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Shutters on the Banks

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405 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (Formerly Colony IV by the Sea)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dalton
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed here for our 5th wedding anniversary. We had a great time and enjoyed the beach access, as well as the indoor and outdoor pools. The location in Kill Devil Hills was really convenient as there was a lot nearby. We would definitely stay here again. Keep an eye out for deals on their website as... More 

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Lincroft, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very happy with our stay at Shutters on the Banks. Situated directly on the beach with beautiful views (3rd and fourth floors in the tower - otherwise, you may be limited to dunes. Friendly, accommodating staff from front desk to housekeeping. Nice breakfast included. It is a motel that is staffed like a hotel. Very pleased with our... More 

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Simone R, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property on Trip Advisor. Yes, our oceanfront location is the perfect spot for a vacation. We are centrally located in the Outer Banks and we have plenty of great amenities to make your stay pleasurable and comfortable. We hope you enjoyed walks on the beach or the great views. Please come... More 

Canandaigua, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from a few days on the OBX. We have been staying at Shutters now for the last 4 years. It is a great choice if you want a place close to the beach but also with pools. The staff have always been very friendly and helpful. They have 2 pools, indoor and outdoor and of course the beach... More 

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Simone R, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property on Trip Advisor. We value your feedback. Our goal is to give each of our guests’ superior service and it’s great that we exceeded your expectations. We are glad you enjoyed your view of the ocean. Our prime location is perfect to watch the sunrise and view the beach, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was our first time to OBX. Staying at shutters made it a great experience. Location was great. Breakfast was great, and with the extra seating on the patio was a awesome way to start off the day. Everyone on the staff was polite and friendly, especially when you saw them everywhere busy keeping the place in tip top shape.... More 

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Simone R, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review

We are thankful that you have taken the time to review our property on Trip Advisor. It is refreshing to hear that you had an excellent stay with us. We will be looking forward to serving you again. Sincerely, Simone Ryan More 

Aurora, NC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for only one night as we were meeting my daughter and granddaughter for an orthodontist consultation. Even though it was only one night at the busiest time of the summer the staff was very courteous, helpful and concerned about our comfort. The room was very clean and the beds were quite comfortable. I will definitely stay here again... More 

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Simone R, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Words cannot describe how delighted we are to have made your stay an outstanding one! Please come back and enjoy all the amenities that we have to offer. Sincerely, Simone Ryan More 

Mercer, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice hotel with very helpful and pleasant front desk people. Parking was a bit tricky, but other than that, very clean and a nice room. We stayed only one night as we had rented a house for the next day...for the week. I would stay again..you won't be disappointed.

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We value your feedback and we are happy you took the time to review our property Our goal is to give each of our guests’ superior service and it’s great that we exceeded your expectations. Yes the higher floors offer a crisp clear view of the ocean. Our prime location is perfect to watch the sunrise and view the beach,... More 

Easton
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been travelling to OBX from PA for about 16 years, and we fluctuate between leaving at midnight on our check-in day, or coming down the day prior, which is usually a Friday, and staying overnight in a hotel. The past two years, we made the trip down the day before and spent the night at Shutters. This year's... More 

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Simone R, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review

What a great review to post here on Trip Advisor! We really appreciate you recognizing that our breakfast is well supplied. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed our Breakfast buffet unlike other hotels chains we offer a complete buffet with waffles and much more. Our goal is to give each of our guests’ superior service and it’s... More 

Chapel Hill
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice property with a great location. On the beach with nearby access to Jockey's ridge, Wright Bros. Memorial, excellent eateries. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a gazebo and outdoor sand showers. Standard hot breakfast. Far enough away from the mega resorts that the adjacent beach is not crawling with people. Office staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful.

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Simone R, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for recognizing COMFORT-STYLE-VALUE that Shutters on the Banks has to offer. It is definitively a hidden GEM! I am very proud to be part of such an excellent team...they are the EPITOME of hospitality! Shutters on the Banks is "HOME AWAY FROM HOME! Looking forward to serving you again. Simone Ryan More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a quick overnight girls' trip, and had a blast. The room was clean and "beachy", with great beach access and wonderful amenities. This will be my new go-to hotel in OBX! Would highly recommend to any travelers!

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Simone R, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property . It is greatly appreciated and we value your feedback. Our goal is to give each of our guests’ superior service and it’s great that we exceeded your expectations. We are thrilled to be your choice hotel. Looking forward to serving you again. Simone Ryan More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shutters on the Banks is well-situated on a beautiful sandy stretch of beach in Kill Devil Hills near the Wright Brothers memorial and a wide assortment of retail locations. For a small facility, there were great amenities - indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor showers post-beach, a pavilion overlooking the ocean, chair and umbrella service (for a fee), a hearty continental... More 

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Simone R, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property on Trip Advisor. Yes, our oceanfront location is the perfect spot for a vacation. We are centrally located in the Outer Banks and we have plenty of great amenities to make your stay pleasurable and comfortable. We hope you enjoyed walks on the beach or the great views. Please come... More 

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