201 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
"On the corner of Granby and City Hall, the Glass Light restaurant is in the lobby of the Marriott Glass Light Hotel. It's a small, sleek place featuring cool glass art pieces, including a huge rabbit at the bar! I enjoyed brunch and had the salmon tartine from the small plate menu and the crab cake benedict from the main menu. The salmon was great and came on toast with cream cheese and was topped with avocado, hard boiled egg shavings, and pickled shallots. As tasty as the salmon was, the highlight of the meal was the crab cake benedict, which included a side of greens and a hashbrown patty. The eggs were poached perfectly and were still warm, which I loved compared to poached eggs placed in an ice bath to stop the cooking. The very tasty hollandaise topped the crab cake and eggs into excellent bites. The biggest surprise for me was the hashbrown patty... I normally steer away from these as, beyond the crispy exterior, I normally find hashbrowns to be mushy and flavorless inside, but not the hashbrowns here! The crispy exterior was paired nicely with appropriately seasoned, softer, and flavorful potatoes on the inside. Again, a great surprise for me. Overall, brunch at the Glass Light was an outstanding experience in a convenient and welcome addition to the Granby foodie scene. My server, Marissa, was attentive and friendly... ask for her! I'll definitely be back soon to try the dinner offerings!"
"This hotel is beautiful, clean, and located perfectly downtown. Moe’s is a quick walk next door. Starbucks is a block up. The Nauticus Museum and USS Wisconsin exhibit is just a short walk along with all kinds of restaurants and markets, Nick checked us in and he was the nicest! The rooms are pretty fancy shmancy but comfortable. We were on the 7th floor. Our view wasn’t great but who cares. We didn’t spend our time looking out the windows but when we did, we just waved to the people across the street in their nice apartments. We spent some time in the restaurant area after hours enjoying some cocktails. Their Tim Collins cocktail is good! We ordered room service once. Just desserts. Yes, It came quickly. Yes, it was expensive. ~$40 for two petit but gourmet desserts. They kept bottles of water stocked in the fridges in the common area on our floor. That came in super handy. We opted out of housekeeping services our first full day there with our do not disturb sign on the door. However, we removed it the second morning on our way out but came back to our room just how we left it. No big deal. Not sure if they have scaled back on housekeeping services during COVID but it’s possible I missed that communication. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here and will likely choose to stay here again whenever in town. "
"The heart of historic Norfolk. We were welcomed very warmly by Valentina at check-in. After a pleasant and very efficient arrival, we were happy to find our room impeccably clean, and well appointed. I especially appreciated the creative design elements and upgraded in-room coffee offering (Illy brand). The hotel was ideally located in downtown Norfolk, perfect for tourists like us, who were checking out the city for the first time. Everything was within walking distance (light rail, waterfront, shopping, dining). While on property, everyone we came in contact with was always smiling, and willing to assist with anything we may need. Upon departure, the lady at the desk was so nice! I am so annoyed I completely forgot her name, but she was awesome. She wished us well, asked if we enjoyed our stay, and welcomed us back in the future, a really nice touch! You can tell the staff really cares. The city has several other “standard” style hotels nearby, but if you want a genuine and uniquely luxurious experience, I would highly recommend choosing the Glass Light."