Every city has one hotel where important things happen. In Roanoke, it is the stately Hotel Roanoke, which stands high on a hill overlooking the city.
A member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America, this stately, Tudor-style hotel was constructed for the Norfolk & Western Railroad in 1882. It connects directly to downtown's Market Square via a covered overpass.
Built to last, Hotel Roanoke features Florentine marble floors, rich wood paneling, and Czech-made chandeliers. Being handed two warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in told us we were in for a treat. Newly renovated guest rooms and the elegant Regency Dining Room reflect Hotel Roanoke's more than a century of elegance and hospitality.
We were fortunate to spend a night in the spacious Governor's Suite at Hotel Roanoke. It featured a working fireplace, four-poster bed, and a view of downtown and the Mill Mountain Star. The separate living room and Web TV made it easy to surf our favorite sites when we weren't exploring downtown or marveling at the taste of the restaurant's signature Peanut Soup.
Weddings, Honeymoons, and Romance at Hotel RoanokeAs the town's leading hotel, Hotel Roanoke also hosts some 200 weddings a year in its ballrooms. While we were there, we saw a white-gowned bride and her groom in the lobby surrounded by their attendants, a picture of happiness.
Couples who have their wedding reception at Hotel Roanoke receive a complimentary room, bottle of champagne, and breakfast in bed. If available, a special overnight room rate can be extended to friends and family. The bride and groom also receive a gift certificate to return to celebrate their anniversary.
For a special night -- and morning -- consider treating yourselves to the romance package at Hotel Roanoke. The "Sweet Romance Getaway Package" includes:
- Room for two
- Fresh strawberries and champagne delivered to your room after arrival
- Full breakfast for two the morning after (choice of buffet, dining room, or room service)
- Late checkout