Potentially a nice low cost hotel on the beach in the center of the strip. Rooms are nicely laid out, kitchen is nice with granite counters, utensils, dishes, pots and pans, microwave and stove, great view of the beach, decent A/C, TVs in Bedroom and Living Room, friendly, helpful staff.
On the other hand, there is only one elevator. Not even a service elevator. When we arrived, it had been broken for three days. It was murder getting our luggage up to the seventh floor. There are no porters to help - not that kind of hotel. This is a real design flaw, so I would never stay there for that one reason alone. Most guests were tolerant. However, while guests wouldn't smoke in an elevator, some jerks felt free to selfishly smoke up and down the stairway making the use of it even more uncomfortable.
When we got into the room, which was made up and clean, we went to turn on the TV and there was no remote control in the LR, and the TV in the BR didn't work. There were no towels or soap. The freezer hadn't been defrosted in probably a year (we defrosted it before we checked out five days later), and the bathroom sink barely drained.
We called the front desk and they sent the handyman with towels and soap, who arrived within minutes despite having to walk up seven flights. He then fixed the TVs, brought and programmed a remote, and somewhat cleared the sink drain. So now the only problem was the elevator, which was fixed the next morning.
Housekeeping was fair. They cleaned the bathroom, changed the towels, made the bed, but vacuuming was sporadic.
There is no internet access, but early in the morning you can receive a weak unsecured WiFi signal from the balcony facing the street, or you can go accross the street and sit at the outdoor seating area of the Abbey Road restaurant until around 9:30 am when they come in to set up, or you could actually get breakfast or a cup of coffee once it opens at 11 and use their signal legitimately.
The pool is very small, in front of the hotel in the parking lot next to the street, so it is very noisy. However, when it was too windy and cool at the beach, we sat on one of the six lounge chairs in the small seating area.
As cheap as this hotel was, I wouldn't ever stay here again, even if I liked the town, which had some nice features and restaurants, but I wasn't crazy about it or the noisy military jets constantly training at low altitude overhead.
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- Also Known As:
- Marjac Hotel Virginia Beach
- Marjac Virginia Beach