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“Best Place on the BEACH!” 4 of 5 stars
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Ocean Beach Club
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3401 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451   |  
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Ranked #54 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Ontario
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Best Place on the BEACH!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Just returned from a fantastic family vacation in Virginia Beach. The entire town is very family friendly with great restaurants, entertainment, and a safe, friendly atmosphere.

This was my sixth trip to this city, but first time at Ocean Beach Club. I've scoured this city, and nothing is better. How Ocean Key Resort and the Belvedere surpass this place in ratings is one of the world's great mysteries - they aren't even in the same league. Other comparable accommodations are Founder's Inn (gorgeous, but poorly located), Turtle Cay (same league, but not on the beach), and the Hilton - just as attractive, but a hotel rather than a condo. The Cavalier is very interesting, but I found it just plain spooky.

The Ocean Beach Club location is perfect. Right on the beach. Shops are right out the back. All four pools are beautiful and clean. The grounds are the prettiest on the beach (though for gardens nobody beats the Founder's Inn). Our accommodations were clean, attractive, and comfortable. The staff were very helpful. The drinks at the Tiki Bar were fantastic, though kind of pricey. The meals at Tortugas were good.

If you're used to a five diamond resort in Naples or West Palm Beach, then sure, Ocean Beach Club is a little off that level. But there is absolutely nothing better in Virginia Beach.

Room Tip: All rooms are good, but ask for a ocean view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

My family just returned after a five day stay and this is the first time that I am writing a review. It's really unfortunate that the review couldn't be a four out of five because based on the amenities alone it deserves it.

The Pros: The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The pools are very nice even if the outdoor pool is rather small. The adult only pool and whirlpool located in the Oceanaire resort is exceptionally nice. The service that we received from most everyone was very cordial and friendly. The location on the beach is excellent because it is far removed from the busiest parts of the strip which actually provides for a more relaxed environment.

The Cons: The hotel is not well maintained. Once you get passed the lobby and pool areas the other floors are not cleaned regularly. The main floor we were on only appeared to be vacuumed once the entire week. There was garbage in the garbage can by the elevator that stayed there for three days. Most importantly, the rooms are never cleaned properly and sometimes not cleaned at all. Even when speaking directly to the people cleaning and telling them when we would be away so that they could clean and receiving their assurances that it would be done, it was not done... When the room was cleaned, it was not done well. The carpets were not vacuumed once when we were there. The counters were not wiped at all. They only made the beds and cleaned the bathroom. What is so challenging about that was that since this is a beach hotel, you get a lot of sand that tracks back to the room. This makes it even more important to vacuum daily. We could feel the sand on our feet constantly. One day we came back and there was actual sand on a table that was just left there (the sand was from the bottom of a beach bag that was removed). One last thing... The bedspreads and bed covers are not up to snuff. They are clearly in need of being replaced. We had a bedsped that was pilling all over and asked for a new one. The new one was delivered hot from the dryer but it was just as pilled. We used it because we knew it was just cleaned but it's not appropriate. I travel extensively and the quality of cleanliness is way better at a Hilton Garden Inn or a Courtyard Marriott.

I don't want to give the impression that the hotel is terrible because it is not. It is a nice property with good amenities. It is just beyond me how a hotel that charges these rates can accept this level of cleanliness. I read a lot of reviews before booking the trip and saw a lot of complaints about this but decided to book anyways. A warning to fellow travelers to stay on top of them every day and to work through the reception manager to get what you require. We did have one manager who was very helpful in setting things right to a point but the problems remain. A few small changes here would turn this into a legitimate five star resort. Based on the number of complaints and the lack of responses from the hotel it is clearly not a priority.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We just returned from a weeks stay at the resort and had a great time.
Our family of five stayed in a 2 bedroom city view, which was very clean
and spacious. The lack of a balcony was disappointing- I do like to get fresh air and we were on the 15th floor. I tried to upgrade the room but
since they were booked solid we had no luck getting a better view.
Overall the resort feels very upscale- new and tropical decor. The staff
was friendly and helpful, including the front desk and porters that were
always waiting to assist you out front.
The pools were a bit small for the size of the hotel- but very pretty. The
restaurant onsite seemed very busy- I only tried the bar one night.
Other reviews have noted the pools are shaded by lunch time- this is
not a problem to me but maybe a rooftop pools would have been a good additon for those seeking sun.
Overall this is a very nice place to visit with a great location and we would return.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for a view if it's important to you. The 2 bedroom lockout may not be ideal for s...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Bristow, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Our family stayed here for 5 nights and overall we were pleased. We own another timeshare, however were invited here to do the "3-hour Gilligan's tour" sales pitch to buy into the new OceanAire. We were put into a 1 bedroom for 4 people. If I return here, I will definitely request a 2-bdroom. My husband and I ended up on the pullout couch, which was really uncomfortable. The kitchen is a great perk as we ended up eating two meals/day in the room and saving some money also. We did not have a balcony and our room faced the street, so no great ocean view, but it was not that important to us. The one negative comment that I have is the check-in process. We arrived at the resort at 12PM and were told that our room was not ready. No big deal...we went to lunch and bought our groceries. We came back at 4pm..no one had called. Later to find out that they did not ask for our phone number, nor did they have this from the paperwork. Overall our trip was positive as we made it that way!!

Room Tip: request a room larger than you really need...pullout sofa is NOT comfortable
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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paramus
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We spent an entire week and had a great time. Our room was clean and what a beautiful view. We enjoyed ourselves from the minute we arrived. The staff was sooo friendly and helpful.. We will definately be back.

Room Tip: high floor was very private
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Spotsylvania County, Virgina, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The Ocean Beach Club is a truly fantastic resort located at 3401 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (http://www.vboceanbeachclub.com/). We are a family of four and our boys, six and almost three travel with us. We are a diverse family as I am in my sixties, my wife is half my age, and, of course, our boys tend to look at things differently than either myself or my lovely wife. We selected a two bedroom lock-off suite on the ocean-side of the facility and ended up on the 11th floor. Virginia Beach is our favorite mini-vacation spot on the East Coast. We cruise on Royal Caribbean once or sometimes twice each year, and we always try to visit our favorite city, New Orleans, LA once a year. For any future Virginia Beach vacations, the Ocean Beach Club will be the standard we use to judge any other place we choose to stay. We highly recommend the Ocean Beach Club, part of the Gold Key Resorts, as a wonderful place to stay while in Virginia Beach.
A two bedroom lock-off suite is really a one bedroom suite and an efficiency suite combined. Each suite is complete with kitchen/kitchenette bathroom, and balcony. Each has a queen-sized bed. We had excellent space for our boys to play. The suites can be divided into two separate suites for even more privacy if desired – or the interior doors can be propped open to all free access to the entire suite. The suites were fully furnished and the full-sized refrigerator and fully equipped kitchen in the one-bedroom suite was great – all of the necessary cooking utensils and cookware/dining ware necessary to prepare and eat every meal in the suite if you elect to do so. Also, lots of choices in ordering and bringing food back to the room (either delivery or carry-out) or eating out within walking distance – our very favorite breakfast in Virginia Beach at Pocohantas Pancakes is right across the street less than a block away. With one exception, we found the staff to be highly professional and helpful. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available in several locations throughout the facility, so bring a roll of quarters if you want to do laundry while staying.
I want to share one short story about the quality of the staff. When we first arrived our bellman greeted us like long lost friends and even though we had an unfortunate encounter with someone at the front desk, the bellman significantly mitigated the negative encounter before and after. He was a walking guidebook of details for the best food and activities in the area, and took the time to show us the details of our suite after wrestling with way too much luggage, shopping bags full of supplies, ice chests, etc. for a three-day visit. We saw him daily at one time or another and he always took the time to greet us and ask about the quality of our stay. It was a cool and rainy evening and I walked our boys across the street for ice cream after a carry-in dinner. Our 32 month old dropped his ice cream cone on the driveway, directly in front of the entrance. Our bellman was on duty and witnessed the accident and heart-broken little man. About three minutes after we arrived back in our room, the doorbell rang and there stood our friend the bellman with a new ice cream cone. This was above and beyond service and while we didn’t experience anything else this remarkable, we found most of the other staff seemed to strive for similar levels of service.
I want to mention the swimming pool. We, but especially our boys, love to spend time in the pool. For us choosing to stay in any hotel that does not have a good pool is a problem, and the Ocean Beach Club pool is superb. It has both an indoor and outdoor area and the indoor pool can be closed off during the colder parts of the year or if the weather doesn’t permit use of the outdoor area. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool here, and appreciated the bar staff in the outdoor area too. Also, parking was great. There is a parking garage located right across Atlantic Avenue and guests pay a very reasonable fee to park and have unlimited access to their vehicles with easy entry and exit from the garage.
Because we do mini-vacations at Virginia Beach, we don’t always have the ability to stay exactly where we want to, either because we take advantage of last-minute opportunities, or because our top choices have no vacancies for the dates we are able to visit. Many of the rooms are booked months or even a year in advance, and The Ocean Beach Club is a timeshare facility with many of the suites booked for week-long stays by owners or timeshare exchangers. For all future vacations we will always try to book here first – the best of many wonderful facilities in our opinion.
Virginia Beach is one our top three vacation choices – Royal Caribbean cruises and New Orleans, LA visits being the other two. Considering everything, including location, accommodations, amenities, value and service, The Ocean Beach Club will be our place of choice every time we visit Virginia Beach in the future.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here with family for 3 days. We had a nice stay , but price was very high per night. The balcony was tiny with no furniture. We brought the living room chairs out there and barely fit.our room on the 13 th floor had a nice view, with the exception of the run down Diplomat hotel next door. We were pleased with our stay , but were constantly bombarded by solicitations for the tours of the resort. After the first few refusals it got very old and intrusive. Nice little resteraunt on premises and very nice staff . Pools were nice and being on the boardwalk a plus. Nice fitness room as well located on 17 th floor.Would have given better rating if not for the pestering of their sales pitch.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ocean Beach Club

Address: 3401 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Beach Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 347
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As one of the newest oceanfront resorts in Virginia Beach, Ocean Beach Club features upscale studios with kitchenettes, and 1- and 2-bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens and separate living rooms with queen sleeper sofas. Resort amenities include an oceanfront adult only infinity pool with bar service, an indoor pool with cascading water features, two outdoor oceanfront pools including a children's pool, a 17th floor ocean view fitness center, and a Game Room. Guests can enjoy a specialty cocktail at Ultra Martini Lounge, or dine poolside for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Tortugas Café & Tiki Bar.Accommodations feature private balconies with city views or ocean views, jetted tubs in suites, cable TV with premium channels, DVD players, free Wi-Fi and in-room safes. Ocean Beach Club also offers laundry facilities onsite, a concierge to plan excursions and a Business Center. ... more   less 
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