$67 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 16, 2014 Check-out: Nov 19, 2014

Dolphin Inn

2 stars
1705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
76 reviews
excellent weekend getaway

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Great weekend getaway with family or a friends weekend. See full review

  • melody lee
  • Feb 24, 2014
Wonderful Stay

We had such a great time and the staff was very helpful and very nice. We will go back again to... See full review

  • Sexton super vacation
  • Jul 7, 2013
The Dolphin Inn is a small boutique hotel located in the heart of the boardwalk, adjacent to the 17th Street Stage, and walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. All the delightfully chic suites feature private, oceanfront balconies and open, airy decor that compliments the glistening ocean view. The two room suites sleep up to six and feature a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker and a 4x5 Jacuzzi tub. Additional on site amenities include a rooftop greenhouse pool and laundry facilities. For casual oceanfront dining, the RockFish Bar and Grill (Rockfish is open from April through October) is located next door adjacent to the Boardwalk Resort and features fresh seafood specialties and kid-friendly favorites.
Guests must be at least 21 years of age to register at the property and a valid photo ID and a major credit card must be presented at check-in. A hold of $50 USD will be charged to the credit card in the case of incidentals. Pool area currently under renovation.

Hotel Map

36.8459 -75.974
Area served
Virginia Beach.
Nearby airports
Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is 15 miles from the Dolphin Inn.
Area description
Virginia Beach is one of the world's most unique and exciting vacation destinations in the world. An intoxicating blend of entertainment, history, and natural beauty make Virginia Beach one of the few vacation spots. You can spend your vacation days relaxing in the warm glow of the coastal sunshine. Or, if you want a little excitement, Virginia Beach offers water sports galore some just steps from the resorts. Choose parasailing in the morning, jet skiing after lunch, or decide to surf all day. There are boat tours that take you to fish, watch dolphins or simply see the sites -- all from right here on the oceanfront. And of course, the famed Virginia Beach Boardwalk is just outside your door so you can walk or bike to all the best shopping, dining, and amusement on the strip.

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Reviewer score 3.8 out of 5

Dolphin Inn Rooms

Double Suite
This deluxe oceanfront suite with over 1000 square feet of vacation space highlights a stunning view of the Atlantic with its own private oceanfront balcony. It features 2 double beds in the bedroom and a pull out sofa in the living room. This spacious suite can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. Suite also offers a microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker and two large TVs. With a 4X5 jetted tub and rooftop heated pool and sundeck, this is perfect for a family vacation or romantic seaside getaway.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Old Coast Guard Station: 0.5 mi
  • The Virginia Beach Convention Center: 0.6 mi
  • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.8 mi
  • Angelos Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 1.3 mi
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: 1.7 mi
  • Ocean Breeze Waterpark: 2.3 mi
  • Motor World: 2.3 mi
  • Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment: 3.4 mi
  • Old Cape Henry Lighthouse: 5.9 mi
  • First Landing State Park: 6.7 mi
  • Mount Trashmore Park: 8.2 mi
  • Adam Thoroughgood House: 8.4 mi
  • Sandbridge Beach: 8.5 mi
  • Lynnhaven House: 8.7 mi
  • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Old Coast Guard Station: 0.5 mi
  • The Virginia Beach Convention Center: 0.6 mi
  • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.8 mi
  • Angelos Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 1.3 mi
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: 1.7 mi
  • Ocean Breeze Waterpark: 2.3 mi
  • Motor World: 2.3 mi
  • Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment: 3.4 mi
  • Old Cape Henry Lighthouse: 5.9 mi
  • First Landing State Park: 6.7 mi
  • Mount Trashmore Park: 8.2 mi
  • Adam Thoroughgood House: 8.4 mi
  • Sandbridge Beach: 8.5 mi
  • Lynnhaven House: 8.7 mi
  • Chicks Beach: 9.7 mi
  • Military Aviation Museum: 11.9 mi
  • Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge: 12.8 mi
  • False Cape State Park: 15.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (76)

Ratings and reviews for Dolphin Inn

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
76 out of 76
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Insideout
Business
Hanover, PA
Sep 17, 2014

Frugal family of five

Can't complain for an affordable room on the beach. It is not super nice, but it works great for our frugal family of five. Pro: Great little kitchen counter, sink and mini fridge. Nice size living room area. Cons: No table or counter top to eat at. There is a loud night club across the street and you can here the beat. It's not that bad, but would bother some. Overall I will stay there again. The price is right and we spend our time at the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Choose Dough boys for Pizza - look for the coupons and specials because that can make a BIG price difference. Take advantage of the coupons. They are legit.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Couponninja
Business
VA
Aug 1, 2014

A pool on-site would have been nice

This is my second stay at Dolphin Inn. One deciding factor this year was the pool upstairs. Upon arrival, I see a sign saying it is closed for repair due to a storm on July 10, and we can use the Ramada's pool 11 blocks away. I reserved the room two weeks after the damage and there was no notice. This was a big deal to 2 kids. Once in the room, found one of the kitchen lights burned out and the jetted tub would not turn on. The bulb was replaced promptly, but the tub was unable to be fixed. The next morning we wondered why the room was so cold. We discovered that the thermostat does not work, and had to turn the unit completely off at night. Even after leaving a generous tip the first two days, housekeeping did not replace the appropriate number of towels, took the dishrag, did not replace coffee, and did not vacuum the second day. These problems are not deal breakers, but I should not have to be calling the desk 2-3 times a day for basic services. The wi-fi didnt work until the last night, and even then, it was poor, dropping frequently with a full signal and taking 2-3 mins to load pages. We also called the desk about that on the first day. It's difficult to find accomodations for 5-6 people since most rooms max out at 4. I chose Dolphin over a another kitchenette style room for the balcony and indoor pool. The furnishings and carpets are stained, the building is perpetually under repair, the wallpaper is peeling, fixtures are rusted and some hanging crooked, wall around vent in bedroom is gray and dusty. One "improvement" if you want to call it is the sofas seem to be replaced (back cushions were terribly yellowed and stained last year), but found it humorous that the sofabed showed a label for the neighboring Boardwalk Hotel. It seems that the staff are just struggling to keep customers happy with an aging building.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Brigante
Business
Ny
Jul 29, 2014

Good family stay

Pool didn't work and only one elevator it breaks every other day due to the many trips the only elevator on the hotel premesis...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tot1
Business
Virginia Beach
Jun 3, 2014

exceptional staff

staff was exceptional, room was clean. Hotel is right on the boardwalk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VRose
Business
Jersey city
May 29, 2014

Great view

Had a great time the room has a great view of the ocean and boardwalk saw the dolphins every day however the jacuzzi was dirty and pool was tiny I didn't enjoyed either or

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AtwoodGarcia
Business
Roanoke Virginia
May 28, 2014

Gets the job done

Hotel is in great location on the beach. Staff was very friendly and quick to respond to requests. The room is very plain and shows it's age...very much in need of a remodel. But for the price you pay it is fair for what you get. I would stay here again if I wanted a quick getaway and didn't want to spend too much.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

About 15min walk down from this hotel is a place called Waterman's...the best service and the best prices literally of all the oceanfront restaurants!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Buffalo mom and girls
Business
NY
May 27, 2014

Memorial Weekend

The staff was very helpful, right there when something was needed. Room was comfortable. Would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Oceanfront stay
Business
USA
Apr 3, 2014

Preseason ocean front

Great location. Nice layout. Enough space and privacy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Get the coupon books inside and outside the hotel for great deals on everything from food to entertainment.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Momof3Ohio
Business
NE Ohio
Mar 31, 2014

Spring Break Family vacation

We always get 2 rooms side by side, and had the reservation made for over a month. The hotel didn't have any for us due to a cheerleading competition in town. So they put us down the hall from each other and told us we would be moved side by side the next day. As we were waiting our turn, the man behind the desk gave the room beside us to the people ahead of us. Then told us that we wouldn't be moving the next day because it wasn't necessary. The lady I had spoken to told us they would be doing a fire inspection in that room & it needed to be available. This man told me he didn't know anything about it. I asked to speak to a manager. He gave me a card with the number to reach someone. When I got back to my room & called, I reached the man at the front desk! He said he didn't think I would be calling right away and that a manager could be reached on Monday (2 days later#. The next day, Catharine #the original lady I spoke to) called and told us our side-by-side rooms were ready & apologized for the trouble, saying she had heard we had some problems the previous day. When I told her everything that happened, she said she would take care of it personally. Then we couldn't use the pool for a day & a half because it was down for chemical adjustments, and the weather outside was rain & cold, so we couldn't go to the beach either. Our last day there, we were accused of throwing things off our balcony at people when it was the people below us. They were throwing things at people, yelling derogatory and foul cursings at people, drawing nasty things in the sand, pushing every button on the elevator so that when people would get on, they had to stop at every floor. On our last night there, some idiot pulled the fire alarm & I had to wake up my 3 children out of bed at 1:30 a.m. to take them to the first floor just to find out it was a false alarm. We had to get up at 5:30 the next morning to get on the road home. Every day when they would bring linens, we would have to call down & ask for a dishcloth. They would give us the dish towel, but not the dishcloth. We have stayed at this hotel 3 out of 4 times we have been to VA Beach in the last 12 months. While I realize that not ALL of the things that went wrong were the hotel's fault, nor were they all under the control of the hotel management, but I will think very hard before staying there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Take the time to drive down General Booth Blvd about 5 miles or so to the Food Lion grocery store and the Goodwill store. The people are amazingly nice & the prices are very reasonable.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
melody lee
Business
yorktown va
Feb 24, 2014

excellent weekend getaway

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Great weekend getaway with family or a friends weekend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Seaside bar and grill.. Locals hangout .Best clams casino you will ever eat PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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