So, I used to party at this hotel back in the day when it was the Omni Hotel. HU would have parties here during homecoming and big home games. When it was the Omni, it was well-kept and very nice. I even stayed the night when it was an Omni and attended conferences as well. Now that the Magnuson has bought this hotel, there seems to be some improvements that need to be made. For example, there was a lot of condensation on the windows, cracks on the bathroom and bedroom walls, the mirror in the bathroom was rusted so badly, I thought bugs were crawling on it, but it is just a mirror that NEEDS to be replaced. There is also a smell that is with this property. I am not sure if it is from the previous hotel or what, but when I came home to unpack my clothes, my items (as well as my suitcase) smelled of where I stayed. I will say that the individuals who work there, are very nice and personable. I also slept well. The beds were not bad and one of the perks of staying at this hotel is that it is near one of the premier movie theatres and shopping areas in the town of Newport News.
The hotel has a lot of potential as it has the bones of a great hotel - The Omni. I certainly hope they are able to make the updates quickly so they can get better reviews.
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- Located in the heart of the city center business district, the Magnuson Hotel & Convention Center at Oyster Point provides an upscale hotel experience at an affordable cost. The Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center at Oyster Point is located 4 blocks from Oyster Point Square Newport News, close to shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Newport News Shopping Center is 4 blocks, ECPI University and Stratford University are less than 1 block, Langley Air Force Base is 8 miles and Fort Eustis Army Base is 15 minutes. . ... more less
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