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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Old, dingy and dirty.Everything needs to be redone! Needs new carpet, furniture, paint. The only thing I liked was that it was a nice oceanfront view. The furniture had seen better days. Very dingy and dirty. The bathroom wasnt very nice either. Jacuzzi tub is yuck. Its a suite barely larger than a standard hotel room. Was told in was inside corridors but they are outside. its just that they are back in a cubby hole in pairs. Terrible cold draft coming in under the door. The pool is very little. It is heated and inclosed but you have to go outside on the roof to get to it. May be ok in the summer but for the winter....its cold out there! You open the door to go in to the pool area and its so steamed up you cant see. You will only stay warm if you stay in the pool. And the cold condensation was dripping down off the ceiling. So it was not enjoyable. Kids of course dont mind at all. They close early at 8 during the winter which really was a bummer as that was the whole reason we brought our son here for new years eve..to swim. Most pools are open til 10 or 11. Not impressed and wont be back..next time I will head next door to the Boardwalk hotel. Another good point is that its a good location..walking distance to almost anything you could want.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Tina K
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

After reading all of the reviews, we were not sure what to expect. But from the minute we arrived til the minute we left we had no complaints whatsoever. The gentleman who checked us in, Art, was so nice and helpful. He helped us several times while we were there and was so polite and kind about it. Another front desk agent, Latoya, was also very pleasant and helpful. We ended up wanting to stay an extra night, but the hotel was sold out. Latoya made sure that as soon as something opened up, that we got that extra night.
We ablsolutely loved the room. We decided to sleep on the sofa bed so that we could wake up looking at the beach and sunrise every morning. The bathroom was big as well as the jacuzzi/shower. Also, every balcony is private so you dont have to look at the neighbors as you are trying to enjoy the view.
The hotel is perfectly located and we walked almost everywhere we went. The only bad thing I could say is that the place seems a little older, which was not a problem for us at all. If you are looking for 5-star and ritzy, go to the Hilton. If you want comfy and affordable, stay at the Dolphin.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank DerbyRef
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Spent 3 nights here. Right in the middle of the Boardwalk. Nice little suites, double jacuzzi in bath. Small covered pool on the roof. Easy walk to everything. Staff was very friendly. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank thadcamp
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We've vacationed in Virginia Beach every year for the last 18 years. This is the first time we stayed at the Dolphin Inn, but it certainly won't be our last! Let me start with the staff....everyone has been so helpful and cheerful. The front desk, housekeeping, and maintenance are very pleasant, and go the extra mile to make your stay the best! And the room is very comfortable and clean. If you're looking for luxury accomodations, then by all means, go to the HIlton! But, if you want a relaxing, enjoyable stay at a great price, then the Dolphin Inn should be at the top of your list. We love it here, and can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Diane W
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We return to Virginia Beach every October and stay at the Dolphin Inn. It is a good deal for the price. We have the suite with a bedroom, Fridge - Microwave - sink - and dishes. All the rooms look over the ocean with a balcony. Ask for a higher floor so you can see over the lights on the boardwalk. The hotel is just about in the heart of everything. We look forward to our trip every year.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank WVcondo
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