The Barclay Towers Resort Hotel

3 stars
809 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
201 reviews
Best stay yet

This is the fourth time we have stayed at Barclay for an extended weekend stay. In previous years,... See full review

  • Ourfamilytravelagent
  • Aug 15, 2014
Fantastic stay right on the ocean!

Love, love, love this place! This is our 2nd time here and I am sure we will be back. Highly... See full review

  • shelant
  • Jul 24, 2014
Residential-style oceanfront hotel with indoor pool, free breakfast
Families and other vacationers value the beachfront address of this all-suite hotel. The boardwalk is just outside the Barclay Towers Resort Hotel's doors, and guests have easy access to local attractions, such as the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier. The all-suite rooms have balconies, full kitchens and free Wi-Fi. There is an indoor pool and free continental breakfast.

Highlights
  • Free Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast
  • One free parking space per unit
  • Suites have ocean views and full kitchens
  • Close to the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier
  • Indoor pool with sun roof

Rooms
Easy tropical style pervades the 138 suites at the Barclay Towers Resort Hotel that all face the Atlantic Ocean. Wireless-enabled rooms are set up with sleeping, dining and lounging space and a full kitchen. Coastal-inspired artwork coordinates with orange- and palm-colored bedding. Private balconies deliver boardwalk views. A sofa bed affords extra room. With the exception of the kitchen, rooms are cleaned twice weekly.

Features

The boardwalk and beach are just steps from the Barclay Towers Resort Hotel. Guests can also find recreational activities on the property. There is a heated indoor pool with a sun roof and a hot tub. The fitness center has Life Fitness strength and cardio machines and beach views. A video game room occupies the kids.

Transportation
  • Norfolk International Airport (13.2 mi/21.3 km)
  • Newport News Williamsburg International Airport (35.3 mi/56.7 km)
Attractions
  • Hampton Roads Convention Center (26.7 mi/42.8 km)
  • Virginia Beach Convention Center (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Virginia Beach Amphitheater (8.6 mi/13.9 km)
  • Virginia Beach Town Center (9.1 mi/14.6 km)
  • Nauticus  (17.9 mi/28.8 km)
  • Chrysler Museum of Art (17.8 mi/28.7 km)
  • Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center (51.1 mi/82.2 km)
  • Colonial Williamsburg (49.8 mi/80.2 km)
  • Busch Gardens (46.2 mi/74.4 km)
  • Water Country USA  (47.1 mi/75.7 km)
  • Virginia Beach Oceanfront (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • The Ghent District (18.2 mi/29.3 km)
  • MacArthur Center (17.5 mi/28.2 km)
  • Williamsburg Premium Outlets (53.9 mi/86.8 km)
  • Old Cape Henry Lighthouse (6.4 mi/10.4 km)
  • First Landing State Park (5.7 mi/9.2 km)
  • Ocean Breeze Water Park (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Naval Air Station Oceana (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
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.

The Barclay Towers Resort Hotel Rooms

King Suite
Each room has a King bed with pull-out sofa bed and also has a kitchen with microwave oven, stove, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, cookware and place settings for four. All of our overnight guests are offered free continental breakfast and free wireless internet.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Hotel Map

36.8373 -75.9716
Area served
Virginia Beach.
Nearby airports
Norfolk International Airport.
Area description
The Barclay Towers Resort Hotel has proximity to Christian Broadcast Network, The Douglas MacArthur Memorial, Edgar Cayce Visitors Center and The Hampton Roads Naval Museum.

Nearby points of interest

  • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum: 0.4 mi
  • The Virginia Beach Convention Center: 1.1 mi
  • Old Coast Guard Station: 1.1 mi
  • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.2 mi
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: 1.2 mi
  • Ocean Breeze Waterpark: 1.8 mi
  • Angelos Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 1.9 mi
  • Motor World: 1.9 mi
  • Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment: 4 mi
  • Old Cape Henry Lighthouse: 6.5 mi
  • First Landing State Park: 7.2 mi
  • Sandbridge Beach: 7.9 mi
  • Mount Trashmore Park: 8.3 mi
  • Adam Thoroughgood House: 8.8 mi
  • Lynnhaven House: 9 mi
  • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum: 0.4 mi
  • The Virginia Beach Convention Center: 1.1 mi
  • Old Coast Guard Station: 1.1 mi
  • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.2 mi
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: 1.2 mi
  • Ocean Breeze Waterpark: 1.8 mi
  • Angelos Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 1.9 mi
  • Motor World: 1.9 mi
  • Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment: 4 mi
  • Old Cape Henry Lighthouse: 6.5 mi
  • First Landing State Park: 7.2 mi
  • Sandbridge Beach: 7.9 mi
  • Mount Trashmore Park: 8.3 mi
  • Adam Thoroughgood House: 8.8 mi
  • Lynnhaven House: 9 mi
  • Chicks Beach: 10.1 mi
  • Military Aviation Museum: 11.4 mi
  • Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge: 12.2 mi
  • False Cape State Park: 14.7 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
We have two banquet rooms directly on the Atlantic Ocean that are absolutely beautiful. The Ocean Vista Room has approximately 2400 square feet and can seat up to 150 people. The room has atrium windows that give a spectacular view of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and Boardwalk. The room also includes a private canopied patio directly on the beach. The Boardwalk Room can accommodate up to 60 people.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
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.

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Guest Reviews (201)

Ratings and reviews for The Barclay Towers Resort Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
201 out of 201
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Iggy Star
San Francisco, CA
Sep 8, 2014

Nice view

Pretty good hotel, nice location. Decent restaurants nearby.

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

3
5.01.0
Ashleigh Mathews
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Aug 28, 2014

Beach getaway

The hotel was in a great location but the staff was not friendly and we were ready to check in at 3pm and were unable to.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

restaurant on pier

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Drea228
Washington DC
Aug 18, 2014

Pretty Good

The location can't be beat! Right on the beach near restaurants and shops. Rooms need updating for the $200++ rate charged though. Nice Bath and Body Amenities.

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

5
5.01.0
Ourfamilytravelagent
King William, va
Aug 15, 2014

Best stay yet

This is the fourth time we have stayed at Barclay for an extended weekend stay. In previous years, the age of the building was very apparent. Old decor. Stained grout and broken tiling. Holes in sheets. But we kept coming back because of the location and price. I don't know if there was a management change or what but the improvement was extraordinary. Updated furniture, new card systems on the doors. Clean carpeting (no black feet!) I have not one negative thing to say about our room, the staff or the amenities. The only thing I can think of that could have made my stay any better? In room massage service or an on site spa :)

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

4
5.01.0
turkeyroll
Philadelphia
Aug 13, 2014

Great Stay @ Barclay

My family of 4 stayed at Barclay Towers. There was free parking at a lot across the street. The hotel is right on the beach and all rooms are oceanfront. There is a heated indoor pool which is big enough for kids & adults. We stayed on the 3rd floor which seemed to be perfect. Room had fridge, stove & microwave. A free continental (muffins, cereal, danishes & donuts) breakfast was offered. Lots of food choices within walking distance.

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

4
5.01.0
Dad of three under 10
Charlottesville, VA
Aug 13, 2014

Great family beach hotel

Location on the quieter south end of the VA Beach boardwalk was excellent. Close to playground for young kids. 1.5 miles to Neptune statue on 31st St. Kids loved to scooter to there. Hotel value was excellent. The property is older, but well kept. Inlcuded continental breakfast was a nice addition. Definitely not worth paying double for a place like Residence Inn.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Nightly free entertainment along the Boardwalk.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
rumbero
DC
Aug 13, 2014

older building

Overall it was an enjoyable stay, because this is the better end of the sea front. Rooms have not been renovated for decades. Not up to standard of Marriott or Hilton.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Concerts in parks

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Review of The Barclay Towers Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Amamommie
PA
Jul 28, 2014

Big Disappointment

Very disappointing. The hotel is very dated and in desperate need of upgrading. Our air conditioning would not get cold. We were sweating every night. Mold in bathroom, holes in our sheets. The windows have never seen a bottle of windex or paper towels. The bed was uncomfortable and the living room furniture needed to be replaced. The whole place felt dirty. The only positive is that it's oceanfront. Also, I'm not a smoker, but if you smoke you definitely don't want to stay here. The entire hotel is smoke-free, including the balconies. If they catch you smoking you pay a $250 fine. Housekeeping was a joke. All they did was replace bathroom towels. No cleaning. They need to call Gordon Ramsey ASAP!!! We will never come back here.

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

4
5.01.0
Aussie Knit Girl
Fredericksburg, VA
Jul 27, 2014

Pleasantly surprised

This was my first time going to VA Beach and I booked the hotel based on other reviews and price. I was very happy with the experience. We got a king suite, which was perfect. The only thing I wish was different was a screen door on the door to the balcony. We have a little one and the screen would have let us keep the door open while keeping him safe. The bed was super comfortable, as were the pillows. The rooms had bath produces from Bath & Body Works, which was nice. The free continental breakfast was your standard fare, but very nice. The dining area could use some sprucing up but it was still decent. The hotel is at the quiet end of the boardwalk, which is nice for families. And we could still see the fireworks from our balcony. We will definitely stay there again. Parking is limited in front of the hotel but there is parking just across the street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Review of The Barclay Towers Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
shelant
Germany
Jul 24, 2014

Fantastic stay right on the ocean!

Love, love, love this place! This is our 2nd time here and I am sure we will be back. Highly recommended! Enough said :)

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