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“Great Stay at the Beach” 3 of 5 stars
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Elizabethan Inn
814 N US Highway 64, P. O. Box 2088, Manteo, NC 27954   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Manteo
Sanford, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Stay at the Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I spend a good amount of time in the Outer Banks throughout the year for work and pleasure. I have stayed at this hotel on and off. Most recently I stayed there this week, it is in a great location on Manteo and an easy drive to all the local sites and attractions. As usually the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rajan P, Manager at Elizabethan Inn, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. Please come back again soon!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This hotel is conveniently located on Roanoke Island and is literally down the street from many of the island's main attractions. Roanoke Island is very pricey, and this was the best deal. The room provided an adequate night's sleep, but the rooms and the property are very dated. The room was clean, but could use a some updates to the decor as well as an overhaul to the bathroom.

The hotel lady that checked me in was more on the rude side than pleasant. She wasn't horrible, but not hospitable either.

If you have the extra cash to splurge and want to stay at a more upscale hotel, I would recommend. If you are short on cash and want a safe, clean place, this will do.

The attached Italian restaurant is a nice touch! They were great people!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rajan P, Manager at Elizabethan Inn, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you were not pleased with our decor, but we find that most people prefer our old-world charm to the common cookie-cutter hotels. No, the Elizabethan Inn is not new, but it is well-appointed, well-maintained and very clean. The clerk who checked you in was very upset by your comments about her. She remembered you as nice people with a small child who arrived very late and looked extremely tired. She attempted to get you into your room as quickly as possible and was very surprised to be called rude. Just for the record, she has received numerous awards for her customer service and has also been singled out in Trip Advisor for the quality of the care she gives each guest. Again, we appreciate your taking time to submit a review and are sorry you were not happier with your stay.
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Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Clean, comfortable stay and friendly, accommodating staff. We loved the room with 1 queen and 2 twin beds... Everyone slept better without two boys complaining all night long about being kicked by their brother :). Also appreciated being able to book a room for only one night, as we were just passing through. Very convenient to The Lost Colony and wildlife reserve. Pizza was great too! We will definitely be back the next time we come through Manteo... Thank you!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rajan P, Manager at Elizabethan Inn, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you for coming to stay with us! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The stay was affordable and quite comfortable as well. The hotel is minutes away from attractions and well maintained. As other reviewers mentioned, the room was dark and gloomy when the shades are closed. But they were clean and peaceful.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Rajan P, Manager at Elizabethan Inn, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Manteo is the perfect place for a quiet, comfortable getaway! As I mentioned to another of our guests, we have made plans to change to a lighter wall color to brighten our rooms. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future.
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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We enjoyed a comfortable stay at the Elizabethan Inn during our tour of the Outer Banks. Our king room was clean and comfortable and conveniently located near the front office, where you can also access the side enterance of Le Dolce Vita, an absolutely wonderful Italian restaurant attached to the Inn! The owner/chef is from Sicily and makes fabulous, home made meals. We did not have the chance to enjoy the enormous lap pool or spa on the second floor as we were determined to see the entire outer banks in two days and returned late in the evenings, but on our next visit, we will definetely indulge! The staff was very efficient and friendly and the Inn is conveniently located on Hwy 64 just west of the Outer Banks. A good location to escape tourist traffic and easily travel to I-95. May was the perfect time to visit. The weather was beautiful. We'll be back!

Room Tip: We found the king room to be roomy and comfortable.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rajan P, Manager at Elizabethan Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We certainly enjoyed your visit! Please come stay with us again soon. PS: The fall is also a great time to be here!
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Remember when you parked your car in front of your motel room and unloaded into an immaculate efficiency apartment? The Elizabethan Inn is located in a lovely Manteo neighborhood, minutes from Outer Banks attractions, excellent restaurants, and the weekly farmers market. We really enjoyed our stay. The room, bathroom, and kitchen were spotless. Our only complaint was the plastic liner on the bed. This is common in all of the Outer Bank facilities; but, we did not like the noise it made when we rolled around while sleeping. Still, the beds were comfortable, the room was dark when the shades were drawn, and the Italian restaurant on site was FABULOUS!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rajan P, Manager at Elizabethan Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thanks for your beautifully worded comments! We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you can stay longer on your next trip. Thanks again!
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Hotel location was superb for visiting the attractions of Roanoke and a good base for the northern OBX. Room rates are affordable the staff friendly and helpful. When I reported a dripping faucet, the maintenance guy was there to fix it in under five minutes. Our room was clean, albeit small. but as other reviewers have mentioned, dark and gloomy. This is not a problem if you are out for most of the day though.

I would have preferred a room with an internal door and like all ground floor rooms we suffered from (no doubt unintentional) noisy occupants above us.

Certainly room for improvement, but overall a pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Avoid the ground floor rooms, especially those with outside access.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rajan P, Manager at Elizabethan Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your comments about the rooms being dark. We feel the "dark sand" walls, even though recently painted, are what gives the impression of gloominess and have made plans to paint them a lighter color. We have both interior and exterior entry rooms. Feel free to request an interior room on a higher floor the next time you visit us, and if we can, we certainly will honor your wishes. We want our guests to be happy! Thanks again for your comments. We look forward to having you back with us again.
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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): $$
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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