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The Bay Inn

315 E Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503-1713
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#18 of 41 hotels in Norfolk

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

For those interested in checking out Naval Station Norfolk (2.9 mi) while visiting Norfolk, The Bay Inn is a short distance away.

The Bay Inn is a budget friendly motel offering air conditioning, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The motel features a 24 hour front desk. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Norfolk Thai restaurants such as Aloha Hawaiian BBQ, which is a short distance from The Bay Inn.

Best of all, The Bay Inn makes it easy to experience many great Norfolk attractions like Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theatre, Moses Myers House, and Fort Norfolk, which are some popular historic sites.

The Bay Inn looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Norfolk.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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47Car recommended
Grade: 47 out of 100
28Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
41Reviews3Q+A5Room tips
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Kirsten L wrote a review May 2021
3 contributions
I called in to make an inquiry about prices. I was trying to plan a trip for my friend and I and immediately the gentleman replied with “At one o’clock in the morning...” and then told me his computer wasn’t doing anything. I understand as I work at two hotels but it put me off the place completely. He then said “I have to start shutting off the phone at midnight.” As a night auditor, I would never say something audibly like this even if I wanted to get back to my work.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Nicholas D, General Manager at The Bay Inn
Responded May 14, 2021
We are sorry you experienced that but you must be mistaken about the hotel you called. We do not have a night auditor, It's just my wife and myself. We always answer the phone and take reservations and we are willing to stay up to check our guests in anytime of the night.
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Happiness825254 wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
Can not say enough about this place and the owners, they are first class all the way. They became an extension of our families due to the consideration they showed both of the groups we brought. Our son returned from deployment and we were in a bind because our hotel cancelled on us without contacting us. We contacted the owners and they had us set up for the week. They bent over backwards to accomodate our groups and made sure that we felt right at home. Looking forward to making the trip down again in the summer of '21 when our son comes home from this deployment. Thanks Bay Inn you guys are first class all the way.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: There is not a bad room in the place
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Response from Nicholas D, General Manager at The Bay Inn
Responded Mar 2, 2021
Thank you for leaving us your feedback and the perfect rating. We really enjoyed when you stayed with us. We look forward to seeing everybody again later this year and hope to do the same thing again.
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DLR wrote a review Nov 2020
Ocean View, Delaware8 contributions49 helpful votes
wow! I Don’t want to waste a lot of my time writing this and wasting anymore time on this hotel. Had reservations and got their and manager/owner just flipped out and said cancelled canceled cancelled and when I asked why he said he had right to refuse. We did absolutely nothing
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Nicholas DelGiudice, General Manager at The Bay Inn
Responded Nov 22, 2020
You're right you did have a reservation and I did cancel it. Me telling you there was a minimum age requirement to check-in doesn't give you the right to throw a hissy fit in the lobby. Two under age girls in a room by themselves doesn't fly at any Hotel never mind ours. Next time you have family in from out of town, buy an air mattress so you don't waste anyones TIME.
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Ella_G wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
The motel is older, both in age and in terms of details like room lamps and furniture, but well kept-up and excellent value for money. A great location if you have a car, just 15- 25 minutes drive from all major attractions. 2-minute drive to Harris Teeter supermarket and Starbucks. Great price for rooms. 5 minute walk to nice beach. Safe area to walk at night. Staff were very friendly and conscientious about cleaning, and about taking care of the grounds. Room was comfortable, with excellent WIFI, large flat screen TV, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and coffee maker. Bathroom had a stall shower, but water pressure was good. Bathroom was kind of small.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: 5-min walk to beach, close to supermarket, easy drive to all major attractions, quiet...
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Response from Nicholas Delgiudice, General Manager at The Bay Inn
Responded Oct 7, 2020
Thank you for leaving us your feedback and a prefect rating. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again next time you come back down.
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Michelle W wrote a review Sep 2020
Roebuck, South Carolina13 contributions2 helpful votes
The Bay Inn is a small, clean budget friendly hotel in a nice area. Beach access is across the street from the location. The property was immaculate! A nice surprise that the rooms had a microwave and small refrigerator/freezer. I highly recommend this place especially if you are looking for an inexpensive, CLEAN room!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Nicholas Delgiudice, General Manager at The Bay Inn
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Thank you for leaving us your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back and see us agin.
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$61 - $572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bay Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Bay Inn?
Nearby attractions include Sarah Constant Beach Park (0.7 miles) and Ocean View Beach Park (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bay Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at The Bay Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at The Bay Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bay Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include A World of Good, Franco's By The Bay, and Doug's Hot Dogs.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bay Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Commodore Theater (8.6 miles), Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theatre (7.4 miles), and Ferry Plantation House (9.5 miles).