I want to preface this review with the statement that I, as a single female traveler, wanted to make sure I was in a safe, clean environment. This Hampton Inn was great in this respect. Some areas in Richmond are a little "ify," but this hotel was south of the city with a well-lit parking lot and wonderfully clean facilities. Nearby dining out is somewhat restricted, but there's a sports bar/restaurant across the street and a large, modern Subway next door. There was also a microwave and small refrigerator in my room. Breakfast, as mentioned by previous contributors, is served off the lobby area and is quite good. The ice machine and beverage machine were located by the elevators. The staff was friendly.
I requested a quiet room, and I'm sure the receptionist thought she was being kind by placing me in a room away from other guests. However, she put me in a room on the I-95 side of the hotel. I noticed the noise from the highway right away but didn't think it would be a problem. By the time I came back from dinner at Subway, I was exhausted. I took a nice shower...good water pressure and lots of hot water...and slid into a very comfortable bed. I particuarly liked the duvet. I watched TV for a while but found myself turning the sound up constantly, for the highway noise was still present and the heating unit in the room made it worse. Then there was a constant, unrelenting buzzing noise whose source was unknown. I looked everywhere so I could stop it, to include peeking out the door to check a nearby exit sign. No luck! (It wasn't until the next day that I noticed that my room was next to a utility storage area. I can only surmise that this was the origin of the noise.) In all fairness to the staff, I did not report the noise because I was too tired to change rooms. I did, however, mention it to a member of the cleaning staff the next morning and asked her to report it to the management. I got little sleep that night and wanted to make sure that the next occupant did not have the same problem. In hindsight I should have asked for another room.
Would I go back to the hotel? Absolutely!
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