I expected more of an historic hotel. I really wanted to like the place and I booked it with the intention that it was not only a piece of WV's history, but also a classy and beautiful place to stay with the added excitement of rumored hauntings.
My husband and I got there a little after 9pm and immediately went to the lounge to order before the kitchen closed at 10 o'clock. The food was great, the waitstaff was very polite and we didn't see any issues until we actually went up to our room.
We were on the second floor. We took our things up to our room and even with the door shut, the party downstairs was so loud, the walls rattled with each bass thump. You couldn't escape the noise--it felt like we were right above a rowdy bar in a college town.
The idea of a classy place to relax and explore was shattered by the earth-shaking bass line of Tag Team's "Whoomp There it is", followed by several other songs in the DJ's playlist that went on until midnight. The TV couldn't possibly cover the sound that was vibrating the entire room.
The hotel wasn't equipped to handle that type of noise level. The walls were paper thin. I fell asleep after the party quit at midnight, as I was exhausted, but the neighbors in the room to the left of us kept my husband awake until 5am with their own haunting: karaoke renditions of Celine Dion, followed by loud moaning. He just dealt with it to avoid waking me up and subjecting me to the same predicament.
There were no vacancies left, too. There's no way Blennerhassett doesn't know how a loud party like that is so disruptive to those just wanting a place to sleep, yet they took a minimum of $140 from each person that booked that night, which just felt like a personal slap in the face.
I complained about it the next morning. Of course there's nothing that can be done at that point, but at least I know (and anyone that reads this review knows) they have been informed and are aware that there is a serious problem with providing terrible accommodations to traveling guests looking to avoid sleep deprivation before heading out on the road again.
It's dangerous, it's disingenuous, and it's a total let-down to visit a landmark hotel that holds itself to a lower standard than a roadside motel. Stop in for some food or drink, but you'll find better accommodations for sleeping at a two-star Travelodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blennerhassett is an elegant, historic, full-service property located in downtown Parkersburg featuring boutique-style guest rooms and state-of-the-art conference and catering facilities. Located in the heart of downtown Parkersburg, guests are within walking distance of museums, bike trails, live theater, the Blennerhassett Island boat launch and diverse local dining options. You can also enjoy live music and exquisite cuisine in our own Spats Restaurant & Lounge, or Spats Patio seasonally. Amenities include complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, newspaper, fitness center, valet parking and our own coffee bar serving Starbucks Coffee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blennerhassett Hotel Parkersburg