My husband and I stayed at this hotel during a trip to Yorktown/Newport News/Portsmouth last weekend. The hotel at one time was a VERY NICE hotel and probably upscale. It was recently bought by a new owner that is trying to quickly improve the hotel. The lobby is quite dated but very large. They have several ballrooms & meeting rooms. All are in need of attention. The hotel desk area needs Lots of attention, but the service was really quite nice. It was not an expensive hotel now, but ONCE it may have been considered pricy.
Our room while small was very nice and VERY CLEAN and completely updated. The bed was very comfortable (King), it also had a small sofa seating area and the bathroom was nice and clean. I wasn't happy to learn that if you have a room on the 6th floor that you are limited to what you can see on the cable TV. The room had a new LARGE flat screen, but I couldn't watch my favorite programming. But I could have watched all my favorite programming if I was on the 1st-5th floor. Apparently, they have not updated the TVs on these floors and they still use the boxes. There was NO room service.
We tried the restaurant in the hotel for breakfast only ONE of the days we stayed there. I would not really recommend this restaurant. I noticed that the stairs leading down to the entry from the hotel lobby seems very dirty and in need of vacuuming at the least. The service was not that great either.
The price was not expensive so it was an OKAY stay. They are in the process of painting, cleaning remodeling and not finished. If the new owner doesn't run out of money this could be
a nice hotel again.
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- 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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