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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanfront Virginia Beach

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanfront Virginia Beach
Ranked #16 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Buffalo, New York
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104 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“It is what you pay for and make of it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Took a chance after considering the large variance in reviews. We got the Queen Suite in the non-oceanfront building. It was a good call. The 8 suites are in the building right next to the pool. They were exactly as advertised and as other have reviewed. Nice big room, slightly above average furnishings, 2 flat screens, small bathroom. The wet bar in the corner of the living room was huge, with a waist high fridge, microwave, sink, drawers and shelves. Almost a full kitchen, and perfect for setting up light housekeeping. If you are not going to stay in the oceanfront building, pay for 1 of the suites. It is worth every penny. They were plenty clean enough....we didn't see any bugs. We did have the weird carpet problem others mentioned, as we were on the ground floor. Wear your shoes or flip-flops and you won't notice. The people who slammed the non-oceanfront buildings are wrong!!!!! The buildings are older, and the parking ramp is sandwiched in between them, but they are NOT...NOT rundown, or dirty, or skeevy, or anything else described. The regular rooms toward the back of the property are right next to the parking ramp, with no view or anything. It is my opinion the people who slammed these rooms thought they were in the oceanfront building, and wrote poor reviews when they found out they weren't. The Hotel made sure our written confirmation was highlighted noting we were not in the oceanfront building. All the rooms I saw were decorated to BW+ standards, which is what you are paying for.

The pool was great....we saw it being cleaned and treated every day. It is not oceanfront, and is right next to the street where people are walking by, but i was clean, comfortable, spacious, and refreshing. A gem of the property.

Speaking of the property...it has it!!! LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.....higher up the strip, a bit quieter, super easy to get to the boardwalk and the beach, and 1 block from Neptune Park. A perfect location!!!!!

We didn't use the restaurant or the fitness center, or the indoor pool.

The desk staff and the housekeeping staff and the maintenance staff were all great!!!!! Friendly, helpful, engaging....they made our stay better!!!!!

The breakfast was OK......it is early for the people who are leaving that day. The selection was the same and the quality was average, but it was free!!!!! We brought plastic take-out containers and filled them the 1st day, and warmed up what was left in the microwave. We also took our toaster and toasted the bagels and english muffins we got on later days. Go early, stock up, and eat in your room after that. How many days in a row can you eat scrambled eggs, sausage, and potatoes or grits anyway??? And bring some reusable bottles to get juice.

Overall, for the money, a great place to stay!!!!! If you don't care about oceanfront, where else are you going to get a suite in July for $140 a night??? There are other properties nearby, but I didn't find any for less money.....look around and you might. If we go back I will stay there...it is a known quantity!!!

Room Tip: Get the Queen Suite and ask for one on the 1st floor....you will have an easy time unloading and loa...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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bwvabeach, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanfront Virginia Beach, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Thank you for your comments and kind words. I hope you will come back and stay with us in the future. Thank you for helping us, your insight is very helpful.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

The weather was wonderful and the hotel room overlooked the oceanfront. We attended a meeting on Tuesday night and after took a walk on the beach. The hotel was situated near our meeting place and there was not a delay due to congestion on the roadways. Overall we had a wonderful time and we would definitely choose this hotel for our next visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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bwvabeach, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanfront Virginia Beach, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Thank you for your comments and kind words. I hope you will come back and stay with us in the future.
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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Let me start saying the room was large, comfortable(king size bed) and clean. However, facing the beach from the first floor does not quite do it in Virginia Beach. The breakfast the first day was mediocre at best and we ended up going out for breakfast for the rest of our trip. This was my first time in Virginia Beach and really did not know what to expect. The town in general has much to offer and there is plenty to do. My husband and I are looking forward to going back, just not at this Best Western.

Room Tip: When in Virginia Beach get a room oceanside and at least a few floors up for view and balcony
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GSP6367
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Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

We chose this hotel based on our stays at other Best Westerns, and this one was probably the least satisfying ever. The concierge at this hotel is what made the whole stay unpleasant. Then after counting on having a decent breakfast, just made each day start out lousy. Had we known about the lack of quality ( from the non-existant wi-fi, to the poor quality breakfast ), I doubt if we would have stayed there. With so many other choices of hotels, I think this one does not stand up as a front runner.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Locust Grove, Virginia
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

It's your typical hotel. The rooms are spacious, along with the bathrooms. All of our utilities worked thankfully. There was that musty smell that is in older hotels though, if you can stand that then you're good to go :)

Room Tip: The higher up and in the center is the quietest! You get away from elevator noise, etc.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank c0untrygirl87
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Staunton, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

We were at this hotel from Sept. 13 to Sept. 15, 2013. We had made reservations for an oceanfront room with king sized bed. The rooms in the main part of the hotel were a little bit more expensive, but worth it, the cheaper rooms were across the street from the hotel. We arrived early, but our room was ready by 2:00. The room was nice, the bed was very comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was great! Eggs, sausage, waffles, French toast, grits, cereal, yogurt, toast, Danish... The only negative I could find with this hotel was that the outdoor pool was across the street from the hotel. In the summer, when it is really busy I think it would be difficult to try to cross Atlantic Ave. to go to the pool, especially with kids. They do have an indoor pool in the main hotel. We had someone pound on our door, and try to get in at 2 AM one morning, but when we called the front desk they sent security right up and they took care of the problem.

Room Tip: Spend a little bit more to get a room in the main hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ICindy1959
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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Let me start off by saying I use a motorized wheelchair. I'm not trying to gain sympathy, just helping you to understand my disappointment. This was our first trip to VA beach, so we pretty much had to go on reviews to find a hotel. We reserved a room here (mid September), almost 2 months in advance. After reading some of the other reviews, we knew to specify the oceanfront building, which we did and got. We ALSO specified upper floor so we could sit on the balcony and see the ocean....one thing I really miss! When we got our reservation confirmation, we were on the ground floor. My husband called, and the reservation desk said they didn't have a balcony room for three nights, we COULD have a balcony room for the first night but we would have to move to another room for the other two nights. So, we took the ground floor, after being assured that we could just "roll out" onto the "balcony?", which is actually a walkway around to the other rooms on the ground floor. The sliding door track has a 3 inch high "lip", which makes it impossible to just "roll out" onto the "balcony" . Our walkway adwelcomeveryone else's, so if someone happens to need more than two chairs, they just "borrow" yours! But the most annoying and disappointing thing about this hotel is the "concierge". From the moment we walked into the hotel we were told to see the concierge for ideas for dinner, what was going on in the area, etc (what a REAL concierge does!). Even before we unpacked our car (after an 8 hour drive) we were barraged about the coupons and information she could give us. We finally got unpacked, TRIED unsuccessfully to get on line with our "free wireless" (which did not work at all the first day we were there), where I had stored all the places we wanted to go to, and the "concierge" called our room because we had not yet gotten our welcome packet (which we never did get)! So we went to see her to find some places to go eat, and basically all she wanted was to get us to sign up for a time share presentation. I could not believe it! This was supposed to be a vacation? We have stayed at several Best Westerns with positive experiences, but this was not one of them! We WILL be back to VA beach, we will NOT be staying here! Actually, I wish I could give individual aspects of the hotel, the room was actually pretty nice, the bed comfortable. The breakfast was OK, I usually had cereal and toast, but my husband was looking forward to the French toast sticks (soggy), waffles(cold) and sausage ( some days good, other days not even fully cooked).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanfront Virginia Beach
Address: 2809 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3029
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#11 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
#27 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanfront Virginia Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN PLUS at the Oceanfront offers several types of accommodations to choose from. Our non-smoking hotel has stunning views from the private balconies of our oceanfront rooms overlooking the boardwalk. Easy beach access is also available from our adjacent non-oceanfront room location across the street which features double-size beds as well as eight two-room suites with one queen bed. All rooms include microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers and complimentary wireless internet service for your added convenience. Complimentary breakfast is also included in as well! Please note: One parking space is available per reserved room. We hope you will come and experience a wonderful vacation with us soon. ... more   less 
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