I stayed one night at the Clarion Hotel Morgan while in town for the Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon. I lodged here for the same race two years ago as well. Both visits were great!
The Facility: The building is old; historic, in fact. Some may be scared off by this, but I welcome the opportunity to stay in atypical hotels. Overall it is an interesting building that is well preserved.
Parking: FREE valet parking! Yes, FREE! I walked everywhere when I checked in, but upon check out the service was quick. I hope I gave the employee a decent tip. He had the car cooled and ready for me, at the door, within minutes.
My Room: I found my room to be very clean and spacious! The furnishings were a little tired, and there were a few minor cosmetic blemishes, such as a scratched armoire, a piece of wallpaper that was peeling, and a foggy window with a broken seal. I read reviews and didn't go into the experience expecting a new, pristine environment. I was not disappointed, although it would have been nice to see out the window.
Breakfast: I was happy to find that the breakfast started early enough (6:30 AM, I think) for me to grab a quick bite before dashing off for the race. The food was average. It served its purpose. I think I ate a muffin and a yogurt, while sipping decent hotel coffee.
Location: Fabulous! It's a 5 minute walk to the riverfront park and to the beautiful trail that's part of the race course. The hotel is also about a 5 minute walk from downtown Morgantown, offering food, shops a brewery, and other businesses. I loved the proximity to the park where shuttles took runners to the starting line. I was able to pick up my race packet, hustle back to my room to store the race shirt, and make it back in time to catch the shuttle.
Staff: Very friendly and helpful! The guys at the front desk gave me accurate walking directions to the park, the trail, and the downtown area. They assisted me in setting up the internet connection, and they were extremely apologetic when my key didn't work after the race.
Value: I was able to get a discounted rate for the race. At the price I payed, the value was great! I'm not sure how different my special event rate was from the typical rate.
I would definitely stay here again for this event, and would recommend it to out of town runners as well.
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Morgantown
- Clarion Morgantown
- Morgantown Clarion