This was my 3rd trip to Virginia Beach in as many years and I have paid more than $150/night for 2 star hotels in the past. This time I booked with the Blue Marlin Motel- was skeptical in the beginning due to the mixed and very few reviews but I can say it was well worth the stay.
Its a very small Motel with few rooms , just one block from the beach. I- the check-in was quick, just took under a minute, Our room was on the ground floor.
Room: the room consisted of 2 double beds, a large apartment style refrigerator, and a kitchenette, a TV with a good number of cable channels, and AC with thermostat stuck at 60 degrees. So in the middle of the night I had to get up to switch it off as it made the room very cold. The room does not have any kind of hangers. As I read this detail in one of the previous reviews, I had brought my own door hangers which proved very useful. If you are planning to stay in this hotel and coming with kids make sure you bring hangers or you will have no place to hang your clothes.
The bed was nice to sleep on- I am in my late 20s and I did not have any problem because of the bed. Now, wanted to point out something that many other reviews would find it a cause of concern while selecting a hotel- the bed comforters had many cigarette burn holes on them, made by previous travelers. you might want to consider this while selecting this hotel. I can understand that it is hard to control the type of travelers you rent your rooms to.
Pool: I never used it but this hotel has a small pool which I saw many people using it , and the hotel staff cleaned it daily in the evening. So, it seemed very clean.
Location and price of the Hotel: this Motel is located just one block from the beach, there is a 711 right across the street where you can buy ice or alcohol. the motel does not have an ice machine so you will have to buy it. I paid less than $150 for 2 nights total. so it was well worth to disregard some of the flaws of this motel.
I would definitely recommend this place, if you are someone who can overlook some of the flaws that I have mentioned, over the location and price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Marlin Inn & Suites is located right in the middle of vacation district, where all the fun and excitement prevails. Just a block and a half away from boardwalk and the ocean, our motel personifies simplicity and luxury like no other VA Beach HotelsThis plush family owned motel, is made more special with the personalized attention and gracious behavior of the owners, who make sure that your stay is as pleasurable and joyous as you can imagine it to be. Our newly renovated motel boasts of an enhanced and improved ambience and upscale amenities. Rooms and suites, adorned with the finest of features, add a majestic touch to your stay. We consider it our priority to serve our guests with the exceptional service and best of facilities in a time bound manner. Our motivated and experienced staff is always at your service to provide anything that your heart desires. We are acknowledged as one of the finest Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel for our impeccable service and attention to details. The pristine ambiance combined with our immaculate service is bound to enhance your comfort and pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Marlin Hotel Virginia Beach