After combing through all the reviews on Trip Advisor, I decided to book a 6 day/5 night vacation at Beach Quarters Resort in Virginia Beach. Overall our vacation was great! Here are a few things you might want to be aware of when making your decision;
Location: If you are looking to be away from the the main strip in VA Beach, this location is great. The hotel sits right on the boardwalk with a great view of the Atlantic. There are great restaurants nearby and live music every night only 1 block away.
Parking: All the reviews are correct, parking is tight. However, this is mainly due to the residents not following posted instructions and parking large vehicles in the economy parking spots. With that said, we own a Toyota Sienna Minivan and had no trouble navigating up and down the parking structure. If you drive slow, you will be fine.
Hotel Room: We have 5 people (2 adults, 3 kids) in a suite which consisted of a separate bedroom with 2 double beds and a pull out queen size sofa in the living room. This accommodated our needs and allowed us to separate the kids when necessary.
Fitness Center: One of the reasons I booked this hotel was the on site fitness center. I did not realize that there was a $5 per person, per day fee to use the facilities. This was somewhat frustrating to me as I feel like these accommodations should be included when you are paying $300-$500/night.
Bathroom: The bathrooms are very small and not set up for convenience. You have to walk through the vanity area to get to the toilet/shower and the area is so small you can not have more than 1 person at a time using the vanity. Because of this we had to make sure to give ourselves extra time so each person had time to get ready independently. In addition to the bathroom size, during peak times the shower lost all water pressure for 15-30 seconds or so every few minutes.
Housekeeping: I wasn't overly impressed with the housekeeping staff. We were there 5 nights and I would've expected the linens to be changed and the room vacuumed frequently. Neither occurred as I expected. I did talk to one of the front desk members but no one seemed to follow through with my request.
Customer Service: Overall every staff member seemed to go out of their way to say Hi and be helpful whenever possible. We arrived at the hotel 3 hours ahead of check-in time and were allowed to check in early as our room was already prepped for our arrival.
Concierge: The concierge desk is also the timeshare sales staff. They will initially try and get you to attend one of their presentations, but once you decline - they do not seem to continue to press the sale. They were great arranging various outings for us (Aquarium, Paddleboarding, Parasailing) as well as recommending local restaurants, etc.
Pool: They have both indoor and outdoor pools and both are great if you have kids. The hours were 8am to 10pm which was very convenient for us. They also provide beach towels which was wonderful!
Activities: Monday through Friday they have daily activities (similar to when you are on a cruise). The activities included yoga on the beach, pool volleyball, Happy Hour at the rooftop bar/pool, cornhole, dodgeball as well as a dozen other options. This was great on the cloudy days when the kids were looking for alternate things to do.
Overall we were very pleased with our stay and would stay again if/when we visit Virginia Beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the most amenities of any resort on the beach and all oceanfront rooms and suites, Beach Quarters is easily the best value on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. One-bedroom suites that sleep up to six, and a kitchenette and queen sleeper sofa in living room, make it great choice for families vacationing for a week or more. Studios include one king bed or two double beds and a kitchenette. Get in a game of rooftop tennis or shuffle board, swim in the heated indoor oceanfront pool or soak up the sun at the 7th floor rooftop pool. Enjoy a frozen cocktail or a meal poolside at Sandbar, a tropical bar and grill on the 7th floor pool deck, open seasonally. Work-out in the expansive athletic club which features a sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and exercise machines. Additional resort amenities include a Business Center, laundry facilities onsite, free Wi-fi and onsite guest parking, a Youth Activity Center and Game Room, and easy access to water sports at Rudee Inlet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Quarters Hotel Virginia Beach
- Va Beach
- Beach Quarters Virginia
- Clarion Virginia Beach
- Virginia Beach Clarion