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Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is in fact better than the Ocean View Inn, but not my much. The room had a funny smell, but appeared to be clean. The Knights Inn in Virginia Beach on Lynnhaven is better, you get $5 back when you return your key & check out before 11.

1Thank CoCo S
Greenwood, Virginia
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Please heed my advise and do not stay here! We had a couple of reservations and once entering the room (after going to get fast food first) decided immediately that there was no way we could stomach the smell and funk in the room and we tried to get our money back and was told we would not be refunded...

3Thank lch5u
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This place is nasty, it smells and I will never come here again. I over paid for a room that smelled worse than a bar. The carpet was sticky and dirty, the room looked like it had never been cleaned and there was a fight right outside of my room at 3am. Never again. DON'T COME HERE!

3Thank 11dk11
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Compared to the Ocean View Inn this place was WAAY better. It was spacious, had NO FLYS OR BUGS LIKE OCEAN VIEW INN and it had a huge bed with a cable tv, microwave, fridge with freezer, CLEAN towels, a table to sit at, and was QUIET unlike OV Inn which is more of an apartment complex than a motel...

4Thank Lexiluuu
Reviewed May 24, 2013

I attended my brothers wedding in 2012 and stayed at this motel. It was supposed to offer continental breakfast and coffee, continental breakfast was non existent and the coffee was lousy. Rooms were not what I would call adequate for the price I paid per room. Though it is across the street from the beach i would not recommend this...

2Thank Kathy111562
Reviewed February 25, 2013

When we frist check in rate on sign was not the rate we got...should have been first clue...went to room and found that Tv remote did not work took it to offic change battery still not work...King bed not good and heater not work...change room...2nd room had board bolted to top of a/c hearter ok but not that good had...

2Thank Michael W
Naples, Italy
Reviewed November 30, 2007

Stayed here for 2 weeks b/c Navy Lodge & Q ran out of room at all bases. I searched for the lowest rate in town. Stayed here b/c of location. What a mistake! The cleaning lady was a sight, the proprietors were rude, and the room was never clean. It's location in terms of proximity is great, but that's about...

5Thank PapaJamieRockefeller
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Fredericksburg, VA
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Reviewed May 26, 2003

Although the advertising board out front said, "Recently Renovated!", it was obvious that this was not the case. Dirt on the carpet appliances not even plugged in and running, broken towel racks, coarse towels and in a no smoking room, the unmistakable odour of stale smoke! Avoid this place at all costs; if you decide to stay make them pay...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Express Inn

Address: 1111 E Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503-2013 (Formerly Knights Inn Norfolk)
Location: United States > Virginia > Norfolk
Price Range: $56 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Express Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Norfolk
Norfolk Econo Lodge
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Norfolk
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“Super 8 nearby has nice rooms and is on the bay for about the same rate.”
 of 5 bubbles lch5u, Aug 18, 2014 | Read review
“Don't go here.”
 of 5 bubbles Kathy111562, May 24, 2013 | Read review
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