After reading some of the reviews we were a little concerned at booking online but decided it was in a very convenient spot for what we wanted. We flew into New Bern airport and called the hotel for the courtesy bus. We were told that it was not running but they would arrange for a taxi. We had barely stepped outside when the taxi arrived to take us the 5 minute drive to the hotel. On checking in we were welcomed by reception and given warm chocolate chip cookies. We asked for a quiet room and were given a very nice room on the top floor overlooing the marina with our own balcony. All the staff we meet were very friendly. Free internet connection was fast and quick to log into.
Our room had the most comfortable bed, lots of storage, fridge, microwave and a spotless bathroom.
We were late for breakfast next morning and felt a little rushed although I think this was more the fault of the waitress trying to finish her shift. Plenty of choice for continental or hot. The buffet breakfast was not the best we have had but the fresh cooked breakfast were excellent.
Very nice and relaxing to have a jazz concert on Sunday evening out on the deck. Other nice touches were free Starbucks coffee outside the restaurant until 10.30am and iced lemon water in the lobby all day.
I also noticed that one reviewer complained about no valet parking. It does say no valet parking on their website and all parking was just in front of the hotel and only a few yards to the far side of the parking area. We borrowed our friends car and were never more than 2 or 3 cars back from the front entrance. When we left a taxi was quickly organised to take us back to the airport.
Will return if we need a hotel in New Bern and look for the Double Tree chain in future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront is conveniently located in the heart of the downtown Historic District with beautiful views of both the Neuse and Trent Rivers. We are just minutes away from the area's premiere shopping, restaurants, and attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton New Bern/Riverfront Hotel New Bern
- Sheraton New Bern
- New Bern Sheraton