Lodging Question (VMI)

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  1. Zeb

    Zeb New Member

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    My daughter has signed up for the overnight visit at VMI for April 20-21. I was hoping to get a recommendation for nearby lodging. Also, how far in advance will I need to reserve a room?

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    Zeb
     
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  2. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    There are a fair number of hotels in Lexington- as long as it isn't a Parents weekend or Alumni reunion weekend at VMI or Washington and Lee or a major horse show - you won't have any problems getting a room in Lexington. The Hampton Inn is right in the middle of town and is very nice (nicest Hampton Inn I've ever been in). 3/4 mile on the northside of VMI on Rt11 are several others including the Holiday Inn Express, Wingate, 2 Best Westerns and the Comfort Inn- all of which are nice as well. (BTW- don't be surprised at the price of hotel rooms- Lexington is a fairly pricey little town.)
    Stay away from Days Inn- Lexington (really old and needs renovation) and above all avoid Red Carpet Inn (Major dump:thumbdown:)
    The VMI website has this list you can use: http://www.vmi.edu/Content.aspx?id=24131
    Good luck and have a good visit- it will be nice in Lexington in April.
     
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  3. Zeb

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    Thank you for the information and advice. I'll be sure to use your recommendations. At least there's no rush to make reservations. Thanks again.
     
  4. pennak

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    Take a quick look at the VMI and Washington & Lee calendars (on line) and make sure there is no big event scheduled. If not, you should have little problem finding a room. My DS did an overnight about the same time and I had little problem. There are lots of hotels in Lexington. My favorites are the Hampton Inn and the Holiday Inn Express, which of which serve a continental breakfast of generous proportions. Good luck!
     

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