Only the desperate need apply! A review of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Virginia Beach
Even if they offer you a rock bottom hotel room price rest assured the price will be way too high. The web site shows a pretty decent looking hotel but it is what they don't show you that should put their rooms into the $20 or less per night range.The first real tip about the hotel comes when they ask you to sign a contract agreeing to pay the hotel an extra $50 for an early checkout. What I didn't realize was how many people want to check out of this nightmare ASAP.At first you may be quite surprised when you hear military fighter jets still flying directly over your room every 10 minutes until 1:00 A.M. in the morning. Don't worry though because they do stop from 1:00 - 4:30 AM.The hotel does have a pool that was heated 50% of the days that we stayed there and was not heated the other days. And while we are talking about operating on a low budget the rim that goes all the way around the pool shows not one, not two, but three layers of paint peeling all the way down to the base concrete level. The pool area is too ugly for photographs so leave the camera in your room.Do be careful though about where you leave the camera in your room. During our brief stay the ceiling flooded from the room on the next floor up when they took a bath. It wasn't serious enough to motivate the hotel to fix it however.When it comes to the safety of your children - watch out! The pool rules say no more than 26 people in the water at once. On a Thursday night the hotel management allowed over 50 teenagers to enter the pool for a party. The event got so out of hand that one mother threatened to call the police because the hotel management was refusing to do to do anything. One family checked out.This hotel is poorly managed if it is managed at all. Everywhere, things that are in need of repair go ignored. The hotel is cheaply priced but not cheap enough for the torture it inflicts on guests.If you can stay here you're a better sailor than me.