WVC 38 - 11 - 5
§38-11-5. Lien for lodging and board.
The owner or keeper of any hotel, inn, lodginghouse,
restaurant, eating house or boardinghouse shall have a lien upon
and, to the extent and in the manner provided for in section
fourteen of this article, may retain possession of the baggage,
luggage or other personal property of any kind, brought to such
hotel, inn, lodginghouse, restaurant, eating house or
boardinghouse by, or with the consent of, the owner thereof, for
the amount of his lawful claim for lodging, board or other
accommodations or facilities furnished by him at that time to
such person bringing the same, or to any other person for whose
charges the person so bringing such property is liable.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session