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Elizabethan Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   814 N US Highway 64, P. O. Box 2088, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Manteo
Bedford, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wow! What a difference!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

I stayed at the Elizabethan Inn Motel about 10 years ago and the place was pretty run down. A friend told me that the new owners had remodeled it, so I decided to give it another try. Wow, what a difference! Really nice room, clean, up to date. Nice pool too. It is a pleasure to see the older motels so well taken care of. Friendly helpful staff. One young lady was on her way out the door, but stopped to help me when she heard I was looking for a good place to have dinner. (Most people would have kept going.) I went to one of the restaurants she recommended and it was wonderful. She said the restaurant in the motel would be open soon. I plan to try it the next time I go down. Nice place, nice people. I couldn't have asked for more.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Wisconsin
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144 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

Interior worn but clean. Beds comfortable. Air conditioning good. Towels nice. WIFI good.
Very helpful and pleasant front desk.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Columbia, SC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

Our first room was so small, one of us had to stand aside if the other one wanted to walk in front of the bed. The towels/washclothes felt like corn husks. The soap provided was the cheapest they could find. The refrigerator wouldn't keep a bottle of water cold, the toilet seat was broken and the shower head sprayed off to the side if you tried to adjust it. Also, we wanted a queen size bed and what we got was a full size with maybe a couple of inches added on. We asked to change rooms which was graciously done by the front desk help. The 2nd room was bigger but still had the cheapest amenities. The rooms were very poorly lit. And when we wanted to leave a day early, the owners refused to let us out of our reservation for the last night. It was worth it to us to leave any way. The cost of the room was $115.00/week nights and $125.00 for weekend nights. No where near worth it! The entire motel needs a huge facelift. We could not get wi-fi in our room-had to go to the lobby.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

Just stayed here for four days and had a great experience! The hotel is beautifully decorated and has a great ambiance. The staff was superb front desk personnel, Staff excellent and seemingly genuine, The rooms are so well insulated there was a thunder and lighting storm outside and we did not here a thing, Comfortable beds with very soft sheets, The rooms were always clean, The indoor pool is huge, clean & extremely nice. Hotel also has a well equipped weight room and hot tub. There is Jacuzzi, Sauna, Spa, Aerobics as well. All in all, this is a great place to stay with nominal rate.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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Durham, NC
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

I have been visiting the Outer Banks for well over 30 years. Growing up, we would often spend a night here at the Elizabethan before our main vacation down on Hatteras Island. This was the primary reason I chose this property for our one-night stay.

The check-in process was a bit slow, but this was largely excusable since I think this hotel was the last in the vicinity that had vacancies. The reservations I made earlier in the day were exactly as agreed upon through Expedia. The night attendant checking us in was courteous and friendly, as I had expected from past experiences.

Our room was located at the back of the property in one of the satellite buildings. This was perfect because it was away from the road yet a very short walk to the pool. Upon entry to the room, we were all overwhelmed by the strong stench of what was probably swamp gasses coming up from the storm drain in front of the room. The room had the a/c 'off', so it was predictably muggy and stale as a result. The room freshened up quickly when the a/c was turned on and was actually very pleasant after about 15 minutes. Management should seriously consider leaving the a/c on in the rooms for Friday and Saturday night arrivals during peak season.

The room furnishings were very dated, but generally very good quality. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. The bathroom had obviously been marginally updated at some point in the past 10 years, but really needed a complete refresh due to the corrosion of fixtures (the salt air in this region makes anything metal corrode exceptionally quickly). Except for a pronounced stain in the middle of the armchair in the room, everything looked to be well-cleaned. The towels were horrid: minimally absorptive, thin enough to see through and as coarse as industrial carpeting. At least the shower was clean with great water pressure and very hot water. The funny part was the shower soap: It was wrapped in a label for a national chain associated with Marriott. Hmmm, wonder how that got there?! Thankfully we brought our own...

The pool and workout room here have always been very nice with much attention being given to keeping things up. The restaurant that was once here (exceptional breakfasts back in the 'old days') has been replaced by a Mexican Cafe that isn't open for Breakfast as far as I could tell. Too bad. At least there are plenty of breakfast choices nearby.

All-in-all, the room rate is a bit steep for the condition of the place. Newer, nationally-branded hotels on the beach itself only cost $20-30 more per night for similarly-sized accommodations. I'd recommend that my friends look at that opportunity first, but then consider this hotel as a "plan B".

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Havelock, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

We have stayed at this hotel several times in the past couple of years. We love the location. The indoor pool is huge, clean & extremely nice. Hotel also has a well equipped weight room and hot tub. The entire staff is very friendly and always makes us feel at home. The room was clean and neat and included a refrigerator and microwave. Extremely good deal for the price.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oib,Nc
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

Stayed at the Elizabethian Motor Lodge in Manteo, NC. A nice king size bed with a new matteress on the first floor. The room was equiped with a refrig., microwave and coffee maker. Bathroom was small but the shower was great. Good location, @ 1/2 mile from Downtown waterfront. Nice walk to restaurants. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 814 N US Highway 64, P. O. Box 2088, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Roanoke Island > 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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