A historic city in southwest Virginia, Roanoke is chock-full of scenic beauty and small-town charm, though times are a-changin’. Grab goodies at the oldest farmer’s market in Virginia before browsing the modern exhibits at the Taubman Museum of Art. When you’re ready for some outdoor fun, the Blue Ridge Mountains are waiting. Check out these stellar hotels in Roanoke, all bookable with Culture Trip.
Expect some serious Southern charm at this Tudor-style property in the heart of downtown Roanoke. A variety of rooms – including a wellness-themed category – feature antique-style furnishings, and many have a holiday-feel bright red. After exploring downtown, via a covered walkway, sip prohibition-era cocktails in the 1882 bar – named for the year the hotel first opened – under a starry sky from the restored hand-painted mural above. Try the mountain mule with a hint of apricot before dinner at the French-inspired restaurant.
With a free airport shuttle to nearby Roanoke-Blacksburg Airport, this contemporary hotel is a convenient option for travelers on the go. Crisp whites and grays define rooms and suites, which you won’t spend long in with flexible seating areas indoors and out – the latter offering a fire pit and barbecues. Then there’s the bistro for all-day coffee and cake followed by cocktails and dinner in the evening, including Beyond Meat burgers for vegetarians. If you wake up with energy, there’s also an indoor pool and fitness center.
If you want all the comforts of home, these peaceful apartments in a wooded area near parks and golf courses are for you. Rooms are lined with light wood, art on walls and have soft sofas for relaxing in. When not cooking in your kitchen, get your fill of spicy ramen and Japanese food nearby, while bustling downtown is just a 10-minute drive away with cool spots like the Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room.
Just 3mi (5km) from the Blue Ridge Parkway, this low-rise hotel offers comfortable rooms enlivened with pops of lime green. But you won’t want to stick to your room when there is an indoor pool and landscaped terrace with scenic views to enjoy. You can also cozy up by the fireplace or head to the cocktail bar and watch the game. Dinner, for its part, includes a nice selection of Californian wines by the glass and healthy dishes such as crispy salmon with bok choy.
Shoppers are within close range of Tanglewood Mall near this contemporary spot with a welcoming fireplace in the lobby. Pared-back rooms will sort out jet lag with high-pressure showers, while suites add whirlpool tubs and sofa beds. Guests can chill at the outdoor pool and sun terrace, or pay a small fee for the wellness center across the street. The restaurant serves tailor-made omelets and breakfast burritos – great sustenance for road trips through the Blue Ridge Mountains, plus kids eat for free.
Snag an apple from a bowl in the trendy lobby of this Hyatt Place near the airport and relax. Although many travelers stay here for its proximity to the airport plus its free airport shuttle, everyone will love the contemporary rooms’ Cozy Corners for relaxing away from the bed – choose a room type on a higher floor for far-reaching views. Don’t forget to splash in the indoor pool or pump iron in the fitness center – then you can hit the lobby bar serving burgers, turkey pesto sandwiches and chicken caesar salads.
If you’ve got a student friend or relative at Hollins University, this hotel is less than a mile away with contemporary rooms bathed in soft brown and striped details. The lobby lounge feels more like a sleek living room with bookshelves and a Scandi-style wood-paneled fireplace. Don’t forget to use the well-lit indoor pool before a chill in the hot tub. Get grilling on the self-serve barbecues if you feel like a taste of home. Take a jog at nearby Walrond Park, or visit the university’s art museum with an impressive collection of permanent works.
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