"A very pleasant surprise"
07/27/14 ChristinaA214 NY State
My grandmother and I travelled to the area to visit family and having never been to WV we weren't sure what to expect, coming from the New York City area. What we found was a hotel (and staff) that would run circles around anything in our area. Talking to my husband back home on the first night I told him the hotel couldn't be more than a year old (my grandmother thought 6 months). The next day I asked at the front desk and we oouldn't believe the answer: the building has been around for ages but the inside was remodeled 6 YEARS ago. The very friendly hotel staff has kept this hotel looking spotless. Speaking with one of the maintenance guys when I was leaving (he came into the room to change the air filter) he mentioned the owner believes in scheduled maintenance checks (things like door knobs, draw pulls) and changing items like air filters on a regular basis to prevent problems, not waiting to address a problem reported by a guest. Well, it shows. Would definitely stay here again. Only drawbacks- no "convenience" store in lobby to purchase a snack or drinks like juice and milk. Just vending machines with soda/water on 2 of the floors. A/C system a little confusing to figure out.
"Simple but nice "
This is an interesting hotel - as noted on another review the building seems updated but the carpet and many furnishings seem well used. It is located near a highway but that also means there are other businesses conveniently nearby - Walmart, Outback, Cracker Barrel, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chick-Fil-A, Arby's, gas, coffee, etc. Breakfast buffet was cheap and made to order was available. I didn't try the other meals in the restaurant. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. My only complaint would be the in room air-conditioner unit. It was in what appears to be a closet/storage space in the room. It was really loud but did the job. Everybody that worked at this location was polite and friendly. In talking with a few of the them I learned that they are either students or working two jobs. I would stay again.
"Little League Softball Team"
07/18/14 Kristen B
We stayed here for seven days with a team full of 9/10 year old girls. Staff were great. Laundry facilities were inexpensive. Breakfast each morning was great. They were very accommodating. Would stay here again. Nice group accommodations.
"Always a pleasure to stay"
07/16/14 charolette l Apex, North Carolina
This is my number one pick for a hotel stay while traveling the I-81 corridor. It is always quiet, clean & comfortable. The stay here in June was my third this year so far. The staff is most accommodating when you need to stay an extra day or two unexpectedly due to illness or other issues. This happened to my family on our stay in May. All staff from the front desk to the housekeeping dept. were very helpful and checked in with us periodically to see if we needed any further assistance.
"a tale of two hotels"
07/12/14 HikingTom Philly
Never thought a hotel could be accused of being bi-polar. Facility seems to have been renovated in the room area from some prior existing chain. Rooms are all up to date. I say renovated since it appears after rooms were updated, curtains were re-installed and were done incorrectly. Dont need a diploma to figure out how to install a drape, do you?? There's a new portion of the building added out one end with a modern lobby, restaurant and pool. Modern, clean decor. Staff? Hmmm whata mess. Everyone seemed nice enough, for sure, but competent? I called in advance since I noted in reviews and location the proximity to the highway. I asked for a quiet location and spelled that out to the helpful rep - away from the highway, non connecting room. Rep described all rooms as potential for highway noise since the hotel was "parallel" to the road (ahem, they meant perpendicular, but I digress). When I arrived I got exactly what I didnt want (??) a high numbered room (closest to the road) and connecting. So we were changed. See below for room selection advice. Then to check out I wanted to combine credit cards and no one I dealt with was competent enough to manage it, until finally got a manager involved. Location to highway, gas and restaurants for travelers i nice. Not much else to Martinsburg from what I could tell. Total mixed bag, so perhaps you'll have better luck.
"One wedding that seemed more like a party."
06/26/14 Britton S Citrus Heights, California
There are a lot of things that go into picking a hotel to stay at. My personal criteria is simple: a clean room, a roof over my head, a shower, and a bed to sleep in. During a much heated debate on "where to stay" for a massive family exodus (we were traveling to Martinsburg for a wedding of which most of the wedding guests had to travel from California), it was decided that this hotel will be ground zero for the guests of this wedding. We could not have picked a better hotel. The location did happen to be close to the wedding but it was also in a great location within the city. It is close to several food locations, close to the freeway so you can get your "sight seeing" on, and if you really felt like it you could go shopping at the mall that is a stones throw away. The rooms were clean and the service staff was wonderful. Whenever I encountered any of them, they would make sure that I had everything I needed. The little restaurant that was in the hotel was nice and the staff were fun to talk to. I recommend the Sunday Brunch. Its a little more expensive than the standard breakfast and lunch but you get a wider selection of food including fresh made waffles, fried chicken, BBQ ribs and some other nice food assortments that you will have to go there to see for yourself. The room I had was a "2 room suite" which was perfect for my use. I had regular guests (other people attending the wedding) that would stop in and go over various things for the wedding (car pool, rehearsal dinner plans, etc.) and the separate space between my bedroom and this "sitting room" was perfect. I honestly don't know if I will ever have the opportunity to go back East anytime soon, but I do know that I will be staying at this hotel if it is possible.
"Business Trip to Martinsburg"
06/25/14 Michael R Raleigh
The only 3 star hotel I could find in Martinsburg was the Holiday Inn which they advertise as a quaint, quiet hotel in a small city. It was on I-81 and the noise from the interstate truck traffic was horrific. My room smelled of musty A/C and the room service food, was, well, enough to keep me up all night. I guess families traveling on summer vacation can put up with this, but it is anything but a business hotel.
"Good choice if you find yourself in Martinsburg, WV"
06/17/14 parrotheadnica NH
After driving the Blue Ridge Parkway and part of the Skyline, we needed to find a hotel that had a room for us and my friend's two dogs. The Holiday Inn fit the bill; the room was clean and we were put on the floor where the lobby was located, which helped with the dogs. The only suggestion I can make is to call the hotel directly, as trying to book through the Holiday Inn main number was nearly impossible. Part of the problem was using a cell phone while traveling, which meant being cut off repeatedly, but kudos to the customer service guy who called back several times to make our reservation. He ultimately was cut off for good, but he sure did try.
"Nothing's Been Done"
06/17/14 Lorraine B Knoxville, Tennessee
I reviewed this property last fall. At that time I said it needed a complete makeover. Nothing has been done. The air in the halls are stifling. They do not pump A/C into the halls. Trying to save $? Hardly anyone eats in the restaurant either. Either new ownership or new management is necessary. I'm guessing it's the ownership, because management wouldn't make it so uncomfortable for guests. We had such a sweet young lady at check-in, too. It's a shame they are letting this property go as they have.
"Traveling around DC"
06/15/14 Lisa R
My family and I stayed here last night. The hotel is clean and in an easy location. The staff s very friendly and helpful when we needed extra blankets. We will definitely stay here again. It wasn't too far from DC
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