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Sea Side Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Formerly Idlewhyle Motel)
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Ranked #80 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Quebec City, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff is amazing and helpfull. In front of the ocean. You can't be closer. If you're looking to a old but cheap hotel, this is the place you need to rent. There are rom with a kitchenette witch is very usefull if you whant to save on meals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

The room was nice and clean, everyone there was very nice and accommodating, right on the beach didn't really need to leave the room. Shops are near by and places to eat. Left my sweater when I got home I called and they mailed it to me. Would definitely stay there again.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This small hotel is on the beach and has been owned by a family for 48+ years. Unfortunately it will only be around for this year because I heard it will be torn down to build a high rise hotel. The hotel is old but offers efficiencies including cook top, microwave, small fridge etc. This place has the feel of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Disgusting, dirty, old and run down. You have to ask for toilet paper and towels every day. The towels are dingy and torn. And on top of all of that....an employee stole my daughter's computer from our room. Stay far away, seriously. I have never complained about any place I've stayed before but this place was a must!

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Lancaster, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Overall good place to stay. . . Small parking lot! But staff are very accommodating and friendly. It is a little outdated as far as the decor. Right on beach! Would recommend and will stay again when in Virginia Beach

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was the worst place I have ever stayed ! It is nothing like the website , the rooms are very small and the whole hotel stinks . The garden area smells like old mildew and the pool is old and smells like a enclosed room full of bleach . The staff aren't friendly and there are too many... More

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Alachua, Florida
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48 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I have been coming to the Sea Side hotel since 2010. Every time I am here the experience is the same - fantastic! The staff (Mssrs Dan, Will, and Skip) are always friendly and professional and willing to help with info about the local area. The rooms are clean and well-maintained (it is an older property so be aware of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

I didn't actually stay here, but ate in the cafe. In fairness I can't attest to the cleanliness of the rooms or the services of this motel...but I will say that the atrium is one of the worst smelling places I have ever had the misfortune to walk through. It was like walking into a wall of mildew combined with... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The picture is nothing like the hotel. The only good thing I can say is that the location is good! The garden area, is a joke. The pool was so old I wouldn't have swam in it. I guess that is why it was empty. No hair dryer. Lucky they gave us a bar of soap with the towels that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I Really Liked This Hotel. The Room Was CLean And Anything We Needed The Front Desk Was Happy To Help. My Only Advice To People StayinG Here would Be To Get A Room On The Second Floor Or Above. The garden Area Smells When The Sun Goes Down. The Hotel Was Clean And Nice. It Was A Bit Small But... More

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Address: 2705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Formerly Idlewhyle Motel)
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Side Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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