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“Nice stay in an emergency” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Magnuson Hotel Mountain View
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Covington
Hurricane, West Virginia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice stay in an emergency”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

My son and I were traveling from a soccer tournament in Williamsburg VA back to WV during a terrible snow storm. We had driven about 6 hours and decided that we could not make it any further because of the road conditions. I had seen this motel sitting by the road many times from our trips going past Covington, so when we got off from the interstate that night, we headed up the hill to this Best Western. The staff were friendly and and lobby was clean. The gas fireplace offered a nice touch and we warmed ourselves there for a while. Our room wasn't anything special, but it was clean and spacious. The beds were comfortable and we slept well. The restaraunt was already closed by the time we arrived so we just made a short trip out to get something and eat back in the room to relax. The TV was very nice and the Wi-Fi worked well for us as well. We used the coupon for a free breakfast in the morning, which we received upon check-in. The wait staff was friendly and we had a nice hot breakfast while looking out the windows at the snow. This stay was very nice for having to find a hotel in an emergency.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Scott M
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CovingtonLodging, Front Office Manager at Magnuson Hotel Mountain View, responded to this review, March 22, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share feedback regarding your stay at our Best Western in
Covington, VA.
We appreciate your comments about what you liked and enjoyed during your stay with us,
as well as, any comments and suggestions on areas that we could improve upon.
We hope that you will consider our property again on any of your future travels.

Sincerely,

Troy Peters
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

I was traveling through the area in the middle of a snow storm. I decided I couldn't drive anymore so I pulled off looking for a hotel. I'm very glad I found this one, and I was pleasantly surprised. Very clean with a friendly staff. The beds were very comfortable. You even get a free breakfast voucher for the restaurant.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Halfbrook
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CovingtonLodging, Front Office Manager at Magnuson Hotel Mountain View, responded to this review, March 22, 2012
Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your stay at our Best Western in Covington,
VA.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found your room comfortable.
We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know. I hope that you will consider us again
on any of your future travels.

Sincerely,

Troy Peters
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Silicon Valley, California
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117 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

Friendly and efficient staff, but threadbare and a bit depressing. The room smelled of air freshener, probably an attempt to mask the effect of 20 years of smokers. The free breakfast was good, and the free Internet worked fine. One fun thing is that the hotel has a popular bar, which gets a good local Saturday night crowd, which was fun for mingling with residents of this heartland mill town. In the end I had a decent night's sleep.

In summary, humble, but reasonable value.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank TravelinFieldGuy
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CovingtonLodging, Front Office Manager at Magnuson Hotel Mountain View, responded to this review, March 22, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share feedback regarding your stay at our Best Western in
Covington, VA.
We appreciate your comments about what you liked and enjoyed during your stay with us,
as well as, any comments and suggestions on areas that we could improve upon.
I hope that you will consider our property again on any of your future travels.

Sincerely,

Troy Peters
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Newton Falls, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

Older property that appears to be adequately maintained. The hotel has a decent breakfast area (hot breakfast). Wifi is available. The hotel is old so the rooms are kinda small - especially the bathrooms. I would stay here again if the price was right.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jimbo247
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Knoxville TN
Level Contributor
38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

hidden off the Interstate and up on a hill, wonderful property where locals are the staff members, very friendly

Room Tip: make sure the a/c works in the room, however it was repaired within 30 minutes
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Sandy2037
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Davenport, Iowa
Level Contributor
51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

It got late at night while driving and we just had to pull over. Three hotels in same area but we stayed here. Great luck! First the good stuff. The check in was painless. The receptionist walked us through how to get room service, breakfast in the morning, and entertainment for the evening. There was a band playing that night and they expected a crowd (which showed up). The room was huge, two queen beds, dated but very clean, LCD TV, and soft towels (nothing like the sandpaper we have had in other hotels). Checkout was a breeze and the receptionist in the morning was genuinely interested to know our opinion of the hotel.
Now the bad stuff ... and there wasn't much. The band playing that night had a few fans that were jumping on cars in the parking lot. I assume the cars were theirs but I was concerned for my car. The band played until 2AM. We were given rooms on the backside of the hotel, away from the band, but you could hear the music - but not too much. Overall it was a great overnight stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank tjys
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charleston,illinois
Level Contributor
105 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2011

My wife and I were coming back to Illinois from her brothers in Virginia/Virginia Beach area.. We drove until we needed to stop. We inquired at this Best Western in Covington, WV after inquiring at two others at the same exit. Rooms were clean and quiet. The pool was a nice size outdoor pool. People swimming were not noisy, and our room overlooked the pool. The hotel had a nice business area to check email. The next morning, we went down for their free breakfast. To our surprise, it was cooked to order. It had nice breakfast choices. The wait staff was great and service was quick. Everyone was extremely pleasant. Next time through the area, it will be our first choice. We thought the price could be a little better due to the fact the hotel was only half full.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Pheenom38
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Property: Magnuson Hotel Mountain View
Address: 820 East Madison Street, Covington, VA 24426 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Mountain View)
Location: United States > Virginia > Covington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Covington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Hotel Mountain View 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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