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Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel
Ranked #65 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 reviews
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“My motel efficiency experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Not at all what I expected. The bathroom was extremely small with only a sink, toilet and tub .... And no working electric outlet. In fact the entire room was lacking adequate electrical outlets. The room didn't have a clock or phone, and the television was too small for the size of the room. Also the lobby was only opened 9:00am to 9:00pm, which could be a problem since we had a long drive ahead of us and we needed to leave around 8:30am.

On a positive note, the room was very clean and the staff was professional and pleasant. Parking was ok.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Sorry, you did not find the electric outlet on the medicine cabinet, wish you had asked.
Also, we find our guest leave at all times night or day and since their account is cleared in advance, their is no need to come thru the lobby. They just leave their key in their room. Even the large new Hotels are now making it possible for guest to depart easily without checking with the front desk. This saves a lot of time for the guest.
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Virginia Beach,Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

A hidden Gem, just as in the 70's when I traved here with MY family. Loved sharing it with my kids. They loved being able to have breakfast and lunch in our room and not spend time finding a restaurant. Beach right across the street. Not crowded at all. Life guard on duty at entrance to Beach.

Room Tip: Most room have balcony with view of Ocean...only two do not
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
We hope you don't wait so long between visits. It was good to catch up on your family..regards
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

This an older building, no doubt, very clean, very basic....this is reflected in the room rate. If you need granite counters, room service and an elevator to travel three flights.....I suggest you keep looking and that creates more availability for smart travelers like me.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
You are my very favorite...Do come "Again" soon..Kindest regards...
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Laurel, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stayed at Cutty Sark for first time and what a horrible experience. Now I'm not used to staying at the Hilton or any of those super expensive places but this place is a NO WAY. First look, the room was dirty; hair on the floor, in the sink and couch. There was hair on the towels and washcloths, not to mention they had staines EVERYDAY even though we got new ones daily. My child shouted "ewwww mommy, this towel has blood stains on it". That was the final straw for me. House keeping bursted in our room 3 times even though we DID NOT have the cleaning sign out yet. We always put the sign up once we left, yet they still bursted in for towels. The microwave didn't work and we had no clue how to work the 1950 stove. What a mess. I'd never stay here ever again. Parking was a joke. There were maybe 9 parking spaces, 3 of which are across the street in an alley. I mean I expected so much more from this place. Please spend the extra $15 for something better. It was so dirty I made my family wear shoes while in the unit. Sad but true. The only 2 positive things is the location and the nice front desk staff. Overall my family and I had a nice vacation because we stayed out of the room as much ad possible!! Good luck and shop on!! I'd recommend the Royal Clipper, it's a block away!

  • Stayed July 2013
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MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
We are glad you liked our location to the Boardwalk and Beach just across the street. I apologize if your accommodations were not clean. Our staff works very hard to keep our vintage building clean and pleasant for our guest. I hope you will give us another try. We can do better.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

We stayed for a full week in the studio cottage. The place is just like walking into the 1950's, but very clean and welcoming. It's definitely not modern, but that's one of the best things about it. We loved everything about it. It was more than enough room for two people. You walk out the front door and the beach is right across the street, there is also a small pool that you have access to if you don't want to go to the beach. The room had great air conditioning, full kitchen, cable TV, a small front patio, and free Wi-Fi. The people that own and run this place are great. They go out of there way to make sure you are having a good stay. We will definitely be planning our trip to come back next year. This is truly Virginia Beaches best kept secret, we would never stay any place else

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank PuzzleandPiece
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MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for your kindest...I remember you...I showed you to your Studio. I hope all is well with you. Come again soon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

The room smelled, the door wouldn't close properly, we wondered if it were locked, the towels were stained, there was a gap in the ceiling so you could see the level above and hear everything going on and you can see the outdoors through the kitchen fan! Use your hotwire to get a better last-minute deal, because this was no deal.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Welwyn Garden City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you are looking for hi-tech, modern room this isn't the place for you but if you want a clean room with hot water, working air-con and a great balcony with ( a small) view of the beach through gaps in the sea front hotels/apartments on a budget for the location then this is a good place to stay. Yes it doesn't look like its been brought out of the 1950's let alone into the 21st Century, but that has its own charm. The combined fridge/sink/oven combo has to be seen to be believed :-) Everything in the room worked fine (although I did mange to burn a pizza as the oven is a little difficult to read) The room, sofabed and carpet where clean and didn't look that old, the arm chair was a little warn but usable. The room was serviced daily. Rooms are on 3 floors (we had 3rd/top floor room. There isn't a lift/elivator.

Room Tip: Rooms on the end of the building that has the reception have best views through the gap to the beach...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to include a good picture of the view to the Ocean from the balcony. All the front units have a view..better on the top floor. Your review on our facilities were honest and I thank you. We are vintage and we embrace that. We work to keep it very clean and everything in good repair.You noticed and I do appreciate it. We hope to see you soon again. Kindest personal regards
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Property: Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel
Address: 3614 Atlantic Ave, Across the Street From the Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2707
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#39 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cutty Sark Motel is located in the exclusive, quite North End of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and directly across the street from the Ocean. Balconies have wonderful view of the Ocean and the Dolphins who live there. We are only Five (5) minutes from the convention center. Free entertainment nightly at Neptune Park. A great way to start the evening. Shopping, fine dining and live entertainment are but a stroll away. Each guest room has a full equipped efficiency with everything a family of four(4) needs to prepare light meals. Our Historic Cottages will accommodate up to eight (8) persons. Refrigerator, microwave, stove toaster as well as coffee and tea service. Dinette, sleep sofa, color, cable TV with HBO, air conditioning and free wifi. Most rooms have balconies with memorable views of the Ocean. The Cutty Sark is convenient to the Virginia Beach Convention Center( 5 Minutes ) The Cutty Sark is 3 mi from Edgar Cayce/ARE Center, 4 mi from the Virginia Aquarium, 7mi from Oceana Naval Air Station, 1 mi from Old Cape Henry Lighthouse and 13 mi from Norfolk International Airport.Golf, Tennis, Fishing and Boating are close by. ... more   less 
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