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The Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The rooms were no more than a military dorm room. My room was on the side a railroad, and a train ran each morning between 4 and 5 am. There was a mini fridge that could barely hold water; the TV could not be more than 30” mounted on the wall. I had to sit on the edge of the bed to see it; the furniture was old and worn, and resembled furniture I had in my military dorm room in the 80’s; the bathroom was clean with very minimal sundries; the room was clean, but, the bed was hard as a rock, and my co-workers had the same comment. There’s a bar/restaurant in the hotel. Don’t expect much. There was not a wide variety of food, nor a large alcohol selection. Because this hotel is located just outside of Wright-Patterson AFB, it is being used by mostly military personnel and civil service employees. I would not recommend this hotel for the average traveler on a vacation; unless they are accustom to military style lodging and don’t mind staying in this type of facility.

This hotel has got to be the very worst hotel I have stayed in in years. It is a true shame that military are subjected to this dirty crap hole for the same price as a decent hotel. The front desk staff is moderately helpful. The room had hair in the bed and the dresser. There was mold in the shower and along the cracks in the ceiling. The furniture appeared to be decades old, was stained and very torn up. The carpet was stained in multiple places and the walls had tons of black marks on them. There is nothing redeeming about this hotel. Go stay anywhere before you wastes your money here. What an embarrassment for military “support”.

This is one of the worst hotels I ever stayed in. The room was old and needs updated. Only had 2 towels in the room and we had four people staying in the room. Called the front desk for towels and she seemed annoyed that we were bothering her. She said you will have to come get the towels I don't deliver. Also the 2nd shift Front Desk clerk was very RUDE when we checked in on 10-7-2017...I guess we interrupted her sitting around not doing anything. Won't stay here again.

The conference was the last week of September. The meeting rooms were spacious. Many people commented on this and how big and roomy the hospitality suite was. We had both a luncheon and banquet as part of the event. The service was outstanding. The staff went out of their way to make sure everything was done perfectly. The attendees commented on how good the food was at both events and the service. The food at Packy's was very good. Many people commented on this. The sandwiches I had there were very good with good size portions. Living in the area we did not stay at the hotel.

This hotel, right outside front gates of WPAFB, is a convenient and comfy place to spend a night or two. The gym is new, with plenty of treadmills, ellipticals and free weights. Free (if slow) in room WiFi. The completely renovated Packy's bar has good tap beers, tasty bar food and friendly servers.

I came with a group of guys on government business. The room i stayed in was nice, clean, and better than a Motel 6. The bed was broke in for sure. I usually like a little bit stiffer bed but mine was springy. The staff at the desk was nice and helpful. Now the restaurant was my only complaint. The food was good. The morning servers never approached me till i was done with the buffet. That happened every morning. The server in the evenings was more proactive. The food was slow to get out but the food was good i had a cheeseburger and fries. They have different seasonings for the fries and i ate the cajun. So back to the hotel, yes its outdated, but the room i stayed in and the hotel as a whole was clean.

I booked the Hope Hotel because it was one of two options given by the Air Force Marathon with the other being quickly sold out. I stayed at the hotel in 2006 for three weeks and cosmetically the hotel looks better. The rooms have newer amenities like furniture and linens. The bathrooms are still old and dates with a low vanity and the same fixtures from 11 years ago. My room was located directly above the hotel laundry which ran throughout the night adding along with the obnoxiously loud air conditioner to an unpleasant sleeping environment. There also several reviews of the existence of bed bugs at the hotel. While I did not see any, I have the bite and rash commiserate with a bed bug infestation. (See Picture) Recommendation to all travellers: avoid this hotel if it is not a mandatory place to stay. There are far better hotels near WPAFB, that are a better deal for the accommodations. If WPAFB lodging track any of these reviews, I would recommend not using the Hope Hotel as a suitable substitution.

As this was an official travel and we have no choice on the hotel selection, this property only exist because of the government traveler. The pros, the staff was helpful and polite. The room was clean. The bed was average. The restaurant was adequate with good drink selection and food. Breakfast was included. That's it. The cons, internet was horrible. Property is outdated.

This seems like the Air Forces Idea of a lodging joke. Of all the inns and temp housing I have stayed this is by far the worst. The staff seemed a most depressed to have to check us in. This should have been a good induction of what to expect. Depressing also summed up the room. It was clean, but that is where the positives end. It is full, dignity, outdated and has the feel of a cheap motel 6. I hope to never have the pleasure of staying here again.

Our stay was good. The good: quiet, staff was friendly & knowledgable, good food in the restaurant, room internet speed excellent. The not so good: fan in bathroom was very noisy, TV kept going out. The computers in the lobby were terrible - almost impossible to get on-line to print boarding passes or necessary base credentials. Overall a good experience.

Building #823, Area A, Gate 12A Dayton OH

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

The Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center places you within a few miles (5 km) of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and Wright-Patterson AFB. This 3-star hotel has 266 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Also near this Dayton hotel are Wright State University and WSU Nutter Center.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


All 266 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. MP3 docks, microwaves, and refrigerators are other standard amenities.

Property features

The Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center features a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle at scheduled times for USD 45.00 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and express check-in.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 122 reviews