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Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St)
Ranked #26 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

My family and I made last minute plans to vacation in Virginia Beach. We booked a hotel online, but were gravely disappointed with the distance to the beach. At a local restaurant, we encountered a couple who told us about the cleanliness and great service of Holiday Inn Oceanside. We were pleasantly greeted by Verisis Brown at the checkin counter. (What a sweet lady.) She assisted us in reserving a room for the next few days. The room was ready, so we were allowed to get in early. The room was clean and airy, with the view of the ocean outside our balcony. BTW, all rooms face the ocean.The location was perfectly situated in the middle of the boardwalk. Each morning, my kids enjoyed a free buffet breakfast and made the few-steps trek to the beach. the hospitality staff, headed by Francis Jordan, were quick and generous when we requested extra towels due to showering after the beach. At check out, Verisis Brown and Amanda Nixon reviewed the bill and were prompt with the paperwork.We definitly plan to return next year.

Room Tip: Fireworks on Wednesday nights, so higher floors have cooler view
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Joe H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St), responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2013

Thank you for the great comments about the hotel and members of the staff. This information and comments will be review at our daily stand up meeting. We are always looking for feedback in order to thank the top performers and work on any issues that we may have.
Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was a nice place to stay. The rooms were nice, standard but enough room for a family of four. Great proximity to the beach, and a good location in Virginia Beach. A little further south than our last stay, but still a good spot from which to go for walks either on the street (for the shops and restaurasts), or down the boardwalk which is beautiful. The restaurant hotel was quite good as well, kids eat free and there are other daily specials - a good value and great service. Our room had a great balcony (all are ocean view), which is a must in Virginia Beach. Its a small balcony mind you with just a couple of old plastic chairs, but that's fine. There was a small fridge which was a great help. The only thing I didn't like about this hotel was the pool. It was tiny and always looked very dirty. It was the only disappointment. But luckily we had great weather during our stay and spent our days at the beach - we even had dolphins swim by not more than 10 feet from where we were swimming, amazing!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Joe H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St), responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

We are really excited that you enjoyed your most recent stay at our hotel. Thank you for the nice comments about the hotel and staff. We think our location is the best because it is centrally located to everything on the beach and boardwalk. Just park your car and forget about it until it is time to leave. The dolphins seem to enjoy it as well since you can see them every morning and most afternoons just a few yards from the beach. Hope to see you soon and thanks again for the great comments.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was the best labor day holiday I've had in quite awhile. The staff was great, the room excellent and the beach location was superb. Even with all the activity going on, it was relatively quiet considering the entertainment going on nearby. I recommend this hotel and I will be returning next year.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Joe H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St), responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Thanks for the great comments about both the hotel and staff. It would be our pleasure serving you next year on your return visit. Thank you again.

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

The hotel is centrally located on the beach. It's clean, fairly modern, the staff was friendly, and the oceanfront restaurant was pretty decent. The only complaint I have is that they messed up our reservation. We booked a king, and when we arrived, they told us the king rooms were sold out and we had a double. Outside of that, it was a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Joe H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St), responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2013

Thank you for your comments and we are sorry about your reservation. We also believe that our hotel has the best location on the beach since you can park the car and then forget about it until you are ready to leave. This is the best time to visit because our rates have been reduced since we are off season and local businesses offer the best deals of the year on their goods and services. Thank you again and hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

I cannot say enough great things about this hotel and their impressive staff. Check-in was easy, and the young lady at the front desk was very informative, as a matter of fact everyone at the front desk was great especially Onur. Our room wasn't quite ready which was fine because we were hungry after our long travel so we decided to have lunch at the hotel. This was our first time meeting Malou. She was very professional, and seemed to wear many hats. We had her as a server at lunch, bartender in the evening, and she seemed to be manager at breakfast. What a great employee! The young lady who was cleaning our room was very sweet, knocking every morning to see if we wanted our room cleaned or if we needed anything, such as towels or shampoo. Every person we came into contact with was excellent. My sons loves the pool! I loved Virginia Beach as a whole. Free street performances, many shops and restaurants, and the rides and fishing pier. I do agree with another reviewer that there was some trash laying around that I never saw anyone cleaning up but they may have been out there cleaning while I was sleeping in.

Room Tip: All rooms are ocean front!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Joe H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St), responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2013

Thank you for the great comments about the staff and hotel. Your comments will be passed on to the entire team since it is so important everyone understands what a difference one person can make in someone's stay. We are really excited that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Virginia Beach is wonderful - enjoyed our stay but had some very poor and very good experiences. Check in was not good - there appeared to be two check-in clerks at the desk, but only one was handling customers. We had to request service from a clerk that was just standing there. A manager (?) even came out and ignored people waiting and he did some paperwork. Then they couldn't find our reservation but after searching, did. The room - which was clean and comfortable - was nice and had a dorm size refrigerator and a microwave. The hotel was short on serving staff in the bar and restaurant but the staff that was there - esp. Pauly and Marlou, were excellent trying to cover the bar, the outside and inside seating. Their attitude was great as was their service. The food in the restaurant was yummy - esp. the appetizer specials offered from noon to 5 p.m.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Joe H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St), responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2013

Thank you for the honest feedback. We are always looking for feedback good and bad in order to improve service and quality for every guest that stays with us. This information will be discussed at our standup and staff meetings with the entire team and hotel leadership so that we can learn from it. Thank you again we truly hope you give us another chance.

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Great room, clean with nice sheets. We stayed here in 2011 and were happy with our stay. You can't beat a Holiday Inn where kids eat free when you've got two growing boys! Easy access to beach, great ocean view room. The pool was dingey though, so we didn't use it, but who needs to when the beach is right there. Would definitely go back to this hotel again, better value than a lot of hotels on the beach.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Joe H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St), responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2013

Thank you for the feedback about the hotel. Since you have stayed with us the hotel has been remodeled and a new salt water pool has been added along with a fitness room that has the latest equipment all of which is facing the beach. Every guest room faces the beach and has been completely remodeled as well. So you might want to stop by and try us again. Thanks.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St)

Address: 2101 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3346 (Formerly Holiday Inn Oceanside Virginia Beach)
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#12 Green Hotel in Virginia Beach
#15 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range: £86 - £214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St) 3*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Oceanside hotel in the heart of the Virginia Beach Resort District, a hotel especially designed to make your Virginia Beach vacation fun, comfortable and convenient. At the Holiday Inn Oceanside hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, all of our 150 rooms offer a beautiful oceanfront view of the coast and boardwalk with a large private balcony, refrigerator, coffee maker, free wireless high-speed Internet access, pay-per-view movies and HBO. Our guest rooms are perfect for family vacations, business travel or that special weekend getaway. Enjoy a delicious meal in your hotel room using our convenient room service or visit Key West Bar & Grill open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For your enjoyment we also have an oceanfront outdoor cafe for a relaxing meal overlooking the beach and the boardwalk. You are only seconds away from many of the main attractions that Virginia Beach Resort District has to offer such as the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Farm Bureau Live and the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Whether you are in Virginia Beach on business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Oceanside Hotel is the perfect east coast oceanfront retreat. ... more   less 
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