Rated 4 out of 5 by LorettaH2 Nice but has shady restaurant staff
The hotel was nicely furnished but room was a bit smaller than what I'm used to. Causing us to feel a little cramped, especially the bathroom. The front desk staff was superb and the staff that you met on elevators or in the hallway were all very pleasant and willing to assist if needed. However we had a very bad experience with the Cabanas bartender Samantha. She overcharged us by $20.00 when we paid with cash. She gave us no receipt and when I went back to another bartender to double check the price, she confirmed we were overcharged. It was brought to the attention of Jennifer , the manager of the restaurants, by the front desk personnel. Jennifer was not only unwilling to assist and but was extremely rude and condescending. Until the staffing in this hotel restaurant area is changed, I will consider using another facility in the area on my next visit.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim888 This hotel has great features
This hotel has great features and wonderful location: warm water indoor pool which was kid and adult friendly with spa and plenty of towels, outdoor pool, right on the boardwalk and beach, near the entertainment stages which included the VA Symphony one night and fireworks another night, shopping, great restaurants, terrific outdoor cafe and bar with great food and drinks, Kids Club, right on a very clean and well guarded beach, nice sized refrigerator in the room and microwave. We really couldn't have asked for more and this hotel was a good value. We truly enjoyed our four day stay. We needed connecting rooms so all we could be assigned was a "partial ocean view" (only kind they had which could be adjoining). We saw the "full ocean view" rooms and they we wonderful, especially the balcony. Unfortunately, we could see the ocean from ours and also much of the roof with all the HVAC system that ran day and night and made noise enough to hear when the balcony door was closed. This was distracting and unpleasant.
August 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Neat My Kudos and Issues
OVERALL, I'd like to thank Patrick and Bekah (front desk) and Marcus (valet) for the WONDERFUL service they provided during my stay!! They're attention to our needs and remarkable attitude made our stay pleasant, I would come back because of them. They were GREAT!!!!
I had 2 issues with my stay this weekend.
First, Valet closing at 11p, this is not posted in your handbook and I was taken aback when I was rudely informed by the night front desk clerk. Instead of him stating that valet is closed AND what the process would be to get my car, his approach was Valet is closed, period. After questioning him for several minutes, he finally stated that he could get my key and location of my car.
Second, not sliding my closeout receipt under the door. I found it on the floor, called to front desk and was told due to renovation they stick the receipt in the crack of the door, because it will not slide under the door. WRONG!! I was able to slide the receipt under the door. There is pertinent information on our receipts, for security reasons, please allow a better way for customer to receive such a vital document, during this renovation.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NILAS Perfect!
Not only was the hotel beautiful and clean, but the staff was tremendous. Excellent customer service. Will DEFINITELY be back to this property. Great location too!
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brandsusa3 Excellent Staff
I was very impressed with the staff of the Sheraton Virginia Beach. Lee was very helpful when we walked in. By the time we got checked in, he had already taken our bags up to our room and sorted everything so well. The front desk staff was very helpful and courteous. The manager (Lauren) really went the extra mile to meet the unique needs of our family and I greatly appreciated all her help. Bottom line, the staff at this hotel are willing to go above and beyond and that's always more impressive to me than the nice rooms and comfortable beds.
August 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by VanessaPro Great service, but need attention
This was the second stay for us. We used points. It was decent enough. The rooms were fine, just a little small, but clean. The public spaced could use some attention. There were filthy windows and glass doors, some trash in the pool area. I highly recommend doing something more with the splash pool area in the front. That's a lot of wasted space. I also recommend better lighting in the bathroom, perhaps a magnifying mirrow, and more hooks for bathing suits and towels.
The staff at the desk, in the bars and restaurants were all great, efficient, and friendly! Best mac and cheese! Good happy hour specials!
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bridge01 Very Happy
Stayed at Hotel from 8/13/2013-8/17/2013 very clean staff was great
at first we had room booked on Second Floor above the pool and asked for higher floor and staff made sure we had a higher floor. Roll a way was amazing just like a twin bed!
August 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TJMD Great location
Everything was really nice. Patrick at the front desk was wonderful!
August 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim888 The staff reflect the hotel
We had an excellent stay at your hotel. We had two rooms with our relatives from Michigan. The indoor pool helped break up the visits to the beach. And the adults enjoyed the bar after hours. From Joey a new bartender to Patrick and Amanda at the Starwood guest services, the staff reflected the excellence of the hotel. The face lift of new renovations was spot on with the emphasis on parents with kids enjoying an escape vacation.
August 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by khussein64 Virginia Beach
Stayed at Sheraton ocenfront several times over the years. We loved the improvements and renovations. Great job..
IWe had to cut our stay short because of the weather.
The only thing I would comment on is the elevators were slow somewhat...
August 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KW25401 Renovations are much improved!
I stayed at this hotel two years ago. I would rate the hotel as average at that time. I frequent SPG properties all over the world on a regular basis. The renovations are a big improvement, I was very much impressed with the cleanliness and attractiveness of the hotel. I definitely plan to revisit and frequent this hotel in the future.
August 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Yankee241015 Extremely DIsappointed
I have stayed at a Sheraton Hotel before, but unfortunately this one was a terrible experience. We did not get a suite like we booked and all Tia the manager would say to me was you got the room you booked. Obviously I didn't, otherwise I wouldn't be arguing with you. Housekeeping never arrived to bring fresh towels until well after 4:00 pm in the afternoon and when I called to have towels brought to my room no one ever showed up after 2 hours. The indoor pool area was extremely messy with wet towels on all the chairs, food spilled on the floor and drinks sitting all around that you had to walk over. It was a first time to VA Beach and probably my last!
August 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SMA007 Virginia Beach Family getaway
Room was fine, only two elevators made for slow trips back to the room. Dinner was very poor, substandard food and service. 4 of us--took 20 mins to get 3 rolls! Lunch on the beach was very nice.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by VA12 GREAT SERVICE!! GREAT HOTEL!!
We enjoyed every second being at this hotel. And the management is great!
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mitzi6 Wonderful Hotel with Wonderful Views
This hotel was wonderful from the first moment we walked in...they were friendly and helpful. Rooms were comfy and beautiful. We had a partial view of the ocean that was amazing. Loved this hotel and will be back next summer.
August 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Teri77 Hotel Needs New Guest Focus
I am a 15 year veteran meeting planner and seasoned traveler. I am also platinum with Starwood. Upon my arrival, we were placed on the first floor (right by the pool). I requested higher floor and none were available. I cannot imagine when I made my reservation (3 months ago) that all upper floors were booked. I know how the booking and room assignments flow with reservations and was VERY disappointed that none were available. I asked for other options and the front desk associate said to me "we have none" She never gave me an alternative for the next day, offer to compensate us for the inconvenience or even try to soften the situation. I also think the hotel was not interested in accommodating the hotel guests. The staff seemed extremely stressed during a down pour of rain at 3pm on a Sat afternoon. There were 100's of people in line for the elevators that took FOREVER, and not one staff member attempted to suggest other elevators down the hall, or help with luggage, or even have small bottles of water or something to make the guests feel less frustrated. It was as if it was too much for them to handle. I was very disappointed with the service level of this hotel.
August 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Carguy2100 Thin walls
Nice Hotel. Upscale, staff was nice, clean rooms. Only negative was real thin walls. We could hear conversations of the people in the next room.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NormSenior Extraordinary, as usual.
My family and I travel here every summer for our vacation and it never fails to amaze us. The rooms are amazing, great views, clean, comfortable and the beds are out of this world. The staff (all the staff) never fail to impress. The restaurant staff (Steve and Rick especially) are tremendous. The front desk staff are welcoming and aim to please. This place is THE perfect family getaway destination.
August 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stillsplashing Great time but.....
Loved the locality of this hotel, the staff is very accomendating however they do not have enough elevators in use to maintain an even flow of traffic they have. You sometimes have to wait 15 mins to get where you need to go.
Our room was great ,clean ,very nice oceanfront balcony and when we went into the bathroon the sink was cracked in a million pieces. It did not leak but was very disappointed that it was left like that. Also the mirror needed to be changed out as it was not up to standards with the finish coming off.
August 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Great location, clean & comfortable
We had plan to stay at a less expensive hotel and about two weeks prior to our vacation, we decided to switch to this ocean front hotel. It was so convenient to have the beach right out the front door. The room was very clean, and housekeeping ensured it remained that way for the duration of our stay. The beds were comfortable and the storage and space in general was adequate. I would stay at this hotel again and recommend it to others.
August 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JOBIE123 A great place to stay!
I was very excited to have gotten a room at the Sheraton and it was everything I expected and more. The room was great and the place was super pretty and clean. Also the bell service was amazing I worked a lot with a man name Chris and he was so sweet and kind. Very impressed with the staff and how helpful they were. I would come back for sure and tell other to comes as well.
August 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rocker21 The staff needs more training
The staff needs better training. I drove up to the door and waited for the valet to park my car. No one came out to help us; they were standing at the valet desk chatting. The housekeeping staff didn't replace the toiletries until we requested them.
August 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarkNJ North End of the Boardwalk
The north end of the boardwalk is much less congested than the middle or south end. First stayed at this hotel in 1987 and had a great time. It has recently, impressively been renovated. Very nice rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and fitness room. New multi-level parking garage is a great addition. Staff is friendly and professional.
August 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by max7777 Zero privacy Ocean/Poolview rooms
We came to Virginia beach for my daughters birthday but were really upset when we saw our oceanview/poolview room.Seriously, if I paid for oceanview should I not even be able to open the windows without everyone on the pool getting a full view of the room? We ended up keeping the room curtains/blinds closed 100% of the time and really felt claustrophobic. Upon check-in the staff said "its not that bad" and offered free starpoints.
August 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gethans A little disappointing!
Positives: Assess to beach excellent. Pools were good. Linens clean.
Negatives: Suite small and poorly laid out. Room tired and worn. Carpet dirty or old. Dirty coffee cup, left by prior occupant, sat in hall for 2 days. Guest services slow or did not show at all. No linens for hide-a-bed. Not enough towels for number of occupants. Staff was not rude, however, they were not friendly. In house restaurants breakfast buffet offered runny reconstituted scrambled eggs, nasty looking gravy, and cold bacon, however, the boxed cereal and hash browns were fine. Overall, as long as you spend all you time on the beach or in the pool and avoid the room and restaurant your stay will be fine.
August 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by gfinke Upper Tier Hotel on Beachfront
We had a great stay. We stayed in one of the cabana suites which was plenty of room for 5 of us. The room had a great ocean view, locatied right on the boardwalk and the staff was very courteous. This is one of the nicest hotels on the oceanfront. The kiddie pool was also great for our 5 year old.
August 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by drjpccm ... One More Thing!
Forgot to mention that the outdoor pool, as lovely as it is, was freezing cold.
July 31, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Trish1234 This hotel's cleanliness & service is abysmal!
It is an extremely poorly managed hotel and should not be in the Starwood family. Every aspect from arriving to checkout was less than acceptable. The hotel is under staffed and poorly trained.Every area from the halls, the workout room and grounds were dirty!! I walked past the same piles of dirt and garage for all 4 days of my stay. The pool area was disgusting. No towels and dirty towels were strewn about. The pool water looked liked a foul petrie dish. I never once saw anyone checking the pool water. We actually tried the restaurant two times and both times the service was nonexistent. We sat for an hour and a half waiting for our meal. I made eye contact several times with the staff indicating we needed service. No one came to our table. Our meal arrived only after I got up and spoke with the hostess. What they delivered to the table I wouldn't call food. It was cold and had a grayish color. We did not stay for the meal. We sent the food back and left. We actually tried again for breakfast. The hostess seated us promptly. However, we sat for 15 min with no service. There were a few servers walking about not doing anything. People were waiting for service, tables needed clearing - nothing was being done! Again, I tried to get services and no one responded. We left. The hotel & restaurant has a great location and the menu reads well. They both should be packed like the others we visited during our stay. We always choose a Starwood hotel because of their reputation. This Shearton, in Virginia Beach is AWFUL and does not reflect the standard and reputation of the Starwood family.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by drjpccm Almost a Perfect Stay!
Had a wonderful week, with only 1 complaint, and even that is minor: we were in a 2-bed room, and the spaces under the beds were absolutely filthy. Once in a while, the beds should be moved and the carpet vacuumed. Betcha that bottle cap (beer bottle?) is still under our bed!
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeffjanine Awesome Stay
I had an AWESOME stay at the Sheraton,it was my 3rd time staying here! Jeremy is great with any help you need.Joann and Steve make the best drinks at the inside bar
also Jeremy and Samantha make great ones at the pool bar.
July 30, 2013