Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Address: 235 E Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510, United States | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on 235 E Main Street, Norfolk, is near Nauticus National Maritime Center, USS Wisconsin, Waterside, and NAUTICUS, The National Maritime Center.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsNorfolk Waterside Marriott

    Reviewed by mikestaver

    Great service

    Reviewed Jul 24, 2013
    by (3 reviews) Fernandina Beach , United States Flag of United States

    Rode in on my Harley. they provided a special spot for my bike to be certain it was taken care of. rooms were nice and room service was good. I would recommend it.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Norfolk Waterside Marriott



    What a beautiful hotel and wonderful staff...I will definately be back!! From the friendly staff to the beautiful Piano Lounge on the second level, we loved it!! I will refer this hotel to everyone!! Lisa-Boston

    I loved my complete experience!


    What a wonderful place! The hotel was beautiful, clean and wonderfully staffed! Everyone was so friendly and accommodating - I felt right at home! The city is beautiful and so much to do! Don't miss out on this experience!

    Great staff!


    My family and I recently stayed at this hotel, and had a fabulous time! The staff catered to our every need, and couldn't have been friendlier. They suggested several fun things for my kids to do, and we loved the pool overlooking the river. Enjoyed the food in the Deli on the first floor, and the gentleman at the front door was UNBELIEVABLE- I've never met anyone more genuinely hospitable! We'll be back!!

    Honeymoon stay-awesome


    Took my wife to stay on a top floor of this beautiful Marriott. We had heard for such a long time how wonderful the hotel and it's staff are, so finally took a weekend and relaxed. Found it to be very refreshing and attentive. The staff remembered me from check in time when I went though the lobby the next day. Lobby specialty coffee service is better than Starbucks across the street! Will be back!

    Unlike my friend from Lansing....


    Unlike my friend from Michigan, my daughter does not work at the hotel.

    I stayed here the first night and then went down the street to the brand new Courtyard. It is perfect, less expensive, has more features and best of all IT HAS ITS OWN PARKING.

    The Marriott was showing improvement from our last seminar visit, but still needs a massive capital infusion.



    WOW!! The Front Desk at this Marriott is wonderful. They make you want to stay with them just by the way they smile and take care of you. I have stand at this hotel 7-8 times this year and the staff remembers my name and is willing to assist me with anything I need. Sure the property is older (10 years, I think) but just like a fine glass of wine it gets better with time. The rooms are nice, the locate is excellent and staff is great. I just can't wait for their renovation because this will be the best Marriott in the US. Way to go.

    Try the Piano Bar


    The Piano bar on the second floor is a great place to meet and have some conversation. Prices are reasonable and bartenders have great personality. Looking forward to winter and sitting in front of the fireplace.

    Good Food


    Hotel has a deli on the ground floor that has great food and resonable prices for a downtown location. Bartenders have lots of personality and hospitality plus.

    Not quite so good as last time


    Staff was hostile, rooms beat-up and food cold.

    Oh well!

    Avoid this DUMP!


    This hotel is not a REAL Marriott - its a franchised operation that has lost touch with the Marriott "Spirit of Hospitality" that you would expect. The room sare small, beat-up, dirty and the staff thinks you are doing them a favor by staying. Complaints are passed off as management failures rather than addressed and corrected.

    Try the Sheraton one block over or the new Courtyard product that opens in late 2001. Avoid the Renaissance in Portsmouth as it is the same management company with, unbelieveably, the same issues, just newer and cleaner.

    I tried it 4 times and will drive rather than stay there.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Norfolk Waterside Marriott

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Norfolk

    Last Drinks in Norfolk

    A travel blog entry by mustseemore on Sep 20, 2015

    2 comments, 15 photos

    ... shelves appears highly processed and fresh fruit and vegies seems to come from distant climes. "Plastic" eggs make an appearance at every breakfast - I think they use powdered eggs and present them in a different shape each am. Deep fried food everywhere. Tonight we have purchased a couple of steaks to have with salad - a bit of a challenge to cook them in a very small frypan but we will manage.

    The lack of ethnic diversity is also ...

    Cheers to the upgrade

    A travel blog entry by mustseemore on Sep 18, 2015

    1 comment, 18 photos

    His View of the Norfolk Experience: Day 1 Aka Good to Go  Navy Base Norfolk was kind of the point of coming down here. Dallas was really just a place to land and recover. Norfolk is a really cool place. I could easily live here. There is water everywhere with dolphins, swamps with gators, forests with black bear and quite a laid back feeling. We are only here for a long weekend and this means we have sadly missed the Gay Pride celebratory weekend at ...

    Our day begins....

    A travel blog entry by gurufamily on Sep 13, 2015

    42 photos

    1 shower, 4 people....share and play nicely with others. Is this hotel room getting smaller? Nope! It's just fine. Very comfortable. 1:00pm- we are at the Roanoke park area. About to watch a "worth-it" short film on the history. We saw an Indian settlement, toured the museum, boarded a replica of a European exploration ship and learned about the lost colony. 5:00pm- we just crossed the Chesapeake and are driving north through the Eastern shore of VA. Sunny and ...

    Back to a warmer place...Norfolk VA

    A travel blog entry by kiwieagle on Jan 16, 2014


    We have been back at Norfolk now for 3 days and although it was great to visit the family in Chicago, it was super cold, so not alot to do. Went back over to Mahi Mahs yesterday for some sushi...tried the tuna tower which was great but nowhere as good as the ahi tower that we had in North carolina...that was amazing! It is Thursday today...Vikki, ...

    Choosing the More Direct Route Homeward

    A travel blog entry by pas_de_deux on Aug 28, 2012

    17 photos

    ... other than to finish writing our TravelPod updates. The only downside of Christmas Cove is its close proximity to Current Cut (the narrow passage between Great St. James Island and St. Thomas) which is part of the busy route for ferries running between Charlotte Amalie and their many destinations. Consequently, large ferry boat wakes sweep through the cove quite frequently all day, every day. Fortunately, the ferries don’t run at night.