Best choice at the Beach A review of Fairfield Inn & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront
My family stayed here in two "king studio suites" the weekend of June 11-12, while two of my teenage kids played in the Sand Soccer tournament. In past years, we have stayed at other Oceanfront hotels (the Ramada Inn and the Clarion, both near 6th St.), and this Fairfield Inn was far superior in every way. It was cleaner, the furnishings were nicer, everything worked (except the in-room wireless Internet, which wasn't cooperating while we were there), nothing was broken or out of service, there was a nice free breakfast included, and the hotel staff seemed to actually understand the concept of customer service. All this is in contrast to our other Oceanfront hotel stays. Because this hotel is so new, it hasn't had time to sink to the abysmal level of most of Virginia Beach's hotels. I sincerely hope that the management does its job and maintains what they have. Our king studio suite had a great king bed and a separate living area with a queen-size sleeper sofa. There was a small refrigerator and microwave. My only complaint was that our two rooms on the 4th and 3rd floors were on the very end of the hotel, right next door to a nightclub-type restaurant, where a man with a guitar and powerful amps sang and played until well after midnight both weekend nights. If you like peace and quiet, avoid the rooms on the north end of the hotel, like 301 and 401. I also gave this hotel four stars instead of five because I think it was overpriced, even considering what an improvement it is over other Virginia Beach hotels. $239 per night for a Fairfield Inn, no matter where it is, is too much in my opinion.