local deli.
Would definitely stay again. Very impressed with the operation. No complaints! Awesome job!!
October 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Evelyn68 Surly staff and noisy blasting of rock wall in front
We arrived to find road to this reservation blocked bya road crew. They were blasting the rock wall in front of hotel and hauling rock away. We were not told of the construction when we reserved or we would have stayed in Boone, NC Holiday Inn Express.
A surlly female at the front desk was not helpful with anything. I went back to tell her the refrigerator in the room didn't work. She shrugged her shoulders and said, "Make sure both light switches inside the entry door are turned on." That, of course, did not solve the problem. Eventually she left, and I asked a nice young man to replace the fridge. He did and put the one from our room in another room, so somebody else was without a fridge when they moved in.
Surly female clerk also claimed the Holiday Inn rewards number that I provided was invalid, but I note that she did get that matter straightened out since I received this survey. She rolled her eyes about everything as though it was a burden to her to answer simple questions, like, "What time is breakfast".
The breakfast was good and the serving staff were friendly. However, that did not make up for the other problems with the unfriendly front desk staff.
Do not waste your time or money at this HIE; stay at the nice and newer location in Boone, NC. It's only a few miles from Blowing Rock.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susan0730 Great Stop along the Road
We chose this hotel as a stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway and what a great choice it was. We arrived a bit late on Sunday after a long day of driving and we were tired and hungry. Most of this town was closed as it was Sunday evening. The front desk staff were so gracious and kind and pointed us to a great place to eat that was right next door and even gave us a discount. We really enjoyed our stay there. As usual, the HI Express breakfast is the best with the world's greatest cinnamon rolls. Would definitely stay here again
October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SmittyPH Great stay in BR
Very good breakfast. Location is close to attractions. The Glen Burnie Traill in town was very rugged. The Moses Cone grounds were awesome.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheBells Love it!
The staff at this hotel do their job well and right. Rooms are immaculate, breakfast is good, and desk clerks are very accommodating. Never stay anywhere else when in Blowing Rock!
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scrapbooker7 Great value, Great accommodations, Great location, Great breakfast!
The hotel price for our four night stay was very fair and reasonable. Our room was clean, spacious and quiet. The hotel location afforded us easy access to all of our hiking destinations. The breakfasts each day were outstanding. Thank you Brandie for providing us with such a variety of delicious foods.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ktap191 Just want to RIDE
My son and I visit Blowing Rock several times each year to ride motorcycles in the mountains. We always stay at this Holiday Inn Express. Great location, great room, and a great breakfast. The management of this HIE has really been there for us. I can't recommend this HIE enough to you--this is the place to stay in Blowing Rock, NC.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dottie78 Ecellent place to stay.
Beds very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We drove from upsate N.Y. and arrived two hours earlier than check in time. We really appreciated the desk clerk allowing us to check in as she knew how tired we were from a long trip. Thank you so much. A great place stay. We always stay at your Holiday Inn Express each year as our two sons live close by and we enjoy your comfortable lounge to relax and visit with them. We look forward to staying with you again next year.
Holiday Inn Express and staff are the very best
September 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lanier Comfortable
Bed and room were very comfortable and clean. Mini-fridge was an unexpected plus. Staff at front desk went beyond duty when I found I had left my charger for my phone at home!!! Only thing I was not pleased with was the breakfast. I had expected a little more than fast-food quality.
September 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sherry336 Great hotel, poor breakfast
The hotel was awesome, Great price for the money. The breakfast buffet is not laid out very well, and all three coffee pots were empty. We went to Cracker Barrel and spent an extra $25 that we had not planned on spending.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jdsgreesboro Great experience!
This hotel is in a great location, and has an awesome staff. We had a great time. I would recommend it to anyone in the area.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Donnie48 Comfortable bed
comfortable bed but the pillows were to soft for my best relaxing for the night, overall a good stay
September 12, 2013