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“So welcoming!” 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
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“So welcoming!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Dee called us to let us know everything was prepared for us. We loved this inn! Nice continental breakfast and 24 hour drinks and snacks available. Loved all the period furniture and the view from our 2nd floor porch. The gardens and pond were lovely! Dee was very helpful with suggestions of what to see and where to dine. Manteo is quiet and laid back. Saturday the Farmer's Market downtown has to die for baked goods! Town is a quick walk down the boardwalk. The parlor/ library has a beautiful ceiling mural by Jeffrey Batchelor.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The innkeeper Dee was very friendly, laid-back, and helpful. There is a beautiful view from the (second floor) porch of the Inn looking out over the water (great for sunrise!). There are lots of snacks and drinks available in the pantry, and the grounds are lovely. My room was very comfortable with a king bed, a tv, and an easy chair. You are within walking distance of the shops in downtown Manteo and the farmer's market on Saturdays. Nags Head is just across the bridge and the National Seashore is a 15 minute drive. My only complaints: the carpeting in my room (? all rooms) was chintzy, and the room rates are very expensive, especially for late September!!

Room Tip: The cottage seemed very cozy and cute (we just looked in). Second floor rooms may get noisy if ther...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Hoschton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This was our first visit to the Outer Banks, and we chose the very best place to stay. The staff were very helpful. Our room was comfortable and had a view of the water and small lighthouse. We had breakfast and lunch several times on the breezeway (porch) right outside our door. After walking to dinner at one of the great local restaurants, we usually stepped into the living room/reception area for coffee and tea, as well as a treat, such as the small packages of Oreos from the snack jars in the kitchen. We rode their bicycles to area attractions, such as the beautiful Elizabethan Gardens and the fort. We could walk to the Festival Park and town in about five minutes. While the rooms are not fancy, they are appropriate to the period of the house. This was a quaint experience, very enjoyable.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 7, which is a family suite with a king bed in one room and a single bed in the oth...
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  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We are repeat visitors, and it is always like coming home when we're here. I have only positive comments for the staff and the inn.

All the neat activities in Manteo are within an easy walk, and the recently renovated Bodie Island Lighthouse is only about 15 minutes away by car. That's a great trip, and you can climb to the top now.

Thanks for a wonderful stay!!

Room Tip: Stay away from Room #4. It's my favorite, and it's always booked it seems when I'm read...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Roanoke Island Inn is in a word wonderful. As you turn the slight corner on Fernando Street and you see the Inn you are immediately struck that you have picked the perfect spot. The Inn itself is beautiful, with multiple flags flying, well appointed rooms, and a library / living room that is ideal for breakfast, reading, and a wonderful libation before dinner.

Dee, the innkeeper is great. She was very helpful with recommendations for dinner and lunch, no need for breakfast, the room comes with a great continental breakfast of fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, cereals and whole pieces of fruit.

You are within walking distance of the small town of Manteo. The boardwalk starts across the street from the Inn, it is great. The downtown we found had great!! shopping, and the restaurants had wonderful seafood, of course, and a variety of other specialty dishes as well.

Cannot recommend this Inn enough. After we got there we found out that they have two cottages too, where 2-3 couples or a entire family could stay.... Try it you will fall in love with this Inn, Manteo and of course the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

We went to The Island Farm, they have two rescued wild horses there, and to we walked up and toured the site of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. It is build of red bricks and the history will amaze you. Enjoy

Room Tip: No bad ones from what I could see, you either look onto the bay or into the garden.
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Once again the Inn lived up to our expectations. The rooms were all different decor, clean and just charming. Our bed and pillows were excellent and the furnishings are very special. The second floor breezeway is wonderful for having coffee while watching the sunrise over the water. The breakfast was just right, thanks to Dee and we always had snacks and water available. The grounds were beautiful. Can't wait to go back soon!! It's a very special INN and worth the price.

Room Tip: All the rooms have a nice view, however, I prefer the waterfront.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Leesburg, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Just finished a great 4 nights at the Croatan Cottage! The house was beyond our expectations, from the layout to the room sizes to the decoration. Dee was a wonderful innkeeper, taking time to answer all our questions and making sure we had everything needed; very flexible and accommodating. Manteo is a cute town, very quiet (probably by design) but with the local bar/restaurants, we would have loved to have seen some outdoor live music on the weekend. The Saturday Farmers Market was nice, and the Festival Park (nearly outside your door) was a very scenic walk/run spot.

The house is plenty big enough for a family of 4, and perfect for a dog with a fenced yard. Porch swing was great, small swing in the backyard for kids, and easy walking to all that downtown Manteo offers. Had all the things you need to cook your own meals, and stocked from the Inn pantry. 10 minutes to the Nags Head beaches was an easy drive, yet far away from the vacation crowds.

The pictures of the cottage don't do it justice...its a place you want to leave as nicely as you found it (and makes you want to own one just like it). Only downside is it's costly, but worth it if you can swing it.

Definite recommendation.

  • Stayed August 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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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 Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Manteo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Roanoke Island Hotel Manteo

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