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Comfort Inn On The Ocean
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1601 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948   |  
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Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Billerica, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great hotel on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed one night at the hotel May 3rd for our 25th Anniversary getaway of the South East. The front desk was very friendly at both check in/out. Breakfast in the morning was great with lots of choices & was a bonus since it was included in the price. Enjoyed our visit at this hotel.

  • Stayed May 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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VickNC416, General Manager at Comfort Inn On The Ocean, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for letting us know about your stay. We are glad you enjoyed your Anniversary with us. Our staff tries very hard to make sure every guest has an exceptional stay and we are glad that they hit their mark with you. Thank you again for your response. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to The Outer Banks.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sebastopol
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108 reviews 108 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Not the fanciest place in the world, but our room was clean, had a balcony with ocean view, delicious breakfast with a large choice of items and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel. It's definitely the best deal in the area with an ocean view. Wish I could have stayed longer!

Room Tip: We were 2nd floor near the stairs and it was great, but I think any of the ocean view rooms would be...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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VickNC416, General Manager at Comfort Inn On The Ocean, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We think that our complimentary breakfast is the best on the beach and are glad you enjoyed it! We are also glad that you like the view from your balcony. The sunrises have been nothing short of amazing! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Thank you again.

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Gatineau, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Very old hotel. Lobby seemed to have been redone, and was nice, clean and comfortable. Otherwise, commons areas were not clean, old and worn, as was our room. The beach access was wonderful - great location. Good restaurants very close by. The pool areas was clean. Lots of dogs on the property - we did not have an issue with this, and did not hear noise, but may bother some. Breakfast was typical hotel free breakfast, but what we expected. Front desk staff was, however, very professional and helfpul. We had planned to stay only one night, and would not plan to stay more.

Room Tip: Choose high floor to avoid pets in this pet friendly hotel
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VickNC416, General Manager at Comfort Inn On The Ocean, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you for letting us know about your stay. We regret that your positive experience with our lobby did not extend to your room. While we are an older hotel, we do make every effort to make sure our guests are comfortable. We are glad that you did find the location exceptional and hope that you decide to come see us again and give us another chance to please you. Thank you again for your feedback.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is obviously an old motel, as there is a weird steep ramp put in to accommodate wheelchairs, etc. It was difficult to climb (we don't have wheelchairs), so we opted for the steps most of the time. The bed was very comfortable, the room was very clean. The pool was a good temperature, and not crowded. An easy walk over the dunes on a wooden sidewalk, to the ocean. Nice guy, Zach, renting umbrellas & chairs, friendly lifeguards at the base of the dunes (Jordan, Matt). The ocean temp was a little too cool, although there were people in there. We spent 2 days on the beach all day, with a breeze to keep us cool. The housekeeping staff was efficient and always spoke. The little balcony was nice to sit on and relax. It took a while for us to get the hang of the air conditioner, but found that if we set it to "60", the room was comfortable (felt like 70 degrees). The free breakfast was good and very filling. My husband loved the Bacon so much , that on the last day, he ate 12 slices & asked the dining room manager which brand they use !!!!! (It's SYSCO). I found a lost gem stone in the elevator, so if anyone is reading this who lost it, please email me & describe it ... A fun vacation !!!!!

Room Tip: we enjoyed being on the 3rd floor, because we had a great view of the pool, the street (HWY 12) and...
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VickNC416, Manager at Comfort Inn On The Ocean, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our hotel. We strive to make our guests' experiences memorable. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best service on the Outer Banks. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to my staff and to Zach and the lifeguards too. Wow 12 slices of Bacon he must really love his bacon. Comfort Inn on the Ocean looks forward to seeing you again on your next visit.
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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The hotel was clean, the breakfast had decent variety, and the staff was super friendly and professional. The location is what brought us and this hotel is perfectly situated on the beach and close to a couple of GREAT restaurants. Highly recommended for anyone and especially people with kids.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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VickNC416, General Manager at Comfort Inn On The Ocean, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Albertsafloat519r ,

Thank you for your recent stay at the Comfort Inn on the Ocean. I genuinely appreciate you taking the time to post your kind words about the hotel regarding your recent visit. It is our goal to exceed the expectations of our guests, and your feedback is vital in accomplishing this goal. Again, thank you for you business, and we look forward to serving you again in the near future.
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Severn, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Clean large room, very good breakfast, friendly helpful staff. Our room overlooked the ocean, which had chairs and umbrellas available for rent. Walking distance to several restaurants and gift shops. The only downside for me was the very noisy AC and doors that had to slam shut. We ate a dinner there and were happily surprised. Not the greatest place to stay but worth the visit.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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VickNC416, General Manager at Comfort Inn On The Ocean, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear Peter A,

Thank you for taking the time to express how your resent visit went, we're glad that you found the staff friendly and helpful as well as the hotel clean and comfortable. I'm sorry to hear your ac unit was noisy. I will defiantly look into that. Hope to see you again soon.
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Rochester, New York
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My friend and I stayed one night at the Comfort Inn during our "Girl's Weekend" May 17th. We arrived early, and our room wasn't quite ready, but the young lady at the desk was friendly, and offered to call us on the cell phone as soon as the room was available. We chose to remain at the hotel and lounge by the pool and walk the beach, which is literally right out the back door. There is a nice deck at the top of the dunes, with some tables and chairs, so we decided to have our picnic lunch there. The lobby area was very nice, with a small bar in one corner Off the lobby, there was a room where the complementary breakfast was served. There was a nice assortment of fresh fruit, juices, eggs/bacon, cereals, yogurts and make-it-yourself waffles. It was very busy in the morning, but the staff did a nice job of seeing that nothing ran low. We chose to eat in the sitting area in the lobby.

The room was simple, and clean. Nice size bathroom, and the water pressure in the shower was great.

The only negative thing I have to say is that the elevators smelled a little musty. Overall, it was a nice place to stay, and would definitely recommend it to others.

Room Tip: This property is a pet-friendly hotel, so if you have an allergy, be sure to request a pet-free room
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VickNC416, General Manager at Comfort Inn On The Ocean, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your "girl's weekend". Thank you for taking the time to let us know. You are right about the beach deck. It is one of my favorite spots here because not only can you sit and watch the water, but you don't even have to get sandy doing it. Also, it is the perfect location to see playful dolphins this time of year. Again, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Address: 1601 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Comfort Inn On The Ocean 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn On The Ocean Hotel Kill Devil Hills
Clarion On The Ocean
Clarion Kill Devil Hills
Comfort Inn On The Ocean Outer Banks, NC - Kill Devil Hills

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