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Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Beachfront hotel on the world-famous boardwalk
  • Most rooms have ocean views and private balconies
  • Children 12 or younger stay free here

Enjoyed This
(99 Member Ratings)
"Friendly, helpful staff. Beachfront right on Boardwalk. Great location."
May 17, 2018
Kents Store, VA, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is 25 minutes from the Norfolk International Airport, two hours from Richmond and four hours from Washington, D.C. 

Rooms & Rates

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Located on Virginia Beach’s boardwalk, the Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel is the ideal setting for a family trip to the ocean and conveniently located less than 2 miles from kid-friendly exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and Virginia Aquarium.

Rooms have large windows -- many with ocean views and balconies -- dark wood furnishings and modern accents in bold shades of red and orange. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen television, DVD player, coffeemaker, microwave and free Wi-Fi. The property has three suites, each with a kitchenette, to accommodate larger groups and families.

Each morning, guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast, an omelette bar, fresh pastries, fresh yogurt and seasonal fruit. Ocean's 14, the on-site restaurant, serves seafood for lunch and dinner. 

The property features a glassed-in pool and hot tub that lead to an outdoor sundeck. The fitness center looks out at the ocean and pier. Steps from the hotel grounds, the 3-mile boardwalk is lined with restaurants, amusement park rides and the Virginia Legends Walk, educating visitors about the state's most famous citizens, including Thomas Jefferson, Ella Fitzgerald and Robert E. Lee.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 13 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: $10 plus tax, per night.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Parking is complimentary for one vehicle per room. Parking is available for additional vehicles for $10.00 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Venice Italian Restaurant closed seasonally. Ocean's 14 Restaurant stays open for dinner.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(99 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Friendly, helpful staff. Beachfront right on Boardwalk. Great location.
Other Comments
Friendly, helpful staff.
Jennifer May 17, 2018 Kents Store, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The courteous staff, the breakfast and my beautiful oceanview room.
Other Comments
At check-in Sheila was great and provided me with all the information I needed to have an enjoyable stay. On the 2nd floor for Breakfast, Shina and Tiffany were great. Anything that was missing on the buffet you just asked one of them and they bought it out promptly with a smile.
Jacquelyn May 16, 2018 Temple Hills, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Oceanfront room, the modern updates to the room and decor, the shower pressure was excellent
Other Comments
The hotel decided to pressure wash the garage one morning on the side where our car was parked but first called all guests to give us the option to move our cars before spraying. Great customer service!
Erica May 16, 2018 Elkridge, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view of the beach was amazing.
Robert Apr 07, 2018 harrington, DE, USA
Other Comments
A hot tub would have been a real plus. Pool needed more clorine and pool room was cold.
Apr 09, 2018 Belleville, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
its beachfront, literally. staff are nice. breakfast was good. it has a nice shopping area, and the restaurant was good too.
Other Comments
parking is not so big and already full at early evening, and it was only march, imagine in the summer.
Larita Apr 19, 2018 Newark, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff. Parking and easy access to room.
Robert Mar 08, 2018 London, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
It was a decent oceanfront room. Definitely great for the college kiddos!
Other Comments
The bathroom was updated. No blackout curtain in the bedroom. Those are nice when you're tired and you don't want the sun to wake you. But it was a decent hotel for the value. The breakfast was suspect.
Lisa Mar 05, 2018 ChantillyChantilly, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
I thought the whole process from booking to checking out was effecient and the rooms were clean and bright.
Other Comments
The TravelZoo discount was what made me book at the Sandcastle without it, the hotel out of season would have cost more than I was willing to pay.
Jamie G Mar 25, 2018 Rockville, MD, USA
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Robert Mar 25, 2018 Apex, NC, USA

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