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Front Royal, Virginia
Reviewed 15 September 2011

There were alot of problems with this hotel, but the worst was their dishonesty. My husband, myself, our son, another couple and their son spent 4 nights there in August 2011. Needless to say we will never stay here again. They don't know how to tell the truth !!!!! We were told when we made the reservation there was a...

6Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 1 September 2011

First off. WE SURVIVED IRENE!!!! The hotel is old and the furniture outdated BUT the room we had was clean and the staff was awesome!! We had a front row view of the storm churning in the Atlantic! Overall they took care of us and we appreciated it. We will be back! and the power stayed on the entire time...

Thank Mark L
Richmonnd, VA
Reviewed 26 August 2011

Our hotel room was extremely dirty, and the kitchen was not staffed with coffee/dishes/plates as the website had promised. Housekeeping only made our bed for the four days we were there and didn't clean our room or bathroom properly. I wrote a letter complaining to their manager abou our stay but never heard back from him. I will never stay...

2Thank Sumita A
Reviewed 24 August 2011

I booked the Dolphin Inn online. I am not from the area. Once we got there we knew we were in trouble. Parking was so bad. If you have a big car you are not going to be able to park here. Front desk staff was not nice. Put us on the 6th floor. The room was terrible. The wallpaper...

1Thank Jules4pats1
Reviewed 19 August 2011

I am never one to complain but man this place [ -- ] Parking lot is so small. The man at the front desk was so unpleasant, although the woman in the morning was much nicer. The rooms are nothing like what they look like online. We had holes in the walls, dirty couch,pealing wallpaper and clogged sink.the rooms were...

1Thank Marty444
Falmouth, KY
Reviewed 15 August 2011

The location of the hotel was great, close to everything including right on the beach. However, I was really shocked once we ventured up to our room. The hallways and elevator were really dirty. Once in our room, I wanted to leave! There was stains on the carpets, the tile in the kitchen area and bathroom was dirty and the...

Thank MJ A
Loveland, Ohio
Reviewed 12 August 2011

We stayed at The Dolphin Inn from 8/5-8/8, I made the reservations online and it seemed perfect. The pictures on the internet looked great however, when we arrived it was nothing like what we saw on the internet. When I reviewed the terms and conditions there was not one mention on the website about only being able to park 1...

1Thank mglauser
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 August 2011

I am currently staying at the Dolphin Inn and my stay was HORRIBLE! The parking lot was entirely too small and completely stressed me out when attempting to find a parking spot. Parking alone was enough to make me NEVER return. However, the leaking toilet and celiing added fuel to the fire. They need to take that picture of the...

Thank Katina R
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 1 August 2011

Just got back from VA. Beach. Stayed at the Dolphin Inn. Read all the reviews and can tell you this was perfect for our family of 8. This in a older hotel so the furniture is a little dated but for the price and location you cannot beat it. Checked out numerious hotels and even went to them to compare...

Thank bballdad52
Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 31 July 2011

We stayed at the Dolphin Inn the weekend of my friends wedding. We selected the dolphin inn because of the suite style rooms with a separate bed room and pull out couch in the living room. The rooms were advertised as being very large with ocean views. Everything was exactly as promised and the view from our 9th floor balcony...

Thank hikerkidz

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spacious Comfort Right on the Beach! This Virginia Beach, boutique hotel offers you and your family uncomplicated and uncompromised comfort and warm hospitality at a truly great value. Located at the very heart of the 3-mile long boardwalk, this all suite, all oceanfront property provides space and amenities at an unbeatable location. The Dolphin Inn is the perfect place to experience your special Virginia Beach vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Inn

Address: 1705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range: $95 - $717 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel Virginia Beach
Dolphin Virginia Beach
Dolphin Inn Virginia Beach Va
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#48 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
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“No good rooms here!”
 of 5 bubbles nanaof3, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Possibly the worse hotel I have been to...EVER”
 of 5 bubbles seashelly321, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beach front Rooms have the perfect view, but over priced for a "Motel". Not the best quality. Motel needs upgrading badly.”
 of 5 bubbles plogan0854, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Perfect for a family of 4 or more”
 of 5 bubbles buttonluver7, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All the room are equally good. Its your choice of the floor though.”
 of 5 bubbles 22varunad, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
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