Morgantown, WV

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Morgantown

Thrilling football games, energetic nightlife and scenic parks are set against an Appalachian backdrop in one of West Virginia’s favorite small cities.

Morgantown combines small-town hospitality with a big-city pace. Nestled between the Monongahela River and the West Virginian range of the Appalachian Mountains, Morgantown has inner-city livability and diverse scenic landscapes.

The town of 31,000 is home to West Virginia University, with more than 22,000 undergraduates. From September to May, students create a lively downtown nightlife, complete with live music and exciting college basketball and football games. Follow the crowd to Mountaineer Field to cheer on the West Virginia University Mountaineers in a thrilling football game.

The university is served by an individualized public transportation system, especially handy for West Virginia’s snowy winters. Students travel free and visitors pay a small fee. Program your own trip on the system for a convenient and inexpensive rail tour of the city. In warmer months, explore Morgantown’s walking and recreational trails. Take the Caperton Trail and meander along the Monongahela riverfront past the university to historic Downtown Morgantown.

Explore West Virginia’s natural beauty at the Core Arboretum, a vast forest containing an interesting selection of planted specimen trees. Hike up Dorsey Knob on the southern edge of Morgantown to see panoramic views of the city, its surrounding rolling hills and the Appalachian Mountains. Test your skill at the Mountaineer Golf and Country Club, open from March through December. Morgantown’s climate is relatively mild, with dry winter days generally above freezing, and hot and humid summers.

Join in the lively nightlife when school is in session to live it up with local students or visit in the summer to experience the city’s more quiet time. Reach Morgantown by air from Morgantown Municipal Airport, located 3 miles (5 kilometers) northeast of Downtown. The city is on several major interstate roadways. Mountain Line Transit Authority bus service connects Morgantown to Pittsburgh International Airport and Clarksburg, Maryland.

Morgantown has been voted one of the best U.S. small cities of 2013 by several publications. Make a visit to experience its finest cultural and natural features.

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Morgantown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Morgantown
2.5 out of 5
5000 Gateway Dr, Morgantown, WV
Located in the heart of Morgantown, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of University Town Center, West Virginia University Coliseum, and West Virginia University ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Hotel was perfect for our stay while driving through. Safe area, clean hotel. Lexi at the front desk was super helpful, friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was delicious and had lots of options."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Morgantown
Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown
Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown
3 out of 5
150 Suncrest Towne Center Dr, Morgantown, WV
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mon Health Medical Park, Ruby Memorial Hospital, and Mylan Puskar Stadium. West Virginia University ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (854 reviews)
"Employee at desk was extremely nice."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown
Holiday Inn Morgantown - University Area, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Morgantown - University Area, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
1188 Pineview Dr, Morgantown, WV
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mon Health Medical Park and Ruby Memorial Hospital. West Virginia University and Mylan Puskar ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (491 reviews)
"The only issue that I had was the noise. People letting there doors just slam closed all hours of the night. Not that that is the hotel issue just people being inconsiderate of others. Hotel staff was great and the hotel was very clean."

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Holiday Inn Morgantown - University Area, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Close to WVU football and Black Bears baseball stadiums
Close to WVU football and Black Bears baseball stadiums
Morgantown, WV
The price is $250 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Situated in Morgantown, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of West Virginia University, Mylan Puskar Stadium, and Mountaineer Field. West Virginia University ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Great Experience..will do again!
"Very clean and super convenient. Well stocked kitchen with supplies as we did make breakfast in the morning. Super roomy and comfortable. Thank you!"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Close to WVU football and Black Bears baseball stadiums
NEW! Family House w/Balcony <3 Mi to WV University
NEW! Family House w/Balcony <3 Mi to WV University
Morgantown, WV
This family-friendly Morgantown vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mountaineer Field and Mylan Puskar Stadium. West Virginia University and Ruby Memorial ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
We rode down on motorcycles to enjoy riding the mountains of West Virginia.
"Great stay the place was well stocked and very clean. Owner replied to all questions in a timely fashion. Can’t wait to come back."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

NEW! Family House w/Balcony <3 Mi to WV University
NEW! ‘Mountaineer Retreat’ - 5 Mi to WV University
NEW! ‘Mountaineer Retreat’ - 5 Mi to WV University
Morgantown, WV
Situated in Morgantown, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of West Virginia Botanic Garden, West Virginia University, and Mylan Puskar Stadium. Mountaineer ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
House was nice. Alot of traffic noise very close to busy street. Had an issue with check .
"Nice house. Clean comfortable beds. Difficult check in. Unable to get a hold of contact. Was there about an hour before contact reached and code reset. Otherwise great."

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2021

NEW! ‘Mountaineer Retreat’ - 5 Mi to WV University
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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