The Best Luxury Hotels to Book in Virginia Beach

Stroll down the oceanfront boardwalk and get a taste for Virginia Beach living
Stroll down the oceanfront boardwalk and get a taste for Virginia Beach living | Courtesy of Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts / Expedia
Rashmi Narayan

They say that Virginia is for lovers. It’s also for beach bums, sand-castle builders, dolphin watchers, sunrise admirers and surfers alike, who seek refuge in what the locals fondly refer to as Chic’s Beach. If the beach activity isn’t enough, there’s an amusement park, a three-mile (4.8km) boardwalk, street food, craft beers, and even clear skies for the ardent stargazers. Check out these luxury hotels in Virginia Beach, now bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront – for rooftop recreation

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Glass fronted exterior of Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront with views over the garden and outdoor pool at sunset
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The best part about the Marriott is that over 300 rooms offer ocean views. Given its proximity to the Naval Air Station Oceana (NAS Oceana), on some days you may just see a few jets flying past. On the days that doesn’t happen, there’s an indoor pool, a vertical garden and an outdoor infinity pool with a fire pit area to entertain you. You’ll also savour sushi and choose from the wide-ranging collection of fine sake at Orion’s Roof Sushi Bar.

2. Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront – for a quieter patch of sand

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Swimming pool at night with the water lit up and a person standing near it at Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
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From the infinity pool at the Hilton, you can watch both the sunrise and sunset. If you like to be away from the crowds, this top hotel in Virginia Beach is ideal as it is towards the end of the boardwalk. Although it’s a quieter part of the beach, the fun doesn’t stop for your family as there is a mini playground for the children. If you don’t like it too quiet, the Hilton Sky Bar features DJs every Wednesday night and hosts full moon parties throughout the season.

3. The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center – for stylish comfort

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The upscale lobby of the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
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This centrally-located, pet-friendly hotel is a great place for relaxing and regrouping in true Virginia style. A remarkable lobby area with bright, contemporary chandeliers and large, aesthetic touches to their gorgeous fountains greet you upon arrival, and there’s cucumber water for a touch of extra freshness. The rooms have pillow top mattresses and comfy loungers, so you can kick back after a hard day of beaching.

4. The Cavalier Virginia Beach, Autograph Collection – for couples

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The Cavalier Virginia Beachs sophisticated Raleigh Room with grand piano, checked tiles and a wall filled with old-fashioned portraits
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The regal and ritzy historic hotel has proven to be popular with lovers. The serene spa includes services such as couple’s massages, as well as essential hair and scalp treatments to leave you feeling fresh after a dip in the fountain-filled pool. The opulent boutique hotel also features 85 sultry guest rooms, and a bourbon distillery on site, where you can both indulge in a tasting.

5. Delta Hotels by Marriott Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites – for an active holiday

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Simple double bedroom at Delta Hotels by Marriott Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites with blue speckled carpet, white linen and views over the ocean
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Right on the edge of Chesapeake Bay, this hotel offers you freshly made doughnuts and Starbucks coffee at the on-site cafe to start your day, before stopping into Tin Cup Kitchen for oysters and cool white wine at lunchtime. An added treat for the children is the bunk beds in their two-bedroom suites, which create prime sleepover conditions. The hotel also has easy access to the Landing State Park, or if you would like to attend a game at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex, it is within walking distance.

6. The Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton – for a pet-friendly stay

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Brick exterior of The Founders Inn and Spa with circular hedges and winding paths in front of building
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Not only is The Founders Inn and Spa pet friendly, it also has its own dog park. While doggo makes new friends, take yourself to the spa for a range of services, from a hot herbal salt scrub to sports therapy massages. Although you’re a little far from the beach, there’s plenty to do at this Hilton gem starting with taking a stroll in their lush gardens by the lake. You’ll also enjoy your made-to-order burgers to enjoy in front of large plasma screen TVs at The Commonwealth restaurant.

7. Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts – for keeping yourself entertained

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Brightly coloured swimming pool at Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts with red rectangular structure on ceiling
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This capacious 18-storey hotel has both bedrooms and suites equipped with kitchens, giving you the choice to eat in or out. Make your own margaritas, or sip a pina colada or Virginia Peach cocktail paired with a rockfish sandwich and some nachos at Tortugas Cafe and Tiki Bar. If you get bored of sitting idly by, join one of the hotel seasonal activities, from whale watching in the winter to kayaking amidst dolphins in the summer. There are also organised hikes to False Cape, First Landing and Cape Henry Memorial State Parks. Biking adventures along the boardwalk are also available, along with various beach and watersport activities at their Ocean Beach Club Resort.

8. Courtyard by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront South – for foodies

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Simple double bedroom with sofa, wave wallpaper and balcony overlooking the ocean at Courtyard by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront South
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Hip furnishings, high floors, private balconies and adjoining rooms are just some of the best things about the Courtyard, right in the middle of all the beach activity with many restaurants nearby for barbecues and grills. If you want something light and healthy, have a look at the eclectic menu at their on-site restaurant, offering an array of healthy dining options from their house sandwiches to avocado on toast with sundried tomatoes.

9. Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront – for soaking up the sea air

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Exterior of Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront looking onto the busy street of walkers-by and people sat at restaurant
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This is the premier place to stay on the beach, being right on the boardwalk. Perhaps you’ll be able to watch the dolphins from your large, comfy balcony, or the lime-colored loungers in the communal sundeck. On some nights, there’s live entertainment to be enjoyed by the firepits. Savor some of the best grits in the Garden Grille restaurant, or sample prime eating spots nearby with a selection of the finest gourmet burgers and local craft beers in Virginia Beach.

10. Four Points By Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront – for a seafood feast

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Yellow exterior of Four Points By Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront with balconies overlooking ocean and people sat on the beach
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You’ll wake up on the right side of the bed at Four Points, as all bedrooms include large armchairs or an ottoman to sit back with a coffee and watch the sea. Tasty shrimp or pancakes and eggs for breakfast at the Jumpin’ Shrimp will fill your belly for a few hours, but after some time swimming, surfing and sunning at the beach, an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet at the hotel restaurant Fish Bones has the fresh catch of the day ready and waiting for you.

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