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“Great week stay, some future suggestions” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Barclay Towers Resort Hotel
Ranked #14 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
New England
Level Contributor
66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great week stay, some future suggestions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

For a timshare resort, there were no organized activities the 4/14 week we stayed. However, the pool and hottub were clean. I noticed unlike other places, that the supervision of the pool was frequent, even publicly updating temperature/Ph/Time checked. The maid service in the room was fine (check bugs behind window sill that come in) but the hallway carpets need a vacuum more than once a week.

Altho there is no 'restaurant' (countless right outside on the boardwalk tho') - the continental breakfast was well looked after by Archie. Nice selection and clean. The windows on the roof of pool could use a washing (hard to see out - just cause it's off-season) and the awning on the outside needs an updating. Of the 4 video games, only 2 were on/working. Gym was small, however, the equipment was high quality.

Overall -> great. Would return- love Virginia Beach. Just some marketing advice: how does this resort differ to the many others on the boardwalk? Keep the property updated so it doesn't look 'tired'. TVs could be updated. Add more/convenient outlets for adapters (had to unplug tv, lights and switch off to charge multiple PDAs). Recognize the nice staff as they work hard and smile/make guests feel welcome.

Room Tip: there are 8 floors - all are oceanfront with a balcony, 2 chairs/side table.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank weiler97
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barclaytowers, General Manager at Barclay Towers Resort Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Thank you for choosing Barclay Towers for your stay in Virginia Beach. It is very rewarding to my staff and I to read your positve review. We value your comments and suggestions and also look forward to your return
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

Nice hotel, only I could hear what the couple were doing above us and didnt like that too much. but other than that we did enjoy our stay there and liked that it had two separate rooms with two tvs.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lamoss68
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barclaytowers, General Manager at Barclay Towers Resort Hotel, responded to this review, April 21, 2012
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Barclay Towers. Virginia Beach is such a great vacation destination! We appreciate your business and hope to see you back again soon.
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Bordentown, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Barclay Towers had very nice pictures online, but when i went into my room, (for the first time, i had never been to Barclay before.) as soon as you walk in, there is ur bed. i was kind of disapoointed, but whatever. then i decided to walk around the room and saw that it was very small and there was barely any room. i tried using my laptop for internet (online it said fast wi-fi service) but my laptop took quite a long time to load. i don't believe i will ever be coming back here again. :(

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stella B
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Richmond, VA
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

I needed a room for a night for after a bachelorette party (so we weren't in the room long). The location was perfect - all oceanfronts suites and within walking distance to many restaurants. It's an old building and the renovations border on typical cheezy beachy decor but everything was clean and the price was right. The room was larger than I expected and it was great and handy having a kitchenette in the room.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank tegraroo
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barclaytowers, General Manager at Barclay Towers Resort Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2012
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Barclay Towers. Hope to see you back again soon.
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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392 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

We recently spent a night at the Barclay Towers. The hotel was great. We had a wonderful view from our 8th floor balcony. The room itself was great,clean. No problems with wifi. The fact that it had a separate bedroom, with a door, was nice. It would be good for people with a family, as it is really like 2 rooms in one. Having 2 TVs is nice too. The kitchen area was nice, everything a person could need. This is a place you can really make yourself feel at home. The breakfast was pretty good, boiled eggs, fruit, oatmeal, etc. There were many good restaurants within just a few minutes walking, up-scale seafood, steak or Italian, plus the usual pizza and fast food places. This end of the beach is known as the surfing end, and we did see many surfers--does this mean rougher water? Families with small children may want to ask that question. All in all a great place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank norskies
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barclaytowers, General Manager at Barclay Towers Resort Hotel, responded to this review, March 8, 2012
Thank you for choosing Barclay Towers for your stay in Virginia Beach. It is very rewarding to my staff and I to read your positve review. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return. By the way, the surfing area is desgnated at 1st-2nd Street(by the jetty), we are at 9th Street and the water is not any rougher here. You see more surfers in the off-season because they are not restricted as in the summer season. Thanks again.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

Stayed for a week there with my parents last summer. We had to call the desk everyday in order to have the room cleaned and even then it was as if we were bad custommers and half the time they didnt come. Major problems with the keys also - again as if we were disturbing the peace of the desk... Not a good place.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank goyjea
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barclaytowers, General Manager at Barclay Towers Resort Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Please accept my sincere apologies for the problems you experienced during your stay with us. You can be assured that I have shared your comments with the appropriate personel, to help prevent these problems from happening in the future. Virginia Beach is such a great Vacation destination, and it remains my goal to provide top notch accommodations for our visitors.
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Westbrook Maine
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

We arrived in our room to find no light bulbs in sockets, toilet seat was loose,dirty dirty dishes in cupboard,locks loose on door. This hotel needs upgrading.The wireless internet that they offered was only good in the bedroom, and you could not use it in any other room. No usuage in the living room or on the patio. I called the desk and she said the best place is the bedroom, no other room. No hot tub that week either. Wished we would have know that ahead of time. No return to this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank grandma1947
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barclaytowers, General Manager at Barclay Towers Resort Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Please accept my sincere apologies for the problems you experienced on your recent stay with us. You can be assured that I have personally shared your comments with the appropriate staff, to help prevent these problems from happening in the future. Virginia Beach is such a great Vacation destination, and it remains my goal to provide top notch accommodations.
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Property: Barclay Towers Resort Hotel
Address: 809 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3527
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#21 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#34 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Barclay Towers Resort Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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