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Best Hotels For Families In Virginia Beach

Best Hotels For Families In Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach offer good value hotels for families. Accommodations range from budget rooms to modern luxury suites featuring cutting-edge technologies and spa-like amenities. An upside of staying in Virginia Beach is the direct access most hotels have to the beach. Many hotels also cluster around bustling Atlantic Avenue, which has a 3-mile long boardwalk for strolling to major attractions, restaurants, and shops.

Alamar Resort Inn

311 16th Street

Virginia. Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-7582

This unpretentious hotel sits in the heart of Virginia Beach, right on Atlantic Avenue. Alamar won’t win awards for its out-dated Queen Anne decor, but what it lacks in style is made up for in other areas.

Guests at Alamar get more than what they pay for. Owners Max and Theresa provide top-notch hospitality at no frills costs. Comfortable surroundings and a homey atmosphere draws repeat visitors back to Alamar.

Suites include a spacious bedroom and a separate living area with a full kitchen, cable TV, a desk, and sofa bed. Guests have access to the large pool and two rooftop decks.

Alamar’s location is prime. Despite being across from the beach and close to the ocean, Alamar manages to remain competitively priced. Restaurants and shops are within easy reach.

Schooner Inn

15 Atlantic Ave.

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 425-5222

Schooner Inn is a popular, family-friendly hotel ideally positioned right on the beach. Families vacationing with young children are frequent guests. As such, there’s always a buzz of activity.

You don’t get plush terry bathrobes or concierge service here, but there are hot tubs and wet bars; some rooms have Jacuzzis. Wi-Fi and internet access is available in lobby. Not bad for a budget hotel.

Bedrooms are standard with king size beds. Fully functioning kitchenettes include a refrigerator, range, dishes, cooking utensils, and a microwave oven. If you prefer not to cook, eating out a nearby restaurants and pizzerias is a nice alternative.

Daily maid services provide linens and towels. There’s also coin-operated laundry rooms on each floor.

Residence Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront

3217 Atlantic Ave

Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Dedicated to ‘green living’, and concerned about Planet Earth, Residence Inn uses only eco-conscious products in guests’ personal care items, furnishings, and cuisine. Nature lovers enjoy the nature preserve trail.

Residence Inn is one of Virginia Beach’s premier hotels. Personable staff go the extra to welcome not only families but their canines as well. Dogs are allowed on the beach. Hotel rooms are soundproof so loud barking won’t disturb anyone.

All suites in this modern hotel are neatly kept and equipped with a kitchen and separate sleeping quarters. Guests are also treated to designer linens and down feather bedding. Beautifully decorated suites opens onto private balconies offering ocean views and glimpses of activities on the boardwalk.

Complimentary services include buffet breakfasts, coffee, and light evening entertainment. Fees are charged for business services.

Ocean Sands

2207 Atlantic Avenue

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-5141

Ocean Sands doesn’t rival The Hilton by any standards, but it’s a decent hotel nonetheless. Rooms are slightly above standard and have VCR’s and DVD players to watch movies at feel at home. The 104 air-conditioned units have ocean views but no balconies.

Kids will enjoy the fee excursions to the zoo and historic Williamsburg. Activities for the entire family to enjoy include a visit to the Virginia Marine Science Museum and a short trip over to the fishing pier.

For adults, on-site amenities include a health club as well as a sauna, and two sundecks. An indoor pool, a tiki deck, and a Jacuzzi will ease your troubles away. Airbrush tanning is also offered.

Courtyard by Marriott Virginia Beach

3737 Atlantic Ave

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 437-0098

Courtyard by Marriott is perfect for families seeking peace and quiet. Part of Marriott’s charm is its location on the boardwalk and lush setting.

Large bedrooms are cozy and stylishly furnished. As a special feature, all beds face the ocean. Outside, balconies have tables and chairs for guests to relax and people-watch. Complimentary services include internet access (in all units) and valet parking.

There are two swimming pools on the premise. The large outdoor pool has spectacular waterfalls; the indoor pool is heated and ideal in bad weather conditions. The Ocean Grill serves southern meals that comes with a high price tag.

Visitors to Virginia Beach keep coming back. There’s a wide selection of hotel accommodations and numerous attractions that promises to entertain the entire family.