My wife and I stayed at the Inn three days before the Columbus holiday weekend and it was fantastic! I travel a lot for my job and usually stay in the standard chains, I'm falling back in love with motor inns for my personal time in the outdoors. The Marlinton Motor Inn is great for a step back to comfortable times. How great is it to walk twenty feet from the room to your car? Excellent. The rooms are large and comfortable and super clean. Maybe not pillow top matteresses and huge screen TV, but I'm not in beautiful Pocahontas County to lie in bed and turn my brains into bran flakes with daytime and reality TV. In an area like this one should be outside soaking up the beauty and resources that are everywhere. A room is to sleep and shower and this place perfectly fits the bill.
The restaurant serves great standard fare with some great special items. Good menu choices and breakfast is what it shoulf be in the mountain outdoors. Check out the roast beef for dinner, salads are all very fresh, and breakfast is robust and tasty.
All of the staff are friendly and helpful, but I would like to give special kudos to Leslie who is a restaurant waitress. She is way beyond good. She waited on us for four out of the five meals we had and she is above and beyond the standard service you might expect. She served two large tables and four booths on Saturday morning all by herself and didn't miss a beat. I'm sure she isn't paid enough, so make sure to tip well! Note to management, be sure to give this young lady some time of to rest when you can, you can't afford to burn her out and lose her.
Did I mention this place is very clean? We will stay here again every time we travel to the area, it feels like home. I just hope Pocahontas County continues to protect and display the beautiful natural resources they have been so blessed with and don't fall into the old trap of short term resource extraction in the name of fast money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Featuring swimming pool, jacuzzi, restaurant, lounge, and Fenton Art Glass gift shop. 72 extra large rooms with refrigerators, coffee makers, and cable. non-smoking & smoking rooms available ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marlinton Motor Hotel Marlinton