My family and I stayed at the Alamar Resort Inn June 8 – 11. I am a brutally honest person and do not like to sugar coat anything.
The surrounding neighborhood does not look that inviting, but then again, it looks like the typical beach front. A little worn and weathered. The Alamar though is a unique find. The parking lot in front of the building is small, but that can be overlooked since the additional parking area is just seconds of a walk away. The walkways throughout the Alamar are paved with paver bricks which provide it a nice Mediterranean feel. The lobby is clean, has a really nice tile floor and is comfortable.
The room was a little dated, I am not sure how I would call the decoration, but everything was serviceable and clean. I have been spoiled sleeping on a memory foam mattress so the mattress was a bit uncomfortable to me, but I still slept well and woke up rested in the morning. I had clean towels upon request and was taken care of by the service staff if I needed anything.
Nobody can say the saltwater pool is anything other than pristine. I don’t think a swimclub’s pool even gets the kind of care and maintenance that the Alamar’s pool gets. The water was clean, refreshing, and perfect.
There are many restaurants nearby and the owners know them all. I was not disappointed with their recommendations.
The beach is a five minute casual stroll. A word of caution though, Virginia drivers do not know what a painted crosswalk is so they do not like to stop for you to cross the street. Take some extra caution and watch out for the reckless drivers.
If I had a concern, it was addressed. The key to making my stay a breeze was letting the owners know, either Tina or Ernie, ahead of time what my timeline was. They are a small hotel and with that provide exceptional personal service. Treat them like friends and family and let them know when you will be arriving and when you will be checking out. In my opinion, they will do everything they need to in order to make your stay enjoyable and memorable.
If you take anything from this long post, take this: The Alamar Resort Inn is a small, quiet, family friendly location that provides quality services and exceptional value that is nestled in one of the best locations of Virginia Beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family Style Hotel. We are about cleanliness and quality rooms. We offer a continental breakfast may 1 thru September 15th. We are a 2 minute walk to the boardwalk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alamar Hotel Virginia Beach