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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

We stayed here last summer and although it was not the Ritz Carlton, it was a nice clean hotel, and it met all of our needs. We had a beach front room and you could not beat the views. It was also nice having a free continental breakfast. We will stay there again on our next OBX trip!

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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Surf Side Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Surf Side and for the kind words. You can be assured we will continnue to improve upon the hotel in every aspect to make every stay even more enjoyable than the last. We don't plan to be or want to be a ritz carlton type of hotel, but we do deliver... More 

Greenville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

I loved this hotel! At first I was really skeptical because usually what you read doesn't measure up, but not this place. It was clean, staff was friendly, the room and views were breath taking. The complimentary wine and free breakfast just add to the excellent value! If you are looking for value and a wonderful for stay it is... More 

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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Surf Side Hotel, responded to this review

It is always wonderful to read that we deliver the experience that our new guests expect from our reviews. We work hard to deliver an experience that will have you choosing only to stay with us whenever you visit the Outer Banks. Our goal is to make the first stay with us the first of many to come. I sincerely... More 

Greensboro, NC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Surfside Hotel was everything a person could want. Clean comfortable room that is ocean front with a friendly helpful staff and great rates. Breakfast Room and Coffee Excellent!j

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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Surf Side Hotel, responded to this review

I love the short and sweet review that hits all of the important points! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to review the Surf Side. I sincerely appreciate both. Cheers, Alex Moore President & COO Surf Side / Seaboard Hotels More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We reserved stay online, got lost and arrived late. Hotel still held our room and we had a great time.

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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Surf Side Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you got lost, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for choosing the Surf Side and for taking the time to place a review. I greatly appreciate it. Cheers, Alex Moore President & COO Surf Side / Seaboard Hotels More 

waynesboro virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Excellent staff, clean room, spectacular view, complimentary Champagne for News years, continental breakfast with breads, pastries, cereal and fruit. Excellent value for our money!

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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Surf Side Hotel, responded to this review

So much to thank you for, the decision to stay with us again, the kind words in your review, the time you took to place the review but mostly for being such a wonderful guest. We love the relationships we are able to build with our long term guests and the way you feel at home while staying with us.... More 

Maryland
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71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

While we vist OBX in the summer, we have never stayed during the winter so this was a first for us. We always stay at our favorite hotel, Surfside and we were pleasantly surprised when we were treated to complimentary champagne and glasses on New Years Eve. What a great touch to an already wonderful weekend get away. As always... More 

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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Surf Side Hotel, responded to this review

It truly is difficult to express how much we are grateful to guests such as yourself who continue to stay with us again and again year after year. We work hard to make the experience we deliver one that will want you to only choose the Surf Side when visiting the Outer Banks so when I read about it on... More 

Suffolk, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

We recently spent two nights at the Surf Side and had a great mini trip. We were impressed at check in, the employee who checked us in was funny, polite and informative. I used to work for a four star hotel and would have hired him in a second. (I wish I had gotten his name.) The room was very... More 

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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Surf Side Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and for sharing your experience with others on Tripadvisor. It is awesome to read that you will be another of our repeat guests that have made our business so successful. We truly appreciate you choosing to stay with us so we will continue to work hard at deliveing a great experience every time you... More 

Selbyville, Delaware
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

It had been two years since my wife and I were able to get away for a week. We stayed the week over Christmas and had a great time. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were large and well cared for. We had an ocean front room on the third floor giving us a great view of the... More 

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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Surf Side Hotel, responded to this review

You can't beat the Outer Banks when it has been a long time since you have had a vacation and it is a priviledge for us that you chose to stay at the Surf Side. I am glad to read you and your wife had a great time while staying with us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

We booked a one-night stay here based on positive Tripadvisor reviews because we were traveling through the area. I wish we could have stayed longer. We easily found the hotel which is right on the beach, and check-in was a breeze. The clerk provided helpful information on what restaurants were open in the area during the off-season. The rates were... More 

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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Surf Side Hotel, responded to this review

The Outer Banks are a very different place throughout each season which make the area so special to so many people. I am grateful that you chose to stay with us while traveling through and I am grateful for you taking the time to place a review on Tripadvisor. I sincerely appreciate your business and the kind words. I hope... More 

Ringgold, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Our fall family vacation was a trip across North Carolina, east to west and back again. We stayed in three different lodgings, and the Surf Side Hotel was the family favorite - and the least expensive! The room was clean and comfortable with a nice view from the top floor. The staff was very helpful. The location is great, right... More 

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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Surf Side Hotel, responded to this review

Sounds like a neat family trip! I am happy you found us and had a great stay. We believe we have the best location on the Outer Banks as you state and we also believe we offer the very best value as well. Thank you for noting these key aspects of the experience you get while staying with us. I... More 

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