All in all a great experience A review of Ramada Virginia Beach Oceanfront
We go here often....to have a front row seats for the Festival of Lights after our Thanksgiving exhaustion and to Christmas shop at some of the upscale shops. (Even the Hecht's here is a flagship one.) We go every summer and sometimes twice a summer. The 'band' one reviewer criticized...actually it's always stopped at 10 whenever we were there...I believe there's even a noise ordinance so it has to. And it starts about 7 or 8. The island music and beach music is really great for the atmosphere so we enjoy the free music. And we don't really think of it as a 'band' per se....it's usually 1-3 musicians. The hotel is great. Nothing in the line of courteous greetings from most of the desk staff, nor any smiles, nor pleasant goodbye/ tell your friends about us/hope you enjoyed your stay/etc. at check-out....but people so seldom care about anything anymore and it's like that all over. But the lobby is attractive; the restaurant has great food and is the top ranked one in the area. The breakfast buffet is a good deal, and delicious food. Lunch is the best deal, we think....the special is about $5....seating is beachfront. Can't get better than that. (Oh, don't plan on using the restaurant's coupon from the Vistior's Guide for a percentage off for lunch if you buy the special...the coupon doesn't list any restrictions but...again the attitude...the manager didn't honor what he advertized.) It's less crowded than the larger, 3 bedroom condo areas, and less crowded than the middle boardwalk/honky tonk area. You can walk to the inlet, to lots of great restaurants; there's valet parking. All in all really good.
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