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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
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“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Our expectations of the Elizabethan Inn were kind of low based on some past reviews but, needing to book just one night of the weekend for a wedding, we decided to take a chance. We were pleasantly surprised with the condition of the Inn. Yes, the inn was a bit older with a dated bathroom in which the bathroom door could barely close due to the size of the toilet and the doorway. But, the room and beds were comfortable and clean and the front desk check in was very friendly and informative. Both the outdoor and indoor pool were very nice and we enjoyed both. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for two days. The rates were way high and the WIFI was poor at best. There was no kind of continental breakfast and the owner told us there were no discounts offered. Their website is a fraud. It states there is AAA, AARP and Government rates for employees and we were told there were no discounts. They also offer on their site that if you stay for two or more nights during the week, what was called "Weekday Special", that there is a 20% discount. WRONG! No discounts offered....remember???? There were ALOT of undesirable people in the swimming pools that were not staying at the hotel. GROSS. There were no handicap accomodations offered to us, a violation of the ADA. The shower/tub was extremely small and the room smelled. The carpet had stains on it and there were unsupervised kids screaming in the hall. The owner was knowledgable of the area. There were no laundry bags in the room and no on site laundry facility. Prior to my leaving, I was told by the female desk person that the rates are elevated in "season" months cause the poor babies have to lower their rates for off season. I don't mind paying a premium price when I receive a premium room, but this was not the case and will never stay at this hotel again. DO NOT waste your money! Go to Nags Head and pay the same price for an awesome room!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rocky Point, NC
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

My husband and I visited the Outerbanks for the first time 7/4-7/7. We had no knowledge of the areas we would be staying. Normally, we wait to arrive in a town to check out the surroundings and to find a Motel but due to the 4th Holiday, we decided not to make reservations to make sure we had a place to stay. It was probably 102 degrees when we arrived around 2 p.m. on 7/4. The A/C was not on in the room so we had to leave our things and return after abour 2 hours to give the room a chance to cool down. I'm sorry but if I'm paying $180 a night, non-cancellable, the room should have been cold upon arrival. Furthermore, there was a really nice indoor swimming pool, that was closed for the holiday. WHAT?? no seriously! There was another outdoor pool, however it was over occupied with the neighboring mobile home park residents! It wan't until dark thirty before they left the premises as i watched them walk back to their homes. Another kick in the wallet was the fact that the Motel across the street was only $80 per night!! It was a nice smaller Motel, but would have served the purpose of resting for one night! The town of Manteo on the otherhand was fabulous. Nice quiet community and just a hop skip and jump from Nags Head, Corolla, Kill Devil Hills, Hatteras and Okracoke Islands. I wouldn't reccommend Elizabethan to anyone I know.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Our room, which was over $200 a night, smelled like mildew! It is very dated and the outside pool is extremely small. The staff are very concerned with how many people are in your room; they verified the number of people several times throughout our stay for all of our family (kids were even asked!) we had two adults and two children in a 2-queen bed room and had to pay extra! They were very rude to us and other travelers about the number of people; another family with one child was asked to pay extra as well, butoward their receipt from the travel site they reserved their room for, which stated 3 people without the up charge and thereby didn't have to. There is no coffee anywhere in the morning. In room coffee pot had no coffee. Would definitely not stay here again! Old, dated, rude staff, and smelly!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Deep Run, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Our whole family and some of our son's wedding party spent the weekend at the Elizabethan Inn in Manteo. We were all very pleased with our rooms and both pools. Everything was clean and the staff was very friendly. The Inn is conveniently located to the Aquarium (where the wedding took place) and all the other attractions and the beaches. They gave us a really good rate and we never had a problem parking. We highly recommend you stay here whenever you are lucky enough to visit the Outer Banks.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clyde, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Great Family Inn,
Rooms are big and clean. Staff very nice, Nice indoor and outdoor pool. On the bike trail if you like to ride like my family does.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calabash, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I was in Manteo, NC on business for an extended stay and someone recommended that I try this hotel. It has been around for awhile, and is maintained beautifully. The staff is very friendly, the rooms and very good, and very reasonable for the area. They have WiFi internat connections for the rooms and a fabulous Italian restaurant next door. This will be my go to place whenever I am in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. They have an indoor pool and health club on the premises that are available to guests. Health club has it all going on!

  • Stayed May 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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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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