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“Nice, but lots of small issues” 3 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn Morehead City
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4035 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Morehead City
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
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“Nice, but lots of small issues”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We arrived after the posted check-in time, with a reservation that was made well (like a month) in advance, yet still had to wait around 20 minutes after talking with the front desk attendant before we could go up to our room. When in the room, the shower curtain is so short that if you're not careful a piece of it will end up on top of the lip of the tub. I ended up having to sop up a bunch of water after getting out of the shower as a result. The bed sheets came up off the bed at all four corners when me and my girlfriend laid down, and kept coming up through the night. The vending machine on the second floor doesn't dispense change, and while the front desk reimbursed me, it sort of negates the convenience of an on-floor vending machine to have to go all the way to the store in the lobby for your change. The fridge in the room didn't keep the food we put in it very cold at all. The breakfast was kind of lame. The waffle maker (which is the same waffle maker you'll find at any Hampton) either got too hot, or cooked too long, as both my and my girlfriend waffles stuck to the machine and came out in clumps. The two hot items on offer were bagel toppers, which are really good, and sausage gravy, which I didn't get to try because it was missing. There are no individual cartons of milk, you have two big jugs, which I declined to use. The view from the dining area is pretty nice, though. The coffee on offer in the lobby is also good, and there's plenty of choice in creamer/coffee mate, there's also a bunch of different types of tea, all free to guests.

Overall it wasn't a bad stay, and I'd give it another try, but all these small things stop me from being able to just say, "yeah, it was nice", and instead I have to say,"well, it was alright, but...".

I wouldn't turn you away, but I wouldn't recommend it.

Room Tip: Don't bother with getting a waterfront room, as you don't get a big enough window or seating...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa R, General Manager at Hampton Inn Morehead City, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback as we strive to provide all of our guests with an excellent experience! We are sorry that you did not have an excellent stay. Please be assured that we will address the issues you discussed and hope we may serve you again and show you what our warm Hamptonality is all about here at our hotel.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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26 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is a good hotel with a good view of the sound from the rear rooms. It's about 10 minutes from the beach (down the road and across the bridge), and about 10 from the mall. The breakfasts are nice and more than adequate, and the service people in the breakfast room are courteous and quick to help. Overall, the front desk people are polite and helpful. The rooms with a view are best, but all the rooms are clean and comfortable--over the years, I've stayed in several. The hotel has recently been redone, and the rooms are even nicer. There is a Taco Bell at one edge of the parking lot and a nice restaurant with good food and a nice wine list on the other--several other restaurants at every level within minutes either way.

Room Tip: Second or third floor waterside have good views.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa R, General Manager at Hampton Inn Morehead City, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback as we strive to provide all of our guests with an excellent experience! We hope we may serve you again and show you what our warm Hamptonality is all about here at our hotel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Located on a very busy commercial strip in Morehead City, the waterview from the BACK of this hotel is totally wonderful. We were first given a frontage room with a dismal view of the parking lot and commercial strip. Very depressing. Be aware that ,booking online "you get what you get". The view from the back of the hotel looks out over the water. We arrived at sunset and it was devastaingly beautiful! the breakfast room looks out on the water as well. A totally charming set up. the breakfast is hot , plentiful and has plenty of protein! ( something often omitted at the "free" breakfasts) The view is apparently so appreciated, there was canopy and chairs set up for a wedding while we were there. There's a spacious outdoor pool, a few lovely palms and a beatiful live oak. the room was spacious and immaculately clean, a nice spacious bathroom, plenty of countertop. The room has planty of workspace and a good sized fridge and microwave. I read the review from Amanda O and she mistakenly thought the balled lumps were from an "old" duvet, when in fact, they are the new style that Hampton and Baymont provides. I thought they provided great warmth.. the staff if VERY friendly and helpful. The rennovations are terrific and the colors are great. Very comfortable and uplifting. ( I even liked the scent of new carpet in the halls). Located on a "strip...plenty of dining nearby for a casual night out. This place was , by far, the nicest of all the hotels we stayed in during our 4 night "tour" of coastal NC.

Room Tip: Make sure to ask for the water view side.
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  • Stayed January 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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Lisa R, General Manager at Hampton Inn Morehead City, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback as we strive to provide all of our guests with an excellent experience! We hope we may serve you again and show you what our warm Hamptonality is all about here at our hotel.
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Seattle, Washington
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Our mid-January stay for a few days over a weekend was excellent! The hotel has been totally re-decorated in a contemporary style in the public rooms while our guest room was very comfortable with brand new duvets and 5 pillows on our king-size bed along with a microwave plus mid-size refrigerator and in-room coffee pot. We were picked as the guests of the day so extra treats were included. The price of the room at $83. a night with complete amenities like a USA Today newspaper, a full hot breakfast and a view of the water seemed like a great value. All of the staff really went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Also, there are many different types of restaurants close by. My husband and I would stay again!

  • Stayed January 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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Lisa R, General Manager at Hampton Inn Morehead City, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback as we strive to provide all of our guests with an excellent experience! We are also very excited about our new look! We hope we may serve you again and show you what our warm Hamptonality is all about here at our hotel.
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Greenville, South Carolina
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

A girlfriend of mine is getting married in Morehead City, so the weekend of her engagement party we decided to stay at the Hampton Inn (where she has reserved rooms for the wedding). The hotel is in a superb location, looking out over the inter-coastal waterway.
For $85 we reserved a room with a view.

When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly attendant who checked us in and gave us our keys. When we got the second floor we were met by a STRONG scent of wet paint. I mean, very strong. There were also men working in the hallways and debris lying around. We understood that they were making renovations, so we just went with it.

Our room was a decent size, with a king size bed, but the comforter was old and so worn that the filler (fake down???) in side of it had simply balled up into lumps. The bed was also very hard and there was no shower liner in the shower...just a curtain. It made it very hard NOT to get water all over the floor.

Breakfast was surprisingly good and service upon check out was wonderful. I'm hoping that the renovations that are being made to the hotel will include updates to the room. We will still stay with them during the wedding festivities, so I'll let you know. :)

Room Tip: Splurge for the view
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa R, General Manager at Hampton Inn Morehead City, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback as we strive to provide all of our guests with an excellent experience! Please know that our shower curtain is dual purposeded as a curtain and liner and we also have plans to update our duvets. We look forward to serving you again and show you what our warm Hamptonality is all about here at our hotel.
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MYRTLE BEACH
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This was a one night stop on way back from the Outer Banks. The room was recently renovated so everything was new and the cleaning was thorough. It was a short walk to a Tavern for supper and then a good night's sleep in a comfortable bed. Breakfast was what you expect at Hampton. Next time I believe I might stay an extra night on the Outer Banks and really see Ocracoke Island, that looks like a step back in time and a lot of fun. But if your on the mainland, I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Request a room facing the back and the water.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa R, General Manager at Hampton Inn Morehead City, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback as we strive to provide all of our guests with an excellent experience! We hope we may serve you again and show you what our warm Hamptonality is all about here at our hotel.
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Cape May, New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Hampton Inn at Morehead City, NC was as expected....nice & clean with a very courteous staff.
Just a few wee concerns that were given to the front desk.. #1- electrical socket/outlet coming out of the wall in the bathroom #2-gaps around the door-needed some weather stripping or be rehung....#3 the mattress was not too comfortable- springs could be felt all over( did not mention this- only because it was an after thought)- we survived with the mattress...would have thought the mattresses would have been of a better quality.
All in all a very nice place to stay for a few days!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa R, General Manager at Hampton Inn Morehead City, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback, we are sorry for the condition of your mattress. We do have plans in 2013 to upgrade. We hope we can have another chance to show you what our warm Hamptonality is all about here at our hotel, if your travels bring you back to the area.
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Address: 4035 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Morehead City
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Morehead City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Morehead City 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly renovated Hampton Inn Morehead City is located only a few miles from Atlantic Beach, with amazing views of the Intra-Coastal Waterway. Our hotel offers 119 always clean and comfortable guestrooms, plenty of meeting space for events, a fitness center, outdoor pool, and complimentary breakfast each morning. There are plenty of outdoor activities near our hotel, including golfing, deep sea fishing, sailing, parks and beaches. ... more   less 
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