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Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1011 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451   |  
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“5 Stars in its Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

Spent Memorial Day weekend (Thurs-Sun) here with spouse and 12 year old son (2 queen beds; very comfy!). This is not the Ritz Carlton or the 4 Seasons; what it is, is a solid, clean property with excellent value. In its class, this is definitely the only place to stay on the VA beach oceanfront strip (Atlantic Ave). In fact, the only other worthwhile hotel on the *entire strip* would be the sister Hilton property at the far north end, but for the price, the value of this property far surpasses anything the Hilton could offer, except maybe room service. Newly remodeled, *CLEAN!!*, comfortable accommodations and all oceanfront rooms with balconies. Rooms are surprisingly spacious for this class of hotel and the bathroom (again, sparking clean) has a huge vanity. No complaints about the room whatsoever (except maybe that it would have been nice to get a wifi spot in the room itself-but this is not a big deal!); lobby and common areas clean and cheerfully managed by helpful staff; free breakfast in dining room if you want it in the morning; 24 hour coffee service in lobby (free); indoor pool; boardwalk steps outside the door; ocean a few feet away. This end of the strip is close enough to walk to all the festivities on Atlantic Ave, but far enough away where you are not right in the middle of the circus that it becomes at night. Safe and secure property, well-staffed with helpful employees. Parking on levels 1-5 with floor access at each. Only drawback is the property's newly launched Tap House restaurant, which really needs to get its act together, but this should not reflect on the Hampton Inn itself. This is a trusty, solid property and I would stay again/recommend. For those traveling off the strip, Busch Gardens/Williamsburg is less than an hour away, as are many other attractions.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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Hampton1011, General Manager at Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South, responded to this review, June 4, 2010
Thank you for your feedback. We love to hear when we’ve exceeded the expectations of our guests! I’m pleased you enjoyed your stay. As a new feature, based on the requests of our guests, we are in the process of installing microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms. This process should be completed by June 15.

The 11th St. Tap House is a separate entity from our hotel but we are pleased to have that amenity for our guests. They just opened on May 21 so I apologize if you experienced service challenges there. It’s difficult to open right before a holiday and I know the manager and team over there worked diligently to make the experience worth it. The menu is fantastic and well worth another try if you return to the area.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

We had a great weekend stay here. The location was great for families with kids - not only is the hotel right on the beach, there is also a playground right in front. The hotel was incredibly clean - we never saw any sand anywhere.

Breakfast was typical Hampton Inn - nothing gourmet but generous with a good selection.

We would definitely return!

Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Hampton1011, General Manager at Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South, responded to this review, May 28, 2010
We appreciate your comments and are pleased your stay was pleasant. We continue to stay on top of all Hampton changes regarding breakfast and offer the most extensive selections as possible. For lunch and dinner, guests may now enjoy the 11th St. Tap House Bar and Grille, located on the hotels main level. It features 32 different brews on tap and a beautiful outdoor patio with views of the boardwalk, beach, and ocean. Cheers! Cliff Weber, GM
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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

This was my second stay. I was there sep 2009 and recently May 2010. The front desk staff and maid staff extremely helpful..rooms were immaculate..Breakfast staff friendly and free breakfast (hot breakfast) was awesome..waffles (freshly made ) eggs, sausage toast..work out room..bicycles available for rent, great view from the room.. Steve young man at the desk extremely helpful!!! Thanks I've recommended your place to so many others..Keep up the great work.!!

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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Hampton1011, General Manager at Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South, responded to this review, May 28, 2010
Thank you for your comments! I'm pleased you had a pleasant experience and I have copied this review and given it to Steve. We look forward to having you as a guest in the future. Cliff Weber, GM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010

Our family and friends stayed here for my son's wedding and all had a good time. Location on beach is excellent with boardwalk offering much to do. The new bar and oceanfront patio is still in construction so many would hang out in the breakfast area facing ocean. Rooms are quite nice and beds very comfy. Hotel is pretty new and looks it. Dining room staff are very friendly. Breakfast was extensive and pretty good; coffee/ tea served all day. Everything worked well and the trip was perfect. We all had oceanfront rooms that were great. Restaurants were all over the strip.
Parking garage is multi level and allows you to enter the room floor that corresponds.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hampton1011, General Manager at Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South, responded to this review, May 25, 2010
Thank you for your comments! The 11th St. Tap House Bar and Grille is now open. As one of less than a dozen Hampton Inn’s in the world with an indoor restaurant, we are excited about our new amenity for our guest’s enjoyment. I will certainly pass your comments on to our breakfast team. They love to hear feedback! We are also adding valet parking shortly so guests will be able to unload luggage, get checked right in, and enjoy all the Beach has to offer!
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Seal Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010

I enjoyed my stay at the Hampton Inn. I stayed on a quiet lower floor and the slow elevator wasn't an issue. I could park in the garage and walk directly into my hallway. Be sure to stop outside the main entrance to register and obtain your key. There isn't any easy way to enter the hotel from the garage unless you have a room key. I loved starting the morning with a great breakfast.

The only problem was no signal on my AT&T cell phone and no radio music in my room. The front desk said it had to do with the Catagory 4 hurricane building standards. However, the Internet connection was easy. There is a little Italian restaurant just across Atlantic and a little south. I ran in there during a downpour and discovered a lovely restaurant with excellent service.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hampton1011, General Manager at Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South, responded to this review, May 25, 2010
Thank you for your comments! To ensure the safety and security of our guests, all external doors except the main entrance are secured and require a guest room key for access. Through feedback for our guests, we are adding additional signage to better direct you. Very soon, we will be adding valet parking, which will enable you to unload up front and not have to worry about parking your vehicle. Il Giordino is the restaurant you spoke of and it truly one of the best restaurants on the boardwalk. I would encourage you to post comments on their Trip Advisor site. I’m sure they would appreciate the compliment. Please visit our restaurant, the 11th St. Tap House Bar and Grille, the Boardwalk’s Brew Capital, on your next visit!
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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

The hotel was nice. We had a king room on the 9th floor. The views were great with an oceanfront balcony. The room was a good size and clean. They were doing construction on the new restaurant they are opening. The only pool was the small indoor pool which was actually closed on the first day we were there. It would be great if they had an outdoor pool or some sort of deck for sunning. Easy parking in the parking garage attached to the hotel. Free wired high speed internet in the room.

Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Hampton1011, General Manager at Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South, responded to this review, May 25, 2010
Thank you for your comments! I’m pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Our restaurant has completed construction and fully opened on May 21. Featuring 32 different brews on tap, we are the Boardwalk’s Brew Capital. Regrettably, our property sits is on the city easements so we are unable to extend any area for a patio. However, our restaurant does feature patio seating to enjoy the beautiful beach weather. Cheers!
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Thornton, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2010

I made the reservation with Travelocity for a king oceanfront room. We actually received a double instead. After bringing this to their attention, they said we had to deal with Travelocity about it. Travelocity did call and was unable to get anywhere as the manager is often in a meeting, so I asked to speak to the GM myself. It did not go well. He told me they do not guarantee a reservation made by a "third party", and offered nothing except they would try to change our room the next day. I have yet to understand who's error this was, the hotel or Travelocity, but I will not use either one of them again as I cannot be sure what I would receive from either in the future. A little empathy would have gone a long way, but we will surely stay in one of the other properties in the fall when we return. We live in Williamsburg and have opportunity to visit often. The indoor pool is rather strange, and would be nicer if open to the outside. Another surprise right after check-in was the concierge talking to us about time shares! I don't like being hounded right after I've just arrived, really! We encountered it walking down the street as well, they are getting pretty aggressive in Va Beach.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1011 Atlantic Avenue, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#20 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
#21 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hampton Inn Oceanfront-South is one of the few oceanfront hotels in Virginia Beach located directly on the boardwalk. Right outside our doors, you'll find the sandy shores of the beach, bicycle rentals, and beautiful scenery. We are attached to the 11th Street Taphouse so stop in for a bite and a drink after a day in the sun. Every room in our hotel has an ocean view so you will never miss a sunset or sunrise from your balcony. Enjoy free hot breakfast with Hampton's signature waffles and oatmeal every morning plus free wireless internet to keep you connected. Our guest and accessible rooms have the comforts of home with the clean and fresh Hampton bed plus a refrigerator and microwave. As always, your stay with us is backed by the 100% Hampton guarantee. ... more   less 
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