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The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   506 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Portsmouth
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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Portsmouth, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Sitting on the bed in my Dinwoodie Hotel Room ITCHING. I've put my long sleeve pants and shirt back on. I'm scared to lay down. The hotel either used really bad soap with little rinse or heaven forbid Bed Bugs!

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

We are extremly sorry to hear about your inconvience during your stay on Feb 28th. We can assure you that all our linen is washed carefully in commercial machines and dried with fabric softner. The comfort and satisfaction of our guest is extremely important to us and we do encourage you to try our hotel one more time at your... More

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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161 reviews 161 reviews
158 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I typically stay in Choice Hotels brands and the other ones in Portsmouth were either full or too scary to stay in so I decided to take a chance on this historic hotel. Overall not a bad stay but totally different than what I'm used to. To get luggage into lobby you either have to carry it up a flight... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

While in Portsmouth VA my husband and I stayed here. The people were very nice and helpful with any questions we had. My husband and I travel a lot and this hotel was close to where we needed to be. It is an old historic hotel which we love staying in but this was a bit disappointing. The bed seemed... More

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

Dear Prazsinger, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an... More

Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were greeted by a very delightful gentleman when we arrived who was filled with all sorts of useful information about where to eat, drug stores activities and how to get to our event the next day. The hotel was vintage and clean, we had a very restful sleep on very comfortable beds. I was a bit nervous about the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I stay in many hotels for business. This is one of the better places I have stayed in. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The elevator was worn but worked just fine. The room was nice and spacious. The hotel was in walking distance of great places to eat.

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My family and I had to travel to Portsmouth for an event. I had some trepidation about this hotel because of the mixed reviews but there was a special price for the group sponsoring our event so we decided to chance it. Some reviewers have expressed concerns about the neighborhood. Yes, it's a "mixed" area and yes, you might see... More

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I spent a long weekend at the Governor Dinwiddie and was a little reluctant based on past reviews. When I arrived and all through my stay, the staff was friendly, helpful and very welcoming. I was worried when I got in the elevator because it was pretty beat-up looking, but it worked just fine. The halls and my room was... More

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

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! Sincerely, The Management... More

Harrisburg, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Great location. Lots of restaurants and bars on High St. Room was very nice. Only issue was we only had hot water for one shower over 3 days. TVs could be updated. It did get a little loud when the bars closed each night but that lasted all of 5-10 minutes.

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

Dear Sir, 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! with... More

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Also Known As:
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Address: 506 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Location: United States > Virginia > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites 3*
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