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The Bay Inn

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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Hair dryer
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Overview of The Bay Inn

The Bay Inn

2.0 star property
No-frills motel in Norfolk
8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

836 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
315 East Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA, 23503
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Room service
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Naval Station Norfolk - 7 min drive
  • Norfolk Premium Outlets - 12 min drive
  • Old Dominion University - 12 min drive
  • Hampton University - 11 min drive
  • Norfolk State University - 13 min drive
  • Waterside Festival Marketplace - 13 min drive
  • Chesapeake Beach - 18 min drive
  • Buckroe Beach and Park - 19 min drive
  • Hampton Coliseum - 15 min drive
  • Hampton Roads Convention Center - 15 min drive
  • Virginia Beach Town Center - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News - Williamsburg Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Norfolk Station - 20 min drive
  • Newport News Station - 22 min drive
  • Virginia Beach Station - 27 min drive


  • Cap'n Rons Bar & Grill - 19 min walk
  • Cook Out - 5 min drive
  • Ocean View Fishing Pier - 2 min drive
  • McDonald's - 4 min drive
  • McDonald's - 7 min walk

About this property

The Bay Inn

At The Bay Inn, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Naval Station Norfolk. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers say great things about the overall value and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 21 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily until midnight
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Garden

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

A shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Bay Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Bay Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Bay Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Bay Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Bay Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Bay Inn?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 25. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Bay Inn and nearby?
The Bay Inn has a picnic area and a garden.
Does The Bay Inn have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.
What's the area around The Bay Inn like?
The Bay Inn is a short 4-minute walk from Ocean View Beach and 2 minutes' walk from Norfolk Beaches. The local area is popular for its beaches and our guests say that it is very quiet.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Very pleasant stay, quiet place to relax
Speedy and hustle-free check-in process. The room is excellent, spacious, clean and everything is fresh and like new. Very modern and renovated bathroom and great modern lights in the room. We enjoyed our stay. It was really quiet and we could rest really well. The Bay is like across the street... 3 min.
Dmitrii, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pleasant overnight stay.
Very pleasant overnight stay. Owners have done renovations and used the space efficiently. Choice of colors for walls and flooring helps to brighten the sleep and utility areas. Clean comfortable and quiet. Check in smooth and pleasant. Look forward to a September visit.
Judith, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Not all that
Average 1960s motel in need of updates. If you like hot showers, forget it. VERY slow to get hot water. One night never did get hot...everyone in the facility must have been showering at the same time. Back killer mattress on bed.
Jon, 4-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Tony, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sean, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Bay Inn is a very sweet place to stay. Well maintained, comfortable, and peaceful.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lynn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Emilee, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Angela, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Elliott, 3-night trip
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