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“Great Bargain on the Beach”
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Capes Hotel
Ranked #29 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
West Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Bargain on the Beach”
Reviewed July 15, 2010

This motel was VERY clean!!! The staff were very friendly and helpful. We stayed over July 4th weekend, and the beach was packed, but the motel handled the guests with no problems.

The room we had was 2 double beds, but a nice little kitchen area with microwave, and a small frig. This made it handy to have snacks and make sandwiches before going on the beach. The hotel has a VERY small indoor pool. There is also a small cafe, the service was terrible every time we were there, so we finally went to some other restaurants along Atlantic Ave.

The biggest problem we had were the linens. This may sound crazy, but the beds had no fitted sheet, just flat sheets used for fitted. Plus the sheets were very worn and were pilling, we felt like we were sleeping on sandpaper. Plus the bath towels were very worn and small.

But, we had beautiful weather and spent most of our time on the beach.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2010

Stayed in the Capes Hotel for five nights. Have several complaints:

1) Worst maid service I ever had in a hotel. The cleaning lady the one day just put in new towels, picked up the garbage (and left plenty dropped garbage on the ground in the room), and made the beds. She didn't vacuum, clean the bathroom sink or tub, and didn't mop the bathroom floors. We had cleaning issues thru out our stay, even after complaining.

2) Beds have no support, my back ached every morning.

3) Towels were thin and small as can be.

I wasn't expecting this to be the Hilton, but have at least the common services you would get at any hotel that would bring customers back. Unfortuntely they were greatly lacking.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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virginia
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Reviewed July 10, 2010

I have stayed in several hotels in Virginia Beach over the past couple of years. The Capes is by far the best value! You could not ask for better service! The rooms were very clean. The bathrooms were very small, however this allows for more room elsewhere. I would highly recommend a stay here! And I plan to return in August.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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2 Thank cdilli
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Speedway, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2010

If you want to relax at the beach, this is the place to do it. In the middle of everything but nice and quiet when it's time to sleep. Rooms have a balcony with a great view of the beach and ocean.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed June 24, 2010

The rooms were bright and clean, the staff was warm and inviting. I was very pleased with the ocean front view! Sea salt located in the hotel was delicious and the staff made my weekend, both at Sea side and Sea salt. I will be sure to only book my stays at this hotel in the future!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Saco, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2010

We just returned from a three night stay at The Capes. We had originally booked at the Wyndham and we were so glad that we changed to The Capes. It is on 20th St. right amongst all of the action! The hotel is a little older but it is clean and friendly. We had a small kitchenette with a balcony overlooking the ocean. The bathroom could have been a bit bigger but it was adequate. Everything was in walking distance. Very good value!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Barberton
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Reviewed June 19, 2010

With this being our first time at Virginia Beach we were like fish out of water. The staff was extremely freindly and helpful. The lobby area was very inviting. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. And with being a professional cleaning supervisor I know what to look for. This is an older resort and age did show in some of the walls around the windows and wallpaper coming loose from the walls. The only elevator was a little slow but heck we only rode it a couple times a day. All of Tthe Capes rooms are ocean view and what a wonderful view it was. We enjoyed leaving our balcony window open and listening to the sound of thte waves. We had a two bed room suite and the price couldn't be beat. We did not visit the onsite restaurant but with having a fullsize refridgeator, microwave and a lot of the local restaurants delivering a variety of cursine, we ate alot either in our room or on the beach. Overall The Capes for a family of five and three of those being teenagers, was money well spent . We are planning a trip next year and believe me The Capes is the place we'll being staying at.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Thank mammie96
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Additional Information about Capes Hotel

Property: Capes Hotel
Address: 2001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3344
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Capes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Capes has 59 spacious, comfortable, affordable rooms, eight stories, an oceanfront cafe, refreshing indoor pool all to be enjoyed, right here on the ocean. All rooms are non-smoking offering refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. The Capes offers accommodations to fit your needs, with our one room unit that includes two full size beds; or our two room unit with three full size beds and 2 tvs offering your family just the right space for a relaxing vacation. ... more   less 
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Capes Ocean Hotel Virginia Beach

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