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John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2009 S Virginia Dare Trail, MP 10, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great hotel--can't beat the location (right on the beach), kid-friendly and super nice and helpful staff. We plan to be regulars!! Great value for the location. They also have passes to a gym close by.

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Hampton, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess it's not terrible for the price we paid. Found the room on Priceline. I kind of booked it on accident, I was confused on the nAme your own price feature:) Friendly staff, we unknowingly started out in a smoking room and they gladly put us in a non-smoking room. In our opinion, the room doesn't seem fresh. Bathroom... More

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edward22, Guest Relations Manager at John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are sorry you did not have better experience at the John Yancey. We pride ourselves on offering vacationer affordable, clean, oceanfront accommodations and the friendliest staff on the beach. We have made strides over the last 3 years to improve the hotel, including renovations to Sea Building, Four Seasons, and select Main Building rooms. This offseason we... More

New Philadelphia, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I vacation with our two kids every year on the Outer Banks. We stay at the John Yancey and have never had a problem with our service, the staff or our room. Linda, the manager, is so sweet and always knows which room we want when we call to make our reservations. We stay for a week... More

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Over priced, smells, it was the only one that would take a pet. Do not stay here! Lied about pricing until pushed. Offered a deal for pet and then changed when we wanted to stay an extra night. beachfront was great but all the draw backs made the stay terrible

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edward22, Front Office Manager at John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Sorry for you bad experience and have no record of your complaint. We go to great lengths to ensure every guest has a pleasant stay with us. We are continuing in room renovations that were begun in 2012 to the Four Seasons Building, and last season to the Sea Building. We are upgrading carpet in many rooms, upgraded our WiFi... More

Blue Ball, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I booked 2 nights paid in advance thru Expedia. We missed the first night and when we arrived for the second, we were told it was cancelled...even though it was paid for....argued with the rude manager lady (she seems to be in many of these reviews) and she actually told me I wasn't "her " customer, I was Expedia's customer... More

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edward22, Owner at John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry for your recent experience at our hotel. We do highly recommend that guests make reservations DIRECTLY with us, rather than 3rd party booking engines. Our prices are better - we guarantee it!, and we are able to better accommodate specials requests, changes, and assign you to a specific room (oceanfront, oceanview, floor preference, etc). Given our oceanfront... More

Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

My experience with this hotel being understanding, is poor. I have had a very bad last two months. I was staying here Friday night and at the Sea Ranch Resort on Saturday. This all began about 6 weeks ago when I reserved this one nights stay. It is not the "IN SEASON" for hotels in the OBX. I had my... More

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Orrville, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If I would stay here again, I would try for another room. We checked in and were given the handicap room on the bottom floor by the road. The room was clean and smelled decent. Had a bit of a chlorine/bleach smell but not bad. The bed was comfortable and we had a fridge and microwave in the room which... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The plus's to this hotel are things that mostly involve the location, the beach access, view and pets allowed. It's off Va Dare and good location to stores, shops, eats , coffee etc too. Other than that this hotel is a 1970's throwback, mostly with non updated rooms, ours had a super small bathroom, no bathroom fan and no toilet... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

John Yancey Oceanfront Inn A Worthwhile Detour Jean A. Vachon Outer Banks, North Carolina by route 158 was a bit out of our original trip plan but was worth the detour. John Yancey Oceanfront Inn was halfway on the most eastern island known as the Outer Banks. This Inn is cheap in price but the rooms are acceptable. Wifi is... More

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Marshall, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed in Room 508.. beach front room with walk out beach access. It was so great... Loved it Loved it Loved it!!! The great part about this place is that they are very pet friendly! Yes, lots of other places say they are pet friendly, then the only rooms that are available if you have a pet are not... More

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Additional Information about John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

Also Known As:
John Yancey Oceanfront Hotel
John Yancey Oceanfront Hotel Kill Devil Hills
John Yancey Quality Inn
Quality Inn Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills Quality Inn
John Yancey Oceanfront Inn Outer Banks, NC - Kill Devil Hills
Address: 2009 S Virginia Dare Trail, MP 10, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — John Yancey Oceanfront Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront motel in the heart of the Outer Banks, NC. Outdoor pool, dune deck, rooms with balconies, FREE breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi, and more. ... more   less 
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