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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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Ranked #16 of 19 hotels in Kill Devil Hills
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upside: friendly staff; ocean front-great view/quick access to the beach. Downside: room smelled like a wet towel (this was the worst part of my stay, the smell was so awful that I went out and bought an air freshener to deal with the smell); bathroom was extremely small; walls are thin, so you can hear people talking/dogs barking from rooms... More

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in Room 504. This is an old motel showing it's age. The room was damp and smelled like a wet dog, but that's what you get with 100% humidity of a beachfront hotel without elevation or impediment to the ocean that is also pet friendly. The furnishing seemed new, the room was clean and the air conditioner worked... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff friendly and accommodating. Rooms deteriorating and filthy. Had two rooms and both were disgusting. Rugs stained, blood stains on quilt, dust everywhere, bathrooms grubby and vomit or some other food stuck on doors in bathroom. Never had a more disgusting experience.

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Alexander, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've come back for anniversaries since we first discovered John Yancey five years ago. Direct access to beach without going over dunes is wonderful! We plan on returning regularly. Location is great for accessing the OBX sites.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not fancy, but very clean and hospitable. We stayed in an oceanfront kingsize room with our pet. The view was fantastic and we were just feet from the ocean! Great morning breakfast, and lots of hot water for the shower. The Kill Devil Grill is just across the street and has very good food. We stayed for 4 nights... More

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Mechanicsville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the main building. The rooms were clean & very nice. The beds were very comfortable. The employees were very friendly & nice as well. The outside of the main building could use some repair & updating. Overall we had a very nice stay. The next time I stay there I would rather have a room where I... More

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate feedback. We continue to look for ways to improve the guest experience at the John Yancey. Our two oceanfront buildings have undergone extensive renovations over the last 2 years. Most of those rooms feature private balconies or terraces. We have more planned for the upcoming fall/winter for the Main Building. Please do come... More

Savannah Ga
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read a lot of bad reviews about this hotel........ We decided to give it a go after we read about the renovations of the Four Seasons building which we stayed at. There were some good features to the hotel but overall the experience was not that great due to the cleanliness of the facility. The bad: Double beds in... More

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

Guest, thank you for your feedback. We are continually looking for ways to improve the guest experience for customers of the John Yancey. We are sorry you did not have a better vacation, and hope you will give us another opportunity to show why we are and have been a favorite Outer Banks hotel for generations. We in fact did... More

Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only "pro" this hotel has is the fact that it is in a good location. However, upon checking into the room and walking barefoot on the carpet we noticed that it felt and look wet at the ends of and between the beds. After getting back from Jockey's Ridge a couple hours later, I decided to notify the front... More

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Victoria, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got home from several days stay at the John Yancey Oceanfront Inn in Kill Devil Hills, NC. We stayed in the Four Seasons Building which was clean and our accommodations were good. We had an oceanfront king room and the view was great! Hotel employees were friendly and helpful. Pool out front was very nice and water was so... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here on way home from a week in a rental house in Hatteras. Good price friendly staff room was freshly painted and extremely clean. On the down side had to pay (2.50) for ice and our fellow guests were pretty scarry looking.

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — John Yancey Oceanfront Inn 2*
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Also Known As:
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

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
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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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