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“Came for piece and quiet, got the king suite....dissappointed beyond.” 1 of 5 stars
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Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   1 Lakeview Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505-9282 (Formerly Lakeview Scanticon Resort and Conference Center)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 22 hotels in Morgantown
Fairmont, West Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Came for piece and quiet, got the king suite....dissappointed beyond.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

When we called to make the reservation we explained we want one of the best suites available and we want quiet, that was very important. We were told we were in a very quiet room, newly remodeled, with jacuzzi tub in the room. They couldn't have been more wrong! Not one minute of quiet, it's actually 11:45 pm and they have the music cranked up. I honestly don't see anything remodeled or if this is, it's bad choices. Definitely nothing fancy in this hotel.jacuzzi is nice, but you don't get HOT water for more then a few minutes.

Could've been a nice place

Room Tip: Ask for more than two towels...bad!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Stefanie A, Director of Sales at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience and recent stay at Lakeview, we are currently going under our second phase of renovation of the property, we would love for you to give Lakeview another chance in your future travel needs as we take pride in our guests experiences.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

A quick football stay--all the other rooms were sold out in MGW. Bought it on priceline for half the adverstised rate. The staff at the desk threw the word "priceline" at our party and two other parties checking in like it was a bad word. Really. If you don't like Priceline, don't accept their reservations.
Check-in was not available at 4:30+ so, we had to go to the game without checking in.Very scary going back to a hotel at midnight to get your room key on a sold out night.
The management rep at check-in was very helpful and worked to resolve our issue and make us happy. Plus +2 for the skills of Ms. M. The regular staff on the desk was not as helpful and obviously (at midnight) some of them were tired of irate customers. The couple ahead of us had two priceline rooms--but the hotel could only find one. And so, the staff berated Priceline and said "there's nothing I can do." I did not have this problem.
The rooms are an older style of construction with interior halls and a/c/heat units on the outside of the room under the window (pass-thru). The unit in our room had problems with the temperature control--ice cold by the window (thermostat on unit) and roasting out in the room away from the window. Older style room ac/heat units often have this problem in my experience. Unit worked well, thermostat was just wildly inaccuate.
Room (refurbished apparently) was moderately worn and reasonably clean. There were some signs of grime, mildew and hard water stains. Mattress seemed average to fair--springy and saggy. All amenities in the room were of the low-end variety. Tv was nice. Linens were nice. My room seemed quiet. Good wifi.

General hotel lobby and common areas were ok; stairwells and other common areas came across as far more industrial/public facility than resort. Grimy carpets and institutional concrete decor beyond the lobby/restaurant. Indoor pool looked very nice as did fitness center.

Sports bar was the highlight of the public areas; lots of tv's and nice design/view. Prices on food were high--the "resort" is a bit isolated and your unlikely to want to drive anywhere after having any beverages. Here's a note: cokes in vending machine were $2.00 16oz. In the bar/pro shop? $2.50. so....if you've got thirsty kids, you better bring some soda's with you. Just one example of the prices. Same price for water too, I think.

Breakfast buffet was WAAAY overpriced and underdone. Buffet pan eggs, fried cubed potatoes and soggy bacon for $13. AVOID AVOID. Staff was very nice.

So, in winter, lacking the ambiance of the lake and lot's of outdoor kid's activities, the hotel is a solid 2.5. Good value under $80. In the summer? It might be quite a bit nicer and worth more. I can see the draw of the place for weddings and meetings; very nice banquet room, nice bar, great views. People are very unlikely to try and drive out of here to go somewhere else...so just stay in and enjoy the party. But, this is no higher than a 3 star IMHO.

Last point: I"m not a fitness nut or golfer. There is a wonder fitness center and golf course just outside the front door. With the gym, indoor pool, sports bar, lake etc.... this might be a very ideal vacation spot for some.

Pros: low cost (on PL), close to WVU, scenic, rustic (in a good way), nice staff. Great activities.

Cons: showing it's age, high use equals some grime and wear, breakfast was low quality and high price. Not an elegant hotel--more of a place to party and have fun.

Overall, a good stay with a few bumps along the way. Glad I didn't pay rack rate.

Room Tip: Do not accept a room which has not been renovated.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stefanie A, Manager at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for the feedback from your recent stay with us. We are very excited to be embarking on a major renovation that will restore this historic resort to its original charm. We hope you will give us another opportunity to showcase this new product.

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New Martinsville, WV
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Our recent science teachers' conference at Lakeview was fabulous. The staff, especially Steve, Logan, Janet and Syndy, made our experience five star. The location was nice and the updates apparent. Even though Mother Nature surprised us all with a bad storm and resulting power outage, the conference went on successfully. The staff bent over backwards to help us in any way possible. We'll definitely return! Linda F.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stefanie A, General Manager at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback regarding your event with us. I was a pleasure to work with you and your team on this great event. We hope to see you back in the near future.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed with a group recently at the Lakeview. Not impressed. No elevators in our part of the large facility, section E. place is dated and was crowded the weekend we were there. Room keys wouldn't work after 3 renewals!

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stefanie A, Director of Sales at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Lakeview would like to apologize for any inconviences that you may have experienced during your stay with us. The resort is currently under renovation that will be completed by the end of the first quarter. We would also like to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay so that we are able to make the proper changes based on our guests needs.
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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The staff and wedding specialist at Lakeview were beyond AMAZING especially Rachel who helped with all the details, Toni who had the servers on point and did an amazing job with the service, and Steve the general manager for always making sure we were taken care of!! They were all pleasant to work with and listened to every detail including the smallest requests. Our wedding was on a Sunday with over 200 guests. Everything was done to perfection!! From a special room to get our hair done in with my large bridal party to the set up of our reception. I was able to be relaxed that morning while getting ready knowing the reception was one thing I didn't have to worry about. Rachel even came down in the morning while we were all getting our hair done to make sure I didn't need anything and that we were taken care of. I've never worked with so many different people who were all so genuine, caring, and excited for my Husband and I. I don't think anything could have gone more perfect if we tried. We had NY Strip Steak, Salmon with Dill Sauce, and the Chicken Fromage. Hats off to the chef!! I know its hard making such a large amount of food without anyone complaining, but they pulled it off at our reception. Our reception was in Reflections Ballroom which has picture windows overlooking the lake. A breathtaking view. Our hor dourves were served in the library, which was set beautifully. The display of the fruit and vegetables were exquisite. Food service was extremely fast and normally with 200 + guests you will hear of someone not being satisfied but all we got were compliments on how good everything was. The bartenders were fabulous. They were efficient and the drinks were great. Guests who stayed at the hotel said there rooms were very nice. Spacious, comfortable, and new flat screen TV's. I could go on and on about how wonderful Lakeview is and especially the staff we worked with! We are one happily married couple with the wedding of our dreams to remember for a life time!

Room Tip: The Governor's Suite is AMAZING!!! Spacious with Gorgeous views and conveniently located next to...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stefanie A, Director of Sales at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Lakeview would like to thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write about your wedding experience. I will be sure to let all the staff know how wonderful they made your special day for you and your husband. Be sure to stop in and say Hi in the future, and or contact us for any additional needs that you may need!
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augusta, wv
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I recently attended a wedding at Lakeview and it was excellant! You could not ask for anything better! The service was outstanding at the reception with our choice of meals cooked just right. Staff were friendly and welcoming. There was no disappointment waiting for your food....We had time to enjoy family and friends while being completely taken care of. Considering the amount of rooms available there was no problem having sleeping quarters available for our out of town guests. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The following morning we all met for breakfast with the buffet provided by Lakeview. Again a wonderfull job with omelets made to order. Who could ask for more to make your wedding guests feel at home? If you want a great wedding experience, I highly recomend Lakeview Resort...Morgantown.

Room Tip: Indoor pool was excellant....I would recomend a room near the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stefanie A, Director of Sales at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Lakeview would like to thank you for taking the time to write about your stay and experience attending a wedding. We take pride in exceeding our guests needs and won "Best of the Knot" for our wedding performance. We look forward to you and your family staying in the future!
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Grafton, West Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I've been to many events where Lakeview has been the food and service provider and when my bride and I began to plan our wedding, there was no question who I wanted as our caterer. Steve Sharkey, Rachel Walker and their staff were awesome!
Our reception was outdoors at a remote location and it rained all day! Rachel surprised us and showed up early in the day to help with decorating details and and stayed to the very end. When Steve and his staff arrived it was pouring. Upon arrival, he adjusted the original game plan, because of the rain, and they promptly set up.
The food was plentiful and delicious! (Not to mention beautifully presented!) Throughout the evening and even the days that followed, we've gotten many compliments about our caterer.
Lakeview has a very professional catering service. From the planning to the clean up and everything between, they are hard to beat!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stefanie A, Director of Sales at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Lakeview would like to thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write about your experience. We take pride in putting our guests needs first and going above and beyond in service and experience. We look forward to doing business with you and your family in the future and thank you again for letting us be apart of your special day!
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Address: 1 Lakeview Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505-9282 (Formerly Lakeview Scanticon Resort and Conference Center)
Location: United States > West Virginia > Morgantown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 22 hotels in Morgantown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
West Virginia’s Top Family Resort. Nestled in the rolling hills of West Virginia and only 10 miles south of the Pennsylvania border, Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier golf resort destinations. On 500 pristine acres sits two championship West Virginia golf courses, great accommodations, unforgettable weddings, productive meetings and fun for the whole family. We offer a variety of West Virginia's best stay and play golf packages including golf, accommodations and dining. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lakeview Scanticon Hotel Morgantown
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