I arrive in the car port. I barely get out my door and a valet person is on my toes as if there's a competition between the valet employees to get the most sales, etc. He had his hand out for my keys. I said no...I plan on parking myself. He still insists on my keys and I told him no yet again. This aggressive guy even made my wife and children nervous. I went to the front desk to check in and they didn't seem to care about my experience thus far & next thing you know....the valet guy is standing next to me with his hands out yet again asking for my keys. He literally grabbed for them and I about defended myself as if someone was trying to steal my vehicle. In any case...he finally got the point. I parked my vehicle one block away for $0 in a secure, fenced-in lot with cameras everywhere. I guess it's free on weekends in this lot I found and only $7 during the week where DT Valet charges $18. Yeah...you know what they're doing...charging YOU $18 and paying only $0 or $7 to park; nice profit. The woman at the check-in counter at DT was also very dry and almost seemed as if I was interrupting her when I needed to check-in. The next morning...the employees were all different and were a lot more friendlier but it was too late....I was through w/ the staff there and was glad to check-out and be done.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Doubletree Hotel Richmond Downtown is an excellent hotel in the heart of Richmond. Our hotel is the closest to the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) campus, is near the historic business and financial districts and is within walking distance of the Commonwealth of Virginia Capitol building. Guests will enjoy our comfortable hotel accommodations including Sweet Dreams by Doubletree beds, seasonal roof-top pool, complimentary wireless internet, complimentary shuttle service within a three-mile radius, upscale dining at our 301 restaurant serving Southern-style delicacies & traditional favorites and on-site covered valet parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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