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La Quinta Inn & Suites Elkview - Charleston NE
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Elkview
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law and I stayed for one night in this hotel recently on our way back to PA from Lexington, KY. The lady at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. We had a King Suite which had a pull-out sofa bed. The room was clean, smelled clean, and very up to date and modernized. It had a separate living area with it's own TV, separated with an acordian style door from the rest of the room. Bathroom had a jacuzzi tub and was exceptionally clean and well kept. Breakfast in the morning was delicious, lots of hot and cold items to choose from and not busy at all when we were there. I would stay here again if traveling through the area and recommend it to everyone. Not a bad thing to say about this place.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Driving from Oklahoma to Maryland (22 hours). I was too tired to drive the last 6 hours home, so I pulled into this parking lot. Clean lobby & friendly staff and a very comfy nights sleep (dead tired after 16 hours of driving). There is a Bob Evans (get the strawberry smoothie) & McDonalds steps from the front door. I highly recommend this hotel and would stay again if ever in the mountains of West Virginia.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Yes we have been here for 4 months because of a house fire and if our insurance hadn't paid for it I would be even more pissed. Our stay started off pretty well, it wasn't great by any stretch but livable. We stayed here for several reasons but as the time went along those reasons were harder and harder to remember. It started with staff turn over. Of the fifteen to twenty people that worked here when we arrived maybe four are left. The pool was shut down for repairs two months ago and the hot tube about one and a half months ago. The power flickered about a month ago and we lost internet service everywhere except the breakfast room which sent anyone needing this into a small area. It's not a big deal but we also lost HBO and though we just got internet service back we still don't have HBO. On numerous occassions housekeeping either did a poor job or didn't clean at all so we started cleaning ourselves. Thinking about that we should have charged them for this service. What makes this worse is we knew most of the staff and treated them well. This is not to say there hasn't been some good experiences but they were few and far between. Just in the last few days we had noticed a decline in the free breakfast bar and it turns out they haven't been paying their bill's so the suppliers haven't been suppling their goods, imagine that! Upon returning this evening I found the door open due to the latch position from housekeeping and it been that way for at least six hours. Everything we own was in this room!! Thank God nothing was missing but how can you say anything good about a place that sure seems to not care about the building.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

This hotel is a little off the beaten path (about 10 miles north of I-64), but because of that you pay less than if you stay right in Charleston. The hotel rooms are nicely furnished, beds very comfortable. It is very clean and inviting. The honeymoon suite has a nice private jacuzzi. Didn't use the pool, but looked in; it's really small. The complimentary breakfast is wonderful. Lots of hot and cold choices.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

A dead ladybug on our windowsill was our first indication that this property is not up to the usual standards that we have enjoyed during stays at Country Inns in other cities.

Do NOT believe the website's claim that this is the "newest Country Inn and Suites" in the Charleston area. It is not new. I suppose they are claiming that because it is under renovation; the entire 2nd floor was closed for renovation during our stay. The hotel is clearly an older property, and not well-maintained.

Other negatives:
- The room was sparsely/cheaply furnished: 2 very old double beds, a dresser/wall unit, and a small round table with two old chairs. There was no couch, desk, or even a comfortable chair.
- The room was not a suite, and had no refrigerator or microwave. The bedding was cheap, thin, and flimsy. We asked for extra blankets; they have none (ever - they don't stock extra blankets).
- Most of the hotel amentities were out of order. This included the whirlpool, ice machines on ALL 5 FLOORS (but the clerk did retrieve ice for us from the kitchen/pantry), business center computer, and even a lamp in our room.
- The hotel does not have roll-away beds. The info folder stated they have air mattresses available at no extra charge. But when we asked for one, we weren't surprised to learn that all of them were broken. (Fortunately, being a family of 5, we travel with a fold-up cot.)
- The pool had an slightly green tint to the water.

Positives:
- Location - easy on/off I-79, in a shopping center with a K-Mart and several restaurants (Subway, McD's, Bob Evans, Chinese, Mexican and more). We ate at the Mexican restaurant, and the hotel didn't seem so bad after a few margaritas.
- The breakfast selection is plentiful and good - especially the fresh fruit mix that included bite-sized grapefruit, pineapple, and orange segments - and pleased all my family with make-your-own waffles, biscuits/gravy, egg patties, sausage, potatoes, oatmeal, pastries, cereals, and more.
- The breakfast area and lobby are quite large and comfortable.
- Most of the staff seems friendly and professional (with the exception of one clerk at our arrival, who held her jaw and complained loudly about her toothache and the tardiness of the person scheduled to relieve her).
- The pool and surrounding area were very clean (and yes, we swam in the slightly green water with no problems - understanding that green tint can be found even in chemically-balanced pool water).
- Other than the dead ladybug on the windowsill, our room was clean. No sign of bedbugs, and the bathroom was clean right down to the grout.

We paid only $50 plus 5,000 Club Carlson points for the room, and for that price (and with a few margaritas), it was ok for a brief overnight stay. If you're staying in the area longer, you should look around for a better option.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Christi B
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

I have stayed at this hotel for the last 5 years the week of Thanksgiving while visiting family in the area. It is always clean and the staff is exceptionally friendly and very helpful. Rooms are a little worn but I believe that they have been doing renovations to fix them up some. The complimentary breakfast is very good.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Thank misstaz558
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

Nice, clean, hotel in Elkview, WV, off of I79. Big room for complimentary breakfast. Situated in a shopping ctr, which had a Bob Evans, and a few other fast food eateries. Heat unit in room could use some updating. Had an indoor pool and jacuzzi, which we didn't have time to try!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites Elkview - Charleston NE

Address: 101 Crossing Shopping Mall, Elkview, WV 25071 (Formerly Country Inn & Suites Charleston North Elkview)
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Location: United States > West Virginia > Elkview
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Elkview
Price Range: $112 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Elkview - Charleston NE 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After a good night's rest in one of our comfy beds, waking up to a healthy and hearty free Bright Side Breakfast is the first order of the day. At La Quinta Inn and Suites Elkview, we have guest rooms that will treat you with many of the comforts of home. Luxurious bedding and decor comes standard, and our rooms include amenities like a separate seating area from the bedroom, free wireless high-speed Internet access, 32" flat-screen TV with entertainment system, microwave, coffeemaker, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron & board, and much more. With its modern decor and convenient amenities, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Elkview provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere sure to please business and leisure travelers alike. We also offer an on-site fitness center and have a guest laundry. ... more   less 
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