We stayed here in August 2012. Having never been to VA Beach before I didn't know what to expect. I have had terrible experiences with beachfront hotels in Daytona. Hotel was in a great location, walking distance to everything and perfect spot beachfront on boardwalk to get on a bike and explore. Must do the bikes! Beach was good here too, my kids loved the waves perfect for body boards. The hotel was clean, elevators took a little though not enough in my opinion but not too bad either. Room was clean, standard size, i would say a 3.5 star hotel, nothing luxurious enough to give it a 4 or 5 but for beachfront hotels on the atlantic this was very good. No bed bugs, and staff was exceptional! Everyone i encountered at the front desk really went our of their way to be friendly and accommodating. There was plenty to do day and each evening and thelocation of this hotel put you right in the middle of it... the north hotel would have required a bit of a walk to put you where the action was. Never had a problem with noise and sleeping, even when opening the sliders to hear the waves. You can't go wrong with this hotel. I only saw two others that I may have considered, this one was way better than all the rest. We will return.