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“Excellent beachfront hotel” 5 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 #2 of 19 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Excellent beachfront hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Just stayed one night before our house was ready but we had a wonderful experience. Needed a late checkout which wasn't avail but they allowed us to use all the facilities for as long as we needed. Clean and nice rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Shutters in the Banks has many amenities- free wireless Internet, indoor and outdoor pools, free breakfast, fitness room, and is located on the beach. Friendly staff and Great value! Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Batavia, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Great place...huge rooms, fridge & microwave, patio (we were in the tower--balcony if you're up higher) and very clean. Breakfast was good, although not enough seating & had to take our food back to our room, minor problem. Beautiful gazebo overlooking the beach. We didn't use either pool but they looked great. Would love to stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sterling Heights, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was nervous about staying at Shutters because I usually prefer chain hotels, but we wanted the local experience. Shutters is located on the beach and close to shopping and attractions. You can walk to the beach on the walkway and there are showers to wash off your feet. The front desk staff was very nice, but not helpful with restaurant recommendations. Breakfast was typical. The walkways could use some maintenance because the painted concrete was peeling.
My biggest complaint was the dampness in the room. The air conditioner ran continuously, but couldn’t keep the humidity at bay. We stayed on the second floor of the main building. Perhaps it is better in the Tower building?

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great location on the beach! Extended weekend trip for Labor Day. Stayed in an efficiency on the 2nd floor with a pool view. Room was very spacious and comfy with queen beds, full refrigerator & Stove and microwave. Room was very clean. Short walk to the beach.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We chose Monday through Wednesday nights because we knew the large crowds were gone after Labor Day. We were oceanfront on the 3rd and then the 4th floor in the tower building. The rooms were very clean with a balcony. We had a microwave, and small refrigerator. The staff were very courteous and helpful. There is a continental breakfast with 2 waffle irons. We had planned to stay in 3 different hotels but ended up staying at the Shutters because the rate was the best compared to several well known chain hotels.
We would definitely recommend Shutters!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Winchester, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I will admit I am pretty finicky about where I sleep. Hotels are rare on the OBX. Lots of older mom and pop motels but this one was in pretty good shape. Our room was spacious and clean and we did use the pools. The breakfast was good for a hotel buffet but it can get pretty busy so go earlier rather than later. Prime location and front desk had good suggestions on places to eat. We will be back for the nice value, cleanliness, and hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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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:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#3 Family 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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Also Known As:
Shutters On The Banks Hotel Kill Devil Hills
Colony Iv
Shutters On The Banks Outer Banks, NC - Kill Devil Hills

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