Having the Time of Your Life
The Chamberlin in Hampton, Virginia, is designed so residents can live the lives they choose in a beautiful, enriching, and supportive environment. Our associates embody the ideals we hold so dear, such as genuine warmth, deep courtesy toward each other in a community that celebrates all the possibilities. Our stylish community provides the ideal springboard to all the pleasures of our picturesque city, with spacious, maintenance-free apartment homes, restaurant style dining, and plentiful resources for staying fit and feeling good. This is the place to live your best life.
The peace of mind, comfort, and convenience that come with individualized support and services provided by loving and caring staff are the foundation of our Independent Living program. It’s amazing how a little bit of help can restore energy and improve wellbeing. At The Chamberlin, we appreciate the importance of family and look forward to bringing our families together. Feel engaged, relaxed, and safe as a member of our vibrant community.
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About Historic Chamberlin
Built in classic Beaux Arts style during the Roaring 1920s, The Chamberlin was once one of the most opulent hotels in the nation. Today, the grandeur of the past has been significantly restored with resort-style amenities and 58 different apartment floor plans to suit any taste or budget.
The Chamberlin was built in 1927 not far from the site of the earlier hotel, The Hygeia, which once invited the wealthy and well-heeled to soak in the stunning views and cool breezes of the Chesapeake Bay. Even poet Edgar Allen Poe paid a visit, reciting “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee” before delighted guests on the Hygeia’s porch in 1849. After serving briefly as a hospital during the Civil War, The Hygeia was torn down. A new hotel built in its place was destroyed by fire in 1920. The Chamberlin emerged nearby as a grand new hotel built in a style befitting the dynamic cultural and artistic change that marked the Roaring Twenties. By the 1990s, however, The Chamberlin had lost its luster as a vacation destination. Enter a visionary group of investors who purchased the old hotel and spent 2 years and over 50 million dollars renovating and restoring every magnificent inch. In 2008, The Chamberlin reopened its doors as a premier waterfront retirement community, enticing residents with the same panoramic Chesapeake Bay views and fresh sea breezes that have welcomed guests for nearly 200 years.
Today, The Chamberlin is part of the Fort Monroe Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia’s Landmarks Register.