Neighborhood Guide

Norfolk is a unique city made up of bustling neighborhoods that each have their own character and vibe. From historic neighborhoods like Ghent to the urban waterfront of Downtown, Norfolk’s neighborhoods have something for everyone. 

Downtown

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Freemason

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NEON District

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Ghent

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Chelsea

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Park Place / Railroad District

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Riverview

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Larchmont / Lochhaven

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Oceanview

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Military Highway / Airport

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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk, See what’s on deck in Downtown and plan your visit!

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Jan082023

Exhibit – Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

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Yappy Hour

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Mar282024

Girl’s Night Out

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Dec012022

Improv Night with Push Comedy Theater

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Mar302024

Community Market on Monarch

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Mar022024

Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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Dec182022

Glassmaking Demo

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The Latest

Check out the latest, and greatest, happenings in Downtown, Norfolk.

Norfolk Military Reunion Itineraries 

Home to multiple military sites and attractions Tour One: Ships and Generals Tour Morning…
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8 Travel Brands Getting It Right Around Health & Safety Messaging

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8 Top Hotels For Business And Pleasure

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Doumar’s Cones and Barbecue

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Best Places To Travel In April 2020

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Irish Madness: A Local’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

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Attractions

Don’t miss these must-see attractions while you’re in Downtown.

Poplar Hall Park Disc Golf Course

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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The Harbor Gallery

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Norfolk State University Planetarium

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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

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Pretlow Planetarium

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Plum Point Park

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Homage Hall

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Sgt. Carney Marker

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City Cruises by Hornblower

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Chandler Recital Hall

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Pelican’s Nest Marina

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West Point Monument at West Point Cemetery

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Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House

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Harbor Park

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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First Baptist Church

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Allmand-Archer House | Private Residence

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Haven Creek Boat Ramp

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Naval Station Norfolk

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Chartway Arena

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Norfolk State University

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

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Ocean View Fishing Pier

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F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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MacArthur Memorial

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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Town Point Park

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Taylor-Whittle House – Private Residence

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The Generic Theater

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The Naro Expanded Cinema

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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Virginia Symphony

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Lime Electric Scooter

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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The Attucks Theatre

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Legends of Music Walk of Fame

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d’Art Center

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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New World VR

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Old Dominion University Theatre

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Push Comedy Theater

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Offsite Gallery

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TowneBank Building

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Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

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Chrysler Hall

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Cobb’s Marina

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Battleship Wisconsin

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Norfolk International Airport

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Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

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Fort Norfolk

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Ocean View Golf Course

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Bay Point Marina

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Ocean View Station Museum

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St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Virginia Arts Festival

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Hunter House Victorian Museum

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Latitude Climbing + Fitness

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Willoughby Harbor Marina

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Elmwood Cemetery

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Scope Arena

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Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery

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The New Saint James Holiness Church of Christ Disciples (St. Peter’s)

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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

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Sail Nauticus

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Willoughby Boat Ramp

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The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

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The NEON House

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Barry Art Museum

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One Eleven Art Gallery & Studios

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Wells Theatre

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Monticello Arcade

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Virginia Stage Company

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Moses Myers House

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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

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Mariner IV

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Armed Forces Memorial

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Mermaid Factory

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Northside Park

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American Rover Sailing Cruises

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Norfolk Airport Conference Center

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East Beach Marina

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The Perry Pavilion

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Town Point Club

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Brock Commons

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Addington-Petty Dickson House | Private Residence

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Virginia Zoo

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East Ocean View Recreation Center

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Harrison Opera House

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Arthur & Phyllis Kaplan Orchid Conservatory

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Pedego Norfolk Downtown

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Slover Library

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Goode Theatre

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The Cannonball Trail

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Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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Meet@319

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Festivals of Festevents

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The NorVa

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Hurrah Players

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Lone Sailor Statue

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Waterside District

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Virginia Opera

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Thank You Gallery

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Ocean View Beach Park

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Martin Luther King Monument

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Cutty Sark Marina

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Old Dominion University

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Trail of Honor

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Historic Martin Mansion

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Elizabeth River Trail

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Norfolk Kayak Rentals

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Gallery 21

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Freemason Street Baptist Church

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Sarah Constant Beach Park

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First Calvary Baptist Church

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ArtGallery

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Little Theatre of Norfolk

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Epworth United Methodist Church

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Poplar Hall – Private Residence

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Norfolk Police Museum and Norfolk Fire-Rescue Museum

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Community Beach Park

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Gallerie Ukwensi

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The Tide Light Rail

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Schooner Virginia

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Carrie B Showboat

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Camp-Hubbard House | Private Residence

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Windows on History

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Waterside Marina

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The Venue on 35th

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Queen Street Baptist Church

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Little Creek Marina

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Restaurants

They call Norfolk, “The City With Bite.” Find out why by trying a couple of these places while in Downtown.

Blanca All Day

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Streats Restaurant and Bar

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Martin’s Cafeteria

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Flight 1500 Bar & Grill

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Byrd & Baldwin Steakhouse

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Colley Cantina

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WHERE TO STAY

Have a look see at all the lodgings and accommodations in Downtown, Norfolk.

Hampton Inn Norfolk Naval Base

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Airport

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Sleep Inn at Lake Wright – Norfolk Airport

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InTown Suites

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Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

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Quality Suites at Lake Wright – Norfolk Airport

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Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norfolk Airport

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Springhill Suites Norfolk Old Dominion University

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Tru by Hilton Norfolk Airport

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Econo Lodge Airport

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown

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Candlewood Suites Norfolk Airport

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Norfolk Airport

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Ramada Limited Norfolk Airport

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Hilton Norfolk The Main

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Motel 6 Ocean View

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Four Eleven York

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Rodeway Inn

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Delta Hotels By Marriott Norfolk Airport

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Econo Lodge Little Creek

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Norfolk VA Beach

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Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown

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Hampton Inn & Suites Norfolk-Airport

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Econo Lodge Military Circle

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Best Western Center Inn

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Best Western Holiday Sands Inn & Suites

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Super 8 Ocean View

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Econo Lodge Naval Station Norfolk

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America’s Best Value Inn

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Ocean View Inn

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Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Norfolk Airport

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Express Inn East Ocean View

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Norfolk Airport

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Days Inn by Wyndham, Military Circle

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