Lodging, Travel & Location

Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

Located in beautiful Roanoke, VA, the historic Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center is situated alongside downtown Roanoke in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. Built in 1882, the fully-restored Tudor-style Hotel Roanoke is proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From the hiking, biking, boating and fishing to scenic drives, breweries, greenways and museums, discover why Roanoke is one of the best outdoor towns on the East Coast.

110 Shenandoah Avenue Roanoke, VA 24016

Complimentary access to the fitness center and pool will be provided by the venue for all AORE guests, as well as complimentary wireless internet and complimentary shuttles to and from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

Special Guest Rates
Deluxe Guest Room with either a King, Queen, or two Full beds $139 per night, double occupancy **Additional guests over 2 per room will be charged $10 each per night**

Cut-Off Date & Reservation Guarantee

Attendees should make their reservation by Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Hotel reservations may be made online by clicking here or by calling the reservations number at 540.985.5900. Mention you are booking under the “AORE 2017” conference. All reservations must be guaranteed for late arrival. Failure to cancel a guaranteed reservation 24 hours prior to the day of arrival/occupy the room will result in either forfeiture of the deposit or a charge of one night’s room and tax applied to your credit card.


Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

Attendees are encouraged to fly into the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA). The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center is located about 7 miles (10 minutes) away from the airport. A free shuttle is available courtesy of The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center to and from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

Hotel Parking

Parking is available on a first come, first served basis on site at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. Directions and up to date parking rates are available by clicking here. A daily parking fee, currently at $8 per day, per vehicle applies. Valet parking is currently $13 per day. Prevailing rates apply at check in. Non-overnight guests may park at the Park Roanoke Gainsboro Parking Garage that is two blocks from the hotel. Current rates are $1 per hour or $6 for the day.

Hotel Shuttle

Hotel Roanoke offers a free shuttle service to and from the Roanoke Regional Airport. To schedule a shuttle from the airport to the hotel, call 540-853-8230 upon arriving on the runway and the shuttle service will be near the baggage claim area by the time you are ready for it. Upon leaving Hotel Roanoke and returning to the airport, shuttles leave at :15 and :45 each hour. Please check in with the bell stand in the Hotel Lobby to let them know you will need a shuttle. The shuttle holds 11 people plus luggage. If you are traveling to the Hotel Roanoke with a bigger group than 11, please alert Hotel Roanoke and they can send multiple vehicles for pickup.

The Roanoke Area

From a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to a hike on the Appalachian Trail, Roanoke is a popular outdoor destination! Hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding are just minutes away from the conference site. Looking for a quick walk? Take a stroll through Roanoke’s Historic City Market and browse local shops and restaurants or visit one of Downtown Roanoke’s many museums..

Enjoy the Outdoors

Visit our friends over at Roanoke Mountain Adventures and rent a mountain bike, greenway bike, or stand up paddleboard and explore the Roanoke River, greenways, and 10 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails on Mill Mountain… all just minutes from the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

Grab a Beer

Roanoke is a beer city! Deschutes and Ballast Point are on their way, but Roanoke also boasts great local craft breweries to satisfy any palate. Big Lick Brewing Company is a short walk from the conference site and Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers are just a few blocks farther on Shenandoah Ave. If you head out to the Appalachian Trail for a hike or Carvins Cove for a mountain bike ride, be sure to stop by Parkway Brewing Co. Kessler Mill Road in Salem and have a Get Bent!.


Roanoke is a foodie city. With local flare and ethnic diversity, Roanoke’s Downtown restaurants will have a little bit of something for everyone!

Located in The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

The Regency Room and Pine Room Pub are on site at #AORE2017 and offer gourmet style, farm to table options for guests as well as the public.

Roanoke Host Team Picks within 5-10 minute walk from Hotel

Renee's pick: Nawab - located on Campbell Ave in Downtown Roanoke, only a 5 minute walk from #AORE 2017, Nawab boasts amazing Indian food and one of the best lunch buffets in all of Roanoke.

Kat's pick: Cedar’s Lebanese Restaurant - Cedar’s is located on Campbell Ave only a few doors down from Nawab. Their authentic Lebanese cuisine boats 50% of their menu as vegetarian and has a great Middle Eastern flair.

Greg's pick: Wasabi’s - downtown Roanoke’s sushi place offers fantastic lunch specials as well as delicious and fresh sushi, sashimi, and teriyaki options for dinner. Wasabi’s is on Market Street only 5 minutes from #AORE 2017.

Patrick’s pick: Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint - Jack Brown’s offers over 100 craft beers and an award winner burger menu with some of the craziest combinations you have ever seen! Jack Brown’s is only a few doors down from Wasabi’s. 

Mark's pick: Blue 5 - recently voted one of the best beer bar’s in Virginia, this southern inspired cuisine has a little bit of something for everyone. Blue 5 is located on 2nd street at the corner of Kirk Ave about 10 minutes walking distance from #AORE2017. 

Jon Guy's pick: Lucky - offers a modern twist to local and regional favorites. Grab one of their signature cocktails and settle in for an experience that will feel more like Manhattan than Roanoke! Lucky is located on Kirk Ave just a few doors down from Blue 5.

Other restaurants include: Metro!, Billy’s, The Quarter, Subway, Flanary’s Irish Pub, On The Rise, Bread Craft, Martin’s Fortunato, and Macado’s. Roanoke’s City Market Building also offers some great grab and go options for lunch.  Click here for all of the restaurant choices Roanoke has to offer!