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Courtyard by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront / N 37th St 3.0

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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Pros

  • Mid-range hotel right on the beach
  • Pleasant rooms have balconies with lovely ocean views
  • Some rooms have whirlpool tubs
  • Upgraded toiletries in bathrooms
  • Outdoor pool with waterfall features
  • Separate indoor pool and hot tub
  • Small fitness center with modern cardio equipment and free weights
  • Breakfast buffet plus cafe with beer, wine, and Starbucks coffee
  • Business center and meeting rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Cons

  • Rooms and hotel are a bit dated
  • North end of town isn't as lively as southern end
  • Breakfast not included with room rates

Bottom Line

This 160-room mid-range chain property sits across from the beach on the quieter north end of the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Homey rooms employ a mix of dated and funky design elements, and have balconies with beautiful ocean views. The hotel features a long outdoor pool plus an indoor pool and hot tub. There's also a breakfast room and cafe as well as meeting rooms and a business center. Most hotels in town all have a similar straightforward, slightly dated style, but for lower rates travelers can try the Country Inn & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront, which also offers free breakfast. 

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Scene

Mostly modern chain hotel right on the beach

This chain hotel sits directly on the beach

The decor at this family-friendly high-rise hotel is clean and fairly modern, with a spacious lobby that opens to the hotel's Bistro, with white-topped bar seating and nooks, including one with a flat-screen TV. More contemporary design elements include white tile floors and decorative table-top grass. The orange patterned carpeting in other parts of the lobby is slightly faded and some of the chairs aren't the freshest, but overall, common spaces are pleasant. The pools are a nice draw as well. The outdoor pool has a waterpark-like atmosphere, while the indoor pool is flooded with light from walls of windows. Of course, the star of the show is the beach that's just behind the hotel, and views of the ocean from many places throughout the property are great. Guests here are mostly families, though some couples pass through as well.

Location

At Virginia Beach's quieter north end, walk to restaurants and shops

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The hotel sits on the beach in a strip of oceanfront hotels on the far north end of the Virginia Beach boardwalk, which is much quieter than the area farther south. One side of the hotel faces the boardwalk and the other overlooks the parking lot. There are some restaurants on nearby Pacific Avenue, while the busier part of Virginia Beach is a five-minute drive away, or a 20-minute walk down the boardwalk. The Virginia Aquarium is about a 15-minute drive from the hotel, while Norfolk International Airport can be reached in 30 minutes.

Rooms

Clean, slightly dated rooms with lovely ocean-view balconies

The spacious Queen Bed Suite, which is clean, if slightly dated, includes an in-room hot tub

The hotel's spacious rooms face the ocean and feature pleasant decor that includes funky design elements like burgundy wallpaper with all-over Queen Anne's Lace silhouettes. Burgundy fabrics continue the motif alongside striped gold-and-maroon carpeting and homey mid-tone wood furniture. Furnishings are slightly dated and some show signs of wear and tear. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs in the bedrooms -- the tile gives them a particularly '90s look -- and all have private balconies furnished with plastic chairs that offer lovely ocean views. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers, plus some rooms have microwaves. The crimson and golden wheat tones continue in the bathrooms, which have curtained shower/tub combos, exterior granite vanities, and upgraded toiletries. Suites with separate bedrooms are also available.

Features

Breakfast and cafe, outdoor pool with bar, and indoor pool with hot tub

Interiors of this beachfront chain hotel are mostly modern, including the hotel’s Bistro, which serves a buffet breakfast and casual bites throughout the day

The Bistro serves a buffet or full breakfast for an extra fee, along with casual bites throughout the day. With an atmosphere more like a cafe, beer, wine, and coffee are also available. A small on-site shop sells packaged snacks and drinks. There’s a large freeform outdoor pool skirted in rock formations including an arch with a waterfall, plus lounge chairs lining the surrounding sundeck and a poolside bar. The hotel has a small indoor pool and hot tub with large windows overlooking the beach. A small carpeted fitness center has a small selection of modern cardio machines and free weights. There are four meeting rooms and 2,100-square-feet of event space, along with a business center that has two desktop computers. A touchscreen board in the lobby shows the weather, daily news, and activities. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.

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Address

3737 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451-2708, United States

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