Generally OK facility - but just that and with several disappointments. Similar to other Hampton Inns which I use regularly for business travel. Standard Hampton fare. Sort of understaffed for an oceanfront facility. Smallish balcony doors in room. Room was "Hampton clean" however which you can always trust and is a good thing for sure. When calling there I was told that our room would be available early so get there "any" time. That didn't materialize and when I complained the desk clerk was pretty rude. The pool area is spartan. One large brown dying evergreen near the building right by the pool.The hotel is only 3 stories. 2nd floor allows you to barely see over the dunes to the ocean. 1st floor ocean side I imagine has no ocean view. We had partial ocean view room, 2nd floor, which was disappointing and price kept going up as I was investigating arrangements. The worst part was that the ocean was very cold and basically un-swimmable unless you could stand going numb. People would go in to their knees and just stand there. Apparently the shifting ocean currents cause the 60 degree water. So stay further south if you want to swim in the ocean. This was somewhat disappointing. The horses and the quaint area are the attraction. Duck is very quaint. Corolla is a bit touristy, not as classy. The Currituck lighthouse and Whalehead historic area is pretty neat. The Paper Canoe restaurant in Duck was excellent. If you are going to go see the horses look up the Corolla Wild Horse Fund website and the tour that is offered. They oversee the horses and provide care unlike the other for ones in it only for profit. So basically a very nice area but not for a swim at the beach.