The Oceanfront Inn
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Adequate Describes It The Best
I thought the The Oceanfront Inn was overpriced for what was offered. I paid like $150 for a weeknight during peak season. Howeever, the rate was cheaper than the other oceanfront hotels I was looking at. That's why I booked here.
The rooms were a little dated with their green carpeting. The bathrooms were small. Not enough room for 2 people, unless one was in the shower. Some of the towels were light and fluffy. Others felt like sandpaper. The toliet paper was thin and nearly useless.
There was no dresser to unpack the suitcases. If you overpack like my boyfriend and I do, then you have to jimmy the suitcases and the chairs so you can access your belongings and the chairs. The beds were hard. The cable channels were limited. There were about 15 channels. CNN, MSNBC or FOX News wasn't among them. I know you don't go to the beach to watch tv, but I'm just making a note for you. The view of the ocean was worth it. (We got to see a school of about 30 dolphins one morning.)
Parking in front of the building was tight. I drive a Ford Explorer and had difficulty manuevering. (One guy had a Hummer, I have no idea how he got around.) I preferred parking in the hotel's parking garage across Atlantic Street. The spaces were bigger and it was less crowded.
Location is ok. A few blocks to the south was the heart of the action. The restaurant in the hotel was good. The restaurant in the Hilton right next door is even better.
If you're not looking for fancy or a place full of amenities, this is a fine place to lay your head in between the beach and Beach Street USA. It's clean and safe. I would be fine paying off-season rates for a room at The Oceanfront Inn. However, when you go during peak season... the law of supply and demand takes over.
This Hotel is just fine.The location is very good, it's pretty clean and the staff is helpful. I had just one complaint. Our "non-smoking" room stunk from cigarettes. I must say they did offer us a new room but seeing as we had already unpacked I declined. I had to buy air fresheners and after 2 days, just as it seemed the smell was subsiding, it was refreshed by a staff member after the room had been made up for the day. I complained to the front desk and was told that it must be from the room upstairs! LOL I have stayed in hotels all over the world and have never heard that excuse before. It was very amusing. It was just an annoyance for us, but for those with asthma or allergies it could be a serious issue. Otherwise it was a nice week at Virginia Beach.
Be very wary when staying at this hotel, we made reservations to stay there over spring break of this year, our family was travelling from colorado and we were never made aware when our reservations were made that neither the restaurant nor the pool were open. I made these reservations based on the recommendations on this website and our AAA book......the hotel was filthy, we stayed the night because we goT in late and left early the next morning. The rooms did have a nice view of the ocean, but the room itself left something to be desired, we did not want to walk on the carpet in our room and outside our room there was what my 15 year old son referred to as baseball bat imprints on the exterior wall....i was not given any discount for the fact that i was not told about the pool being closed or the restaurant being closed.........and i can't understand how recent reviews said they had a great time....we were there on March 30. VERY DISSAPOINTING !
Great Place, Great People
We have stayed at some other scruffy hotels before we have stayed here. I have to say the Oceanfront Inn is the best place we have stayed at so far. The rooms are large and have a great view of the Ocean. The staff was very helpful in helping you to the local attractions and restaurants. Good indoor pool. I would definitly stay here on my next trip to Virginia Beach.
Oceanfront inn a great place to stay
We stayed at the Oceanfront Inn a few years ago and hope to return this year. Great hotel with large rooms, spotlessly clean and great views of the ocean. Ellingtons Restaurant was so good that we ate there all the time. The Bread pudding was the best ever. Definitely very good value for money and helpful staff.One of the best hotels that we have stayed in at Virginia Beach.
Nice Place, Great Staff
We go to Va Beach many times a year for 1-2 days. The Oceanfront Inn has become a favorite as the rooms are clean, the staff is friendly and the location is perfect - out of the HEAVY traffic area but close enough to walk to everything. Also, Ellington's restaurant is terrific and Debbie at the bar is the best!! Virginia Beach has done a great job and the Oceanfront Inn warrants a try!
We love it!
We got back on July 2, 2004. We have been going to Virginia Beach for 17years now. It's beautiful. The Oceanfront is great, the view is spectacular, the staff are friendly, the cleaning service is great and so polite..the restaurant is so convenient, the pool is great too! Two thumbs up!!!
We'll go back!
We love it, the staff is great, the hotel is clean and quiet with wonderful views, convieniet to everything
It was OK
This hotel was ok! We had never been to Virginia Beach, and my husbands supervisor suggested we stay here. The room was small for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The beds were very uncomfortable. The bathroom was clean. THe carpeting and bedspreads were very old. The gave us a smoking room and we don't smoke. Great balcony view. Dusty stands and corners. Was too much money for the room and how it looked. Pillows so flat, my husband's neck hurt every morning. Would be ok if you stay a couple of nights..but not 7 nights like we did. The resturant was great! We plan to come back to Virginia Beach..but we won't be staying there.
I've been staying at the Oceanfront Inn for years. It's at the quieter end of the beach, all rooms are oceanfront, accomodations are very nice, restaurant in hotel, very friendly staff and management. Boardwalk in front of hotel if any of your family likes to rollerblade, bike ride, etc. rollerblading
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