Overall we had a fantastic weekend here and would recommend for any VA beach visitors. The room was a bit pricey for it's size, but we had a balcony that overlooked the park/stage outside which had live music every night, a musical church service sunday, and music sunday afternoon as well. This end of the beach (north) is much nicer than the southern end. Very family friendly hotel. Music was great, and you could listen from your balcony but not hear in your room, which was perfect!
The beach is very nice here, although crowded. The beach is all public--no private beach for the hotel.
NOTE: thank you to other reviewers who mentioned the concierge!! We checked in and went to take a walk. We got accosted by the concierge as we were looking at a menu for Salacia posted outside. He tried to lure us in to "get a welcome packet and free beach chair rental" and simply said "no thanks" and walked away as he tried to convince us to. About 2 hours later he called our room and we told him 'we already talked to you. stop bothering us" I've made comments to the hotel about how obnoxious this is.
Restaurants. Don't bother with Salacia!!! We had an okay dinner there, but it was highly overpriced and our service was poor. They did bring us comped glasses of wine,but only after the server brought the wrong bottle we ordered and we still had no bottle when our meals arrived. the filet at Catch 31 was likely the same steak, but cooked much better, as was the lobster. Salacia had nice private atmosphere, but food and service fell far short of their claims.
Catch 31 was fantastic! We ate there several times: the panini, marguerita pizza, salad, burger, filet, lobster and scallops were all fantastic. Breakfast buffet was mediocre, but they let us use our certificates (we paid for bkfst w/ our room) to order and that was better. Sit outside for breakfast if you an wait until 8am when outside seating opens....the restaurant smells a bit fishy-not so great for breakfast. Outside seating is great for any meal/hour!!
Pool sand Skybar were nice. My biggest complaint of the hotel is that there are only 3 elevators, and a rooftop pool so you're always waiting on elevators! There was ample seating on the pool deck, and bar is open from 11am until 9pm, when they close for an hour to make it the skkybar lounge for evening. Drinks are overpriced, but they're served poolside, and the bartenders were by far the best peopel at the hotel to ask for any recommendations or hotel info.
Compared to any other hotel on the beach, Im confident we got the best one. Prices are always high in summer everyhwere, so it was worth it to have everything we needed right at the hotel. Some improvements could be made, but we'd certainly go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the perfect beach destination for your vacation getaway - where you can unwind in luxurious accommodations, dine at oceanfront restaurants, listen to a live concert in the park or relax in a cabana on the beach.Situated on the city’s famed boardwalk adjacent to Neptune’s Park, the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront features a collection of 289 upscale guest rooms and spacious suites. Our exclusive Empyrean Club, located on the top three floors, features personalized concierge service, complimentary breakfast in a private lounge, private key card access and refined amenities.Though Virginia Beach boasts a number of exciting activities and attractions, our luxury hotel is a landmark in its own right. With two award-winning restaurants onsite, Catch 31 and Salacia, you won’t have to go far for fresh fish or the only 4-Diamond steakhouse in Virginia. Our resort is also home to Sky Bar, serving creative cocktails with panoramic views 21 stories above the beach.The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront is also the ultimate destination for meetings and weddings, with over 12,000 square feet of flexible event space. Other onsite amenities include our 24-hour business center, our inspiring fitness center and Virginia’s first rooftop infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic. ... more less
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