As the weather heats up and our daydreams turn to a sunny, sandy beach vacation, one of the country’s top spots to consider is the resort town of Virginia Beach. Dotted with hundreds of hotels—among them the very best hotels in Virginia Beach, great all-inclusive resorts and pet-friendly hotels—it’s not always easy to figure out where to book in this seaside town—especially when you’re on a budget. Luckily, we’ve scoped everything out for you, including some wallet-friendly options. So pack your bathing suit and get ready for your stay at one of the best cheap hotels in Virginia Beach.
Virginia Beach's best cheap hotels
For an affordable vacation at the beach, this clean, comfortable Days Inn property can’t be beat. Located right on the ocean on the north side of the beach, the modestly priced hotel offers plenty of amenities besides its prime location, including an indoor pool, free continental breakfast and fast, dependable Wi-Fi. All guestrooms are ocean-facing and equipped with a balcony to take in the sea views and fresh air, and each reservation gets a free parking spot.
Guests love this perfectly located budget hotel, situated right on the ocean towards the north end of Virginia Beach. Access to the water couldn’t be easier, but relaxing in the hotel also has its draws, including a spacious outdoor pool and sundeck plus private oceanfront balconies attached to each guestroom. All the hotel’s room are two-room suites with a separate bedroom and living room, plus a fully stocked kitchenette that makes it easy to prepare meals in the room. The whole hotel boasts fast, free Wi-Fi, and each room reservation also receives a free parking spot.
Located smack dab on the north side of the beach and just a few blocks from Neptune’s Park, this affordable hotel is a favorite among budget-conscious beachgoers. Amenities include a refreshing outdoor pool, fast, free Wi-Fi hotel-wide, and one free parking space per room reservation. Clean, brightly appointed guestrooms feature 39-inch flatscreen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers, and each has a private balcony. Save a few extra dollars by opting for a street-facing room.
Though it’s nice to be right on the ocean, a great way to save some extra dough while vacationing in Virginia Beach is to book a hotel located a little bit further out from the action. It takes about 20 minutes to drive to the beach from this hospitable Red Roof location, which is well worth it when you factor in the savings. Just a five-mile drive from Norfolk International Airport, the hotel features an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a free parking spot per room reservation. Comfortable modern rooms include 37-inch flatscreen TVs, and there’s free, fresh-brewed coffee available in the lobby around the clock.
Located right on the ocean on the south side of Virginia Beach, this affordable hotel is a longtime favorite among vacationers. With a retro exterior hiding a recently redone interior, the 19 Atlantic offers an expansive rooftop deck, free guest parking and complimentary coffee in the library. The hotel’s 68 guestrooms are colorfully decorated and outfitted with 32-inch flatscreen TVs, microwaves and mini-fridges, and stock Bath and Body Works toiletries in the bathrooms.
Located a 20-minute drive from the beach, this clean and accommodating hotel is a great option for visitors who don’t require an oceanfront room. Offering fast, free Wi-Fi, a 24/7 guest laundry facility and excellent customer service, the hotel is made up exclusively of suites that sleep one to four guests. Fully equipped in-room kitchens, with full-sized refrigerators, cooktops and microwaves help guests save some extra bucks by cooking in the room instead of dining out. For the most economical vacation, take advantage of WoodSpring’s excellent extended-stay rates.
Located right on the beach, this Econo Lodge property boasts clean, comfortable guestrooms with ocean views best taken in from the private balconies. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, a free continental breakfast, free garage parking and an indoor heated pool for when the ocean’s just a bit too chilly. Inside your room, find comfy plush bedding, a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and 32-inch flatscreen television.
Located a 20-minute drive from the beach, this bright, modern Best Western property passes on the savings of a slight inconvenience. Rooms are neat, with cheery brick-toned walls and colorful bedding, and offer fast, free Wi-Fi, cable television and a refrigerator. The hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool and offers a complimentary full breakfast each morning, and is just a 10-minute drive from Norfolk International Airport.
Situated just a few blocks from the beachfront and from Neptune’s Park and other downtown attractions, this reasonably priced hotel offers great value for Virginia Beach vacationers. Spacious guestrooms feature linoleum tiled floors, dark wood furniture and plush white bedding, with in-room coffeemakers, refrigerators and microwaves, plus a flatscreen television. The Wi-Fi is fast, the parking is free, and there’s a spacious outdoor pool.
You can’t beat the location of this budget-friendly hotel, right on the boardwalk with full view of the ocean. Guests can choose between poolside rooms and those with a view of the water, the latter equipped with private balconies. In addition to the outdoor pool, amenities include onsite parking, a free daily breakfast and fast, reliable Wi-Fi.
Located just a couple of blocks from the boardwalk and beachfront, this La Quinta property is an excellent choice for an affordable Virginia Beach stay. For a budget option, the hotel offers a surprising number of amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center and one free parking space per room. Spacious rooms and suites feature colorful contemporary decor, flatscreen TVs with 30 HD channels, and microwaves, mini-fridges and coffeemakers. At the free daily breakfast, look for the popular make-your-own-waffle station.
What you lose in time driving from this Red Roof Inn to the beachfront—about a 20-minute journey—you’ll gain in savings on extremely reasonable room rates. Featuring an outdoor pool, free parking and free coffee in the lobby all day long, the hotel should be particularly attractive to pet owners: four-legged friends stay free. Rooms are comfortable and contemporary in design, with flatscreen TVs, microwaves and mini-fridges. Arriving to and departing from the property is a breeze: Norfolk International Airport is just a two-mile drive away.