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Amanda, Ohio
Reviewed 10 July 2011

I want to start off by saying I was very impressed with the staff and how friendly and helpful they were. Always greeting us in the hallways with a smile and anytime we needed anything, always brought it right up. This hotel is in a great location shops and food in walking distance. We stayed on the 7th floor closest...

2Thank bridgetnoh
Reviewed 10 July 2011

First off let me say for the price of $300 plus a night I expect my hotel room to be VERY CLEAN and up to date on the furniture. I understand this is an older hotel on the boardwalk but the problems or mishaps we had were ridiclous. From getting locked out of our room(for 30 mins after coming back...

Thank chasfee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 25 June 2011

For the price it was a steal! Its like having a suite and it fit everyone in our family (7) in door pool, view of the beach, kitchen area with dishes,sliverwear, toaster etc....would stay again!

1Thank tbrown20040
Reviewed 1 June 2011

Staff was very pleasant, check in was great, room was very clean and comfortable. Only 2 not so good things, but of not of real big deals...one was...we were an end roon close to where they have the bands played. If you want to sleep before 11, and a band is playing...forget it...the boom boom noise comes right into the...

1Thank 1coolchic
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 17 May 2011

Very nice place to stay. Property was clean, Staff are knowledgeable, Location is great!

1Thank ccpolrb4
Richfield Springs, New York
Reviewed 26 April 2011

Our first disappointment came when we arrived early. I understand that check in is a 4:00 pm, however, check out was at 11:00. I checked in several times with the receptionist to see if our room was ready when finally after four o'clock I was visibly upset and was allowed in. We were checked in to a room that we...

1Thank Jayneemarie
GMDOLPHININN, General Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

In response to "Unhappy Traveler" Hi. I'm Stefano Reyes the new General Manager for the Dolphin Inn. First and foremost, thankyou so very much for your feedback. I apologize about your wait on checking in. As you stated ,check in time is at 4pm and checkout time is at 11am. Housekeeping uses that time in between to prepare those rooms...

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 25 April 2011

There were warning flags from the garage based check-in office to the seedy hallways that should have made us turn back immediately. Upon opening the door to the suite, an odor hit me in the face like a frying pan! The beat up furnishings and darkly stained, urine smelling carpeting sent us running to the "front desk" for an immediate...

1Thank bartella33
GMDOLPHININN, General Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

In Response to "Picture a litter box with a balcony" I'm Stefano Reyes, the new General Manager of the Dolphin Inn. First, I wanted to apologize about the inconveniences that you encountered during your stay and we surely do appreciate the feedback. Second, I wanted to say thank you for your compliment of the staff. They are truly the best...

Chesterfield, Virginia
Reviewed 18 April 2011

The staff was nice and it wasn't the most terrible but.....the room was dusty, dirty. The carpet was stained and frayed. Old, old furniture and curtains. The room was very bright to sleep in due to the lights right outside the street side bedoom window.There was dust on the headboards to the beds. I found a "critter" bug in the...

Thank bishley
GMDOLPHININN, General Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

In response to "Not Happy" My name is Stefano Reyes and I am the new General Manager of the Dolphin Inn. I first wanted to say thank you so very much for your comments. As with any new transition, I am currently addressing those issues that you encountered during your stay and with great resolve I may add. WE RECENTLY...

Summersville, West Virginia
Reviewed 6 February 2011

First off, let me mention the parking. It's an eight story hotel that has two small parking lots, and by small, I mean about 15 cars per lot. Now for the rooms. My room was supposed to have 2 double beds and a pull out sleeper sofa in the living room area, perfect for 3 people. Well, I've had to...

Thank csstudent
springfield, va
Reviewed 17 January 2011

This is an older hotel and does not have a eating facility, however there are plenty within walking distance. The hotel was very clean as I am a bit of a picky person. The rooms are very spacious and very well appointed. I could not believe that every room has it's own balcony facing the beach. We loved the oversized...

Thank beachnut25

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spacious Comfort Right on the Beach! This Virginia Beach, boutique hotel offers you and your family uncomplicated and uncompromised comfort and warm hospitality at a truly great value. Located at the very heart of the 3-mile long boardwalk, this all suite, all oceanfront property provides space and amenities at an unbeatable location. The Dolphin Inn is the perfect place to experience your special Virginia Beach vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Inn

Address: 1705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range: ₹ 5,367 - ₹ 32,400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel Virginia Beach
Dolphin Virginia Beach
Dolphin Inn Virginia Beach Va
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#49 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
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“Beach front Rooms have the perfect view, but over priced for a "Motel". Not the best quality. Motel needs upgrading badly.”
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