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BEST WESTERN PLUS Holiday Sands Inn & Suites
Ranked #6 of 37 Hotels in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Lancaster, Ohio
2 reviews
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2011

We booked online( not knowing anything about this hotel) and drove 10 hours for our vacation and all the while wondering what kind of room did we book? it was scary not knowing all the way if we would have to look for a different hotel but to my surprise this place was awesome.The front desk staff were so nice and anything we didnt bring or couldnt buy they had it,Our room was great we had a beautiful ocean view from the big window and from the kitchen and bedroom too,the room was clean,the kitchen nice and the pool was great...we did not want to leave the staff was wonderfu,l the veiw was beautiful we will be back next year for a week we have found our new vacation spot,thank you

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aflowers07
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Gahanna, Ohio
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

Great location to stay when visiting the Navy Base functions. We were there for a homecoming from our sons deployment. Having a kitchenette and washing facilities on the location was certainly a plus. The pool and beach was a great way to relax and reconnect our family. A good restaurant "Ships Cabin" about 2 miles down the road on the beach was wonderful. Stores were close by. We will stay there again.!.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank leazl
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State College, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

We checked into this hotel and were greated by a courteous staff. Got our room keey and proceeded across the sahara they call the parking lot. Arrived to our room..... or lack there of. Opened the door to our gorgeous 3 diamond ocean view with balcony room. Or so they said. It was a 1 cubic zirconia rated room. The appiances were straight out of the 80's. Our ocean front view was blocked by the dune outside. Walking out on to our balcony we noticed it was ground level. Isnt a balcony elevated? If its on the ground its a patio, correct? There were so many stains on the floor I was starting to think it was a hobo inspired carpet scheme. There were dirty finger prints all over the wall and dirt on the window sills. Im not going to even talk about the bed! It was so gross we didnt even lift the comforter to see what was underneath the sheets. We had traveled 8 hrs to get there. Thnking we were in for a 3 diamond stay... It was just a waste of the day,. The breakfast was in a converted motel room from what we could gather since we were provided directions on how to find it. We immediately asked for a refund and found another hotel that was much nicer and actually cheaper. Only sacrificing the ocean view that we never even had to begin with... Whoopie!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank roaming_gnome05
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Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2011

We had a great stay at the Sands Inn. The view from the balcony was excellent. There are all kinds of interesting ships going by day and night. The kids loved the beach and the pool and we could watch them from the room. The room itself was quite spacious with kitchenette. Very good location for touring the area which was our main objective. The beach was fairly private with only guests using the strip near the hotel. There is a complete lack of places to eat in the area, the waterfront place to the south is nice and we went there twice. Breakfast room was better than most as was housekeeping. Hotel WiFi was strong, AT&T not great inside the room.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank GulfSider
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Harlan, Kentucky
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2011

The location,the beach, the pool and the check in counter was very nice but the room was awful. I found hair on the night stand and it smelled horriable. They offered free internet in the lobby which was nice but the accomodations were not, we checked out early. I feeled out a comment card and went online and feeled out a survey but I never heard ANYTHING else from them. Never Again staying here.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Shelly1124
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights with our 2 toddlers. It's perfect if you just want to lay on the beach! The rooms were spotless although there seemed to be a fly issue in the "breakfast room". There's nothing luxurious about this hotel but it's clean, and the staff was friendly and helpful. I did a thorough bed-bug check with none to be found. They claim to have a full breakfast... But it was more like continental breakfasts I've had at other hotels. My boys were happy with the omelets and muffins but my husband and I would have liked to see a little more hot food.
All-in-all we were happy with the price & room.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Amanda4209
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North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

My family comes here at least once every year and haven't been let down yet. It is very quiet and peaceful and you can even fish from the beach which is nice for me being that I have a toddler and a pre teen. Hotel is actually in a residential area so not too busy like the resort areas nearby. If you like the beach and not all the hustle and bustle you will love this hotel. wahcc

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank pjack
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Holiday Sands Inn & Suites
Address: 1330 East Oceanview Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503
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Location: United States > Virginia > Norfolk
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Norfolk
#2 Green Hotel in Norfolk
#3 Romantic Hotel in Norfolk
#5 Business Hotel in Norfolk
#5 Family Hotel in Norfolk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Holiday Sands Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 85
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