Waterfront Place Hotel Area Information

Much awaits you in Morgantown!

Consistently regarded as one of the nation’s best small cities, Morgantown has been ranked “Third Best Small Town in America” by Men’s Journal in 2004 and “Twelfth Hottest Small City: Boomtown” by Inc. Magazine in 2006. Located in the Wharf District overlooking the Monongahela River, this West Virginia University hotel is ideally situated for your visit to the activities and attractions of Greater Morgantown.



Surrounded by awe-inspiring rolling hills, West Virginia University is the heartbeat of Morgantown. Whether your visit to WVU is one to explore your future with the university or a nostalgic journey into fun and Mountaineer pride, you’ll find the activities and opportunities at WVU abound. Exciting sports, music and arts events, and numerous cultural activities are offered all year-round. The fascinating architecture and handsome grounds of the university are great for a stroll into America’s history. The remarkable achievements of the university and its energetic students are the city’s pride for the future.



Morgantown is a regional hub for innovative business and industry. A thriving center for health care, technology, telecommunications, and research and development, Morgantown is home to some of today’s fastest growing companies. During your stay at the Waterfront Place Hotel you’ll find that corporations and businesses that call Morgantown home are easily accessible from the hotel.

Small and family-operated businesses also make Morgantown a city of character and inspiration. Whether you are dining in a local restaurant or shopping in one of the numerous local retail shops while on your West Virginia vacation, you’ll see the smiling faces of Morgantown’s lively entrepreneurs. Culinary enthusiasts and fervent shoppers are sure to be pleased in Morgantown. With a variety of restaurants and dining establishments specializing in an array of cuisine, the plates of Morgantown please even the most discerning palate. Embark on a post-dining stroll through the boutique shops and shopping centers of Morgantown to add a spice of fun to a wonderful day.



For those seeking heart-racing adventure or a rejuvenating reconnection with nature, Morgantown is the best place for a West Virginia family vacation. Ride the rapids of the Cheat River or blaze the trails on bike or foot for an exciting outdoor experience. Enjoy a pleasant game of golf on one of the area’s six superbly-manicured courses or spend the day fishing while surrounded by nature’s beauty.

Hike, bike, or rollerblade along the Rail-Trails, a great feature of Morgantown that is conveniently accessible from the Waterfront Place Hotel. With over 50 miles of paved surface that runs alongside the Monongahela River and Decker’s Creek, the Rail-Trails are a great way to take in the sights and sounds of beautiful West Virginia.

Outdoor fun is year-round in Morgantown. Observe the foliage as it makes its transition into fall and winter during the lovely autumn months. Then, hit the slopes for great cross-country skiing or enjoy a sleigh ride through the snow. Once spring arrives and the warmth of summer returns to Morgantown, you’ll realize that the excitement and fun of the West Virginian outdoors never wanes.