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“Perfect for the Price!” 5 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge on the Ocean
Ranked #7 of 111 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect for the Price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

My husband is stationed at Little Creek and we booked a night here because the Navy Lodge on base had no availability the first night. Well, after waking up to dolphins swimming out our window the first morning, we stayed for the full 3 nights at the Econo Lodge!
Great price, location, clean, staff was incredibly friendly, Free WiFi, good continental breakfast...
I always look at Trip Advisor before I book, and this is why.
Right on the money.
Excellent time and great couple day vacation with my husband! We will be back!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dry Fork, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This room was very very clean and the best room I have EVER stayed in on the beach. I would stay here again and again. The free breakfast was GREAT also. The pool looked a little small but it is winter time and we did not use the pool. Everyone that we came in contact with that worked at this hotel was very nice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Angela P
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Seattle
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I also went here because of the other reviews. And I was not disappointed. I had no problems. It was very quiet. The parking lot is so easy to get in and out of. The room was nice and the people were all very helpful. Flat screen TV with HBO and the wireless worked quite well. I was in a King room on the 3rd floor (went for a King since the rates were so low for winter.) It had a lovely couch, chair and coffee table. The views were great. The food - was not for me. If you're a Starbucks fan, there is a Starbucks 3 blocks away on 31st. If you're Maxwell House fan you might enjoy the food offerings.

The one negative had nothing to do with the hotel but do note - if you are going anywhere on the oceanfront from 40th to 20th this winter - they are doing construction! They have a big project to add sand to the beach and have a pipe laid out across the beach and bulldozers that run all night! The first night the beep-beep-beeping kept me up most of the night. I have not found anywhere to get status on this - the city seems to want to deny it's going on so you might want to check with the hotel before you go to find out if this will interfere with your plans.

Room Tip: There is no elevator so if you have trouble with stairs choose the first floor. All rooms have bal...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank Sandra A
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DC area
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52 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We chose this hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews and are glad. Not sure if there's another VA Beach hotel whose architecture ensures ocean-front views; when we go to the beach we want to be able to sit on balconies and admire the ocean. Not all hotels can guarantee a room with a view will be available.

The hotel's boiler went out during our initial travel date and the staff was excellent about letting us know immediately. We rescheduled about a month later and were very lucky in traveling a January weekend with 70 degree weather! They were doing some other repairs, which did not affect our positive experience.

The rooms are moderately sized and definitely have a budget feel, although there is a safe as well as fridge and microwave. The small flat screen TV has about 70 channels, and we were able to access WiFi in the rooms each day. The toiletries include shampoo and hand lotion. We could hear babies crying and loud voices in other rooms, and traffic is close by, but at night the hotel was fairly quiet (due in part to offseason). The front desk staff were excellent. Didn't try the free continental breakfast.

Tiny nits are the lack of a screen on the balcony door and windows, and the electrical outlet for the bed is behind the bed and hard to reach (for using a laptop on the bed). And there are no elevators, which was not a problem for us.

Will stay here again.

Room Tip: All rooms face ocean, are close to parking, and there are no elevators.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank deltaskye
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wash dc
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45 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Last visit was about one year ago. On return, everything was just as grand as the last visit - even the weather. I chose a second floor room for the extra sight line of shore and seascape. The facilities have been kept up-to-date. When I awoke the first morning, I thought for a moment that I was in my own comfortable bed. You might want to read the information handout before stepping out onto the balcony. WARNING: the door locks behind you if closed. This might result in a few ackward moments. Although insignificent, you can waive the $1.00 safe fee, if the safe is not used. Enjoyed the clean, quiet, comfortable room and location. The continental breakfast food and location is adequate. The staff is especially helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Valrico, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Loved our stay at the Econolodge. Service was outstanding. Room was very nice all the rooms had a balcony and oceanview. Location was great and the free bikes was outstanding. Room was clean and updated. Great great hotel for the price. Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed November 2012
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200 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

As frequent travelers to Virginia Beach over the past 40 years, we have just stumbled upon this little gem and can't say enough good things about it. Don't let the humble three-story, older construction turn you away! Inside are the most spin-n-span, up-to-date rooms, with private balconies and beautiful ocean views. Free breakfast, bicycles, HEATED outdoor pool (we swam comfortably in late October!) Their prices are less than half of what you'll pay for the beach's new, ritzy high-risers. (Heck, we have paid almost twice as much for rooms that were no better.) You'll love your fellow guests--and here's the best part: the staff here is top-notch in every way. No detail escapes them. They'll give you a dinner recommendation ... suggest an activity for a rainy day ... and if you tell them you are celebrating something-- they'll even make a little poster in honor of your occasion. We will come back here again ... and again... and again. Already have a trip to Christmas lights planned for the grandson AND another for our Valentine's beach excursion. LOVE THIS LITTLE PLACE!!!

Room Tip: ALL rooms have unobstructed balconies with straight-on views of the beautiful Atlantic. There are NO...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank dstclair
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Property: Econo Lodge on the Ocean
Address: 2707 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge on the Ocean 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our rooms at the Econo Lodge on the Ocean are oceanfront with a private balcony or ground floor patio overlooking the beach and the boardwalk. You have a choice of two double beds or one king bed with sleeper sofa. Each is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/board, and in-room safe. Hotel amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, free bicycles for our guests, and free high speed wireless internet access. A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 to 10 AM. Our guest parking is on-site, 1 car per room. ... more   less 
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