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This was one of the worst hotels I've ever visited. The room was very dirty. The bathroom had serious water damage on the ceiling from the room above it flooding. The mattresses were wrapped in thick plastic underneath the sheets. The only positive was the ocean view. Everything else was below standard. I checked out early and went to another hotel. I don't recommend this property!

Check in clerk wasn’t friendly. When we got to our room, neither key worked, so I went back downstairs. I told her the keys didn’t work and she said “ok, so you need a new room?” I said that maybe she could re-scan the keys and the current room would be fine. She clicked the computer and gave me a new room number. Coffee maker didn’t work, plugs for USB’s didn’t work, and upon checkout, a different clerk asked me why we weren’t in the original room and why we needed a new room. They’ve done some renovations, but the property is very rundown, dirty carpet and ceilings.

Great price and was right on the beach. For the price condition of hotel is expected due to the frequency of guest. Parking is also available upon checkin and an extra parking may be purchased.

Close to beach.

There was no hand soap, shampoo or conditioner provided. The beds still had old underwear under them and the sheets hadn’t been changed since the last guest. Cleaning wasn’t provided daily but every 3 days. The pool is under construction and not available. There was a guy roaming the halls pretending to work there trying to gain access to the rooms. Overall, a dirty, stressful, disappointing stay. It was nice being right next to the beach, but there are tons of other options for that.

Very dirty. Broken down. Lights not working. Doors wouldn’t lock.

The hotel is absolutely disgusting. Cigarette burn holes and stains everywhere. Handprints on the walls and what was either food or blood smeared all over the bedroom walls.

The room was spacious but it’s dirty.... the pull out couch and pillows looked like they came from outside. I was very disappointed. The pictures made it look really nice but I probably won’t be staying there again

Will stay here again next year. My only complaint is that the speakers on the tv in room 205 didn’t work right. Everything else was fine for the price.

The most dirtiest hotel at a last min getaway! Looking through the pictures we figured $310 was a little steep for one night but thought from the pictures it was decent enough to stay! When we got here, they where ready for early check in at 12! It was great as we have 2 young kids. The owners gave us room 201 which was, the worst, I’d rather sleep on the street! There where feces all over the supposed cleaned room, The door didn’t shut, paper towel to stuff the peep hole, holes in the wall, dead bugs in the cabinets, rust, rust, rust, every where, very dark in every room to hide the filth, stains on anything you can think of, couches where the worst!! Hopefully, I can add photos I took plenty! I went to the desk the owners father RAJ came out nice guy, I told him the situation and he brought me to another room,(502) the only room that was left he said, but I was told room 201 was the last room, by the son? Any who, that one was better but still, Dirty, sheets stained with brown, blood red, smelled as urine was sprayed throughout everything, sheets smelled of as*, sweat which room service never came!! Stains,stains!! Sockets? Nothing charged usb wise worked! The same as room 201! That night we left out, came back everything was off 2 hours later! Things moved around!! Privacy breach!! Everyone who works there has a key!! Next morning went to beach,check out at 11, room was cleaned at 10:20 or earlier, stuff was thrown in the trash! No compensation!! Please,Do not stay here!!

Don’t plan on getting a refund if you aren’t happy. Was told we only had 30 minutes after check in to get a refund. By the time we got the luggage in the room and checked everything out it was well past 30 minutes. Granted, the did bring sheets to cover up the nasty couch and chairs for us. Also came and vacuumed and tried to get rid of the weird smell with odorizer. I mean, I guess that helped idk. Nothing in the room was functional, room hadn’t been cleaned before we checked in. AC leaked, pretty much flooded the balcony, couldn’t use half of the tiny balcony for the standing water. Stains all over the mattress, holes in the wall, lights out, couch and chair gross and covered with stains, coffee pot didn’t work, nor did the hair dryer. If you’re looking for a cheap place to stay, spend a few extra dollars and go somewhere else.

Fold in bed was broken, mattress was filthy, living chair filthy and bedroom door was off the hinges. My stay was better on the second and third floor previously, but they must don't care about any other floor after that.

The property is old and needs lots of TLC. THe location was great! We stayed for 3 nights.. I like the living rrom with sofabed.. The room was big enough that feels like an Apt. As a small kitchen with coffee maker and Microwave.

Dirty Dirty their scams people haven’t this hotel in the list the orbiz

Constantly smelled like weed in elevator and room. Room was not clean and floors were sticky, over all the place was really sketchy

People were accommodating. Door leading to the terrace was broke.

Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach VA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Pacific Avenue
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, The Dolphin Inn is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Pacific Avenue. This 54-room hotel has in-room conveniences like balconies, sofa beds, and living rooms.


Rooms

The 54 individually decorated accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with a separate bedroom and living rooms. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, microwaves, and refrigerators.


Property features

At The Dolphin Inn, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

Suite, Oceanfront

2 Double Beds | 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 5

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View, Oceanfront

2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for The Dolphin Inn

Everyone (29) Couples (4) Family (14)
1
Everyone

This was one of the worst hotels I've ever visited. The room was very dirty. The bathroom had serious water damage on the ceiling from the room above it flooding. The mattresses were wrapped in thick plastic underneath the sheets. The only positive was the ocean view. Everything else was below standard. I checked out early and went to another hotel. I don't recommend this property!

By on Nov 27, 2021

3
Family

Check in clerk wasn’t friendly. When we got to our room, neither key worked, so I went back downstairs. I told her the keys didn’t work and she said “ok, so you need a new room?” I said that maybe she could re-scan the keys and the current room would be fine. She clicked the computer and gave me a new room number. Coffee maker didn’t work, plugs for USB’s didn’t work, and upon checkout, a different clerk asked me why we weren’t in the original room and why we needed a new room. They’ve done some renovations, but the property is very rundown, dirty carpet and ceilings.

By on Nov 18, 2021

4
Everyone

Great price and was right on the beach. For the price condition of hotel is expected due to the frequency of guest. Parking is also available upon checkin and an extra parking may be purchased.

By on Oct 21, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 21, 2021

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

2
Family

Close to beach.

By on Aug 26, 2021

2
Family with small children

There was no hand soap, shampoo or conditioner provided. The beds still had old underwear under them and the sheets hadn’t been changed since the last guest. Cleaning wasn’t provided daily but every 3 days. The pool is under construction and not available. There was a guy roaming the halls pretending to work there trying to gain access to the rooms. Overall, a dirty, stressful, disappointing stay. It was nice being right next to the beach, but there are tons of other options for that.

By on Aug 18, 2021

1
Family with small children

Very dirty. Broken down. Lights not working. Doors wouldn’t lock.

By on Jul 25, 2021

1
Friends

The hotel is absolutely disgusting. Cigarette burn holes and stains everywhere. Handprints on the walls and what was either food or blood smeared all over the bedroom walls.

By on Jun 1, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 1, 2021

Thanks for staying with us

2
Everyone

The room was spacious but it’s dirty.... the pull out couch and pillows looked like they came from outside. I was very disappointed. The pictures made it look really nice but I probably won’t be staying there again

By on Mar 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 15, 2021

thanks for staying with us

4
Partner Couples

Will stay here again next year. My only complaint is that the speakers on the tv in room 205 didn’t work right. Everything else was fine for the price.

By on Aug 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 6, 2020

we will serve you better next time

1
Family Family with small children

The most dirtiest hotel at a last min getaway! Looking through the pictures we figured $310 was a little steep for one night but thought from the pictures it was decent enough to stay! When we got here, they where ready for early check in at 12! It was great as we have 2 young kids. The owners gave us room 201 which was, the worst, I’d rather sleep on the street! There where feces all over the supposed cleaned room, The door didn’t shut, paper towel to stuff the peep hole, holes in the wall, dead bugs in the cabinets, rust, rust, rust, every where, very dark in every room to hide the filth, stains on anything you can think of, couches where the worst!! Hopefully, I can add photos I took plenty! I went to the desk the owners father RAJ came out nice guy, I told him the situation and he brought me to another room,(502) the only room that was left he said, but I was told room 201 was the last room, by the son? Any who, that one was better but still, Dirty, sheets stained with brown, blood red, smelled as urine was sprayed throughout everything, sheets smelled of as*, sweat which room service never came!! Stains,stains!! Sockets? Nothing charged usb wise worked! The same as room 201! That night we left out, came back everything was off 2 hours later! Things moved around!! Privacy breach!! Everyone who works there has a key!! Next morning went to beach,check out at 11, room was cleaned at 10:20 or earlier, stuff was thrown in the trash! No compensation!! Please,Do not stay here!!

By , from Pasadena on Jul 27, 2020

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