My husband and I recently stayed at the aloft hotel in Chesapeake while in town for a concert in Norfolk. Sure, we could have stayed Downtown Norfolk but I wanted to try out the Aloft since it was a new hotel. Aesthetically, the hotel was beautiful. The decor very modern and savvy much like what you'd see in Ikea/West Elm. The check in was a breeze, there are Kiosks which allow you to retrieve your room keys and print Airport boarding passes. The lobby was decorated and had WOW factor. I didn't have a problem with the music (some reviews said that it was very loud), it was at a decent volume level for the lobby. Once on our floor I noticed a tremendous amount of wear and tear on the walls & doors which was very unattractive. It looks like the house keepers are scraping the walls & doors with there "bins" (for lack of a better word). A coat of paint should be able to fix that.
Once in our room, the room appeared to be thoroughly cleaned until a more detailed inspection. Inside our soap dish near the bathroom sink was filthy, as well as the coffee maker (so filthy I refused to use it). A few stains on the carpet that I could live with but the walls near the desk were horribly scratched as if someone kept scraping the desk chair against that wall. Again, very unattractive & nothing a coat of paint can't fix. I mean, you wouldn't have scratched & scraped walls in your own home, right?
The bed not as comfortable as others I've slept in at Westin Hotels but not too bad.
The HD television & channels were a plus. The bathroom was a Girls dream, a great full length mirror which doubles as a sliding door for privacy in the bathroom. The fixtures and walk in glass shower were beautiful. Free in-room Wifi, no room service (only hot food at the bar which closed at midnight so we missed a meal and had to find a 24 hour breakfast joint), we didn't get to use the plug & play station (which I assumed was an Ipod/Iphone dock) because you have to bring your own AV/HDMI/USB cables.
Overall we enjoyed our stay. It's a trendy and quiet spot close to tons of great shopping centers. I would recommend quarterly inspections to combat the wear and tear and thorough cleaning of the rooms to include removal of floor stains etc. If you're looking for a reasonably priced place to stay this is your spot. You get what you pay for.
- Also Known As:
- Aloft Chesapeake Hotel
- Aloft Chesapeake Hotel Chesapeake
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With convenient access to Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and Suffolk, the aloft Chesapeake is located near Regent University and Greenbrier Mall, featuring great shopping, movies and restaurants. ... more less
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