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“One of very few bargains in area” 4 of 5 stars
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Elizabethan Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   814 N US Highway 64, P. O. Box 2088, Manteo, NC 27954   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Manteo
Greenville, NC
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“One of very few bargains in area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

I've stayed in this motel a number of times over the years and, while it was not my choice years ago, I have found the current management and room upgrades a pleasant change. My recent rooms have been clean, convenient, with friendly, helpful staff. Good wi-fi and now, once again, an excellent restaurant. The health club and indoor pool are a real plus. I would recommend it for bargain-hunters with no hesitation.

Room Tip: Lots of choices including inside rooms for security-minded, though I have never felt unsafe in this...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

This hotel is very SHABBY...in desparate need of some modernization and updating.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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elizabethaninn, Manager at Elizabethan Inn, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Thank you for your review, but without any details, "shabby" does not let us know what specifically you found lacking in our property. We work hard to satisfy every guest, and immediately take steps to correct any problems as soon as we are informed of them.
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Durham, NC
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We had a smoking room because of our dog and my Brother-In-Law had a standard room. The amenities were perfect and the location was even better. My wish is that since they have so many people coming in with pets that they would have rooms for pet owners instead of sticking them in the smoking rooms. If you are a pet owner and get stuck in the smoking room you will get a nicotine high off of the smell and wait until you get into bed. We had to keep our clothes in the car just so that our clean clothes did not take on the odor of the room.

There is no reason that a hotel like this can’t just have pet rooms and not make their customers suffer through a smoking room. Seriously, the pet rooms were filled which means there is a demand!

The location was great and if you are running the OBX Half or Full Marathon, you should stay at this hotel. They are so close to the high school where you catch the bus to the start line and then it is less than a mile walk from the finish. What more can you ask for?

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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elizabethaninn, Manager at Elizabethan Inn, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Thanks so much for your positive comments! It means a lot when our guests appreciate our efforts.We appreciate your comments concerning non-smoking rooms for pet owners and will take your comments into consideration. Thanks again. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

This hotel is in the BEST location for the OBX Marathon and Half Marathon - it's less than a 5 minute walk to the shuttle bus stop and only half a mile from the finish line - perfect for the early morning start. Rooms old and tired, but clean and plenty of parking. In November, we needed the heater which was noisy (old motel combined air con/heater unit - strange smell at first as it burned through the dust - but worked quickly to warm up the room). Check out was 11, which gave us plenty of time to shower and change after the 1/2 marathon race - staff were very friendly.

Room Tip: We didn't get any choice as the hotel was busy! Some strangely converted buildings not connecte...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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elizabethaninn, Manager at Elizabethan Inn, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at our motel. Our property consists of 4 buildings, all recently renovated. They have different layouts in order to accomodate all of our visitors. On your next visit, please allow us to give you a tour so we can show you everything we have to offer. Thanks for your comments. We look forward to your next visit!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

The Inn was great! Wonderful owners+staff. Many amenities, excellent location, clean rooms, super Italian restaurant attached. Rates very reasonable.

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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elizabethaninn, Owner at Elizabethan Inn, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Thanks so much for your positive comments! We know that when a guest returns home, all they can really take with them is their experience and our aim is to make it a good one. Every guest is important to us and it means a GREAT DEAL to us when our efforts are recognized. Thanks again! We hope you will come again soon!
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Pittsburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Seen this hotel from the street and thought we would try it out. Receptionist was kind and helpful and provided us a room at a fair rate. The indoor pool is large and well maintained. Jacuzzi was great and fitness area had free weights and lots of equipment. Equipment is old but in working condition. You can get a good work out here. The hotel is starting to shows it age. The couch in our room is torn and needs to be replaced. Capets are stained in some of the common areas. Staff was friendly. Over all not a bad place to stay.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Concord, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We arrived on the weekend so had to pay $10 more for the room even thou most motels offer discounts in the fall after Labor Day. The room was clean, it is an older motel, we had to wait 20 minutes to be checked in only one staff working. We had not made reservations and the rest of the motels from the outside did not look safe so we chose this one. It is overpriced even if it is in a tourist area. We were on a road trip down the coast and this was the most expensive place we stayed. We had an ocean front view in Myrtle with better ammenties for $48 dollars less. I asked for the best rate and was told this was the best rate. I had a non smoking room but there was a cigaratte burn in the furniture.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 814 N US Highway 64, P. O. Box 2088, Manteo, NC 27954
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Manteo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Manteo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Elizabethan Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the friendly atmosphere and relaxing pool facilities that make the Elizabethan Inn your perfect island destination on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Whether you are planning a family adventure, group retreat or business trip — our comfort, convenience and affordable prices are sure to please. Centrally located in the heart of Roanoke Island, Elizabethan Inn is a year round resort with shaded grounds and country manor charm. Providing for the needs of visitors since 1954, the Inn offers a friendly atmosphere, year round indoor pool/gym facilities, and an excellent Authentic Italian Cuisine restaurant all on premises. For recreation and relaxation guests can enjoy an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, sauna, seasonal outdoor pool, and exercise room. Amenities include free wireless internet service, cable TV with HBO, and microwaves/refrigerators/coffee machines in all rooms. ... more   less 
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