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“Disgusting and Pricey” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Americas Best Value Inn - Charles Town

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Americas Best Value Inn - Charles Town
1.5 of 5 Motel   |   807 Willow Spring Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414 (Formerly Knights Inn - Charles Town)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Charles Town
Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
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“Disgusting and Pricey”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

It's near Hollywood Casino and that's the only good thing I can say about it. I've stayed in a lot of hotels and I'm not very picky. But for the price of this hotel its not at par with the venue. Maybe if the rate was around $30-$40, I would be more forgiving. But for the price of $84, it's pretty pricey. Concrete floors the hotel and in the hallway of the 2nd floor are broken. As we were about to enter our hotel room, I noticed that there are cobwebs as if it has not been used/maintained for weeks!Our hotel key did not work properly and you had to key it in a lot of times. The glass window outside of our room #234 is cracked. I did not feel safe. The shower curtain is stained. The hanger has cobwebs as well! The smell around the entire hotel area is dinghy.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank richqui
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KADLI, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Charles Town, responded to this review, September 19, 2014
Dear richguapa25,


Thanks for posting a traveler review with us. I apologize for the issues you experienced while staying with us in 2013. We have recently hired and trained new housekeepers. We hope that these improvements will enhance the overall experience for future guests.



Regards,
Shiris-GM
Americas Best Value Inn-Charles Town, WV
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

The room its self is pretty clean. The beds are low old matresses. But the old cream colored sheets are clean but worn and dingey! Hardly a matress cover let alone a topper. Its sorta like sleeping on a cardboard box. Didnt feel real safe cuz some of the cars that never left were run down. Fiqured they were possible permanant tenants. Broken or turned off ice machine. It did have a nice average size flat screen tv with lots of channels. Small continental breakfast. Table with 2 chairs and love seat

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank lauriewaltz
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KADLI, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Charles Town, responded to this review, September 19, 2014
Dear lauriewaltz,


On behalf of the staff and management, I would like to thank you for sharing a review with us 2013. My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. We have recently added a few mattresses and other furnishings in a percentage of our rooms. We have also added a new bedding package to many of our rooms. Hopefully, you will give us another opportunity in the future.


Regards,
Shiris-GM
Americas Best Value Inn-Charles Town, WV
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Enterprise, AL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If this and other reviews do not convince you to stay away then I don't know what to tell you. We made the mistake of using this as a last resort because it allowed pets and was located near the casino in town. This dump turned out to be close to $80 a night and I would not have paid more then $25 for the room. Every part of the room was disgusting and needs to be refurbished and for the amount of money that it costs to stay here, management should be able to afford an update. Luckily we were on our way to a backpacking trip and had our sleeping bags to use on top of the bed. My wife and I are not super picky and I have lived and worked all over the world staying in less then ideal locations from hole-in-the-walls, huts, abandoned buildings, war torn areas, hostels and half of them not having any modern conveniences in Europe and the Middle East and had a better experience. Do not stay here....

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank mp_max07
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KADLI, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Charles Town, responded to this review, September 19, 2014
Dear mp_max07,


Thank you for sharing your experience with us from 2013. Sorry for taking so long to respond. I am concerned about the issues you experienced. Although we are an older motel, we do our best to provide clean and comfortable rooms at affordable prices. The surrounding hotels are charging much higher prices due to the Racetrack nearby. Please know that we have recently hired and trained new housekeepers. I apologize for any inconveniences.


Regards,
Shiris-GM
Americas Best Value Inn-Charles Town, WV
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Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We selected this hotel because the hotel we normally stay at was fully booked. Went through Priceline as we have many times never selected a one star property before but just needed someplace to sleep a few hours and figured how bad could it be. Disgusting smell (not smoke) musty and nasty, checked the bed sheets cigarette burns, stained and couldn't tell if clean, blanket was worn with many holes, pulled the mattress pad back and disgusting urine stains. We did not even sit down, took keys to office window and left for 3 hour drive at 2:30 a.m. Told Priceline they should not even offer this place it is disgusting. Also, there is no shuttle to casino as ad lists. Wish I would have had a camera with us the condition of the bed was unbelievable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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4 Thank travelnutmex
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KADLI, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Charles Town, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Travelnutmex,

I appreciate the fact that you shared your experience with us. We are in the process of upgrading our bedding package. I am sorry that your room was not up to standard. I am addressing these issues with our staff. Our goal is for each of our guests to have a memorable experience with us.


Regards,
Shiris-GM
Americas Best Value Inn-Charles Town, WV
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I am sorry I did not check the tripadvisor before coming to this place but I was hoping for aleast a clean place to stay for a couple days at the Horse Track! Dirty bath tub/shower, slow to no running water the sink and the manager/clerk only gave "I donot know why, my manager said this is ok"

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank William T
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KADLI, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Charles Town, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear William T,

Thank you for sharing your concerns with us. I am not sure if there were any specific issues we could address regarding your stay? We would have gladly switched your room or informed housekeeping to address the issues if we had known. I am sorry we could not meet your expectations.


Regards,
Shiris-GM
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Virginia
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29 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is not a new place by any means. If you're looking for five star this is not it. The beds are a little lumpy but not too bad. There is coffee in the room, and you can get a refrigerator on request. There is a microwave for use in the office. Staff is friendly.

If you need a quaint, clean place to stay close to the action, this is it. Right across the road is the casino as well as Charlestown Race Track. Next door is the Mountain View Diner. Down home cooking with great breakfasts available 24 hours. Martins grocery is a short drive and well stocked 24/7.

Harpers Ferry is about a ten to fifteen minute drive and makes a delightful day trip.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank RG2B
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KADLI, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Charles Town, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear RG2B,

Thank you for posting a review with us. I appreciate your sincere feedback. I am also glad to hear that you enjoyed our convenient location to the Racetrack and Casino. We hope that you stay with us again in the future!


Regards,
Shiris-GM
Americas Best Value Inn-Charles Town, WV
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

For $100 bucks a night this place was an all out poop hole..Completely disgusting! Smelled so bad like a porter potty I couldn't sleep. Towels looked dirty with what looked like crusty semen stains and sheets were stained. It made my skin crawl. Don't stay here.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Peaceloveandturtles
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KADLI, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Charles Town, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Peaceloveandturtles,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I apologize for the housekeeping issues you encountered. We provide clean and fresh linens in each of our guestrooms. Perhaps there could have been an issue with our laundry equipment that day. We would have gladly exchanged your towels upon request.


Regards,
Shiris-GM
Americas Best Value Inn-Charles Town, WV
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Address: 807 Willow Spring Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414 (Formerly Knights Inn - Charles Town)
Location: United States > West Virginia > Charles Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Charles Town
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Charles Town 1.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn of Charles Town, WV, located in eastern West Virginia. Charles Town is less than five miles from the Virginia and Maryland borders. This town was founded by Charles Washington, brother of George Washington, in 1780. Our hotel is conveniently located near the famous Harpers Ferry National Park where many great events took place, and one of the best local attractions to visit. We are within walking distance of the American Military University, Jefferson County Museum, and Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Improve your handicap by playing a round of golf at Locust Hill Golf Course. Local restaurants include Shu Chen Restaurant, Mediterranean Cafe, and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill.Our pet friendly hotel is the ideal place to stay when visiting historical Charles Town. Wake up and enjoy our free continental breakfast served daily, catch up on current events and local news while enjoying a cup of coffee in our seating area. Take advantage of our laundry facility. The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races offers free pre-scheduled shuttle service available all day to our guests. Stay connected with wireless high-speed Internet access available in our lobby area and select rooms. A peaceful night awaits you in one of our well equipped guest room with amenities including a coffeemaker, satellite TV with HBO, radio, hairdryer, desk with lamp, table and chairs, and free wake-up service. A microwave and mini-fridge may be available upon request. At Americas Best Value Inn Charles Town, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more   less 
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