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“Edward's... nice little place” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Ocracoke
Spartanburg, South Carolina
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Edward's... nice little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2007

Edward's is a nice little place to stay. I stayed in two different rooms and both were comfortable and clean. The bed's were confortable and the A/C was nice and cold. The only problems I had were in the bathroom. Whoever installed the toilet did so that you practically have to "sidestraddle" it to sit down. Also the showers were about the size of a phone booth. The owners were very nice and I would definately stay there again!

Stayed July 2006
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2007

My boyfriend and I spent four days on Ocracoke Island last summer, and we had a wonderful experience staying at Edwards.

We stayed in an efficiency room with two double beds and a kitchenette... a sort of "junior suite." We were really happy with the fact that we also had a screened-in porch to hang out our towels and bathing suits and a place to leave our sandy shoes.

The room was spotlessly clean, the beds were very comfortable, the A/C kept the room very cool, and the kitchen was stocked with basic dishes, pots/pans, and silverware so we could make our own lunches and breakfasts every day. The room was also furnished with 1950s/1960s-type beach decor, which I really liked because it felt very homey and old-fashioned.

The inn was staffed by the husband and wife owners and their adult son, who treated us with total courtesy and kindness. They also provided us with bicycles for a small extra fee during the days we were there.

The hotel is ideally located in town... off the main drag but close enough to walk or ride bikes everywhere. You only need a car to go to the beach (we did try riding our bikes there one day, but I don't recommend it because it's along a busy highway, and with the minimal shoulder on the road, I was sure I was going to be flattened by a car at any moment).

In sum, I highly recommend Edwards of Ocracoke for a relaxing, quiet, and cozy vacation stay. Plus the deserted and pristine beaches at Ocracoke are simply amazing.

  • Liked — Cozy with a great location
  • Disliked — I liked everything...
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, UK
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2007

Stayed here for one night as it was one of the cheapest we could find on the island. Was a bit concerned that they specified no refunds in case of hurricane which was a bit unnerving as last time I tried a holiday on OBX we had to cancel as Ophelia had cancelled the ferries. It was all fine this time and the girl on reception was really helpful and even lent me her mobile so i could ring a mate. Room was clean and although the bathroom was small and the loo was right next to the wall, it had all we needed. We had a room with nice rocking chairs outside each room to sit on the veranda. Its close enough to walk to the restaurants/bars of the village and tucked away from highway 12 just enough. I hadn't realised there wasn't breakfast included, but that was fine and there were plenty of options nearby.

  • Liked — easy walk to town
  • Disliked — crampt bathroom
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2007

Staff were very nice to us, and the room was clean and in decent condition. Of course the decor was out of date, and the bathroom was small. But for the price, my husband I truly enjoyed being in such a special location.

They didn't make us do any chores, and when we asked about the recycling, they told us where that could be done (less than 1/4 mile away, on the way to the beach). Apparently it's hard for them to have it on the property because people don't rinse their containers out, which creates smell and bug problems.

We had two nice rocking chairs on the porch, which we really enjoyed. They also provide free ice if you ask, and for the nights we were there, they left some in a cooler on the front porch of the office for guests to pick up after hours.

  • Liked — value
  • Disliked — bed was a little uncomfortable
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2007

This place reminds me of home: dripping faucets, loose door knobs, cobbled repairs to ceiling tiles, etc.

Petty rules: "Customers" are expected to empty the trash, take recyclables to some off premise recycling center, strip beds and put linens in a laundry bag, return cottage to its state in which it was found, put furniture back where found, etc.

We had to leave due to an emergency. Innkeep refused to budge on a refund of unused services. We found the innkeep the most unhospitable chap ever. It's obvious money is very important to him and guest satisfaction immaterial.

Visit Ocracoke, please. It's charming and restful. However, consider another place to stay. These folks just don't get it when it comes to business or making folks feel welcome.

  • Liked — Ocracoke village is charming; the cottage is not.
  • Disliked — Male owner is unaccomodating to needs of guests. Very money hungry.
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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DownPoint, Owner at Edwards of Ocracoke, responded to this review, May 13, 2007
All of our Reservations have specific cancellation dates which are explained to customers at the time they make their Reservations. Repairs and Cleanliness are of up most importance to us, since we do not want to jeopardize our 100% Sanitation Rating or disappoint our customers that also cherish the "original ocracoke vintage style accommodations" at the Edwards.
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VA
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2007

We had a group of 3 families planning on staying at Edwards for a week. Two groups had reservations and one was planning on reserving within a day. Two of us got calls from Edwards after getting an email confirmation of our reservation saying that they had either put us in the wrong unit or billed us incorrectly. They wanted another 40-50.00 for THEIR mistake on a 650-700 dollar rental. These reservations were made separately and differning reasons were given for the price increase. One was it was billed for the wrong week and one was the wrong unit. When one member of our party complained about it they cancelled ALL of our reservations and hung up on us when we asked why they were all cancelled. RUDE and inconsiderate is an understatement. And having to pay a 50.00 cleaning deposit when you reserve instead of on arrival is just another way to make a little interest off of our reservation. We'll pass on Edwards. It may be a nice place but the business practices are questionable and customer courtesy is non existant.

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
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DownPoint, owner at Edwards of Ocracoke, responded to this review, May 19, 2007
On occasion we determine that certain reservations will not be in the best interest of the customer or Edwards. Typically this results from situations where we determine that the customer’s expectations can not be met. In that case we think it better for the customer and for us to not do business.
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Amissville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2006

My first choice for short stays,

When ever I can’t stay a whole week I stay here , the owners are real nice and very helpful.The price is right . They have a fish cleaning station a priority if you’re a fishermen as many places don’t offer this, Rooms are always clean you couldn’t ask for a nicer place to stay on Ocracoke for just a few days, I have also rented their cabins well equipped and very nice , the efficacies are well equipped too . I would recommend any of their accommodations as I have stayed in them all

If you should Email them they always respond with in a day sometimes with in an hour .

  • Liked — Price
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Book ahead they fill up if there is a holiday
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Edwards of Ocracoke

Address: 226 Old Beach Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Ocracoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Edwards of Ocracoke offers a classic island facility located in the heart of Ocracoke Village and is convenient to shops, restaurants and Silver Lake Harbor, on a quiet, less traveled street. The accommodations are modern, exceptionally clean and very reasonably priced, while retaining the original charm and ambiance of the quaint fishing village atmosphere. Edwards offers a variety of options for vacationers and travelers: single rooms, double rooms, apartments and cottages which can accommodate couples and families. The facility is family-owned and operated and provides charming accommodations in a tranquil setting. It's like going back in time - you can relax and enjoy life like you're suppose to. We welcome you to our vintage facility and hope that you discover the charm. Our guests like to walk and bike to shops and restaurants or gather outside in the courtyard to visit, grill, barbecue or clean their fish catch. Many of the guests return annually to their favorite units and often bring others to share in their vacation tradition with us at Edwards of Ocracoke. The facilities consist of 8 motel rooms, 3 efficiency rooms, 6 cottage apartments and 2 private cottages. Most have private screened porches while others offer open porches and decks, providing a room outdoors as a part of the relaxed atmosphere that is offered at Edwards. ... more   less 
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