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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Ranked #95 of 114 hotels in Virginia Beach
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a little older but it had plenty of room for our family of 5. It was a suite style room. The staff was great, its in walking distance to restaurants. The parking is tight, so beware. The pool is a little small but the kids still loved it. And the beach is great!!! Over all it was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Would stay again if in a pinch and nothing else available. Rooms ok. No mattress pads. A partial can of "scrubbing bubbles" would do wonders for the walls surrounding the tub. Couches had upholstery stains on seating area. Covered with our own sheets and beach towels. New cushion covers would be just right. Linens and towels were clean. Room over... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff is the only good thing about this place. The hotel was too expensive for what we got. Elevator is pretty much used by the staff, pool didn't work, could have mentioned when reserved ( hasn't been working in over a month). Hallways need a lot of cleaning. Everything in the room was old. View and staff are the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed. We have stayed here before, but this year was one problem after another. WiFi did not work, ice machines did not did, security cameras in parking garage did not work, the swimming pool was kit on working order. Walking 11 blocks to their sister hotel was less than convenient with 2 small children as well as having to... More

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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made this reservation for a family of 6 adults but the room it not actually designed for more than 2-3 people. Poor handicapped facilites which they don't mention at reservations. The hotel is not clean, pool is broken (they don't mention that either) and everything is old! The sofa beds are actually donated from a sister hotel(because they were... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That pretty much describes our family experience with this venue. - tiny parking spaces; (if you're driving a pickup truck or a full size anything), think twice before trying to fit into one of the puny spaces - single elevator; takes time to get in or out of the hotel - cleaning service very slow; we've only asked to replace... More

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Hamden, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good points : The staff and management very nice and helpful. The rooms were perfect for small family or 2 couples as there was a private bedroom and living room with sofa bed and tv;s in both and doors separating both. BAD the hotel had been damaged by a storm so no pool no internet and elevators broke 2 days... More

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King George
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To put it in a nutshell , rooms okay for price, No Parking, No pool, still not fixed, Music loud due to shows right next to DQ? Then even louder due to night club across the street, small micro and fridge , overall, if u book this hotel, plan on NOT SLEEPING until. 3 am, this really sux as I... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we checked in, they told us that the swimming pool was under renovation...something they neglected to tell us when we made the reservations just a few weeks before. Then my husband tried to do some work, and the wi-fi was down. We called the front desk and they told us they would get it fixed right away. A few... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Please don't waste your money by booking this hotel. VERY dirty, homeless people sleeping by the walk out of the hotel. Carpet was the nastiest I have EVER seen. I wouldn't let my kids take a bath had to shower bath tub so dirty. No working pool was NEVER made aware of until we tried to use it. Only 2... More

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Address: 1705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Inn 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel Virginia Beach
Dolphin Virginia Beach
Dolphin Inn Virginia Beach Va

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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#48 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
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Spacious Comfort Right on the Beach! This Virginia Beach, boutique hotel offers you and your family uncomplicated and uncompromised comfort and warm hospitality at a truly great value. Located at the very heart of the 3-mile long boardwalk, this all suite, all oceanfront property provides space and amenities at an unbeatable location. The Dolphin Inn is the perfect place to experience your special Virginia Beach vacation. ... more   less 
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