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Springfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We arrived from New Jersey around check in time, unpacked and went to Harris Teeter's for groceries. Sat. Oct 8th, evening was wind and rain. We were surprised it was the tail end of Hurricane Matthew, since the radio never mentioned it. Power went after midnight. Howling wind sent part of the pool roof flying across the parking lot. A...

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Charles W, Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank You for your recent review on Trip Advisor. Hurricane Matthew was a surprise to us in his force. Although we were prepared, there are some things we couldn't control. When our power went out, we were informed that it may be Tuesday before it would be restored and that the Power Company were working on Emergency areas first. While...

LaPlata, MD
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My advice is to FIRST check your room for mold/mildew issues (check around drapes and check your shower curtain) and check in cabinets (lower/upper) for any creepy-crawler issues BEFORE you bring your luggage upstairs. Also check the A/C / ventilation system to make sure it works properly. The hotel apparently offers PURE (allergy friendly rooms) but it wasn't something that...

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Charles W, Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. Your views are important to us. I do apologize for not meeting your expectations. Our Pure rooms do come at an additional cost and are limited on availability since we only have 8 of those rooms. The other issues you mentioned have been reviewed and are being addressed. I hope you...

Seaford, Delaware
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Got to my place in Va Beach a lil late this year! Arrived at 4:30 am Tuesday morning. Steve was there to greet me. After all was said and done Steve brought out the cart and unloaded my vehicle. He escorted me to my place, and helped me to unpack we chatted for a few minutes and he asked me...

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Charles W, Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review on Trip Advisor. Steve is one of our outstanding Customer Service Representatives and what a pleasure to see and hear you praising him in this way. We consider you as well as all of our Owners and Guest as part of our Family. My staff has grown to establish a special personal relationship with...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 19 October 2016

So nice to have your own space, undisturbed. Need towels just replace in pool area. Really nice to spend the day on the beach and return and hit the inside heated pool, sauna and Jacuzzi . So many wonderful places to eat.

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Charles W, General Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. I am glad we could provide you with a relaxing time away. We look forward to hearing from you again soon to plan you next Great Family Vacation Experience.

baltimore
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was a return visit, previously we were here while OS was under construction. They have turned the building into a wonderful place to vacation. Our room was on the 14th floor and what a view, queen sized bed, quiet a/c, and very clean. Check in and check out was easy, plenty of parking spaces, both covered and open air....

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Charles W, Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the outstanding review on Trip Advisor. I do enjoy what I do and it is mostly because of my Owners and Guest that I have the honor of meeting and getting to know in person. I hope we will be hearing from you soon to plan your next Great Family Vacation Experience.

Reviewed 11 October 2016

Made reservations a year ago to return to Ocean Sands for the week of Oct.8-15. Arrived on Sat.Oct.8., got checked in, unloaded car, and went out to dinner. Due to hurricane Matthew the resort lost power around 12:30am. Sun. morning. Around midday, we hadn't heard anything so we ventured to the front desk and were told it might be Tuesday...

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Charles W, Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. I do apologize for the confusion during your stay. Hurricane Matthew did have quite an effect on our resort. Moving you to our Sister property was for Emergency reasons and before returning we needed to ensure that each unit was safe for all occupants. I do apologize for the staff not being...

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The location was good, but the facilities needs to be updated. The check in and out was quick. We had a balcony and that was good. It's a nice place to stay, but they really need to update the rooms like make the floors even, replace outdated furniture and repaint the rooms so it has a fresher look.

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Charles W, Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are working on presenting a fresher look but are currently recovering from the cost of adding our balconies onto our building. We hope you will return soon to see that changes are being made regularly to ensure our Guest and Owners are excited about staying with us.

Bloomfield, New York
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have had a 1st floor room since 2000. With the new patios I can walk out my bedroom and watch the people on the boardwalk and beach. It's nice to have breakfast on the patio. The Hotel is right on the ocean, centrally located to see all the entertainers on Beach Street USA. The staff are friendly and always...

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Charles W, General Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to post a review on Trip Advisor. It is always to hear from a repeat Guest and how they continue to enjoy visiting with us. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a small anniversary trip, and the money is SO NOT worth the stay. There was glass in the hall carpet. When they told us our room is ready, we walked in and housekeeping was STILL cleaning it. They must have not finished, because there was pubic hair on the bathroom floor, and face smudges on the window....

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Charles W, Manager at Ocean Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. I don't recall any report of any glass in our hallways and with it being a safety hazard, we would have corrected the issue immediately. With our last tropical storm we did have some issues with our AC units and the water damage from the storm but since then we have replaced...

Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This resort was nice, short walk to beach, nice friendly staff, quick check in and out, all rooms ocean front with balconies. Clean and quiet, restaurant on site and snack and vending machines. The only thing is that if you plan to cook in at all there is no oven and your limited to cooking supplies. There is laundry facilities...

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Thank You for your recent review on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to see that we were able to meet you expectations. We look forward to hearing from you again soon to plan your next Great Family Vacation Experience.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Johnny Mananas
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Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Staying at a VSA Resort gives you all the comforts of home without having to mow the lawn, do the dishes, or fold the laundry. We love having fun with our guests and strive to give each person–big and small, young and young at heart–the best vacation memories possible.The Ocean Sands Resort is located in the heart of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront directly on the boardwalk, the 104 unit smoke-free resort features a Caribbean theme and family-oriented atmosphere. All vacation units are two-room suites with kitchenettes.You are invited to experience the ONLY PURE Allergy Friendly suites in Virginia that have gone through a comprehensive process to dramatically improve the air quality and nearly eliminate most irritants. A PURE room is an allergy-friendly, healthy alternative for every guest.On site amenities include:• 24 hour front desk service• Daily activities for all ages• Indoor Pool• Indoor Jacuzzi• Fitness Center• Restaurant • Activities Center & Gaming Room• Sun Patio• On-site parking• Complimentary guest laundry facilities• Complimentary wireless internet access• Complimentary tanning • Harris Teeter on-line shopping & grocery deliveryUnit amenities include:• Queen size pillow-top mattress• Full size sleeper sofa• Kitchenettes with smooth top burners, convection/microwave oven, dishware, cookware, glassware and utensils• Full size refrigerator• Dishwasher• 2 flat screen televisions ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Sands Resort

Address: 2207 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3233
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range: $135 - $506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Sands Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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Ocean Sands Hotel Virginia Beach
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
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“They are both full beds. Also check the air system before running it. We opted out not to use it for health reasons but we had good weather that week.”
 of 5 bubbles MacrenaM, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher the room the better to spot the dolphins!”
 of 5 bubbles clns0426, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This resort is ideal for families and fun.”
 of 5 bubbles tass127, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“6th floor has laundry and pool”
 of 5 bubbles murphysmom22016, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on a high floor because folks hang out on the boardwalk which makes it a bit uncomfortable to sit on balcony at times.”
 of 5 bubbles MarylanderLaPlata_MD, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
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