Better than I imagined.
It has been a very long time since I've stayed at a hotel. My memory of hotels in the past certainly was they were not nearly as nice as Staybridge. I'm not sure if Staybridge is typical of most
hotels (I suspect not), but I wouldn't hesitate to book a room at Staybridge if I ever traveled in the future.
A very nice, well supplied kitchen (including a dishwasher) as a great addition. Everything I could have wanted was available including a coffee pot and toaster. The only thing that would have made it better would have been a fully stocked refrigerator! ;-)
The staff was amazing--pleasant, friendly and very helpful.. They made every part of my stay so easy, including check-in and check-out. It was so simple. They (well, Kelley) even helped me with the booking of the room which made life very easy.
The available breakfast is better than any breakfast I have at home. The only way it could be better was to go to IHop, and that's only because I would have even more choices than the many I had at Staybridge each morning!
The only thing I would like to see changed (and I do mean the only thing) would be the pillows. I just couldn't deal with the pillows provided. Yes, there were four of them, but they made if very difficult for me to get any decent sleep. I prefer a much firmer pillow, but the pillows were just mush, even if I used two or three! I would definitely bring my own if I stayed there in the future, which would have made it a complete 5 out of 5 stars. Maybe a choice of pillow type would be the one suggestion I would make.
In the end, it was a lucky accident that I selected Staybridge Suites as the first hotel to stay in after 20 years, but I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great, clean, friendly, safe, relaxing, quiet, reasonably priced hotel.
If I ever return to Newport News I won't have to wonder where I'll be staying. That's a nice feeling for someone who travels as infrequently as I do and who isn't used to dealing with hotels. I'll just make a reservation at the Staybridge Suites. [Less]