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Grand Ocean Hotel

2.5 of 5 1101 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3503
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The customer service was good and the rooms look beautiful but the shower is cold, it is a little outdate and the hallways are not warm. You can stay here a day if you had to. The view of the ocean is beautiful if you could only get everything else to match it.

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Woodford, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have stayed here for the last 5 years. Very happy with Customer service, value, location, cleanliness. However this stay was a dissaster. The GM made our reservation and messed up badly. We were told that all guest had to move to another hotel because they are closing for the weekdays. I have been here for 4 days already. And... More 

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Gold Hill, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stay was very pleasant, staff was very helpful with my wife being handicap they allowed us to park at the hotel. The only drawback is there is no onsite parking, it is a block away. Rooms could us a little renovating nut still OK and they have a great view on the ocean.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

For the price it was ok and did it's job but doesn't look like the pictures. The hotel needs a major face lift from the pool to the rooms to the elevator and hallways!!! The bathroom in the room is disgusting so is the carpet and balcony. This is not a place for families with small children cause the music... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The location of this hotel is fairly convenient. It has good access to the pier. The parking lot is about a block and a half away, so be ready to walk to your car. Upon check-in, there was only one front desk clerk for the entire hotel. I never saw more than one at any time over the course of... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

After looking at lots of ocean front rooms most 3 to 400 per night a light should of went off when this one was. $216 total for fri &. Sat. !! The bikers are at home here but that's ok ! I'm a biker :) your not going to get back charged for damages don't think they would notice .... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On paper it looked great. Two queen beds with an ocean front balcony, outdoor pool, restaurant on site and beachfront! As soon as we got there I knew we were in trouble. To say the place could use a facelift is a compliment bits more if a candidate for Hotel Hell. The pros: beachfront, outdoor pool, restaurant, we actually had... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised with hotel. We stayed for a week in July and had no problems but for the fire alarm being set off at 2am on the night we checked in. Pool area is very small and doesn't accommodate very many people but seemed clean and well kept. Could have used more furniture around pool. Room was clean... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Rooms were clean and the maid staff did a good job. Other staff could use customer service education to learn how to act and talk with customers around. No A/C in the hallways or elevators meant that you were likely perspiring by the time you got to your room. 1 set of elevators so you may have to wait. 2... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

I love Virginia beach but sometimes when you end up getting a horrible hotel, that kinda makes you wanna go home sooner than later. I dealt with bad service they're public bathrooms are disgusting, the rooms are outdated, they're phones don't work I mean it was a nightmare. I will never return to this hotel ever again. And I really... More 

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Address: 1101 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3503
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Grand Ocean Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 110
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Also Known As:
Atlantic Sands Oceanfront Virginia Beach
Atlantic Sands Oceanfront Hotel
Hotel Style:
#48 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach

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