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Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3900 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451   |  
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Ranked #8 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
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Reston, Virginia
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“Great for families!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Just got back from our stay!! This hotel is located on 39th St..so if you want to be in the middle of the action this is probably not the place you're looking for. But let me say...the shuttle bus picks up right in front of the hotel so it was no big deal to hop on and take a ride further down Atlantic Ave.

The best part of this hotel was the kid activities. All day the splash camp offers something for the kids..whether it's playing Just Dance of the Wii or making necklaces. My daughter also enjoyed watching Tonka eat his breakfast! The hotel also has a movie theater room and it shows movies all day 10am-8pm. And at 8pm they also did a Bingo Night. We had a couple rainy days during our stay so those amenities really made the trip!!!

I've seen a lot of comments about the elevators but I didn't notice anything unusual about the elevator speed...it always came pretty quickly when we needed it.

I would recommend this hotel to families with kids under 10. Oh another thing about the splash camp...they let guests borrow beach toys and boogie boards. Awesome!!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Roberto H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your compliment and survey we appreciate that you taking the time to let us know about your stay and we looking forward to see you in the future.

Kindest regards,

Roberto Hernandez
Front Office Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Roselle
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19 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed here after a trip to NYC and DC. We were looking to relax. After checking in, we were given a room that was occupied. Not a good start. It got better. The rooms are small. The bathroom super small. It is at the north end of the boardwalk and it's very well kept. Beautifully landscaped. There's a nice paved separate path for bikes and a nice boardwalk. The hotel is in a great area to walk to restaurants and live music. We did cut our trip short because of the weather -- rain most of the weekend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Roberto H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your survey regarding your recent stay and I apologize for the check in experience, we sorry that the weather was not good at the time that you stayed with us but we looking forward to see you in the future.

Kindest regards,

Roberto Hernandez
Front Office Manager
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DC
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I cannot say enough about this place. its clean, the people are sooooo nice, i love the activities and variety they have for the kids, my husband and I are going to make this a yearly visit, to this same hotel. The rooms are a nice size, there are 3 different pools, its right on the beach, kids' room full of fun activities, mini theatre w/ kids movies, kids eat for free...just very family friendly.

Room Tip: Don't pay extra for rooms "closer to the pool" soooo not worth it, some of those corne...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roberto H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your survey and compliment our entire staff is so happy that you had a great stay with us and we all looking forward to see you again in the future.

Best regards,

Roberto Hernandez
Front Office Manager
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Staunton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a wonderful hotel in Virginia Beach. It is at the very north end of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The ocean area is not very crowded at this end and the boardwalk is not too busy. They have a parking deck across the street from the hotel and every room is guaranteed a space. There are bellhops to assist with your luggage, but there is no valet parking. The hotel has 4 different pool areas, a large pool off the lobby with a poolside bar. There is an indoor pool area with a lazy river, another outdoor pool with two slides and an outdoor lazy river. You should bring your own float for the lazy river. It is small, so it can get crowded. There are lots of lounge chairs in the pool areas, inside and out. This hotel is VERY family-oriented. There are three restaurants. The Isle of Capri is one of them and proper dress is required for this restaurant. They have an in-house movie theater that shows free movies (think kid themed) from 10AM -10PM. They have a Kid Camp beside the theater that is staffed with people doing arts, crafts, games. They have pool games, bingo, etc on various dates and times throughout the week. The room we had was small, but it was efficient. We had a king sized bed and a pull-out sofa bed. There is a nice size refrigerator and microwave and a desk and chair. The bathroom was large with a walk-in shower only. The room was very clean. We were in an oceanfront room and the view was great. The balcony had two chairs.

The only reason I did not give this property an excellent rating is the elevator situation and the "recycling" program offered. For a hotel this size, there are only two elevators and they are located in different areas of the hotel. One is near the lobby and the other is further into the hotel near the pool area. Neither were efficient for the size of this hotel. I was thankful that we were only on the third floor, so the stairs were OK. However, when you area loading and unloading your luggage into your room, this is a problem.

The other issue I have is the "recycling" program. They advertise on a flyer in the rooms that they offer recycling in the rooms, the lobby and housekeeping. After I read this, I went through our trash and separated out all of your recyclables. When the housekeeper came to the door to collect our trash and bring towels, she told us it really wasn't necessary to separate everything because they "don't really do the recycling". Ummm, what? We recycle everything at home and this was discouraging to say the least. If you're not going to "really do the recycling", don't advertise that you do.

Other than these two issues, we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a lower floor because the elevators are not efficient for a hotel of this size.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roberto H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your survey and your suggestions about the elevator and the green program we apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. But we happy that you have a wonderful stay and our entire staff is looking forward to see you in the future.

Best regards,

Roberto Hernandez
Front Office Manager
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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The staff was very friendly and helpful. A member of the maintenance staff helped us with our luggage and was really nice to our daughter. Two college students from Ball State University working there on internships I think were especially friendly.

Our room was clean and well furnished with a small fridge and a microwave.

We enjoyed our balcony with a view of the beach and how close we were to the beach. This was our first trip to VA Beach, so I'm not an expert on it, but it appeared to me that since this hotel is right toward the end of the developed strip, that the beach was not so crowded.

The hotel had great pools. Our nine year old loved the outdoor river, which wasn't big, but was lots of fun. She also enjoyed the pool where there are two slides and some nice waterfalls to hide behind. There was also a large pool and an indoor river, which was nice but heavily chlorinated.

Having both the pools and the beach were great for us. We didn't have a chance to check out the board walk or rent bikes, but both looked like fun.

RE the hotel's food, we tried both the Square Whale, a casual restaurant and the breakfast buffet/restaurant and both were very good. They also had counter where you could purchase ice cream desserts and snacks.

We had a great time here and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Roberto H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank you for your survey and great compliment. We are always pleased to receive praise and acknowledgement of such a positive nature. It is truly rewarding when a guest recognizes our staff’s efforts and takes the time to say thank you. Your comments will be shared with our entire staff, as reinforcement to continue their efforts to make the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach a leader in excellence.

Once again, thank you for your thoughtful comments. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you in the future.

Sincerely,

Roberto Hernandez
Front Office Manager
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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We just returned from our 4 night stay at the Holiday Inn and Suites North Beach.

Before giving my review, I just want to say that I do not have a history of writing hotel or restaurant reviews. In this case, I thought it deserved feedback.

I cannot say enough regarding the fabulous customer service we received during the entire stay. While it was a very busy hotel (sometimes too much so), the Front Desk/check in and otherwise, was totally accommodating. Because we were taking several rooms, we were upgraded to suites with waterfront views - excellent! The view and size of the suite was awesome. Jeanne Thompson and her front desk staff were friendly and helpful in every way.

Valet service and parking (free) was helpful.

As to the room, spacious and updated. Bathroom was large enough for a family of four. Suggestions would be that it needs a small cabinet or side table, perhaps some towel hooks and a bathing suit line (in the shower stall).

Room and living room was plenty large enough. Drawer space is just fine. A suggestion would be to install a safe in the room. Perhaps some have them but ours did not.

Food: breakfast was plentiful and many healthy items were available. Pool bar was good and lunch food at the pool was acceptable - not better than average. Again, staff and service was notably better than most other "kid friendly" places I've ever stayed (including Disney World). They had patience and smiles, almost always. Even the line cooks and others not working directly for tips, were sincerely totally trying to please our every request.

Location was fine. Further north than the "center" of the boardwalk but we liked that.

Elevators were not the quickest but not long lines either.

I'd recommend, without reservation, this Hotel to families looking for a fun vacation on the Virginia Beach waterfront, in the moderate price range. You get a lot of bang for your buck!

Enjoy.

Room Tip: Waterfront in the building above the breakfast room - it's a quieter location.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roberto H, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your feedback. I am happy to see that your family had a good time. I hope you stay with us again in the future.
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Staunton, VA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Check in was fast, room very clean and comfortable. Room service one night was very fast and good, great option to eat on our balcony after a day of travel. We had a poolside/courtyard room which was nice - you could still see ocean/boardwalk as well as pool and cars coming/going. The only problem for us (with a young toddler) was the noise level on Saturday night from the pool until 11pm, lots of screaming kids, made it hard for our toddler to go to sleep. On Sunday night it was much quieter/calmer. The pools are all very nice, good kid pool with slides and waterfall, and great big pool with lots of space and by the outdoor bar for the parents. Beach here is not too crowded since you are at the very end of the boardwalk. Walking distance to restaurants, 7/11 right across street. Showers only in bathrooms, taking our baby tub was crucial for toddler. Overall great experience, very family oriented.

Room Tip: Ask for oceanfront
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Roberto H, Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and writing a review about our hotel. I am glad you and your family enjoyed our facilities and hope we can see you again in the future. We will always take feedback and run with it.
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Address: 3900 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Virginia Beach
#2 Green Hotel in Virginia Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#12 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
#12 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Splash into 250,000 gallons of fun, enjoy a movie in our movie theater and relax on your private balcony. Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach guestrooms feature mini-refrigerator and microwave, flatscreen TV, iPod stations and free Internet. Splish Splash Lagoon features an outdoor lazy river & two 12-foot waterslides. Float down indoor Lay-Z-Rivah or lounge in the sun by the outdoor pool. For entertainment, enjoy activities for toddlers to tweens in seasonal kids Splash Kamp. ... more   less 
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