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Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast

400 16th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Lorton, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have stayed here many times and were wondering about how things would change with the new owners. They have a more Coastal/Beach theme in their decor that this Florida girl liked. The breakfasts were delicious and as filling as always. The new owners were friendly and very accomodating. Thanks for a great weekend with my husband's 90 year old... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our stay at Barclay Cottage. By the time we left, we felt like we were old friends with Rich and Sharon (the owners). You could really tell the extreme attention to detail that was paid throughout the entire property (even the coffee cups had a picture logo of the cottage on them!) Our room was quaint and... More

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VABEACHB&B, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

You both were so enjoyable; it felt like old friends were visiting with us! We like it when the details are noticed; we wanted you to feel special, as you are. ( I must say Rich’s quiche is amazing and I am happy you were able to share it with us.) Rich would be happy to share the recipe, but... More

York, PA
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am so happy to let everyone know that although the Barclay Cottage has changed ownership, its excellent service continues! Exceptional hospitality, delicious meals and comfortable accommodations are still experienced at the Barclay. Sharon and Rich were wonderful hosts and tended to my every need. Thank you both!

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VABEACHB&B, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are excited to be the new innkeepers of this historic coastal cottage! Marie Louise and Steve will be a tough act to follow we are having fun and giving it our best. We enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for sharing your comments on your experience for all to see! More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This stay had it all. Great people, comfy room/bed and breakfasts that were uber-delicious, lovingly prepared and presented with just the right elegance. My trip was mostly biz. Rich and Sharon were made sure everything was perfect for my afternoon client meeting that went great. But the best part were the conversations with Rich/Sharon ...and the other guests. Honestly came... More

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VABEACHB&B, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

You did get two new friends! We miss you already! We are happy you were pleased with your accommodations for your stay and your meeting. Visit again soon, we will have another uber-delicious (I love that word) breakfast waiting! Sharon & Rich, Innkeepers/Owners More

Luzerne, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I stayed there in July with my aunt. Our stay was more then I could have imagined. It was like staying with family. The breakfast was so good and everyone was so nice. There was everything I could have needed available for use...from beach chairs, to aloe, to everything in between. I had lost a ring there that had great... More

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Marie-Louise L, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I once lost a ring that was very special to me and it was lost for one and a half years. Then it was found right in our home. That was a very long time ago and I still remember how glad I was when it was found. Imagine our surprise when history repeated itself here! We are so glad... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is a great B&B for many reasons..exceptional hospitality..comfortable environment..accessibility to beach surroundings..comfy beds..great breakfasts..loved all of it ! The innkeepers are so perfect for their B&B & seem to truly enjoy all the fun of beach life. All you have to remember to bring is the sunblock...they supply you w/ all the "beach stuff" you will ever need. Although... More

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Marie-Louise L, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Well, when you're home you don't have to think about all that beach stuff and that's how we want you to feel when you're here. We hope you now know that this is your beach home away from home! More

Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We have loved B&B's for a fair many years. And I told Marie-Louise and Steve that I was going to give them a horrible review, because I don't want anyone else to go there. That way when we want to we can :-) But since we won't be there for some time, and there place is so awesome, I have... More

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Marie-Louise L, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Whew!!! I am glad you changed your mind and wrote a positive review! Just let us know when you're coming back and we'll save a room for you! Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review! More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

My (now fiancé) and I stayed here for a week and enjoyed every moment there. I say "now fiancé" because I asked her to marry me one night at the cottage and she did say yes. Now that we have this memory tied in with all of the other amazing times we has while staying there, we will be sure... More

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Marie-Louise L, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I am glad that you will always have the memory of getting engaged here at our inn. It honors us that you did this. Thank you for that. The hand rolled Barclay Cottage branded cigars are always a hit...smoking one while drinking Port or wine and rocking on the porch and watching the fireworks on Wednesday or Sunday night during... More

Richmond, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Sometimes staying with relatives can be a pain.....but there are those golden times when it's perfect! You feel welcome and at home.....your hosts are willing to be helpful, but also willing to let you be when you want it. You go home feeling like you've gotten away....but not feeling like you spent time amongst strangers....this is what being at Barclay... More

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Marie-Louise L, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Sometimes having relatives visit can be a 'pain', too! We're lucky, though, because we get to pick the ones we want. Thanks for being our relatives 'of the heart'. We always look forward to welcoming you home. More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My wife and I have stayed in VA Beach several times. Our initial visits saw us staying at a beachfront hotel. Our last few have been at the Barclay Cottage. It is just a couple of blocks off the beach, but light years ahead of what's available on the beach. The Boardwalk area, with all its excitement, can be a... More

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Marie-Louise L, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

"Refuge". That's a good word to describe what we strive for our guests. Many times, people are just fried from the their jobs, a long trip, the kids...whatever. We want to be that place where they come just to chill and take in the excitement...or just do nothing...it's all good and this is a good place to do either one. More

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Additional Information about Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Also Known As:
Barclay Cottage Hotel Virginia Beach
Barclay Cottage Hotel
Barclay Cottage b&b
Address: 400 16th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1895 Victorian Coastal Cottage located in historic residential neighborhood. Turkish towels, crisp linens, heavenly beds, spa robes, modern upscale amenities, gourmet breakfasts, beach towels and all beach gear, bicycles, many extras included in rates. 2 Blocks to the beach, and short walk to 20 restaurants, 3 museums, and fishing pier. A romantic alternative to high-rise hotel/motel lodging. ... more   less 

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