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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 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.

The staff is great, there is self-service laundry machines, and the bar is fun (but closes at 10pm). If you have to stay there it is convenient for work, but there is no other reason to stay here. The walls are paper thin, one night I could literally hear the guy in the next room breathing, not snoring, but just breathing...

For our 55th year reunion of the University of Detroit Aeronautical Engineer graduates, we chose Dayton (Wright Patterson AFB) as our location. One of our classmates lives in Dayton and set up the reunion. The Hope Hotel, next to WPAFB was inexpensive and convenient to the Air Force Museum which we all wanted to visit. The hotel is not elegant, but functional. Neat and clean. A decent breakfast was included in the room rate. Also gave us a hospitality room at no charge for us to share old memories and old scotch.

We got lost finding this hotel, which is adjacent to an Air Force base, but the military check point staff were friendly and helpful in setting us back on the right track. The hotel was clean, staff was friendly, and bed was comfortable after a long day at Hamvention. We will gladly stay again next year!

I stayed here while at a course on the AF base. Being on/next to base is very convenient. The staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant downstairs is good. The conference center area looks nice. But the rooms are just meh. I've stayed at worse DOD lodging and I've stayed at better. The rooms are clean but kind of dated. Updated bathrooms would probably go a long way to improving the hotel quality.

One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The staff goes above and beyond to help. The rooms are clean and the housekeeping crew is tops. The pub located in the hotel Packy's has some of the best food you can find in the area. The banquet that the hotel put on for our group was top shelf all the way. The price was great and the room rates are the best around. I will stay at the Hope Hotel whenever I am in the Dayton area.

The Hope refers to Bob Hope, and I bet he would be concerned about conditions here. Today checked in and had maintenance here three times...once the key cards did not work, second, with no signal in TV, and third no dial tone on phone. Soap and shampoo in dispensers like you see in restrooms, and not in wrapped or sealed containers. How do you wash your face with hand soap out of a dirty dispenser that people use after using the toilet? One washcloth and one towel provided in bathroom. So many guests were military personnel or veterans, and this is the way they are treated to second class amenities...dirty soap dispensers so many people use after their toileting...and stupid us asked for the USA Today newspaper like other hotels way. Nothing like that. One wonders if the Hope family is aware of this place and would want their name associated with it. Thus place is a disgrace to the people in the mi!itary.

The Hope Hotel is a government ILPP-sponsored hotel and if you are traveling to Wright-Patt on taxpayer dime, chances are you will be staying here. Honestly, there is no reason you should willingly spend your own money here when literally every other hotel in the greater-Dayton area would be cheaper and of superior quality. If you are one of the poor souls that the Don't Travel System gods banished here, let's get down to what you'll be experiencing. Room Quality: I am not picky and while the rooms from an aesthetic point are completely acceptable for my standards, I'll note that they lean more towards the drab-and-outdated side. Think Comfort Inn but more popcorn ceiling/walls, scratched up furniture, 1970's manual air-con/heating, and truck stop-style wall-mounted soap dispensers next to the sink and inside the shower (Honestly, despite being hilariously inappropriate for a $100+ a night hotel, these things are rad. Talk about utilitarian.) Regardless, the room is tolerable for short business trips where your only misery staying here will be when your eyes are shut and the lights are off. Just pray you didn't get a room facing the railroad tracks, as since the walls are thin enough to clearly discern private corporate conversations that I definitely shouldn't be listening to, the trains become tornadoes. Bathroom: The toilet was installed by someone whose never used one before, as the toilet seat doesn't stay upright due to the tank being installed underneath the counter top. You also gotta hold down the flush lever for 10 seconds to let everything slowly drain. With all this stuff you gotta to hold down simultaneously, you'd wish you had a third hand to hold your... you know what nevermind. The shower pressure is extremely weak forcing you to crawl up under the shower head, but at least the hot water works relatively quickly. Internet: No internet. They say they have free wifi but any use in the afternoon to evening is no-man's-land. I got 0.32Mbps download and "Error: Couldn't complete test" for upload at 6pm on a weekday. If you are staying in the rooms towards the end of the corridors near the stairwells, you probably just won't have wifi. Hope you have infinite tethering data. For my 3-week trip I sure as hell didn't. Food: The saving grace for the hotel is Packy's sports bar downstairs attached to the lobby. Despite the breakfast buffet being unorganized hilarity, the food is actually pretty decent. Their sandwiches are good and they have several kinds of beer on tap. Prices are average with a $5 mixed drink happy hour which I don't quite understand, since that is exactly the same price I pay at other more popular bars in the area on a Friday night. If you spend more than just a few weekdays lodging, you'll probably get to know this place VERY well. Overall: Everyone I've had the pleasure of interacting with both from my home office in Florida to the staff here at Wright-Patt have all come to affectionately call this place Hopeless Hotel. Now that I've spent my time here and repented, I have a sense of pride to have lodged here and joined the club. Just kidding. I don't. Don't stay here.

The night we checked in, the two people working were very rude. The man was apparently new (which I found out later). He charged my bank card that I used to hold the reservation with instead of the one I gave him at check in, messing up my bank account, then he erased it in the computer, and acted like he did nothing wrong! I showed him & lady working my bank app that they did charge wrong card, they both continued to argue with me & basically called me a liar. Told me I'd have to wait until Monday and call the accounting lady! Meanwhile, I can't use my card all weekend! Then we walk into our room & the heat isn't on, the towel rack is in pieces on the counter in our bathroom. The breakfast both days was cold, the wait staff was non-existent most of the time! I did call on Monday to get my bank account straightened out, and that women while talked pleasant to me, made excuses for the way I was treated & didn't really apologize at all for our horrible weekend that their motel caused! I do not recommend this motel ever! There are several places nearby that we will choose if ever in the area again. There were a few from our team that did actually check out & go elsewhere.

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 Beavercreek Golf Course.


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.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 114 reviews