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“Nice place but set your alarm to wake up.”
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Schooner Inn
Ranked #43 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Galveston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice place but set your alarm to wake up.”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

This was a nice hotel with small kitchenett and beach front balconey. Price a bit high for what it is but this is the high season and beach front. Check in was not til 4:00pm and we took the train so had no car, they let us store our luggage til check out time, which was very nice.
The elevator had kind of a smell to it but it was always wet with sand in it also. The bathroom had a bit of mold around the walls, I am sure to the high humidity.
My main problem was that when we asked for a 6:oo am wake up call, we never got the wake up call :( So I missed the wonderful sunrise. All in all it was better than some but not as good as others. I would most likely stay here again but will bring my own alarm clock.
The laundry was out of order and I spent money for soap with was empty and the staff did not do a thing about it.

Room Tip: Stary on th 4th floor or higher. Do not expect a wake up call.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the room for the money! Especially after reading previous reviews. Beds were comfortable. Very clean. Quiet. We love the south end of Virginia Beach. Came here for a birthday celebration. Wanted to stay an additional night but it wasn't available. Ended up at a chain hotel at the north end the second night. It did not compare. We preferred the Schooner Inn. Would definitely stay here again! Staff was friendly! Check in was flawless!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed at Schooner's, after leaving a dumpy hotel at 17th St. The sweet girl at the front desk was so helpful. Because it was same day booking, we stayed in an ocean front jacuzzi room the first night and a pool side efficiency room the second night. Both were very nice and clean. My husband and I are big coffee drinkers and they very graciously gave us extra coffee! Loved being right by the playground, boardwalk, and away from the busy midsection of VA Beach. We will definitely return again!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Our family has stayed at the Schooner many times, and we were a bit disappointed in our stay this summer. We love the location of the hotel at the end of the boardwalk, which is one of the reasons we choose to stay here. We booked the hotel through a travel website, and during check in and check out, we were told that we should have booked our rooms directly through the hotel. With the exception of two people at the front desk, we were treated rudely whenever we needed to stop at the desk for anything. The maids hadn't cleaned our rooms or left clean towels, so we stopped at the desk for clean towels. We were told to check with housekeeping. Housekeeping had FAILED to give us clean towels, so we were forced to use our beach towels to dry off after our showers. The noise in the hotel was awful this time, too. If there are quiet hours at the Schooner, they are not enforced. We were kept awake well after midnight by screaming kids, someone in another room slamming a door, and a variety of noises from the other rooms above us and on both sides of us. We complained to the front desk, who rudely asked us what they were supposed to do about it! Our rooms were never cleaned by the maids, and we were forced to track the maids down in the hallway to get clean towels. We made our own beds, threw our trash away and cleaned our rooms ourselves. The service was awful, the beds weren't comfortable, and the elevator smelled like vomit. After this experience, we will be looking for another place to stay next year. We were our own maids and felt as though we were in a frat house for all the noise. The hotel has a strict no-smoking policy, but how about a strict no-noise policy after 10 p.m.?

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This Hotel was wonderful. we had a Heart-Shaped Jacuzzi Suite with Two Double Beds, Refrigerator, microwave, Coffeemaker & Balcony! The staff met our every need, including Local Restaurants, Stores & anything we had questions on we had answers. The Hotel is the 1st one on the South End by Rudee's Inlet with a Playground for kids that included Handicap accessible which is the 1st of its kind! Really nice for All of the kids. Also, you could rent just about anything-bikes, Skates, Jet Skis etc. or Eat within walking distance as well! Tons of shops, Fireworks on Sunday & Wednesday completed the beauty of it all. Would definitely recommend this to Couples & Families as well seeing they also have Very nice Family Suites. Planning on returning for sure in the future! Thank You for a great stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank NYLaverne
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Vienna, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2013

On the beach, had on Ocean view and a hot tub. Water pressure not good, used hot tub once because it took forever to fill. A/C ran constantly and you could see daylight under door to outside AND to room next door. Beds are miserable, not at all comfortable! For the money it's a decent deal since its right on the water but they should have skipped the hot tubs and invested in good mattresses!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Rebecca N
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CINCINNATI, OHIO
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Never been to area before. Excellent choice in hotel. Price right nice location. Helpful staff. Didn't want to leave! We will return next month with our teenagers! Very family friendly hotel and town.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Schooner Inn
Address: 215 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3606
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #43 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Schooner Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 89
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