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The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites

3.0 of 5 506 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Either Portsmouth is a marginal town in all respects or something is going on with the other user reviews of this hotel. Who knows. Anyway, the hotel is old and the furniture is starting to show its age. The mattresses and spring boxes, for example, have not been replaced in a long time because they had that bouncy characteristic that... More

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Dinwiddie_Hotel_506, Manager at The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Born_Yesterday, Allow me to apologize on behalf of our hotel for failing to meet your expectations regarding the condition of the Dinwiddie. We are under new management and working very hard to restore the items that are not in the best condition. We will continue to upgrade our breakfast, as this is something new we're trying at the hotel... More

Tulsa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There had been an error in my reservation and the hotel could have charged me for the missed night and for the night I showed up! It was late when we arrived and they worked hard to find three rooms and accommodate us! Great value- close enough to the Norfolk airport too.

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Dinwiddie_Hotel_506, Manager at The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Feliciastruth, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide... More

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this hotel for a date night with my hubby. It was fine enough. Obviously outdated style wise but it was clean and convenient. Front desk was kind and helpful. We slept through breakfast so can't speak for that.

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Dinwiddie_Hotel_506, Manager at The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Steph, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide... More

Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I travelled to this establishment June 20-June 21st for a one night stay. We came to the area for the annual Cajun Food Festival and Bayou Boogaloo. There is currently a detour to get to the on site parking, but is easy enough to find. Check in is fast and easy and the woman at the front desk was very... More

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Dinwiddie_Hotel_506, General Manager at The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Amy R, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel, we greatly appreciate all comments, so we can share your experience with our staff, and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests.... More

Petersburg, Alaska
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We arrived in Portsmouth June 5th after a 7 day relocation trip from Alaska and we were beat! Our apartment wasn't available until the next day, so we stayed here on our first night in Portsmouth. The hotel is right in the heart of Old Town and is within steps of a bunch of great restaurants, a movie theater and... More

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Dinwiddie_Hotel_506, Manager at The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Chef John S, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Let me first welcome you to wonderful Olde Towne, we were so glad to be a part of that experience. It's refreshing to share positive feed back with my staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I entered the lobby thru the narrow steps via the parking lot since the street is closed due to construction and when you open the doors to the lobby its like night and day, very impressive, girl at front desk very pleasant and welcoming, room very nice, clean, comfortable, cold AC, working micro and fridge, lots of pillows, TV stand... More

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Dinwiddie_Hotel_506, Manager at The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you Ben D for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide... More

Savannah, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

I have been traveling to Portsmouth every other weekend over the last several months,and this hotel is by far my favorite!The staff has been beyond accommodating to me. They go above and beyond what is expected and are have been so wonderful. I love the entire atmosphere of the hotel. I like the fact it's historic in nature. It feels... More

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Dinwiddie_Hotel_506, Manager at The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Ashley, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our entire team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to... More

Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I'll start with what we liked about the Dinwiddie. It's right in the middle of Old Town Portsmouth, near all of the restaurants and the Art and Cultural Center. We were there on the first weekend of the month, so it was right in the middle of the First Friday concert series action and on Saturday morning we were happy... More

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Dinwiddie_Hotel_506, General Manager at The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Katie H, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!... More

Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The lobby is very nice. Reminds me of old elegant hotels we used to see in the movies. We were greeted by a very nice gentleman, Henry, at the front desk. He was so friendly we couldn't help smiling. He upgraded us to a suite, introduced us to the Choice program, gave us keys and we were registered. We went... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were visiting a relative who was in the Navy Medical Center. This hotel is one of the closest that had decent reviews. There are several restaurants and the historic St. Paul's Catholic church within a block of the hotel. There are 28 Stained Glass windows that are a must see. The High Street Landing Waterfront is a few blocks... More

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Address: 506 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Location: United States > Virginia > Portsmouth
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites 3*
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