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“Pleasantly Surprised” 4 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge on the Ocean
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2707 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Northeast Virginia Beach)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Ocean City, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I chose this hotel because it was the cheapest beachfront hotel I could find with mediocre stars...Around 9am on the morning we were due to check in, the hotel called me to confirm it was only two adults and then advised that a king non smoking room became available if I wanted that instead of the two double bed room I booked (only because that was the only thing available). That alone impressed me. As soon as we pulled into the parking lot a guy greeted us and directed us where to park and then he offered to help with luggage. Once in our room, about 10 mins later, the front desk called to see how the room was. (more brownie points) The location is nice and the view is beautiful. It is a three story hotel with no elevator but it wasn't bad at all. If you or your guests have special needs, you want to make sure and let the front desk know to put you on the first floor. Overall, we were very satisfied and we will stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review, we do appreciate it very much. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation and that the hotel met your needs. While we can't always get our guests checked in early, we do try very hard to make the rooms available as soon as possible. Our housekeeping team does a tremendous job and I'm glad they could get you situated on your arrival. Thanks again and we hope to see you back very soon.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Monroe, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Econo Lodge customer service was absolutely the best. The front desk, maid service, and management staff went above and beyond. Everybody was friendly and helpful. Every room has an ocean view and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The location is wonderful, right on the beach and the boardwalk. Free bike rentals were the best. We rented bikes atleast once a day and there were always bikes available even though the hotel was full during our stay. Parking was fine, it was tight, but you always had assistance entering and leaving the parking lot. We did not consider parking a problem, despite having a van that had a carrier on top. The decor was fine although the bathroom was a little dated, the room was comfortable and the rooms were big. Our family is all over 17 years old, so we had 4 adults staying in one room and we still had plenty of room. The pool area was nice and having multi-decks was a nice touch. All four of us agree, when we go back to Va beach, this is where we are going to stay!

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
What a wonderful review, thank you very much! We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your vacation, and even more so that you plan to return. Thank you also for your nice comments for the staff, they work very hard and your comments will encourage them that those efforts make a tremendous impact on our visitors experience. I am very fortunate to lead such a great team. Thanks again and we will see you soon!
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Zion Crossroads, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We just returned from three days at this hotel and enjoyed it. The location is great, walking distance to restaurants and shops and the balcony lets you enjoy the beach without the sand!
Well managed parking lot so you always get a place. Staff was friendly and efficient.

Room Tip: All the rooms have front doors facing the parking lot and balconies facing the beach. You can't...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Thank you very much for the nice review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay, and in particular remarked on our staff members efforts. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we are well aware how many options you have to choose from. Hope to see you back again very soon!
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Richmond, VA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Ok, I admit it. I don't normally stay at an Econo Lodge. However, this one rocks. While I give the credit mainly to the excellent staff, the property really is ideal for families. The small number of rooms give it sense of intimacy as well as keeping the load on the pool and breakfast area manageable. Speaking of the pool (which was a big hit with our two grandchildren) it had gorgeously clear and warm water and the staff was constantly cleaning and testing the water. The only mild criticism of the property is the small, older bedding. While the room was spotless, there is no question that you are staying at an older property.

On balance, this is a great place to enjoy a day or two at Virginia Beach.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thanks very much for such a nice review! We are happy to hear that the grandkids had a blast in the pool! We know how important the pool is in the heat of summer and are meticulous and careful in the maintenance of proper chemical balance. That is what keeps the water clear, and the kids happy!. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again.
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Las Vegas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Do not stay at this property if you are traveling with family. There are no elevators, security is an issue and the noise from the bar across the street will keep you up all night. They put us, a family of 5, on the 3rd floor and we had to lug our luggage from the street, thru the parking lot and up 3 flights of stairs. All of this for $260 per night!!! There are so many better options along the beach that we will stay at on our next trip to Virginia Beach.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I am sorry we seem to have been a poor choice for you and your family at least as far as a lack of an elevator is concerned. We have many families that return year after year, and have served three generations of some of our many repeat guests. Easily 90% of our business comes from family vacations so I might take issue that we are not family friendly. We do have a 24 hour desk and also hire nightly security here as well. I am unaware of any security issues you may have experienced but if there were please contact me (Leonard Richardson) at the hotel (econovb@aol.com) so that I can address those concerns. I am sorry we did not meet your expectations but if we can be of assistance in assisting you in the future please give us a call.
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Dumfries, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I stayed for three nights and we found it to be a gem of a hotel with an outstanding staff! The staff is very welcoming and aim to please. The rooms are comfortable and VERY CLEAN, and we had a great oceanfront view from our balcony. Yes, the parking is tight but it is onsite, and well managed so don't worry about it! This is our new go to hotel for Va Beach and we look forward to returning. Give it a try...you'll be glad you did!

Room Tip: 2nd and 3rd floor rooms have the best views.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thanks so much for submitting your review! We are very happy to hear you had a great time, and the entire staff appreciates the encouragement on their efforts. Glad to hear we are your "go to" spot at the beach and look forward to your next visit. Thanks again.
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We just returned from a great time in Virginia Beach and we thoroughly enjoyed the Econo Lodge. The staff was great, the location was perfect and the bikes were really a great extra. The room was on the second floor and it was perfect for relaxing on the balcony at the end of the day. It was within walking distance to many good restaurants. We even did some surf fishing right on the beach in the evening and caught some fish. My family really enjoyed this spot and we'll be back someday.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thank you so much for your nice review of the hotel. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and would like to come back. Now that we know you are interested in fishing, late September and October are GREAT for surf fishing, if you get the chance to come back then. Especially after a rain. Thanks again for your business and we hope to see you back soon.
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Address: 2707 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach > Northeast Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge on the Ocean 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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