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“Better than expected!”
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The Oceanfront Inn
Ranked #20 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Better than expected!”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

On arrival, we got to check in hours early with no problems. Our room was clean and nicer than I had anticipated. The view from our 6th floor room was perfect. The location is great. Very close to the Hilton that had nightly entertainment. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

The only negative thing I can complain about is the shower. No matter what temperature you put it at, it was constantly going between hot and cold which really sucks if your burnt. After the first day or two, it didn't even phase me.

Overall, I would reckon mend staying here. It's not expensive and you get a great oceanfront room.

  • Stayed June 2012
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2 Thank Kaylee64
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, Manager at The Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review, June 28, 2012
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BOSTON, MA
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

I loved the location and the price. I liked being on the 3rd floor, we could easily walk down every time and be right on the boardwalk. The whole hotel and room was very clean, the hallway and hotel always had a pleasant smell to it, no bad odors anywhere. The room seemed slightly dated, comparing it to the holiday inn on 21st street and smaller, but the price is about $55 less than the holiday inn per night, so I felt it was worth it. There was a 30"? flat screen TV and a radio in the room. The bed was very comfortable and the pillows were so good that I am going to try to buy one like it. I loved having privacy in the balcony, you cannot see any other rooms from your balcony due to a cement wall, nice and private and quiet. We could not hear any noise from the other rooms at all. Wish list: I would like it it the hotel would keep a few beach chairs for guests, (we left ours behind that we bought across the street). I've seen this at other hotels and it's a nice customer feature. If you want to rent the beach set ups, its an expensive $51 a day, yikes, we went across the street and bought our own folding chairs ($14) and umbrella $8. The sink in the bath is small, but the whole bathroom is on the small side. It was tough to fit your toiletries on the sink. Also, a dish for the soap would have been nice, you just put it on the sink with your other stuff and it gets wet and slides. Elevators were not a problem, when we took them to go up, there's 3 of them. Our maid on the 3rd floor was very nice, wish i had got her name, very cheerful and kept our room clean. My only staff complaint is a woman at the front desk, I think her name is Bobbi??, short bleached hair, glasses, brown eyes. It would be nice if she cracked a smile once a day. She wasn't rude, but she was abrupt and you almost felt like you were bothering her if you asked anything. be pleasant, smile, it's called customer service with a smile. It won't hurt. She had this attitude the whole time we were there. I recommend Murphy's one block over on Pacific if you want good food, drinks and friendly people. Good prices also. Plenty of TVs for sports.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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OFIManagement, Manager at The Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Thank you for taking your time to post your review and share your constructive feedback. Your comments are important to us as we continually strive to improve guest experiences. Our staff will continue to be motivated to possess a cheerful attitude.
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Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

The balcony views are hard to beat for the price. Not a fancy hotel but certainly nice enough. The restaurant in the hotel has great full course breakfasts and other meals as well. It's right on the Boardwalk in a good location, close to bike rentals, shopping and other restaurants. The beach is well maintained here too.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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OFIManagement, Manager at The Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2012
Thank you for taking your time to post your review and share your comments. We do strive to offer great value. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2012

Just got back from staying at The OceanFront Inn.

The Good:
All around CLEAN bathroom and comfortable beds
Updated rooms with a flat screen tv
Updated bedding decor
New updated Room Key where you wave the key card over the sensor door panel instead of usually having to swipe it with your hands being full of luggage.

Not so Good:
Wasn't happy with the slow Internet at times (I had to call the front desk to ask what the hotel's Username and Passcode to use their wifi which was a inconvenience to me)
Also the hotel's parking lot and parking deck had no available spots left later in the evening, luckily someone was leaving and we quickly got their spot to park in

For the value and cleanliness of The OceanFront Inn, I will return again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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OFIManagement, Manager at The Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2012
Thank you for taking your time to post your review and share your comments. We appreciate your constructive feedback. Regarding the wireless signal, our management has addressed this concern by adding signal boosters, however, as with other wireless signals, the signal may be stronger or weaker during certain times. During very busy times our parking can get limited but rest assured each guest will always have one parking space per room.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2012

Many of the hotels I've stayed at in Virginia Beach, Myrtle Beach and Ocean City have been some what disappointing. The Oceanfront Inn was not, it exceeded my expectations of a reasonably priced hotel at a busy beach location. My room was spacious, clean and comfortable, and they are located as well as any of their competition who have much steeper rates. I think all their rooms face the beach, wifi worked great on 6th floor, it was tastefully refurbished and again: was very clean. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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OFIManagement, Manager at The Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review, May 24, 2012
Thank you for taking your time to post your review and share your comments. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We do strive to offer affordable and comfortable accommodations. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2012

The view from our room was wonderful and while this hotel isn't fancy it was clean and the linens were changed daily. I have a feeling this was probably a Holiday Inn Express at one point in history. My husband was in the area on business and I was tagging along for vacation. We were without a car and were able to walk to everything we were interested in.

They were in the middle of doing some major renovations while we were there. The demo teams were busy working during the day but by 5 everything was quiet. All of the noise didn't really bother me but I can see how it would have been annoying for other people.

We would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Thank chinchillafiesta
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OFIManagement, Manager at The Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review, May 23, 2012
Thank you for taking your time to post your review and share your constructive comments. We do strive to minimize disturbances to our guests during renovations which enhance our guests' experience. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the future.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2012

THe oceanfront is always a very chilled vacation spot. The staff is low-key but helpful. The rooms were clean & the view is beautiful. Its my new VABeach vacation spot...at least until they jack the prices up in May.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank BrianM06
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OFIManagement, Manager at The Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review, May 3, 2012
Thank you for taking your time to post a review and share your comments. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!
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Property: The Oceanfront Inn
Address: 2901 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3033
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#33 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Oceanfront Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront resort area, within 1.5 miles from the Virginia Beach Convention Center and 12.5 miles away from the local airport, The Oceanfront Inn is an ideal location for business and vacationing travelers. Right on the beach, The Oceanfront Inn offers you the ideal location to relax and enjoy all Virginia Beach offers, from nearby free seasonal events and concerts to delicious dining outlets and unique shops and attractions. Completed 2011 renovations include updated lobby, enhanced WiFi, expanded cable and updated guestrooms feature new wallpaper, new bedspreads and flat-screen televisions. ... more   less 
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