Lying on the shores of Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach has long been a popular, family-friendly vacation destination. As well as its sun-kissed sands and oceanfront boardwalk, the resort city boasts lots of interesting historical sights and exciting entertainment options, with dolphin and whale watching trips also being popular. In addition, its proximity to state parks and nature spots means that visitors can enjoy hiking, cycling, and kayaking in the great outdoors.
Due to its popularity, lots of brilliant hotels, inns, and resorts have sprung up to accommodate all the people visiting this beautiful part of Virginia. Overlooking the ocean, these fabulous hotels’ rooms, suites, swimming pools, and spas guarantee guests an incredible family holiday at Virginia Beach.
1. Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Set right on the beach, the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront boasts one of the best locations in town. The luxury five-star hotel offers stunning views out over the beach and Atlantic, with the panoramas from its Sky Bar and infinity pool particularly divine.
Its modern and stylish rooms are perfectly complemented by a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a fantastic on-site restaurant.
Location: Just a minute’s walk from both Virginia Beach and Neptune’s Park, the Hilton offers guests a free shuttle service to popular attractions a bit further away.
2. The Cavalier Virginia Beach, Autograph Collection
Part of the Autograph Collection, The Cavalier is a wonderful four-star hotel that lies just a stone’s throw from Virginia Beach. One of the most luxurious properties in town, it boasts a lovely colonial style, with elegant and ornate public spaces alongside tastefully decorated rooms and suites.
Besides its restaurant and bar, there is also a swimming pool, hot tub, and fitness centre for guests to make use of as, well as a business centre. Over its history, The Cavalier has welcomed and hosted ten US presidents; it’s easy to see why once you see the gorgeous interior.
Location: The hotel’s beach club is just minutes away on foot, and Neptune’s Park lies a 20-minute stroll away along the beach.
3. The Founders Inn & Spa Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Lying amidst lush lawns and lovingly landscaped gardens, Founders Inn’s serene and secluded setting makes it ideal for romantic getaways. While its grand Georgian-style architecture certainly looks impressive, its interior is just as stylish and chic.
The four-star hotel has two excellent on-site restaurants for guests to choose from, as well as a luxury spa and outdoor swimming pool. In addition, there is a fitness centre and tennis courts.
Location: Guests can use the hotel’s free shuttle service to access Virginia Beach, which lies 25-kilometres away. Otherwise, both Norfolk and Chesapeake are around 10-minutes’ drive away.
4. The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
Located a 15-minute drive from the beach, The Westin is set in the Virginia Beach Town Center, which has lots of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Its convenient location has seen it rated ‘fabulous’ by guests, who also appreciate its comfy, clean, and cosy rooms.
The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre for guests to make use of, with a great bar, restaurant, and cocktail lounge also on offer.
Location: Just a 15-minute drive from Virginia Beach, The Westin is within walking distance of loads of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. The Sandler Center is right next door.
5. Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts
Lying directly on the beachfront, Oceanaire is a delightful four-star hotel featuring modern and stylish decor. Each room boasts a beautiful view of the Atlantic, as well as a flat-screen TV, Blu-Ray player, and balcony.
As well as its four indoor and outdoor pools, the hotel also has a Tiki Bar, café, and state-of-the-art fitness centre.
Location: Oceanaire is ideally located for lounging on the beach, shopping and dining in the neighbourhood, and visiting the city’s main sights.
6. Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach Hotel
Another highly-rated hotel, Holiday Inn has direct access to both the beach and boardwalk, with three outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a lazy river dotted about the property.
Guests can choose between a room and suite, all of which are equipped with flat-screen TVs; some even boast a private balcony with a view. In addition to this, there are three on-site restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Location: The Holiday Inn lies right next to the beach, just a ten-minute walk from Neptune’s Park and the Pacific Place Shopping Center.
7. Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Described by guests as ‘fabulous,’ the Hilton Garden Inn lies right on Virginia Beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Many of its modern rooms come with a private balcony, offering stunning views over the golden sands and shimmering waters.
The four-star hotel comes with an outdoor and indoor swimming pool as well as a sun deck, fitness centre, and restaurant.
Location: The hotel is ideally placed on the oceanfront, with lots of shops, bars, and restaurants within walking distance.
8. Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
A very popular resort, Ocean Beach Club is situated on the boardwalk, right next to Virginia Beach. While its location is very convenient, it has three outdoor pools and a poolside bar and cafe for guests to enjoy.
Each of its studios and suites comes with a kitchen and flat-screen TV, with many boasting private balconies. On top of all this, the hotel also has a fantastic fitness centre, games room, and a tiki bar.
Location: Ocean Beach Club is just a stone’s throw away from Virginia Beach, Neptune’s Park, and the Pacific Place Shopping Center.
9. Hyatt House Virginia Beach/Oceanfront
Very highly-rated by guests, Hyatt House has not only an unbeatable oceanfront location, but also fantastic facilities and friendly and welcoming staff. These features make it very popular. It even has a restaurant, fitness centre, and indoor pool for guests to make use of.
The three-star hotel’s studios and suites all come with flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and superb views out over the ocean.
Location: Set right on the beachfront, Hyatt House is within walking distance of lots of bars, restaurants, and cafes, with popular tourist attractions just a short drive or taxi ride away.
10. The Oceanfront Inn – Virginia Beach
Another hotel with a brilliant location, The Oceanfront Inn couldn’t be any closer to Virginia Beach, the boardwalk, and all the accompanying sights.
Well-equipped and tastefully decorated, its room are comfy and clean; many boast gorgeous views over the Atlantic. In addition to this, the hotel also has a lovely indoor pool, and the staff are kind, courteous, and welcoming.
Location: Whether you want to lounge on the beach, go shopping, dining, or dancing, Oceanfront Inn is ideally placed. Live music and performances can be enjoyed at the Bandstand – just 600 metres away.
11. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront)
Overlooking both the beach and boardwalk, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson is an excellent three-star hotel highly rated by guests. Its modern and stylish rooms and suites all come with either a patio or balcony facing the ocean, with beautiful views wherever you look.
Besides this, there’s an indoor pool and fitness centre for guests to use, as well as a fully-equipped business centre.
Location: Country Inn & Suites by Radisson is within ten minutes’ walk of Virginia Beach Fishing Pier and Beach Mall Shopping Center, with the beach lying right next to it.
12. Four Sails Resort
A lovely, laidback hotel with friendly and welcoming staff, the Four Sails Resort is an excellent place to vacation. Each room boasts a kitchen, living room, jacuzzi bath, and balcony.
Besides the cosy and comfortable accommodations, it also has a cafe and sun terrace, as well as sauna and fitness centre access at Virginia Beach Four Sails.
Location: Just minutes from the beach, restaurants, bars, and shops, Four Sails Resort is a short drive away from many of the city’s main sights.
13. The Barclay Towers Hotel and Resort
Tastefully decorated, this excellent hotel’s rooms and suites each come with a kitchen, living room, TV, and balcony with a view.
While its fantastic accommodation makes The Barclay Towers Hotel and Resort popular with guests, an equally big draw is its beachside location and free continental breakfast. With an indoor pool, fitness centre, and hot tub also on offer, it’s no wonder so many people opt to stay here when visiting Virginia Beach.
Location: The hotel is around a ten-minute walk from Virginia Beach Fishing Pier and the Beach Mall Shopping Center, with lots of restaurants nearby.
14. La Quinta by Wyndham Virginia Beach
Although it isn’t set directly on the beach, La Quinta by Wyndham is just a couple of minutes’ walk from both the boardwalk and ocean, with its own outdoor swimming pool on offer.
Very modern and stylish, its rooms and public spaces look great. Every morning, free continental breakfast is served in the lobby.
Location: Set right in the heart of the action, La Quinta lies just minutes from the beach, with lots of shops and restaurants around it.
15. Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel
Boasting direct beach and boardwalk access, the Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel also has its own indoor and outdoor pools for guests to enjoy, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
Its comfortable and clean rooms all have flat-screen TVs, and many have balconies with views out over the ocean.
Location: The Sheraton is located within walking distance of a lot of restaurants and attractions. Golf courses and watersport activities are not far away.