Hotel Warwick — “. . .while primarily designed as an agreeable headquarters for business men and their families, the beauty of its location and excellence of its cuisine attracts hither large numbers of guests from the leisurely classes, who fully enjoy the delicious climate which is found here the greater part of the year.” The hotel opened April 11, 1883.
— Facts Concerning the City of Newport News, Virginia, ODLC, 1892
This photograph shows the hotel located on the corner of 24th Street and West Avenue in downtown Newport News.
Wicker furnishings and woven carpets create a delicate atmosphere for the Ladies’ Lounge.
“Overlooking the Greatest Harbor on the Atlantic Coast.” The brochure describes historical sites in nearby Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown Island and also includes impressive views of the hotel's interior and exterior.
The hotel was still in operation under the ODLC into the late 1940s. This 1943 menu includes a full breakfast costing from 45 to 85 cents and a pot of coffee for 15 cents. Lamb chops, veal cutlet, codfish cakes, and calf’s liver are other breakfast choices. It is noted that they are proud to serve “Golden Guernsey” milk.