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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 #85 of 115 hotels in Virginia Beach
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer P Lancaster, Ohio, United States
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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Lancaster, Ohio, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 It is a little outdated as far as the decor.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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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39 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Hands down this is the best hotel in Virginia Beach! I have stayed at others and I keep coming back to these fine folks. The staff is friendly and helpful, the price is half that of the surrounding hotels. The whole place is great! Lets start with the room: The sheets are white! I love to see white sheets in... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is not a cookie cutter hotel or part of a big chain. It is very old in appearance and shows a lot of wear and tear, But is clean and interesting! It only has 7 ocean front rooms which I understand are booked pretty far in advance. Most of the other rooms open either onto the sundeck or into... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Just stayed here in early August 2013. Excellent location and cheaper than just about anything you'll find right on the beach. Yes, it is a little old and worn. And yes it could use a serious facelift. But for the money, it did the trick for us. The rooms were dated, the TV was ancient. The bathroom could have been... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is our second year staying at the sea side hotel, while not a luxary resort (they are not trying to be that nor do they pretend to be one) it is overall a good hotel. The rooms are your basic two double bed room with a small (22-25 inch) flat screen TV, which is an upgrade from last year,... 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*
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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