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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Marlin Motel

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Blue Marlin Motel
Ranked #88 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
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5 reviews
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“It was average..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

This place was in a great location..very close to everything..right on the strip..wasnt waterfront but you could see the ocean from it. The room was okay. Tile floors the room service was good they cleaned when we were coming to and from..the sink was clogged it had standing water in it but overall it was conveinant

  • Stayed August 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Location- you can see the ocean from the balcony & everything you need is within walking distance. Great view of fireworks at night.
Friendly staff/management- everyone greeted us when we saw them and management was easy to find if you had a question or concern.
Good rate
Maids made beds, took out trash and bought clean towels/wash cloths everyday(although they didn't supply enough).
Outside pool
Wi-Fi
Cable Tv-when you are inside
Two yard chairs per room to sit on the balcony and watch the people and sights.

Weren't enough towels/wash cloths in our rooms.
The parking garage smelled like urine.
Quite noisy between the kid over us running back and forth for hours and the airplanes flying overhead.
The fridge in the rooms didn't get or keep anything cold.
Floors weren't carpeted, which we didn't mind but they weren't swept by the staff, we actually brought a broom and did it ourselves.
Linens on bed weren't changed our entire stay and when we asked a staff member for extra towels, wash cloths and bed linens, she said she couldn't give them to us because our rooms are serviced each day. It makes me wonder if they were changed out before our arrival.
There was an outlet in one of the rooms that was bare right next to the bed and had the lamp and alarm clock plugged into it. We disconnected them to avoid a fire.
There's only one elevator.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Not a very picky person, but this place is disgusting! The beds, floors, and towels were dirty. There was mold all around the mini fridge. Food around the microwave.The staff was not friendly when we complained. They simply moved us to a new room. Which by the way was not any better! This place should be shut down. Or only rented for $20 a night.

  • Stayed August 2014
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4 Thank Beachygirl469
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Pulled up to the hotel, didn't expect much. Got to our first room, and it wasn't even cleaned from the last people who used it. The manager apologized and we got a room with limited ocean view. The pool is a little bit small, and the outside appearance is kind of old school as well.

Stayed August 2014
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Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

No frills and not super clean, plus the staff are not overtly friendly and they do not restock toilet paper/soap daily. But there is wifi and it is a two minute walk to the beach. So if you're looking for beach proximity and don't care about amenities, this is a fine spot.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Pulling into the Blue Marlin I was not expecting much due to the fact that the outside looks run down and a little seedy but the manager was nice and let us see a room before checking in and I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms on the inside look very new and are very clean. The floor is tile which I liked because it definitely worked for coming in off the beach which was right around the corner. The room also came equipped with a microwave and a fridge. I would absolutely stay again.

Room Tip: We stayed on the third floor and it was very nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

After such a great stay last year at the Blue Marlin Hotel, my wife, 2 boys and I spent 8 nights here again in 2014. The best part is the location, 1 block off of the beach. It takes about 3 minutes to walk to the best part of the beach (probably less tha it would take to get off the elevator of 1 of the beachfront high-rises). Also, it is right in the middle of the outstanding free entertainment each night along the street (Beach Street USA). The rooms are clean and the tile floors are most appreciated to help manage the sand from the beach. Also, the pool was a great way at the end of the day. Alex was fantastic at keeping the room clean and being friendly to the boys. We cannot imagine a better place to stay than the Blue Marlin Hotel. See you next year!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Blue Marlin Motel

Property: Blue Marlin Motel
Address: 2411 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Marlin Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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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