Last Updated on May 1, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront

With six miles of beaches, a boardwalk, and easy access to nearby attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Beach is a crowd pleaser. Families, college kids, and beach lovers will find plenty of appeal here, from the shops, arcades, and nightlife, too. The hotel offerings include plenty of reliable brands and good value, often right on the beach. Here are the best hotels in Virginia Beach.

Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront (4201 Atlantic Ave.; 757-937-4200) Virginia Beach

Condé Nast Traveler commends this beachfront Marriott for its “Atlantic views from all 305 rooms and suites, on-site bike rentals, and an infinity pool that seems to float above the beach. ” Google reviewers are mostly pleased, but a few complained about the resort fees, parking fees, and a potentially crowded beach. “Typical Marriott hotel,” says one. “Clean and new. Good service. Nice pool and beach area,” but “lots of extra fees like the resort fees and of course parking as if in a major city.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront (3001 Atlantic Ave.; 757-213-3000) Virginia Beach

The central location of this high-rise Hilton is a big advantage. “Not only does the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront offer guests direct beach and boardwalk access,” says Travel+Leisure, “but it’s also situated right next to Neptune’s Park,” which hosts free concerts during the summer. The magazine also likes that so many rooms have balconies. A Tripadvisor user enjoys the exteriors more than the interiors. “Room was dated and only one elevator worked and in-room dining was overpriced for the quality,” but “great views of the ocean. Location is great.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Hyatt Place Virginia Beach / Oceanfront (3601 Atlantic Ave.; 757-300-5045) Virginia Beach

This oceanfront branch of the reliable chain offers both value and user friendly perks including a free breakfast, a pool, and in-room TV streaming. A Tripadvisor user gives the hotel points for “boardwalk location, friendly staff, ample space in rooms, and on site Starbucks.” On Yelp, a reviewer likes that “our oceanfront room gave us a beautiful view of the sunrise and was fun for people watching on the boardwalk. It was at the north end, which was quieter than expected.”   >> Book this hotel for less

The Cavalier Virginia Beach, Autograph Collection (4200 Atlantic Ave.; 757-425-8555) Virginia Beach

This historic hotel, a few blocks from the beach, has hosted the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Taylor, and Muhammad Ali, but Condé Nast Traveler also likes the recent makeover of “the plush 85-room property, reopened with color-drenched décor, an indoor pool, three restaurants, a distillery, and an enviable art collection.” The distillery tour is a big hit with online reviewers. “So many things to do here,” says one Google user, while another says “they have done such a great job enmeshing the history of the past with modern day luxury.”   >> Book this hotel for less

The Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton (5641 Indian River Rd.; 757- 424-5511) Regent University

While it’s a ways out from the beach, guests will still be able to bask in the sun at the seasonal outdoor pool,” says Travel+Leisure of this stately red-brick hotel with formal English gardens that also shares acreage with Regent University. The magazine likes its Flowering Almond Spa and the “two large dog parks for your beloved pet to roam around.” One Tripadvisor user loves “the colonial theme of this venue, so appropriate given that it is not far from Williamsburg. Great amenities—on site restaurant, great fitness center with indoor and outdoor pool, and the service, including a shuttle to both airport and beach, is superb.”   >> Book this hotel for less