Postcard circa 1972
Virginia Beach, Virginia
 -- 3805 Atlantic Ave

Located at 38th & Atlantic Ave. along the ocean front, Virginia Beach was not too far from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge- Tunnel. Opened in 1972, the Motor Lodge featured 177 rooms in its eight floors. The property came to be owned by Southeastern Association Inc. which also owned several other Virginia Motor Lodges including Danville which was the last standardized unit in Virginia.

Like Daytona Beach's addition, Virginia Beach's wing facing the Atlantic Ocean was only one room deep but had an interior corridor.

Brochure circa 1970s: Courtesy of Dan Donahue

Postcard circa 1980

Rack card circa 2001
Virginia Beach lasted nearly 30 years. It was demolished in 2001 by the Old Dominion Demolition Corp. of Portsmouth. A new large Courtyard by Marriott came to occupy the site.
Photos 8-2-2001: Courtesy of Thelma Riehle