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Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel

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Great location for all the key attractions in Blowing Rock! Our recently renovated Holiday Inn Express® Hotel Blowing Rock South is located just one mile outside of the charming city of Blowing Rock, NC. This hotel's location places you near fun, family attractions such as Tweetsie Railroad, a family-favorite Wild West Adventure, the nature preserves of Grandfather Mountain, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, Hawksnest Zipline, and Tanger Outlet Shops. 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 in all seasons. We are just minutes from Appalachian State University, Samaritan's Purse, and Watauga Medical Center. Here for business? We make it easy to complete work without even leaving the property. Our hotel's Business Center is provided for guests in need of print, fax, copy, and PC services.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Patio
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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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
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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hsmomcharlottenc wrote a review Mar 2024
charlotte, NC111 contributions78 helpful votes
pros: Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful, room was clean, common areas were nice, hotel was very quiet cons: breakfast was acceptable, only an outdoor pool I had stayed at this hotel several times previous to 2021 and never planned to come back. I was stuck in Blowing Rock unexpectedly and had to take the chance of staying here again. This time was a pleasant surprise. They have definitely upgraded the rooms and common areas, and the hotel was clean (not so much in the past). Now I will be willing to stay here when next in Blowing Rock. Thank you for a pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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va804 wrote a review Sept 2022
Lake Wylie, South Carolina51 contributions13 helpful votes
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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 Sept 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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Eric N wrote a review Mar 2024
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Great place to stay as I have stayed here twice already. Definitely will stay here again. Breakfast is good and staff has been very nice. Room has been cleaned every single time. Excellent hotel and would recommend to anyone I know that might be going to ski or just to Blowing Rock area.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Sara S wrote a review Jan 2024
Raleigh, North Carolina9 contributions1 helpful vote
Weather made us change our plans last minute so we booked a room here late in the day. We arrived around 8pm and check in was super quick, the desk attendant was lovely and personable. We had booked a room with a separate living area/pull out couch for our son, and while it was the most awkwardly shaped and oddly sized hotel room I’ve ever seen - it was clean. You can tell the building has been redone. Some areas show a bit of age but overall it felt bright and well done. Our king bed was ridiculously comfortable. The pull out sofa was awful. Every single spring was visible and of course you could feel them. Luckily we had my son’s sleeping bag so that helped. The front desk lady was very kind again when we went down to get some extra pillows. It was an adjoining room and the neighbors came in rather loudly but then settled down. Breakfast was good in quality but the layout is a disaster. It’s a very narrow almost alley way that is supposed to have a one-way flow but nobody realized that - it was nearly impossible to get in and around to get food. The coffee was not good but the rest of the food was pretty decent. All in all a good stopping place for a night.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip 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 8 Jan 2024
Dear Sara, We are ecstatic to see that you enjoyed our clean accommodations and stellar staff. Our team will be honored to earn our praise. As we work to improve the overall guest experience, you can be certain that your feedback will be discussed. Nevertheless, we would love to welcome you back to Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South. Hotel Management
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Karen P wrote a review Oct 2023
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We arrived at the hotel around 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 22nd. At check-in, we were told that the room was not ready yet. The hotel is definitely having a staffing issue. However, they handled it well. They suggested that we enjoy the sitting area in the lobby or go get something to eat. I really felt for the staff that was working so hard to get people into their rooms. They said they had 95 people check out that morning and only had a few cleaning people show up. The manager that was on duty, Allen Edwards, was working hard to try to keep everyone happy. We watched one lady be a complete idiot and continue to make loud scenes. The manager did a really good job of trying to make her happy while defending the employees that he had working. The hotel was very clean, the breakfast was great, and the location (for fall leave time) is wonderful. We hope to enjoy the hotel again soon.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Responded 28 Oct 2023
Dear Karen, We appreciate your feedback and your patience during check-in. It's great to hear that our amazing staff impressed you with their professional service and that you enjoyed our clean rooms and convenient location. Please come see us again soon at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South! Hotel Management
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altman41 wrote a review Oct 2023
Roslyn NY109 contributions33 helpful votes
Arrived at 7 15 pm - we were told yhe room would not be ready for1-1 1/2hours . . We got the room after 2 hours! Considering checkout is at 11 and check in is at 3 pm - this is disgraceful. What made It worse was the manager on duty . He refused to put this in writing so I could put in a claim with Expedia. He did nothing to make this wait more comfortable. There was a refrigerator full of sodas- he did not even offer us any.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip 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 24 Oct 2023
Dear Altman, All comments are welcome, and we value your input. We strive to provide our guests with an easy and timely check-in process and helpful service, and we apologize for your experience during your last visit. We will review your concerns as we work to uphold our standards. Thank you, and we hope to have the opportunity to show you a better visit in the future. Hotel Management
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TexasAngel63 wrote a review Oct 2023
Texas89 contributions46 helpful votes
We checked in early online and never got a room number which I thought was unusual. We arrived at 5:00 only to find that NOBODY currently booked that day had rooms assigned. Apparently they were putting our names on a list as we arrived and designating rooms as they got them cleaned. We were told two people quit that day and the GM was making beds. Well good for her, but the whole check in process was the biggest fiasco I have ever seen at a HIE! The people behind the counter were kind and professional even though it was a big honkin’ mess! I think Stacy, the lady, never lost her cool even though she bore the brunt of everyone’s wrath. We were not assigned a room until almost 8:00! Remember we got there and 5:00!! We got in bed and realized one of the beds didn’t even have a top sheet, just the duvet! The water in the tub constantly dripped and the tub was slow to drain. The a/c in the room was so close to one of the beds that we didn’t want to sleep there! It did not cool the room as effectively as it could have if there was only one bed in there. The reason for two stars is the bed was comfortable, breakfast was okay and the room was quiet. And Stacy’s attitude in the midst of a dumpster fire night was good. Otherwise it would have been 1. This hotel is mismanaged and/or horribly understaffed! Not up to HIE standards. I had read some negative reviews but blew them off. Apparently the issues at this hotel are ongoing. Learn from my mistake and just stay somewhere else!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else. Boone is only about 6 miles away.
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Responded 23 Oct 2023
Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your experience. We deeply apologize for any issues during check-in and with your accommodations. This isn't typical of the service we provide, but we appreciate the feedback, which we'll share with our team. It's nice to know you were pleased with our comfortable beds, quiet surroundings, and amazing service from Stacy. We know we can do better and hope you will give us another try. Hotel Management
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Sherri F wrote a review Oct 2023
15 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights, and it was fine. We were on 1st floor next to back door, but it wasn't too loud. Breakfast was sufficient. The help was friendly enough although seemed short staffed. The public water jug in lobby area was unfortunately empty the whole time we were there. Check in and out was quick and easy.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: The shampoo, conditioner and body wash are communal.. yuck!
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Responded 19 Oct 2023
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us recently, and we appreciate you mentioning our hospitable team and tasty breakfast offerings. Your feedback regarding the aspects of your stay that could have been even better is gratefully received and allows us to continually review and improve guest satisfaction. Take care, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Hotel Management
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Eileen O wrote a review Aug 2023
Cary, North Carolina105 contributions27 helpful votes
My husband and I enjoyed our three night stay here. We were warmly greeted at check in. Our room was totally clean and beds were comfortable. The entire building seemed well cared for. Breakfast included many hot and cold selections. Great location: a short (5 minute) drive to the town of Blowing Rock or to the Blue Ridge Parkway. We'll definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Aug 2023
Dear Eileen, It was our pleasure to host your recent visit, and we're grateful for your kind words. We're delighted that you enjoyed our tasty breakfast offerings, clean accommodations, and friendly hospitality. Our team trusts you had a great night's sleep, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Hotel Management
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duffey3700 wrote a review Jul 2023
Richmond, Virginia2609 contributions217 helpful votes
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We stayed 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Entire hotel was extremely clean, had no chemical cleaning smells and was very quiet. Very friendly staff and a great breakfast, especially the gravy and biscuits. Convenient to a lot of restaurants and attractions. The only think we saw that needed improvements was some sections of the parking lot could use a repave. We'll stay here again the next time we are in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel
Responded 27 Jul 2023
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us at Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South. Guest feedback is always appreciated, and we thank you for highlighting our dedication to cleanliness, friendly staff, delicious breakfast, and convenient location. It is our goal to deliver an excellent stay, and we are made proud by your words. We highly anticipate your return. It was a pleasure hosting you. Hotel Management
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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, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee 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 Storie Street Grille.
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.
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.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (3.3 km) and Flat Top Manor (3.3 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.