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6701 South Virginia Dare, Nags Head, NC 27959   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Nags Head
Chesterfield, Virginia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Beautiful Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Every year we stay in our favorite room. This place is still a good place to stay but it seems the cost of reservations are getting too high every year. We understand everyone needs to have a cost of living raise but it is almost to the point where we cant afford it. We always stay in May before the summer rates kick in. It would be nice if they offered stay four nights and the forth night is free. I know their competition offers this and does well. Still we love the views best from our favorite room at Surf Side. Things we would like to see is a waffle maker for the breakfast meal, more ice machines and drink machines on the floors. Again, my wife and I want to continue to stay here. The staff is helpful and very nice, the rooms are clean, the beds VERY comfy, and you are always relaxed. They also need to work on their Wi-Fi. Some times it was down all day and being we stay in the room most of the day it would be nice to get on line. I am handicap so I always look for things to help me and my fellow handicapped friends. This place rates high. The only thing I may suggest is more cut away ramps leading into the lobby and a smoother way to get to the outside deck and pool. This is a great place. I hope we can continue to visit every year. Oh! By the way. you can see lots of dolphins playing from you room and balcony.

Room Tip: Higher floors are best views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We have been staying here for about 6 years now. It is a great location with easy beach access, and 2 pools (indoor and out) plus a hot tub. The pools are nice when you have kids and need a break from the beach. This is not a 5 star hotel - it is a great value with clean rooms (wonderful views) and a terrific staff, from the front desk, to maintenance, to the maids (who nicely worked around the nap schedule of our 1 year old).

Our cable went out right after we arrived. I called, and within 2 minutes, someone was there to look at it (amazing!). Turns out the cable provider was having problems for the whole hotel, and it was soon fixed. My only complaint was the Wifi which was struggling. They had just installed a new system, and were still getting the kinks out (need to put access instructions in each room). But of course, we were there to surf the ocean, not the web.

We will defintely use this hotel yet again on our next visit.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Great location - can't beat the short walk to the beach. Rooms were clean and nice. Indoor and outdoor pools were awesome since we were vacationing with a 7-month old who couldn't stay out in the sun all day. Breakfast was OK, could use some variety. Desk staff were polite but could be a bit more friendly. Wifi was patchy and basically useless - could be improved. Rooms could use more hooks and places to hang things - you tend to have a lot of wet stuff to try on a beach vacation. Overall would recommend and happily stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We picked this hotel based on recommendations on Trip Advisor. Our room was nice and clean and we had a great view with three different balconies. The staff was helpful and it was fun to connect with other guests at the free wine and snack hour. The hotel is centrally located too so you can easily get to anywhere on the Outer Banks within an hour. The only thing I wasn't super happy about was the breakfast. Some of the fruit was frozen and none of the bagels or bread products were whole grain or whole wheat. I also like to have some hot options in the morning like sausage or eggs. Perhaps I have been spoiled by Hampton Inns. I think there was sausage one morning when we were there. Overall, was very satisfied and would recommend to others.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

My family and I had a reservation earlier in April of this year because this Hotel is such a great place to stay at.We had a family emergency come up at last minute and the management graciously refunded our entire deposit which was more than we ever expected.We love this place and will definitely return later this year.I used to work and live in Nags Head and I can assure you that this is the Best Hotel and it has the best beach and sand than anywhere else up and down the area from Kitty Hawk to South Nags Head.Dont waste your time looking at other Hotels.Its located near all the attractions and we wont stay anywhere else.

David Adcock
Roxboro N.C.

Room Tip: Get Ocean Front on any floor in main building .They have elevator also.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Lincoln
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We chose this hotel based completely from tripadvisor feedback. I'm a chain hotel type of girl and anything else...well it's a bit scary. Turns out I had nothing to worry about. We checked in around 5:00 and were pleasantly surprised to find wine and a few light snacks available at check-in. The room was extremely tidy and well-maintained. We had a 4th floor loft room that accommodated 6 and looked directly out to the beach/Atlantic. We couldn't hear our neighbors and the beds were super comfortable. There are 2 rocking chairs on each balcony to watch sea life frolicking mere yards from shore. We saw dolphins and whales each day-no need to book a separate tour. Breakfast had a nice selection (biscuits/gravy, french toast, cereal, fresh fruit, pastries, yogurt, chocolate milk...) and we appreciated that it started/ended later than most (8-10:00) because we were on vacation after all. There are laundry facilities, hot tub/indoor & outdoor pools (open 10-10), convenient umbrella/chair rental on the beach daily, direct access to the beach, and friendly staff. We spent 4 nights here and were sad to leave.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 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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Earlysville, Virginia, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We were just at surf side, excellent continental breakfast, great indoor pool and hot tub, plus very nice outdoor pool with plenty of cushiony lounge chairs. The beach is right there and we rented chairs and umbrellas for $25 a day. It was wonderful, my teens felt comfortable walking around by themselves .

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6701 South Virginia Dare, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nags Head
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST LOCATION, BEST VIEWS, BEST STAFF, BEST ROOMS, and the BEST VALUE! We are #1 on the Outer Banks because we know what our guests want and we strive hard to give it to them every day. Since 1984 our family owned and operated hotel has been making first time visitors long term guests with our Carolina Hospitality coupled with our exceptionally clean and well appointed rooms. We look forward to having you as our next guest. ... more   less 
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