I stayed here for 5 nights with my wife and 17 year old son. Let me start off by saying that I am not very picky but I do expect certain things. When I go on vacation I expect my living space to not detract from my experience but I do not expect it to add to my experience either, if I did I would stay at really expensive hotels. Onward....
Staff : Friendly and helpful enough, cleaning staff usually had a smile and a hello. Our cleaning person came a bit later in the day (we were on the 7th floor out of 8) which a slightly inconvenient but oh well. Another reviewer mentioned their cleaning person came way too early so I bet it has something to do with what floor you are on. Anyway, they basically just made the bed and replaced the towels and restocked the shampoo/soap, if you are expecting more you will probably have to ask as they did not do dishes or vacuum or clean the dining room table.
Hotel : Decor is dated, I don't care about decor but I thought I would mention it. Two elevators, sometimes there were long waits for the elevators especially when people were checking in and out. The pool was not very impressive, I might have used it but there are always kids in it screaming and splashing. Same with the hot tub, kids always in it, not sure what can be done about that. The breakfast was nothing special but it was free food and drink (bagles, muffins, cereal, hard boiled eggs, juices, coffee), I do not know why people complain about free breakfasts. It is what is it, free food that saves you money. My only complaint was that the eggs seemed to go quick and were never replaced. Also, the first day we were there there was peanut butter available, our last four days there was no peanut butter. There was parking out front and across the street in a covered lot.
Room : The balcony was nice with a really good ocean view and view of the boardwalk, loved it! The decor was a bit dated but I don't really care about that stuff, some people might. The bed was comfortable enough and I liked the pillows. My son did not complain about the fold out sofa so I assume it was comfortable enough. The TV's were a bit small but I'm not on vacation to watch TV. The free wireless was a bit slow at times but it was free. Bathroom as sufficient, no problems there. kitchen was tiny, we never really used it but there was a microwave and small stove. There were very few pieces of tableware but enough to get by, I assume other residents either stole some of this stuff or just lost it. The fridge is your typical small dorm type fridge.
Overall this was a decent place to stay, if I were to return to this area I might try another place if the price was right but I would not rule out staying here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Barclay Hotel Virginia Beach
- Barclay Towers Hotel Virginia Beach
- Barclay Virginia Beach