Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel - Virginia Beach

1307 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, United States  show map
 3 stars
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Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel - Virginia Beach

 Paid Wi-Fi
 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Breakfast

Full american breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

Overview

Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel is placed in a business area of Virginia Beach in the vicinity of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and Virginia Beach. Opened in 1974, the quiet hotel attracts visitors with its French architecture.

The property is placed next to Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, Nightmare Mansion and The Virginia Beach Convention Center as well as an oceanarium and an amusement park. Guests can get to Virginia Beach city center, which is 2 km away.

Nearby points of interest include a museum and monuments.

The nearest bus stop is 400 meters away. The hotel is around 25 km from Norfolk International airport.

Rooms

The 9-story Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel offers non-smoking rooms appointed with a kitchenette, multi-channel TV, high-speed internet, a personal safe and a writing desk as well as a fridge, coffee/tea makers and a microwave. The property boasts views of the Atlantic Ocean from its rooms. They feature bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy greek cuisine in Ammos located 100 meters away.

Services

Bicycles are available for rent on site.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include a fitness center and a gym. On-site activities feature golf and fishing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   150.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Full american breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

1307 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, United States

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City Center
  • Virginia Beach
    4300 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Pier 14 Restaurant (cuisine: American)
    100 ft
  • Ammos (cuisine: Greek)
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Virginia Beach Firefighters Store
    3800 ft
  • Cirquesa Dreamquest
    4200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    150

Rooms and availability

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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel - Virginia Beach Virginia Beach location
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          Hotel Address:

          1307 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, United States

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          City Center
          • Virginia Beach
            4300 ft
          Airports
          • Bus stop
            1000 ft
          Restaurants
          • Pier 14 Restaurant (cuisine: American)
            100 ft
          • Ammos (cuisine: Greek)
            200 ft
          Beaches
          • Virginia Beach Firefighters Store
            3800 ft
          • Cirquesa Dreamquest
            4200 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2012
          • Number of floors:
            9
          • Number of rooms:
            150

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Cape Henry Old Lighthouse - 2300 ft
          • Beach Street USA - 3000 ft
          • Mystery Dinner Playhouse - 1.1 mi

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 4000 ft

          Places of interest

          Convention centers

          Amusement

          Museums

          • Seance at Royal Wax Museum - 700 ft
          • Royal London Wax Museum - 700 ft
          • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Msm - 1000 ft
          • Old Coast Guard Station - 3700 ft
          • Contemporary Art Ctr of VA - 4300 ft
          • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art - 5000 ft
          • Virginia Marine Science Museum - 1.3 mi

          Marina

          Local attractions

          • Neptune's Park - 1.2 mi
            3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach
          • Croatan Beach - 1.6 mi
            Virginia Beach, VA
          • Motor World - 2.2 mi
            700 S Birdneck Rd, Virginia Beach
          • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center - 1.6 mi
            717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach
          • Ocean Breeze Waterpark - 2.1 mi
            849 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach

          Near the hotel

          • Virginia Beach Boardwalk - 1200 ft
            Virginia Beach, VA
          • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum - 800 ft
            1113 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach
          • Flashback Old Time Photos - 2500 ft
            2018 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach
          • Cirquesa Dreamquest - 4200 ft
            212 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach
          • Captain Cline's Pirate Ghost Ride - 700 ft
            1606 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach
          • Nightmare Mansion - 2400 ft
            2008 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach
          • Virginia Beach Firefighters Store - 3800 ft
            211 24 Street, Virginia Beach

          Restaurants nearby

          • Pier 14 Restaurant - 100 ft

            Address: 1401 Atlantic Ave
            Phone: 757-228-1154

            69% likes this, based on 72 reviews
            Cuisine: American
            Price Range: USD 17 - USD 30

          • Galley Restaurant - 200 ft

            Address: 1401 Atlantic Ave
            Phone: (757) 491-6478

          • Old Country Pancake House Buffet - 300 ft

            Address: 1400 Atlantic Ave
            Phone: 757-428-4110

            Cuisine: American

          • Ammos - 200 ft

            Address: 324 North Great Neck Road
            Phone: 757-3404343

            79% likes this, based on 181 reviews
            Cuisine: Greek
            Price Range: USD 12 - USD 27

          • 15th Street Raw Bar & Grill - 300 ft

            Address: 1400 Atlantic Ave

            76% likes this, based on 41 reviews

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2012
          • Number of floors:
            9
          • Number of rooms:
            150
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          Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel

          Average guest rating

          8.0out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 76 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            We enjoyed being right on the beach and able to rent bikes at the hotel. The free breakfast was a great plus. And it was a real breakfast not just bagels and juice. The other plus was there was a lot going on at night in walking distance near this hotel. We also found it nice that there was free beverages in the lobby.

            We found the staff at the desk to be not very knowledgeable about things for the tourist. I think they need to be educated on what is available for people to do. For example they were unable to give us information on the shuttle bus. How it worked, how much it cost, and where to buy tickets. This was a shame since it was very nice plus to get around and see the area. We used it the last day we were there but had wished we had known about it sooner.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            It was quite a bargin for the price - the exterior did not look too "fancy" but the room was clean, recently rennovated and quite comfortable. The view of the beach was great and we had a private balcony to enjoy this by ourselves.

          • Family with children
            7.4

            The location was great.

            Rooms were small. Also, my one year old son could stick his head through the railings of the balcony. So we had to keep that door shut at all times. Might want to look into putting extra bars so a child does not fall through them. We were on the 4th floor so it was dangerous.

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            Right on the beach and every room has an ocean view. Complimentary breakfast was a full buffet. Pretty cheap off season. Parking was convenient. Elevators fairly fast, but you can't use the stairs to the main floor except for emergencies. Place was pretty clean and freshly painted so it was clean smelling. They seem to be doing a lot of work on it while we were there. Good size tub and having soap/shampoo dispensers in the bathtub area is a great idea. Plenty of towels.

            Rooms are smaller than they look online. Halls and rooms are pretty dark. Sink area is very small and outside the bathroom. No built in closet...it's a free standing piece of furniture which takes up room. Pool and hot tub were closed while we were there for rennovations...would have been nice to know that prior to booking. Gym is rather limited...tvs are placed in corners so you can't really watch them while on the treadmill/cycles.

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            the buffet breakfast, wonderfull

            the pool was not open

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            We loved it being right on the Boardwalk and so close to the pier so we could get their awesome fudge in the store. The buffet breakfast is awesome.

            This is our second stay in about just over a month. We love the balcony, and the beds are comfortable, but the elevators are very slow, the hallways are very narrow on the end that we have been in both times, the rooms have been long but also very narrow and the bathroom in our last room was so small the door couldn't open all the way because of the towel rack and the sink was right at the doorway which made closing the door difficult.

          • Family with children
            8.0

            location, excellent view from the balcony, convenient parking ramp near the room,

            The bed was not as comfortable as I would have liked.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            The staff was so friendly everytime they saw us come into the lobby. It was the best vacation we've had in years. I did not have to call the desk for more towels or anything. It was just like being at home. Thanks to all the great peope who made our vacation great. We will definitely come back there to stay again.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            We loved staying at the San dcastle. We loved the full breakfast buffet and the kind greeter and the friendly staff. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and cared for. Loved the location. Great Vacation at your Hotel!!!!

          • Family with children
            7.4

            Breakfast. Location.

            Bathroom size. It was difficult for a larger person to wipe themselves.

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            The location, also fit our budget. Included breakfast, everyone was friendly and did their job well. We had a wonderful stay.

          • Family with children
            9.6

            Well the ocean view was excelent and the staff is very polite and kind. The rooms are big for a family and you also get a complete breakfast for the same price (is not a coffe and donut but a real breakfast). Parking was good and in the same level where your room is located. The fitness room has a very nice ocean view and is also included in the services. My family and I enjoyed staying at this place and we are planning ahead to go back next year. I also talk to my friends in my work place and recommend the Sand Casttle to them.

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            on the boardwalk

            no sliding door on the balcony

          • Family with children
            9.0

            Friendly and curteous staff. Better breakfast than most "free" breakfast hotels. Room was comfortable and clean. Housekeeping staff on sixth floor is outstanding with her pleasant attitude and quick smile. Parking is a bit of a hassle but you dont need your car...once you're parked ...your parked!...Beach is just out the door with very clean sand and every convenience just a few steps away. Motor World...Aquarium...Water Park and rudys rocket is just a 5 minute drive. The fishing pier and rides are also just outside the door. This is a perfect location for a getaway or with the kids...Can't go wrong...Try the flounder with crab at the fishing pier and definetly eat greek. Yes! Can you tell we enjoyed our stay at the Sandcastle?

            You have very little space at entrance. This is an inconvenience when you have tour buses and a crowd waiting to check in. We had to wait in the right shoulder to move up as people checked in. You cannot park until after check in...

          • Family with children
            10.0

            loved how clean it was and lovved the breakfast that came with it and the people that workede ther was all some. and even with them working on the hotel it was very quiet.

            the only thing i didnt like about was the pool was not heat and did not match the rest of the hotel it needs a make over

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel - Virginia Beach Virginia Beach location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          1307 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, United States

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Virginia Beach
            4300 ft
          Airports
          • Bus stop
            1000 ft
          Restaurants
          • Pier 14 Restaurant (cuisine: American)
            100 ft
          • Ammos (cuisine: Greek)
            200 ft
          Beaches
          • Virginia Beach Firefighters Store
            3800 ft
          • Cirquesa Dreamquest
            4200 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2012
          • Number of floors:
            9
          • Number of rooms:
            150