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“Get Ready to see the Stars in Morgantown”

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Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place
Ranked #4 of 25 Hotels in Morgantown
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Greenville, North Carolina
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246 reviews
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“Get Ready to see the Stars in Morgantown”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

The Waterfront is filled with surprises. You might see Jerry West, U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, the Governor or any of hundreds of the movers and shakers of the state of West Virginia in the lobby or restaurants. The rooms are spacious, well appointed and consumer friendly. The only thing I would add -- and this is a pet pieve -- is free WIFI on all floors. I just cannot imagine not offering free WIFI in this age where travelers want and need to stay connected. It appears that the hotel is owned or, at least, operated by the University. I spoke to many of the staff and they seemed to have a great handle on what it takes to keep hotel users happy. The Waterfront does just that. It is an oasis among lesser hotels and motels centered around West Virginia University. You do need to be aware that there are a lot of University activities and meetings held at the hotel that push availability. For instance, on football game weekends, there is a two-night minimum stay required; even if you could get a reservation, which you cannot unless you books at least a year in advance. That can be troublesum for those traveling long distances and wanted to be part of the action related to WVU. But non-game reservations are much easier to book. The restaurant and bar operations are first class. You just don't expect the wide food menu. There are two bars: one a sports bar and the other catering to connecting movers and shakers to a singular place to gather. There are several nice riverfront eateries within walking distance from the hotel; but you won't go wrong in quality or price at the hotel's restaurants and bars. We absolutely adore this hotel and make axcuses to stay there. Try it. You will love it!

Room Tip: Riverside rooms have the best view of the river and locks
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Warren, MI
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

I was very satisfied with my stay at Waterfront Place.

Check in was handled by a friendly professional desk agent. I was assigned a room on the 9th floor. The elevators were lightning fast. The lobby and guest room hallways were well furnished and very clean.

The room was very nice. The carpeting was newer and in great shape. The large flat screen tv was a pleasant surprise. The bed was super comfortable and equipped with great bedding (including the former Radisson bed skirt). The room was very large and I had a great amount of space to spread out.

I've read the prior reviews about there only being wired internet in the guest rooms. I found a strong, dependable and fast wireless connection in my 9th floor room so perhaps this was added recently?

The location was great with a miles long blacktop riverwalk featured. In addition to the highly rated on-site restaurant there were numerous other restaurants easily walkable via the riverwalk.

The bathroom was the only thing that kept me from giving Waterfront Place a full 5 stars. The bathroom was huge and for the most part attractive with marble countertops. But there was one of the sconce lighting fixtures around the sink that was flickering constantly and made shaving a headache inducing endeavor. The grout in the shower also had a bit of mildew and didn't look quite as nice as the rest of the room.

All in all it was a very nice stay and I will definately stay here again when and if i'm in the Morgantown area.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Cypress, Texas
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

The rooms were spacious, comfortable and clean. The pizza from room service was delicious. The hotel staff was very friendly, and the hotel shuttle would take you anywhere you needed to go. There is free wired internet in the rooms, and the work desk is huge. I definitely recommend the hotel for business travelers.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

First stay at this hotel and it was wonderful! Enjoyed dinner and breakfast at their restaurant and some cocktails in the bar. Beds were very comfortable, nice linens, and bathroom was nice and clean. Good food, great service, and nice accommodations make it a perfect stay. Would love to go back again, but for pleasure.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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vacationmom103
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

After 4 visits to this hotel in the past year, I'm overdue for a review. My son is a student at WVU, this hotel is the PERFECT location for me as I enjoy walking to town via the riverwalk or having the hotel courtesy car give me a ride to my destination. The hotel exceeds all my needs; clean, safe, contemporary and comfortable, oh and affordable too. The rooms are spacious; I've stayed in double rooms with a riverview and city view. Recently we reserved a king suite; this room had a full dining room table and empty mini-fridge. No microwave or kitchen - which I consider a plus (nothing worse than other guests cooking a full meal near your room). There is a coffee maker/did not use. A pullout sofabed and adjoining king bedroom, two flat screen tv's. The hotel has room service, we ordered desserts late one night while watching a movie, I found the fees resonable. Service in the hotel is outstanding, the employees are very polite and accomodating, they seem happy to work at the hotel. The night front office manager (Michael?) is the best I've ever encountered, just gracious and welcoming. The hotel has a spa, pool and gym, none of which I utilized, but it's nice to know they have the services. The Morgantown Event Center is attached to the hotel, it's a gorgeous facility for convention services. I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else in Morgantown.

Room Tip: All floors seem good, recently I was by the ice machine and staff room. The ice machine was not a p...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Olathe, Kansas
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

Hotel was excellent. The staff was so friendly, all of them. The seared tuna at the Regatta restaurant is the best I have ever had. The price of staying here was worth every penny, pure enjoyment and pleasure. The atmosphere had guests chatting it up with each other and enjoying themselves. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Get a river view if possible.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2011

My husband & I were visiting West Va University for a meeting. This hotel was walking distance to the campus. The room was clean, modern, spacious and convenient

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place
Address: 2 Waterfront Pl, Morgantown, WV 26501-5954
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Location: United States > West Virginia > Morgantown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Morgantown
#4 Family Hotel in Morgantown
#5 Business Hotel in Morgantown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place 3.5*
Number of rooms: 207
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly transformed Morgantown Marriott is conveniently located one mile from West Virginia University and offers an airport shuttle, full-service spa, fitness center, pool, and a full-service Starbucks®. The hotel has nine floors with 207 guest rooms including eight suites, consisting of double-queen and king guest rooms, with river or city views available. Morgantown Marriott also offers concierge-level guest rooms. To ensure a comfortable stay for travelers, all rooms are equipped with complimentary high speed Internet, a desk, a mini refrigerator, a 55” television, and a coffee maker for early risers. Located within the hotel, Morgantown Marriott also houses 18 meeting rooms with more than 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space, perfect for business, weddings, parties and more. ... more   less 
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