Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront North
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Lots of fun at Days Inn-Oceanfront
We went on 7/24/04 - 7/27/04 our stay at Days Inn was very pleasant. The rooms were clean and had a view/balcony facing the beach. The staff was very nice and tried to accomodate you. The beach wasn't too crowded by the hotel which made it very nice since we weren't on top of others. Chairs and umbrellas were expensive, We ended up buying two chairs across the street for $7.99 each. We used them the three days. The restaurant food was good - a little slow but we only ate breakfast there on their patio so we didn't mind taking our time. Their pool was small but we used the beach so it didn't matter. Definitely reccommend it!
Dolphins on display
The ocean view is wonderful. The dolphins frolic every morning in full view of the hotel balconies and beach. Parking is all ground floor and easily accessible. The staff was extremely courteous. I called ahead and asked about beach accessibility for a handicapped person, and was given excellent information. The access is easy, has handrails and wheelchair ramp. It is level and handicapped friendly. Beach is clean and not overly crowded. Nice benches and ornamental grasses make this section of the boardwalk pleasant and attractive. It is less frantically busy than farther down on Atlantic Avenue. Beach area is well lit and very pleasant in the evening.
The hotel restaurant the Timbaktu does not deserve an excellent rating. The service was constantly very slow, the food mediocre, and orders not correct. Several people poorly try to co-ordinate the service and none of them are very efficient at this. We ate their three times at non-busy times of the day and the service was always poor. If you avoid the restaurant, the rest of the hotel is excellent.
Bring your own beach chair and surf boards. The $25 for eight hours chair rental seems high. This is maintained by a company separately from the hotel though.
Days Inn Oceanfront - Beware of Moldy Odor/Smoky Stench
I recently stayed here May 13-14, 2004 with our High School Band. My experience was mixed: great hotel staff-very helpful but our room just stank! Apparently it was a smokers' room despite calling long-distance specifically to request a non-smokers' room. Minuses: the pool was tiny, the lobby almost non-existent, the room (as mentioned) very not only smoky-smelling but moldy smelling (I woke up both nights with a never-before experienced asthma attack-extremely frightening-had to be prescribed an inhaler upon arrival at home). Pluses: fabulous view out the balcony, great location to the boardwalk, great breakfasts, very nice hotel staff. I liked Virginia Beach but the entire time we were there, I did not see one patrol car on the road in our area (in direct contrast to Myrtle Beach where I personally had been less than a month previously). I did not feel the city patrols its streets enough-many cruising cars go by with a lot of muffler-enhanced noise. We did enjoy the food, the ocean, the view, the dolphins playing in the surf, the sheer friendliness of everyone we met. Thank you Virginia Beach!
Timbuktu used to be a high-quality, upscale restaurant, but has declined in quality. Easter Sunday was our third visit to Timbuktu and the most disappointing. The buffet , at $20 per person, was an ordinary steam-table selection of overcooked meat drenched in juice, generic vegetables, rice, and potatoes.
The title of this review explains why I might consider returning to this hotel. The rest of the story is quiet unique. We arrived a bit early, and we were told to walk the boardwalk and come back in an hour or so. We were tired and it was hot outside, but we were OK with this.
We were very happy to be in Virginia Beach. Came back, but found no microfridge in our room, which we requested and paid extra for. Staff said they'd get one for us. While this was happening, we went out on the balcony to check out the view. Water kept dripping on me while I was out there. It was like it was raining, not just a few drops. Turns out that an air conditioning unit from an upstairs room was leaking, and in a big way. We spoke to the management about this, and they told us that all of the hotels have this problem when it's hot outside. We have stayed in many hotels here and never encountered this problem anywhere else. We were offered a top floor room. We moved all of our luggage up there only to find a filthy sliding glass door/window and a dirty bathroom countertop. Staff offered to clean the windows while we got the rest of our belongings from the car. We came back and found the staff member locked out on our balcony, banging on the door to let him in, the poor guy! How did this happen? The sliding glass door was not locked, it just got stuck! And it kept getting stuck throughout our short stay here. We were just too tired to switch rooms at that point.
Aside from all of that, the bed was hard as a rock, and the pillows were all too flat. The hot tub was all foamy, which is not a sign of cleanliness. Seems like they could do a bit better in many areas for what they charge.
This is lovliest hotel we've ever stayed at! They accept pets and have a beatiful view. We'll be returning here next summer.
My family and I stayed 5 nights at the Days Inn Oceanfront (there were 8 adults and 1 child), and we were all extremely pleased with our overall experience. I have already called AAA for reservations for my fiancee, my son, and myself for this year. I wouldn't dream of staying ANYWHERE else in Virginia Beach.
Bed linens were dirty upon arrival. We requested clean ones and were told that they didn't have any available that we should sleep between the bedspread and the blanket. The bedspread was even worse. We didn't get clean linens until the next morning. (Not to mention the pet and other stains on the floor and chairs) YUCK!
The hotel and everything about it was wonderful. We made our reservations at this hotel because we wanted to take our dogs to the beach, but would stay here without our pets too. The room where we stayed was excellent even though it was one of their "pet rooms". One more plus is that it was very quiet. We would definately stay there again.
GREAT VIEW GREAT PLACE GREAT PEOPLE
We recently stayed at the Days Inn Oceanfront and our experience was excellent...from the view from the room to the all the employees...We also ate at their restaurant "Timbuktu" and the dining experience was excellent...not the normal resturant you find in Days Inn this rest was a five star in my opinion...I would highly recommend the hotel both for families and business
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