$119 Avg/night
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Norfolk Waterside Marriott

3 stars
235 E Main Street, 232 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
25 reviews
Great

hotel and staff is remarkable! had a pleasant and wonderful staying See full review

  • Manny2014
  • Feb 9, 2013
Warm and friendly and very helpful

I arrived late and the front desk was so helpful. I was offered my choice of a free drink and food... See full review

  • Paperclip
  • Jul 20, 2012
Immerse yourself in luxury accommodations combined with traditional charm at Norfolk Waterside Marriott, a Norfolk, VA hotel set in the heart of the historic district. Located on the picturesque Elizabeth River, our Norfolk, Virginia hotel offers guests a vibrant, revitalized waterfront area with an abundance of entertainment options. From its conveniently connected Waterside Convention Center to the nearby Childrens Museum of Virginia, Naval Station Norfolk and Virginia Zoo, this Marriott is ideal for business or leisure guests. Stay active at our premier downtown Norfolk hotel fitness center, complete with personal workout TVs, or relax at Shulas 347, an on-site restaurant serving world-class cuisine. Plan intimate outdoor gatherings on our sixth-floor Riverview Terrace or enjoy luxurious weddings and formal business meetings in our ballroom with 60,000 square feet of premier Norfolk hotel event space. For unrivaled lodging on the vibrant waterfront, look no further than Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Tennis
Water skiing
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

36.8459 -76.2911
Area served
Located in the center of downtown
Nearby airports
Norfolk International Airport, (ORF), 9.00, MI, W; Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, (PHF), 28.00, MI, SE;
Area description
River

Nearby points of interest

  • Norfolk Scope: 0.5 mi
  • Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center: 0.9 mi
  • William (Dick) Price Stadium: 1.7 mi
  • Ted Constant Convocation Center: 2.7 mi

Dining

Shula's 347
Exclusively serves Premium Angus Beef® burgers and steaks, the best beef money can buy.
The Piano Lounge
Adorned with rich leather chairs where you can enjoy an evening cocktail.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (25)

Ratings and reviews for Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
25 out of 25
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
smkozlow
Pinehurst, NC
Jul 15, 2014

Expensive for what we got

We were kind of turned off from this hotel from the moment we arrived because there was a ton of road construction and hotel remodeling going on. We had to park in a public garage (what the hotel calls their self-parking) but the walkway to the hotel was closed so we had to get all our kids and gear back down to the busy street and across. The room itself was okay. The bedroom part was pretty nice and had been updated recently. The bathroom, however, was a different story. The tile in the shower was old and chipped and the grout was moldy. The floor was also sticky, although that was resolved after our first night. The other issue we had was LOUD neighbors. We were in a room with a connecting door to the next room, which might have been the reason that sound traveled so easily between rooms. Regardless, it's hard to have something positive to say about a hotel when you get less than 5 hours of sleep two nights in a row :( Our final issue was the price. We paid more to get a water view room, but our water view was not ideal. If we looked between two building, we could see a little water. Beyond that even, the price was high for all the inconveniences with construction and renovations. It would be nice if Marriott would offset the inconveniences with a cheaper price or at a minimum free wi-fi or breakfast coupons. Anything to show they appreciate our business while they're clearly not at their best. It would also be nice if this was made clear at the time of booking. On a positive, the staff was pretty friendly. Overall, I would not return here and would not recommend it to others. Perhaps it will be nice once the renovations are complete, but I was too turned off to try them again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Paradise Donuts is terrific!

Review of Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Manny2014
Business
Miami
Feb 9, 2013

Great

hotel and staff is remarkable! had a pleasant and wonderful staying

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Paperclip
Business
Seattle, WA
Jul 20, 2012

Warm and friendly and very helpful

I arrived late and the front desk was so helpful. I was offered my choice of a free drink and food which was brought up to my room on time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
goldsboro, nc
Jul 31, 2011

nice location

Hotel was better than expected. It was very luxurious. The only complaint I have would be the showers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
goldsboro, nc
Jul 31, 2011

nice location

Hotel was better than expected. It was very luxurious. The only complaint I have would be the showers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
MD
Jun 1, 2011

Nice Hotel, Not so nice staff

The hotel is in a nice location for a weekend stay. There is a small harbor behind it and bars a few blocks over on Granby Street. The hotel was in good condition. One of the employees at the front desk was extremely rude to me. I dropped my car off at 11:45 PM for the valet and when I returned at 2AM it was still there. I was assured it would be moved within an hour. When I came back it was still there. I asked the lady at the desk about it and she told me they were too busy to move it and I can go park it in a public garage across the street if I want. She had no sense of customer service. Other then that this was a nice hotel for the price and about a 20 minute drive from VA Beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Shula 347 is amazing.

Review of Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
MD
Jun 1, 2011

Nice Hotel, Not so nice staff

The hotel is in a nice location for a weekend stay. There is a small harbor behind it and bars a few blocks over on Granby Street. The hotel was in good condition. One of the employees at the front desk was extremely rude to me. I dropped my car off at 11:45 PM for the valet and when I returned at 2AM it was still there. I was assured it would be moved within an hour. When I came back it was still there. I asked the lady at the desk about it and she told me they were too busy to move it and I can go park it in a public garage across the street if I want. She had no sense of customer service. Other then that this was a nice hotel for the price and about a 20 minute drive from VA Beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Shula 347 is amazing.

Review of Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Newport News, VA
Mar 7, 2011

Nice Location

I booked this hotel to enjoy the Norfolk area over the weekend. Unfortunately there were 2k plus high school age kids in town for DECA. I did not appreciate the hotel not mentioning they had a large amount kids staying there this weekend and for the most part unsupervised. Low and behold, Saturday night from about mid-night until 230 AM we laid awake listening to four of the young ladies who were screaming and carrying on in the adjoining room...unsatisfactory at mulitiple levels. Otherwise the hotel was clean and pleasant, minus all the noise.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Newport News, VA
Mar 7, 2011

Nice Location

I booked this hotel to enjoy the Norfolk area over the weekend. Unfortunately there were 2k plus high school age kids in town for DECA. I did not appreciate the hotel not mentioning they had a large amount kids staying there this weekend and for the most part unsupervised. Low and behold, Saturday night from about mid-night until 230 AM we laid awake listening to four of the young ladies who were screaming and carrying on in the adjoining room...unsatisfactory at mulitiple levels. Otherwise the hotel was clean and pleasant, minus all the noise.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Hampton, VA
Jan 5, 2011

Great stay!

I have stayed at this hotel once before, and this second time around was even better! Spent New Years here. The location is perfect - I didn't have to drive anywhere. Walking distance from MacArthur Center and the bars on Granby Street so there is always something to do. Nauticus/Waterside right by the hotel. I had a beautiful view from the 23rd floor! When the light rail actually gets up and running it will be even more awesome. The only con I can think of is that you have to pay to use wireless and wired internet, and also have to pay to use the business center. But if you have a good cell phone this is not an issue.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Bars within walking distance, but most only open until about 2 AM.

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