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“Clean but damp smelling room with grumpy service”

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Super 8 Dunbar/Charleston Area
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dunbar
Reviewed August 27, 2010

We had stayed at another Super 8 and received great service. The guy at the check-in desk when we arrived at this one was really grumpy and seemed annoyed that we had a coupon. He gave us a room on the third floor (no elevator). The room was clean and spacious but smelled as if the carpet had been cleaned and had not had not dried quickly enough and was starting to go mouldy. We got used to it though and after a while we stopped noticing it. We went to sleep quite late and could hear other people in the corridor quite late - don't stay here if you're a light sleeper. Was a bit weird not having anywhere to sit in the lobby to eat breakfast. Would not stay here again. With the coupon and tax we paid $60 for the night. Have stayed in much better motels for the same or less. Good things: the WIFI worked and the bed was comfortable - but you would expect that from most motels.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2010

When traveling with pets, it is hard to find a decent hotel. We found this hotel to be clean and very pet friendly. The staff were very friendly and helpful, room was clean and quiet. Breakfast was ok, great coffee.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2010

Great hotel! Very clean and service was great. I would have liked to see waffles at breakfast though.

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Reviewed October 29, 2009

Based on several other reviews around the Charleston area, I went ahead and shelled out the extra $20/night for a motel without hot & cold running roaches.

Check-in:
When I pulled into the parking lot, I had to circle the building to find an open space, and was a bit concerned about the neighborhood. A couple of the first floor (smoking) rooms were missing their wall AC units, and I could see through the vent hole into the room!! Fortunately the 3rd floor room I received was clean, although the place had definitely seen better days.

The single king bed was on top of 2 double-sized box springs, one of which was severely sagging. On the plus side, the linens and blanket were clean after I tossed the bedspread on the lazy-boy.

The tub didn't have any of the stains other reviewers noticed at this motel, but it had gotten a re-bath at some point, and squeaked wherever I stepped. There was plenty of hot water, which is a necessity for me.

I didn't remember seeing it advertised on the motel's website, but the room also had a micro-fridge that seemed to be in good condition.

Morning:
Breakfast was a bare-minimum continental served in the lobby, and there weren't any tables in the "breakfast area" which meant balancing a bowl of cereal and coffee up 3 flights of stairs (no elevator).

Both the night and morning attendants were friendly and pleasant, despite having to field phone calls and a couple other guests at the same time.

I had called ahead to make sure they had an iron & board, and was pleasantly surprised that the board was a full size fold-up instead of the usual tabletop dorm-sized board.

Final Impressions:
If you need a cheap, clean room with quick access to downtown Charleston, this is probably one of the best motels available. As far as value is concerned, I probably could have gotten a better deal 10-20 miles down the road.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 24, 2009

We stopped for the night on our way to the coast. It was convenient, right off the interstate and better than sleeping in the car. We had a sort of half basement room and I looked out the window at the wheels and underbelly of a semi. The room smelled funny and the full size bed was way too soft. I know most people complain about hard beds but this felt like a big duffel bag stuffed with socks.

The only service we had was check-in and check-out, which went smoothly. Continental breakfast, even for free (included in the $75 for the room) was lame.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2008

Hotel was clean and comfy, staff was freindly, stores very near by, eating places within walking distance, Very Pet Freindly. Great cozy little place.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled on business
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Thank buuger
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Reviewed July 1, 2005

Me and my husband were forced to stay at this motel after a concert and the roads were dangerous to drive on due to snow. When arriving to our room, the heat felt as though it had not been on in days. We had to take blankets and cover up just to eat the pizza that we ordered. It was bad when the pizza delivery guy told us that its colder in our room that outside. The bathroom had hair in the tub and on the floor. The motel in general seemed a little outdated. I wouldnt recommend this motel to anyone unless they want to turn some heat on in the winter and Air on in the summer.

  • Stayed: February 2005
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Address: 911 Dunbar Ave, Dunbar, WV 25064-3126
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Location: United States > West Virginia > Dunbar
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dunbar
Price Range: $66 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Dunbar/Charleston Area 2*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our newly renovated Super 8 Dunbar / Charleston Area hotel, conveniently located off Interstate 64 near Mardi Gras Casino & Resort. Our completely non-smoking hotel in Dunbar offers easy access to Charleston-area attractions as well as amenities like free parking for your truck, bus or RV. Sleep well on brand new bedding and pillow-top mattresses in your newly renovated guest room, and start your day off right with free SuperStart continental breakfast. Check on local events or catch up on work with free Wi-Fi, available throughout our pet-friendly Dunbar hotel. We offer guest laundry facilities for your convenience, as well as handicapped-accessible rooms. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. ... more   less 
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