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1 room, 2 adults

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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Very good8.0
Beautiful beach
Great location
Great room
160See all 160 reviews
From 29 reviews

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The Bay Inn

from £75
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 Full Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 Full Bed, Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, 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 (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.) 9-min drive
  • Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News - Williamsburg Intl.) 27-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 or cash 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


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.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 160 reviews

Very good 8.0
Pleasantly surprised
We are buying a house in the area and made a last minute trip to Norfolk, wanting to stay near the bay. There was not much selection, so we took a shot and are glad we did. This is a no frills stay, but the price is right, the rooms were clean and the staff very pleasant. We had a nice breakfast in their courtyard and felt the rooms were clean and comfortable. NOT brand new, but you're not paying for brand new. We would stay here again.
James, usRomance trip
Good 6.0
Fair mattress on bed obviously had exceeded its life expectancy. Plumbing issues in the bathroom
Randy, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
It is not the newest place but it is well maintained and clean. Owner was really helpful.
Jeffery, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
April 16th. - 20th. business trip.
I accidentally booked one day less than should have been booked, and they graciously took me in a night early. After arriving into the neighborhood at 10 PM, the only local convenience store I could find; Tiny Giant did not have Half and Half for my coffee, and a gas station attendant did not know what Half and Half was. So I bought milk in stead. Mostly everything was maintained. Unlike most motels I've stayed in, during my stay of 5 days, bed was made only once, towels and wash cloths were changed only once.There was an unusual cut-out about 1 1/2 inches wide by 10 inches long in the tiled bathroom floor parallel to the exterior wall. It looked like the cut out could have been removed at will.
Jeriah, usBusiness trip
Exceptional 10.0
A surprising little Inn
After a horrible stay in some cabins for our honeymoon we decided to just get a cheap hotel by the beach. To our surprise The Bay Inn, despite not being the fanciest place on earth, was welcoming and great with the owner giving personal attention to the guests. On top of that the Inn is located across the street from the beach so getting some time in the sand was never a problem!
Antonio, us2 night romance trip

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