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The Bay Inn

2-star2 stars
315 East Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA, 23503, United States of America

No-frills motel in Norfolk
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 31 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Beautiful beach
Great location
Very comfortable
Vibe is not too good

The Bay Inn

from £43
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 Full Bed, Non Smoking

What’s around The Bay Inn

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Naval Station Norfolk (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Norfolk Botanical Garden (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Old Dominion University (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Buckroe Beach and Park (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Norfolk State University (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Hampton Coliseum (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Hampton Roads Convention Center (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Virginia Beach Town Center (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)

Getting around

  • Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.) 15-min drive
  • Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News - Williamsburg Intl.) 30-min drive
  • Norfolk Station 14-min drive
  • Newport News Station 22-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 21 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

The Bay Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Bay Inn Norfolk
  • The Bay Inn Motel
  • The Bay Inn Norfolk
  • The Bay Inn Motel Norfolk
  • The Bay Inn Motel
  • The Bay Inn Norfolk
  • The Bay Inn Motel Norfolk


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 214 reviews

Very good 8.0
Happy customer
Great staff and clean room.
James, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
The staff we encountered was friendly, but the doors were hard to operate with the keys, it was rainy and there were big puddles we had to walk through to get to the car, it was cold and the heaters in one of the rooms we booked set off the smoke alarm, and there were several smokers whose smoke made it into our two rooms via the heaters. I'm sensitive to smoke, otherwise it wouldn't have been that big of a deal. The place felt clean, safe, and reasonable for what we paid.
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice place to stay
Clean room. Rooms were a little dated but very clean. Enjoyed our stay. We understand an upgrade for the rooms will be underway over the next couple months.
Andrew, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Bit out of the way, but alright
Only stayed one night. Seems to be renovating.Close to the beach
w, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Homey, but in a really good way!
Let me start by saying there is no flash at all to this place. It's a simple hotel. The building is a little older and shows some signs of it. There are no special amenities. My room was clean and the bed was comfortable for me. But...what stands out is the customer service and it just feels like a decent place. The service desk gentlemen was about as nice of a guy that you can meet anywhere. Good customer service is a skill that not too many people can pull off. This place does that. There's a pretty nice friendly little dog around that actually adds to the charm. The courtyard area is a pretty nice addition. I don't know whether it was designed that way on purpose or not, but it made the stay pleasant to walk in and see the chairs outside. The other customers were all so friendly that it was like living in a nice little community. I'm back and forth to Norfolk and usually spend extra to stay in other locations, but I don't think I'll be doing that any longer. This is now my chosen place to stay when in town. It's not overly expensive and it's not that bad. Old building aside, I always felt safe and comfortable, which are the most important things. Kudos to the manager/owners. They have something special here. I didn't actually see some of the ratings until now, but it seems like I'm not the only person that has a soft spot for this hotel. Loved this place!
Derek, us2 night family trip

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