Virginia Beach, which sits at the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, is a popular vacation destination, especially among family travelers. Highlights include a three-mile boardwalk, bayside state park, the Virginia Aquarium, and much more. But, before you start planning your activities you will need somewhere to stay during your trip. There are many options when choosing accommodations near and around Virginia Beach. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite inns, B&Bs, and hotels for your vacation-planning inspiration. These properties all feature historical charm and relaxing, resort-like features that will help your vacation more than exceed your expectations.

1.Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast

Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast
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Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast is a chic, cottage-style bed and breakfast with spa only a five-minute walk from the Boardwalk at Virginia Beach. The accommodations take the form of modern, beach-inspired rooms with in-room bathrooms that have whirlpool tubs and/or spa-style showers in some rooms. Larger suites add additional living space and private porches in select suites. Amenities at the resort include complimentary homemade breakfast, a heated swimming pool, a full-service spa, and beach accessories for rent. With its unique luxury features such as a gorgeous waterfall, butterfly bushes, and more, staying at the resort is a fabulous alternative to booking a stay at a chain hotel.

2420 Arctic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Phone: 757-578-1008

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2.Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast
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Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a historic bed and breakfast housed in a breezy and classy Victorian-style beach cottage. The B&B has five individually decorated rooms with homey features like antique furniture and patchwork quilts on the beds. Those who are looking for a retreat from the everyday will appreciate that the hotel doesn’t have TVs in the room. However there is a cozy TV lounge with DVD library for those who’d rather relax with a flick. Other amenities at the property include home baked treats, beach chairs, and other beach accessories, bikes for loan, and a gorgeous wrap-around porch. Things to Do in Virginia Beach

400 16th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Phone: 757-422-1956

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3.Country Villa Inn

Country Villa Inn
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Country Villa Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast with two colorful rooms offering in-room bathrooms, mini fridges, fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs that are perfect for relaxing after a long day at the beach which is a short drive away. The bed and breakfast is tucked in four wooded acres, meaning that it has beautiful natural features. The Country Villa Inn is a popular wedding location and offers stunning backdrops for photos, a white wedding pavilion, and a wedding altar, which all work well with a variety of color schemes. The romantic rooms have plush bedding, complimentary bath salts, free ground coffee each morning and a gourmet breakfast.

2252 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, Phone: 757-515-9313

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4.The Founders Inn and Spa

The Founders Inn and Spa
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The Founders Inn and Spa occupies a convenient spot next-door to Regent University’s campus. The resort offers 240 rooms that seamlessly blend modern resort features and colonial style. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and include an enclosed dog park, a spa, and outdoor pool. There is also an indoor pool perfect for when the weather is a bit chilly. It is one of the nicest dog-friendly hotels in the state. The rooms are traditionally elegant, which can be a bit much for some guests, but others appreciate their unique brand of elegance and find it charming. The property is not on the beachfront, but the beach is about 20 minutes away and downtown Norfolk is only a short drive away as well.

5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, Phone: 757-424-5511

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