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Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center at Oyster Point
Ranked #30 of 38 Hotels in Newport News
Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews
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“Maybe they have turned the corner..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Needed a room for a quick one night stay and wound up with this one on Hotwire. I was a little antsy once I read some of the reviews here...but my son and I are hardy types and can handle a little adversity (and hadn't planned on using the pool anyway), so we headed for the Tidewater region.

What we found echos much of what I'd read about. This is the old Omni: a little tough to find, TINY directional signs, a hundred bizarrely (severely!?!) pruned trees lining the driveway. The architecture is a little peculiar (office high-rise meets California cathedral) but the parking area and unloading zone are clearly marked. There is a valet stand, but it was unattended for the duration of my brief stay.

The lobby decor is a little dated but was also large and clean and comfortable. The restaurant is now open in a lower level off the lobby. Did not eat there, but was warmly greeted by the hostess. Checked in with two courteous and professional gentlemen, who handled a small room request easily and efficiently (Not always the case when one is a Hotwire customer).

As we made our way to the nearby (if pokey) elevators, I noticed that the indoor pool is now open. The corridors were dinly lit, but did not have any ill odors as had been mentioned in other reviews. The 4th floor was marked as a non-smoking floor and I never found any reason to suspect that it wasn't

The room was large and comfortable. Two double beds, clean & comfortable duvets and a couple of arm chairs. There was a mini-fridge in the credenza under the (old tube-style) TV cabinet. Plenty of lights and a full power strip beside the desk. The room had a big closet, spacious bathroom and a too-loud air conditioning unit (but hey, it worked). Our room was near the elevator, but we never heard any guest noise for the duration of the stay.

One minor housekeeping quibble: The room wasn't quite ready for occupancy..used soap in the dish, wash cloth on the vanity, a little trash in the trash can, looked like some had napped on top of the covers. BUT as they had helped me by switching me from a single king to a double, I chalked it up to a communication hiccup between housekeeping and the front desk and it really didn't affect us at all.

Easy AM checkout...pleasant staff interaction throughout. A safe, (a little more light in the parking lot though, huh), comfortable stay. I'll return.

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

This hotel is not what it seems on the website. The pool "was not certified by the city" when I got there, meaning that all of the pictures of the indoor heated pool which led me to choose the hotel led to severe disappointment for the children I was traveling with. The clerk at the desk gave the same rehearsed speech about how it wasn't their fault, and how they had asked corporate to change the website pictures- blah, blah, blah. This place is really nice inside- and decaying under bad management. The restaurant was closed, too. The room was clean, but I surely will never return to any Magnuson property- bait and switch is appreciated.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center at Oyster Point

Property: Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center at Oyster Point
Address: 1000 Omni Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606-4215
Location: United States > Virginia > Newport News
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 38 Hotels in Newport News
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center at Oyster Point 3*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the City Center business district, the Magnuson Hotel & Convention Center at Oyster Point provides an upscale hotel experience at an affordable cost. The Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center at Oyster Point is located 4 blocks from Oyster Point Square Newport News, close to shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Newport News Shopping Center is 4 blocks, ECPI University and Stratford University are less than 1 block, Langley Air Force Base is 8 miles and Fort Eustis Army Base is 15 minutes. . ... more   less 
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