My boyfriend and I set out to find an affordable efficiency close to the beach for a few days. After looking over several travel planners and TripAdvisor, we were both drawn to Cerca Del Mar. Due to some of the negative reviews on TripAdvisor we were cautious and made 3 different phone calls to the hotel with questions (availability, parking, housekeeping, kitchen details, etc). We were pleased with the staff and their answers, so we decided to go with our guts and booked a Sat - Wed trip in one of their deluxe suites. We are SO GLAD we did!!!
I called ~1030am on the day of our arrival to see if we could park at the hotel even though it was hours before we were due to check in. I was super surprised that not only were we able to park, but they also checked the reservation name and told us we could check in as soon as we got there at ~11am!
We are both fairly picky about our cars and where we park them. The main hotel lot is a little cramped for our style (all angled spaces) so we went to the adjacent lot, just across the back street, which was roomy and well lit. We had no worries that our car would be safe.
The room was huge! It wasn't fancy, but had everything we needed plus some!! It was arguably a 5 room suite with living area with dining table, galley-ish kitchen with stove, sink, and fridge, bedroom with King bed and a Double, a large closet / changing room with lights and mirrors, and the bathroom. The hotel does show it's age, it's a little rough around the edges, but does appear to be taken care of. The quality of the towels wasn't fantastic, but after seeing how many people had obvious hotel towels on the beach, we couldn't find fault with the hotel.
The staff were always pleasant and friendly. Our room was cleaned daily and fresh towels were provided each day as well. Housekeeping even stopped us the one day to explain they had not made the bed because there were pjs left laying on it and they're not permitted to touch any personal items (I believe she said it's VA law?). We weren't worried with the bed, but greatly appreciated her attention to detail and thought to explain to us.
I highly recommend staying here if you're vacationing on a budget and don't mind a few block walk to the beach. We were very pleased with every aspect of our stay. Everything I described was $149 for Sat night, and $89 every other night. Do be sure to ask questions though. My understanding is that under VA law, they cannot provide utensils and dishes unless there is a dishwasher in the room.
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- Also Known As:
- Cerca Del Mar Hotel Virginia Beach