Barclay Towers Resort Hotel

809 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451, United States | 3 star hotel
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Waiting for Weather

A travel blog entry by marsdenfamily

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... holding up here waiting for a weather window Saturday morning. There is a low approaching Cape Hattress/Cape Fear that is bringing 30-40 kt winds, gusts to 50 with 10-15 ft seas. Fortunately it is nice and comfortable inside with the three heating units running. This also gives us time to go over the boat in greater detail to ensure that everything is ready. With 3 guys on board the boat is looking like a bachelor pad.

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Before the Trip, Part 1

A travel blog entry by aprilmaeeads

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Some background...
I am a 32 year old recent divorcee. I just went back to school to get my Master's in International Studies. This involved me and my dog, Banjo, moving in with my parents. I mean, we do what we have to, right? Thankfully, they have been beyond supportive, and Banjo and I are adjusting well. Let me amend that. Banjo is adjusting well; I have to take Econ 650 ...

First three days!

A travel blog entry by ronnym1

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Well we were able too out run the snow,first three days drove 12hrs.per day that was hell,driving ar nite getting lost #$#@ the second nite at parsippany NJ into bed and out back on road to virgina beach another 12hrs driving and getting lost got into virgina beach about 10 at nite.

Finally Sunday we did some site seeing went to Norfolk and did the naval museum took pics.


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Almost done

A travel blog entry by aprils331

I think everyone is grumpy. One lady got mad at me because I told her that her bag needed to be checked in at the gate because it didn't fit in the overhead or under the seat in front of her. Of course she had to tell me that it fit on the way down. To myself I said "well it doesn't fit now!". Then another ...

Empty Beach - Just Us Crazies

A travel blog entry by tendashseven

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We had not made hotel reservations assuming they would be mostly empty and I could easily negotiate a good rate as a “drop in” customer. I had previewed a few on the Internet. My first choice was the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach. Right on the Ocean with balcony views ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Northeast Virginia Beach area of Virginia Beach, is near Virginia Marine Science Museum, Captain Mickey's Rudee Inlet Parasail, Rudee Flipper, and Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Barclay Towers Resort Hotel Virginia Beach

    Wonderful Value, Great Hotel!!

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    We vacationed nearly a year ago at Barclay Towers and I am now researching availability and rates for my parents! I would recommend (and have recommended) this hotel to everyone. The hotel may not be state of the art, but they have EXCELLENT prices! The continental breakfasts are excellent with a wide variety of items, the pool is clean, the views are wonderful, the hotel is efficiently located, and the rooms are great, exactly as they are stated on the website! Anyone who wants to complain about this hotel should stay at one that costs $100+ per night because their comprehension of VALUE is distorted. I cannot personally wait to return to Virginia Beach and Barclay Towers!

    C- Stay

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    The hotel was run down.Our hotel room had cracks in the ceiling and the bathroom was clean but it looked like they put it together with cault and tape.The worst thing was, to enjoy the ocean from your room, you had to prop a chair in the door to the balcony to actually see and hear the ocean.( the windows won't open and the room didn't have a sliding door just a solid door to the balcony. We did enjoy the pool area, hot tub, sauna and steam shower all needed updating. We have been going to vb for 5 years and try to scope out other hotels when we are their.

    From the lobby this hotel looked high end , but as soon as you left the first floor thing changed.

    Nice and Friendly Hotel

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    We just got back from a vacation earlier this month, and I have to say that the Barclay Towers was a nice place to stay. The rooms were a little older with metal cabinets (some with little rust) in the kitchenette, but the rooms were VERY clean and the bathroom was really very nice and newly updated. The staff was great and was very helpful the entire time. They had a nice continental breakfast with muffins, donuts, cereal, coffee, juice, etc. -- again the staff there was very nice. We had no problems with the availablity of the elevators, but can see how that could happen during the busier months. I was disappointed with the balcony, though. It was very small with only plastic furniture that was kind of dirty and small, although it was private and did serve the purpose for being able to be outside to enjoy the view. There was a very nice pool downstairs that went as deep as 6 feet deep, very warm, and very, very clean. They also had a nice jacuzzi tub and workout room (mostly weights) over looking the ocean. I have stayed in a little nicer places before, but for the price that we paid, it was a very nice hotel and would be great for any family or couple wanting to stay in the area for an affordable price. We would definitely stay there again.

    Glad I Didn't Take the Bad Reviews Seriously

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    My husband and I stayed at the Barclay Towers last week and absolutely loved everything about it, except the night we checked in, the front desk personnel were a little rude (or over-tired, we got there in the evening). My husband got the impression the place was too upper-crust for him (English royalty-type behavior and aviance) but once we settled in, all was forgiven. From there, everything went perfectly from the front desk personnel to the very friendly Continental Breakfast Hostess. We had no complaints other than a slight shower nozzle drip, but the rooms were wonderful and the bed and furniture was comfortable.

    The Barclay STINKS!

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    This was the worst place we had ever stayed, thinking that the fact that it was a suite would be nice, I would have rather stayed in a closet size room than deal w/ the smell. Thank god for lysol and candles.

    Barclay Towers-Clean and Complete!

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    We had a great time at Barclay Towers, the unit was spotless and we are very fussy about cleanliness. Also, it had all the amenities that we were told it would have. The beach was clean and beautiful. The hotel staff were helpful with a parking problem we had, and promptly took care of the issue. The pool was clean as were the hallways and elevators. I would recommend it a perfect stay, especially for families that need kitchen facilities.

    Nice vacation at Barclay Towers

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    We almost cancelled our reservation at Barclay Towers because of its bad reviews, but we're glad we didn't! There were no monster trucks or dredging in front of the hotel (occurences that one could find out about in advance and are not the fault of the resort). The lobby was attractive and the staff were very friendly! The pool, showers and hot tub were clean and well maintained. All of the rooms are oceanfront...ours was very spacious with comfortable furniture and a good air conditioning system. The rooms could have been more clean as far as vaccuuming under and behind furniture, but considering that this is a family beach resort with close to 100% occupancy all summer, the room was fairly clean to us...and we are picky! The hallway to the elevator did have a slight musty odor to it, but nothing so bad that we felt our three-year-old was in any jeopardy. On the down side, there are not ice machines on every floor...certain floors have laundry facilities and others have ice machines. The parking is free, but the lot directly in front of the resort is small. They do have another parking area directly across the street. The only real problem we encountered was the elevators. They are stuffy and during the day are always crowded with cleaning staff moving from floor to floor with cleaning carts and supplies. Barclay Towers definitely needs a service elevator! All in all, given the fair prices and the more quiet location toward the inlet, we would give Barclay Towers an above average rating and would definitely stay there again!

    Great staff, wonderful vacations

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    My husband and I have been timeshare owners since l989. The staff (many of the same people are still here) has gone out of their way to accomodate us. It may be possible that timeshare owners get preferential treatment, but I have talked to many people who were just renting for a few days, and they were most pleased.

    Location is excellent.

    Dredging does create some unpleasant side effects, but Virginia Beach has had an ongoing program to make this an even better vacation spot than it was in the past.

    I give 5 stars to Barclay Towers and Virginia Beach. It's a great place for singles and familys.

    Judy Mark

    Barclay Towers STINKS!!!!!!

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    The hotel looks better on it's web page! The rooms are old and smelly. The noise level and the privacy are unacceptable. The indoor pool is over chlorintated, the hot tub has a green foam. In fact the workers sit in the work out room (old equipment, not even a treadmill) and watch TV. They should be sued for false advertising. I am embarrassed to say I stayed there. The front desck and cleaning staff were friendly.

    Don't stay at Barclay towers

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    We were very unhappy with Barclay Towers. The hotel is very old and has a strange dirty, moldy smell-especially in the rooms. Although the staff was mostly friendly they did not disclose to us when we made the reservations that dredging and construction was being done on the beach in front of the hotel. Danger signs were posted and the beach taped of with huge black pipe everywhere. The monster truck convention had their trucks parked on the boardwalk which made it hard to walk and very loud. Make sure you ask what is going on at the beach and on the beach before staying anywhere. We ended up moving down to the courtyard Marriot on the north end of the boardwalk which I highly recommend. The Beach is MUCH nicer. Pay the little extra $ its worth it. Overall Virginia Beach has cleaned up its act.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Barclay Towers Resort Hotel Virginia Beach

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good