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“Third time broke the charm” 2 of 5 stars
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The Seahawk
26th Street & Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA 23451   |  
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Ranked #71 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Hyattsville, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Third time broke the charm”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

The Seahawk has a great location: Open your door, and you hear nothing but the roar of the ocean.
At least that is what I *used* to hear when I went to the Seahawk. This last time, on my last night there, was a sad exception. What sounded like a drunken domestic argument got to the point where I went to the front desk to get another room. I was told I wouldn't get another room at that late hour (1 a.m.-ish) because I couldn't tell the guy exactly where the argument was coming from. I just knew it was near my room, but that was not enough for the Mighty Keeper of the Keys. So I went back to my room and was treated to the loudest, absurdest sex noises (not even in pornos do people get that noisy) in the room next to mine. I was annoyed enough to simply leave at 3 a.m. and head home. Missed my last day on the beach because the front desk clerk wouldn't help.
It makes me sad, as I really like the Seahawk on a number of counts: location, as I've said, and the old-fashioned art-deconess of the hotel, which is a refreshing change from the pricey, sterile, corporate hotels that line the boardwalk. But I've found a nearby oceanfront hotel that has similarly cheap rates and seems to have a better grip on customer service. So that's where I'll stay next time.
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Room Tip: just make sure you don't get next to drunken teens/twentysomethings
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Markham, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

This was our very first time at Sea Hawk Motel ,and we enjoyed their rooms ,suiming pool, the room balcony viewing the beach,board-walk and the rest. Parking was a bit tight and if it was full we allways had parking accross the street next to Ben and Jeries ICE-CREAM. Now we are ready to reserve our room for next year.

Room Tip: Take a shower before the swimming pool don`t bring sand into it,please.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

I stayed at this hotel in July 2011 the price was good so I made reservations in July to go back Aug 26, 2011...to stay for two nites, unknowing that Irene would be coming up the east coast. I called today Aug 25, to cancel and I was told that the first night would be charged to my credit card. I have friends that are staying at 5 different hotels in VA beach for this same weekend and all my friends were able to cancel their reservations with no penlty. Knowing that NC is evacuating all Visitors (NC is only an hour away down the coast) who in their right mind would go to VA beach only to be told to leave the area. I think Seahawk should have been More considerate. I think I will stay else where from now on.....

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hyattsville, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

I just made a reservation to stay at this motel for one night in September and I subsequently received a call telling me that I need to send a check or MO for the room rate for the night in order to confirm my reservation???This in spite of the fact that I used my credit card on their online reservation system to make the reservation? I have traveled all over the world and I have made reservations at hotels for many years and have NEVER been asked to send a check or MO to confirm the reservation. As a matter of fact we have never been charged until after check out. Needless to say I canceled the reservation. Curious to know if anyone else had to mail in a check before they actually arrived and stayed at this hotel when using the online reservation system, which by the way, says nothing about this whole mail a check after you give us our credit card number for a reservation.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Laval, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Really enjoyed our stay at the seahawk in vb...best place ever...especially after we were forced to find other accomadations due to a horrible experience at another inn on pacific ave.Staff was courteous and pleasant and very hospitable. Every room had oceanfront view with balconies. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. 100 paces from the shore. What could be better. Clean and well maintained, for what they charged this is a gem that deserves recognition. Will definately keep them in mind next season....family in total agreement!!!! Great place for kids of all ages. Thank you Mena and Ron for having us...CO and OB from Quebec....

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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henderson nv
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Well it was different. We only stayed on nite at VA beach our trip was ending and leaving from ORF so I didnt want to spend 300.00 a nite on a hotel but maybe I should have. The room was right on the boardwalk with all rooms having an ocean view, with a balcony to sit on. Room was clean. The building is older and made of brick and metal doors so everytime someone shut their door you heard this big bang! It was during the heat wave so thank God our room stayed cool. I think this place would be great for younger people with kids, but we are older and next time Ill spend the extra oney for a nicer room.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lynchburg
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

Had a few days off we went to Virginia Beach from 7/18/11 to 7/21/11. We got a room at the Seahawk. The room was really nice and clean, and the people that worked there were really nice. Great location. You can't beat the price of the rooms. All oceanfront and the view was fantastic from the 5th floor.Thinking about going back in Sept. and will stay at the Seahawk for sure.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 26th Street & Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#41 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 48
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