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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had to stay at this hotel because the one we booked had somehow lost our reservation. There were no other hotels available, as there was some sort of festival that weekend. We were staying for two nights. It was myself, my husband and four kids( 16, 7 and 10 month old twins). When we pulled up,... More 

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Thank Heather W
General M, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, your feedback and your comments regarding your stay. We work very hard to ensure our facilities and service are superior and we strive to be the best hotel around. Your concerns regarding the level of cleanliness and outdated condition of the facility will be addressed accordingly. Allow me to apologize for any inconvenience these issues... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Unfortunately we had to settle with this "motel" as a last minute option. A bit over priced with substandard quality. Needs upgrading badly. Excellent location to the beach with beachfront view from the room. Again, I say it needs lots of renovating, but there may be worse.

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such thorough and revealing feedback. Your concerns regarding the condition of the facility will be addressed accordingly. Allow me to apologize for any inconvenience these issues may have caused you. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas. We welcome any opportunity to improve. More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Booked with short notice. View and location were fantastic. The room needed many updates, paint was peeling and outdated fixtures. Parking pass for second vehicle was not issued and parking in the provided space was limited and VERY tight. The view from the room was great, although the balcony was closed in with PVC piping not metal railing. Front desk... More 

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, your feedback and your comments regarding your stay. We appreciate that you've taken the time to share the ways that we have impressed you and the ways that we can improve we want you to know that the matters you mentioned are being addressed to our management. I do thank you for bringing this matter... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

BEWARE--Enter at your own risk! Feared Hotel California soon after check-in. Elevator line with heavily tattooed guests. Chunky Cubs fan issued warning after exiting from the stairs. "This place is sketchy. Have you seen the stairwell?" Nope, but we'll check it out because God forbid you step onto the elevator. Held my nose on stairwell, but overall not too bad... More 

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1 Thank Frank W
General M, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reporting this incident you had in the hotel. We are already making reports about this so the management will be informed by this news. We are very sorry about your disappointment but rest assured, your concerns will be highly appreciated to better our services to our dear customers. hope you will forgive this error and the service... More 

New City, New York
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

It's one of the lower-priced beachfront hotel options, and it certainly met expectations. The view was nice, the AC worked, the shower ran, and the doors locked. That being said, parking was difficult and thin walls let noise filter through from outside. Also worth noting, the 1st and 2nd floor rooms are accessible from the parking garage/road. We certainly felt... More 

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, your feedback and your comments regarding your stay. We appreciate that you've taken the time to share the ways that we have impressed you and the ways that we can improve we want you to know that the matters you mentioned are being addressed to our management. I do thank you for bringing this matter... More 

Hedgesville, West Virginia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

The only positive thing about this property if the view and you can get that at any hotel on the beach! Even with a do not disturb on the door housekeeping enters the room and you will find money missing. When reported to management we were treated as if we were lying or that we had misplaced the money! The... More 

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your assessment of our hotel. I am so sorry that your money was lost or stolen during your most recent stay with us, and I want to assure you that we take the security of our guests very seriously. I assure you that we take such issues very seriously and we are investigating to ensure that there... More 

Rochester, New York
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Ramada at VB last year and this suite is a 10 compared to a 5.5 room there plus the 20% higher fee at the Ramada. The Dolphin doesn't have a fancy lobby but they have on site parking, a central A/C unit for each suite that is quiet and effective at keeping the entire area at 68... More 

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2 Thank Keith S
GM0047, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your stay with us! It is heartwarming to hear of how our efforts to give you a great experience, filled with hospitality, comfort and convenience have been successful. We enjoy sharing these reviews with our staff and we all look forward to seeing you again. More 

Stanardsville, Virginia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

It was our first time staying at the Dolphin Inn, I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the room and how nice and clean it was, Dont judge a book by its cover, thank you for a last minute booking!

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GM0047, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your stay with us! It's rewarding to learn that we exceeded your expectations with the accommodations,and cleanliness of our guest rooms. Your feedback will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to provide an exceptional and memorable experience for every guest. More 

Marlton, New Jersey
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Loved this place. Found a super cosy parking spot in their parking lot which is very important for us. The suites are two room suites. There is a separate bedroom and a living room with huge patio that overlooks the ocean. Their staff, right from the people managing the front desk to the room service are friendly and good to... More 

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GM0047, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words regarding the five star service and accommodations that you received during your most recent stay with us! We are driven by the motivation of giving our guests the best service there is to offer, and it gives us great joy to know that we have done a good job in... More 

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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Pros: Very spacious, nice bathroom, wonderful view, clean room Cons: Thin walls (heard neighbors 'nighttime activities'), stairwells poorly lit, nasty exterior, absolutely horrid parking, only received 3 towels with 4 guests.

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GM0047, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing the details about your recent visit. We appreciate that you've taken the time to share the ways that we have impressed you and the ways that we can improve we want you to know that the matters you mentioned are being addressed to our management. I do thank you for bringing this matter to our attention... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spacious Comfort Right on the Beach! This Virginia Beach, boutique hotel offers you and your family uncomplicated and uncompromised comfort and warm hospitality at a truly great value. Located at the very heart of the 3-mile long boardwalk, this all suite, all oceanfront property provides space and amenities at an unbeatable location. The Dolphin Inn is the perfect place to experience your special Virginia Beach vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Inn

Address: 1705 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3424
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range: $96 - $352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel Virginia Beach
Dolphin Virginia Beach
Dolphin Inn Virginia Beach Va
Hotel Style:
#48 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
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