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Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Ranked #30 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We were thrilled with the location of the hotel;: smack dab on the beach, a block away from the Neptune statue, and close to the center of things. The room was bright. The best part was the floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom. Nothing like waking up in a big puddle of sunshine! From our bed, we watched volleyball games, dolphins, sunrises, and people, bikes, dogs, runners.The beds were comfy and linens nice. The room was not spic and span, however. It needed a good cleaning. The furniture was pretty worn. Yes, as others have said, the air conditioning was loud, but we hardly used it since there was a nice breeze coming through the balcony door.

The one downside to the room was that our adult kids were sleeping on the couch and had to walk through our room to go to the bathroom... and they were out much later than us.

The morning coffee bar was nice with a good selection of coffee and flavored creamers. The breakfast bar offered a large variety of selections, and there was always lots of fresh fruit and yogurt.

The indoor swimming pool and hot tub area were checked frequently for cleanliness and water temperature. The hot tub was nice and warm (102) and had good bubbles.

The location was perfect for us. Nothing standing between us and the beach except the outstanding boardwalk. We road skateboards, rented bikes, walked the dogs and found great food all so close.

They really are a pet friendly hotel. They have dog treats at the front desk, designated doggy relief areas, and provide poop bags.. They charge a flat rate cleaning fee of $100 but we felt it was totally worth it.

Some people complain about the parking, but the parking lot is only a a couple of blocks away and who minds a nice walk? We valeted the car at night and picked it up ourselves when we needed it.

The room and some places in the public areas were a little faded and tired, but it was the end of the summer season and my guess is they will spruce those up. The staff were constantly sweeping the halls, emptying trash, etc.

The staff: very very accommodating and friendly. Will stay here again for sure.

Room Tip: All rooms are beachfront. We were on the 8th floor which seemed to be a "dog" floor... you...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Julius P, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I appreciate you taking the time and effort you put into reviewing our hotel. Your comments help us improve for future guests and so the next time you return, we can give you an even better stay than the last. Thank you again for your wonderful comments and have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

No on site parking. Rates are way to high when compare to compatible hotels. Otherwise the service and the rooms were good. The Hilton one block away is your best bet.............................................

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Julius P, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to see that you were not completely satisfied with your stay. I hope the next time you visit Virginia Beach you decide to stay with us. Thank you for choosing Marriott and have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Stayed here for 1 night on business trip. Got lucky for late September with a sunny day and 85 degrees. Hotel has great location on the beach & walking distance to everything. All rooms have small balconies with great views of the ocean (2nd floor handicap rooms have extra large balconies).

Yes, this is a property that probably takes above-average abuse from party-goers, families and pets. There were some scuffs on the walls and minor stains on couch and carpet, however I didn't see anything excessive in my room or the common areas.

Hot breakfast was pretty standard & fitness center, pool & hot tub looked to be in good shape. Staff was friendly and helpful. Overall a very enjoyable stay.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Julius P, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and I am especially pleased to read your kind words about our hotel. It makes us happy to know you felt welcome and at home with us. I am happy to see that you picked a day with beautiful weather. I am sure it was a pleasure helping you during your visit to Virginia Beach. I hope the next time you visit Virginia Beach you decide to stay with us. Thank you for choosing Marriott and have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

The room was very nice and spacious overall. Great option with small kids to be able to close the bedroom door and have time to read or watch tv. Right on the beach. Very nice breakfast buffet as well as evening snacks. Staff was very helpful. Parking was a bit of a nuiasance because the lot was small but they did provide complimentary valet as needed. Room was basically clean but there wasn't enough attention to smaller details like light fixtures (very dusty, some had bugs in them, etc). Couch and carpet were in need of a good cleaning too but we did arrive on the tail end of summer so those details might be difficult to attend to during peak season. Beach view/location was wonderful.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Julius P, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

Thank you for your comments. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your family vacation to Virginia Beach. If all goes according to plan we will be having a refresh of our hotel in early next year. We invite you back to see the improvements of our hotel. We hope the next time you visiti Virginia Beach you decide to stay with us. Thank you for choosing Marriott and have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This hotel showed it age and generally everything needed to be updated/cleaned and replaced. The rug had stains all over it, the furniture was spotted and aged. The walls showed marks as if it had not been painted in a while. It is a great hotel if you have your pet with you, we didnt on this trip and should have stayed elsewhere. The breakfast buffet was average, nothing great. We would not stay here again unless we went with our dog as it is one of the few hotels on the ocean front that allows them. Parking is a bit of a nightmare as when they valet your car and bring it to the front, they often park it in and you must wait for other people (as the valet has already turned the key over) to return and move their cars. As for our room, 1402, there was an air handler right in the bedroom. It was quite noisey when it kicked on and off. The vent was right outside on the balcony so if you wanted to sit outside, you need to turn the A/C off because the hot air is exhausted right where you sit.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Julius P, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to see that you did not enjoy your stay. We are one of few hotels on the oceanfront that accepts pets, so we do have alot of pets stay with us. We try our best to make sure each guest leaves happy. We invite you back to see how your comments helped us improve our service and standards. I hope the next time you visit Virginia Beach you decide to stay with us. Thank you for choosing Marriott and have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We have been to Virginia Beach several times in the last 15 years. We decided to stay at the Residence Inn as the rate was great in Sept for a 1 bedroom suite with full kitchen with balcony on the ocean. The location was perfect, close to the action but without the noise. There was a problem with our air conditioner but it was dealt with quickly and the mechanical technician was so nice that it was hardly a problem. The complimentary breakfast was very good-very fresh, lots of variety over the 5 days we were there. The front desk staff were always very friendly and accommodating. As we did not require our room to be cleaned each day, a bag with new towels, toiletries etc was left on our door each day which was an excellent idea. The hotel was very clean. It would have been nice to have a safe in the room. There are lots of dogs staying at this hotel which didn't bother us as we have two of our own and may bring them next time. We will definitely be staying here again and recommending this hotel to our friends.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Julius P, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful comments and thank you for making Residence Inn your choice when you visit Virginia Beach, VA. I'm sure it is always a pleasure and an honor to serve you and your family. I want to assure you that we will continue to do all we can to justify your confidence in our hotel. We look forward to your return next year with your two little pets. Thank you again for your comments and have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Spent 5 nights here in August 2012.

Liked: the location, the view from the bedroom window, the friendly staff, the rate was reasonable for a beachfront suite

Disliked: breakfast was very meager (& we tried it 2x, once early, once later), balcony was very small and the air conditioner exhaust was loud and hot and made the balcony quite uncomfortable, dogs everywhere was not a plus point for us, inadequate parking meant you had to use the valet service and wait quite a while for the car retrieval

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Julius P, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Thank you for your comments in which you informed us that our hotel did not meet your standards. We are sorry that you were not completely satisfied and we want you to know we are working to improve our standards so that you and our future guests are able to have a great experience while staying with us in the future. Here at the Residence Inn we take all guest concerns very seriously. We make every attempt to ensure that our hotel meets every guests standards, as well as our own. We are very appreciative that you have taken the time to tell us about your stay. Once again thank you for staying with us here at the Residence Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Have a wonderful day!

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Address: 3217 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2936
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
#15 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#22 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range: $175 - $442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront is an extended-stay hotel on Virginia Beach in Virginia. Our hotel lets you thrive on long stays, whether you have come to Virginia Beach for a wedding, vacation or business trip. We offer comfortable and stylish accommodations at a superb value. Our all-suite hotel offers beautiful guest rooms that are spacious and well designed to provide you with a memorable and pleasurable stay in Virginia Beach. Guest suites feature spectacular views, furnished oceanfront balconies, modern appointments and full kitchens. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool, a fitness center and guest laundry at our hotel. We also provide valet parking, a complimentary daily hot breakfast, and pet-friendly accommodations. ... more   less 
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