$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 15, 2015 Check-out: Mar 16, 2015

BEST WESTERN PLUS Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1307 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3416

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
167 reviews
Great Deal

We liked the hotel and the location to the beach. Staff were very helpful and friendly. See full review

  • Grams from Roanoke
  • Jan 19, 2015
Weekend get away

This was a wonderful experience! The hotel staff were very nice and when we walked in our room it... See full review

  • Casey O.
  • Dec 23, 2014
Family-friendly Virginia Beach resort with indoor pool and bike rentals
Guests at this affordable hotel enjoy ocean views from their balconies and boardwalk access. During the summer, guests can rent bikes right at the property to explore nearby attractions such as the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier and the Virginia Beach Amusement Park. Hotel conveniences include free deluxe breakfast buffet and a heated indoor pool.

Highlights
  • Free deluxe breakfast buffet
  • Seasonal enclosed heated pool
  • Free parking space per room
  • Free high-speed Internet
  • Bike rentals and video arcade

Rooms
Rooms at the Sandcastle Oceanfront Resort are decorated with patterned bedding and have private balconies, refrigerators and microwaves. Guests select from ocean front, ocean view and micro kitchenette rooms, which are larger than standard rooms and can accommodate up to six guests. High-speed Internet is free, as is lodging for kids under 12.

Recreation

An enclosed heated pool on the second floor is open during the season, when guests can also take advantage of bike rentals on site. There is a fitness center, video game room and access to a mall.

Transportation
  • Norfolk International Airport (13.5 mi/21.7 km)
  • Newport News Williamsburg International Airport (35.3 mi/56.9 km)

Attractions
  • Virginia Beach Convention Center (0.8 mi/1.4 km)
  • Hampton Roads Convention Center (26.3 mi/42.4 km)
  • Nauticus  (17.8 mi/28.6 km)
  • Chrysler Museum of Art (17.7 mi/28.5 km)
  • Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center (50.8  mi/81.8 km)
  • Colonial Williamsburg (49.7 mi/80 km)
  • Busch Gardens (45.9 mi/73.9 km)
  • Water Country USA  (46.8 mi/75.3 km)
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • The Ghent District (17.8 mi/28.7 km)
  • MacArthur Center (17.4 mi/28 km)
  • Williamsburg Premium Outlets (53.6 mi/86.3 km)

 

Business
  • Fax, copier and printer at the front desk
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Event space for up to 300 guests

Policies and fees
The hotel is nonsmoking.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel Rooms

1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,OCEANFRONT,BALCONY,37IN LCD,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,PARTIAL OCEAN VW,BALCON,MICRO,REFRG,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,ROOFTOP,37IN LCD TV,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,NSMK,OCEANFRONT,BALCONY,SEP BDROM,SOFABD,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACC,COMMASSIST,BATHTUB,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACC,COMMASSIST,ROLL SHWR,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,NSMK,2STORY,OCNFRT,WETBAR,2SFABD,2BATH,FULL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,OCNFRT,BALCON,FULL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,OCNFRT,BALCON,WETBAR,MICRFG,SOFBED,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,PILLOWTOP BED,MICRFG,SOFABED,HI SPD,FULL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Exercise gym
Fishing
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Guest laundromat
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
FAX
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Safe
Phone with speaker
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sofa bed
Electronic door locks
Ironing board
Wet bar

Nearby points of interest

  • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum: 0 mi
  • Old Coast Guard Station: 0.7 mi
  • The Virginia Beach Convention Center: 0.8 mi
  • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.9 mi
  • Angelos Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 1.5 mi
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: 1.5 mi
  • Ocean Breeze Waterpark: 2.1 mi
  • Motor World: 2.1 mi
  • Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment: 3.6 mi
  • Old Cape Henry Lighthouse: 6.1 mi
  • First Landing State Park: 6.9 mi
  • Mount Trashmore Park: 8.2 mi
  • Sandbridge Beach: 8.3 mi
  • Adam Thoroughgood House: 8.6 mi
  • Lynnhaven House: 8.8 mi
  • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum: 0 mi
  • Old Coast Guard Station: 0.7 mi
  • The Virginia Beach Convention Center: 0.8 mi
  • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.9 mi
  • Angelos Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 1.5 mi
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: 1.5 mi
  • Ocean Breeze Waterpark: 2.1 mi
  • Motor World: 2.1 mi
  • Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment: 3.6 mi
  • Old Cape Henry Lighthouse: 6.1 mi
  • First Landing State Park: 6.9 mi
  • Mount Trashmore Park: 8.2 mi
  • Sandbridge Beach: 8.3 mi
  • Adam Thoroughgood House: 8.6 mi
  • Lynnhaven House: 8.8 mi
  • Chicks Beach: 9.8 mi
  • Military Aviation Museum: 11.7 mi
  • Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge: 12.6 mi
  • False Cape State Park: 15.1 mi

Dining

Mahi Mah's
0.80 mile(s) from Mahi Mah's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
The Raven
Across the street from The Raven, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Roma's
1.00 mile(s) from Roma's, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
Fishbones
Adjacent to Fishbones, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner
Rock Fish
0.30 mile(s) from Rock Fish, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Pier 14
Pier 14, on premises, bar/lounge, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (167)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
167 out of 167
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
ny
May 10, 2010

not very happy

up all nite because of loud guest that were drinking the rooms were awful no contrl knobs on ac. booked two rooms was not happy will never again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Williamsburg VA
Apr 25, 2010

relax at beach

clean non-smoking room but couldnt use balcony most of time because of smokers on nearby balconies.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

quality not location

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hopewell, VA
Apr 19, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price

The location was great on the beach, the service was wonderful, the staff very friendly. The only negative, around the TV/DVD could have been dusted and the windows cleaned and outside furniture and balcony could have been cleaner.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Rockefeller Restaurant was the best seafood ever, try the crab cakes and seafood hush puppies, service was wonderful, close to shopping - Lynnhaven Mall had many shops

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Elkview, WV
Apr 8, 2010

Very satisfactory

We were in town to visit with some other family. Mom wanted to stay at the beach and this hotel hit the spot! Right on the oceanfront with a balcony that we could sit and watch the sunrise over the water! Right on the boardwalk for ease in shopping. A little noisy at night, but overall a great time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Arlington, VA
Apr 7, 2010

The bad and the Ugly

I arrived at the hotel two hours later than check-in after having had a traffic incident on the way. The room wasn't ready. I asked for a room higher up. Nothing was ready. Then, the representative told me I had to have the assigned room, which I noticed was 210. I was given 109 and told I could "up grade to an Ocean front room for $40 additional and higher up for $70." This rrom was dirty, kids played in front of the door, often banging against it and the view was of the parking lot and look around the corner of the tiny balcony for the ocean. I was terribly disappointed and NEVER want to stay at that hotel again. The parking was a horror. Most remembered was how dirty it was and the unfriendly young woman at the check-in desk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
washington,dc
Apr 6, 2010

sandcastle

The phone in the room did not work and was promised that someone would come look at it but noone ever came to fix it. The heat did not work and the room was freezing at night! The room was small and the beds were as well. I like the beach but I would not book this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

plenty of places to eat and bars to drink at with in walking distance

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Warrenton, VA
Apr 3, 2010

Decent hotel for the price

Hotel was a little dated, but right on the beach. Staff was friendly. Room was clean. The balcony needed to be painted. The doors from the parking garage to the rooms were not locked and had duck tape over the latch. There were shops on the first floor and anyone could get in the hotel and up the elevator without question. Take security into your own hands.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
s bend, in
Mar 19, 2010

virginia beach sandcastle

it was a good price for a hotel with an excellent view but was not satisfied with some things such as the safe didn't work in the room and the pool was not open the 1st day we were there and when it was opened, it was dirty. I could not see my hand 1 ft under the water.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Beck Fam
Business
Virginia Beach, VA
Feb 21, 2010

Not worth the money at all !!!!

We were excited by the photos online showing what appeared to be a truly nice hotel inside and out but the hotel didn't deliver. All of the photos are either photo shopped or were taken years ago. Anyone can come and go through the hotel. None of the security doors are actually secured. There is this mini mall underneath that should have a way to keep out non-hotel guests, but it doesn't. You can access the hotel from any of the parking deck "secure" doors. No key card needed. The "breakfast room" only provides juice, coffee, bagels and toast, and limited fruits. We were there one hour after opening and only had 1 banana and 2 apples left. The lady said that they were out of them as well as the cream cheese. We had a great view of the ocean and the pier, but we had to go out in the cold to enjoy it since the windows were so nasty inside and out. Trash piled up behind the bedside table. I know it's the off-season, but that just makes it even more unbelievable to find the rooms so nasty. You have to bring your own ethernet cable or buy one from the front desk, as this is NOT a wireless hotel. It's in a great location that has lots of free attractions within walking distance. The heated pool was slightly warmer than the air inside the sunroom. The small pool you see in the pictures is a small wading pool for the little ones, not a hot tub as we were expecting. There is no not tubs unless you pay double for one in your room. Worst hotel experience on the oceanfront we have ever had.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mahi Mahi is an amazing restaurant a couple blocks down. A bit pricey, but considering the amount of food you get WELL worth it!! We have been snacking off the leftovers since Friday night. Best sushi on the beach!!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Staunton, VA
Feb 16, 2010

Very nice!

We stayed at this hotel on Valentine's weekend. We were very pleased in everything. The location was great, right off the beach near the pier. The lobby offered an assortment of drinks (cocoa, coffee, juice and water) and fruit (apples, bananas and oranges) at all times. The complimentary breakfast was also nice with plenty of different foods offered. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The workers were all very pleasent. We will definately come back here in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We enjoyed the Greek Restaurant that was located right off the lobby in this hotel. Food was excellent, tasty and very filling.

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