"Very dirty. Ceiling leaked, Very, very noisy. People partying all night."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
The first night there on Thursday, April 24, we were in room 701. My son woke up at 4:00 in the morning to the ceiling leaking all over him, which was from room 901's toilet over flowing. I called down to the front desk, which someone answered from the Boardwalk Hotel. I asked if I dialed the wrong number and she said no, that all calls go to the Boardwalk Hotel after hours. She said there was no security during the week. Finally after 45 minutes of someone coming up to our room to see the leak, I told them that I am not staying in this room. So two and a half hours went by, and then we were moved to room 103. I also said that I should get my money back for the inconvenience of the ceiling leaking all over my son and for moving to another room. When we moved to room 103, it was dirty. That night, Friday, April 25, and Saturday night, April 26th, I got five and a half hours of sleep for two days because of the partying from other people in the hotel; screaming all through the hallways and parking garage, banging on the walls, throwing beer bottles and garbage off of the balcony. My family and I planned a three night trip to Virginia Beach because my son was marching in the Norfolk Parade with his high school band from Pittsburgh, PA. Unfortunately it was our worst vacation trip experience ever because of the hotel stay. It was a nightmare. I would never recommend the Dolphin Inn 1705 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach. First of all, they need better security at this hotel. How on earth can you let people roam the hallways and the parking garage all night and scream? We felt like we were barricaded in our room because of all the commotion for the three nights we stayed there. The pictures they have hanging up in their office of the hotel room and the swimming pool are very deceiving. The rugs had stains all over them, bathroom walls were filthy, living room sliding glass door was filthy, and swimming pool water was dirty. Dolpin Inn's Mission Statement is "Exceed every guest's expectations every time through a guest-centric philosophy." That didn't happen. Moral of the story is never stay at the Dolphin Inn, Virginia Beach.
Verified Review, stayed from Thu Apr 24 to Sun Apr 27 2014 at a $122.33 average nightly rate.