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The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites

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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My husband and I will never stay there again. The new management is letting the place deteriorate. We were told, upon check-in, to park in their parking lot and display their parking pass on our dash. We did so and were rewarded the next morning with 3 slashed tires and a caustic solution on our windshield. When we reported it... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I stayed at this property with my husband and 2 children. We had stayed here a few years ago, and were back in the area to visit family. I will not stay here again. The property is much worse now than it was in our earlier visit. The only positive things I can say about this hotel is that the... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Just got back from a weekend in Portsmouth. We had stayed at the Dinwiddie about four years ago and it was very nice. We stayed this weekend and everything has changed! The hotel has different ownership and has gone downhill. There seems to have been little or no maintenance. There is no security. The front door has a card key... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The hotel is a historic building with not so bad rooms in an ok neighborhood. The staff with the exception of two are all rude and unhelpful. Friday nights bring out the bar hopping drunks and the police in full force. We brought our 2 dogs and the front desk clerk who checked us in saw them both puppies but... More 

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

Where should we start, the declined credit cards, the lies about taking care of the bill, skipping out only to be called back to knowingly take care of your bill with a returned check? The fact that the room lost more than 30 days of use due to the odor from the 2 Dogs. Still that room is damaged from... More 

Phoenix
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I love historic hotels but this one could have been better. Seemed clean, safe, and location was great for walking around in Portsmouth. Also liked the fact that parking and internet was included in the price. The biggest negative for me was the lack of hot water in the shower. At best it was warm. There is a trick to... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
47 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The location of this hotel is at one corner of Portsmouth's beautiful historic district. It is within an easy walk of great restaurants and a historic movie theater. It is also an easy walk from the inexpensive ferry to the heart of Norfolk tourism activities - Battleship Wisconsin, Navy Base cruise tour, and many others. The hotel is a very... More 

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Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

My friend and I stayed at this place for 5 nights, making the choice exclusively based on online reviews. I'm not sure how to rate my personal experience other than saying it was "unusual". This is not one of your typical chain hotels. The room was OK except for the fact that there was a work chair but no table.... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is an older hotel but the rooms are nice although they should upgrade the televisions. Bed was unusually comfortable. The continental breakfast is not worth eating. go around the corner and have a real meal. Coffee in lobby was excellent. My wife left a special pillow in the room and staff was not very good about getting it back... More 

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

Dear Sir, Thanks for the review, We Appreciate your good comments on bed and the rooms, we will try to improve our Breakfast offering. Thanks again, Hope to see you again for your next visit. with warm regards, The Management Governor Dinwiddie Hotel More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The Dinwiddie is a quaint historic hotel with lots of open space in the rooms. The floor plans are nice. Drawbacks: The gym is very small but okay if it's only one or two people working out. The walls are thin so you may hear outside noises which is why I'm sure it's rumored the hotel is haunted. The kitchenette... More 

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

Dear Madam Thank you for the good review, We Appreciate your good comments! Thanks again, Hope to see you to see you again soon.. with warm regards, The Management Governor Dinwiddie Hotel More 

Powhatan, VA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Portsmouth has a dearth of decent affordable hotels, the choice is between very expensive waterfront hotels or sleazy strip motels. That makes this the best option under the circumstances. I've rated it average as it really isn't special. I have a hard time thinking of something as historic when it's only a few years older than me. The rooms are... More 

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

Dear Sir, Thanks for the review, We Appreciate your good comments and we are in the process of resolving the dim light issue. Thanks again, Hope to see you again for your next visit. with warm regards, The Management Governor Dinwiddie Hotel, More 

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