We live nearby and always wanted to try one of their room/meal off-season deals. This weekend we finally did. And it was fun. First of all, the rooms have great ocean views--it feels almost like being on a boat. Watching the sea change colors and all the activities n the beach beats TV! Our room was fine, the bed comfy and the linens soft. Even the pillows were nice--the the usual rocks they give you.
For our two dinners, we went for the steak and it was fine...the micro-waved taters were the usual limp ones you expect, the house salad was nice. But the restaurant shines at breakfast. Our ham and cheese omelets tasted home-made, the taters ditto, nice and crisp, the biscuits almost floated off the plate they were so light--and the coffee was good and strong and our sweet waitress kept our cups topped off.
It was fun to play tourist in our own backyard...we got in two long beach walks, some reading on the supplied chaise lounges, a walk in the maritime forest behind the nearby aquarium (no fee required), a visit to Fort Macon--don't miss the new visitors center displays and film--and had a superb lunch at nearby Crab's Claw.
I must commend each staff person we came in contact with--all were friendly, out-going, helpful and just downright nice folks. We'll come back next year for a winter ocean getaway. I like The Clam Digger Inn...it's the way beach hotels used to be before they got all slick and corporate...down home friendly rules here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All oceanfront rooms with small refrigerators, microwaves and private balconies. Full Service Restaurant open daily 6:30 am - 9 pm. Lounge open nightly with DJ on weekends. Meeting space available for groups from 15 to 120 persons. Only 1 mile to the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium. Six miles to Ft Macon State Park. We are a family oriented resort - children and young adults under 21 must be with parents. We do not accept pets. We do not accept reservations over the internet. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Clam Digger Hotel Atlantic Beach
- Ramada Atlantic Beach
- Clamdigger Inn