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“Nice, quiet stay.” 4 of 5 stars
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Shutters on the Banks
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   405 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (Formerly Colony IV by the Sea)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
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Norfolk, VA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice, quiet stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We stayed in a second floor ocean side room. The room was clean, the hotel was quiet (not many people were around in mid November), the staff was pleasant and friendly. We had what we needed, we were close to the beach and within walking distance to the Outer Banks Brewing Station! Overall, we had a nice stay. Thanks!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tom H, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Raleigh, NC
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We didn't have a single complaint about our pleasant stay here, and would return.

Our reservation was handled without any problems by the helpful, courteous staff, and we arrived to park easily nearby a clean, comfortable room on the 3rd floor of the tower. The view from the deck was very nice. The beds were comfortable, and though the tub area of the bathroom was a little tight, everything was clean and worked fine. We were provided plenty of supplies. We didn't use the pool, but did visit, and we would have used it if so inclined. The breakfast was nice in the morning, and I checked out by phone without any issues.

Room Tip: We were able to see the water from our 3rd floor room; I don't know if we could have below that.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tom H, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thank you for your visit and your nice review nwe are very gald you enjoyed your stay, also "GO HEELS".
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NC
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58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the beach and this hotel was a nice clean, cozy and affordable locations. The beach is located right over the dune and it has a nice wakway to it. The beach is a clean but narrow beach with typical rough surf which is the outer banks

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tom H, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thank you for your review and for staying with us. I read your other OBX reviews and you definitely picked some good places to eat. We hope to see you back here.
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Cary, North Carolina
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88 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We booked 2 rooms for an overnight stay 2 weeks ago through hotels.com and when we called the hotel about an hour or so from the island, they did not have any record of our reservations in spite of the confirmation number from hotels.com.

To their credit (and fortune, otherwise this would be a one-star review), they managed to find us two pool-side rooms at short notice.

First the pros - the rooms were clean, the pool seems to be as advertized and reviewed by many others in this thread and the location is perfect - the beach is literally at the other end of the hotel causeway and restaurants and shops are all within walking distance.

However, this is simply a standard motel (albeit in good condition) in spite of the name and images on the site. The breakfast is the usual staple you find in chains - pastries, toast, coffee etc and the bed is adequate, nothing to rave about. You may be disappointed if you are expecting something akin to a B&B.

Good for a quick overnight halt, travelers on a budget and large families

Room Tip: If you are simply planning for an overnight halt and getting a good night's sleep, ask for a roo...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tom H, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for your review. I am glad we were able to accomodate you and avoid taking your "getaway" and turning it into a "want to run away".
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Kill Devil Hills, NC, United States
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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is a wonderful place to stay. Rooms are nice, clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Good prices and good breakfast! It is right on the beach and has a fabulous gazebo and walkway to the beach. It also has an indoor and outdoor pool and hot tub. Also centrally located. I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tom H, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thanks for the review and for recommending us to others.
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North Carolina
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I cannot say how the ocean side and ocean view rooms might be. We were booked in a room listed as pool view from the website for October 20, 2012. We were on the parking lot side and could easily walk to the pool, but there wasn't much of a view. The room was two queen beds with TV, coffee pot, microwave and refrigerator. Everything worked nicely. There was a stale smell to the room which cleared up about an hour after turning up the AC unit. The ocean side of the hotel is nice with a boardwalk and gazebo on the pathway to the beach access. The dunes are gorgeous. All in all it was a nice stay for just overnight accommodations.

Room Tip: I would recommend an ocean view room with deck over pool view rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tom H, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for a weekend in the third floor of the Tower. Microwave and fridge available in room. Dis not make it to the indoor pool, easy access to the beach. The room was clean and the view was great. The continental breakfast was good. Check-in and check-out was easy. Great location to many attractions and restaurants!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tom H, General Manager at Shutters on the Banks, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We hope to see you again.
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Address: 405 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (Formerly Colony IV by the Sea)
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shutters on the Banks 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront location, each room is equipped with two queen beds or one king and a sleep sofa and include a refrigerator, microwave, in-room phone, TV with HBO, AM-FM radio and highspeed internet. All efficiencies are equipped with full kitchens. We also have a limited number of King Studio Suites available. ... more   less 
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