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Grand Ocean Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1101 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3503 (Northeast Virginia Beach)
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Ranked #106 of 115 hotels in Virginia Beach
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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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can avoid this hotel staying at this hotel, you will be better off !! No air conditioning in the hallway out room was on. Room smelled musty and needed updating. Pillows were so flat, no plastic cups in the bathroom, couldn't even have a drink of water. And on Wed night the bar below has a band till... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel via Expedia for July 7-10- neglected to check reviews, which I normally do!! Pros: Location! Right on the boardwalk and beach. Beach front pool. Cons: Arrived at 1:30pm, charged an early check-in fee, which has NEVER happened at another hotel but since I drove 9 hours I just wanted to get in my room! Declined 1st... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived 2 hours before check in, picked up a parking pass and parked across the road (2 mins walk). Headed to the calypso on beachfront for lunch then to beach. Check in and was pleasantly surprised, clean working elevators, clean bathroom (better than some Hilton's I've stayed in). Clean room with balcony overlooking beach. Only stayed one night but could... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

View was awesome from the balcony - 6th floor. We stayed Monday thru Friday. Pool was small but not crowded. There were not enough chairs though. Live band every night in the attached bar from 6 to 11 which you could hear in room but was fine since we didn't have little kids trying to go to sleep early. Parking... More

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Minonk, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is very outdated. The beds are not very comfortable. The parking area is not on site so I felt a little hesitant that my car was a block away. The bar downstairs can get really noisy on the weekends so be prepared. I stayed with a group of friends who wanted to stay at the beach. Let's face... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

TV did not work, clock did not work, cigarette butts on the balcony, toilet did not flush, water dripped in shower, blaring music from downstairs bar, 15 minutes to get my car keys, to name just a few of the problems.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would not advise anyone to stay in this motel, the service sucks and the management doesn't give care at all! When you pay for an oceanfront room you expect oceanfront, not poolside over the bar with people screaming and cursing until 2:30 in the morning. There were No washclothes in the bathroom we hand to use hand towels for... More

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Richmond, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This hotel is in a fantastic location which almost caused me to rate it higher. Location is all this hotel has going for it. The front desk clerks seem too tired to work with average friendliness. Wanted to charge us extra to check in early (what ??) never heard if this before. The rooms are like a Red Roof Inn.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I am currently staying at The Grand Ocean Hotel and I am infuriated. First off, we walked into the lobby which apparently doesn't have air conditioning, checked in for two days, and arrived to our room (which is quite smaller than expected seeing as we booked a suite). The 1980s television and alarm clock did not work so we called... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The parking area is small and cars were parked in no order. Was not room to park to check in and drop off bags. Parking for the hotel is a couple blocks away. One day it was raining so we thought we would hang out in the outside bar area as it was cover…or so we thought! The roof had... More

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Address: 1101 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3503
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach > Northeast Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Grand Ocean Hotel 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Atlantic Sands Oceanfront Virginia Beach
Atlantic Sands Oceanfront Hotel

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#50 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
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