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“Fun Family Vacation!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Holiday Sands Inn & Suites
Ranked #6 of 37 Hotels in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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“Fun Family Vacation!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for one full week last week (June 2013), abd had an aswome time! Our room was very clean, we received full serivce room cleaning everyday that we were there. We loved the fact that the ocean was literally right behind the hotel. Our plan was to drive to Virginia Beach, but there wasn't a need to do that with the beach being right there. It felt like we had our own private beach. It wasn't crowded at all. The only thing negative I would have to say is that their complinmentary breakfast selection could stand to be a little better, and that they need some type of slip resistance mats in their showers. All in all we had an amzing time, and have already decided to use this hotel again in the future! :)

Room Tip: We loved our oceanview room!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Daphne, Alabama, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Location, right on the beach, was amazing. Close enough to all sorts of attractions. Good service. Easy parking. Design and condition of our particular room was a little dated, but that was about the only negative.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Delbarton, West Virginia, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

The employees were extremely nice and very helpful. Room size was perfect. Loved the location! My kids want to come back next year! The only problem was the sofabed. It was uncomfortable for the kids, but we bought an air mattress the second day & that fixed the problem. The Chesapeake Bay was much better than Va. Beach! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Danville, Virginia, Usa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stayed here 10 days n it was great. I have 3 little kids n wish we on the bottom .Didnt have any complaints but had to be sure my kids weren't too excited.Other than that we really enjoyed it n we most definitely will stay here again

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

We live on the West Coast, so virtually any property that is perched on a beach is unattainable for the mere mortal due to insane pricing. This Best Western has all the stuff that I love about traveling; most importantly, a room with a balcony and the luxury of sleeping next to the sound of the waves crashing.

The staff is super friendly and got us checked in a couple hours early. The room itself was in the tower on the 5th floor and facing the bay. Despite all the "non smoking property" signage, the room smelled like smoke. A few minutes of airing out took care of the problem! Our suite had a small kitchen and a mini-fridge. The bed was comfy, clean and had a ton of pillows of various thicknesses.

The Ocean View area seems like it is ripe for gentrification. Its a bit off the beaten path, which is very cool. There 905 Cafe is just a ten minute walk from the property and serves up an eclectic menu of dishes and drinks. We were told that the area stays generally "chill" even during the peak season; (Virginia Beach is close by). It was nice and quiet on a Sun/Mon night!

If we are ever out that way again, we will stay at this spot. Its super close to ORF airport and everything else in the Norfolk area. The view is incredible, and when its warm enough, the pool is probably an amazing place to hang out. Thumbs up!

Room Tip: Splurge for the ocean view!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

I love Best Western as I believe it caters to families. This is an EXTERNAL property. That means you go OUTSIDE for everything. Breakfast, Gym, Office, Laundry, vending machine. For a family of 5, sleeping accommodations were fine. HOWEVER, main room and secondary bedroom have issues with ventilation. They use a fan above the secondary bedroom to pull air from the main room. This means the main room will either be freezing or too hot while the other room is the opposite. Let me quickly summarize:
Family of 5 with teens will find these suites too small. (especially bathroom)
Maintaining temperature is a nightmare
curtains block ac/heat unit at all times
Everything is OUTSIDE (as this is an EXTERNAL property) - vending, gym, breakfast, laundry, office)
on the plus side:
Full kitchen, spacious main room, clean, good parking.
Cost was good, breakfast was decent. Staff was EXTREMELY pleasant.

Room Tip: Internal corner rooms have no view. Bathrooms are small
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Scottsville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

If you are looking for a place on the beach in Norfolk, this is definitely the best place. It is clean and reasonably priced. It does have an outdoor pool, but be aware that it doesn't open until Memorial Day. The beach is a very short walk from any room. Most of the rooms have a view of the ocean. A plus is the small kitchenette with a refrigerator (big size) and a sink. This was our 2nd stay. It also comes with a full breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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 Family Hotel in Norfolk
#5 Business 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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