I tried to balance budget with location, but descriptions are deceiving. While it was the cheapest rate in town at $61, the room was pretty clean, the mattress slept well, the TV worked well, the Wi-Fi worked well, the refrigerator kept things cold and the manager was friendly and helpful, but sleeping in a room filled with extension cords was not my idea of being safe. We did make sure that the smoke detector worked, still, this place was supposed to have been renovated. I hate to think what it looked like before renovations???
The visit spiraled downward even more when we found that half the stores were now empty or closed in Berkeley Spings, despite it being the high season, and the other half was only open Wednesdays through Saturdays, and we were there on a Monday and Tuesday! There were a few eclectic stores open, as well as a thrift shop (we could have visited that at home). Finally, there was a great antique mall down on Williams street. It was the only saving grace of our whole trip! So much for economic recovery!!!
In hindsight, and which we did do the second night, we drove all the way to Martinsburg, WV to stay the night at the Knights Inn. Just drive straight from Berkeley Springs to Martinsburg on Route 9, and Knights Inn is on the left, a little past Interstate 81. Knights Inn was absolutely spotless, wonderful TV, excellent connection for Wi-Fi, no swimming pool, and only $49 a night! The water was always hot and they have a water softener tucked away somewhere...I'd know that feeling of soft water anywhere! We had one for years at another house and I still miss it!!! The reason we drove to Martinsburg, first to visit a wonderful Antique Mall in Inwood, south of Martinsburg, but also for Fried Catfish night at Ryan's Restaurant, Tuesday and Friday nights! It's to die for!!!!
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