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“Good Stay..... Low price, good staff, good rooms” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Americas Best Value Inn - St. Clairsville / Wheeling

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2.0 of 5 Motel   |   51260 National Road, Saint Clairsville, OH 43950   |  
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Saint Clairsville
Broadway, Virginia
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good Stay..... Low price, good staff, good rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

I stayed at the ABV Inn in St. Clairsville with my crew (6-10 folks) for three stints of roughly 9 nights each.

The rooms were strangely variable, but clean. Most of the shower heads curved upwards, which is useful for those of us over 6 foot tall. All the rooms have mini fridges and most have microwaves. The TVs are the most up to date, but still functional. They have numerous internet routers providing strong signal in nearly all of the rooms. They do have HBO, but for some reason the channel has a really irritating "HUMMM" in the background.

The hotel is often filled with other contractors and workers, who often congregate after work sipping on beer. However, they were all curteous... including my own crew. On one end of the hotel the highway noise could bother some folks, though to me it was merely white noise.

The staff was extremely nice to us and helped continuously book my stay throughout my project. The housekeepy staff is diligent and keep the rooms in good order, despite the property being clearly aged in many cases.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Coraopolis, PA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

This the place we like to stay at when we travel to Wheeling Island Casino. 5 miles from the casino it is less pricey than staying at the casino hotel. Nothing fancy but it is a nice clean room. Outdoor pool in the summer and close to local shopping a good selection of dining places.. We always enjoy our stay here.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melissa K, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - St. Clairsville / Wheeling, responded to this review, October 28, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look foward to seeing you again the next time you head down to the casino.
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Marietta, Ohio
Top Contributor
283 reviews 283 reviews
283 hotel reviews
Reviews in 218 cities Reviews in 218 cities
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

when in this area I usually stay at the holiday inn but it seems lately alot the the holiday inns have jacked their prices out of this world....I decided that it was time to find a new place in this area ...when I first stopped here I was somewhat leary due to the fact I have found some low end motels that were downright nasty...I was highly impressed with this place ..large parking lot for semis to park..pizza hut next door...room was spacious, extra clean,good wireless service, bed was ok( not great but not bad) a/c worked ok room had a kitchenette,table stove fully stocked cabinets cookware everything including the kitchen sink! I was impressed with the whole place..there were construction workers and one other truckdriver hanging out talking and everybody was freindly and having a good time...gentleman at front desk was very freindly and helpful...all this for $50.00....this is almost a 1/3 cheaper than there neighbor up the street....dont let looks be decieving this place is great...I will be back the next time Im in the area....

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melissa K, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - St. Clairsville / Wheeling, responded to this review, October 28, 2011
Thank you for your input for other travelers to review. We are happy you were pleased with your stay and service. We look froward to serving you again when you travel thru are area.
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anywhere
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

This hotel was just plain nasty - front desk service was good though, but room was dirty, bug infestations, occupants hanging outside the rooms drinking beer, and to top it off, an "escort" services van dropped off some "workers" just as I was leaving. I would rather sleep in my car on the side of my road - at least then I know I wouldnt get bitten by bugs.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melissa K, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - St. Clairsville / Wheeling, responded to this review, September 14, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments and we are glad to hear you were happy with our front desk service. We do have a shuttle service for the power plant workers that stay with us yearly to help them save on transportation costs, this is not an escort service, but a way for us to help out our guests. We also provide a picnic area for people to enjoy during the summer months and occasionally people do drink beer out there, we are sorry if this was an issue for you. As far as the bug issue, we are an exterior corridor hotel and when doors get left open, flying bugs do get in and we apologize that this was a problem. We do have a pest company that comes once a month to take care of any issues we may have.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

The only bad thing about this hotel was it was priced a little too high. We were in town for the Beast of the East baseball tournament and it was 288 for 3 nites. A little on the steep side for an average hotel. The rooms were okay, nothing fancy, the frig was nice to keep the gatorade cold. Had plenty of towels and such for the room. Other than the price, it was okay.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Melissa K, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - St. Clairsville / Wheeling, responded to this review, September 14, 2011
Thank you for leaving you input for other travelers to review. We are happy that you were pleased with your stay. The Beast of the East is a major event in the area and all hotels generally book up a year in advance. We are one of the lowest, if not the lowest price hotels in the area and we are sorry you were not happy with the rate. If you come back next year, please review all of the rates in the area and we are certain you will find that our rate is the best. Thanks again for taking the time to leave your comments.
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

My work often requires me to change locations with just a few day's notice, so when I got the word I needed to be in the Wheeling area ASAP, I turned to Trip Advisor. Not only did I need a safe place to stay, but needed to bring my two substantial dogs. I've been here for a week, and felt it was time to comment.

The positive customer comments are right on target. Although dated, the facility is very clean and well-maintained. My little kitchenette is just the right size. Not only do I have a desk, I have a little dining table and a love-seat. (Well, the dogs have the love-seat. I brought a throw blanket from home to keep the hair down.)

The room is surprisingly clean. It's not luxurious by any means, but very comfortable. Far better than you'd expect in this price range. Even the bed is comfy. (Not upscale, but not awful, either!)

The staff is courteous and helpful. I asked to have the thermostat for the heat/ac unit checked in my room, and the problem was addressed right away.

My neighbors on either side are oil and gas construction contractors, but have been very quiet and courteous. (Except they get up a lot earlier than I do and the rumble of their big diesel 4WDs is louder than any alarm clock!) If I am still here during warmer weather, I'll update my comments if there's any change.

And did I mention the value? You cannot beat the combination of low price and clean surroundings! I will stay here for the next several weeks without any regrets.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melissa K, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - St. Clairsville / Wheeling, responded to this review, September 15, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay. We hope that you stay with us again in the future!
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Conover, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

We found this little motel several years ago when coming to Wheeling to the casino and Cabelas. We stay every time we come which is on the average of 3 times a year. Everyone is extremely friendly and our room is always clean. Yes, they are older but they are CLEAN. We can bring our shih-tzu if we like and never any issues. The rates are also about 1/2 of what we would pay closer to the attractions we want to go to. It is only minutes away from the attractions and worth the very short drive from the Ohio line into Wheeling.

Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Melissa K, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - St. Clairsville / Wheeling, responded to this review, September 15, 2011
Thank you for taking the time and writing a review for other travels. We appreciate that you stay with us a few times a year and look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Wheeling.
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Address: 51260 National Road, Saint Clairsville, OH 43950
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Location: United States > Ohio > Saint Clairsville
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Saint Clairsville
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Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn - St. Clairsville / Wheeling 2*
Number of rooms: 104
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