I chose this hotel because I didn't want to stay in a big box. I was only staying one night, and was going to get up very early and continue my drive home to NJ. I arrived to find a beautiful, friendly spot, steeped in local Civil War history. The staff was incredibly welcoming and my room was comfortable, clean and quiet. The staff made sure I got a table in the restaurant as soon as I was ready for dinner (after a quick dog walk around the neighborhood - just lovely at sunset), and I enjoyed a delicious, top notch steak dinner with the house salad, a well-made and generous cocktail, and yummy dessert. Very happy! Over dinner I read a few of the brochures about the local antiquing and history, and decided to delay my checkout so I could poke around before returning home.
In the morning I took the dog across the street and saw a sign for the River Walk, so I set off in that direction, finding a historical marker at Signal Knob, then followed the path past the high school to the River Walk, ending at the Shenandoah. It was about 3 miles total, a perfect start to the day. I grabbed some coffee and wonderful coffee cake back at the hotel, then went to the local flea market, antiques Emporium, collectibles shop, and a great little home-made donut shop where the donuts are made with potato in a great variety of flavors - delicious!!
I didn't get to the museum or courthouse, but am definitely putting this hotel and town on my list for a return visit!
I received a good price online for only wanting to stay here for one night. The only thing I really cared about was the room and the quick location to the Skyline Drive. It did not surprise me that the place on the outside did not look well maintained and updated. Surprisingly the pool looked in good condition and clean and the room we stayed in looked newly painted and clean. The bathroom was clean as well. Furthermore, a negative was the continental breakfast which was minimal. U would be better off eating breakfast out unless u just wanted coffee on the go.
I love Lofts hotels and as always this one did not let me down. Room clean bright very modern and European feeling. Pool open to 11 pm which is nice reopened at 7am which is great, Never understand 10 am to 10pm pools.
will look for more Lofts in my travels. staff very friendly not planning on an over night trip so forgot somethings. They accommodated me.
This is a nice hotel, clean rooms, walking distance to convenience store and McDonald's. We spent one night on our way to MD. Negative - only one elevator for entire hotel! Positive - staff were great and rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet.
The north Front Royal Entrance to Shenandoah National Park leads to Shenandoah Valley Overlook, providing views across the valley to Signal Knob. Beyond the overlook, the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center features a movie and an interactive exhibit, designed as introductions to the park. The Signal Knob Overlook sits just further in and offers glimpses of its namesake, a Civil War communications post.