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Which hotel is a better location?

Ashburn, VA
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Which hotel is a better location?

We are thinking of staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites on 39th or Springhill Suites on 9th. Which is a better location? Are there any restaurants or shops near either?

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1. Re: Which hotel is a better location?

I like the area around the SpringHill Suites because it's quiet. We found plenty of places to eat within walking distance of the hotel.

Chesapeake, VA
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2. Re: Which hotel is a better location?

Both are convenient to shopping. HI&S is across from a whole block of shops. This end is new construction, so it has a bit of an upscale vibe to it. SHS is at a quieter end although it's just a couple blocks from the center of the strip. Both are convenient to shops and restaurants. You can always ride the Wave to get to the opposite reaches if your feet give out.

Flip a coin -- you'll win either way.

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3. Re: Which hotel is a better location?

Another consideration might be the hotel itself. These two are not exactly like comparing same items. And it seems to me one hotel itself is only better than the other for a visitor based on what you are hoping for in your hotel experience.

SHS is newish and does have the pool at the side of the hotel so it doesn't get in the hotel's shade. The indoor pool is sort of dark we think. It's handy but not a big event. But the giant first floor...lobby/breakfast area/sitting areas/tables and chairs along the wall of windows looking out on the ocean/tv area, etc. is large, bright and colorful. SHS also has second floor rooms with an option for an enormous deck for play/sunning. We opt for the higher floor though for the balcony and panoramic view.

HI North Beach is more water feature directed than probably any other hotel on the boardwalk. They redid themselves lately and now have the indoor lazy river, oceanfront (which is between the buildings) pool, a streetfront pool and I think one other pool area, a kid's Kamp, movie theater.

At HI rooms can be sort of small since they are the rooms that were already there redone; SHS has suites 450 aq. ft. to 780 sq.ft., the latter with a dedicated, walled, doored bedroom.

I think HI has over 200 rooms and 80+ suites; SHS has 160 suites.

So, differences in activities provided, busy-ness level, room/suite size.

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