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Cavalier by the Sea

601 S. Virginia Dare Trl., PO Box 385, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Cavalier by the Sea
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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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Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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culpeper
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have been coming to Nags Head for over 60 years and have always stayed at this milepost in either a cottage or at the Cavalier. Yes, it is an older motel style with amenities that are pretty basic, but there is something homey and beachy about this motel. No matter what our problem has ever been after checking in,... More 

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Richmond, VA
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stayed in Cottage #2. We arrived earlier than check in and called to see when the cottage might be available. It was not but they were nice enough to take our number and call us when it was ready. Check in was easy, especially since we had pre-paid for the room. They explained that the office would be closed... More 

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Forest
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stayed in an oceanfront room. We loved it. You can't get closer to the ocean. The rooms are clean and are what you should expect from an older place. The property is taken care of with pride. If you want to still be able to stay at these great historical places please support them.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great old place right on the ocean. According to the pictures in the office, it was built a long time ago as tourist cabins. I loved the old pictures. Our room was very clean and well maintained and had a microwave and full-sized refrigerator. It looks very much like the motels of old, but I really like the look. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Not a luxury hotel, very dated, but cannot beat the price for the location. When you're at the beach, are you really in the room anyway? Pool is always clean, ocean front rooms are large. Plenty of quick places to walk to - restaurants across the street, convenience store 1 block away. We stay here often, and the staff is... More 

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Fairfax
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you are looking for luxury, don't stay here. The motel is very dated, but for the price, convenience to local attractions, shopping and restaurants, as well as the beachfront location, you can't beat it. The room we stayed in was very comfortable, had a full size fridge and microwave and plenty of room for 2 adults and one child.... More 

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