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“Fun, different, historic, inexpensive, romantic”
Review of Iron Horse Station

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Iron Horse Station
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Hot Springs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fun, different, historic, inexpensive, romantic”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

We spent a delightful 2 nights in February. Going in we were a bit apprehensive about staying in a historic property built in 1890- would it be renovated nicely? Quiet or noisy? Decent linens and bathrooms? Good food? A good getaway? In all areas, the answers were positive. Plenty of Appalachian Trail hikers and outdoor types come to Hot Springs in the summer, but in the winter it was nice and quiet. They rarely get snow. We loved our room (although there wasn't a hair dryer) - the bed was heavenly. Food in the tavern was better than average pub food and the nearby B and B was exceptional for dinner (and expensive to prove it!). Desk persons were really teriffic. We would go back! Don't miss a soak in the mineral water hot tubs on the river. Amazing!!! Note: you do have to carry your luggage up stairs.

Room Tip: Room 102 is the worst. Get a room in the old section, if possible. There are 2 rooms with huge whir...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

We stayed two nights. We had a jacuzzi Pullman room which was wonderful. Nicely decorated, comfortable bed. Amazingly restored building. Walls are very thin but everyone seems to respect that. Staff was very nice and friendly. Very unique!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2012

We purchased a LivingSocial Deal for 2 nights at the Iron Horse Station. The hotel is really, really charming, and John (owner? Innkeeper? Mr. Hot Springs?) was very helpful and friendly! The walls are thin, but ear plugs are complimentary, and it's a minor inconvenience when everything is so nice!

Had a soak in the mineral tubs across the street and that was wonderful too!

Definitely recommended for a romantic getaway!

Room Tip: We got the jacuzzi room. I was worried about not having windows, but the sky wells are really neat.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2012

I don't live far from Hot Springs, but was heading to do some work on monday that was an hour further NW from there....so thought I would spend the night and hit some trails. I was planning on staying somewhere else but they were not open. So checked into the Iron Horse. They had one room left! The weekend innkeeper lady was VERY very nice and extremely helpful! She even gave me the trip advisor "deal". The building is historic....and been fully remodeled. Beautiful wooden floors, nice beds, nice decor. No TV's in the room. There is a common room where there is one big TV for all to watch. The innkeeper lady for the weekend...during all our chatting I told her I was going to watch desperate housewives. well when time for it to come on someone else was watching TV...so she turned it on in the bar for me to watch! The only thing about the hotel is that it is rather "noisy" there...with the train coming by (right across the street). I noticed later in the eve there was a basket of ear plugs on the table...and I laughed! Probably doesn't bother some. I also ate down stairs...and had a nice decent meal. The restaurant was very busy for a sunday night. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. It is right across the street from the natural hot springs...you can just walk there. Hot springs is a beautiful quiet area. Lots of outdoor activities.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Concord, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

My husband and I spent one night in Hot Springs at Iron Horse Station. The place was very comfortable and quaint. We had a room with "sky well" which meant a sky light and no window. All window rooms were booked.
I was concerned about this when booking but as it turned out I really liked it.
It lit the room very well with natural light and at night you could see the stars through it.
The maybe not so great thing was in the morning.....it again filled the room with lots of natural light, so it may hinder your sleep. Did not bother us cause we were getting up early anyway.
Over all we really enjoyed our stay here and plan on returning with friends.
We also had dinner in the resturant, which was just down the back stairway, food was very good too.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Iron Horse Station

Property: Iron Horse Station
Address: 24 S Andrews Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-9213
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Hot Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Hot Springs
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,860 - ₹ 11,017
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Iron Horse Station is an 1890's hotel, restaurant, and tavern with 31 adjacent artist and craft shops. Listed on the National Register, it is part of the Historic Inns of Hot Springs with sister property Mountain Magnolia Inn. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Iron Horse Station Hotel Hot Springs

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