The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn

The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn

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#12 of 15 hotels in Blowing Rock
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Our inn helps to cultivate memorable travel experiences for guests, families, and even furry family members. Discover a wide range of exceptional room amenities including living spaces, flat-screen televisions, and rocking chairs. For a getaway within your getaway, plan to spend time with the family at the Swedenborg Lodge where you can enjoy an Afternoon Reception complete with savory and sweet morsels as well as refreshing glasses of wine.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Skiing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

315 Sunset Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 81 out of 100
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Douglas Airport
121.6 km
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Sandra J wrote a review Dec 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina57 contributions54 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The bad: Room was really hot even though thermostat was set in the 50s and we couldn’t control the temp apparently (then freezing by the time we woke up). WiFi didn’t really work at all and you don’t really have cell service. We called at 11:00 asking about early check in and they said no problem and that we were “third on the early check in list!”. But then we had to sit in the parking lot for hours with no check in until 4:00. They said check in can be at late as 5:00 even though check in time says 3:00. Really wish they would be transparent upfront so we wouldn’t have wasted literally hours of our time in the area waiting to check in with our dogs in the car. They did give us a 1 hour late check out though and were super nice throughout everything!

The good: Rooms are pretty decent with comfortable beds, especially for the price. Clean rooms. Good location (walking distance to everything; no views). Pet friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Megan B wrote a review Jul 2021
18 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This Inn (really a motel) was better then expected. Although it seemed a bit dated, it had comfortable beds/comforter, fridge with freezer, microwave, table with 2 chairs to eat at, 2 rocking chairs out front of each room, friendly staff who were helpful, next door to the Famous Toastery which offered breakfast, very convenient to town.

Cons: Internet was slow and the AC unit in the window didn't really cool the room. But then again you are in the mountains on vacation so how much internet and AC do you need.

Overall a decent place to stay for 2 nights
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Date of stay: July 2021
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2RobersonsNC wrote a review Mar 2022
Wilson, North Carolina32 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great overnight stay in Blowing Rock with our dog. This was our second time staying at this location. It is only a few minute walk to the shops and restaurants downtown. Our room was clean and quiet and spacious. The staff at the inn was friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Katie M wrote a review Oct 2021
4 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I paid over $300.00 last weekend to stay in the Tarheel Suite. We checked in around 6:00 and went straight to dinner. We ended up coming back around 10:00. At that point, we were ready to shower. However, the water was a disgusting brown color. We let it run for a bit and it never cleared up. We called the emergency number and they said to let it run and that they might have been working on the pipes. They were not interested in making any other effort to solve our problem. We let it run for a little longer and the water was still gross. I went to bed, with no shower and after teaching kindergarten all day. I never go to bed without taking a shower. When we called first thing the next morning, someone came to take pictures of the water in the tub. We ended up having to move to a standard room across the parking lot (we paid for a suite) and we were told we could only use the shower in that room. So, we had to pack all of our stuff up and move to another room in order to shower. For $300.00 a night, I should have been able to shower in the room I paid for. I have asked for some sort of compensation since we were without useable water for 14 hours of our stay and had to move to a less expensive room in order to shower. After waiting for a week to hear back from someone, I called again. Melissa called me back and told me that they would not be able to refund my money since it was a city water problem. Melissa, please explain to me why you think I’m dumb enough to fall for that excuse. If it was a city water problem, then the water in the standard room would have been the same color. I know 1/2 of the property is not on city water and the other 1/2 is on well water. DO NOT STAY AT THE “INN”.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amelia A wrote a review Sept 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was booked for a room for my family on 9/4 and confirmed on the phone on 9/3. We arrived on 9/4 at 3pm and they had canceled my room because the card had not gone through. They claimed that they had called me and texted but I had neither a call nor text on my phone. They were completely booked and could not offer us another room. So my family did not have a room AND now they have charged me for the full cost of the room and are claiming that I didn't follow their cancellation policy. Obviously we didn't cancel if we showed up with my family for the room. We are disputing the charges with our credit card now.
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Date of stay: September 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Robert Krumroy wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been to Blowing Rock numerous times, but this was the best hotel choice we have ever made. Hailey was incredibly helpful, directing us to the latest best restaurant choices, providing us with wine glasses for the room and everything we needed to have a memorable weekend. This hotel is truly a gem. If you book it, you will return. It is clean, roomy and very up-to-date.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jana O wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I planned to stay here while visiting our daughters’ family. We were unable to stay with them. It was advertised that Hillwinds Inn accepts pets, including cats. We arrived after 6:00 pm and there was no one in the office. When we did reach someone local, we were told they no longer accepted cats. We were able to take our cat to stay with our daughter. We also had to wait for someone to bring a key. The check in process was no contact which was good. But this misleading information was frustrating as it was late and cold, raining and we had not yet had dinner. We had stayed here many years ago and had a nice stay. There was also no breakfast due to COVID -19.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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james k wrote a review Apr 2024
Hickory, North Carolina7 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I have had a good experience with the balcony rooms upstairs but not so much with the common rooms on the ground floor. This current experience was very disappointing because the people staying in the neighboring room brought a big
dog with them then they left him there for hours while they shopped and he barked.
We talked to the management several times with no avail. Management said they
welcome pets. They claimed they were fixing the problem but they did not. Also
they refused to refund any of our money even though we tuned in our keys. I would say stay away from this place till they find new management.
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Date of stay: April 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to arrive early to get a parking space. Do not book with Expedia or Travelocity or any third...
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jowens328 wrote a review Oct 2021
Hendersonville, North Carolina22 contributions16 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
There are a lot of the choices for accommodations in Blowing Rock, and while Hillwinds will do in a pinch, I'll be looking for another choice in the future. This is a motel room, trying to pass itself off as an Inn, but it's just an updated motel room...but not even a good update. There was mold in the shower, the mattress was soft, and the pillows weren't great either. Overall the place was clean, but at $280.00 a night you'd do much better at the Holiday Inn Express.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Dan wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I regret not having read the reviews. This is a rip-off. It purports to be a lodge or similar. It is a motel and a bit run down at that. I felt fleeced. The website does a nice job of misleading. My room was so dated, the bed uncomfortable, and honestly we had wanted a comfortable weekend away. For the price we should have had so much more.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thad S asked a question Jun 2019
Catawba, North Carolina
Are all your rooms pet friendly?
Answer from Voyager35018741744
1 contribution
Yeah, they’re pet friendly. Not sure if they have any “suites” or similar (might be an exception for those).
Answer from VillageInnMgmt
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
When we say pet friendly we mean it! Cats are certainly welcome as well as dogs we just ask that, when leaving any animal in the room, to crate it if you would like your room to be serviced.
Answer from Orvis A
Waxhaw, North Carolina12 contributions2 helpful votes
If I remember right it was muffins and such.
grandy0418 asked a question Oct 2016
Monroe, Louisiana
What is cancellation policy for Hillwinds?
Answer from WILDDOG
New Philadelphia, Ohio345 contributions231 helpful votes
us normal cancel at least 4 days before arriving or 1 night cost will be used
519jenna asked a question Nov 2015
Birmingham, Alabama61 contributions1 helpful vote
What is the minimum age required at check-in?
Answer from Minnie H
Walstonburg, North Carolina3 contributions
Don't waste your money place is a dump,Suites aren't really Suites and look out for bed bugs.
james k wrote a tip Apr 2024
Hickory, North Carolina7 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to arrive early to get a parking space. Do not book with Expedia or Travelocity or any third party."
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Mobile494654 wrote a tip Sept 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go elsewhere"
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Anne R wrote a tip May 2019
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose another hotel"
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Retta wrote a tip Dec 2018
Decatur, Alabama4 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are on the ground floor."
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Tombigbee R. wrote a tip Feb 2018
Glade Spring, Virginia175 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room was away from the street and very quiet."
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PRICE RANGE
S$177 - S$273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hillwinds hotel blowing rock
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsBlowing Rock
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn?
Nearby attractions include Sunset & Vine (0.3 km), Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen (0.3 km), and Memorial Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kilwin's, The Best Cellar Restaurant, and Camp Coffee Roasters.
Is The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Blowing Rock.
Are pets allowed at The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (2.4 km) and Flat Top Manor (2.4 km).
Is The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Hillwinds Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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