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Ocean Key Resort
Ranked #32 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Browns Mills, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a nice surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

I just wanted to take a few minutes to express my gratitude for such a nice, relaxing vacation. We generally take our vacation somewhere warm to escape the cold temperatures of New Jersey during the winter months. After trying feverish to reserve Florida Keys for over six months, and much confusion with telephones calls and misguided information, we were given Virginia Beach as our only choice for our holiday. It was just as cold as it was in New Jersey...
However we decided to make the most of our vacation with scheduling tourist attractions regardless of the below 30 degree temperatures. We were very pleased that there was so much to do in such a close proximity of our hotel. After a day in cold weather it was amazing to come back to our suite, cook a nice dinner (with all kitchen supplies available to us) and then head down to the heated pool and hot tub. Extremely relaxing!
We were so happy with all of the conveniences of our room, from dinnerware to appliances in the kitchen to the tvs/ dvr, blow dryers, and some, it was without a doubt, 'like home'.
Each day we had opportunities to have fun WITHIN the hotel. We took advantage of the caricatures (LOVED!) and had fun in the game room playing air hockey. Also, the wine and cheese party was simply wonderful. Ms Betsy was not only friendly, but charismatic! She made us feel welcomed and answered all the questions that we had about the hotel and the area. When she found out about our troubles with reserving our original desired destination she went and retrieve the manager Mr. Bill Mitchell. He sat and spoke to us and was very informative. Very personable as well. Bob was another helpful guide to us, helping us obtain tickets to the aquarium and IMAX theater. Rounding up the pleasantness of the staff at Ocean Key, I would just like to add that not once did we enter the building or pass by the front desk that we did not receive a warm and welcoming greeting.
Would I go there on another vacation? Absolutely! And I look forward to it as well =)
Thank you for a surprisingly wondrous vacation!

Room Tip: Our suite was located right next to the laundry room, ice machine and vending machines. GREAT conven...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with VSA Resorts. I look forward to seeing you and your family again soon; the entire team at the Ocean Key Resort appreciates your mentioning Betsy, Bob and myself.
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29 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Do not waste your time or money on Ocean Key. The rooms are dark and depressing, with only one tiny window for three rooms. The small balcony overlooked the highway, making it too noisy to open the only source of light or fresh air. We actually took one look at the room and left-- it was not a place we wanted to spend 20 minutes in, let alone an entire long-weekend. I wouldn't want anyone else to make the same mistake we did.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank TheDistrictTraveler
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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
I apologize that we didn’t meet your expectations; I wish we would have received an opportunity to provide you with other options. Please know that we value your business and hope you reconsider staying next time in the future.
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

We had a one bedroom with a mini kitchen, which was fine for two. It was well stocked with toiletries, dish soap,salt and pepper, and good coffee--very unusual for a time share. The location was good--one block from the ocean and the Boardwalk. An Italian restaurant is on the main floor with excellent pizza. The pool was nice, small but adequate for short laps; but the hot tub was excellent--big and actually hot. They don't clean while you're there; but clean linens are available for exchange whenever you want. The bed was great but I didn't like the 'fat' pillows as they hurt my neck; but some of you probably would love that. Our unit had been renovated, and the grout was still stuck on the floor. It made the place seem dirty but it wasn't. The only other thing I didn't like was the one tiny window in the place. Made it seem dark. There are some great restaurants in walking distance that have daily specials. We especially liked Rockefeller's in Rudee Inlet, and Maui Maus, just 2 blocks away. I have never been in a place that had such friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Thank you for sharing your Virginia Beach vacation experience with the Ocean Key Resort. We look forward to seeing you and your family in the near future and appreciate your choosing VSA Resorts!
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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The unit is large with sofa, armchairs and footstools. The kitchen area is small but has all the necessary equipment for cooking up breakfast and lunch. The king size bed is very comfortable and the bedroom has lots of closet and drawer space. The beach is across the street and, if you get a unit on an upper floor, you can watch the dolphins frolicking in the ocean from your balcony.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank LD D
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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience at the Ocean Key Resort. I am pleased that you and your family enjoyed your vacation with us and mentioned our beautiful Resort amenities and friendly staff. I thank you again for choosing VSA Resorts and we look forward to your family’s return in the near future.
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

This resort is in a great location, just across the street from the beach and only minutes to the interstate. The 2 bedroom suite was very large with a great layout. The staff was very helpful and there is a restaurant on site. Great indoor pool. I would recommend this resort.

  • Stayed February 2014
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8 Thank travelinfool_11
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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We appreciate your kind words about our amenities, location, restaurant, and our staff. We would personally like to thank you and we look forward to your return visit at the Ocean Key Resort.
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Sterling, Virginia
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89 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

This is a great resort! for short or long vacations! The suites are excellent, very clean and well equipped. You have everything you need. The beach is just across the street and you can walk everywhere!
The pool/Jacuzzi area is nice and they even have inflatable toys for the kids. They offer a lot of activities you can join as well!
This will be our yearly vacation! :)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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4 Thank pituphinna
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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Thank you so much for your great review of the Ocean Key Resort in Virginia Beach! I appreciate your mentioning our on-site activities and our well-equipped vacation suites. We look forward to your yearly vacation with VSA Resorts.
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Stayed here as a RCI member for the first time. The unit was very clean with a partial kitchen which served the purpose if you wanted to fix a quick meal. One sleep sofa and four chairs plus a small dining table to use. Small indoor pool but the beach is right across the street. It was adequate.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Chappie104
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BMitchellvsaresorts, General Manager at Ocean Key Resort, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to your next visit.
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Property: Ocean Key Resort
Address: 424 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Virginia Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
#21 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Key Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Staying at a VSA Resort gives you all the comforts of home without having to mow the lawn, do the dishes, or fold the laundry. We love having fun with our guests and strive to give each person–big and small, young and young at heart–the best vacation memories possible.The Ocean Key Resort is located at the serene south end of Virginia Beach, the 142 unit smoke-free resort offers a family-oriented atmosphere with beach accents and soft colors. All vacation units are two-room suites with kitchenettes.On site amenities include:• 24 hour front desk service• Daily activities for all ages• Indoor Pool• Indoor Jacuzzi• Fitness Center• Activities Center & Gaming Room• Party Deck & Sun Patio• On-site parking• Complimentary guest laundry facilities• Complimentary wireless internet access• Complimentary tanning • Harris Teeter on-line shopping & grocery deliveryUnit amenities include:• King size pillow-top mattress• Queen size sleeper sofa• Kitchenettes with smooth top burners, convection/microwave oven, dishware, cookware, glassware and utensils• Full size refrigerator• Dishwasher• 2 flat screen televisions ... more   less 
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