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Dolphin Inn

1705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I got super nervous after reading so many bad reviews and my booking was non refundable. My room was ready when I arrived at 3. Room was clean. The only thing that is consistent with reviews is the small parking lot. I was able to park my suv but I had to really play around before I got myself parked... More 

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rooms smelled like cat urine covered up with some type of incense. When I went to the front desk to talk with the management there was a sign on the counter that said "No refunds 15 minutes after check in." I know why now. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Buyer beware, check out the room before... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a so-so hotel. First, let me talk about the pros. The location of the hotel is ideal. It's oceanfront and just a short walk to the sand. It's located in the middle of the strip of hotels and a short walk to many shops and restaurants. There is a bandstand next to the hotel and, while the music... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was very disappointing. First of all our room was never cleaned before we checked in. No towels in room. Water in the shower would not shut off. Faucet in tub was coming out of the wall. Hairs on toilet seat. Tooth paste on sink. Dust everywhere. Drapes in bedroom coming off the wall. The safe in the room... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all there a view of the ocean . The room was dirty. There was sand on the floor in the bathroom. The tub water ran all the time. There was a view of the ocean. The wall paper was peeling off the walls. There were crumbs all over the deck. Did I say there was a view of... More 

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The size of the room for the price couldn't be beat, but the hotel is in desperate need of updating. The staff couldn't have possibly read our reservation before assigning us a room, because we were given a 1 bed room for 2 adults and 4 children. The girls at the front desk took care of changing us to a... More 

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Scotland Neck, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was very clean. Location is very near most attractions. Service by staff was also excellent. Will definitely stay here on my next trip to Virginia Beach. The jetted tub in my room was a much adored amenity.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading both negative and positive reviews about this place I decided to give them a chance. That was a BIG MISTAKE. We prepaid for our room a little over 3 months before our arrival date through www.getaroom.com Upon arrival we were told that they had no reservation for us. I showed them my email confirmation and they told me... More 

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Stephens City, Virginia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I stayed at this hotel on memorial day. I was a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews but was pleasantly surprised. Yes, some of the furniture, appliances, and decor is outdated but when you are spending most of your time at the beach it doesn't matter. It has quick access to the beach and boardwalk. The parking lot... More 

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Madison, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I saw a ton of bad reviews on this hotel but it was nothing but amazing for me. The rooms are big, clean, and nice. It is right on the boardwalk in the middle of everything. The staff is super nice and they made sure you are happy. The wifi worked amazing. I seriously have no complaints about this place.... More 

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