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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg - University Area, an IHG Hotel

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Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Pillowtop beds, desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds

Overview of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg - University Area, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg - University Area, an IHG Hotel

2.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
1020 Plantation Rd, Blacksburg, VA, 24060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationClaytor Lake31 min drive
  • AirportRoanoke, VA (ROA-Roanoke Regional)45 min drive
  • Popular LocationBerglund Center46 min drive
  • Popular LocationMill Mountain Star53 min drive

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About this area


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg - University Area, an IHG Hotel is located in Blacksburg. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Jefferson National Forest and New River, while Museum of Geosciences and Lyric Theatre are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Lane Stadium or Cassell Coliseum. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Museum of Geosciences - 3 min drive
  • Historic Smithfield Plantation - 5 min drive
  • Claytor Lake - 31 min drive
  • Berglund Center - 46 min drive
  • Mill Mountain Star - 53 min drive

Getting around

  • Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) - 45 min drive


  • Himalayan Curry Cafe — 19 min walk
  • Next Door Bake Shop — 3 min drive
  • 622 North — 3 min drive
  • Sub Station II — 3 min drive
  • Blacksburg Taphouse — 4 min drive

About this property

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg - University Area, an IHG Hotel

Blacksburg hotel in Hethwood - Prices Fork with free breakfast and indoor pool
An indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a 24-hour business center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a meeting room, and dry cleaning are onsite. All 94 rooms provide conveniences like sofa beds and sitting areas, plus free WiFi and Smart TVs with cable channels. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with DVD players, and guests will also find pillowtop beds and free weekday newspapers.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg - University Area, an IHG Hotel offers 94 accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations have separate sitting areas and are furnished with double sofa beds. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 42-inch Smart televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Indoor pool

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Sofa bed


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space (816 square feet)
  • Meeting room


  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Double sofa bed
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pillow-top mattress


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination


  • 42-inch Smart TV
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 4 PM - 11 AM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
  • Indoor pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Comfort Suites University
Comfort Suites University Blacksburg
Comfort Suites University Hotel Blacksburg
Holiday Inn Express Blacksburg University Area Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Blacksburg University Area
Holiday Inn Express University Area
Holiday Inn Express Suites Blacksburg University Area

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 436 out of 700 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 199 out of 700 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 47 out of 700 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 700 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 700 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was friendly. Room was very clean. We loved our stay!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
The location was convenient and the staff was friendly. It wasn’t quite up to the good standards of other Express Hotels. There was a large water stain on our sheets. The vacuuming in the room was subpar, they ran out of eggs for breakfast, and we were not able to stream using our devices because the TV was not capable. Also the air conditioner and bathroom fan were incredibly loud.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was awesome! Comfortable beds and pillows. Shower was a walk-in and was awesome. The toiletries they provided were something unexpected. Very good idea to have a shampoo/conditioner and body wash dispensary system in the shower enclosure. The full breakfast was great. Didn't expect all they offered. It was worth it! I'll book there again.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was very nice. We liked the pool and continental breakfast. We were on vacation and had very busy days so we slept in. Breakfast is only until 9:30 on weekdays; would be better until 10:00. It appeared that the hotel was short staffed so rooms weren't cleaned and neither was the pool area. Most of the staff was pleasnt and helpful.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Its in a quite place ,surrounded by lot of greenery. We were not very pleased with the cleanliness. We have stayed in many hotels and holiday inn was our first time. Breakfast was very disappointing. Did not taste good .The breakfast staff was not very polite.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021