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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As is mentioned in some of the previous reviews, this is not a Hyatt, and it isn't a Courthouse by Marriott. It's a nice little motel with a very friendly staff. In general I was very satisfied with my room, although as is pointed out in other reviews, there were a couple of small things that caught my attention. Since... More 

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Thank Stephen W
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Stephen, as a family owned business for almost 60 years with staff that is our family, since many have been with us for decades, it is heart warming when guests recognize our hard work and our desire to provide a quality product at a reasonable price. Thank you for bringing the issues with the HVAC and hot water to our... More 

Mount Airy, MD
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off I am a low budget motel guy so my bar is low, I get it, this is not the Hyatt. But too many problems here to overlook. First off Brenda at the front desk was wonderful, none of these were her fault. But check in took an unusually long time, a system problem? No big deal. But after... More 

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Dave, I will pass your compliments on to Brenda. She is just one of our many fabulous employees. We will certainly repair the stopper, adjust the doors, and evaluate the TV issue. We had just shampooed some rooms as our ongoing cleaning, and it sounds like yours hadn't fully dried in this cooler weather. I see you received our hospital... More 

Bellaire, MI
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215 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Colony House offered a good nights stay at a decent price point. The room with two double beds was spacious, and the bed was comfortable. Linens and towels were adequate. Plenty of very hot water!! The decor is a bit dated. Continental breakfast is very simple.

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Thank Bellaire56
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a good time, and that's what we love to hear. We want you to feel comfortable and at home here, so if there's anything that we can be doing to ensure of that, please don't hesitate to let us know. Yours, Charles, Owner More 

Martinsville, Virginia
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38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

reserved a room and the check in was very pleasant and professional. room was very pleasant and very quiet. bed was comfortable. room was clean and the bathroom was spotless. continental breakfast was the usual at most motels. overall it was a very nice experience. would recommend this motel to anyone.

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

You're so sweet -- thank you so much for recommending us! I'm so happy to hear that you had fun, and that you were relaxed the entire time you were here. We can't wait to see you again soon! Yours, Charles, Owner More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The room was clean and beds comfortable. Bathroom and décor a bit dated. Location was convenient to several hiking spots and was able to walk across the street to a nice dinner at Taste of Asia. Staff was friendly. Would stay there again.

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Thank Susan J
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Susan, I really appreciate all of your feedback. It especially pleases me that you complimented our cleanliness and comfort! I'm happy to hear you that, and I can't wait to see you back when you're in Roanoke again. Safe travels, Charles, Owner More 

Farmville
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This motel has been in business nearly 60 years! It has mostly been well-maintained but is outdated. Amazing that the bathroom still has 50s pink fixtures! Fine for a night's stay. Skip the free breakfast.

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Thank Jan B
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Jan, that's right! Our family has owned this lodge for nearly sixty years, and it has now been passed down to us -- we love keeping some of the hotel's history and retro look, such as some of the pink bathrooms, because it reminds us of our past and our parent's adventuresome design for 1957. I'm happy to hear that... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were in the city for a family affair. Booked online after reading other reviews. Hotel is very 1950's looking. Rooms are large by today's standards. A little dated but very clean. One of the managers, Ed, was very helpful printing out directions and telling us the best places to eat! Would stay there again!

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Thank Debbie L
Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Debbie, your review made my day. As a family owned independent motel for nearly 60 years, we work hard to make every guest's experience as good as yours. Thank you. We hope to see you again. More 

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We stopped here for an overnight, room was very clean, The breakfast was the bare minimal, piece of fruit, pastry, some kind of frozen microwave sandwich. TV had enough stations Anyone pulling even a small trailer would have trouble staying here, If I were traveling thru would stay here again.

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimenting our cleanliness, and noting we are a repeat experience. Our Continental Breakfast includes sausage rolls, which are very tasty and have been a hit with our guests. It also includes cereals, juice, milk, coffee, and teas in addition to the fruit and pastries you mentioned. Parking is directly in front of each room, but our... More 

Williamston, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Check in went smoothly. A really nice lady named Brenda got us checked in and had some good advice on restaurants, shopping, and things to do. Now this is an older hotel, but the bathroom and dressing area were both as clean as any newer hotel. The room was also fairly clean, except for about two inches all the way... More 

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Brenda and all our office personnel are real gems. They have lived in Roanoke and worked for us for years and are always excited to share their knowledge of our beautiful area. Thank you for your feedback on your concerns, we will definitely check them out and correct any issues. More 

Chambersburg
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47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the way home from a pre planned motorcycle trip so the hotel was chosen another one of our riders. The staff was friendly. There are many "rules" posted, but none are unreasonable or really unexpected. The decor was very dated, but the property was extremely well maintained. Many of the rooms have parking directly in front... More 

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Charles E, Owner at Colony House Motor Lodge, responded to this review

You can't ever go wrong with sausage biscuits, Stephen! It sounds like fate brought you to our door, and it's great to see that you had such a great time here. Next time you're headed down I-81, I hope to see you back again. Yours, Charles, Owner More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Breakfast Available
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Colony House Motor Lodge is South Roanoke's guest bedroom. A quaint step back in time with modern conveniences, Colony House Motor Lodge is situated in beautiful and fashionable South Roanoke. Located 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway near the junction of Route 220 and I-581 on Franklin Road, we are conveniently near and accessible to the many Roanoke Valley attractions and facilities. Family owned with family pride since 1957, our dedicated and friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you.Our goal is to provide a quality experience at an affordable price. Toward this goal our amenities include a free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, exercise room, guest laundry, business center and an outdoor pool in season. Additionally each room has a coffee maker, small refrigerator, microwave, and two bathroom sinks in most. For those needing more room or a kitchen, we have two spacious suites. Weekly stays are also available, making Colony House a great option for business travelers. Adjoining large and small conferences rooms suitable for meetings or exhibitions are available separately or together at a reasonable price. To assist with catering, a prep area is adjacent to the large conference room. Each conference room has its own private bathroom. Carilion Memorial, Carilion Community, and Lewis Gale hospitals are just minutes away, and we proudly provide a discount for inpatients' families. Other nearby destinations include Mill Mountain Zoo, Virginia Museum of Transportation, The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke Civic Center, Center in the Square, Roanoke Farmer's Market and The Jefferson Center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colony House Motor Lodge

Address: 3560 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-2202
Region: United States > Virginia > Roanoke
Price Range: €73 - €75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Colony House Motor Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 69
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