Rated 5 out of 5 by McCollum5 This hotel was great
For the past several years my husband and I have been spending our anniversary at the Sheraton Hotel. Each year they have provided outstanding customer service. The managers and staff have always made our stay enjoyable and relaxing. With the amazing location and awesome staff you cannot go wrong staying at the Sheraton!
July 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dalilama Excellence
Great location, excellent facility, welcoming staff
July 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sexybill great experience
i recently spent two very enjoyable days at this hotel while visiting my son who is stationed at the naval base in norfolk. everything was beyond expectations. the location couldn't have been better. everything was within walking distance and the view was wonderful. the restaurant at the hotel was excellent and the service couldn't have been better. our server was a young lady named Mia who took care of our every need with a smile & a great sense of humor. i plan to visit my son again soon and will definitely be returning to the sheraton waterside. by the way she makes a great bloody mary.
June 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by blockhead1 Worst experience ever!
Upon arrival I requested a luggage cart. Valet brought one to the sidewalk by the car but failed to warn us that there was a slight slope. I turned around and the cart rolled down off of the curb, trapping me and denting the car which was brand new. I didn't even get an apology for that. The room was sub par. The head of the bed was chipping there were marks all over the walls and our harbor view was blocked by a tree. We were there for three nights and every morning I would check my account and a new hold would be placed. I was also charged for 3 days of parking when we only used valet 1 night and moved to the parking garage a block away for the next 2 nights. By the end of our trip, after I'd prepaid and taxes and incidentals had cleared my bank account, there was an extra $386 dollar hold on my account. I was told they had accidentally set up two portfolios. I had brought the issue to their attention everyday but obviously it was not taken care of. Service was extremely slow in the restaurant and we had to seek someone out for silverware and napkins both times we ate there. The staff was friendly but needs more training. I really expect a much different experience from a Starwood hotel. I could write a book on why you should not stay here.
June 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hammie2 comfortable hotel
this hotel has great features such as a comfortable and clean room and breath taking views from the balcony.was a little loud in the hallway Sat. night from an apparent private party that we were not invited to.we will probably see you next year.
June 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by missmomma2011 Moved Rooms 3 Times
1st room not big enough with 2 adults and one 4 year old. 2nd room got locked from the inside from housekeeping. 3rd room had no heat/ac. we told the front desk about it and they said it would be fixed by the time we returned to our room. we were gone about 10 hours and when we returned there was still no heat/ac. the maintenance man wanted to fix but they had no parts and wanted to fix it at 1030pm.
Housekeeping did not clean our room 2 out of the 3 nights we stayed there. had to contact the front desk for clean towels and it took 2 and a half hours for them to show up. night staff not very pleasant and did not relay information to the daytime staff. No fridge of microwave in room. breakfast was not included in the price of the room. had to pay to park and had to park a block away. pool was very dirty and filled with leaves. 2 phones in the room and neither one worked.
June 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bella007 Excellent to average
Staff excellent however the room was very average. There was no safe, refrig, or microwave. Not for a traveler. I would stay again because of the wonderful staff.
June 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dub20 great location
Nice and quiet. Easy access to the ferry for the festival.
May 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LadyB358 Sheraton Disapointment
I travel a lot for business and personal reasons. I was told breakfast was not included and I found no microwave or refrigerator in the room. The restaurant hotel menu was some what costly and you spent to much time searching for food on the weekend since most businesses were closed on the weekend in the area of the hotel. The stay was somewhat of a disappointment. The wedding was beautiful.
May 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kajordan Bathroom Inoperable
I stayed at this hotel last weekend for a wedding. It was a complete nightmare. We checked-in and the front desk employee was extremely nice and helpful, however when we got to the room it was less than desirable. The toilet did not work and the shower head was completely off appratus. We were forced to crouch down and use the faucet, I am not sure how clean I was this weekend. We reported the issues to the hotel during the late night, so we understood it could not be fixed immediately, but we expected for the overnight crew to inform the morning staff of the issues. No one fixed the issues and we were forced to use the restrooms on the 4th floor in the conference space and take less than desirable shower/baths again. I was shocked and surprised of the condition of the Sheraton! I am extremely disappointed and will abandon allegiance to the Sheraton brand. If you stay at this hotel, just enjoy the restaurant, the only highlight of our trip.
May 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Narig747 The hotel needs improvement
The hotel carpets look dirty. Exterior needs a facelift. Restaurant is ok. Great location though and beds are comfy.
May 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Virginia1967 Upgrade this hotel, put money back into the property
Desk in room very weathered scuffed cracked tarnished. Room very loud hot water was in and out pressure was in and out furniture carpet elevators prob looked nice in 1980 but looks very dated now. Staff nice and try hard but working on a sinking ship. Great location but my gosh upgrade this hotel to Sheraton standards.
April 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kham17 Good business hotel
I only stayed here one night while on a business trip, but had a pleasant experience. The staff was friendly and my room was slightly nicer than the average Sheraton.
April 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by weddingtrvlr Great staff response!
Despite it being an especially busy weekend at the hotel, the front desk staff was very friendly and accomodating. The room was clean, the beds more comfortable than I expected, the shower drained efficiently, and it was quiet. Like another reviewer mentioned, the headboard was worn, so updating needed. It was difficult to maintain heat in the room, as it seemed the a/c overrode it. Regardless, I am especially grateful to Linda in housekeeping, who located my phone charger when I realized I'd left it in the room after I returned home. She had it FedEx'd to me and I received it in two days. I thank the staff for their honesty, and to Linda for being so kind and diligent. The whole stay was a great customer service experience!
March 21, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by farmall69 This was probably a nice hotel 25 years ago
Check in was kind of a hassle to unload being bombarded by the valet and their $24 service which I declined. The parking garage is one block away. The actual check in for the room keys was ok. Once completed with that ordeal I get to the room to find outdated furnishings which were in poor overall condition. Room 924 , once the pillows were moved it revealed that the vinyl upholstery on the left side of the head board was deteriorated. there was no extra roll of toilet paper in the bathroom and only a partial roll on the dispenser , mildew in the shower and windows that were so filthy that I had a hard time seeing the Elizabeth River. These issues were not just isolated to my room but numerous rooms. We were part of a wedding party and had a whole block of rooms. every room was this way in one way or another. Now , on to the WIFI connection. This is a SCAM! when logging onto the WIFI , you have to apparently look closely for a small block to check for the "FREE" WIFI. If not it defaults you to their "PREMIUM" high speed WIFI for $12.95 per connection. God help you if you log in more than once cause it is $12.95 per connection. SCAM SCAM SCAM . Next item : watch out for the bottles of water in the room. There are 3 bottles and on the first bottle it says "Free and Clear" . Yeah well , the second and third bottles are $2.00 a piece. Another SCAM! Then There is the Restaurant , Extremely OVERPRICED and nasty. I was served a soda which still had lip stick on the rim. I have the pictures to prove it. The server did not seem to care when I brought this to her attention and just got me a new glass. no offer to remove it from my check or anything. I will say I did not pay for it. Ther service was terrible at breakfast and took for ever. The food was mediocre at best. $14.00 for breakfast was a rip off! The last issue I had was with hotel Management. Mind you I was staying Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday afternoon at 12:30 pm a member of the hotel management team knocked on my door and kind of rudely asked if I knew that check out was at 12:00pm. I told him I had reservations for 2 nights. He looked at his clip board and looked puzzled. Apparently they double booked my room. He said everything was ok and left. THIS , Should never had happened! I have stayed at nicer better run hotels next to interstate off ramps. I was very disappointed with this hotel. The website is in no way an actual representation of the facility itself. I would not recommend this property to anyone. It will be interesting if any one contacts me regarding any of this.
January 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mark3333333 Im SPG Gold
This is the only hotel I stay where I am not acknowledged as an SPG Gold member.
Im not sure why,
January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Staphanie80 Awesome Stay
I had a wonderful time here. Markita at the reception desk was vey helpful and everyone was so nice to us.
December 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tooth4 Staff was experienced and professional
Starting from Andrew at front desk toSarah bell in security....the stay was memorable
Diffenately the same attention to detail as the sheraton congress in Frankfort and le meridian in Stuttgart
Just a great thanksgiving
November 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by musicianX2 VMEA stay
My colleague and I stayed here for the VMEA conference in November. It was fine. The restaurant was wonderful and the fitness room was the best I'd been in at any hotel - bar none! The elevators were prompt, safe and reliable, and the rooms were quiet and well appointed. I was disappointed one day when our room was never cleaned, nor were the towels removed and exchanged. In general, the rooms were also cleaned very late in the day, so it was tough to come back after one of the workshops and not have the opportunity to get into our room to rest or unload packages before the next workshop.
The staff was friendly and helpful. The lobby area was very well appointed as well as relaxing for the days that our room wasn't ready in time. The location was beautiful on the water.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peacegirl Loved the location on the river
My room over looked the river and some Navy ships being repaired. The restaurant also overlooked the river. Beautiful place to have a restful stay.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SonofFrank Great Reunion Venue
Staff and facilities were comfortable and pleasant.
November 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jdubub Reunion trip
Stayed four days. Hotel felt old. No advertised shuttle service to or from airport. Cost versus facilities and dining on the high side.
November 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MCNVA Great location & facilities
Convenient to downtown and easy access
City Dock breakfast is awesome!
November 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mozman Nice hotel!
My stay at this hotel was wonderful. The amenities in the room were delightful and the restaurant was excellent. Sam, our waitress was so personable and efficient!!The only suggestion I have is related to the pillows which, in my opinion, are way too soft. I like to have a firm pillow and will sometimes sleep on two if needed but these were way too soft to even do that. I did not sleep all that well and I think that's why. Other than that, I would stay here again but bring my own pillow!
November 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Abdual711 What a Dump for an expensive hotel
On arrival to check in during a large convention they had only one person at the counter doing check in with a long (20 minute late) line. Really just 1 person doing check in's ! Next I had reserved a room with a king bed . The person handling check in's said one was not available but one might be later if I came back around 7:00 PM or I could take a room with 2 queens. I took the queens as I had already stood in line for 20 minutes.
Got to my room and it was OK. The next morning NO HOT WATER in the bathroom. I took a quick shower in luke warm water and went to my meetings. The furnishings in the room were old and beat up. I have seen better furniture in a Salvation Army Thrift store. The next morning I had hot water in the shower to start with but it ran out just as my shower was almost over. Told the clerk at check out and she said it happens when everyone is on the same get up and go to a meeting schedule. They just don't have the capacity they need for the morning rush. I see no reason to return. This is the 2nd bad experience in 4 years with this place.
November 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by solarsoar Nice place but parking facility is a walk
More amenities in the room than in standard Sheratons.
If you opt for self-parking, you have to go across the street to a parking building. Cost is $12 during the week, $8 during the weekend.
November 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bishop7 Exceptional Staff
Thank you to Marcus. Did an awesome job trying to get us a comfortable room with great view. The guest I bought loved it.
November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CMC60 Hotel stay review
My stay at this hotel was excellent. I only wish that Waterside itself had not been closed down.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cblasian LOVE MY ROOM
I booked at the last minute and was able to get a great room and price. I love staying here.
October 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jymi F & B Staff
We checked in late after a long and exhausting day. Your bar staff was already closed and cleaning up for the night. After seeing our forlorn and haggard faces, they offered us a night cap. We were able to unwind and relax on the outdoor patio, and we could not stop commenting on the intuitiveness and kindness of the restaurant/bar staff. Being in the service industry, we certainly recognize when employees go above and beyond what is required. Please extend our sincerest and warmest thanks for the closing shift in your restaurant/bar.
October 23, 2014