Wow! Cant believe the reviews posted here, they must be old or were made by competitors. This place was fantastic! Its now a Comfort Inn and they have completely upgraded the entire building. It looks new both outside and inside.
After days of staying in dumps in Georgia and North Carolina on our road trip north, we were headed to Fayeteville to visit the New River Gorge. It was late in the day and everyone was ready for a hotel room. We stopped at a HI just south of here, it was old and dated and the parking lot was empty. We went in and were told the rooms were $110 per night. I said no way but the desk clerk wouldn’t give us a better rate, so frugal me headed back to give the bad news to the rest of the gang in the van. They were mad, but I calmed them and suggested we go to the next exit and see what was there, figured we could always come back to the dump.
We drove a few minutes north to Oak Hill and saw a Comfort Inn on the west side of the highway. I went inside and was surprised at how clean and cozy the lobby was. I asked the price and was surprised that it was cheaper than the last dump we stopped at. I then asked to see the room (tip: always ask to see a room, at least they wont give you the key to their worst room). We went up and were shocked!!!! This was the cleanest room we had found on our entire trip north from South Florida. We went back to the desk clerk and grabbed two rooms on the third floor, carried our bags up and and headed down the street for dinner at the Chinese Buffet. The food was good, the price right and the selection extensive. When we got back to the room we found a surprise……………… down comforters and big soft pillows hidden under the covers!!!
We had the best nights sleep of our trip. No loud drunks roaming the hall. This Comfort Inn was well managed and clean and no smell of smoke, musty carpet or the usual cheap hotel odors.
But the best surprise was hidden until the next morning at their little free breakfast room,,,,,,,, biscuits and gravy…….it tasted better than most I have had a Cracker Barrel.
If you don’t stay here while visiting the New Gorge or Fayeteville, you got hosed!
- Also Known As:
- New River Hotel Oak Hill
- New River Inn Oak Hill, West Virginia