Virginia Beach Days Inn at the Beach
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Virginia Beach Days Inn at the Beach
We stayed at this hotel 6/28-7/3/2005. The rooms were ok. I didn't expect the Ritz. The problems started when my mother came to visit with her dog (which is a chichua sp?) Apparently pets are not allowed. The dog was seen and my mother was told to leave. We were ok with that, but my mother was also told by the manager Lynwood Branch to not come back on the property or she would have her arrested. So my 63 year old mother who is disabled and walks with a cane set at a ice cream place while we visited her. The harassment didn't end there. My sister works for Avis and we were paying only $75 a night for our rooms. One had the kitchenette in it. These rooms were supposed to go for over $200, and for July 4th they would be even higher. Four times we were asked about that discount and even told by Ms. Branch that we could not have that discount. There were 4 adults staying in each room. Everyday we were left 2 towels per room and one roll of toilet paper. Considering 6 of those adults were female, that was not adequate. We asked everyday to have more towels and toilet paper to no avail. On the day we spoke directly with Ms. Branch they were nice enough to bring us 5 towels. the other 3 people had to air dry. We confronted the manager about it and her comment was about the discount. This woman was so disrespectful that she said to my daughter, "you should of ended that sentence with a period". These people were mad that they were losing money. We were treated horribly. Our rooms were never cleaned. The only day they were was when I stayed there to make sure they did it right. I think they believed that if were were treated bad we would get mad and leave. That way they could charge full price for the rooms. When we left and complained to the owner the only thing he did was grunt. There was no apology or anything. So as long as you pay full price you are okay. But if you get a discount watch out. Also parents with small children watch out. We were on the third floor. Our 22 month old granddaughter was with us. The bars on the railing are at least 5 inches apart. My granddaughter was able to stick her head throught the bars and if the would of twisted around with her body she would of fallen. I'm sure there is a code there. I will find out when I call the city and report it.
We checked in late at night, so when we woke up and saw the ocean view we thought we had found a bargain. This is not the Hilton; our room was modestly furnished, but clean. The walk across the street to the beach was not too far. The kids liked the continental breakfast offered (lots of carbs). We looked at the pool and hot tubs; they looked nice, but we ran out of time to take a swim there. Unfortunately, there are not many rooms with the ocean view. If you want a room close to the beach for a reasonable price, this is a place to consider.
Better than expected
Clean, spacious room, great staff. After reading a bad review we were reluctant to keep our reservation but decided to give it a try. We are glad we did, the room was as advertised and inn was clean and well serviced. The staff were very helpful in getting reservations for us for our next stop on our trip. Good Value for the price. Would not hesitant to stay there again.
Stayed here twice and both times it was disgusting. Blood stained mattress covering. Clearly, no one tried to get the stain out. It looked as if it were fresh but never cleaned. The bathroom was renovated but it had "something" splatterred all over the wall by the toilet and on the bathroom door. I was afraid to touch the shower curtain. The towels were stained and old. I wonder if they wash the linens with soap or is it just with water? The sliding door to the balcony was never cleaned and grimy. It was broken so it was hard to open. The room smelled old and musky. The bathroom in the "Internet Access" room was beyond disgusting. I don't think it had been cleaned in years. There was "something" splatterred all over the stall walls. The lobby area was smoky most of the time. Do not waste your money regardless of how much of a discount they offer.
Stayed here twice-Good hotel
The first time my husband and I stayed here was for 1 night for the air show at the nearby naval base. The hotel was clean, but looked a little old. Our first room had a king bed, a chair, a large t.v., a clean and average bathroom and a view of the pool. The pool and hot tub at this hotel seemed ample size and were on the side of the hotel, not in front or behind, like most hotels. But, you had a view of the ocean from the pool/hot tub. We didn't use either, since it was September and getting cool. But, there were people in both. We had a good night's sleep, with no complaints-except for the people making noise late at night in the hot tub (drunk people). But, we didn't even have to call and complain, because a worker at the hotel spotted them before we had the chance and made them get out.
The second time we stayed here was even better than the first. It was in November, after the boardwalk was already decorated for Christmas. I would really recommend taking a drive on the boardwalk and seeing the lights. Normally, traffic isn't allowed on the boardwalk, but they do a drive thru tour during the night hours. The lights didn't affect our sleeping though, as they do turn them out by 11:30 or 12. For a small fee, you are allowed to drive thru the very impressive display and you get either a c.d. or cassette tape to play in your car that narrarates the drive and plays Christmas music. Very fun. But, back to the hotel. We sprang for the expensive room for 2 nights (Ocean front, with a heart shaped hot tub for $180). The red hot tub was cheesy, but we had fun and laughed about it and actually got in a few times. The room isn't technically ocean front, because this hotel is across the street, but our view was fine, especially for the price we paid. There was no balcony though on our room. If you are concerned about not being ocean front, don't be. There are gift shops and restaurants on your side of the street and to get across is very easy. Cross walk is right beside the hotel. You can see the ocean from this hotel, as there is no building in front of it, just a parking lot and a low rise motel. This was the easiest accessible "across the street from the beach" hotel I've ever stayed in. I have stayed at the Days Inn in Ocean City and it is HORRIBLE to cross the street there and a long walk to say the least. This hotel was fine. No more than 3-5 minutes tops from our room to the sand and that was if you had to wait for the elevator and traffic light to give you the "walk" signal!
I would recommed staying here to save a few bucks. But, if you must have ocean front, there are more expensive options in the area. I had no complaints about this hotel. There are some areas of the hotel that didn't look as nice as ours did though. So, either ask for a pool view or ocean front room and you should be o.k. If you must have a non-smoking room (which we do) double check that you get a real non-smoking room and not one that has been "freshened".
My wife and I needed a stop-over on our drive from upstate NY to Myrtle Beach. Using AAA recommendations, we chose Days INN for a one night stay. The off-season rate was excellant, but I don't believe I would have been happy for an extended period. The door jam had a 1/4 inch gap all the way around, letting the bitter cold north wind enter all night.. Good thing I like the temperature cool while sleeping. Other than that, it fit our needs and did not destroy the budget.
Loved the Days Inn at the Beach
Liked the Days Inn. Stayed in Aug 03 with my children and just booked my Aug 04 reservations. Clean room, great breakfast, friendly staff, and awesome pool and hot tub. Each room had a pull out sofa bed and kitchenette with microwave and fridge. Wouldn't stay anywhere else on the beach.
This place is a dump. The elevator was broken, the room smelled musty, there was no parking in the lot at the hotel, so we had to park an expensive vehicle two blocks away in an unsecured lot. When we complained to the front desk and asked to be let out of our reservation, they refused. They still charged our credit card. We never got that one straight. The bed in the room looked like something from the 1970's and had an old bedspread on it. Do not stay here.
Loved The Days!
My cousin and I stayed at The Days Inn at the Beach in September of '03.We had a great time.The hotel has an excellent location,great parking,and nice service.Our room was very clean,and well stocked.The price of the room was a little high,but the location and parking are well worth the investment.I'm planning my next trip there already.
Pretty expensive rooms (150 a night) for a Days Inn. Upon arrival the tub and toilet clogged but they did fix everything quickly. (Tub clogged 2 times in 3 days - but both times fixed quickly)The room itself was not very clean and had a musty odor. Bathroom was small and dirty. Bed was not very comfortable. The pluses of the room was service was great, location and ample parking.However I would NOT stay here again because of cleanliness.
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We started the day with a visit to the hotel laundry. Taking the time to do the washing is an evil necessity when on the road for an extended period. As we did not have far to go, the late start did not matter. Brian was keen to visit the Wright Brothers Memorial - at the site where ...
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Today presented us with 3 lighthouses - one of the things we came to this part of the world to see. All of them were in old historic forts. The Cape Henry lights are in an active Naval base. It was a scream to watch Brian go through the paces of their security check - passport, drivers licence, registration papers, vehicle check - keys on the dashboard, all doors open, boot (trunk) and bonnet (hood) up and both of ...
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1 shower, 4 people....share and play nicely with others. Is this hotel room getting smaller? Nope! It's just fine. Very comfortable. 1:00pm- we are at the Roanoke park area. About to watch a "worth-it" short film on the history. We saw an Indian settlement, toured the museum, boarded a replica of a European exploration ship and learned about the lost colony. 5:00pm- we just crossed the Chesapeake and are driving north through the Eastern shore of VA. Sunny and ...
Clearly ignoring the ample signage, the surf was up and so were the surfers. As the sun was setting, an Oyster boat returned to harbor packed to the top with a fresh catch. We would enjoy some later.