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“Hampton Jazz Fest Week”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Oceanfront Inn

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The Oceanfront Inn
Ranked #17 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Columbia, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hampton Jazz Fest Week”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This hotel was very clean and convenient to everything. We stayed 3 days before the Hampton Jazz Festival in June 2014. The balcony overlooking the beach was delightful. We saw dolphins
from there in the mornings.
This is a no frills hotel, very economical and green. if you are looking for luxury, this is not the place for you. Toiletries provided were kinda on the cheap side. Our room had everything except a microwave. We like popcorn and to reheat restaurant leftovers but we made due.
All in all we would recommend and stay again!

Room Tip: all rooms are oceanfront!!!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bainbridge, New York
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Excellent location and friendly staff! All rooms over look the ocean, and I recommend getting the package that includes breakfast from the Neptune located right in the Ocean Front Inn. It's not buffet style, it is fresh and made to order, I really enjoyed breakfast overlooking the beach, it was the perfect start to each day! I'll admit that rooms are a little outdated, but they are very clean. The maids make sure to re-stock the towels, vacuum, make the beds and clean the bathrooms each day while we were out enjoying the beach! I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a convenient, cheap and clean place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

There was sticky dust everywhere in the rooms. My hair stuck to the headboard!! Gross. Bathroom had sand all over the floor, but it was just cleaned?? Room smelled when we first walked in. Just disgusting, the cleaning staff needs to actually clean instead of listen to their ipads in the hallway. The front desk didn't speak to us unless we stood there for a couple minutes, and I felt like we were imposing on all of them. The "free" wi-fi is in the lobby where everyone can watch you and the indoor pool was gross. The restaurant smelled so bad I gagged when I walked in and you couldn't understand the waiters because of their accents and mumbling of words. And the shower never had a consistent temperature. It was like any time someone else turned their water on I got a shot of ice cold water. It was terrible. The view was very nice of the beach, they picked a good location for that and it was in walking distance of almost everything to do at Virginia Beach. But I will never stay in that hotel again it was so gross!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We have just returned from staying at the Oceanfront Inn in Virginia Beach, VA. The hotel staff were great but the room was dated (with rust evident in portions of the bathroom) but the worst part were the pillows. Overstuffed with foam cubes - great for sitting up in bed to watch TV (which we didn't do - we were at the beach!) but terrible to try to sleep on. My neck was bent 4 inches up from the bed. Our 2nd night, I took my sweatshirt and balled it up to make a "pillow". I slept much better.

Room Tip: all rooms are oceanfront which is great!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I was very pleased with this hotel! The place was clean and easy to find, there was plenty of parking, the staff was friendly, the rooms were clean, the pool was nice, easy beach access, great view from the balcony.... it goes on and on. Plus all of the rooms had a recycle bin which I thought was really cool! There is an ocean side restaurant but we didn't have a chance to check it out. Wish we could've stayed longer!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel needs some serious upgrades/tlc. I wore my shoes the entire time when walking inside the hotel room. Also the bathroom was disgusting, upon arriving there was someone else's long hairs on a washcloth. See pictures attached for crud, rust, paint chipping. This hotel is in desperate need of serious elbow grease for me to ever stay again.

Stayed May 2014
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed here again for two nights during Spring Break. There was a surprise cold front, but we made the best of it. The price for the hotel is awesome for oceanfront at the beach. We asked for a room change from 2 double to a king. The desk attendant quickly took care of it for us. The pool could be a little bit warmer, but like I said, the cold front was a surprise. Bathrooms are a little bit cramped.

Room Tip: We always ask for the highest floor possible and away from the elevator.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Oceanfront Inn
Address: 2901 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3033
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Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
#33 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Oceanfront Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront resort area, within 1.5 miles from the Virginia Beach Convention Center and 12.5 miles away from the local airport, The Oceanfront Inn is an ideal location for business and vacationing travelers. Right on the beach, The Oceanfront Inn offers you the ideal location to relax and enjoy all Virginia Beach offers, from nearby free seasonal events and concerts to delicious dining outlets and unique shops and attractions. Completed 2011 renovations include updated lobby, enhanced WiFi, expanded cable and updated guestrooms feature new wallpaper, new bedspreads and flat-screen televisions. ... more   less 
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