This would be a raving review, but I must start it out with the worst part, because it's the first thing we encountered. The hotel's parking garage is TWO BLOCKS AWAY, and as if the inconvenience isn't enough, you have to pay $8 a day for it! Let's be reasonable, it should cost money for the public to use it, but be free if you are staying with the hotel company that owns it. I was very surprised and disappointing with that from the get go.
Another issue we had (and this would effect nearby hotels as well) is the fact that gold key is building another hotel right next door, so we heard construction noise almost the entire day. Nothing like the sweet sound of waves crashing, and jackhammers hammering. I wouldn't normally count this against a hotel, but it's the same owners. I certainly wish they would have waited for winter months.
The next issue (which is minor, but mentionable) is that we never found a door that was direct access to the beach. Maybe we missed it, but from what we could tell we had to go out the main door, play frogger through the cars in line for valet, cross part of a road and then hit the sand. Not a long distance, nor a big deal, but seems like a silly design.
As far as the hotel itself, the room was great, the pools were excellent, the hot tub that seats 12 was a perfect temp (not blazing hot), and the staff was really friendly. Having a kitchen in the room was also excellent.
We did enjoy our stay, and had it not been for expensive & far away parking this would probably be a 5/5 review.
This would be a 5 star review if they had free
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanaire Resort Hotel offers oceanfront or ocean view deluxe rooms or one- and two-bedroom high-end suites with fully-equipped kitchens and kitchenettes, and private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. As the newest luxury resort at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, Oceanaire combines a state-of-the art meeting facility with the very latest in accommodations and service. With two oceanfront outdoor pools, two indoor pools, plush bedding and linens, jetted tubs, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, an ocean view fitness center and valet parking, the guest experience at Oceanaire is unparalleled. ... more less
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