The one thing the Sands has going for it is the location and ample offsite parking. The rooms were dirty, and smelled so bad that I asked the front desk to provide air freshener. They did, after rolling their eyes. As for the bathroom, it was very grimy. The shower tiles were stained with mildew, and the water pressure was very weak, barely more than a trickle, and you have to shower before 8 am for the water to get above lukewarm. The cleaning staff was also inept, several times removing all of the towels without replacing them. Three days out of five we had to call for towels. They offer free internet service, but neglect to mention that it's not available in most rooms. You have to sit in the lobby with your laptop to get online.
We had decided late to vacation in Virginia Beach again, making arrangements in July, and this was the only hotel available. That should've been a warning sign, any hotel that's not booked up for the summer by July is probably not a great choice. I definitely would not stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Atlantic Sands Oceanfront Virginia Beach
- Atlantic Sands Oceanfront Hotel