I had a unpleasant experience to stay at the Blue Marlin recently. I was looking for a basic hotel with no amenities, in close proximity to the start and end points for the Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach.
The location was good for this event. That's the best I can say. The room had a kitchenette with stove and refrigerator and a microwave, but I didn't use it. The bathroom was adequately stocked with supplies, and the room had two beds.
My first issue was the dirty floor. After ten minutes of going back and forth getting ready for bed, I looked at the bottom of my feet, and they were black (and I'm not). I had to take a wash rag from the bathroom, clean my feet, and throw the rag from the bed into the bathroom so I wouldn't resoil them.
My other issue were the people above me in a constant domestic fight. When mentioned the management shrugged off both issues. Granted this was probably bad luck but it seems they knew about this and took no action. Really?
Spend a little more and stay in a better hotel. You'll be happy you did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Marlin Inn & Suites is located right in the middle of vacation district, where all the fun and excitement prevails. Just a block and a half away from boardwalk and the ocean, our motel personifies simplicity and luxury like no other VA Beach HotelsThis plush family owned motel, is made more special with the personalized attention and gracious behavior of the owners, who make sure that your stay is as pleasurable and joyous as you can imagine it to be. Our newly renovated motel boasts of an enhanced and improved ambience and upscale amenities. Rooms and suites, adorned with the finest of features, add a majestic touch to your stay. We consider it our priority to serve our guests with the exceptional service and best of facilities in a time bound manner. Our motivated and experienced staff is always at your service to provide anything that your heart desires. We are acknowledged as one of the finest Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel for our impeccable service and attention to details. The pristine ambiance combined with our immaculate service is bound to enhance your comfort and pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Marlin Hotel Virginia Beach