My wife and I needed to stay overnight in the area as we were coming from Baltimore and on our way to the outer banks. We made reservations through Groupon since they had a $79 one-night stay deal. We called the hotel ahead to let them know that we will be checking in late. When we got to the hotel at around 10pm, we felt so unsafe as there were so many random bystanders around the hotel entrance, and towards the side of the hotel where it was dimly lit. A lot of suspicious looking folks that didn't look like they were hotel guests.
We parked at the lot to observe a little more, before finally deciding that for our own safety, we were not going to go in and stay there even though we have paid for our room and our fee was non-refundable. You can imagine how exhausted we were from driving, (my wife also happens to be pregnant) and yet to us, it was that BAD, that we simply turned around and left.
We went to stay at the Hampton Inn instead which was less than 2 miles down the road, on the other side of
the airport (much much safer and without suspicious looking bystanders!). We were very lucky that Hampton had a room available.
I would definitely caution if you are planning to stay in this place to look somewhere else. We said goodbye to our $90 total after taxes and said to ourselves, "charge to experience."
Hopefully this helps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Closet hotel to the Richmond International Airport. Complimentary shuttle within a three mile radius. On site restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Richmond Airport
- Doubletree Sandston
- Doubletree Hotel Sandston
- Sandston Doubletree