$141 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 25, 2014 Check-out: Aug 28, 2014

Dolphin Inn

2 stars
1705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
99 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.

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

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Reviewer score 3.8 out of 5

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.

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 (99)

Ratings and reviews for Dolphin Inn

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
99 out of 99
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Dolphin Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tot1
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
Review of Dolphin Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VRose
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
Review of Dolphin Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AtwoodGarcia
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
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!

Review of Dolphin Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Buffalo mom and girls
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
Review of Dolphin Inn

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.

Review of Dolphin Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Momof3Ohio
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
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.

Review of Dolphin Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
melody lee
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
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of Dolphin Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Photoshootr
Virginia
Nov 7, 2013

weekend getaway, flying solo

I've read previous reviews, which I really shouldn't do. I've stayed at this hotel before and have had no real problems. Location is PERFECT. Room is average, nothing fancy and modest at best. Really, really could use an upgrade, but be careful what you ask for because the rates will reflect any investment they may make. Considering the special rates offered through web sites, like this, you really can't expect much. I would stay there again. THE STAFF WAS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE AREA.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Dolphin Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dolphins 13
Delaware
Oct 1, 2013

Great location and staff was great

Great location to watch the Dolphins swim by everyday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Dolphin Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jimmy1977
Richmond, VA
Sep 26, 2013

My 'Go To' place to stay at VaBeach

This was my 6th stay at Dolphin Inn and I'll be back again next year. Every room is oceanfront, every room is a little efficiency apartment with microwave, fridge, sink, plates, silverware, linen, and comfortable sleeping space for the whole family. Nice big balcony with the Atlantic Ocean beach just outside. Dough Boys pizza and Log Cabin breakfast restaurant are across the street and Rock Fish restaurant is next door on the boardwalk. Use the parking 2nd floor deck.

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