It doesn’t matter where you stay in Norfolk, you will be near everything you want to do in and out of the city. You’re 20 minutes to Virginia Beach, a little more than an hour to Colonial Williamsburg, and a short drive to Chesapeake Bay Bridge. There are not tons of hotels in Norfolk, as the city is not a large one, but you can find many great options to fit your needs. Large chains like Hilton and DoubleTree can offer you a more luxurious stay, but you can choose from more budget-friendly options as well. Whichever you choose, Norfolk hotels are all designed to make your vacation memorable.
Many hotels in Norfolk are near the airport; however, you can find several affordable choices with river views. If you would rather drive into town each day, Virginia Beach is also a viable area to stay. You get the benefit of ocean-side rooms, several nearby state parks, as well as beach activities for the entire family.
If you want a unique, romantic visit to Norfolk, look into staying at a bed and breakfast. You’ll feel like you’re vacationing with friends. Most include at least one meal per day and sometimes even a cocktail hour for mingling with other guests, all while residing in a historic home.
If you want to take advantage of city tours and popular activities in Norfolk, then reserve a room downtown. It makes sightseeing easy and convenient. You won’t need a rental car, since the city is so walkable, and the light rail system, The Tide, is also available to help you get around. Eleven stations can help you explore the city and save your feet, while letting you quickly get to everything you have on your itinerary.