My son and I were wrapping up a multi-state roadtrip on our way back up to northern Ohio and made reservations at the Waterfront. My expectations were high given the price of this hotel and a number one rating on Tripadvisor. The hotel was disappointing.
Upon arrival, there was a group of quite drunk young men hanging out in the front entrance - given this is where they were able to easily go outside and smoke from the bar on the first floor. All well and good for some fun on a Saturday night, but right in front of the entrance and then calling out to my 11 year old son to ask, "how's it goin bud" - not appropriate or professional for this type of establishment.
I thought - hey, it happens, at least we'll be able to get our room and enjoy a quiet evening. The check in went smooth and the staff was very friendly. I thought the decor in the lobby was a bit dated, but it only got worse when I got to the room. What was truly appalling however, was the lack of cleanliness and care of the facilities. There were holes in the wall, a strange stain on the ceiling (yes - must see photo), spots on the carpet, and what appeared to be mold in the shower caulking. Maybe we got the party room and they just didn't have the chance to get things in order - but given the decor and strange odor in the hallway, I believe this is the norm throughout.
My recommendation is to search out alternatives to this hotel - not sure what they are like in Morgantown, but I would be surprised if you could not find a place for less money that takes better care to offer their clients clean and well kept accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Waterfront Place Hotel, overlooking the picturesque Monongahela River in Morgantown, West Virginia. This beautiful, full-service Wharf District hotel boasts 205 well-appointed guest rooms and suites with an abundance of amenities, making this premier waterfront hotel perfect for business and leisure travelers alike. Guests enjoy luxurious bedding, free high speed wireless Internet, a beautiful indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, on-site dining, availability of spa services, room service, flat screen televisions, and much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waterfront Place Morgantown
- Hotel Waterfront Place