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“An affordable getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Nags Head Inn
4701 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959   |  
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Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
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Cambridge, Maryland
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13 reviews
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“An affordable getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

While many would prefer more posh surroundings, the rooms at Nags Head Inn are clean, comfortable and spacious. The real plus of this location is that it is on the beach, so you can fall asleep at night, listening to the sound of the waves. There is a small indoor pool and whirlpool, in case the weather outside isn't cooperating. There's also great shopping nearby. Their special offering a free night after purchasing 3 nights, is helpful for those on a budget.

My only caution is that before you book, make sure their renovations are complete. I was there in mid-March 2013 and was awakened some mornings to drilling and hammering.

Room Tip: Certainly, oceanfront rooms are great, but if you are on a budget, a street side room on a higher fl...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Nags Head Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Nags Head Inn. The hotel is very centrally located right on the beach in Nags Head close to shopping, restaurants and attractions.
We are constantly upgrading our facility for our guest’s comfort and enjoyment and our renovations for this year are just about complete.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of out 4 @ 3 special. We hope to see you again.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here two nights total over a weekend. The room, service & staff was great! The continental breakfast left a lot to be desired compaired w/ other hotels I've stayed in. If they modernized/expanded their breakfast offering this would have been a much better value. Everything else was great!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 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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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Nags Head Inn, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thank you for your review of your recent stay at the Nags Head Inn. Our entire staff works very hard to make sure that our guests’ vacation with us is clean, comfortable and enjoyable and we are always happy to hear that we succeeded. We are glad that you enjoyed staying in one of our newly renovated guest rooms.
We do not offer a complete breakfast, but do provide complimentary Kelly’s Restaurant signature sweet potato biscuits -with or without country ham - delivered to us fresh daily plus Danish, juice, coffee and tea each morning.
Thank you for choosing the Nags Head Inn. We hope that you will come to stay with us again.


Sue Hogan
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Graham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Room was nice and very clean. Staff was very friendly, we were greeted every time we walked thorugh the lobby. Nice view of Nags Head and the Sound from our street front room. Sweet potato biscuits for breakfast were yummy and Miss Shirl was very friendly.

Room Tip: Hotel still under renovations. Only 2nd and 5th floors were open for guests. did not hear any constr...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Nags Head Inn, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Nags Head Inn. You can see some fantastic sunsets over the sound from the streetside rooms.
We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to having you stay with us again.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

It was our first visit to OBX in years and we went to Taste of the Beach 2013. Enjoyed staying here in newly renovated rooms on the 5th floor with beautiful ocean views. Slept with the heat off and the window open at night just to hear the waves. Great place to stay off season since they have an indoor pool. Very convenient to good local restaurants.

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  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Nags Head Inn, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Nags Head Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed staying in one of our newly renovated rooms and that awesome view of the Atlantic. There is nothing better than eating a good meal – I am sure you had plenty of great food at the Taste of the Beach – then relaxing in an oceanfront room, listening to the sounds of the ocean waves.
Thank you for choosing the Nags Head Inn. We hope that you will come back soon.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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Waynesboro, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I was out of work with a bumm knee, and my husband decided I needed to recuperate in OBX. We got a room at Nags Head Inn, OCEAN FRONT. It was wonderful. There are not many people at the beach in February. The room was very nice, the staff are friendly and very helpful. we got to watch the fishermen on the beach,and found lots of shells. I loved it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Nags Head Inn, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us at the Nags Head Inn. Visiting the beautiful Outer Banks during the winter is a great way to get away from it all. It is quiet and peaceful and the perfect place to relax.
Thank you for choosing the Nags Head Inn for your “recuperation getaway”. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

PS I hope your knee is feeling better.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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Powhatan, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We are here right now, celebrating our anniversary in the honeymoon suite. The rooms are newly renovated and everything is clean and new. The jacuzzi tub is awesome. This is the best suite we've ever stayed in on the Outer Banks. Love it!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Nags Head Inn, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Nags Head Inn. We are glad that you chose to stay in our honeymoon suite for your anniversary celebration – it is a very special room. Being located on the top floor oceanfront, the view from the suite is wonderful and, relaxing in your own private Jacuzzi while enjoying that view, is quite a treat.
We are glad that you liked our renovations. We have 2 floors completed and the other 2 will be done shortly.
Thank you for choosing the Nags Head Inn. We hope to have you stay with us again.
Sue Hogan
General Manager
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Cary, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My family of 4 visited Nags Head last Easter weekend, just for a day or two at the beach. We spent one night at Nags Head Inn. If I were planning on staying longer.. I would have rented a house, but since it was just one night, it was perfect. The lobby is very cute, the rooms are very clean. Everything seems up-to-date. The rates were outstanding! Of course it was April and we got a room that faced the street, but regardless, a good value!

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  • Stayed April 2012, 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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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Nags Head Inn, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you for your review of your stay with us at the Nags Head Inn last Spring. As you discovered, our guests can save some money by staying in one of our streetside rooms and can always enjoy the great ocean view from our 2nd floor indoor pool or the attached sundeck.
We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will return again this year to see the renovations that we have done over the winter.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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Address: 4701 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
#3 Family Hotel in Nags Head
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nags Head Inn is the only Outer Banks hotel that features over 4 acres of pristine oceanfront, and is located in the middle of what locals affectionately refer to as, 'Old Cottage Row' in Nags Head. Nags Head Inn Oceanfront Hotel has become famous for delivering the Original Outer Banks Oceanfront Experience for nearly a quarter of a century by offering our highly valued guests honest vacation value. According to Outer Banks hotel reviews, our guests love the recent renovations on our 4 acres of beautiful oceanfront sand dunes, pristine beach, manicured Bermuda lawns and lush barrier island gardens… relaxing year round in our spa, indoor heated swimming pool or jumping into the beautiful Atlantic Ocean just outside their doors. We love making lasting memories happen and we’ve been told we're pretty good at it. It is our aim to make every guest become a repeat guest and offer you a vacation superior to other Outer Banks hotels. ... more   less 
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