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Surf Side Hotel

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6701 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife, 14 year old son and I have just returned from an 8 day much needed vacation to the North Carolina Outer Banks and the Surf Side Hotel. This was our 4th visit to the OBX and once again the resort served as a great "home away from home". Being returning guests we were treated to a discount and... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A little pricey but it was worth it to have such great views and a balcony. Easy beach access and friendly staff helping out at every opportunity. Spacious, clean & comfortable room, plush towels, quiet too.

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Keene, New Hampshire
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I returned to Surf Side for a few days on the Outer Banks. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly. The updates to the facilities were fine. We like the access this place has to the beach and/or the pool. And with an inside pool and hot tub even if the weather is inclement we can still enjoy some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel location was outstanding as it was right on the beach. With both inside and outside pools in addition to the ocean, the kids had a nice choice of what to do as it pertained to swimming. We had a balcony overlooking the ocean which was the best feature of the room. I found the hotel room to be... More 

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Brockport, New York
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've stayed here many times and were impressed every time. Everyone is very friendly and kind. The rooms are spacious and quite comfy! Great views of the beach and ocean. Can't find anything to complain about, so I'd definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a nice stay on the beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is our 8th year that we have stayed at the surf side in nags head.we love it there. The staff is awesome...our rooms are very clean and comfy. Anything we need is taken care of. I've never even looked for another place to stay. Elizabeth runs the breakfast room and it is awesome......5 stars

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Roanoke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my second stay at Surf Side and I was pleased with both stays. I found the service to be friendly and the rooms clean. The location of the hotel is excellent and provides a nice view of the ocean. I'm sure we'll stay here again in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what we wanted. Great location, away from the big hotels, so an uncrowded beach even though the entire OBX was very crowded. 2nd floor ocean front room had an unobstructed view. Service was good and room was clean. Certainly not a high-end luxury hotel, but this is the beach!

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Montpelier, VA
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47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have looked at this hotel for a couple of years but we always get a house when vacationing in Nags Head. However, this year we were only able to pull off a long weekend. So, we thought we'd give Surf Side a chance. On the one hand, it is an older and somewhat dated hotel. But we were very... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Find somewhere else that stay!!! This place is gross! The elevator smells, the rooms smell musty, they're damp and we woke up this morning to a roach in our bed!!!!! Can't wait to leave!! I can't find one good thing to say about this place... Seriously go ANYWHERE else

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