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“Great value for a clean, comfortable, ocean view room. Would definitely stay again!” 4 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Oceanfront
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2109 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451   |  
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Ranked #53 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Southern MD
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“Great value for a clean, comfortable, ocean view room. Would definitely stay again!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

After making a last minute decision to take a trip to VA Beach for a one-day getaway, the hubby and I had a hard time finding a hotel. We literally drove down the strip, from hotel to hotel, asking if there were any vacancies (we arrived at the beach around 5pm on a Saturday). None of the "nicer" hotels had openings for their overpriced $3-500 rooms (per night!).
We did want to stay oceanfront, if possible, and our only other requirement was that the room be clean. We both agreed that we weren't going to stay at the many seedy, older motels that had been on the strip since the 1950's.

As I was getting very tired of getting in/out of the car to ask about hotels' "Vacancies" signs (which, we learned, was only a marketing ploy to get people in the door to send them to their more expensive sister hotels/resorts!), we decided to try this EconoLodge, as we were running out of options.

I ran in, the very nice front desk person said they had 2 rooms left. I asked for a tour, and was pleasantly suprised to see a very clean, cool, well-accomodated room, with an oceanfront balcony! We took it.

The weekend price was between $250-$275 (steep, but it was do-able for us). We were very pleased upon checking in with the assisted and free parking, free bike rental (included in room price), room coffee maker, fridge, microwave, continental breakfast and a heated outdoor pool. Perfect accomodations for us no frills type.

The staff was all extremely friendly, professional and every inch of the place was in good repair, smelled clean, and was spotless. The decor was dated, but clean, the beds comfortable, and our room had a flatscreen TV.

Overall, I would definitely stay here again, it's no resort (but doesn't have a resort price, either), and it's no old scary motel. It's a great value and nice place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bear, Delaware
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

I love it here...stayed a couple of times so the staff have got to know me. They are so good to talk to and I feel they look after us. We always get the kitchen rooms up the top floors. Luv the room maids she gets u wot ever u want. Remember this is a cheap 3 star hotel, it's not the hyatt. So u shld expect rooms to be a little older. Balconies are great beach I's best Eva, shops r great free breakfast is handy, free parking is a must and I cook my dinners. It's perfect

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

We have stayed here 5 or 6 times through the years including the Neptune Festival at end of the 2010 season. Always "got what we paid for". We stopped in for one night late May 2011, which was just one week before the official start of this years summer season. It looks like nothing has been done to clean it up for this year. Holes in the blanket, terrible TV signal, cracked and faded resin chares on the deck, security door to the beach doesn’t lock. I no longer would consider staying a week here. Last time for us.

Pros: Central Location
Secure Parking – they close an overhead door at night.
Quite rooms on higher floors (considering the location)
Low Price (considering the location)
Clean Rooms, just old stuff.

Cons: One slow elevator
Poor maintenance
The bars across the street are about the roughest looking in the area
Small, really small, pool (never saw anyone use it)

Tip: Try the Beach Pub about 4 blocks out on Lasken for B – L – D, and Big Sam’s at Rudy’s Inlet for breakfast. Great food at a good price.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Southwest VA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

Although this is a little late, I will add my review of this hotel. We stayed there in August, 2010, with a group of about 25 people. We had a smooth check-in. The rooms were nice, comfortable beds and excellent view. The continental breakfast was very nice, with enough room in the eating area to accomodate our large group, as well as other hotel visitors. The ONLY thing I can say that I didn't like was that the pool wasn't as large as it appeared in the pictures, but it wasn't a deal-breaker. All in all, I think this is an excellent place to stay and will certainly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adirondack Foothills of NY State
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

Comfortable enough for one night. Maids could do a better job cleaning around the edges of the carpeting. Don't take a room by the noisy elevator. Bathrooms were clean and spacious enough for us. Breakfast was fine. The indoor pool was very small and probably ok for kids but I was hoping for something a little more private and deeper than 4 feet. It looked very clean. Parking was secure and free. We stayed off season so the price was ok BUT for the same price we've stayed at another hotel on the same beach. We were just curious about this one. Probably wont' stay again, but for a quick overnight just to say you were at the beach, or for a family on a tight budget, it's fine.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reisterstown, Maryland
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2010

This is our second time in this hotel and i think the last one.
First positives: good location, an OK breakfast.
Negatives: Except of linens nothing was clean. We found lids from the bottles and crumbs of chips on the floor, 100 years dust on the room curtains, mold in the VERY small and uncomfortable bathroom with no working ventilation, with yucky sticky curtain clinging to your body every time you are taking shower. But most upsetting is to pay high price (about $250 p/night) for these poor accommodations + they cheat on you doubling their safe and some other fees. This is the first hotel I've stayed when you find your booking recite charges will be different from actual charges. We are talking about just few dollars, but it just becomes a last drop in the bucket. Dishonest people. No more staying in this hotel for us.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Peninsula, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

We stayed at this hotel 10/20 to 10/24, 2010 and had no major complaints. The hotel is very dated and in need of some updates for example the indoor pool is very small ( did not see anyone use it), carpets are worn, and the room decor is from the 80s. On the plus side the location is perfec,t the staff is extremely helpful and the room cleaning staff did a fantastic job ( Miss Mary you are the best!) tip these folks they deserve it. All in all a very pleasant stay and a good value - we only paid 72.00 a night. Did not experience any of the horror stories from other reviewers.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge Oceanfront

Address: 2109 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Oceanfront 2*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All our 56 rooms are 100% Oceanfront with private Balcony/Patio. FREE indoor garage parking (One Parking Space per Room). Indoor heated Pool.FREE delux continental breakfast. FREE Wi-fi, 32 Inch Falt screen TV with HBO1 and HBO2. All rooms equiped with Micro-Fridge, Coffee maker, Iron and Ironing Board, Hair Dryer and Alarm Clock. ... more   less 
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