- Only one elevator for 120 rooms, which means it's slow
- Pool is small
Generic exterior and a pleasant but small lobby
Like many chain hotels in Virginia Beach, the Hampton Inn has an institutional look, with row upon row of balconies facing beachside. Once inside, it's a bit more pleasant. The small, high-ceilinged lobby is lined with thick bronze-colored columns and tall-backed dark wicker chairs. There's also a microwave and fresh fruit for guests. The hallways have bright-blue carpets with a simple floral design and the occasional window that lets outside light in. Although the business center and free Wi-Fi make the hotel a suitable choice for business travelers, its location in a touristic hot spot means it's much more popular with leisure travelers.
Near Neptune Park, on the Virginia Beach oceanfront
The hotel is next to Neptune Park, right in between the oceanfront and the main strip of Virginia Beach. There are numerous restaurants and shops within a few minutes' walk. The Cape Henry Lighthouse is an 11-minute drive, and both the town of Chesapeake and the Norfolk International Airport are around 30 minutes by car.
Spacious rooms and suites with ocean views and free Wi-Fi
The 120 rooms at the Hampton Inn have a hint of a nautical theme that's common to hotels in the area. Yellow and blue walls are decorated with prints of seashells, and the furniture is made of light wood. Rooms and suites are roomy, have balconies or patios facing the ocean, and come with free Wi-Fi, lap desks, microwaves, mini-fridges, and 32-inch flat-screen TVs. All have either one king bed or two queens, and some have whirlpool tubs. Rooms with special features for mobility- or hearing-impaired guests are also available.
Indoor pool and live music at the on-site North Beach Bar & Grill
The indoor pool is small and has a few lounge chairs and a separate whirlpool at one end. A waterfall-like screen of water separates part of the whirlpool area from the main pool. Both are open 24 hours a day. A hot breakfast is served daily, and pub fare is served at lunch and dinner at the North Beach Bar & Grill. Live musical performances are held on summer weekends at the restaurant. The fitness center is small but has modern equipment, and there's a small laundry room with coin-operated washers and dryers on-site. There's also a business center open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, and free parking.
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