Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 86
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DENJOK Great Place
Best Holiday Inn Express we have stayed in. Great staff.
September 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JPSenior Great Stay
In years of traveling, only our second stay at a Holiday Inn Express. Front desk staff friendly, courteous, and helpful. Recommended a great local restaurant. Room was large and comfortable. Always appreciate a refrigerator. Complimentary breakfast above average for properties offering the same amenity. HIE is starting to make a believer out of me!
September 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by treeman248 overall great
i picked Holiday inn express due to using your hotels before. all of them that i have stayed at provide me with great service and a restful sleep. the breakfast that is offered covers all my family needs. this trip i had my cousin with me, he had never used your hotels before. after the hot pancakes for breakfast he said he would use Holiday inn express from now on. that i think says it all!
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marylandfolks1 Clean room & comfortable bedding
We highly recommend this hotel because of it's cleanliness and the comfort it provides. Previous reviews showed that it was a very nice hotel and it truly is. The room was very clean, the beds were quite comfortable and the continental breakfast was more then we had hoped for ! The staff was always kind and friendly the whole time we were there. The staff at the counter knew what our requests were for a particular room and they were very accommodating. If you're looking for a decent place for the money, this is it ! - plus the wonderful breakfast. And for those who want to exercise, the workout room looked very inviting with new equipment. The hotel is located right off of Rte. 81 so it is an easy place to find with other restaurants in the area if needed.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Racedad Nice Hotel
Stopped overnite on 8/21/2013, Very clean & comfortable. Nice selection at breakfast.
August 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dixiedo small things matter
very small things///////// ice machine broke on 3rd floor , candy machine labled wrong , EX. E3 was really E4 , wrong candy received ,
August 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Roscoe1980 A couple of issues
This Holiday Inn is obviously new and quite attractive. I enjoyed my stay except for a couple of issues that were overlooked. My wife and I arrived late in the evening and were greeted warmly but with no reference to being a IHG Rewards Club member. While probably not a big deal, I personally don't think you do enough to acknowledge your IHG Club members - especially ones who have been members for 20 years. Second, no Splenda was available at breakfast. This is a huge pet peeve of mine - to the extent that I carry my own. As a diabetic these little things make a big difference.
August 22, 2013