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Cavalier by the Sea

601 S. Virginia Dare Trl., PO Box 385, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Five of us stayed in 2 poolside rooms 4 days and 3 nights. We have been here several times before. It is an older place but is always clean. It is close to the beach. Oceanfront rooms are great since you are looking right at the ocean (no dunes in the way). Poolside rooms are good too! Just a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was recommended to us by a friend, and it's been great! We parked right beside the door to our room, which was super convenient. The room was a throwback, but the bedspreads were new and everything was very clean. The staff was super helpful with anything we needed. The room was pretty large. There's a full sized fridge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in a poolside room! Room was on the small side but was nice and clean!! It had a microwave and good size fridge which was nice! We really enjoyed the nice clean pools. Our little boy really loved the kiddie pool. We will definitely stay here again hopefully in a ocean front efficiency. If you... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel for an older, "mom and pop" type. I like that the hotel is right on the ocean. We had a large number of family members so we had 4 rooms next to each other. We had a few porch chairs per room which was nice, as we sat out at night and all chatted. The rooms we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up coming here as a kid. I have fond memories of learning to swim in the pool, making friends there and playing on the beach for hours and clotheslines in front of rooms hung low with towels and bathing suits. Coming there again this year took me back. It continues it's charm with having a hot dog cookout... More 

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Saint Albans, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want old Nags Head charm this is the best little motel on the beach. Quaint rooms and an outdoor pool. A cornhole tournament was going on last night in center court area. Friendliest people you can find. The ocean side rooms are right on the beach with no dunes behind. You'll be glad you stayed at the Cavalier!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The best place to stay in OBX, Vintage hotel, so if looking for a 5 diamond hotel with all the frills...do not stay...but if you are looking for a hotel that offers clean rooms, friendly staff, a short walk to the beach and pet friendly then this is the place. We had a 2-bedroom cottage (#2), because we travel with... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Step back into the 60's when you stay in a room at the Cavalier by the Sea. Most guests have been coming here with their families for decades. Guests make themselves at home as they string their clotheslines between pillars. Pet friendly, kid friendly. Bring your ice chest and bbqs for a picnic on the beach. Convenient to Wright Brothers... More 

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Willow Spring, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stay here alot when coming to the outer banks. We always choose this motel for the awesome view and cleanliness the housekeeper Julie is an awesome housekeeper and very sweet and helpful! The management is very nice and helpful also! We love staying here and always try to come and stay as often as we can!... More 

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Crossville, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a older one story building. The rooms pretty much have original decor. We stayed in a two bedroom unit. The temperature was in the high 90s with three window a/c units we stayed cool. We did not have pets, this unit did allow pets. There were no pet odors or hair. The unit was clean and the staff... More 

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