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The Dolphin Inn

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

2.9 / 5
1,045 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Virginia Beach Boardwalk
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Pacific Avenue
    3 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Subway
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    18th Street Seafood Bar & Grill
    1 min walk
  • Airport
    Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.)
    21 min drive

Choose your room

Book online or call:

1-800-238-0767
  • Suite, Oceanfront

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds OR 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More details
    Cancellation policy for this rate plan:
    Free cancellation
    Before Fri, Nov 15
    Amenities for this rate plan:
    • Reserve now, pay deposit
    • Free WiFi
    • Free self parking
    Price is $59
    per night
    Excludes $7 daily resort fee
    It only takes 2 minutes
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View, Oceanfront

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More details
    Cancellation policy for this rate plan:
    Free cancellation
    Before Fri, Nov 15
    Amenities for this rate plan:
    • Reserve now, pay deposit
    • Free WiFi
    • Free self parking
    Price is $79
    per night
    Excludes $7 daily resort fee
    It only takes 2 minutes

About this area

Virginia Beach

The Dolphin Inn is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Neptune Statue are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center and Ocean Breeze Waterpark. Nightmare Mansion and Jungle Golf are also worth visiting.

Visit our Virginia Beach travel guide

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Virginia Beach Boardwalk - 1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Pacific Avenue - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Virginia Beach Fishing Pier - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Virginia Beach Convention Center - 18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Neptune Statue - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Norfolk Station - 19 min drive
  • Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.) - 21 min drive

Restaurants

  • Subway — 1 min walk
  • 18th Street Seafood Bar & Grill — 1 min walk
  • NY Pizza — 2 min walk
  • RockFish Boardwalk Bar and Seagrill — 4 min walk
  • The Boxx — 5 min walk

About this property

The Dolphin Inn

Along with a 24-hour front desk, this smoke-free hotel has free self parking and free WiFi in public areas. All 54 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and sofa beds. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like living rooms and refrigerators.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00 per stay.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Property payment types

Discover
Mastercard
American Express
Visa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 7.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in fee: USD 35 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • An in-room safe is available for an additional fee
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces

Things to do

  • Golfing
  • Swimming pool

Family friendly

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate living room
  • Sofa bed

Conveniences

  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Sofa bed double

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Separate living room

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Beach (direct access)
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Windsurfing
2.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
150
4 - Good
259
3 - Okay
214
2 - Mediocre
194
1 - Poor
228
2.8
Cleanliness
3.2
Service and Staff
2.1
Amenities
2.6
Property condition

2/5

  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

The room was haphazardly thrown together with random pieces of furniture, there were stains on the floors, couch, chair. The ceiling was cracking and had water stains all over. Just not my idea of a nice hotel, especially at the prices.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

1/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

NASTY HOTEL! STAY AWAY!

Nasty hotel not sure why we stayed there. The good thing was we were out during the day. No cleaning service provided. Ants in the kitchen area, no locking on sliding door no hot water, moldy and stuffy smell, stains on sofas. Overall total nastiness!!!

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

1/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Not worth the bargain.

There was hair on the end table in the living room area. The railing on the balcony was shakey and not connected to the middle support bar. When I woke up Sunday morning, I was covered in red bites from what I assume are bed bugs. I moved the mattress, and found reddish brown stains in the creases of the mattress. Finally, we were unable to get a hot shower. In the afternoon, the water never even got warm.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

2/5

  • Liked: Staff & service

Loved the location. The rooms were partially renovated and the beds were comfortable. The room smelled of smoke. The balcony door did not have an operational lock. The front door's sealant was insufficient and made a howling sound when the winds kicked up.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

1/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great view on the boardwalk, other then that terrible. First room stank like someone had been smoking for years in it, got sent to another room and it had no hot water in the shower. Holes in the bedroom door. Walls that had been patched but never painted. Stains on every piece of furniture. Burn holes in bed sheets...

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

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