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BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanfront Virginia Beach 3.0

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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Pros

  • Most rooms have balconies and excellent ocean views
  • Free hot breakfast buffet 
  • Prime oceanfront location on the boardwalk 
  • Spacious fitness center
  • Indoor pool with hot tub, plus outdoor pool and kiddy pool 
  • Restaurant, bar, seasonal ice cream shop, and room service 
  • Rooms have coffeemakers, microwaves, and mini-fridges; some have whirlpools 
  • Business center with printer and copy machine 
  • Game room and guest laundry room   
  • Free parking and Wi-Fi 
  • Walking distance to restaurants and bars                         

Cons

  • Uninspired decor
  • Rooms and bathrooms are on the small side 
  • Only one free parking space per room 
  • Outdoor pool and kiddy pool are located across a busy street        

Bottom Line

This mid-range Best Western Plus isn’t very exciting, but it does offer a solid range of features -- including two pools, a nice fitness center, game room, and restaurant with free hot breakfasts -- plus unbeatable views of the ocean. The decor is bland and some areas could use updating, but this hotel is a good overall value in a great beachfront location.

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A bland mid-range resort in a great beachfront location

The basic lobby decor is bland and underwhelming, much like the decor in the rest of the hotel

With perks for families, couples, and business travelers, this 214-room Best Western Plus has a little something for everyone. The hotel could use some updating and the decor is underwhelming -- taupe-colored walls, sparse artwork, and dull furniture -- but guests are really here for the beach, which lies just outside.

The property technically consists of two buildings; the main building was constructed on the beachfront in 2001, while a smaller section (built in 1984) is located across the street from the beach.  This older building has a modest outdoor pool and houses 48 additional rooms and suites (which are marketed at a discount rate). Some guests have complained of accidentally booking these non-oceanfront rooms, so make sure to choose a room labeled “oceanfront” or “ocean view.”

An on-site restaurant, Shoreline Grill, is located on the first floor and has a bar and beachfront outdoor seating. Aside from paintings of fish and beach-themed photographs, it looks and feels like a typical diner. A free hot breakfast buffet (with waffles, eggs, and meat, among other items) is served every morning. Guests should consider coming early during peak season to avoid the breakfast rush.

Location

Prime beachfront location on the quieter end of the boardwalk

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Situated on the quieter, northern section of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, this Best Western Plus is a good choice for those looking to avoid the crowds. A handful of bars and restaurants are within walking distance, and guests can easily stroll up the boardwalk to Neptune’s Park, which hosts free concerts in the summer. A bike path also runs along the boardwalk.

  • Four-minute walk to Neptune’s Park
  • Five-minute drive to the Virginia Beach Convention Center 
  • Seven-minute drive to the Virginia Aquarium 
  • Nine-minute drive to Ocean Breeze Waterpark 
  • 12-minute drive to hiking trails at First Landing State Park          

Rooms

Plain rooms with microwaves, mini-fridges, and excellent views

The Double Full Standard Oceanfront features dated, generic decor and basic amenities

Every room in Best Western’s main building offers direct ocean views and private balconies -- the higher the floor, the better the view. The satellite building across the street doesn’t offer a view, but it does have a courtyard with an outdoor pool and kiddy pool. Every unit includes a coffeemaker, microwave, mini-fridge, and flat-screen TV. As in the rest of the hotel, the decor is unremarkable -- off-white walls, white bedspreads, and generic beach paintings. Rooms and bathrooms are on the small side, so families may feel a bit cramped. A handful of rooms with whirlpools are also available.

Features

A restaurant, business center, game room, gym, and two pools

A wide range of on-site features includes an indoor pool and hot tob

This Best Western Plus offers a solid range of amenities. Highlights include an indoor pool and hot tub, spacious fitness center (renovated in 2014), and a casual beachfront restaurant that serves dinner, lunch (in summer only), and free breakfast. A modest outdoor pool, kiddy pool, and game room are also handy for keeping kids entertained. Other perks include a business center, seasonal ice cream shop, guest laundry room, room service, free Wi-Fi, and free parking.

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Address

2809 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451-3029, United States

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