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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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Rating summary
  • 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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culpeper
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife and I were referred here by friends who had stayed here frequently. The motel is dated, but for a view and convenience to all of the OBX, you cannot beat it. We had an oceanfront room--spectacular beachfront views. Service was helpful, and it was fully equipped with all utensils, glasses, dishes, fridge, microwave, full oven/stove, and a coffeemaker... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

First thing you need to understand is that this is a motor lodge that was likely built some time in the 1950s or 1960s -- so it is going to be dated. I stayed here a few years ago and just this week with a group of friends who shared two adjoining rooms. The owners are making renovations. The refrigerators... More 

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New Bloom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a hotel we stayed at for a lot of years. This was the first time ocean front. Haven't been there for quite some time. We were shocked at the condition. The room was clean, however, bare wood around the ocean front window, Bathroom fixtures were probably the originals, It took a minimum of a half hour to get... More 

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Tomekhimself, Manager at Cavalier by the Sea, responded to this review

Let me address your complaints one at a time: Window frames - We have put new windows in our oceanfront rooms and are in the process of finishing the installation. Winter is the most opportune time to accomplish improvements. Bedspread pattern - We have heard this complaint before, even right after these bedspreads were bought. The pattern, called "Hilton Head",... More 

North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We've been coming to the Cavalier for 3 years now. Yes, the rooms are dated, but they are clean and comfortable. Yes, the office is open on the weekend and there is a caretaker on the premises 24/7 if you have a problem. Yes, we travel with our dogs and no, we've never had a flea issue during or after... More 

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