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Driftin' Sands Motel

1801 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Driftin' Sands Motel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband I took a day trip to the Outer Banks and we happened to find this quaint little gem during the Labor Day Weekend. This is a small little motel with no thrills BUT, it is very clean and quiet. It is about 2 blockes from an excellent resturant called Jolly Roger. You are right across the street from... More 

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Henderson, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This place carried me back to the mom and pop places I used to go to with my parents long before the larger chain hotels were around...at least in most places outside of major cities. It is just a very basic room to sleep in. This was a last minute trip for a day and I couldn't find anything else.... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The Driftin' Sands Motel is a modest, pleasant motel typical of motels before pricey chains took over the market. It provides the basics travelers can appreciate, on a human scale. It is located a short walk from beach access, and the management has a second property nearby with a swimming pool, available to guests at the Driftin' Sands. We rented... More 

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Greenville, SC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

When I arrived to check in I was told I had booked the previous night and never showed up. No kidding! I definitely booked the night I wanted and someone on there end screwed up and booked the wrong date. I was told they had emailed me the confirmation and that I was being charged for the stay. I was... More 

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

I stayed at the Driftin' Sands for 3 days in July with my husband and 2 girlfriends while we were in town for a wedding. We got the 8 person "cottage." The "cottage" is very much like a 3-bedroom apartment. It's complete with 4 double beds, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen with basic equipment (full-sized fridge, coffeemaker, stove) and a living... More 

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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Driftin' Sands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our Driftin Sands Motel on the Outer Banks. The house that you stayed in was the original owner's home when they operated the Driftin' Sands themselves (and before it was bought a long time ago). Everything at the Driftin Sands was gutted in the winter of 2003 and was... More 

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