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“So disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
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The Oceanfront Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2901 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Northeast Virginia Beach)   |  
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Ranked #38 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
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“So disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2007

We chose the Oceanfront Inn on a recommendation. It was described a nice, family-run oceanfront hotel. What we got was a disaster. First, our room smelled of some sort of odor neutralizer that we never got used to. It hit us as soon as we got off the elevator, each and every time during our four-day stay. The smell alone is enough for me to not recommend this hotel to anyone.

As far as our room, the decor was pretty bare bones, and the bathroom was dated and grungy, with a really low tile ceiling. The bath towels were too small and not the least bit comfortable.
Oh, and the bathroom door was made of metal, and the beige paint was peeling off it in small sheets.

Next, there's no laundry for guests. It's my fault for not asking before I booked, I suppose, but I expect any hotel on the beach to offer coin-operated laundry facilities fo its guests. Instead, the front desk referred us to a laundromat down the street. Great way to spend a vacation! I find it hard to believe that an oceanfront hotel expects guests to haul sandy beach towels to the laudromat down the street..

The indoor pool was fine...just a basic rectangle, and our kids liked it at the end of a day at the beach. No spa or bells and whistles. An outdoor pool would be nice.

The only redeeming features about this hotel are the price and the amazing oceanfront access and views. I suppose that's enough for most people, but I like a lot more amenities on my vacation. I was so jealous of the people staying next door at the Hilton! More expensive, but you get so much more! A no-frills beach vacation is not for me!

  • Liked — The oceanfront rooms, ocean view and beach access
  • Disliked — Rooms were terrible. No coin-laundrgy for guests.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about The Oceanfront Inn

Address: 2901 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach > Northeast Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#26 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Oceanfront Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront resort area, within 1.5 miles from the Virginia Beach Convention Center and 12.5 miles away from the local airport, The Oceanfront Inn is an ideal location for business and vacationing travelers. Right on the beach, The Oceanfront Inn offers you the ideal location to relax and enjoy all Virginia Beach offers, from nearby free seasonal events and concerts to delicious dining outlets and unique shops and attractions. Completed 2011 renovations include updated lobby, enhanced WiFi, expanded cable and updated guestrooms feature new wallpaper, new bedspreads and flat-screen televisions. ... more   less 
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