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Hawks Nest Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ansted
Reviewed 7 June 2014

stayed here 12 years ago . was nice. decided to go back . booked a room with a king bed and a view of the gorge. got there and our view was the parking lot. did not have another room. went to the restaurant, they were out of most everything on the menu. this was 4 hours before they closed. food was awful. room was very old and outdated

Room Tip: our room was very quiet on the 4th floor. just no view from ours.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

West Virginia state run park but clean efficient but not luxury rooms. The bed was comfortable and the view was awesome overlooking the guards down to the river. As I sat on my balcony, I could see the Hawks soaring in circles above the river which really added to my time there. By all means have dinner at the restaurant and you'll be served by the locals who are friendly yet give great service and serve comfort meals. Great location along route 60 as you head from Charleston to the new River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Choochoo20
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Hotel is on State Park property, actual address is Ansted (not far from Beckley). Booked room with view of the Gorge and the view with definitely worth the extra $7, spectacular view of the New River from the balcony. Nice outdoor pool and did the GSYP trail down to the river and then back up with the aerial tramway which was very nice. Rooms dated and basic but very clean. The onsite restaurant is operated by a separate owner but you go there for the free continental breakfast which is very basic (no waffles or yoghurt for example just toast,cereals, grits and oatmeal). We did have dinner there as well which was excellent (the meat loaf and prawn basket), lovely friendly staff as well.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

If you want great views and a convenient location to the air tram, jet boat ride and hiking trails, it is all right there. Sacrifice a little luxury but not cleanliness. Restaurant breakfast is horrible, the complementary one and the one that cost $5.99. Skip it and have make a different plan. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would love to go back in the fall for that gorge view!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Stayed here with family for whitewater rafting on the Gauley and
New Rivers. The lodge is definitely not up to par with hotels in other states, but this is in the mountain districts of one of the poorest states in the union, so you can't find too much fault with it. They do a great job with what they have. Rooms can be rough-looking but they are clean and liveable. The lodge staff does a great job cleaning, this is a place where sheets are actually washed every day! The beds are very nice, and if you can forgive appearances the room will serve you well for sleeping. Bathrooms were good, water temp. and pressure were faultless, but the bathrooms are rather small and look like they could do with some renovation. They have a restaurant but it isn't that good, so dine out somewhere. Breakfast is meager but acceptable.

Room Tip: The view is fantastic, get a room with one, you won't regret it.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Loved the view, loved the rooms......had a view of the Gorge and it was beautiful....went on a jet boat ride to view the bridge closer, awesome ride......lots of fun, would be a great place to just stay and ride all around to view everything....a great motorcycle trip, they are very motorcycle friendly...

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank debrawmi
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

If you want a place absolutely silent and pitch dark of a night, with the sounds of the river and trails to lull you to sleep, this is it. The breeze coming in had a chill and was refreshing. The rooms are small but adequate for a night's sleep. The water pressure was great, no vent in the bathroom. Take drinks, the machines empty fast. Don't expect a night life unless you drive. There is a Gino's for excellent pizza and Tudor's for breakfast. The gas station closes but has all you might need if you get there before. Views are spectacular. The restaurant is convenient and the food is just fine, this isn't a big city restaurant folks, just real food that's edible. I'm from the area but had never stayed and for the price, loved it. I could love with that view and sounds. There are tennis courts and a kids playground, overlook, tram, boat rides, etc.

Room Tip: Choose a gorge view. Basement rooms are not wheelchair accessible, keep that in mind.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hawks Nest Lodge

Address: 177 West Main St, Ansted, WV
Region: United States > West Virginia > Ansted
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ansted
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On Highway 19 outside of Beckley into the mountains and Hawks Nest State Park. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hawks Nest Hotel Beckley

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