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“Perfect for a family vacation” 4 of 5 stars
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Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel
3614 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451   |  
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Ranked #66 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Perfect for a family vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We were lucky to find the Cutty Sark for our end of summer vacation. I was traveling with my three teenage kids and we stayed in one of the cottages. Absolutely perfect. We made full use of the kitchen and enjoyed staying literally across the street from the beach. I found the staff at the hotel extremely welcoming and helpful and we had the pleasure of meeting one of the owners, We will definitely come back to the Cutty Sark on our next trip to Virginia Beach!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Linden, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

When you stay in a hotel you expect a certain amount of service for your dollar. The Cutty Sark is a very cute little motel with small kitchenettes in the room. The rooms are sparsely furnished and look like they're from 1960, but they are clean and comfortable. The location is fantastic, literally across the street from the beach.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MsJAKoch, Manager at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write of your experience here at the Cutty Sark. We will see that the staff sees it. Guest kind comments make us all try even harder to make a visit to Virginia Beach and The Cutty Sark a memorable vacation. Do come again soon. Most Cordially
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I stayed here this past weekend and it was much nicer than I expected. The room was a good size and clean once we got in. Originally I was told that there wasn't a room with a balcony available but once I came to check in, we were given room 2. Even though there was a condo in front of us, I still think that it was a nice view of the beach. The gentleman at the front desk was very nice and inviting. There wasn't any issues like I'd read on here previously. I will definitely return to this efficiency when I visit VA Beach again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MsJAKoch, Manager at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Your kind words mean a lot to us. We appreciate the time you gave to write the review. We are
glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you will come again soon. Kindest regards.
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Front Royal, Virginia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We will definitley be back!! Perfect for families on a budget! Great location too! Right next to the beach, but not smack in the middle of all of the crowds. But not too far away either. We had the perfect (budget friendly) vacation!!!!! Next time we would like to check out one of their cottages!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hiram, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We stayed here for a week. Had to clean the place thoroughly before we stayed, had pubic hair on our towels EVERYDAY, had holes in our covers, the fridge was rusty, the tv was a tube tv and did not have HBO as advertised. Was told to sweep the floor by the owner b/c my kids spilt chip crumbs. My inlaws from the area came to change into swim clothes for the beach and was I was told we weren't aloud to have visitors and needed to pay $10 each for them!! Was told that we were a distraction to other guests b/c of my kids and us washing clothes. The pool was outside of our window so we heard Every conversation out there! Was the worst Experience ever and the owner is rude as crap! Will never ever think about staying here again and will NEVER recommend it! The only nice thing about this place was the Man in the front office!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review, July 6, 2012
I do apologize. I do get upset when our hospitality is taken advantage of. When we register two adults and their two children into one of our efficiencies, that is the exact number of persons we expect to use our facilities. When there is a disturbance and we find more than twice that number of people in one room, using our facilities as a bath house for the day and in the pool, I do get upset. When we find food all over the floor being ground into our new carpet by all those people on it, I do get upset. Instead of getting upset, I should have called a professional cleaning service to clean it up and had the guest pay for it. Our staff works very hard to keep our little hotel clean and welcoming. They are not expecting this sort of abuse to the rooms they care for. But, I should not have gotten upset. The conversations by the pool, that is something we will work on. Many guests request that room because it is so close and convienient to the pool. However, I can see where it could be a problem for others.
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Stumbled upon this place and was so verry glad we did. Quaint and affordable. It was a walk back in time, and I truly enjoyed the experience. The room was immaculate, the view of the ocean spectacular, our hosts were so sweet. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay in Va. Beach. It is on the "quiet" end of the "strip", but it is just a quick ride to everything. The retro mini kitchen was adorable with everything we needed, just wish we were there for more than an overnight stay. Can't wait till we can get back again for a stay!!!

  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MsJAKoch, Manager at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
We really appreciate your time in wrting this review. Our staff looks forward to reading the
reviews and it keeps them motivated to try even harder to have this little resort a kind and friendly
place in the memories of our visitors. Please come again
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York, Pennsylvania
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

May 30 - June 3

I vacationed at Cutty Sark back in 1997 with my family when I was younger. We stayed in the Cottage on the Corner of Atlantic and 37th St., definitely a vacation to remember and thought it was worth revisiting. This time we decided to stay in a Efficiency Room because it was just 2 of us. The room was perfect for what we needed. We decided to cook rather then dine out each day, which saved us so much money! Everything was so close and within walking distance, the car didn't move from our spot the whole stay. The Air Show was amazing to watch we were entertained each day. Overall was a great time and we will visit back soon! :)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MsJAKoch, Manager at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Thank you for writing about your visit recent to the Cutty Sark. We were glad you still remember us from when you were young with your parents. We have seen a lot of children grow up over the over 34 years we have been here. It was a great pleasure to have you with us again Please come again soon.
Kindest regards.
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Address: 3614 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#39 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cutty Sark Motel is located in the exclusive, quite North End of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and directly across the street from the Ocean. Balconies have wonderful view of the Ocean and the Dolphins who live there. Free entertainment nightly at Neptune Park. A great way to start the evening. Shopping, fine dining and live entertainment are but a stroll away. Each guest room has a full equipped efficiency with everything a family of four needs to prepare light meals. Refrigerator, microwave, stove toaster as well as coffee and tea service. Dinette, sleep sofa, color, cable TV with HBO, air conditioning and free wifi. Most rooms have balconies with memorable views of the Ocean. The Cutty Sark is convenient to the Virginia Beach Convention Center( 3 miles) The Cutty Sark is 3 mi from Edgar Cayce/ARE Center, 4 mi from the Virginia Aquarium, 7mi from Oceana Naval Air Station, 1 mi from Old Cape Henry Lighthouse and 13 mi from Norfolk International Airport.Golf, Tennis, Fishing and Boating are close by. ... more   less 
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