The original hilltop structure overlooking the beach catered to wealthy vacationers arriving at the Cavalier's own train stop in Virginia Beach. In 2002 the hotel completed a multi-million dollar renovation and earned membership in the Historic Hotels of America.
During the season, there are a total of 400 guest rooms and suites open at The Cavalier. Where would you be happiest in this Viirginia Beach landmark? The 100 elegant rooms in the original location vary in size and style; some have whirlpool tubs. Quarters in the newer beachfront building feature balconies with an ocean view.
Guests have access to a variety of recreational activities, including indoor and outdoor Olympic-size swimming pools, a 1,500 square-foot health club, four tennis courts, and the only private beach in Virginia (which increases in size every year, thanks to an ongoing oceanfront expansion effort spearheaded by the city). The Cavalier's summer oceanfront, with its brightly striped canopies, adds a jaunty seasonal look to its stretch of Virginia Beach.
Appetite for Life
The Cavalier resort features five restaurants, and dining here in Virginia Beach can be a memorable experience. The most romantic dinners are served at Orion's restaurant on the 11th floor of The Cavalier Oceanfront. Its panoramic view of Virginia Beach provides the backdrop for a menu featuring fresh seafood and hickory grilling. If you have a yes for Southern cooking, head for the Pocahontas dining room. Like much of Virginia Beach, these two eateries come to life in May and stays open through August. It's a short but memorable season.
And don't worry about it raining on your parade: If the sun fails to shine for guests at The Cavalier during the months of June, July or August, the Virginia Beach grande dame will present them with a certificate good for a complimentary night in conjunction with a future visit.