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“Quiet, relaxing, yet central lodgings in Blowing Rock”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hillwinds Inn

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Hillwinds Inn
Ranked #9 of 11 Blowing Rock B&B and Inns
Hickory, North Carolina
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“Quiet, relaxing, yet central lodgings in Blowing Rock”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

Last week we stayed at this lovely hotel in the Davidson suite. This suite features a fully equipped kitchen, up to and including a wine refridgerator, a comfy sitting area, large king bed room with balcony, and a modern bath with an extra large jetted tub (two people can enjoy a candlelit bath with comfort). Everything appeared freshly painted and smelled fresh--not like many older establishments. Decor not too frilly. Very helpful staff, one block from the main street and easy walking distance to all of Blowing Rock.

This suite is on the second floor (first if you're European) and there are stairs from a private entrance with its own driveway for parking. Only slight disappointment was that the beautiful double shower had low water pressure, making it less enjoyable than it could be.

Room Tip: The Davidson suite can be a long term home away from home with its many features and sunny windows.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

We stayed one night in the Tarheel Suite. It was okay but needed updating, we did not think it was worth the extra money. No coffee maker in the room which we thought was unusual. Not the romantic setting that we were hoping for.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

Hillwinds Inn is a classic motel layout, with a row of rooms opening directly onto the car park. We stayed for one night in room 115. This room needs refurbishment. The carpet was stained and looked dirty, all the paintwork was badly worn and chipped and the lampshades very dusty. There was a 4-way extension hanging off a wall socket with an untidy mess of cables wrapped around it. The room itself was dark and the bathroom particularly so. The shower curtain had mould in its creases, the metal heater was rusted and the toilet seat had a worrying wear mark on it. The paint on the bathroom ceiling was flaking off. Breakfast was a poor selection of packet food with the weakest coffee we had ever come across.
Blowing Rock is clearly a popular tourist destination and the Hillwinds Inn motel is well situated in the town. A premium for this in the room price would not therefore be unreasonable if the room itself was in good condition.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

This was our second trip to Blowing Rock. We enjoyed this motel more than one of its sister "inns", located just down the street. The standard motel rooms were much more roomy, with plenty of space for the king size bed and large chair with ottoman. Decor is attractive in both the room and guest lodge. Wine and cheese at 5 on the weekend with adequate breakfast in the morning. (During the week, need to walk to sister "inn" for wine and cheese.) Nice sitting area with fireplace and PC (although quite dark for working on PC). Staff is very friendly and helpful. Excellent location--short walk uphill to small downtown area.

Room Tip: Stayed in standard room in the one-story motel building, which was very nice. Suites are also availa...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Raleigh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

I was looking for an inn that was pet friendly and My first impression when I opened the door is wow, this innkeeper cares about making you feel at home. The decor is more like a B&B than a motel with






The Inn matches the town's charm. Very well decorated, well maintained, clean rooms, and very pet friendly. Tile floors that look just like weathered hardwood and oriental rugs. We had two double bed room with a large comfortable club chair with an ottaman for sitting. The room had a small refrigerator, a chest of drawers, hanging closet, coffee maker, free internet, and HDTV w/ cable. The breakfast was very adequate but don't expect the chef-cooked variety. Another nice touch was a guest microwave in the common vending area for anytime use. I also liked the entry door with the shuttered privacy screen door on the outside so you could enjoy the fresh mountain air in your room and the rocking chairs on the outside. The Inn is in a great location and right next to a nice tavern with good eats. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hillwinds Inn

Property: Hillwinds Inn
Address: Sunset Drive at Ransom Street, PO Box 1809, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Blowing Rock
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Blowing Rock
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,042 - ₹ 13,251
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hillwinds Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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