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Express Inn

1111 E Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503-2013
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#30 of 41 hotels in Norfolk

Finding an ideal budget friendly motel in Norfolk does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Express Inn, a nice option for travelers like you.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator, and Econo Lodge Norfolk makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the motel, including a 24 hour front desk. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit.

While staying at Econo Lodge Norfolk, visitors can check out Ocean View Fishing Pier (1.6 mi), which is a popular Norfolk attraction.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Azalea Inn, one of the Greek restaurants that can be found in Norfolk, which is a short distance from Express Inn.

Express Inn puts the best of Norfolk at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Snack bar
Vending machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Tyria wrote a review Jul 2020
Staunton, Virginia99 contributions76 helpful votes
I stayed one night while visiting friends. The room was shabby but seemed clean. The sheets had cigarette burn holes. The towels were thin and small. The door and lock seemed very flimsy. We spilled a drink on the sheets and went to the front desk to ask for clean ones around 9pm. They said they did not have a key to the linen room and the maid had left, so we didn't get clean sheets. Only plus is it is cheap and a walk across the street from the beach.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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PaleoGypsy wrote a review Apr 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1975 contributions494 helpful votes
For $130, you get: 1. A broken and smelly ventilation unit with missing buttons 2. An unclean refrigerator with spills 3. Disgusting carpet 4. NO hairdryer or coffee maker 5. A trace amount of toilet paper 6. Outlets that fall out of the wall and do not hold a plug 7. A “non-smoking” room where people recently smoked 8. Questionable locks 9. Not ADA 10. Bulging, broken ceiling tiles 11. An outdated microwave 12. A dirty mirror 13. Holes in the wall and ceiling 14. Creaky floor boards 15. Stinkbugs 16. Dim lights This motel is a poor representation of what the inspectors, owners, and management accepts in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Cheryl M wrote a review Oct 2018
Amble, United Kingdom53 contributions73 helpful votes
On arrival, our room on the bottom floor smelled bad of mould and I noticed that it was coming from the sofa type chairs that are really not even required in the room. I reported this to reception and asked if they had any cleaner rooms. They moved us to a room on the second floor that was nothing special but was more modernised and did not smell of mould. Had I had this room initially I would have probably not been impressed at all but since it was a big improvement on the first room, I settled.Reception were always helpful during our 4 night stay, however this is definitely just a place to get your head down; you get what you pay for. The WiFi was ok. The beach is very close.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
toofrank4u wrote a review Jun 2017
Lynchburg, Virginia116 contributions36 helpful votes
Let us begin by saying this property is across the street from a public access to the Beach. No, it is NOT Virginia Beach, it's Norfolk Beach but STILL, it is a Sandy CLEAN Beach across the street. And NOW, Point 2-- The Price on a Monday check out Tuesday was 59 dollars WITH Tax and the yadda... I start this way because Everything is Relative to PRICE. Now, having said that, Everyone Needs to Understand that ANY Summertime east coast block off beach hotel that coat 60 bux is BECAUSE,,,, And that is why I say thin skinned and sensitive, This is NOT for YOU. It is NOT a Family and young kids hotel. It is and never pretends to be a 3-5 star hotel. BUT.... The Beds and linens were clean. There were NO bedbugs. There were stains here and there on ceilings and such. There was a neighbor next door that was a man sitting in door with no shirt on and smoking who had an interest in my briefcase..... But then he also seemed to notice my sidearm as allowed in the commonwealth. i say again, 60 dollars a night. Summer and the Beach across the street.... The proprietor was not there when we arrived, (taking a shower) and the lengthy list of exclusions on the night entry was something I remember from back when and the '48 hour libo", BUT the KEY One was "NO REFUNDS AFTER 15 Minutes from CHECK-IN"... Also this is a Near East operated establishment. Is this for you? Your call. Oh, but the AC they had was Top notch! Capable and over 60 with skils acquired and world traveled, hey, 60 bux on a fixed income.... No bugs, microwave,fridge, and flat screen TV with firm Mattress. It IS a hotel Calcutta.
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Date of stay: June 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ground floor. Keep it on the ground.
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CoCo S wrote a review Mar 2015
9 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$59 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Express Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Express Inn?
Nearby attractions include Norfolk Botanical Garden (3.2 miles), Naval Station Norfolk (3.5 miles), and Hermitage Museum and Gardens (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Express Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Express Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Express Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Express Inn?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Express Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, Razzo, and Sandfiddler Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Express Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Express Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Express Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Commodore Theater (8.4 miles), Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theatre (7.3 miles), and Ferry Plantation House (8.8 miles).