Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach
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Twas the day after Christmas and all through our house, not a creature was stirring, because Casey and I are now officially "Empty Nesters". Weather forecasts were for sunny skies, so we decided rather than sitting around in Northern Virginia, we would start our road trip by heading south to the Sunny, Fun of Virginia Beach!
Casey had …
... 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.
... raped and murdered in some out of the way, ramshackle, alley next to the hostel? I am guessing no. I am not the first college student to try and travel on the cheap. I hope.
All the questions become whispers in the back of my mind as I think of all the things I will see, the people I will meet, and the fun I will have. That trumps all!
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.
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 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn & Suites North Beach Virginia Beach
The staff were extremely welcoming and accommodating. They escorted us to the fabulous "Lazy River" indoor aquatic center for us to view it prior to our decision to spend the night. The building engineer made a special trip to ensure our room was warm and cozy prior to our moving in. They say that the people make the place. In this case, it was certainly true. Very friendly and helpful staff were everywhere we went. The room was great with a balcony view of the Atlantic Ocean. We enjoyed the Hot Tub/Spa and Lazy River and the beautiful sunrise.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach Virginia Beach
My first trip to Virginia brought me to the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort for a weekend wedding. I arrived at the hotel after an early morning plane flight with three other people, including a bridesmaid in the wedding. There was a sign welcoming our wedding party, and, despite the constant chaos and continuos roaring of jets overhead, we were hopeful. After receiving the shock of a 4:00 checkin time, we were told it would really be only and hour or so. So we stayed around the lobby, bored out of our minds, constantly being assured "Only another hour or so." We checked in at 3:30 that aftrenoon, tired, annoyed, and angry that an entire morning had been wasted due to an inadequate housekeeping staff. Because it was too late for breakfast, too early for lunch, and too expensive, we had to go to the 7-11 across the street. To make a long story short, this place is an absolute waste of time and money. If you prefer the scream of jets flying overhead to the sound of the sea, this is the place for you. If you like a rude staff and a dirty, smelly room, go for it! It's only 250 a night, afterall.
This resort is Great!
This resort knows how to take care of its guests! When we arrived, we were greeted at the front desk by very pleasant (and smiling) clerks! They were knowledgeable about the hotel and the weather! It had been raining for the past few days, and was misting when we arrived. It didn't seem to bother any of the guests we passed in the lobby. Our room overlooked the Atlantic Ocean! It was clean and nicely furnished. And, this hotel has a program that keeps the kids occupied (and happy). We had a great time here and enjoyed this SunSpree Resort and Virginia Beach very much!
Great Family Fun
In my week stay at the hotel I found many positive aspects. My wife and I greatly enjoyed the Italian Isle of Capri restaurant. Especially considering we didn't have to worry about the kids as the hotel also offers a great kid program, Kid Zone. The staff was great with the children and they were constantly asking to go down. They also have two wonderful pools as well as a nice gym. We enjoyed our stay very much and we definitely return in the future.
My family and I vacation in Virginia Beach each year and we have stayed at the Holiday Inn SunSpree for years. This year things have changed, it was really nice to see the new renovated suites the decor was very nice. Also Beach Scenes Cafe looked great, and we had wonderful service in there each day, plus our kids eat free! As for the lazy river pool it was not opened yet, but we did get a chance to see it and it looks wonderful the kids along with us can't wait until next year to come back. Overall we had a wonderful time, and the entire staff was just as friendly as ever!
Sunspree's Great Staff
While i was there my stay was fantastic. The front desk staff was the greatest staff i have ever witnessed at a hotel in my years and years of traveling. They were so friendly and outgoing. It was unbelivable.
The room was emaculate. Housekeeping was great catering to our every need. We will come and visit the sunspree any chance we get.
OK step 1, the reservation folks tell you that the lazy river is open..guess what they LIE. It is not open, and according to the staff on-site it will not be open til end of year. Rooms are run down, thought you would at least get new BED LINEN for $219 a night..NOT.
Arrived at the motel at 3:45 P.M. for a 4:00 P.M. checkin. The staff could not find my reservation but luckily i had my confirmation number. Then i was told the room would not be ready until about 4:45 P.M. OK, i could deal with that, just go to the bar and have a drink. it was a trip to the beach for a long weekend. finally got to the room and the floor was soaked from the ac leaking. the floor was wet all the way to the bed, and i do mean soaked. told the front desk but was told nothing could be done until later. went to go get some ice for a drink and finally found one that worked. the first FOUR i tried were broken. that was my first 2 hours at the sunspree. all i can say is NEVER AGAIN!!!
My kids and I stayed here for a quick weekend beach trip and the hotel was terrible. To label this hotel as a "Resort" is a real stretch. The first room we checked into had a broken toilet, an electical socket that was ripped open and was damp and smelled odd. The hotel info book in our room stated that the hotel had room service and included a menu, but each time I called (breakfast, lunch and dinner) we were told that we could not order and were offered no explanation. We tried to go to dinner at the Isle of Capri at 9:15 and were told the cook was gone (even though the restaurant was supposed to be open until 10:00pm). The buffet for breakfast was awful and we had to wait for 15 mins to get silverware. Even though "kids eat free", I would have gladly paid for decent food. We ended up walking over to 7-11 for doughnuts on our last day. This hotel has none of the services a true resort offers, the staff was neither friendly nor helpful, the hotel was dirty and even with a discount, it was overpriced. We usually go to VA Beach a couple of times each summer and I will never stay at this hotel again or recommend it to anyone.
My friend and I went to Virginia Beach for a weekend getaway and stayed at the Holdiay Inn - Sunspree Resort.Upon checking in to our room, I pulled back the covers on the bed and to my horror there was hair, crumbs, and thread on the sheets. It was apparent the sheets had not been changed. We immediatedly called housekeeping for our sheets to be changed and when housekeeping arrived, they informed us that they were "too busy" to change them and that they could come back later. So, as we became increasingly irritated, we decided to change them on our own to only find out that they had given us incorrect sheets for our bed. Once again, we called housekeeping and emphasized we had paid too much money and did not need this type of inconvenience. Finally, we received our sheets after two attempts.Also, in the open area where you are to hang your clothes, there was a strong "foul" odor in the carpet.This is an older hotel with only 2 elevators which services not only the hotel guests but, the housekeeping staff as well. Additionally, the second elevator is directly across from the indoor pool and, therefore; water is tracked from the pool to the elevator so you have to be careful where you walk.Basically, the best part about this hotel (aside from one staff member assisting me when I injured myself), was that it was right on the oceanfront.Stay at this hotel only if it is your last resort!
O.K. but did see better
We arrived on 4-17-03 it was cold and rainy but we didn't care, the kids were excited about the indoor pool and it was o.k., the elevator by the pool was broke down the first night but was working the third day. Our room was not very clean when we checked in there were peanut shells & trash beside the bed, our view of the beach was pretty good. We ate breakfast at the Isle of Capris Rest. at the hotel and the buffet was great but 2 of the people ordered off the menu and they forgot about their food and when they finally got it the food was not that good. This was my first trip to VA Beach and I didn't know that all the shops and things to do were around 21st street and along in there. Next trip I'll stay at the Holiday Inn at 21st street. It looked alot nicer.