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“Excellent time share resort in great location” 5 of 5 stars
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Ocean Key Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   424 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451   |  
Ranked #18 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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“Excellent time share resort in great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stayed on a last minute deal with RCI for a week at this excellent place that is located at the southern end of the beach area, a short block from the boardwalk and ocean. We asked about ocean front units with balconies but were told it would be $50 a night extra so we declined. Staff members were pleasant and helpful, check in was quick and easy and there was no pressure to buy a time share. Our unit was on the 5th floor with one side window, which had a small view of the ocean. The unit was compact with a bedroom with a very good king size bed and flat screen TV, a narrow mini kitchen that had everyting needed including a stove, microwave, fridge and dishwasher and a living room with a sofa bed, chair, large table and chairs and another flat screen TV. The unit was fine for the two of us, but would be tight for more than two people. My one complaint was that the living room furniture was very uncomfortable. The sofa bed in particular was very low and uncomfortable.

There is also an indoor pool, fitness room, a free washer and dryer to use on the 6th floor (you have to supply your own soap). The resort has free wifi and covered parking. We liked the location which was in a quiet area and near the beach and boardwalk. There is a nice, inexpensive Italian restaurant in the building not run by the resort and many dining options along Atlantic Ave. We highly recommend Ocean Key and hope to stay again in the future.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for your positive review of your recent timeshare vacation with VSA Resorts. I look forward to your return to the Ocean Key Resort in the near future!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Thanks, Ocean Key Resort, for accommodating our needs. The staff was professional and responsive, not to mention pleasant. Although the room was small it was suitable for 2 and very clean. The mini-kitchen worked out perfectly and all needed items were sufficiently stocked. The coffee was delicious and the balcony facing the beach was perfect. The location was great in proximity to the beach and the attached parking lot was very accommodating. Kudos to Bill Mitchell and Sue for making this a pleasurable stay. We would definitely return here!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for sharing your great comments about your stay at the Ocean Key Resort and our amenities. We look forward to seeing you and your family again and thank you for your kind words regarding Sue and myself.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice resort to stay that is right across the street from the beach. Waterman's restaurant is directly across the street from our room. We decided to checkout the Virginia Beach area since it is only about 6.5 hours from Charlotte. We used our DVC membership. This is a timeshare property that has very nice amenities. Roma pizzeria is location downstairs. There are plenty of eating places in the area within walking distance. But if you have a car you can find many more choices that are not far. I believe that you can order groceries and have them delivered. However we located a trader joes and decided to go there oppose to walmart due to the distance. We have only been here for one day, so I'm sure I will post an update to this review.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
We appreciate you sharing your vacation experience in Virginia Beach and the Ocean Key Resort so far! I am glad to hear you took advantage of our great on-site and local restaurants and look forward to your post- vacation review with VSA Resorts.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are very clean and very comfortable to my liking. The environment was extremely wonderful and the staff was very respectful and their smiles made my day. I recommend anyone to come and stay at this resort. I will be definitely be coming back here.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for your recent review of your vacation with the Ocean Key Resort in Virginia Beach! We have an excellent staff and housekeeping team that goes the extra mile to ensure your stay with VSA Resorts is very enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A big thanks to everyone at Ocean Key for a great vacation. We had a wonderful relaxing vacation. Everyone there made sure we had everything we needed no matter how great or small the request. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review of the Ocean Key Resort in Virginia Beach! We are glad you had a wonderful time and look forward to your next vacation with VSA Resorts.
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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I just wanted to take a few minutes to express my gratitude for such a nice, relaxing vacation. We generally take our vacation somewhere warm to escape the cold temperatures of New Jersey during the winter months. After trying feverish to reserve Florida Keys for over six months, and much confusion with telephones calls and misguided information, we were given Virginia Beach as our only choice for our holiday. It was just as cold as it was in New Jersey...
However we decided to make the most of our vacation with scheduling tourist attractions regardless of the below 30 degree temperatures. We were very pleased that there was so much to do in such a close proximity of our hotel. After a day in cold weather it was amazing to come back to our suite, cook a nice dinner (with all kitchen supplies available to us) and then head down to the heated pool and hot tub. Extremely relaxing!
We were so happy with all of the conveniences of our room, from dinnerware to appliances in the kitchen to the tvs/ dvr, blow dryers, and some, it was without a doubt, 'like home'.
Each day we had opportunities to have fun WITHIN the hotel. We took advantage of the caricatures (LOVED!) and had fun in the game room playing air hockey. Also, the wine and cheese party was simply wonderful. Ms Betsy was not only friendly, but charismatic! She made us feel welcomed and answered all the questions that we had about the hotel and the area. When she found out about our troubles with reserving our original desired destination she went and retrieve the manager Mr. Bill Mitchell. He sat and spoke to us and was very informative. Very personable as well. Bob was another helpful guide to us, helping us obtain tickets to the aquarium and IMAX theater. Rounding up the pleasantness of the staff at Ocean Key, I would just like to add that not once did we enter the building or pass by the front desk that we did not receive a warm and welcoming greeting.
Would I go there on another vacation? Absolutely! And I look forward to it as well =)
Thank you for a surprisingly wondrous vacation!

Room Tip: Our suite was located right next to the laundry room, ice machine and vending machines. GREAT conven...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with VSA Resorts. I look forward to seeing you and your family again soon; the entire team at the Ocean Key Resort appreciates your mentioning Betsy, Bob and myself.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Do not waste your time or money on Ocean Key. The rooms are dark and depressing, with only one tiny window for three rooms. The small balcony overlooked the highway, making it too noisy to open the only source of light or fresh air. We actually took one look at the room and left-- it was not a place we wanted to spend 20 minutes in, let alone an entire long-weekend. I wouldn't want anyone else to make the same mistake we did.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
I apologize that we didn’t meet your expectations; I wish we would have received an opportunity to provide you with other options. Please know that we value your business and hope you reconsider staying next time in the future.
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Address: 424 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Virginia Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#16 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
#26 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Key Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Staying at a VSA Resort gives you all the comforts of home without having to mow the lawn, do the dishes, or fold the laundry. We love having fun with our guests and strive to give each person–big and small, young and young at heart–the best vacation memories possible.The Ocean Key Resort is located at the serene south end of Virginia Beach, the 142 unit smoke-free resort offers a family-oriented atmosphere with beach accents and soft colors. All vacation units are two-room suites with kitchenettes.On site amenities include:• 24 hour front desk service• Daily activities for all ages• Indoor Pool• Indoor Jacuzzi• Fitness Center• Activities Center & Gaming Room• Party Deck & Sun Patio• On-site parking• Complimentary guest laundry facilities• Complimentary wireless internet access• Complimentary tanning • Harris Teeter on-line shopping & grocery deliveryUnit amenities include:• King size pillow-top mattress• Queen size sleeper sofa• Kitchenettes with smooth top burners, convection/microwave oven, dishware, cookware, glassware and utensils• Full size refrigerator• Dishwasher• 2 flat screen televisions ... more   less 
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