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Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St)

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#22 of 112 hotels in Virginia Beach
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Oceanside hotel in the heart of the Virginia Beach Resort District, a hotel especially designed to make your Virginia Beach vacation fun, comfortable and convenient. At the Holiday Inn Oceanside hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, all of our 150 rooms offer a beautiful oceanfront view of the coast and boardwalk with a large private balcony, refrigerator, coffee maker, free wireless high-speed Internet access, pay-per-view movies and HBO. Our guest rooms are perfect for family vacations, business travel or that special weekend getaway. We have an on-site restaurant - Hemingway’s & Bar Pilar for your enjoyment, and we have an oceanfront outdoor cafe for a relaxing meal overlooking the beach and the boardwalk. Kids 12 and under eat free. You are only seconds away from many of the main attractions that Virginia Beach Resort District has to offer such as the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Farm Bureau Live and the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Free internet
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room service
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Centrally Located
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
65Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
14Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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Wonderful hotel! Personnel was bright and friendly, rooms (we booked two) were as expected, clean, and fresh; but the major plus was the in-room Keurig! (I wound up buying one soon thereafter). They asked if we had a floor preference, which I thought was amazing, and we opted for high level (11th floor). Of course the view was phenomenal! Had a few sea gulls fly close to the balcony! Bed slept great, no issues with the rooms at all. The elevator did get crowded every so often (there's only one), but it wasn't so bad. We frequented the cucumber & mint water cooler in the foyer (it was so good!). The pool was kind of small, but beautiful, and the room (where the pool is) was humid with a strong scent of chlorine, but my kids loved it! Access to the beach was great. Attached restaurant, Hemingway's (named after Ernest Hemingway) was really great food. A tad pricey, but that's expected. And you can opt to sit on the patio just feet from the boardwalk. The parking did get a little hectic sometimes, when the lot got full, and you'd have to use the overflow lot, located behind the building, across the street. Valets are available, so that's helpful. Once we did get a large sticker on our windshield claiming we didn't have a parking pass,(it was hanging on the mirror), but the hotel quickly resolved this, AND removed the sticker (which required quite a bit of scrubbing). Great job IHG! We had a memorable stay!
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We were very excited to have a relaxing weekend getaway staying ocean front. We are IHG rewards members and stay often at Holiday inns and have been to several. We noticed there were two fairly close together here at VA beach and selected to that here. The concept of staying ocean front and seeing the views from our balcony and the convenience of walking straight out to the beach were what we were most excited about. When we got here and opened the curtains we were pretty surprised to see a sand dredging operation. So the view was basically of a construction sight that worked day and night. It closed off several blocks of the beach so we had to walk. We opted to go to the left because it was only about a 3-4 block walk versus to the right which was probably 5-6. Well it was down stream so all the sediment was washing down. The surf was literally Black and very sandy. Not at all what I want to swim in. All night long I could hear construction equipment, excavators working, and beeping, metal pipes clanging. During our stay we had to evacuate the building due to a fire alarm. The maintenance in the building was really bad. The shower had very little water pressure and both the shower handle and sink handle were not working properly. The water temperature in the sink was scalding when it is set halfway to hot. It got me pretty good, it could be very dangerous for a child. We have a 10”x10” hole cut out of our wall where there is some sort of renovation taking place and isn’t complete. The grout work in the shower is moldy. We ate dinner last night in the other holiday in and are so sad to know that we passed up on staying there. Had we known that the dredging was taking place or that this hotel is in the condition that it is in, we would not have stayed here. The idea of a relaxing ocean front stay was not what we experienced. We did. It get to enjoy the view, the close proximity to the beach, or even a peaceful nights rest and no one bothered to tell us. Very disappointed!!!
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Response from Amy Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St)
Responded 5 days ago
HI Leeann - We are so sorry that your stay was less than perfect and encourage you to contact us personally at the hotel so we can review your experience, as this is not customary for our hotel and the are items described that are not familiar at to us. While there has been ongoing beach restoration at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, the beach in front of our hotel has been complete for several weeks. We certainly want t know how we can improve for future visits, and look forward to speaking with you soon.
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Inefficiently managed hotel in a prime spot... so many improvements are needed here...remodel, revamped food offerings, lazafare staff..po is extremely 1900s..it's like its run by click in, clock out staff...no true ownership of this prime location. So much in need for a remodel.. it's like I stepped into 1990 amenities... not impressed especially for $300 plus per night...SMH
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Response from Amy Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St)
Responded 5 days ago
Hi 63vett - Our hotel team works hard to ensure each guests has a great experience and we are disappointed that your visit was less than perfect. Feedback from our guest is critical to the hotel's success, and we thank you for letting us know how we can improve for future visits.
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The hotel is fantastic and Hemingway's restaurant a delight. Taco Tuesday and Corona beers were great.4th of July will be epic here. We requested a few things in our room and service was immediate. Beautiful view at outdoor patio of restaurant.
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Response from Amy Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St)
Responded 2 weeks ago
We love that you were able to enjoy the hotel restaurant patio, and great specials. Thanks for spending our July4th with us.
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Excellent location and ample free parking Close to bike renting, good pizza and other tourist activities All staff extremely friendly and professional But kindly beware the breakfast bar is pretty bad, french toast hard as a rock, English muffins so stale you can’t open them to toast them and dinner not much better. The crab cakes were so salty we thought maybe the ocean waves made way to the kitchen! We would stay again and again but keep away from the kitchen!
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Response from Amy Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St)
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for staying with us. We love that you enjoyed the location and were disappointed to hear that your experience with the restaurant was less than perfect. We pride ourselves on the quality of our oceanfront grill and appreciate the feedback on how we can do better. Have a great summer.
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$144 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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