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“The Great Escape Weekend” 5 of 5 stars
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Ocean Sands Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2207 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451   |  
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Ranked #24 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Midlothian, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The Great Escape Weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was a great weekend. The Ocean Sands Resort was a great choice to stay for our 28th anniversary. The room was very clean and the layout was great as well. The staff was absolutely the best.
We will definitely stay at the Ocean Sands Resort again on iur next trip back to the beach. For anyone reading this to find a place to stay oceanfront this is the place. Thanks again to the entire staff, thanks to all of you. See you next time!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Natalie R, General Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to having you back at the Ocean Sands Resort for your next weekend escape.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hotel is well located on the beach, but needs a lot of upgrading to bring it to a 4 star. although some renovations are underway, it was disappointing. Other guests agreed with us. Even a hairdryer was absent.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Natalie R, General Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Ocean Sands Resort for your accommodations. I apologize that the hairdryer was absent from your unit, as we equip all of our units with one. We appreciate your feedback as we continue to improve & update our facility.
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Smithfield, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Ocean Sands Resort, is a wonderful place to stay. I really enjoyed my weekend getaway at the Ocean Sands Resort. The room was nice and clean. It was nice waking up to the sounds of the Ocean and just laying in bed watching the waves. The staff was very friendly and polite. I also took advantage of the work out room. I plan on going back in the near future and recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Natalie R, General Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your business and we hope to see you again at the Ocean Sands Resort on your next getaway.
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The Ocean Sands Resort, is a great place to stay. The rooms are comfortable and clean. My wife and I enjoyed the view from our room in the tower. Watching the sun rise in the morning was amazing. Every staff member was polite, friendly and helpful. I will be back and recommend this Hotel to all I know,

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Natalie R, General Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you back at the Ocean Sands Resort and anyone you may recommend to us.
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

It is great for a family. To have a kitchen and a dishwasher is terrific.
Waking up to the sound and view of the ocean, priceless.
Can't say enough about the staff Mary McGregor was on top of everything she could not do enough for you incredibly helpful. If you needed something not even related to your stay she would help, find an answer and or offer a solution. We had a minor car accident the evening before check out and Mary allowed us to stay in the room a bit longer because we were working out the details of leaving the car in Virginia Beach for repair. Her compassion was very nice and to know that we were not being rushed to get out of the room was terrific. Thank you Mary, see you next weekend when we pick up the car.

Samantha Appleby - I recognized her from last year her the minute I walked in. Just like Mary, she was always there to help. She was at the front desk after our car accident on January 2nd. She immediately went on the internet and provided us with a towing company, repair company and rental car company.

It was so nice to see how all the staff work together so well. They are all respectful to each other and they like each other!

We always look forward to our stay at Ocean Sands and now feel that we have new friends at the front desk.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Natalie R, General Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for sharing your positive experience at the Ocean Sands Resort in Virginia Beach! I’m pleased that Mary and Samantha made your stay enjoyable, even with your unfortunate accident. Thank you for choosing VSA Resorts to celebrate the New Year.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

Great location! Noisy inadequate a/c for both rooms. Main unit in bedroom froze you out and noisy little fan to push air into second room did very little. Didn't complain because I new they were all booked up from conversation I heard with another customer. No balcony. Parking was very touchy since they have more floors than parking levels. I will try another hotel next time.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Natalie R, General Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Thank you for your business. I apologize that your stay was not to your standards. I certainly hope you will consider us again and give us the opportunity to make your stay comfortable.
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Hamburg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Ocean Sands Resort in Virginia Beach. The staff at the resort were very nice and helpful. We would definitely stay there again. The indoor pool was great and the resort offered many activities. There were also many things to do close by such as the Virginia Zoo, Virginia aquarium, and the lighthouse.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Natalie R, General Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thank you for staying at the Ocean Sands Resort. We all appreciate your business and hope you will return for your next visit to Virginia Beach.
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Additional Information about Ocean Sands Resort

Address: 2207 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#22 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#24 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Sands Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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 Sands Resort is located in the heart of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront directly on the boardwalk, the 104 unit smoke-free resort features a Caribbean theme and family-oriented atmosphere. All vacation units are two-room suites with kitchenettes.You are invited to experience the ONLY PURE Allergy Friendly suites in Virginia that have gone through a comprehensive process to dramatically improve the air quality and nearly eliminate most irritants. A PURE room is an allergy-friendly, healthy alternative for every guest.On site amenities include:• 24 hour front desk service• Daily activities for all ages• Indoor Pool• Indoor Jacuzzi• Fitness Center• Restaurant • Activities Center & Gaming Room• Sun Patio• On-site parking• Complimentary guest laundry facilities• Complimentary wireless internet access• Complimentary tanning • Harris Teeter on-line shopping & grocery deliveryUnit amenities include:• Queen size pillow-top mattress• Full 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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