Americas Best Value Inn - Portsmouth

333 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, United States, 23704  show map
 2 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn - Portsmouth

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Saltwater pool

Infinity pool

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Private beach

Beach chairs

Overview

The budget 2-star Americas Best Value Inn is set in the historic district of Portsmouth. The hotel opened its doors in 1972 and was remodeled in 2010.

Major Portsmouth sights, such as Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Chrysler Museum of Art and Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theater are located nearby. The city center lies within 1 km from the venue.

Guests can reach Americas Best Value Inn by car from Norfolk International airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

The hotel offers 45 rooms. They are fitted with a refrigerator, a dressing area, pay TV, a laptop safe and a balcony. The rooms look on to the garden. They feature bathrooms with a spa bathtub, a shower and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Local dishes are served in the grill restaurant. Green Bean Cafe and Bier Garden INC serve a selection of meals within 150 meters from the venue.

Services

Guests will make use of a car park, a designated area for smoking and a cash machine as well as a copier and a fax.

Relax

Americas Best Value Inn pleases guests with chairs and towels on the beach.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   12.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Vending machines

Services

  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach chairs

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Towels
  • Toilet

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 6 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

333 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, United States, 23704

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City Center
  • Portsmouth
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Green Bean Cafe (cuisine: Eclectic)
    400 ft
  • Mannino's Italian Bistro (cuisine: Italian)
    1700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    12

Rooms and availability

Americas Best Value Inn photos Exterior Hotel information
Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 605 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 700 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Bathtub
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Americas Best Value Inn - Portsmouth Portsmouth location
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      Hotel Address:

      333 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, United States, 23704

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Portsmouth
        3000 ft
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        400 ft
      Restaurants
      • Green Bean Cafe (cuisine: Eclectic)
        400 ft
      • Mannino's Italian Bistro (cuisine: Italian)
        1700 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2010
      • Number of rooms:
        12

      Americas Best Value Inn Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 2700 ft

      Sport related

      Historical sites

      • Portsmouth Historical Assn - 2300 ft

      Museums

      • Portsmouth Childrens Museum - 2000 ft
      • Portsmouth Courthouse Gallery - 2000 ft
      • Urban Arts Ctr - 2000 ft
      • Tidewater Children's Museum - 2300 ft
      • Museum of Military History - 2700 ft

      Parks

      • Portsmouth Parks and Recreation - 400 ft

      Medical care and Hospitals

      Military facilities

      Beaches

      Local attractions

      • MacArthur Memorial - 1.1 mi
        MacArthur Square, Norfolk
      • Chrysler Museum of Art - 1.4 mi
        245 West Olney Road (at Mowbray Arch), Norfolk
      • Hermitage Museum and Gardens - 5.1 mi
        7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk
      • Hunter House Victorian Museum - 1.1 mi
        240 W Freemason St, Norfolk
      • Virginia Zoo - 3.1 mi
        3500 Granby Street, Norfolk

      Near the hotel

      • Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum - 2700 ft
        206 High Street, Portsmouth
      • Town Point Park - 4200 ft
        Waterside Drive, Norfolk
      • Hampton Roads Naval Museum - 4500 ft
        1 Waterside Drive, Ste 248, Norfolk
      • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum - 3300 ft
        Two High Street, Portsmouth
      • Nauticus National Maritime Center - 4500 ft
        1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk

      Restaurants nearby

      • Green Bean Cafe - 400 ft

        Address: 315 Green Street

        94% likes this, based on 19 reviews
        Cuisine: Eclectic

      • Gosport Tavern - 1700 ft

        Address: 702 High Street
        Phone: +1 757-606-2666

        73% likes this, based on 19 reviews
        Cuisine: American

      • 619 Cantina - 1700 ft

        Address: 619 High St

        79% likes this, based on 17 reviews
        Cuisine: Southwestern

      • Mannino's Italian Bistro - 1700 ft

        Address: 606 High St
        Phone: 757-966-7522

        85% likes this, based on 69 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian
        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

      • Bier Garden INC - 2000 ft

        Address: 438 High St
        Phone: (757) 393-7333

        68% likes this, based on 129 reviews
        Cuisine: German, Californian

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2010
      • Number of rooms:
        12
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      Americas Best Value Inn Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Americas Best Value Inn

      Average guest rating

      5.2out of 10
      Guest rating
      Based on 18 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Family with children
        4.2

        I stayed 3 nights was going to add a night but the girl made it seem like it was a problem doing it so we only stayed the 3 nights. Every day we had to go to the office and have them reset are keys which made us upset because every time we go to the office no one was in there.

      • Family with children
        7.4

        The family/couple who greeted me were very nice. They handled our reservation quickly and efficiently- the husband arrived at our room, turned on the lights and a/c before we got there. The location is excellent- three blocks from a wonderful Children's museum, Naval Hospital, Portside, and Interstate system. There are several restuarants closeby, the closer ones being fast food. The pool was clean and well tended. They offer a continental breakfast from 7-9 am that does help start the day.

        My first concern was that you had to be "buzzed in" to the lobby. As former law enforcement, this is usually a sign of previous trouble.-A Dead spider (size of a dime) was in the bathroom, it smelled like urine at the sink outside the bathroom, the drapes needed additional curtain pins, and several spackled areas on the walls needed paint. There was a dirty towel and bar of soap in the bathroom when we checked in.- Efficiency units being used by weekly/monthly renters.Other guests were loud, waking us at 11, midnight, 2, 3 am; One guest walked in front of our room, talking on his cell phone.I Could hear his conversation about a certain girl and his marijuana deals.

      • Family with children
        2.4

        Nothing this place was so nasty! Do not go here! The pictures are so deceiving.

        This hotel was so gross. The floors were sticky and turned are feet black, we had just gotten out the shower and by the time we had gotten dressed and brushed our teeth our feet were black. My boyfriend tried to scrub his feet with a lufa but that didn't work. They didn't give us the bottom sheet that holds to the bed, so if we were to have slept in the bed we would have been directly on a hotel room bed. There were cracks and holes in the wall, the toilet was not clean. My boyfriend and I had to sleep on the car while the other two had to sleep in the room since there was no room in the car for them. When I tried to call the front desk they told they could not help me till the morning, We did not have the money to go get another hotel. Hopefully someone can learn from our situation!

      • Single
        5.8

        The staff was friendly and accomodating. The bed was comfortable and the water pressure in the shower was good. There was plenty of hot water. The room was equipped with all the basic things you would expect even in a budget hotel. It amused me that the words "Best Value" were covered over on the sign. The experience could make a good story.

        Even though the room was a non-smoking room, it smelled of stale cigarette smoke. The staff willingly transferred me to another room that was only a bit better. The hotel is a bit seedy and in need of renovation. The lobby does not make a good first impression. The room was in better shape than the lobby--except for the bathroom which needed wall and ceiling repairs better than the sloppy attempts at covering things up.

      • Group of friends
        7.0

        Very Nice to have a last minute booking available. Decent Hotel not five stars on cleanliness but good enough to crash a night or two in.

      • Group of friends
        8.2

        Very kind people working there- as long as you show them courtesy! We were there for a rowdy few days and they were very tolerant and helpful. The place felt clean and safe and it was cheap.

        Bathtub could have been cleaner but we paid very little for our stay and considering how well the rest of our stay went, I'd say it was definitely worth it.

      • Group of friends
        3.2

        There was no toilet paper in the bathroom when I first arriver therefore called the front desk, using my own cell because in room phones were not working, they did provide toilet paper in a timely manner.

        Dirty and run down. I found previous guests clothes left behind and trash all under bed. Also, room phones do not work.

      • Single
        4.6

        The location was excellent.

        The weekend hotel staff did not service the room and actually gave my neighbor's a hard time about having to come in and clean the room. I tried calling several times and no one answered the front desk line, I walked over to ask for more towels and the front desk lady was outside conversing with friends. Once I was able to actually talk with her though, the new towels were brought to my room within 10 minutes.

      • Older travelers
        2.4

        I hated the whole experience it's not a place I will recommend to anyone. I will not pay even $1 for such a place cos it is not worth it

        Everything about the place and experience is bad

      • Older travelers
        5.0

        Plastic bed, sink didn't drain.

      • Group of friends
        5.0

        Located in what seemed like a safe neighborhood.

        No longer associated with "America's Best Value Inn & Suites"...now just an independent "America's Inn & Suites". Run down, mattress frames in parking lot, over-spray of paint everywhere, room felt very unclean. It was basically the sketchy-est looking place around.

      • Single
        7.8

        Great staff, friendly, attentive

        Poor blinds and TV

      • Family with children
        2.8

        we arrived went to our room and realized the phone did not work or the refrigerator the room was very nasty, well we were moved to another room and the beds the mattresses had a dip in them very uncomfortable this room was very nasty also there were only 4 of us to a room only allowed 2 towels, when taken a shower the water stayed in the tub would not drain out, i do not recommend anyone to stay at this inn it is located in portsmouth va. on effingham st. very nasty. really would like my money back but i know it is impossible.

      • Couple
        3.8

        When we arrived (an hour after our check in time) our room was not ready, they tried to take us to a different room but couldn't find the key so the lady was yelling to get someone to bring her a key to let us in (we waited about 30 minutes just to see a room that we didn't even end up staying in). There were no sheets on the bed, the A/C didn't work, there was no toilet paper, and there were spider webs and bugs all over the walls and windows. The pictures online were not at all what the place looked like, this place was very run down and poorly managed. We were able to get most of our money back, but I definitely would not recommend this place to anyone!

      • Single
        7.0

        the location was great the price was fabulous the facility was terrible miss Boone was great I did not feel safe the room was not well cleaned I was glad I had no children there all's well that ends well I made it out safe and sound

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Americas Best Value Inn - Portsmouth Portsmouth location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      333 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, United States, 23704

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Portsmouth
        3000 ft
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        400 ft
      Restaurants
      • Green Bean Cafe (cuisine: Eclectic)
        400 ft
      • Mannino's Italian Bistro (cuisine: Italian)
        1700 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2010
      • Number of rooms:
        12