I booked a trip in the off season for a quick weekend getaway. I looked into condos and beachfront properties, but it was either too expensive or the beachfront hotels looked old and worn down. I knew I would be spending more time indoors than outdoors, so I wanted a property that was clean, modern and comfortable. Oasis Suites fit the bill. Normally, the price of this hotel is a bit out of my price range, but it was a lot more affordable during the off season. Furthermore, as much as I would have loved a sound front room, I compromised and chose the top floor, corner executive suite that faced out onto the sound AND onto the road facing oncoming traffic. I crossed my fingers that the noise wouldn't be distracting.
The room was spacious, clean and felt like a very comfortable apartment/condo. The ceilings were high and the windows were expansive. Cool wooden floors. Temperature controlled AC. There are large, heavy drapes to offer privacy and cover the bright sun in the morning. The kitchen area had a stove, oven, microwave, full refrigerator, and plenty of silverware, cutlery, serving utensils, plates, cups, etc for a guest to use. A small dining table was more than sufficient for the two of us. The living room area had a flat screen TV with a leather sofa and seat. The bathroom had a jet bathtub, separate shower. There was a sink inside the bathroom and an additional sink outside of the bathroom, great for a quick clean of hands or rinsing. The bedroom also had drapes, a flat screen TV, and the king bed was very comfortable.
The balcony in our room faced out onto the gazebo and traffic. It was nice to sit out both during the day and night, but be aware that the traffic noise is apparent and at times loud during the day. Much better at night. It was nice to watch people fish off the little bridge right in front of our room. In the room, you can hear traffic, but it does slow down at night so we were able to get restful sleep. If you are sensitive to noise, then I would recommend a room facing the sound. It might be too much if you are in a road facing room.
The exercise room is small, but adequate if you want to get in a quick treadmill run. The lobby area had free coffee and tea, and packaged pastries in the morning. Nothing spectacular, but there if you need a caffeine fix quickly.
The location is very convenient. It is close to Jeanette's Pier which has a free parking lot. It is also close to the outlets, and we always stop at J Crew Factory for good deals. We opted to drive out a little further for our restaurant choices, as the reviews were mixed for some of the places nearby. We enjoyed our hearty breakfast at Sam and Omie's, had a good casual lunch at Tortugas, and a great dinner with a surprisingly upscale menu at Blue Moon Grill. I highly recommend those places.
All in all, I would highly recommend Oasis Suites. If you are on a budget, I would wait for the off season to take advantage of such a nice place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All suites offers a smoke free environment, luxurious beds with down comforters/duvet covers, fluffy bath towels, 2 flat screen TVs, full kitchen, seating area, jet spa tub, body shower, private balcony and Paya Organics toilettes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oasis Hotel Nags Head