The grand Hotel Roanoke was built in 1882 in Roanoke, Virginia for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad, located right next to the train tracks that service Amtrak and freight lines to this day. The Tudor Revival building originally had 34 rooms but now has over 300.
In the 1990s, it was donated to Virginia Tech’s hospitality school and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Famous guests over the years include presidents Nixon, Carter, Eisenhower, Ford, Reagan, and Bush, along with Thomas Edison and Shania Twain.
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Rooms at Hotel Roanoke
A member of the Curio Collection by Hilton, the AAA Four Diamond hotel has guest rooms spread across three floors. The 329 rooms, including 18 suites, have desks with workspace, mini-fridges, coffee makers, and flat-screen televisions. Choose from king, queen, or two double beds. The bathroom has luxurious toiletries.
Food and Drink at Hotel Roanoke
The hotel has plentiful dining options, starting the day at STEAM Coffee Shop, which serves pastries and Starbucks coffee. The Regency Room is a fine dining restaurant known for its famous peanut soup.
The 1882 is the lobby bar, which has constellations painted on the ceiling. The Pine Room is a casual eatery with a little bit of everything, including burgers and local craft beer.
Amenities at Hotel Roanoke
Guests can take advantage of the area shuttle to access different places in Roanoke. There’s also an onsite fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool, a business center, a gift shop, and bikes for rent.
Tips for Staying at Hotel Roanoke
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center is located at 110 Shenandoah Ave NE, Roanoke, Virginia 24016. Rates are available from $200 and include high-speed Internet. Parking is offered for $15 per night for self-parking and $21 per night for valet. Book your stay by visiting the website or by calling (540) 985-5900.