The Morgantown Area
Morgantown is located in northern West Virginia; nestled between the crevice of where interstates 79 and 68 meet. The Morgantown Municipal Airport is the closest airport serving the area, but the Pittsburg International Airport is also within driving distance.
The Monogahela River runs along the West side of the city. The Morgantown area has a history of territorial disputes between Native Americans, the British and the French. It was settled by the Treaty of Paris in 1763 in favor of the British, but not without a fight from Natives who continued to fight for the land until the American Revolution.
Between 1769 and 1774, numerous forts were established in the area including Fort Pierpont, Fort Coburn, Fort Morgan, Fort Dwinwiddle, Fort Martin, Fort Burris, Fort Kern, and some small forts. In 1772, Zackquill Morgan, who faught in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War, established a homestead. After the war, he commissioned his land to be surveyed and separated into streets and lots. The city was incorporated in February of 1838 and became part of the then new state of West Virginia.
Hotel Services & Amenities
If you're traveling along interstate 79 or 68, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Morgantown is a great place to rest up for the long drive ahead. A comfortable night in a Pillowtop bed will give you the well needed rest you need to continue on your journey refreshed and alert. A 43" high definition flat penel televisions with premium cable programming will keep you entertained until you doze off for the night. Free high speed wi-fi iis available to connect your mobile devices to if you need an Internet connection during your stay.
If you like to wake up at the crack of dawn, set the alarm clock before you turn in for the night. Start your day with a workout at the on-site fitness center, or simply brew yourself a cup of coffee in the single serve machine to get yourself going. A hair dryer, ironing, and ironing board are available to get you all spiffed up for the day. A microwave and refrigerator comes in handy for take-out left overs. The Bright Side Market® is our onsite sundry shop, which stocks snacks and other convenient travel essentials. The indoor pool makes for a fun time for the whole family.
Attractions Near Morgantown
Located 1 mile south is the Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau. West Virginia University is just 2 miles from La Quinta Inn & Suites and is a perfect head quarters for those visting students or attending school events. The same is true for visitors to the WVU Coliseum; just 2.6 miles east of the hotel. IHealthcare professionals and visitors of patients at the WVU Healthcare Ruby Memorial Hospital can conveniently position themselves within a short drive of the hospital as a guest at our hotel.
Business travelers to Consol Energy can enjoy a quick .9 mile walk from our Morgantown area hotel. Mylan Pharmaceuticals is within driving distance if it is a destination on your agenda. Also within driving distance is Fairmont State University. We invite you to stay at our Westover/Morgantown area hotel to get close to these destinations during your travel.