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Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Marion
West Virginia
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Cheap rate and clean room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

Only spent one night. Therea are not a lot of Hotels in Marion to choose from, this was adjoined to a EconoLodge which i believe had the same owners. It didn't appear to be as nice as the Best Value Inn. We had no issues with our room or the service. There is a really good diner inside that serves a really good hot "homemade" breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Hotel1st, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Dear WVblast,

Thank you for sharing an honest review with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you come stay with us again if you should return to the area!


Regards,
Matt-Manager
Americas Best Value Inn-Marion, VA
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Brush Creek, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

As there is not to many places to stay in Marion, we decided to stay here. We had to attend a funeral and just drove in from FL. First thing we noticed upon opening the door was a pile of leaves inside the room by the front door Second thing was the snake skin lying in the middle of the room. As we had little choice, we complained to the front desk.who promptly said "sorry" and that was that. Never again will I stay at this place!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Hotel1st, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Dear silverdriver20,

I appreciate the fact that you took time to post a review with us. I apologize for not responding in a timely manner. The hotel is under new ownership since your stay. We have updated our facilities such as painting, carpeting. We try our best to correct any issues and are disappointed to hear about the matter. If there is any way that you could give us another opportunity to serve you, please let me know.


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Matt-Manager
Americas Best Value Inn-Marion, VA
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

This motel is one a of trend of formerly decent motels being bought out by people from India, who proceed to run them as a family business, squeezing every penny to make a profit. The motel was originally a "Best Western" built to attract traveler off nearby I-81. The motel is showing evidence of beginning to run down - the 20 plus year old ice machine (that was supposed to serve the entire motel) was nonfunctional with the owner expressing little concern for repair; there were roofing shingles from a recent storm blown around the grounds that the owners made no effort to pick up over several days while we were there, rooms were A/C by the old style units at the base of windows that made a lot of noise, ceiling & carpets & walls through out were showing stains and wear, the pool was turbid and scary looking & surrounded by aged pool furniture with no canopies, the so called breakfast in the lobby was spartan. I really don't believe the owners have the "gumption" to do much with this place and would not be surprised to see it go under, especially if a competitor opens a travel motel nearer the interstate. Please note that there is a very good restaurant within the motel that is operated as a separate business - it was a pre-existing business that relocated from out in the countryside into town when they lost their water supply. It was amusing to watch the silver haired ladies and old men with canes come in from the area to eat breakfast there.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Hotel1st, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Dear D D,

Thank you for sharing a traveler review with us. I am sorry it has taken so long to respond. We take great pride in our facilities. I am surprised to hear that you were not satisfied with the upkeep. We did have a few major storms hit the area. Our breakfast area is limited due to space. However, we do offer a variety of items such as cereals, milk, juices, fruits, instant grits and oatmeal, waffles, English Muffins, toast. Our pool is clean and sidewalks painted. The pool furniture was updated and pictures can be provided upon request. I am sorry that we could not meet your expectations.


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Matt-Manager
Americas Best Value Inn-Marion VA
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

This is a good hotel at a good price. Our clean, spacious room with very comfortable king-size bed also had a couch, table and chairs, and all the usual amenities (coffee maker, etc). Unless you want luxury-level accommodation, this is the place to stay in Marion.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hotel1st, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Dear J P M,

On behalf of the staff of Americas Best Value Inn, I would like to personally thank you for sharing a review with us. My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our clean and spacious king rooms. We hope that you stay with us in the future.



Regards,
Matt-Manager
Americas Best Value Inn-Marion, VA
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn
Address: 1424 N. Main St., Marion, VA 24354
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Region: United States > Virginia > Marion
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Marion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn Marion. Tucked away in the mountains of Southwest Virginia and conveniently located between the Roanoke Valley and Bristol off of exit 47 and I-81. Marion is famous for its spectacular outdoor recreation as it is for its most famous product, Mountain Dew. Our hotel is near both Hungry Mother State Park and the highest peak in Virginia, Mount Rogers. Enjoy a show with the family at the Lincoln Theatre. Smyth County Museum and Marion Plaza Shopping Center are within walking distance of our hotel. Business travelers will appreciate our business center, seasonal outdoor pool, and the peaceful mountain setting as an escape from the hectic pace of the workday. Our hotel offers conveniences such as free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms, as well as access to copy and fax services. Free continental breakfast and free coffee in the lobby is served daily. Local restaurants include El Puerto, Little Caesars Pizza, and Great Wall Chinese Restaurant. Step into the privacy of your own guest room with amenities including a microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, cable TV with Showtime, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, spacious work areas, free local calls, and wake-up service. Non-smoking rooms are available. Children age 11 and younger stay free in their parent's room with existing bedding. Pets are welcome for a small nightly charge. ... more   less 
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Best Western Marion

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