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“The Jewel in the Crown” 5 of 5 stars
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305 Fernando St, Manteo, NC 27954   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Manteo B&B and Inns
Wellington, New Zealand
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“The Jewel in the Crown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

During our one month's travel in the US, the Roanoke Inn was undoubtably the highlight. We knew very little about the Outer Banks but what a find - everything was perfect from Dee's welcome note, the beautiful room on the upper level, the rocking chairs on the deck with the wonderful view to the Lighthouse and the use of the bikes to explore Manteo. The Inn is beautiful, rooms well appointed and spotlessly clean. I would love to be locked in the book filled lounge for the winter - though the constantly filled snack jars and breakfast buffet nearby could be too tempting! Dee is a gracious host and we would love to return someday. In the meantime we are telling all our friends about the wonderful Roanoke Inn. Thank you Dee.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Dayton, Ohio, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Inn is so cozy and charming. We felt right at home during our short stay and enjoyed the breakfast and hospitality. The deck upstairs offers a wonderful view of the water and Marshes Lighthouse.

Melissa
Dayton, OH

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were scrambling to find accommodations for a trip to Manteo for the First Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, and a business owner suggested I call the Roanoke Island Inn. Dee was fantastic in finding space for my wife and I and was incredibly gracious. The Inn itself is magnificent -- a hand-painted ceiling in the living room, awesome food for breakfast, great rooms, and the view off the upper deck was breathtaking. Conveniently located to downtown Manteo, we walked to Roanoke Island Festival Park which saved on parking hassles. We will definitely repeat when we can and recommend the Roanoke Island Inn without hesitation to all our friends and family!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Salisbury NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Thanks for hosting us for our September family get away. As usual, the Inn feels like home, and our stay was relaxing.

Look foward to possibly one more trip before the Inn closes for the winter. It's always nice to visit Manteo when it's really cool outside.

And thanks very much for Sarah's recommendation of the movie theater. That is something we've overlooked for over 20 years of visits to the Inn. It was a neat show, and really brings back the feel of the theater when we were younger (c:

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I followed the advice of a new friend and eighth generation Roanoke Islander whose family still lives on the Island, and he was adamant that there is only one great place to stay at on Manteo and that is the Roanoke Island Inn. He was right. My wife and I had a perfect five-night stay there right after labor day, and you would be hard pressed to find lodgings with more charm and in a more beautiful setting. Five-star hospitality from the Inn Keeper and staff and you can literally walk downtown to restaurants and shops.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely, but ask for a room with a sound view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here over the weekend and very much enjoyed the charm of the R.I. We were in one of the upstairs rooms with the sound view and enjoyed the rocking chairs located just outside the room complete with great views of the sound and a nice breeze. The location of the Inn is about a block from downtown Manteo so it is very convenient to walk to shops and restaurants. Dee was a most gracious host and we found the rooms well appointed and the pantry always stocked with great breakfast and snack foods and drinks. I would highly recommend this Inn to anyone looking to get away to the Outer Banks and the crowds found in a typical motel/hotel.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms with the view of the sound are very nice.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We are just completing a honeymoon road trip along the eastern shores of North Carolina, and were lucky enough to stumble upon the Roanoke Island Inn late in the evening. The innkeeper D was so gracious and welcoming, we wish we had arrived to Manteo earlier during our trip! The views are beautiful and serene, and the inn is immaculate and wonderfully maintained. We will certainly be returning to Manteo, and to the Roanoke Island Inn.

Room Tip: Room 4 was great, and hanging out in the rocking chairs along the breezy porch with some wine is a p...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Roanoke Island Inn

Address: 305 Fernando St, Manteo, NC 27954
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Manteo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Manteo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Roanoke Island Hotel Manteo

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