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Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel

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8412 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9052
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#8 of 17 hotels in Blowing Rock
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Thanks to a fresh, modern property and the excellent amenities of the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel Blowing Rock South, you'll rest in complete comfort when you stay with us. We also have a great location that is just one mile outside of the charming city of Blowing Rock, NC. The hotel's corporate guests are sure to appreciate the on-site Business Center, which includes print and copy services, making it easy to stay in touch with the office while you're here. Our guests are close to businesses like Samaritan's Purse, and Appalachian State University is just a short drive away, too. While in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, be sure to take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which offers the perfect way to enjoy the splendor of the area. The hotel's location in Blowing Rock, NC also places you near fun, family attractions, such as Tweetsie Railroad and Grandfather Mountain.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Separate living room
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Business
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Byron W wrote a review Dec 2022
Advance, North Carolina16 contributions8 helpful votes
This is the worst stay I've ever had at an IHG property. We waited over 6 hours for our room to be ready. Staff made no effort to correct the situation. I asked twice to speak to a manager and none were to be found. There was no hot water in the room. We had to leave for breakfast because there were no meats or breads available. People who arrived after us were given rooms because staff created a list for check-ins and didn't put us on it. This hotel needs major attention from its ownership.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid this hotel and stay in Boone.
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Responded 31 Dec 2022
Dear Byron, We're distressed to hear about your experience. Please accept our apologies for any concerns about check-in as well as for any issues with the breakfast and hot water. Feedback like yours helps us improve, and we'll keep your comments in mind. Should your travels bring you back to the area, we'd appreciate the chance to provide you with more suitable accommodations. Hotel Management
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Ssaholmes wrote a review Nov 2022
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina277 contributions101 helpful votes
Marisol is amazing! We had a family emergency come up and she went above and beyond for us. She has such a sweet disposition too. Thank you Marisol! Also - shout out to Grant. He answered all of our questions when we checked in and was pleasant as well.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: This does not have an indoor pool anymore! Don’t show up and get upset bc you were expecting one.
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Responded 25 Nov 2022
Our terrific staff strives to ensure all our guests have everything they need and will be glad you appreciated their exceptional service. Thank you for your kind words. Please come see us again soon. Hotel Management
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R G wrote a review Nov 2022
It has been over a month since the terrible and worst experience at this hotel and I must admit I am still quite upset. My husband booked the same suite that we stayed at before, 5 weeks in advance, we got there after a 4-hour drive only to find the only Suite with an adjacent living room is occupied because the guests ended up extending their stay but weren't moved to a different room. While my husband speaks with the General Manager I was approached by a lady and I was told that the same room was booked for her and her husband as well on the same day! The Manager claimed it is a "Corporate Policy" meaning to inconvenience the people who have reserved the only suite with an adjacent room even far in advance! what kind of policy is that? I have worked at the Front Desk of a hotel for many years but never but I have never heard of such a policy, it's upsetting when you all don't want to take responsibility and ma'am you even have the nerve to tell me to make sure not to leave any bad review! well...here you go, even after over a month, people just need to be aware of this so-called "policy" Making a reservation ultimately is useless because you never know what you're going to get upon arrival. Ma'am, the experience shows how incompetent you are as a Manager and with poor leadership as well.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Responded 18 Nov 2022
We are very sorry to hear about your experience and truly understand your frustration. When a guest chooses to extend their stay, we do our best to accommodate and keep them comfortable by allowing them to occupy the same room, especially if we are unable to provide a comparable one. We understand this is inconvenient for guests who have reserved the same suite, and we will determine how we can better handle such matters moving forward. Thank you. Hotel Management
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Theresa R wrote a review Nov 2022
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina3 contributions
Absolutely filthy! Arrived at 4:20pm, check in time 3pm and one room still not ready. Went up to the one available room - elevators dirty, piles of dirty linen outside multiple rooms - still there at 5pm when we went downstairs to request another room as the one we entered was filthy!. We paid peak price for 2 rooms - I totally understand paying more during peak leaf season and do not mind if it is worth it but this hotel is a dump - do not waste your money! So disappointed, have stayed at holiday inn express in other locations which have been amazing, this one needs help.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, and we're sorry to hear that the cleanliness of our accommodations failed to impress you. We'll be sure to have our housekeeping team look into all your comments further and make changes where necessary. Despite this, we hope you'll consider coming back to give us another chance later down the road. Hotel Management
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markcanwrite wrote a review Oct 2022
Wake Forest, North Carolina16 contributions12 helpful votes
Pros: Staff was pleasant. Cons: Tub drained slowly, leaving me standing in ankle-deep water. No housekeeping service. We were instructed to get towels and the like at the front desk when we needed them. Fridge froze everything solid no matter what setting it was on. Fire alarm went off at 6 AM the day were leaving. There was a strong electrical smell when we left our room to join a gang of other bleary-eyed people in the lobby. No compensation was offered. Won't be staying here again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Responded 22 Oct 2022
Dear Mark, We always appreciate feedback from our guests, and we're glad our friendly staff made you feel welcome. However, we apologize for any issues with the tub and fire alarm, as well as for any difficulties with the fridge. We'll look into your comments further, and we hope to see you again should you be back in the area. Hotel Management
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Hooked_on_travel77 wrote a review Sep 2022
Franklin, North Carolina3026 contributions753 helpful votes
A one night stay for us and we were really impressed. Under new management and this is the place to stay while in the Blowing Rock area, Ultra clean and appears to be freshly renovated. Very comfortable. Our 2nd floor room at the end of the hallway (#247) was so quiet and gave us a wonderful night's sleep after a full day of driving on the Blue Ridge Pkwy and then shopping in town. The lady from the management team that is in charge now really has made this HIE a top notch stay. We will be back when we visit again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Responded 24 Sep 2022
Our friendly staff truly enjoyed hosting you and will be glad you appreciated their kind assistance. It's also great to know that our quiet, comfortable rooms impressed you. If your adventures bring you back to the area, please come see us again at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South! Hotel Management
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va804 wrote a review Sep 2022
Lake Wylie, South Carolina50 contributions12 helpful votes
My wife and I just stayed here for one night. The hotel inside looks like it was just remodeled. The room was clean. Front desk checking was great, Just a great experience. The breakfast was better than most. I will be staying here again
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Responded 15 Sep 2022
Thank you for staying with us at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South. It is fantastic to learn that you liked our clean, modern rooms and delicious breakfast options. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Hotel Management
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Jeffery C wrote a review Aug 2022
Wake Forest, North Carolina175 contributions51 helpful votes
Front desk person was nice, but didn't tell me of housekeeping policy, which pretty much is non existent...were there 3 days, had to get our own clean towels, bath tissue, empty trash, etc, , which in itself is not a big deal, but we were not told we had to do this...at these rates, you expect a little something, but I guess that is only in the past... Room was nice, shower was small but adequate, and bed was comfortable...free breakfast was best part of the hotel, although they did run out of milk, and large plates... I guess I would stay there again, but would be prepared to have to take care of things myself... Also, pool was closed the entire time, again no big deal for us...but may be for families with children...
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Responded 6 Aug 2022
Dear Jeffery, Guest satisfaction is important to us, so we're happy to hear our friendly staff and tasty breakfast impressed you. However, apologize for any confusion about housekeeping and for any disappointment with the shower. We'll keep your comments in mind, and we invite you to stay with us again should you be back in the area. Hotel Management
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Sherry B wrote a review Jul 2022
Piedmont, South Carolina2 contributions1 helpful vote
Breakfast ok. Very short staff. When I made reservations told pool was open. Got there pool was green and notice no one was allowed around pool area. My 5 year niece very disappointed. Plus I do water walking daily too. The shampoo, conditioner, shower gel dispenser hanging in shower all was empty. Ask for blankets hotel had none. Hotel I guess is trying but not enough staff to keep up the place.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Responded 31 Jul 2022
Dear Sherry, All feedback is appreciated as we look at it as an opportunity to improve. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience of the pool being closed. Also, please accept our deepest apologies for any way we failed to provide a carefree experience. Rest assured that we will use your comments to ensure we are at the top of our game for future visits. Hotel Management
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nursebecky_79 wrote a review Jul 2022
North Carolina30 contributions6 helpful votes
Me and my son visited and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Blowing Express for his APP state orientation. Room was clean. Pool was closed which doesn’t bother me, but I could see why some would be annoyed. But the WiFi was horrible. I do not get good phone service while in the area so this was aggravating. Do not stay here if you need to get any work done.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Close to downtown without being downtown
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Responded 12 Jul 2022
Thank you for staying with us during your son's college orientation. While we are glad you enjoyed our clean rooms, we are disappointed that other aspects of your stay failed to hit the mark. Please know our pool is undergoing a major renovation and should be open soon. Additionally, we are sorry our WiFi signal was weak, and we can certainly understand your frustration. Rest assured, we will discuss this with our team to make improvements. It is our hope you'll give us another chance to provide you with a better stay the next time you are in the area. Hotel Management
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US$106 - US$213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (0.9 km), Sunset & Vine (1.0 km), and Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kilwin's, The Best Cellar Restaurant, and Village Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.