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Dolphin Inn

2.5 of 5 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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Virginia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2008

The Dolphin Inn hotel appears to have around 64 rooms, with about four rooms (suites) on most floors and each room has a street view and ocean view. Next door is a decent size park area where they have evening concerts from various local bands. The music stops somewhere around 11pm. This could be a good or bad for anyone... More 

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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2008

What a great hotel!!! After reading the reviews of the Dolphin Inn we were a little concerned but we went with our own instincts and am I glad we did. The rooms were renovated beautifully. There was two oversized double beds in the bedroom and a queen size pull out sofa. The whirlpool tub was so relaxing after walking the... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

The Dolphin Inn is in the heart of the VA Beach hotel/resort zone (on 17th) right on the boardwalk/beach side of the street. Location was perfect for the July 4th fireworks and for people watching. Room: decently sized, even when we crammed 6 adults and 2 children in the room. The two double beds were quite comfortable and the jacuzzi... More 

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sethjadenqua
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2008

Me and my family stayed here which including myself and my husband and our children. We allowed the children to stay in the room with the two double beds and we stayed in the living room which there was a divider to allow privacy for getting dressed and the pull out sofa was ok. We have a timeshare in St... More 

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Ohio, for now.
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2008

My family has stayed at this hotel 2 years in a row. We used to live in VAB so we never had to get a hotel, however, we were very happy to have found a new "home". The pictures on this site are exactly how the rooms, and hotel look. Very clean rooms, minus the sand we dragged in. The... More 

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Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2008

This was the worst place I've ever stayed! The rooms are nothing like in the pictures. They are small, cramped, and dark. The bedroom only had one lamp in it. There was no closets at all and only a couple of drawers for clothes I don't see how six people could have stayed here. The bathroom was not very nice.... More 

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Jamaica, Queens
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2008

Had a 4 day/3 night stay at the Dolphin Inn in Virginia Beach. As we took the bus in from Newport News ttrain station that let us off at 19th and Pacific, the hotel was in an excellent location on 17th and Atlantic. We got there early but had no problem getting a room right away. We first wanted a... More 

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Raleigh, NC
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2008

My wife and I both work for Marriott and have always stayed at Marriott hotels. While the Dolphin was no Marriott, it was extremely nice. When we first walked in the room we were a bit taken at first by dark spots on the carpet and the odor of the room. Even though it was a smoking room, it did... More 

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Richmond, VA.
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2008

Was totally surprised at how awful it was, any pictures showing it as a beautiful place to stay, are truly doctored professionally..The bathroom itself had a major problem, there was a plexiglass smoked window located in the shower wall allowing anyone in the living room to see one's silhouetto showering, and if anyone was sleeping on the pullout sofa during... More 

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Lowell NC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

Well the room was nice for the $129.00 I paid because I had came down to look at a time share . The room had a wonederful view but the room itself had some things that I just could not understand like when your in the shower it had like a window that you could see through but you could... 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*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel Virginia Beach
Dolphin Virginia Beach
Dolphin Inn Virginia Beach Va
Hotel Style:
#46 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach

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