Americas Best Value Inn2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This is an outdated motel that could have been very shabby, but a conscientious caretaker has provided a number of charming touches that give it more of a vintage vibe. The knotty pine paneling in our room was very retro and quite a contrast with the large flat screen TV. "Free breakfast" turned out to be little better than the snacks we brought ourselves (think bagged bagels, cold cereal and frozen waffles) but we got a few cups of coffee and orange juice, at least. The most interesting thing about the property is the creative re-use of broken things to decorate, eg. a small flower bed springing up out of an old armchair outside our room. This is not a destination in itself by any means, but it is an acceptable spot to sleep on your way to some other place, and an affordable a home base for cyclists on the C&O Canal Trail, based on the number of cars with bike racks I noticed in the parking lot!
I was bitten by a cat with a collar in the office/lobby. The same cat went after my husband. The woman working just brushed us off saying something like stay away from it. We reported it to the County and the motel claimed it was a stray and follow ups were unsuccessful. So now I have to get rabies shots! We reported because mean cats are bad esp. if you have kids with you. People allergic to cats would also want to stay away because there were other cats with collars roaming the property. Otherwise old rooms that were okay.
We stayed here while exploring the area and riding the C and O towpath. The room was clean, bed was comfortable, grounds were pretty, breakfast was ok. We liked that it still had the motel feel, but with some upgraded amenities. Nice sheets on the bed, for example. Be prepared to pay in advance, not just give them your credit card when you arrive. There is an only ok restaurant across the street, but it's a busy highway. We liked it, and it's very bike friendly.
Doing my annual C&O canal bike ride, from Cumberland, MD to Washington, DC, this is the place I stay with my gang. For a 2-star hotel, I can tell it's a great place to stay. It's affordable and well located. Rooms are clean and well kept. Bathrooms could be a little better, and require a little of tender, love and care. Across the street there's an excellent restaurant, breakfast to dinner. Very convenient and affordable.
First, the good things. The first is the location - it's right off the highway. The second is the grounds. They looked great. The third was the easy parking - right outside the room. The next is that the A/C worked pretty well. Plus the rooms offer a small fridge, and a microwave. There is also free wi-fi, but I did not utilize that. But that's where the good things end. Most of the reviews of this hotel were positive, so I thought it would be a good experience. However, the moment we entered the room, the musty/moldy/smokey smell was overpowering. It's like the windows or doors had not been opened or the room hadn't been cleaned in years. The window blinds barely closed. The bed was extremely uncomfortable due it sagging greatly. It's like the mattress hadn't been changed in decades. During showers, the tub drained so slowly that the tub started to fill with water. The hair dryer in the bathroom was almost falling off the wall (supposed to screwed into the wall), and it took a while to realize that a specific light switch (which didn't operate any lights, nor was anywhere near the dryer) had to be turned on in order to get the dryer to actually work. It's like the owners of this place have no pride in the upkeep of the rooms. Very disappointing! I understand that fact that the cost is only $50-$60 per night. But I've stayed in plenty of other places with the same price point, and have been completely satisfied with what was offered. I've given only 2 bad reviews of anything - ever. So it has to be pretty bad for me to take the time to write this.
This particular motel is very clean, cheap, and in a very quiet location. It's easy to get to, and the staff was polite and quick to check me in. It's a simple place, good air conditioning, just an old school country drive-up motel. My one and only complaint is the WiFi. All the available connections were so slow it was impossible to accomplish any work. My travel was for business, and I need internet to get work done. If the new owners were to do a major WiFi upgrade, I'd have zero complaints and give a 5-star rating.
All the positives about this place are in the review title. Checked in at midnight (with prior motel approval). Clerk made us check in through a "pass thru" window (just like the bank's). Absolutely no conversation. Room was as described by others ("Happy Days" redux). Several light switches did not appear to control anything. Light in bathroom too dim to safely shave with (unless accompanied by a suicide note). Could not find any info regarding the complimentary continental breakfast and when we tried to access the main building at 7:30am we found all doors locked. HVAC system: hope you're a sound sleeper! Surprisingly, I would stay there again; I just wouldn't have any expectations past a low cost roof over my head and a promise to my wife that I would shave as soon as I got home!
This place will throw you off on the outside simply because the theme of the exterior is the antique look (which can look like old and not kept up). But don't be fooled: all of the modern amenities are well kept-up, tasteful, and clean - if you're looking for a place with character and don't care about glam & sheen, you'll love it! Perfect spot for bikers or hikers. Town of Hancock a quick walk away. Western Rail Trail goes right by it. Very friendly staff. I'll be back!
Adorable, quirky motel, right on the highway (super convenient for getting to Berkeley Springs, other places). The room was very comfortable and clean, though yes, it's clearly dated. We spent three days here, using the hotel as a base for a variety of different hikes, and have already decided we'll be back. The grounds are cute, with lots of unique landscaping elements, and our room was spacious and warm. The bathroom was clean, and while it was clearly vintage, the shower was hot, and we we both comfortable the whole time! We also enjoyed the screen door, being able to keep the door open and having some natural light, without letting the cold in! Super convenient for the C&O trail, great little diner across the street, friendly and helpful staff! The one downside is that the WiFi was a bit spotty, but I came here to get off the grid, so no real complaints on that front. Otherwise, an awesome find!
Doesn't look like much from the outside but inside looked a little better. Rather old and in need of upgrading (carpet inside especially and landscape outside). Breakfast buffet-- wasn't much available. For athletic persons--had a really fantastic paved trail with trailhead just across the street ( Maryland Rail Trail).
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Laundry facilities
Americas Best Value Inn places you within a 10-minute drive of Museum of the Berkeley Springs and Berkeley Springs State Park. The 22 rooms at this hotel include balconies, refrigerators, and microwaves. It's in the mountains and also a short drive from Ice House.
Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.
All 22 rooms provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Coffee makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also standard.
Americas Best Value Inn features free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. RV, bus, and truck parking is available. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a picnic area.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
92% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 85 reviews