I checked Tripadvisor before booking and Covington is quite small so not much choice and the reviews are all a bit old but this looked like the best choice and on reflection we made the right choice. The reception is quite modern in decor with a breakfast room off it. The receptionist was very welcoming and switched us to a king size bed which we prefer. Although is was after 5pm she went and double checked the room was all ready for us. The doors on the lower floor open on to the parking lot and we were able to park outside our door, however, there were several oversize trucks and some other bad parking which made the oddly shaped car park a tight squeeze. There is an additional parking lot across the road.
The room itself was perfectly clean, fresh white bedding (comfy comforter on top), with a flat screen tv. The room also has an iron/board hidden away and a small desk with 2 chairs. The bathroom is all a kind of marble, and is a good size.
Breakfast was included and was from 6-10 during the week. There was tea/coffee/juice/cereal/toast/bagels/pastries/fruit and bacon/egg. More than adequate. There was also an ice machine and drinks vending machine.
Overall I wouldn't hesitate to stay again or to recommend as what it is - good value, clean, basic accommodation.
There isn't that much in the local area, although we did find an Applebees, several pizza delivery companies, Walmart, cvs etc. We chose Covington as we wanted to visit the Humpback (covered) Bridge, which is apx 3 miles away, Moomaw lake is also not far.
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