Travel Blogs from Virginia Beach
So I haven't even been home a week yet and I'm already missing Australia. It was an amazing experience being able to go with Lynchburg College on this epic adventure and I could never say thank you enough for the opportunity. I had such an amazing time and I hope to go back one day! There is so much to learn when visiting Australia. Even though we were there for a month, and my brain is so full of new information, I feel as though I still ...
... and easy.
We had a fun naval base fighter jet show I'll upload the video when I can.
Our last bridge the Alligator River Bridge was a swinging bridge very cool. I mentioned earlier that we were anchoring another first in El Nido we are tucked into Swan Creek with a few lovely sail boaters for the night. Bryan did the anchor and I was captain just like BVI piece of cake :-). I ...
... with my grandson, Logan and me sharing the other bedroom. Granddaughter, Kegan, gets the hide a bed in the living room. Every day is a logistical puzzle since there is only one bathroom.
Packing was accomplished on Monday and Tuesday with the load out taking two days. Fortunately, the load out was completed in time for us to join a bunch of the folks from Eric's old unit ...
... Division Commander. Also present was Colonel Kern who was Eric's area commander when he was deployed to Kandahar. The Colonel made the drive from Washington DC just for the ceremony.
Eric's boss, Major Decedue, did a wonderful job of recapping Eric's career. In addition to receiving the Meritorious Service Medal at this ceremony, of which I was extremely proud, I learned that Eric was selected as Airman of the Year on two ...
Eric, Justin and I started the day with lunch at Tucanos Brazillian Grill. It was a great meal with a huge salad bar called the Salad Festival. After getting your salads, servers deliver prepared meats to your table. We feasted on Chicken, Bacon wrapped Turkey, Steak, Pork and Fish. We also were served grilled vegetables and grilled pineapple. Everything was delicious and of course we all ate way too much. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Capes Hotel Virginia Beach
Which Capes Va., Beach did the Orange, Va. folks stay at?!
I don't know which Capes the folks from Orange, Va. stayed at, but we
stayed there last year at just about this time, and found it so
repugnant that we were obliged to move to more adequate quarters after
two nights. We would not have stayed THAT long if it wasn't for a 2
night minimum stay that was being enforced upon us. The room
description was so misleading as to have been just short of totally
untrue. It was described in glowing terms as having just been
renovated--they added a kitchen sink and a micro-wave oven in an area
that was too small for any additions. The decor was truly dated and
tacky [my own house looks more appealing than this olive green and
turquoise nightmare !] and the worst problem was the distinct odor of
urine that emanated from the air conditioner whenever it was turned
on!!! I can only assume that those poor people who found The Capes so
pleasant cannot see or smell. Neither I nor my husband or my Mother
would ever consider staying there again and the management has severely
shaken my trust in their ability to honestly portray the real condition
of these lodgings. We have been to Va., Beach countless times over the
past 20 or so years--some places are better than others to stay at, but
this was by far the worst we've experienced and we should have been
issued a total refund for the two nights we stayed there. Really Bad!!!
Lovely time at The Capes!
My husband and I ventured for a quick weekend getaway,our first time staying at The Capes. The food was excellent at the Durango Cafe, staff were very friendly and accomadating. Room was exquisite. Very clean and attractive hotel...the best one we've stayed in at Va. Beach! In a nutshell....we most definately will be returning.
This was our first and last trip to the Capes. Please keep in mind that you must remember the following items before checking into the 2 room suite: Plates, forks, knives, spoons, cups, (any kitchen item that you can possibly think of), Ironing board, Iron, pool towels, $1.25 for each cup of coffee(no refills), .25 cents for each container of Ice, .50 cents for each "sandwich" bag full of Laundy detergent, and last but not least, make sure you bring you patience for the one and only front desk clerk that works very hard(the hotel should have 2 attendants there during the prime hours. I will drive the extra 4-8 hours to travel further south on our next beach vacation.
Disaster on the beach
The good news: It's cheap The bad news: There's a reason The Capes is terribly rundown. The unit I stayed in had a great view but had thin sheets, a microwave but no cups--nor were any available. There are virtually no amenities and that goes right to the hot water supply. Frightful!
I loved the Capes!
My family vacationed last week at the Capes for the first time. We always travel to Virginia Beach every year for spring break. This year was better than ever before. We stayed at the Capes in a two bedroom efficiency which was perfect for my family. My wife and I actually had our own room with our own TV and the kids had their own room with their own TV. The refrigerator and microwave allowed us to make sandwhiches in the room and warm up left over pizza. The hotel was centrally located so we could walk where we wanted - perviously we had to rely on the car. The evening deskclerk recommended several local restaurants for us to try. Most of which we never heard of but decided to try. Many of which we will definately revisit next year. Our stay at the Capes was a very enjoyable one. We will definately stay at the Capes again spring break next year.
I Hate the Capes!
I stayed at the Capes last year in a so-called "efficiency". It had no stove, only a micro frig. The front desk clerk was rude and inflexible. I would NEVER recommend this hotel to anyone.
I stayed at the capes and i will be going back again .
Capes Hotel Great and will return
Stayed at the Capes Hotel twice now and excellent both times. Located right in the middle of Va. Beach-close to everything. Rooms are modern, clean, roomy and I had superb view of the ocean. Owners were there daily and just the nicest of folk.
Will go back again and again.
The Capes Well Above The Norm!
I also stayed at The Capes this past summer 2002 and found it to be a great hotel. It was in the center of the beach which worked out well for my family and the indoor pool was wonderful on the day it rained. Our room had 3 double beds so my husband and I had our own space and our own TV. Our room looked straight out to the ocean. We sat on the balcony and watched the sunrise almost every morning.
I definately plan on returning to The Capes next time I am in Virginia Beach.
Recommended to Everyone
We arrived in Virignia Beach one July 12th for our annual family vacation to Virginia Beach. We had not been pleased with our hotel were we stayed the past 3 years so we decided to try something different. So for a change we picked a new hotel The Capes Resort Hotel. This hotel is definately a find. It is a smaller hotel with only 8 stories, reasonably priced, with nice ammenities, and it's centrally located.
The Capes Resort Hotel has wonderfully located directly in the center of Virginia Beach on 20th street. Our oceanfront room had 2 double beds, refrigfgeroator, microwave, coffee maker all in a kitchen area with cabinets not on the dresser like at the other place. The room had a private balcony looking straight at the ocean.
The staff of the hotel was also excellent. Check in and check out was very smooth and we were greated by a pleasant friendly person every time. The deskclerk also gave us wonderful dinner recommendations. Our houskeeper also did a great job the room was wonderful.
We will definately return to The Capes Resort Hotel every year from now on and would recommend it to anyone trying Virginia Beach for a family vacation.