Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Roanoke, a leafy valley city at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll soon be strolling the revitalized downtown, growing nostalgic for the city’s railroad past or motoring along scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.
Roanoke’s emblematic touchstone, the massive illuminated star atop Mill Mountain, is visible from much of the city as it shines until midnight. Our Roanoke hotels are close to the vintage brick storefronts in the city’s revitalized downtown, built when Roanoke was a booming rail hub, and the factory where brawny Norfolk & Western Railway steam locomotives were manufactured. The gorgeous photographs hanging in downtown’s O. Winston Link Museum deliver you back to the era of steam trains chugging through Appalachia. The entrance fee also admits you to the History Museum of Western Virginia nearby, where you can see colorful 19th-century quilts and other regional artifacts.
Downtown Roanoke is your best bet for thrifty diversions. Savor a burger at the Texas Tavern or down-home pulled pork at Blues BBQ. Buy a box of fresh strawberries and other locally grown produce at the daily farmer’s market downtown. From our hotels in Roanoke, you’re surrounded by the sublime Blue Ridge Mountains, and a quick drive outside city limits takes you to the curving Blue Ridge Parkway. But you don’t have to head into the Blue Ridge to experience mountain scenery: Take a carefree drive up Mill Mountain inside Roanoke’s city limits to see sweeping views of the valley below.
Book a room at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Roanoke to discover the city’s revitalized downtown, its unpretentious eateries and affordable regional museums. The spirit of the Norfolk & Western Railway awaits you when you stay at our Roanoke hotels.