The small hotel sits right behind a dune at the beach. Ocean front rooms with balconies supply a beautiful view of the Atlantic and the Nags Head beach. The rooms could use updating--without the glass doors that frame the ocean waves, the rooms would feel dumpy. But there's a true surfer's charm about the place--not upscale, not downmarket, but laid back and rough around the edges. You feel like you're staying at a friend's much used beach place not a hotel. It fits the Outer Banks vibe.
The continental breakfast, however, is pretty awful and feels strangely out of place--pre-packaged stuff except for sweet potatoe biscuits in wax paper bags. Not a fan.