Rated 5 out of 5 by GrannyCarolyn Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
The staff from caretakers to front desk and all are a huge asset to this hotel. All are cheerful and helpful. I was addressed by name anytime I called front desk or housekeeping. I especially like the note on employees individual name tags that under the name, is indicating what the person is connected to. For example some indicated "family", others "music", "art", "football" , and so on. This helped the server or room attendant be more than a label and opened a bit of conversation.
The restaurant was fine and although sometimes service was slow, the staff are always pleasant and food is good value and taste. Buffet breakfast gives ample choice, including steel cut oats. Rooms while somewhat small are clean and comfortable. Location beside the harbour is lovely and has a really nice walk way.
I would stay again.
15 minutes from Airport.
April 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Visitor1698 Needs improvements
While the room was nice, the TV channels were n't working correctly (half fuzzy). I called to ask for service, was told someone would be up, and no one ever fixed it during the 3 nights of my stay. The Menu option on the TV didn't work for all 3 nights, so could not order, get movies, or checkout through the Menu. Front desk staff was curt and not overly friendly over the phone. The parking situation is terrible--parking in a separate building? Bellmen and valets were great.
March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chrisatredrake WHY?
Recently I stayed at a competitors hotel. Upon my return each evening warm chocolate chip cookies awaited me on the lobby desk.
At yours there are DOG BONE BISCUITS>
Which hotel in the future would get your business?
March 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by NoSleep101 Will Never Stay Here Again
Yes, I had a view of the water and that was pleasing, but there was an old outdated couch (which seemed to be bolted to the floor) in the way of the window so if I wanted to sit and enjoy the view, I needed to literally climb on the back of the couch. One side of my queen sized bed literally made "sproing" noises and sank to the ground when I sat on it. I slept on the other side of the bed, and a staff member told me they'd address it for the next guest, but I didn't see them write it down. On my 2nd night (of 3), I carried a duffle bag and my laptop bag and some personal items up to my room, and when I got there, neither of my room keys worked. I had to go all the way back down to the lobby and wait behind "members" who got there after me, just to get them to reset my keys. This happened to another person in my party as well! It was very frustrating as we were on a schedule and now I was being rushed and had to skip taking a shower before I went to dinner with my boss. The walls of the rooms are paper thin and the doors seem to slam louder than any other hotel I've ever satyed in! I was awakened all night long by doors slamming. At one point I had to go out into the hallway at 2:30am and tell a drunk guest to stop banging on the door next to mine, and he told me to mind my own business and get back in my room. This is after the TV from that same room had been on full voume since 10pm. I am serious that I would never stay here again, and I would never recommend this to anyone. This hotel was terrible. Just because the lobby is nice, it doesn't mean the rest of the hotel is any good. I felt bad for the staff, who seemed nice, but also seemed to know that they were promoting a hotel that would not live up to any guests normal expectations - the #1 expectation being a good nights sleep, which this hotel can not deliver. And let's not get into how every little thing (including the bottled water in your room) comes with a price! And $10 for internet? Are you kidding? Even the Burger King has free internet these days - it's 2014. Telling me to join your member program just so you won't charge me $10 (per night!) for internet is offensive.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jennymgm Enjoyed my stay
I really enjoyed my stay the room was clean and the bed was for comfortable.
The food was good also.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karyn02 This hotel has a great location
The front desk staff was great and recognized the fact that I am a Gold Member and made sure I was well taken care of. The location is fabulous and within walking distance of many local attractions and restaurants.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DiscerningTraveller Sheraton Norfolk VA
Well I read the reviews and I was a bit apprehensive about what I was letting myself in for. But no need - the experience was excellent. I stayed for 4 nights and it was excellent. All the staff were attentive and helpful. The gym was totally adequate, and the bedroom very comfortable. The breakfast chefs were great - catering for my dietary restrictions - I know it's a little thing but it's these little things that make all the difference. Location was ideal for restaurants, the pier, the Wisconsin and the Nauticus centre. I was really lucky, experiencing a couple of days of great sunny weather in March, and the view from my balcony window over the water was really great. A big well done to the staff and especially Fletcher!
March 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by VeenaMark The View
The View was beautiful the room was so cozy and my Husband and I had a blast. We could see our Ship for our night cruise from our balcony
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CigarBob Wonderfully appreciative of their Platinum guests
Stayed in late February, 2014. Booked a king room on club floor and was upgraded to a club suite which is huge. This appreciation goes a long way in customer loyalty and I woul dlike to thank the staff and manager of the Sheraton Norfolk for going the extra yard!
February 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Elling01 This is not a 4 STAR Hotel
This is a hotel in need of improvements in the guest room department. My headboard had tears in the material. Furniture is old and worn, was not what I expected from Sheraton. I guess it is a 4 star for the lobby and because it is on the water. I've stayed at a 2 1/2 star hotel with better looking rooms than this.
February 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jfg93 Avery good hotel, a terrible restaurant
Again and again, I mention how good is the hotel and how bad is the restaurant. It is even getting worst and I thought it was not possible.
February 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TwoTs One beautiful stay!
I was very impressed with this property. From the valet service to the wonderful front desk staff to the fabulous scenic atmosphere of the restaurant and last but not least the absolutely warm and comfortable rooms. I was visiting for a event that turned out to be magical, mainly due to the staff and facility and of course the group responsible for the event. I can't say enough about this facility and it's Sheraton employee family. Thank you for a well above my expectation stay. I will be back.
Ps: one note: I thought the overnight parking fee was a bit overpriced. Therefore I gave an overall review of four stars and not five.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JACKD7 THE STAFF
Your property is one of the best managed that I have stayed in over the past 5yrs. The staff should be recommended for national award.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by king1018 Perfect Stay
The stay was wonderful, the access to the Club Lodge, the friendliness of the staff, and ease to downtown. The hotel was wonderful and met our expectations.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Travler111 Room Comfort!
I love staying at this property!!! The staff is always great and my room is always clean and quiet. I am grateful for a restful stay and sound sleep in Norfolk. Thank You !!!!
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Abbd Excellent customer service
Great time with my family at this hotel. Excellent customer service from the ladies at the front desk/ladies at the restaurant. Made our stay pleasurable. Rooms were clean and neat. Keep up the good customer service!
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlotte43 The bed was very comfortable
The room was very nice, it was only missing a microwave and a frig, i think if you're paying that much for a room per night that those comforts should come automatic, other then that our stay was great and we would definitely go back.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kem999 Clean & Quiet
The room was very clean & very quiet. The buffet breakfast we had in the restaurant was wonderful with great service(lots of choices).
We have stayed here 6 times in the past 3 years & this stay was by far the best. The new management has made changes that really make this fine hotel special.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sugarplum13 Great staff.
Great friendly, service oriented staff. Everyone I came into contact with was friendly and service was great. Breakfast buffet great. I ordered a pizza…did not meet my expectation and expensive. Food in restaurant seemed expensive to me. But, that may be average to others. Talked to the manager on duty to tell him what a great staff, from room service to parking..all! Everyone worked great as a team. I talked to tim Peters…very nice and sincere. Hard to find people in service industry who have such a great attitude. To me that is a sign of good managers!!! My bed was not comfortable. That may be just my preference. Nice spacious rooms, lobby and event facilities. Lovely decor in hotel.
December 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by abcdefg9 Customer service
Sheraton has the most friendly, happy employees I have seen in a long time. Thanks for such a wonderful customer service experience
December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by biggak very pleasant
very pleasant stay. The room was nice. no issues with the staff. and the food was a delight.
December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hudsonty Impeccable Service
This hotel is certainly beautiful, well maintained, and spotlessly clean, but what makes it stand out is the staff. Every employee was friendly and helpful. This property is the definition of hospitality.
December 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Godmpwrs Better hotels around
Christmas parade was going on when we tried to get to the hotel to check in. Was not informed about the parking, internet, or refrigerator/microwave in the rooms. I expected so much more. I am so glad that I didn't pay to stay there because I would have been just as upset Staff was nice but there were just too many Issues. Oh I didn't write the previous review saying that I recommend hotel because of Aloft.
December 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GoDogs Room Service--FOOD!
Room service-- Food delivery was terrible! First time they would not answer phone 3x-- front desk had to help. Second time they all had left at 10:50pm when advertisement said service was available until 11:00pm. I finally got @ about 10:58pm Danielle on phone. Initially it seemed that I WOULD NOT get service--then she agreed to a Quick burger and PEPSI, although I wanted a COKE. But SHE was Good! Otherwise, everything was GREAT!
December 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by BetsySue Needs Improvement
While we had a special AAA rate and am a SPG member, was not recognized at check in. Had to call to find out internet password (which was no charge), however, we were charged at checkout and while the lady at the front counter tried to credit our account, we ended up with a partial credit. While hotel was advertised as having updated rooms, the carpet was used and filthy, a small banged up refrigerator was placed in the middle of the room, which we moved under the desk. The walls were extremely thin in that we constantly heard people talking in the hall -- when we went to check -- they were in their rooms! Bed was hard and did not sleep well. Overall, bad experience.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike63 getaway
would come back had a nice view of the illumination parade
November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fran42 Great visit
All of the staff that I encountered were very pleasant,courteous, and more than helpful. All greeted me with smiles and wanted to be helpful. There are no negatives.
November 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dls757 location
Great location near the water
November 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by kevinumbc1978 great staff, ok hotel
My husband and I stayed here for a night on our way to the outer banks. I am a platinum member and travel quite a bit. The hotel had a great location, rooms were just ok, water pressure was lacking but the size is what I would expect. The staff were just amazing helping me with some work related items and they didn't even hesitate. My biggest issue was the TV. You cannot plug an IPAD or an HDMI cable since they want you to rent their 20 dollar movies. Overall between the staff and location I would come back but they need to update their tvs. On the Battleship Wisonsin is amazing!
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deadeye I Truly felt appreciated by the staff
The overall demeanor of the entire staff was exemplary especially in light of a very large event going on as we were checking in. They did not seem overwhelmed and treated me and my wife as if we were their only guests. The front desk, the wait staff in the restaurant, the housekeeping staff and the entrance staff were all very friendly, very accommodating and treated us as though we were special guests.
November 17, 2013