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Top 5 Hotels in Virginia Beach

Jon Fesmire | September 17, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Virginia Beach is known as the Resort City for good reason. It’s a big city with more than 450,000 residents, an abundance of seafood restaurants, friendly people, and despite the noise from military planes flying overhead, a laid-back vibe throughout. 

If you’re staying here, the best hotels are all near the beach. Here are our five favorites.


The Barclay Towers Hotel and Resort

Would you like a luxurious stay on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk with a guaranteed ocean view? Then check out The Barclay Towers Hotel and Resort. Each room includes a separate living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a balcony overlooking the beach.

There’s plenty to do around the hotel. It’s a short drive from the Ocean Breeze Waterpark, the Naval Museum, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum, Water Country USA, and many great restaurants. Barclay Towers also has two large banquet rooms, available for wedding receptions or other large events. Check the website to see if they’re available. 


Holiday Inn VA Beach

The Holiday Inn, Oceanside is also close to a lot of great attractions, like the Virginia Beach Sports Center, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and Skydive Suffolk. Book a room with a king-size bed or two double beds and incredible views of the beach and the Atlantic ocean.

Virginia Beach Sports Center and offers stunning views of the ocean and the boardwalk as well as an onsite restaurant. The view is amazing, the rooms are clean and the location is excellent. This hotel often has specials for military members or large groups, so check the website for them. While there’s plenty of dining in the boardwalk area and beyond, the Holiday Inn also has its own onsite restaurant, Hemingway’s, with indoor and shaded outdoor seating serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

If you’re getting married in Virginia Beach, check out their wedding packages and gallery. You may just want to hold the big event here.


Delta Hotels by Marriott Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites

To the northwest of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, on the shores of Chesapeake Bay, you’ll find Delta Hotels by Marriott Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites. It boasts suites with living rooms, kitchens, bay-side views, balconies, big bathrooms, and more. Onsite you’ll enjoy a comfy café, as well as a bar and restaurant, called Tin Cup Kitchen, a fitness center with exercise machines, a pool, and more. Plus, the hotel has a private beach with clean, golden sand where you can enjoy swimming and relaxing. The boardwalk and other attractions are just a short drive away.


Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts

If you love swimming, not just in the ocean but in swimming pools, you’ll love Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts because this hotel has four of them. Another great hotel right on the boardwalk, Oceanaire rooms have, at a minimum, two double beds, a kitchenette, and a balcony overlooking the ocean. Every guest room features these beachside views.

There are a lot of great eateries and restaurants nearby, including North End Pizza, Pocahontas Pancake House, Manninos, and Hershey’s Ice Cream. Plus, it’s close to the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum and other great attractions we’ve mentioned.


Turtle Cay by Diamond Resorts

On the south end of the Boardwalk is Turtle Cay by Diamond Resorts. This attractive and affordable hotel has two swimming pools, two hot tubs, and a nine-foot-high waterfall. Each suite features a private balcony, and they range from studios to double two-bedroom suites. Bathrooms have a separate bathtub and shower.

It’s close to the boardwalk and sites like the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Turtle Cay is one block from the beach, and all suites are non-smoking, so when you rent a room, you won’t have to worry about the smell of old cigarettes. 

If you visit and love it enough to move here, remember to look for us at Jack Rabbit Storage. Our self storage spaces will help make your move here easier. Store your surfing, beach gear, and off-season wardrobe or if you run a business, store your business inventory here. 


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