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Dolphin Inn

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible service Over pay for crappy room The third morning workers came in while my family was asleep!! Thank goodness I was in the kitchen getting coffee when the man came in. He looked like hired Help just off the street. Who knows what could have happened. You cant trust everyone these days.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is "under renovation" but from previous reviews they aren't making any progress. We could not even get into the first room because of debris blocking the hall. She tried to tell us it was just new curtains (lol)...in the photo I had moved the debris but it looked to be broken furniture. We moved it and went into...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good hotel with ocean view and in the center of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk. The front desk was very friendly, professional and accommodating. Rooms were nice size, fridge, microwave, iron etc... Very good price and great location.

1Thank Alfredo T
Hampton, Virginia
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

If the pictures don't paint a story of why you should NOT go to the Dolphin Inn, then I will tell you a story. Once upon a time in a land called make believe there was a place called the Dolphin Inn that was the most disgusting stay anyone could have. The slum lord (is the what you call an...

2Thank Shelbean76
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We called and the lady was rude and we couldn't understand her. So we have no clue if she can go but she's already paid for the reservation on the room... Needless to say that we are still clueless as to whether or not she is guaranteed to get the room!

Thank prepneck98
Gloucester, Virginia
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My fiance and I decided to come to Va. Beach from Gloucester, Va. for a quick get away. We initially went to the hotel next door for the night only to wake up to no hot water. The hostess informed us the manager would be in a 9 am. My fiance and I are early risers (6 am) so it...

Thank Becki S
Culpeper, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The views are great....oceanfront balconies, and the rooms had a great layout, but...I feel like we didn't get what we paid for, even at $65.00 night (off-season). We were not expecting a 4 star hotel for the great price of a beach front room, but I certainly wasn't expecting mysterious sofa stains, spackle all over the walls, decaf coffee as...

1Thank Robin R
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 29 January 2017

For starters don't ever stay at the Dolphin Inn, they couldn't pay me to stay there again. We stayed there 7-8 years ago and our experience was very pleasant. Not the story now..totally different they need a massive makeover very out dated with everything. The rooms are horrible, dirty, furniture falling apart very tacky and old looking. The first room...

1Thank jaze88
Walnutport, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This place is a dump! We stopped at Virginia Beach overnight on our way towards home from a week in Myrtle Beach. Should have kept looking for a different place to stay but it was a Saturday evening, we were tired and hungry. The room on the third floor was dirty and needed a complete remodel. The lock on the...

1Thank nanaof3
General M, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

We understand that you are hesitant to return based on this experience, though we hope to have another chance to impress you in the future. I want to assure you that your comments are being taken seriously, passed onto our staff and addressed through continuous improvements to our accommodations and policies. I hope you'll accept our sincere apologies for the...

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Okay so lets start off with I booked online for almost $100 for one night. Arrive at the hotel and the power is out with the fire alarm going off and everyone standing out front. That should've been my sign to leave then. I call the front desk because no one was there to check us in. He tells me...

2Thank seashelly321
General M, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Dear seashelly321, Your review is greatly appreciated, though it is very disappointing to learn of the bad impression we made with the state of our accommodations. I am sorry for any rudeness that you encountered with this situation and I assure you that your comments have been addressed with our entire staff and management team to ensure that no similar...

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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 Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3424
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range: €136 - €508 (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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#50 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
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“Don't give your hard earned money to this place!”
crystalw232, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“No good rooms here!”
nanaof3, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Possibly the worse hotel I have been to...EVER”
seashelly321, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beach front Rooms have the perfect view, but over priced for a "Motel". Not the best quality. Motel needs upgrading badly.”
plogan0854, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Perfect for a family of 4 or more”
buttonluver7, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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