We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Dolphin Inn to your Saves list
Dolphin Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Ranked #86 of 114 hotels in Virginia Beach
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2005
Riccirhino Sandston, VA
Write a Review

209 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (27)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
There are newer reviews for Dolphin Inn
See the most recent reviews
Sandston, VA
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2005

Just spent two days in the Dolphin Inn. It is really a nice place. It is an older place. Is is being refurbished. For the money it was a great value. We especially liked the Jacuzzi tub. The rooms were clean and large. It was quiet and comfortable. The staff tried to answer any questions. We had a good time... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2005

Lost our reservation. Horrible service, tried to blame everything back on us, even though we had their conformation number and everything. Beachgoers BEWARE. Also advertised on THEIR website that they have a special internet rate and you should call about it. Called about rates, was given a rate and when I asked about the special internet rate was told they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2005

We stayed in october because of the lower rates. The room was great!!! When I first saw the room I was disappointed because I thought I would have rather had the bedroom be the room you could see the ocean from but it was the living room. It ended up being better that it was that way. Since the hotel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2005

We came to Virginia Beach as we do every year and this time was during the Neptune Festival. We like to try a different hotel everytime we go down there to visit family and picked the Dolphin Inn. We must admit pulling up not that great but we booked for the suites, jacuzzi, and all oceanfront property. The suite was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Martinsville, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2005

Their own website still advertises "wireless high-speed internet access in every room" and this was a key factor in our choosing this hotel, yet upon arrival in our room we discovered this simply isn't the case. The maintenance guy who came up when I reported being unable to connect informed me that they only have wireless routers on 3 floors... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Springfield, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2005

In June 2005 we stayed at the Dolphin for the second straight year, and enjoyed it a lot. The suite format, kitchenette and jacuzzi were all great, as was the ocean view. The room was clean and had been recently renovated. At check-in the staff was very friendly (especially Bobbett), and worked with us to get us a room on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2005

Just got back from the beach - don't know where the other reviewers stayed but it must have been at a different place - yes you do check in the the bottom parking deck but you do at most of the hotels in VA Beach - service was excellent, staff very friendly. We have personally stayed at several of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2005

We were not impressed at all, infact what we planed to be a fun weekend ended with us coming home a day early. We went out to get in our car to only find it missing. Turns out the Dolphin Inn had our car along with a few others towed. So $85.00 later you get your car back, if you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
St. Louis
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2005

CAUTION! BEWARE! ATTENCIONE! Stay away at all costs. Try though I may, I cannot even imagine a single redeeming quality about this...hotel (if you can even call it that). The staff...AWFUL. The room...MORE AWFUL, unless of course you are partial to filth. The parking...I can't even think of a worthy adjective. Suffice it to say its a wonder the car... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2005

The bedroom was very nice and the beds comfy. The main room facing the beach showed a bit saltwater corrosion, which is really to be expected. The kitchenette was very clean and came in handy. Getting to the heated pool wasn’t worth our effort as you have to go outside on the 8th floor to get to it and more... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Been to Dolphin Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dolphin Inn

Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel
Dolphin Hotel Virginia Beach
Dolphin Inn Virginia Beach
Dolphin Virginia Beach
Dolphin Inn Virginia Beach Va
Address: 1705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#45 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#86 Top resorts Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Travelocity, Tingo, TripOnline SA, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, Venere and Agoda so you can book your Dolphin Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dolphin Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.