We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Nice hotel, a little worn, beware the dogs”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Ranked #30 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Raleigh, USA
Level Contributor
64 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, a little worn, beware the dogs”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

This hotel is in a lovely location and has very nice rooms with lovely views.
It does need refurbishment and does attract a lot of dogs. Our sleep was disturbed both nights
we were there by dogs. Unless you like dogs I would avoid it.
The hotel does need updating and does not meet Marriott standards in its tools, bedding etc.
The breakfast was also one of the poorest I have seen for a while in a Marriott.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank neilmj
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jamie R, Front Desk Supervisor at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for your comments in which you informed us that our hotel did not meet your standards. We are sorry that you experienced this problem 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. While we make every attempt to ensure that our hotel meets every guests standards we apologize that this unfortunate incident was missed by our staff. We are very appreciative that you have taken the time to bring this to our attention and would like to thank you for staying with us here at the Residence Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

630 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    346
    172
    65
    37
    10
See reviews for
329
144
22
56
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (174)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2012

On the beach, oceanfront view, allow pets, valet parking, super clean....what more could I ask for?
The staff was incredibly courteous and accommodating.
Rooms were clean and well stocked. All the appliances functioned well and the front desk pantry sold a variety of food items if you didn't want to go out.
Also, laundry was readily accessible.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Leslie R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jamie R, Front Desk Supervisor at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful comments. Our goal is to exceed our guests' expectations at every opportunity. In that regard, I personally appreciate hearing your comments about your stay. I am happy to see that you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to your return.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hollywood, Maryland
Level Contributor
81 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2012

It's right on the beach, every room has an ocean view and it's pet friendly. Couldn't ask for more at the price point. Staff was very accomodating and personable. Rooms were clean. Hallways could use a bit of revamping. Balcony was a bit small and if a/c unit was on the exhaust vented directly on anyone occupying the balcony. Two double beds in the seperate bedroom with one of them right up against the huge picture window, which we thought was fantastic. Easy walking distance to plenty of great bars and restraunts.

Room Tip: the higher the floor the better the view, but all have direct ocean front views
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank pmcm2008
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Julius P, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
I am happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Residence Inn Virginia Beach. I agree the vent on the balcony is a issue that we have been trying to find a solution for for years. I am sorry this was a problem for you during your stay. We hope the next time you viist Virginia Beach you decide to stay with us. Happy Holidays from the Residence Inn Staff and Management Team.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ashburn, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Everyone at the hotel was very attentive, interested in their guests, and when the TV did not work well in the living room, they quickly brought in another one. View was fantastic and I would definitely stay there again when I am in town.
Dawn

Room Tip: All their rooms have balconies and great location. We were on the top floor and very quiet.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Dawn C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Julius P, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful comments. I apologize you had a problem with your tv but I am happy to see that my staff was able to respond quickly enough to fix the issue. I am sure it was a pleasure to have you as a guest and we look forward to your return. Thank you for staying with us and Happy Holidays from our families to yours.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston
Level Contributor
64 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Clean comfortable space. Rooms are well kept. Management and staff are gracious and polite.

Our room came with a full kitchen. There were two double beds in a room separate from the living room with the fold-out couch.

Breakfast was included. It was a full breakfast bar of the type found in hotels. The yogurt was fresh. Coffee and juice were well stocked. We left early one morning and the staff kindly gave us some yogurt from the kitchen to go since breakfast had not opened yet.

The beach view was beautiful. From our balcony, we watched the sun rise over the ocean as a group of dolphins swam past the hotel close to the shore.

I'd definitely stay here again. For the most part, it was all well and good. The only reserve I have is that there is very very little parking for the hotel. The hotel has a small lot in front but it fills quickly. If there are no spaces available in that small front lot, guests must valet park. Valet parkers take your car and park it two blocks away. A bit inconvenient but the hotel overcomes that by being such a great place.

Finally, a thanks to management for making room for us at the last minute. We'll be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank LaVida
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Julius P, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for staying with us here at the Residence Inn. We are committed to providing our guests with the highest level of customer satisfaction. I am happy to see my staff helped make your stay more enjoyable. We look forward to your next trip with us the next time your in Virginia Beach, Va. Thank you again for your comments and have a wonderful day.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northern Virginia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2012

We were scheduled to stay at a different hotel with our daughters soccer team and let's just say that we had to check out of that one the minute we checked in. Residence Inn had a room for us at a reasonable rate consitering that half the hotels on the beach were booked due to the soccer tournament in town. They were great upon check in and out. We got a room on the floor that doesn't have any pets so it was perfect. The view was great. The best thing our kids liked was the breakfast in the morning and they had everything you can possibly want to eat. We will try to get the whole team to stay here next year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Bellawatch
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Julius P, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank You for staying with us. I am happy to see that you enjoyed breakfast and that my staff was able to accomodate you with a pet free room. I am sure it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to your return in the future. Thank you for choosing Marriott and have a wonderful day!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
69 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

  -- Floor-to-Ceiling Bedroom Window Overlooking Ocean
  -- Steps from Boardwalk & Beach
  -- Overlook *Winter* (Dec./ Jan.) Holiday Lights on Boardwalk

Smaller (under 80 suites), 14-story Residence Inn (RI) on Atlantic Ave (at end of 33rd St.):

• Tiny, 2-chair balcony outside living room sliding glass door with spectacular ocean view (& brisk breeze). (Exciting roar of military jets fly overhead singly or in formation like seabirds.)

• One-bedroom suite, *seems* less roomy (400 sq ft noted) all round, but floor-to-ceiling bedroom window gives illusion of spaciousness. Nice (but worn) beach/ nautical themed decor/ furnishings.

• Tiny gym (older equipment), small (but working) laundry room, computer & printer in seated area in narrow hearth room (not much privacy if a business traveler attempting to print confidential documents).

• Limited parking (free valet) on site; additional parking across street ($10). (Can't imagine parking congestion at high season.)

• Free Internet/ WiFi (difficulty with connection/ strength).


Gatehouse, Breakfast, Meals:

• Narrow (almost cramped) gatehouse sitting area; but spacious counter space for food. (Can't imagine crowding during peak season.)

• Standard RI breakfast fare & evening appetizers. (Hoped for additional healthy options such as: Greek yoghurt, whole grain breads, & variety of different fruits.) Staff had difficulty replenishing depleted items.

• Numerous eateries (within walking distance) to suit various tourist palettes & budgets. (Some closed during off season, but  front desk staff helps guide you.)

• If you’ve time & inclination, food shop & prepare your own meals in furnished kitchenette. Harris Teeter grocery (on Arctic Ave.) is a 10-15 min. walk; a 5- to 10-min. drive (1/2 mi./  0.8 km).


Considerations:

• For holiday travelers not spending time in room (but on beach or elsewhere), limited space may not be issue. For business travelers, a pseudo business/ holiday trip, it's OK for brief stay. (If you're claustrophobic, snug accommodations may be too confining for you long-term.)

• Boardwalk is a strolling delight – even in winter; best bundle up (hat, gloves, scarf, coat) for cold ocean breeze. Desolate off season, but has its wintery beauty nonetheless. (During daylight, see the *unlit* holiday lights before nightfall -- when cars drive entire length of boardwalk viewing the magical movements of elaborate & colorful lighted decorations. At night, *lit* holiday lights are a visual treat for all ages.)

• Excellent oceanfront location & walking areas; enjoyable sights year round.

• If sense of spaciousness, newness, & more substantive, hotel-provided evening meals are a priority (over beach-front location), Virginia Beach Homewood is superb alternative. (Brief drive to beach; must find & pay for parking.) But, it’s hard to beat walking out your front door onto beach, or gazing out your bedroom window onto ocean.

• If you don’t mind dogs or enjoy seeing happy pets on holiday with their humans, you’ll get a kick out of who you’ll run into at the door. (If you’ve pet allergies or are 4-legged averse, this RI may not be for you.)

• If you're self-sufficient, lack of routine housekeeping may not be an issue; if you need service, towels, toiletries, call down to desk & request. (They are responsive.)


Approximate Drive/ Walk Times (Distance):

• 30 min. drive – depending on traffic -- (20 mi./ 32 km) to Norfolk International Airport (ORF); no RI airport shuttle.

• 5-sec. walk to Virginia Beach Boardwalk & Oceanfront Bike & Surrey Path (4-wheel peddling vehicle with canopy top). (Weather permitting -- no need to even step on treadmill in exercise room when there’s lovely seaside walking/ cycling paths.)

• 5-10 min. walk (under ¼ mile) to dramatic King Neptune Sculpture – holding trident in 1 hand & palming sea turtle in other. (Base encrusted with fish, dolphin, octopus, & other sea life.) (Many whimsical, nautically-themed sculptures running the length of boardwalk as well; fun photos.)

• 30-45 min. walk/ stroll (1.5 mi./ 2.4 km) to end of Virginia Beach Fishing Pier.


If your work/ business is nearby, this RI can be a convenient commute -- if off peak season (considerably less traffic). Off-season prices are more affordable for a beautiful, floor-to-ceiling bedroom-window view of beach/ ocean.

If your priorities are:
  -- Location (& not summer beach high tourist season)
  -- Convenience of RI amenities (kitchenette, laundry, breakfast)
you can be satisfied here.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
7 Thank gnomemoss
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Julius P, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you for comments about our hotel. I am sorry to see that you did not completely enjoy your stay with us. I see that you stayed last December, we hope that you return this year for a better experience. Your comments will help us improve as a hotel. If there is anythig I can do please feel free to contact me here at the hotel. Thank you for choosing Marriott and have a wonderful day!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Virginia Beach hotels
0.2 mi away
Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel
Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel
#29 of 109 in Virginia Beach
938 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront North
0.6 mi away
Comfort Suites Beachfront
Comfort Suites Beachfront
#8 of 109 in Virginia Beach
337 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront
0.5 mi away
Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront/South
Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfr...
#9 of 109 in Virginia Beach
819 reviews
0.4 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suit...
#34 of 109 in Virginia Beach
531 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Property: Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Address: 3217 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number:
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
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#22 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire, Hotels.com, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Expedia, Travelocity, getaroom.com, Marriott, Booking.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Residence Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Residence Inn

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing