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The Oceanfront Inn
Ranked #24 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We've stayed here for like the past eight years and its always been great. Last year we made the mistake of trying something new, the Breakers, big mistake! Called The Oceanfront Inn after checking in to the mistake and asked for our "usual" room. It was available and cheaper than usual! Great place and nice staff! Tip: ask for the room on the top floor, there are only two but they are great, private sundeck, and awesome views!

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We enjoyed our stay last time at the Oceanfront Inn so we came back for more! Comfortable, affordable, warm indoor pool in the off season (we've never been during the summer) and a very nice attached restaurant. Everything we needed for those last few cold days near the end of March! We didn't 'have' to leave the building, but we did - dressed for winter, we walked the boardwalk, enjoying the crisp ocean air but wishing for springtime! We loved our oceanfront room and our only complaint is that there needs to be some attention to detail - major dust in the corners of the hall and along the edge of our bathtub, windows overlooking the ocean were a bit more grimy than they should have been, even for the rainy/snowy weather we experienced. However, these are minor complaints and our overall experience is so positive that we look forward to our return next winter/spring - perhaps the dusty carpeting in the hall is marked for replacement, as we saw new rolls of carpeting and old carpeting waiting for disposal (that matched our hallway) - new tiles in the lobby and surrounding area look very nice. Certainly an off season bargain and a relaxing place to spend the end of winter!

Room Tip: All rooms appear nice - Pool is quite warm; the "spa" is just a couple of low pressure jet...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We've stayed at the Oceanfront before and found it acceptable, but with a couple small issues--mostly in attention to details relating to the cleanliness of the place.
We again found it overall pleasant. We were greeted pleasantly and booked in with no problems. We noted a couple issues in the bathroom, nothing that a good scrubbing with some attention to the corners wouldn't cure. Other than that the room was good, unlike the last time when there was some dust, that was obviously old, hanging in the room. Not so this time.
The pool also lacks attention to some detail. We saw the maintenance man checking the chemistry, so that's a good thing, but the same items remained on the floor of the pool area for over 36 hours! Does anyone look? Other than that, the pool is generally well maintained and kept pretty clean--even on what had been a very busy weekend.
I suspect that much of what is lacking is the result of the class of help they can get. Our housekeeper did half a job with our room, making the bed and taking the dirty towels; but forgot to replace the towels. That would be the same housekeeping crew that doesn't notice the dust or the accumulation of crud in the corners of the bathroom floor. It's all that attention to detail.
In spite of that, it's a great value and we'll use it again. They hotel is undergoing some maintenance work--tiles being replaced, carpeting redone on some floors--so it's obvious that management does want to keep it in decent shape.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank BillP1215
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

When we first booked this hotel it looked great! Right near the ocean, and having guaranteed view. But it quickly lost stars in our book as soon as we turned the corner and saw our "4 star hotel".
-The people at the desk were very rude, didn't even acknowledge us walking in to check in, then didn't try to keep the conversation going with us.
-It is a lot smaller than the picture shows
-The elevator was very dirty and smelled
-There was hair in the bathtub and on the walls
-People were running down the halls yelling at night
-The hallway smelled like weed, when it was clearly stated it was all non-smoking
-The heat didn't work and we shivered all night
-The fridge also didn't work and our food spoiled and had to be thrown away.
-You could see under the door into the hallway and there was only one lock not 2 like most hotels, this made us not feel safe.
-The blinds didn't fully shut
-Low ceilings
-No warm blankets

Honestly the only thing going for this hotel is the view of the ocean.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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5  Thank worldlytraveler2014
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had a Handicapped room on the third floor. Two cleanliness issues disgusted us. The bathroom floor was filthy, what looked like feces and urine on the floor around the toilet. The draperies were covered in a thick layer of dust! The shower control knob fell off when turned on. Ugly. Too bad for an otherwise good value hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank onthepatuxent
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

I purchased the New Year's package with this facility which included bar crawl, dinner @Crocs Restaurant, and New Year's bash later that evening @Crocs Restaurant. All events were just what the night called for, but the hotel accommodations were less than par! It was out dated and brought down the feeling of the whole night. A better place to lay my head would have topped my night off. If your just trying to be lazy and need a room on the beach with a good view.....The Oceanfront Inn is your spot!

Room Tip: Higher floors.....the better view.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

As other reviewers have said, the rooms are a little outdated but very comfortable and clean. The pool was clean and very warm- an earlier review said the pool was saltwater but it was definitely HEAVILY chlorinated during my stay in December 2013. A little awkward to get from the pool to the elevators so bring sandals and a cover-up even if you're staying in the winter because traipsing through the nice lobby in your dripping swimsuit is less than ideal. The view from the balcony was gorgeous, especially during the Holiday Lights At the Beach display, which the hotel gave us a free ticket for! Friendly and helpful staff, comfortable beds, and overall a very pleasant experience. The location can't be beat, it's right in the middle of everything on the strip. We would definitely stay again especially for the winter deal (~$60 a night!).

Room Tip: Rooms through x22 on each floor have ocean front views. rooms x23-25 have balconies that overlook a...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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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:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#33 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range: $71 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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