$86 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 12, 2015 Check-out: May 15, 2015

Dolphin Inn

2 stars
View map of 1705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
80 reviews
excellent weekend getaway

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

  • melody lee
  • Feb 24, 2014
Awesome Family Trip

We have stayed at The Dolphin Inn 3 out of 4 times in a year's time. The staff is very helpful. The... See full review

  • Momof3Ohio
  • Mar 10, 2015
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.

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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:
4:00 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Dolphin Inn

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
80 out of 80
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tracy s.
Business
N/A
Apr 15, 2015

Just ok

Desk staff was great and tried to fix mistakes. They need a new cleaning crew. Bathroom floor and walls look like they were never touched in some areas. Couch had stains. TVs old and remote difficult to use. Location was great.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Momof3Ohio
Business
Brewster
Mar 10, 2015

Awesome Family Trip

We have stayed at The Dolphin Inn 3 out of 4 times in a year's time. The staff is very helpful. The rooms are clean, and the pool is small, but warm & clean. We will definitely stay again!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lacybunch8
Business
virginia beach
Nov 30, 2014

beautiful view

Overall I enjoyed my stay. The big disappointment was that the pool was closed. It would have been nice to know that information prior to booking the room. We were offered pool privileges at another hotel, but it was 11 blocks awAy.

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

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Dolphin Inn

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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