About Norfolk

Norfolk, Virginia is a city on the water but never watered down. Built on character, by characters, we’re a melting pot of people, cultures, and ideas.

We invite you to take a chance for a change. Find inspiration on our shores. Explore our neighborhoods. Share our love of art. Experience our local flavors. Walk in our history. And never be afraid to loosen your sails and go wherever the wind takes you — a little change will do you good.


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax?
    15% plus $3 occupancy tax per room per night.
  • How much is the F&B tax? 1.37875%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 25%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown?
    9 miles / 15 minute drive to downtown
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available?
    Ground Transportation
    The Tide Light Rail-Free Service
    The Tide takes commuters from Fort Norfolk Station, near the historic Ghent district, to the Newtown Road Park & Ride Station at the Norfolk / Virginia Beach city line, making stops near the Chrysler Museum of Art, The MacArthur Memorial, and Harbor Park Baseball Stadium. The light rail operates daily.
  • How much does the public transportation cost?
    Free for The Tide Light Rail
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown? N/A
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown?Around $26 for taxi, $35 for car service and $24.00 for uber / lyft
  • How many daily flights into the airport? 150
  • How many daily flights out of airport? 150
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? N/A
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    Delta, Southwest. As well as Allegiant, Breeze and Frontier


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night? 750
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? N/A
  • How many headquarter hotel properties3
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property? 250
  • Can you list hotels by rating?? 5-star, 4-star, 3 star?
  • 4 STAR
    • Hilton Main
  • 3 STAR
    • Marriott Waterside
    • Sheraton
  • NOTE: All hotels are non-union properties with close to 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Off Site Venues

  • How many off site venues within walking distance can host up to 2,000 people?Peter G. Decker Jr. Half Moone Center
    Waterside District
  • How many off site venues within a ten-minute bus transfer can host up to 2,000 people?Virginia Zoo
    Norfolk Botanical Gardens
  • How many restaurants are within walking distance of the convention center?
    Although we don’t have a convention center, we do have over 35 chef owned and operated restaurants in downtown walking distance from hotels.
  • Can you list 3-5 local attractions and there whereabouts?
  • Located downtown Norfolk a few minutes from downtown hotels:
  • Located on the border between downtown and the Ghent District: 
  • Located next to the Norfolk International Airport 20-25 minutes from downtown:
  • Located 11 minutes from downtown: