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Beach Carousel Motel
Ranked #74 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Very nice and pleasant staff, great maid service - we got rooms vacuumed, trash emptied, beds made, and fresh towels every day. Short walk along Virginia Legends Park to beach - stage at end offered entertainment in the evenings. Clean small pool suitable for a short post-beach dip. The safe was easy-to-use and handy. The room we stayed in seemed recently renovated and in decent condition - the walls are concrete and the futon was broken but my daughter just slept in it without putting it down - this would be an issue if two needed to sleep on it. They provide some small generic soap bars, no shampoo or other toiletries, so make sure your bring your own. The outlet in the bedroom was funky - had to leave the plug dangling halfway-out for anything to work. Light bulb in fridge was out, reported but not fixed, not the end of the world. Good value for the money if you're not looking for a five-star luxury hotel or ocean front room - there are hotels across the street on Atlantic for about $100 more per night if you want that. Overall a very nice stay, the only constructive criticism I would have: Clean the carpets, (while visibly they look fine, if you walk around the room for 5 minutes in white socks the bottoms will be black, eew - I ended up walking in the room with flip-flops on and had to refrain from doing my morning ritual yoga stretches on the floor because of the carpet), and lastly, please turn on that cool-looking neon carousel sign at night, (I finally asked them if it was broken and the guy said he'd walk upstairs and turn it on but never did). As long as they keep their prices reasonable, I would come back here again, overall very satisfied with the Beach Carousel and the staff.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Ron G
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

My daughter and I had a great stay at the Beach Carousel. It's just a regular motel, but it has a super-friendly staff and is clean and comfortable. We were there for the 4th, and liked watching the fireworks from the boardwalk and 13th.

We had lots of clean towels--which you need at the beach, comfortable beds, a good large screen TV, and a working fridge/freezer and micro in the room. We swam in the hotel pool, which was not crowded, and enjoyed the easy stroll down the bricked walk of Virginia Legends over to the beach. Almost all the people at the motel were families, and we felt very safe. There was also a safe in the room for valuables left during the day. The shuttle stop is also right there, and the 14th street pier and one of my favorite Greek restaurants is just one block away. It's a nice bike ride down to Rudee Inlet, and you can catch the evening Beachstreet performers nightly from 17th to 25th. We go each summer and like being down on the slightly less-busy, family end of the strip.

Room Tip: The apartments with 2 baths are good if you have a lot of guests showering, but the regular room is...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Teacher221
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

This motel is conveniently located about 1.5 blocks from the beach/boardwalk on a very busy street. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The motel in general was very clean but also very basic. We stayed in a two room unit with a large kitchen/dining/living area and a bedroom with two double beds. There was a full size refrigerator, apartment size stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Sadly, we arrived thinking there would be pots, pans, cups, mugs, silverware, and other such things that are needed in a kitchen. There was nothing! The “sofa” was a very nice futon but nonetheless a futon. The beds were a little firm for my taste but at least I woke up feeling rested instead of having a backache. The carpets and other flooring were all clean as were the beds and “sofa”. The walls were concrete block and the sound traveled between rooms. The pool was clean and in good working order. You have to pay for ice and they don’t provide daily maid service. However, we were given fresh towels daily and the trash was emptied. After reading trip advisor, I had higher expectations. If you are looking for a bargain that is clean and you don’t have high expectations, this is the place. Also beware, that Virginia Beach is a place where fighter jets are taking off and flying around daily. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is definitely not the place. I would suggest Cape Cod.

Room Tip: Suggest choosing the second floor for noise issues.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank OhioMeisje
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Family of 10 ended up staying here by default after our reservations at another hotel fell through. Upon arrival, we were a bit skeptical due to some of the other reviews on this site. However, after speaking with the very friendly and welcoming guys at the front desk, a bit of relief began to set in. Prior to accepting our money, we were given a walkthrough of the rooms we would be renting. We opted for two two room units. These units were very spacious. Six people stayed in one room very comfortably! This motel has great location. Right beside the motel is a walkway of less than two minutes to the boardwalk. They did not offer continental breakfast but that was ok because we did have a stove and refrigerator which allowed us to cook our own breakfast. If no one wanted to cook, there is a wonderful breakfast spot situated less than a minute walk from this motel. The room service staff were also friendly. The rooms were clean with a touch retro decor. Even with the retro look, the room offered two flat screen tvs with jacks for the kids to hook up their ps3 to use as entertainment when the adults were resting. We loved it so much that prior to checking out, we were already making plans to return to this motel for our next visit to Virginia Beach. I can not express enough how great the customer service is at this motel.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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8  Thank toon0321
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

This was our second time staying here. Staff is very friendly and helpful and rooms are very clean! 2 years ago we stayed in a 2 room unit with 2 adults and 4 kids. It was nice....but 1 bathroom made it a madhouse. This year we got the deluxe apartment. 2 rooms with 2 full bathrooms. Plenty of space and a full kitchen!!! And you cant beat the location for the price. A 2 minute walk from your motel room and your on the beach. Will definately be back and and HIGHLY recomend staying here!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank cjholm
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

i love this motel i've stayed here twice and it was so nice and clean everytime .wheni come to va.beach this is where im stayin i feel like im at home i could cook my own food. the people at the front desk are so warm and welcomin thanks love you guys

Room Tip: ask for 2 room apartarment its the best.
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank cherylboo
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

I stayed at the Beach Carousel Motel last week with my family. The motel was nice, conveniently located, clean and the staff was really kind and helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank NadiaTun
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Address: 1300 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3461
Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Price Range: $48 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Carousel Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small motel located one block off of the oceanfront strip. ... more   less 
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