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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Ranked #87 of 115 hotels in Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2007
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2007

We stayed at this hotel July 3, 4, and 5th 2007. Upon reading the website stating it was "newly renovated", we figured we couldn't go wrong. Due to this stay, we will only stay at chain hotels from now on. We were assigned room 704. We arrived at our room (without assistance for carrying luggage) only to find the housekeeping... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2007

Stayed at the Dolphin Inn from Monday June 25th, to Thursday, June 28th. After reading some of the older reviews I was a little apprehensive. Thanks to reviews from recent stays, I went for it as this place offered what I needed for our group, at a decent price. ($199 a night with AAA discount). I was traveling with my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2007

We booked through this hotel because they had a suite that would suit our family and the price. When we pulled up to the hotel I was a little worried because it looked a little old. Boy was I wrong! The rooms were spacious and nice. They are totally renovating the rooms and they said it should all be done... More

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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2007

I wasn't sure what to expect from a older hotel,,, but the renovations are just about complete, rooms are very nice !!beds comfortable, loved the garden tub! lots of hot water . The pool is kid sized(4-5 ft deep) and was the hit to our kids vacation! might get crowded in busy season,, but the more the merrier..The staff was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2007

This hotel was good for our needs. I have read the other reviews and I agree parking can be an issue and the elevators are slow. My room was clean it must have been recently updated because everything appeared clean. We love the Jacuzzi tub it was clean even though I cleaned it myself again with Clorox. The view from... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2007

W e stayed here mid Feb. 2007 thinking it would be nice w/ the pictures we saw that are 100% misleading! The place is old, The pool is on the 8th floor and you have to walk outside to get there... in Feb.. it's COLD and the worst part is walking back, soaking wet, from head to toe and freezing!.... More

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Richmond, VA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2007

We stayed at the Dolphin Inn February 16 and February 17, 2007. My friend had never stayed at the Dolphin Inn so imagine my surprise when I told her that she was in for a real treat and I was the one surprised. Unfortunately, it has really gone down hill in the past couple of years. We stayed on the... More

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2006

When we first got there we didn't realize that the front desk was tiny. That didn't matter though. We got to stay on the 11th floor. It was a great view. In the room there was a room that had two double beds in it and a tv and dresser. Then there was a bathroom with the jacuzzi bath in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2006

My husband and i got married on the 10th of September last year and we were going to the Dolphin Inn for our honeymoon. According to what we saw in the brochure and online, it seemed like it would be a romantic honeymoon. We drove almost 10hrs coming from up north to arrive at an absolute dump! first of all... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2006

my wife and i and kids wanted to have a nice vacation before the mad rush of summer which turned into the nightmare from >>>> First of all our room was not ready "which we booked months ahead" they stuck us in a smoking room which smelled like a cigar factory our son has asthma which set it off.then our... 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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#47 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach #87 Top resorts 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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