Oceanfront Hotels on Virginia Beach in Virgina Beach, Virginia

by Andrea Whyte

Virginia Beach's oceanfront and boardwalk is lined with hotels that suit a variety of budgets, from historic luxury resorts to motel-style lodging. Whether you are searching for a private balcony with an oceanfront view or an outdoor pool overlooking the beach, there are several options for your Virginia Beach vacation.

The Cavalier

A historic resort opened in 1927, the Cavalier has long been a luxury destination for sophisticated visitors and celebrities traveling to Virginia Beach. Previous guests include seven presidents, Jean Harlow, Betty Grable and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Cavalier contains two hotels, the original hotel Cavalier on the Hill, just off the oceanfront, and the Cavalier on the Ocean, opened in 1973. The Cavalier on the Hill is open in the peak summer season and allows you to enjoy the amenities of both resorts. It features stately guest rooms and decor that hearkens back to the 1930s. On-site amenities include an indoor pool, tennis courts, billiards, croquet and shuffleboard. The Cavalier on the Ocean, located right on the beach, is more suitable for a family vacation, with larger rooms each with a private balcony. Amenities include an Olympic-size outdoor pool, fitness center, games room and access to beach activities like volleyball and bike rentals. For children, the Cavalier also features a wading pool, beach playground and daily activity camp in summer.

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront opened in 2005 and represents the modern luxury of a Virginia Beach vacation. The 12-story hotel contains 290 rooms, most of which feature private balconies with ocean views. Adjacent to the hotel, Neptune Park hosts entertainment throughout summer, and the Shoppes at 31 Ocean should satisfy any boutique shopping needs. The Hilton's rooftop features an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, as well as an outdoor infinity pool and bar. The Sky Bar was voted one of the top 10 rooftop bars in the United States by "Coastal Living" and "GQ" magazines. The decor reflects the seaside location with a muted green and blue color palette and a focus on minimalist luxury. The Hilton hosts two award-winning restaurants, a seafood restaurant and steakhouse. Rooms range from standard guest rooms to suites to executive rooms catering to the business traveler on a tight schedule.

Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront North

The Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront North caters to those looking for the comforts and location that the Virginia Beach oceanfront luxury hotels provide, but with a lower price tag. The Courtyard backs onto the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, steps from the beach, and all rooms and the eight large suites feature private balconies with ocean views. The suites contain kitchenettes with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, and are suitable for families, with some featuring two double beds and a sofa bed. Amenities include an indoor pool and fitness center, as well as the largest outdoor pool on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The outdoor pool features bridges, waterfalls, a poolside bar and an on-duty lifeguard. The Courtyard contains a casual restaurant, the Bistro, for those who want to dine on site, while the close proximity to shops and restaurants means a variety of other options.

Newcastle Motel

For Virginia Beach travelers looking for budget oceanfront accommodations, the Newcastle Motel offers comfort and a prime location, and might particularly appeal to couples on a weekend getaway or honeymoon. Each room features a private balcony with an ocean view and a whirlpool in the bathroom. Upgraded suites feature additional romantic decor, including fireplaces, canopy beds and double-occupancy showers. The Newcastle features an indoor pool, fitness center and seasonal beachfront restaurant for casual dining. All rooms contain kitchenettes and nearby restaurants provide further meal options. The Newcastle is particularly appealing to couples who like to spend their days outside, tanning on the beach steps away or riding a complimentary bike on nearby trails, and their nights in their room, enjoying the romantic amenities and privacy.

About the Author

Andrea Whyte has worked as an academic and commercial writer since 2005. She has contributed to the "Canadian Film Encyclopedia" and written informative articles as a copywriter for a major Internet-marketing firm. Whyte holds a Master of Arts in cinema studies from the University of Toronto.

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