My young daughter somehow steered us to this hotel, and we ended up staying here for two nights in Feb. We liked it but the price was a little steep for off-season we thought, especially since we took the no-ocean view room. Breakfast is not included. It also has none of that OBX weathered charm. It's like any other Hilton Inn...very, very nice but could be a Hilton Inn in Anytown, USA.
That being said, we DID have a good stay here. You could still HEAR the ocean from anywhere, and as mentioned, the staff was very good to us. The beach is right there, as well as the pier. Pool/ exercise area was nice too, and we took full advantage of that. The pool was nice & warm...a huge plus if you have little ones and/ or a wimpy mom. ;)