Howard Johnson Inn Virginia Beach

5173 Shore DriveVirginia Beach23455USA
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About Howard Johnson Inn Virginia Beach

Located a short drive from many beautiful beaches, Howard Johnson Inn Virginia Beach offers economy hotel accommodation with free truck parking just off the intersection of US Routes 13 and 60. Downtown Virginia Beach and the oceanfront are about 20 minutes’ drive away.

Unpretentious air-conditioned rooms include an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, cable television, ironing facilities, safe, fridge, microwave, coffee-maker and a free newspaper. Accessible rooms are available.

There’s a pet-friendly policy and kids can stay free. Amenities comprise a 24-hour reception desk, free Wi-Fi throughout, launderette, business center and vending machines.

A complimentary continental breakfast is included and several roadside dining options are located just a few steps away.

Howard Johnson Inn Virginia Beach is about five miles from Norfolk International Airport and approximately ten miles from Cape Henry Lighthouse. Virginia Zoological Park is about 20 minutes’ drive away while downtown Norfolk is about 15 minutes’ drive away.


5173 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455, USA
Telephone: +1(757)4601151 | Fax: +1(757)4600041 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Pleasant staff

According to plenty of reviewers, staff were helpful, friendly and accommodating. Visitors also said they usually experienced a swift check-in. However, some critics said there was occasionally room for improvement with complaint-handling.

Handy roadside location

Motorists in particular appreciated the roadside location of this budget hotel just off the US Route 13/60 interchange a short drive from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. It enabled straightforward access to Atlantic Ocean beaches, the airport, area attractions, downtown Norfolk and Virginia Beach oceanfront. According to some reviewers, the property was fairly quiet too.

Basic but comfortable and affordable rooms

The rooms were often described as straightforward but clean and comfortable enough for the needs of many budget-conscious travelers. A few critics felt the rooms were quite small, but considering the usually competitive room rates, they were fine for a short stay. Perks like free Wi-Fi and the complimentary continental breakfast were a bonus, although some diners criticized the limited choice.

Negative Reviews

Complaints over maintenance

Cosmetic issues like dated decor and exteriors in need of repainting occasionally attracted criticism from some visitors. Others claimed the hotel had seen better days and would benefit from additional updating to tackle maintenance issues such as stained furniture, cigarette burns, aging carpets and tired-looking furniture.

Unpleasant smells reported

Lingering smoke smells were reported in certain areas of the hotel and proved to be a nuisance for some reviewers.

Cleanliness issues encountered

Although many reviewers found cleanliness standards to be adequate, there were some guests who disagreed. There were reports of inadequately cleaned bathrooms, stained linens, dirty fridges, accumulations of dust and hair, mold and trash leftover from previous occupants.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1528 reviews across the web
5.7 /10
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    6.8 /10
5.7 out of 10 based on 1528 reviews