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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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Rootstown, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

This hotel is very nice! The room was clean and had wonderful ocean and sound views. The price was reasonable for the amenities. We did not use the pools, but there was a nice outdoor and indoor pool. We only have 2 negatives or we would have given 5's across the board. The beds need to be replaced. They were... More 

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

I have to agree with you, the views are fantastic. I also have to agree that we are lacking in the breakfast offerings. I say that simply because our reviews are stating it and if we are not making our guests happy then we must change, and we will. As I read our latest reviews today this has quickly become... More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

Perfect place with a great view of the ocean! We can't wait to return.

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

Congratulations on your marriage and thank you for choosing the Surf Side for your honeymoon. We are always excited for our newylweds when they stayw ith us and we work hard to make those special nights enjoyable and memorable. Cheers, Alex Moore President & COO Seaboard Hotels More 

North Carolina
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251 reviews 251 reviews
140 hotel reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

We just returned from spending Labor Day weekend '10 there and LOVED IT. We had an oceanfront room (Rm 214) and were just steps away from the ocean! The hotel is old, but our room was spotlessly clean! I will take CLEAN over modern/dirty any day! The check-in area is very small yet each afternoon from 4-6p there is a... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to place a review on Tripadvisor. All of your comments, positive and negative, are well received. We built the hotel in 1984 and continue to be hands-on owners and operators. We recognize there is always improvements that can be made and we weigh each offf season what we should... More 

Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

My wife and I Honeymooned in the Outer Banks in 2002 and stayed at the Surf-Side. We return to OBX every year and have stayed at the Surf-Side all but two years. Those years we brought an extended family of over twenty and rented beach homes. The staff has always been easy to deal with and have been very accommodating.... More 

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

Your continued business is most sincerely appreciated! We truly want this same experience for every guest that stays with us as our goal is to make first time guests long term customers such as yourself. I appreciate the time you have taken to write a review and explain to potential guests what to expect when staying with us. Thank you... More 

Front Royal, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2010

Our family group 16 was asked to evacuate our vacation rental on Hatteras island but not wanting to leave my husband and our 3 teens decided to stay one more night and took a chance with this hotel.The hotel was great and the staff was friendly the view was perfect indoor and outdoor pool a plus,cant beat free wine but... More 

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

Great to hear that an unfortuante circumstance turned out well for you. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and thank you for taking the time to review the Surf Side. We appreciate your business and the kind words. Cheers, Alex Moore President Seaboard Hotels More 

Fairfield
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

I think that some of the previous reviews are rather harsh for the hotel. As are most of the hotels on the island, it is rated at 2 1/2 stars. There are no 4 star hotels and you can't expect that when you visit. The hotel is in a great location. I disagree with some of the others- the view... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Surf Side and for making valid points about the expereince you should expect with us or any hotel on the Outer Banks. We are always looking to improve and if upgrading our bedding is the issue that continues to come up we will make the move to improve that... More 

Georgetown, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

We found the Surfside Hotel to be inexpensive for a "tourist" area, but neat, attractive, clean and comfortable. When we went into the room, it smelled clean and fresh, and that is always a good indication!! :-) They provided a refrigerator, microwave, in-room coffee, and a balcony with a view of the ocean. They also had a indoor and outdoor... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to offer your experience to potential guests. I am happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you as our guest again. Cheers, Alex Moore President & COO Seaboard Hotels More 

Glen Allen, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

my husband and i use to stay there 2 or 3 times a year and loved it , then the last time we were there (we always ask for the same room)we were facing the parking lot/smoking room.when we discovered the mix up i went to speak to someone, no one seemed interestedso i told them i could watch cars... More 

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

This is a planted review that is not factual. I am certain this is an attempt to drag down our ranking by someone placing a fake review and giving us the worst rating to help improve another property. The point made that makes this most obviously a fake is that they claim they were put into a smoking room. We... More 

Mahopac, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

Our stay at the Surfside Hotel was very nice. The hotel is in a great location, central to everything. We had a nice room with a balcony that faced the ocean. The room was clean and a nice size with room to spread out. Could have used more hangers and only two drawers for a weeks stay with four people,... More 

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

Thank you for the review. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to let others know about the hotel. While it is hard to bring in additional furniture during a stay we can always get more hangars for you. The new furniture that we are putting in our rooms will have five drawers to allow for more clothes storage. This... More 

Midlothian, VA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

This was our first trip to Nags Head. The Surfside Hotel went above and beyond our expectations. Our room was ready at 1:30PM which was a pleasant surprise after a 4 hour drive (rooms are guaranteed to be ready at 3PM). Our room was on the third floor (really the 4th floor) in the larger building (this one has an... More 

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