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Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel

05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This is a great little hotel right on Atlantic avenue. Very clean and well maintained with a throwback-to-a-simpler-time décor. Very reasonably priced during peak season. The owners are very pleasant.

1Thank DonnaO1127
MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice review You describe us to a "T" A writer for VIRGINIA LIVING MAGAZINE said "The Cutty Sark revels in Vintage Heritage and hopefully always remain deliberately "retro". We are glad we pleased. Come again soon. Most Cordially, Ms. Koch

Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

My family and I stayed here the August 6-9.. The staff was very pleasant and offered lots of help when needed.. The hotel is across the street from the beach.. The bus/shuttle stop is located out front.. Many maps, coupons and need to know brochures were located in the lobby.. Our room was located near the pool area.. My 2yr...

2Thank Shequita B
MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review

A Great review. Thank you for mentioning, in your review, our pool. Although it is small, so many of our guest mention how pleasurable it is. Our balconies offer a great opportunity to enjoy Beach Living. Our Location is convenient to many fine cafe's and Restaurants. As you noticed, you really can have a wonderful time without ever moving you...

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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

This by far was the worst place I have ever booked. Pictures were very very deceiving. Please do not book this place for families or friends. Place was very worn and smelled odorous. West wing hotel room we booked was really a basement. Very shabby and very overpriced. Overall less then a 1 star.

5Thank A TripAdvisor Member
MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review

We offer clean, safe, comfortable, family accommodations in the Heart of the Virginia Beach across the street from the award winning Boardwalk and the Mighty Atlantic Ocean. We offer with the West Wing two Bedrooms that will accommodate a family seeking homelike amenities on a Budget. The West Wing opens to a Private Garden with a Personal Bar-B- Que and...

Hague, Virginia
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Its ok. Nice location. Ocean is right across the street. Bus stop is out front & Dunkin Doughnuts is nearby for a quick breakfast in the mornings. Parking is difficult due to very small parking areas.

Thank Nannamry1966
MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your consideration and the time taken to write your review of our little Cutty Sark. It makes us very Happy to know we have pleased. We have tried to keep everthing as close to original as we can. We look forward to seeing you again soon..Most Cordially

Chesapeake, Va
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Loved my one night stay at this clean, authentic and funky little vintage motel. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating to my last minute reservation. They gave me a great price too! Conveniently located but on the edge of the heart of the strip but everything you need (music, bars, etc.) still within easy walking distance. I love all...

2Thank MIMIZ H
MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your review of our little Hotel here in the Heart of the Beautiful Virginia Beach Resort City. We have tried to keep it as authentic as possible. We love that we pleased. Do come again and often...Kindest regards

Reviewed 11 September 2014

I've stayed here before. I have never had a bad experience. The owner and staff are always friendly. They could make money training staff at other motels how to act. I stayed at one of the cottages for the first time. Loved it. Hit the pool, ride the bike, or sit on the screened in porch and watch the waves....

3Thank natlite
MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words...your visit was just like family coming back. We look forward to seeing you soon again. Stay well

NoHo Ma
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We stayed in "The Studio" in the historic cottages part of the hotel. If you go in understanding what this hotel is you will not be disappointed. This is a different hotel experience. If you are looking for resort level amenities go elsewhere. I can only compare it to staying at Grandma's summer cottage. The decor is dated. The furniture...

6Thank Trystelle
MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review

Your review was very accurate, I thought. We are old but we do try to keep the unit clean and in good repair. Thank you for the opportunity to serve. We hope you will come again soon. Most Cordially

Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Our stay was a real pleasure! "Mr Jim's" was small yet very clean, quiet, and just across the street from the beach and boardwalk. More than enough to do within walking distance. The beautifully landscaped yard served as parking while also allowing space to relax and prepare meals on the public charcoal grill. Kudos to Mrs Cook and her lovely...

1Thank kb210704
MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Most Cordially

Reviewed 14 July 2014

My husband & I stayed at the Cutty Sark recently, and unfortunately it was a disappointing experience. We had stayed there 3 years ago, and had no issues - perfect location, like supporting the smaller motel operations, clean, quiet, etc. This time, however, we had issues with cleanliness & noise. There were stray hairs left in the bathtub from previous...

Thank Daisy1973
MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review

I am so sorry you were disturbed by a loud neighbors. We live on premise in Season and I am usually the first one to hear a disturbance and put a stop to it. Again I apologize for the inconsiderate neighbor.. The car alarm., that was beyond our control in another parking lot. I hope you will give us another...

Mt. Juliet, TN
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Great but had some issues with the air conditioning and the toliet got clogged up. Other than that staff is great and the location is amazing loved the heated pool. Parking isnt to great though. Ask for more towels and they'll come warm. Good.

1Thank alannaceleste
MsJAKoch, Innkeeper at Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel, responded to this review

Your review, I thought was very accurate,. We are not suited to every one. We are old, but we do our very best to keep our Cottages clean,comfortable and in good repair. Thank you for finding the time to write your review .We look forward to having you with us again soon. Most Cordially

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cutty Sark Motel is located in the exclusive, quite North End of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and directly across the street from the Ocean. Balconies have wonderful view of the Ocean and the Dolphins who live there. We are only Five (5) minutes from the convention center. Free entertainment nightly at Neptune Park. A great way to start the evening. Shopping, fine dining and live entertainment are but a stroll away. Each guest room has a full equipped efficiency with everything a family of four(4) needs to prepare light meals. Our Historic Cottages will accommodate up to eight (8) persons. Refrigerator, microwave, stove toaster as well as coffee and tea service. Dinette, sleep sofa, color, cable TV with HBO, air conditioning and free wifi. Most rooms have balconies with memorable views of the Ocean. The Cutty Sark is convenient to the Virginia Beach Convention Center( 5 Minutes ) The Cutty Sark is 3 mi from Edgar Cayce/ARE Center, 4 mi from the Virginia Aquarium, 7mi from Oceana Naval Air Station, 1 mi from Old Cape Henry Lighthouse and 13 mi from Norfolk International Airport.Golf, Tennis, Fishing and Boating are close by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel

Address: 3614 Atlantic Ave, Across the Street From the Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2707
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range: $128 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cutty Sark Efficiency Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Cutty Sark Efficiency Hotel Virginia Beach
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#41 On the Beach Hotel in Virginia Beach
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“Ocean view w/ balcony”
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“Get a room with a balcony. It gives you a bit more space.”
samtinch, 17 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ocean view, choose rooms 32,33,34. Ask for Jerry!”
kerryo141, 29 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The front rooms have balconies and are located on Atlantic avenue. Rooms on the north side of the building have less street noise.”
mimizh_12, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
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