The Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
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 So back to the hotel, yes its outdated, but the room i stayed in and the hotel as a whole was clean.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.
The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and nice. Has a restaurant on site very good buffet. Outstanding fitness center. A little hard to find but if you take exit 20 off of I675 turn left and stay on that road It will take to the gate to the base you will turn right and a imitate right this will take you to the hotel.
There are no redeeming qualities of the Hope Hotel. I feel bad for the staff, because there is nothing they could possibly do to make this place worthy of your stay. The rooms have the same aerosol-ridden locker room smell they had the last time I stayed here 8 years ago. I don't believe the shower curtains or any other furnishing/decor has been changed since. The moldy bathrooms are made worse by incredibly low water pressure, a toilet that requires a handle jiggle and several minutes to flush, and a filthy vent fan. As you move into the bedroom, you'll be uncomfortable on the cheap mattresses and creaking headboard, and if you plan to use the internet, you're better off not even bothering. After trying to connect several times, you might eventually get dial-up speeds incapable of loading more than a google search. If you give up on the internet, you might need to download a TV programming guide from Charter to get the remote and digital converter working on your own. Don't worry though, you'll be able to hear every noise from the TVs or people in the rooms around you, so that should keep you entertained and awake for many hours. On my floor, the ice maker and vending machine were out of order, and the exterior entrance door closest to my room had a broken handle and wouldn't open. Overall, the quality of this hotel is not even in the same ballpark as the other chain hotels in the Dayton area, and it's unfortunate that TDY travelers are forced to waste taxpayer funds here.
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51% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 122 reviews