The Dolphin Inn

1705 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 United States (USA) near junction 22 on I-264 (~1.1mi)
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2.5 Star property
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  • Includes an indoor swimming pool
  • Gym is available on property
  • 54 rooms in property
  • 11 floors in hotel
  • 54 suites in hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 8.5/10

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Room types

Check rates1 Bedroom Oceanfront Deluxe Room with Ocean View 2 Double Beds with Sofa
Check ratesDeluxe Double Room 1 Bedroom Ocean View Oceanfront
Check ratesDeluxe Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
Check ratesDeluxe Room Double Bed
Check ratesOcean Front Suite 2 Double Beds
Check ratesOceanfront Suite with Sofa
Check ratesQuadruple Deluxe Ocean Front
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Local attractions

Beach, Virginia Aquarium, MotorWorld, Ocean Breeze Park, Busch Gardens, Water Country, Colonial Williamsburg

Verified reviews of The Dolphin Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked in recently:
Overall score1.0/ 5
We have stayed here many times before and have always been faithful guests two to three times a year booking multiple rooms for basketball tournaments and I have to say my experience has slowly went down hill to the point after this stay I will no longer book at dolphin inn. Tvs didn't work, the lady at the office was nice and tried to fix it but it ended up being the electrical socket in the wall. We let that go because we ended up getting one TV to work. Time for bed we have no blankets, pillows, sheets for the fold out sofa. We go to the office and they hand us one sheet. Me and my husband took the sheet and gave our children the blankets. When paying as much as we did everyone should be comfortable and accommodate to the number of guests that's advertised for the room. For instance if the booking says sleeps 6 then it should sleep 6. Our room basically slept 4. The beds are wrapped in hard plastic and is very noisy and uncomfortable. Maintenance is just horrible and I get it staffing is hard to come by. I am the most understanding person you will meet but this is very disappointing. Also how about fix the smoke detectors. Loud chirping all night is very nerve racking. I guess it's time to do business else where.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 room(s)), from US flag
05-Mar-2022 Verified review, stayed from Fri Mar 04 to Sun Mar 06 2022 at a $116.10 average nightly rate.
"Not what I expected."
Overall score3.0/ 5
Need to update rooms.
(Individual traveller, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-Nov-2021 Verified review, stayed from Sat Oct 23 to Mon Oct 25 2021 at a $103.99 average nightly rate.
"Cockroach City !"
Overall score2.0/ 5
I had room 1102 on the top floor .I reserved a room for one night on Memorial Day for me, my Fiancee and our four month old daughter.She took a shower and found four roaches in the bathroom .After they was found we was in fear of them crawling on us while we was sleeping .I told front desk that I seen them and the woman rolled her eyes like I was lieing.I was told I was gonna get 10% of my money back but I doubt it .Never again will I stay here and I hope no one else even thinks about it unless you are homeless.This place is a dump !
(Individual traveller, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Jun-2021 Verified review, stayed from Sun May 30 to Mon May 31 2021 at a $229.00 average nightly rate.
"Low Grade"
Overall score1.0/ 5
Carelessness to say the least. Double beds are small. They didn't provide blankets. The sofa bed was dirty haven't been clean in months or years behind where you lay your head. Towels were dingy with stains. It smelled bad in the room. Parking wasn't plenty. Abandoned cars with shattered windshield in Parking lot. No toilet paper or soap and during Covid in lobby bathroom. Painted walls Incomplete. Ceiling was peeling. They really don't care about this hotel. My family and I will.
(Individual traveller, booked 1 room), from US flag
11-May-2021 Verified review, stayed from Sat May 08 to Sun May 09 2021 at a $196.17 average nightly rate.
"One Night Stay."
Overall score4.0/ 5
The room was large enough. Balcony door did not lock. Floors were dirty. Door screeched when you opened it. Parking was terrible.
(Individual traveller, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-May-2019 Verified review, stayed from Sat May 04 to Sun May 05 2019 at a $199.00 average nightly rate.
"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.
(Individual traveller, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-Apr-2014 Verified review, stayed from Thu Apr 24 to Sun Apr 27 2014 at a $122.33 average nightly rate.
1.0 out of 5. Based on 1300 guest reviews

Property description

All of our spacious suites are oceanfront with private oceanfront balconies,4X5 Jacuzzi tubs, fully equipped kitchenettes. Each suite can comfortably sleep 6; the bedroom has two doubled beds and the living room has a sleeper sofa. There is a rooftop enclosed heated pool with adjoining sundeck and on-site laudry. Parking is complimentary.

Details / Other expenses

Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Year of last renovation: 2003
Floors: 11
Rooms: 54
Non-smoking rooms: 30
Rooms with disabled access:
Suites: 54
Meeting rooms: 0
Policies / Expenses
Individual 72 hours prior to arrival/Group 90 days prior to arrival
Nightly parking: 0.00
Typical group deposit: 1 nights room and tax
Total taxes: 13.00%
Total misc. fees: £1.61 GBP
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchenette in room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & shuttle information

Norfolk International Airport/20 miles to Oceanfront- Transporation is available from Airport to the Oceanfront/ Hotel does not provide transporation

Is there an airport shuttle? Sorry but no airport shuttle is available.

Pet friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry but pets are not allowed.

FAQs about The Dolphin Inn

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does The Dolphin Inn have?

There are 54 rooms in the property.

Can I get a AAA rate at The Dolphin Inn?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at The Dolphin Inn?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there a gym at The Dolphin Inn?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there shopping nearby?

Yes. Located near shopping areas and the beach. Close to stores for shopping. Great shopping. Every guests reviewed liked the proximity to shopping.

Are there good dining options at The Dolphin Inn?

Dining experience could be nicer. For 90%, the dining experience was not enjoyable.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. WiFi system needs upgrading. We could not get WiFi reception. Wifi quality could be improved. The majority of guests said the wifi quality was bad.

Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

Yes. Kitchenette needs more attention. Almost all guests were unsatisfied with the kitchenette.

Is there a pool at The Dolphin Inn?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property..


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"Bob responded very promptly and the booking process went very well. They answered all our questions and offered the rooms we needed at the price they quoted. It was a very efficient way of finding a hotel for our group. You have been excellent to deal with. I have already referred your company to another teacher in our school. Thank you for being so helpful and following up on everything!!" G.W. - Cleveland, OH

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