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Review of Econo Lodge on the Ocean

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Econo Lodge on the Ocean
Ranked #6 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Chengdu, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“never stay there again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed here for two nights, and found bedbugs twice. Very worried these bugs would bite my daughter. But location is good, right on the beach. Our room is on the first floor, very nice view. That's the first time I found bedbugs in any hotel across the world. Very bad experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank stone y
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
We appreciate the review, but we can find no record of a guest matching your public profile found here on Tripadvisor. We have had no issues with insects at this facility, bedbugs or any other type of bug. There are many hotels in Virginia Beach with similar names and we believe you might have us confused with another facility. However, we would definitely like to hear from you so that we could look into this further, specifically your dates of travel, name and a room number. Please contact me (Leonard Richardson, General Manager) directly at the hotel. Our phone number is 757-428-3970, or you can use our email address; Econovb@aol.com. Thank you.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Thank you Trip Advisor friends for pointing me to this great lodging for my family! The staff was truly gracious and went out of their way to ensure my older parents had a comfortable room, we enjoyed the amenities (bikes, pool) and got the most out of our two days in the area. It's all true - great views of the ocean, right on the boardwalk, perfectly fine accommodations. When our hairdryer went on the fritz, they replaced it within minutes of us reporting the problem. If I have the opportunity, I will definitely come back to the Econo Lodge on the Ocean. Thank you for offering a great value with such personal service.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank TLR30
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Thank you very much for such a nice review! The staff here will be very happy to read that thier efforts are noticed and appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

The Econolodge at Virginia Beach is a great value. The staff is super nice and helpful. You won't find better people in the area! The rooms are clean, though a little dated and the bathroom was a bit small. But the location and price can't be beat. A continental breakfast is included also and free bike rentals. The bikes looked a bit worn out, but we didn't ride them, so I can't say how they handled. I was satisfied overall with our stay and recommend others to stay here. It's not the Hilton, but if you don't need the Hilton, this is a great place to stay. The old saying is "You get what you pay for". Well, you get a little more at the Econolodge at Virginia Beach. To the staff at the Econolodge, Keep up the good work!!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Underwood1
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your recent stay. We try to offer guests some extra value for their accommodations purchase and the hotel amenities you noted are all a part of that. Thank you for pointing that out for our Tripadvisor family. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at our little hotel and we hope to see you again very soon.
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Olney
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

When I selected the hotel, I was hoping for a beach and ocean view. Unfortunately, we booked the hotel via Priceline, and when we got there, we found that the Priceline rate entitled us to a gound floor room which had a view of the people walking by on the boardwalk and they of us. The upper floors are priced higher. If I knew this beforehand, I would have definitely made arrangementments directly with the hotel vs. through Priceline.

Otherwise, the hotel was clean, conforrtable, and definitely in a great location. The breakfast consisted of juice, coffee, cereal, bagels, and danish.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Daniel W
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you found the hotel to be clean and comfortable. We are sorry that you were not on a higher floor so you could better enjoy the view, but we would have happily relocated you upstairs, assuming we had availability. Your room location was determined by you at the time of booking. However, reading every little detail in a room description online can be a mind-numbing exercise especially when comparing multiple properties. Please let us know the next time you come to town and we will get you in a room more to your liking! Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again very soon!
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Hurlock, Maryland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

I choose this hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews and pleased to find they accurately described this experience. The staff is friendly and caring. We stayed in the double bed room and found it to be clean and nicely furnished. Views are beautiful. Smoke-free facility which is imperative for me traveling with 2 allergic children. They have bicycles available for guests to use. Continental breakfast is basic but it was all we needed. Staff actually patrols the parking lot to ensure you remember to display your parking tag and they will save your parking spot for you if you drive a larger vehicle. Overall great experience. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Sara E
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Thank you very much for your review! The staff will be thrilled to know that their efforts are noticed and appreciated. I am very fortunate to have a team of such great people to work with. We are very happy you had such a nice stay and look forward to welcoming back the whole family very soon! Thank you again.
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

We were in town for a cheerleading competition and found this hotel through trip advisor. This was our third year going to Virginia beach for this event and have stayed at a different hotel each time due to being dissatisfied with each one we've been at. We were so happy with this hotel and this is where we will stay from here on out. The rooms were clean and well maintained. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. Parking is a bear at Virginia beach and this hotel actually saves your spot for you when you leave. The view of the beach is also excellent as all rooms are oceanfront. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone that's looking for a great beach experience!

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
Helpful?
1 Thank jailnurse1975
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for such a nice review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit and seem to have found your home for the future events. The staff will be very excited to read your comments about their efforts and thank you very much for recognizing them. See you again soon!
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Richmond, Virginia, USA
Level Contributor
84 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

This is an older property with small rooms that has been very well maintained. The owners have clearly made every effort to insure that they are competitive with the fancy oceanfront places by offering a lower cost beachfront option.
The staff is excellent, friendly and efficient.
If you have an issue with small rooms and beds this is not a good option if you want a double room. Didn't look at single rooms, which I imagine are the same size size as the doubles but feel roomier with the elimination of the second bed.

Stayed March 2014
Helpful?
5 Thank PaoloStatiUniti
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GeneralManagerVB, General Manager at Econo Lodge on the Ocean, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. Your comments reflect the wonderful hospitality that our staff is famous for and I couldn't be prouder or happier that their efforts are being recognized.
Our room size is actually pretty standard in the industry, possibly slightly larger than some of the other oceanfront hotels that we are familiar with. However, your are correct that the rooms with a single King bed do feel a bit roomier without the second bed.
We are very pleased you chose to stay with us. There are many options to choose from in Virginia Beach and we truly appreciate your business, and hope we get to see you again soon!
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge on the Ocean

Property: Econo Lodge on the Ocean
Address: 2707 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge on the Ocean 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our rooms at the Econo Lodge on the Ocean are oceanfront with a private balcony or ground floor patio overlooking the beach and the boardwalk. You have a choice of two double beds or one king bed with sleeper sofa. Each is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/board, and in-room safe. Hotel amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, free bicycles for our guests, and free high speed wireless internet access. A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 to 10 AM. Our guest parking is on-site, 1 car per room. ... more   less 
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Econolodge Virginia Beach
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