We spent 2 nights in a 2nd floor ocean view room and enjoyed our visit. You can't get much closer to the beach than an ocean room here! Room was clean, comfortable and spacious. Plenty of space to hang towels/swim suits up. Buxton is quieter than Nag's Head. You will need a car or take a long walk along a fairly busy road to a restaurant (there is a small breakfast place across the street but we thought it was only fair - nothing special). We liked the chairs on the balcony but the balconies are not private - they are on the deck area that is used like a 'hallway'. BUT there's not a lot of people traffic going by so it's pretty quiet and nearly private. Windows had screens so we could leave the windows open a bit to hear the surf at night. Bathrooms were well kept. We did not use the pool so can't report on that. The surf was rough so you'll need to keep an eye on kids. Really nice place to stay!