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Williamston, North Carolina
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...

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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.

Chambersburg
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...

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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

Durham
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved it! So vintage, so cool! It's readily apparent that the staff love their jobs. Clean and tidy. Room decor is dated but that adds to the charm. A nice refreshing pool is an added bonus. Friendliest staff we have ever encountered in all of our travels. If you like your chains, then chose elsewhere. But if you enjoy...

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

Steven, it really made my day to hear how much you enjoyed your stay here. It's wonderful to know that you loved all of the little details, especially in the service. I hope to see you back again the next time that you're in Roanoke! Yours, Charles, Owner

Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We stay for one night on the 26th of june it was ok may be a little run down we tryed to use the pool as it was very hot we couldn't kids everywhere adult just letting run riot we had book a room that included breakfast i don't understand was the breakfast was all we could see was coffee...

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

Thanks for letting me know about your concerns! I wish that we could've helped you out more in the moment, but it's pretty surprising to hear that there were kids running near the pool, as we have strict rules around it. I will be sure to look into what happened, and in the meantime, I hope that you can give...

Monroe, Georgia
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is an old, family owned hotel that is very well maintained. The front desk folks are very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The rates are good. Our room as quite comfortable and very clean with at-the-door parking. We have stayed here the past 2 years and will be back next year.

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

Our family has owned the Colony House Motor Lodge from its beginning. Guests like you make all our efforts to keep it independent, high quality, and a good value over the years worthwhile. Thank you for your high rating and loyalty. We look forward to your next visit. Charles, Owner

Bronx, New York
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Colony House this past weekend. We checked in Friday and left Memorial Day. I totally recommend staying here. There are many motels and hotels in the area but I chose this one because I loved the retro look! The rooms were big, the bed was comfortable and the front desk attendant ( whose...

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

Thanks for this great recommendation! I was happy to see that you and your boyfriend had a great time last weekend when you stopped by. I'll definitely keep your feedback in mind for your next stay. Can't wait to see you back again soon! Yours, Charles, Owner

Portsmouth, Virginia
Reviewed 12 May 2016

After traveling back and forth to Roanoke several times over the past few weeks due to a family member's illness and eventual passing, and staying in a couple of different hotels, I was extremely pleased with the Colony House Motor Lodge. While it is an older establishment, it was quiet, clean and affordable. The front desk staff were welcoming, courteous...

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

It was a delight to be able to meet you and have you here. I'm glad that we could provide a comfortable, quiet space for you to stay in while you were in Roanoke. If you ever come back to town, my team and I hope to see you again! Yours, Charles, Owner

North Carolina
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Stayed here again and a bit disappointed with visit. They gave us a room which required minor maintenance in bathroom area so changed to another room. While fresh paint in portions of the room, not all repainted. Bed was very very firm and pillows very, very small. Wi-fi did not allow websites to complete loading and TV not HD. Room...

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

Thank you for alerting our staff to the minor bathroom issue. I'm glad they promptly changed rooms for you. We get high ratings for our comfort so I'm sorry you found the mattress too firm for your taste. Our pillows are standard size, but our staff would have been happy to provide you with as many extra pillows as you...

North East, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Tony at the front desk was very nice, and helpful. This place was just as I remember it. Well kept, and very clean. I haven't been this way in 22 years, and stayed here long ago. It's just as I remembered it. Clean and well kept. I had a woman by the name of Dottie M. take care of us...

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

I'm glad that we could remind you of all those wonderful memories you had over twenty years ago! It was a pleasure to have you here -- all of us can't wait to see you back over and over again. Yours, Charles, Owner

Lugoff, South Carolina
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This hotel was quiet, clean, and the rooms are super big. The hotel staff was awesome and if I come back to Roanoke, I will be staying here. You cannot get a better hotel, especially on a budget. Franklin road has a great deal of places to eat and shop as well. Central location is key.

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

ChuckD, thank you!!! All of our staff, many of whom have worked here for decades, take their roles very seriously in making the Colony House Motor Lodge the most clean, comfortable, quiet, and hospitable choice in the area. We work very hard to provide our guests an excellent price to value stay. It is always pleasing and reassuring to have...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: €70 - €78 (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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Also Known As:
Colony House Motor Hotel Roanoke
Colony Hotel Roanoke
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Roanoke
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“Rooms at the back of the motel look onto a hillside going up to a dead end residential area which made it very quiet. however,”
 of 5 bubbles rosanneb529, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for extra pillows and check wi-fi signal.”
 of 5 bubbles maigolf, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“My room was fine, but I guess if you need fancy then just ask the front desk.”
 of 5 bubbles Getmegoodfood, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“If you have to stay here, get a second floor room. I would suggest to go elsewhere.”
 of 5 bubbles 3CatMom, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“rooms in the back are away from the busy street and quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 51gl, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
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