We stayed here for 3 nights and had a pleasurable stay. The room was clean and nicely appointed. The pool is well mainained and large. The breakfast is plenty filling to start your day and was much more then muffins, juice, and coffee that you
get in some places. It's not the cheapest place around but you definitely get you pay for.
I thought the staff was really great - ALWAYS pleasant and accomodating - it was so refreshing to experience that!! My suite would probably be considered nothing fancy, but it was very nice, very comfortable and very clean, with the added
television features, free wi-fi and free breakfast, I thought it was a fabulous deal for the price - and we were also convenient to so many things around us!! The one thing that was inconvenient was the fact that our suite was separate from the rest of the hotel, but unless it's freezing out, it's not too bad I suppose!
Somehow I was expecting something a little nicer, although the room wasn't bad. As others have said, the wireless is pretty slow. The TV was an old Zenith SDTV tube. The room didn't have a vanity mirror, which was a real negative for the two
The "restaurant" is only open for the breakfast buffet and the "bar" was never open - I assume it is only for parties and receptions. The breakfast buffet was substandard - the scrambled eggs tasted like they were powdered and the pastry selection was dull. Most unforgivable was the coffee - I expect the coffee makers in the room to be bad but you have to be able to get decent coffee somewhere on the property.
So maybe for the money it wasn't terrible but I'll be staying somewhere else if I'm in the area again.
I was here for a class and I had checked out of a hotel with sub par conditions and this hotel was acceptable by my travel budget. I had come here hoping to get a single bed but for some reason they had already booked my king size bed and gave me
a double bed. The rates were quite pricey for the accomodations and the part of town. The WiFi is incredibly slow from a normal hotel standpoint... I think I am pulling down info at an average of 50 kB/s and uploading an average of 5kB/s. I don't know that this matters to anyone else but I have to access multiple programs for this class and some of the files needed are streaming audio teaching tools. I acutally had to cart my laptop to starbucks in order to get a decent streaming quality.
The cleaning staff is accomodating and thorough. I haven't had a problem yet but I will be here for another 20 days or so unless I check out of this hotel as well. In my opinion there are cheaper places that are just as nice. This one is undeserving of a three star rating.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
There are no "bars" in VA that I have heard. It's illegal to have just a bar. So to counteract this law the bars have to serve food but so far I have been blessed with great food and good beer. One place in particular is Brickhouse Pizza... it's small and the staff is quick and the food is good.