This was my 4th visit to the Old Clark Inn, and I always love coming back to visit. It's very reasonably priced, and the folks who run it take very good care of the building and the guests. The place is spotlessly clean, and the decor is homey with nice pictures and knick-knacks around the common areas. They welcome bikers--both motorcyclists and bicyclists will be treated with warm friendliness and accommodated well. If you're into pedaling, the Greenbrier River Trail is fantastic, and it's just a block away!
Although it's called an inn, it's really a B&B. The front door has a keypad lock, and each room has its own key-locking door. Some rooms have private bathrooms and/or TVs, but others don't. Each room is unique so you need to be sure to specify what you want and need when making a reservation. It's a creaky old building so don't be surprised if the stairs/doors/floors squeak. All part of the charm. The landscaping outside is very pretty, and I got to see hummingbirds on the porch.
Breakfast is served in the common room from 7:30 to 8:30. They typically have fruit, cereal, oatmeal, bagels, toast, coffee, and juice.
The only thing I don't like about the Old Clark Inn is the showers. They have those ultra-low-flow shower heads that barely spray enough water to rinse the shampoo from your hair. Otherwise, the place is great, and I'm sure I'll be back again soon!
One word of warning about dining in Marlinton: There are only a couple of restaurants in town, and most of them close at 8 PM (along with just about everything else in town). Don't plan to eat a late dinner, or you'll be eating pizza from the gas station.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover value & hospitality in a unique lodging experience. We are a popular, old-timey, small town inn with clean cozy rooms and plenty of common areas where you can relax and feel at home. Relaxed and Informal, Free Breakfast, High-speed Internet Access, American Owned Mom & Pop, In Town, Walk to Restaurants & Shops. ... more less