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“Everything we needed was right there!” 5 of 5 stars
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511 Salter Path Road, PO Box 846, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512   |  
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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“Everything we needed was right there!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Although this is by no means your typical 5-star posh hotel, it had everything we needed to make our beach weekend getaway enjoyable. (1) we requested a high floor - and got the top floor, with a fabulous view of the ocean (not blocked by the dunes like at other "oceanfront" hotels (2)a great restaurant right on the property was so convenient for breakfast - the food was top rate and we didn't waste time driving around looking for a place that served breakfast (3)refrigerator and microwave in the room (4)wireless internet was free and easy to access (5)beach lounges and umbrella set up right there on the beach - no need to lug your own chairs and umbrella. Extra fee...but worth it. They even separate smokers and non-smokers so you're not breathing in smoke all day. Only a short walk to the beach - many condos you have to walk FOREVER to get there. (6)pool and hot tub also very nice and convenient. (7)pool bar - we didn't use this, but very convenient to have drinks right nearby. (8)room was just the right size - the bathroom was a little bit tight, but it was doable. Had adequate outlets for charging phones - a nice desk and chair for the computer. We had a fantastic time and would definitely book here again on our next trip to Atlantic Beach/Pine Knoll Shores!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are oceanfront - we liked the top floor. Expected a long wait for the elevators, but they...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I was just there from 7/23/13 - 7/26/13. You can not beat ocean front views and the sound of the waves for the price. The food at the restaurant was very good and prices were not bad. Rooms were very clean and look freshly painted. Only negative is the bathrooms are very small but you are not there for the bathrooms. I will defiantly go back.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 318 it was at the end away from the pool and more private.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

So, after not having a vacation in 3 years we finally on the whim decided to go somewhere. We started calling around 2 weeks ago trying to find rooms on the NC coast (we knew we wanted something relaxing and not as commercialized as Myrtle Beach). The Clamdigger was the place that had the most affordable rates and had vacancies. This was our first time staying at the Outer Banks and we absolutely loved it. We actually just got back today from down there and my view from my front porch is NOTHING compared to the view from my hotel room while we were there.

The Clamdigger was wonderful! The staff were very friendly and knowledgable about the area; the room was a good size (though the bathrooms were kinda small, but how much time are you really spending in your bathroom anyway); the view from your balcony attached to the room is GORGEOUS!; the housekeeping were friendly and very good at their job; we just loved it. They do have a restaurant downstairs and we ate bfast and lunch their one day and weren't too impressed. A little too high for the food they are giving if you ask me. They also have room service for the restaurant just in case you don't want to go downstairs and eat. The bar downstairs was decent, very friendly bartenders and drink prices weren't bad. It was nice to be able to go downstairs, grab a drink, and then go outside and sit by the ocean. They also have an outside bar that is open during the day selling drinks, beach items, hot dogs, etc. Every morning if you wake up early, you see a man outside setting up the chairs and umbrellas for the day. Get one, it is so worth it!!

The hotel isn't anywhere near the hustle and bustle of Atlantic Beach, but still close enough to Morehead City or Swansboro if you wanted to drive over to the mainland for dinner or shopping.

We absolutely LOVED this place and will be going back asap! They have awesome holiday rates and packages, so check them out!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

All rooms are ocean front, clean nice rooms. They even have a restaurant and a bar. The restaurant is nothing special, but when you arrive late and don't want to drive anymore, it's a good choice. Fair prices and decent quality. Beach is at the back door.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

It's an oceanfront hotel. That's a win in my book. It's a seven floor hotel with ocean view on one side and sound view on the other. Be sure to check out local food and drink. There is a good bit going on fairly close by. There is also a NC Aquarium nearby. I'd skip the Clamdigger Restaurant in the hotel lobby. Breakfast was frozen hash browns and powdered eggs.

  • Stayed July 2013
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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I love this hotel! My family hasn't had a vacation in three years, so we booked a weekend in Atlantic Beach. We checked in another hotel and knew we couldn't stay there. We called the Clam Digger and they had 2 rooms left. We booked them. When we arrived, we were much happier! Every room in the hotel is ocean front with amazing views. The rooms are nicely furnished and very, very clean. One day our 2 year old was asleep, so we had a "Do Not Disturb" tag on the door. The cleaning staff was very thoughtful and gave fresh towels and garbage bags to my parents who were in the room next door. When they came the next day, our room was a mess because of all the stuff a 2 year old requires! They did a great job cleaning it. The room has sliding glass doors for the balcony & the railing was safe for my toddler. The pool was sparkling clean. There is a hot tub & pool with lots of chairs to sit on. We were there in the middle of July, yet never had a problem finding room to sit at the pool. The staff was very friendly and went out of the way to always speak to my family. We had to have a rollaway bed for my sister, and the staff brought it up within minutes and were extremely polite. We didn't feel like going out to eat a lot, so we called the restaurant downstairs. The food was affordable and delicious. It only took 15 minutes to get our food each time and it was fresh, hot and delicious. They also have a good variety of food choices. They hotel workers are up before 8:00 getting beach chairs & umbrellas set up. They do charge for chairs ($5 for a chair, $15 for 2 chairs, a table & an umbrella), but it is well worth it, compared to hauling our own. There is a flatscreen tv, small fridge & good air conditioning in the room. They even have white towels by the pool for pool or beach use. If we decide to visit again, I will definitely come back to this hotel. The price is reasonable, too. Now that I have a child, cleanliness is very important to me. This hotel is very, very clean and the entire staff is very courteous. I highly recommend this establishment!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We were delighted with our stay at Clam Digger Inn in Atlantic Beach! Every room has a verandah and a gorgeous view of the ocean. Staff and maintenance crew are on the ball here, keeping the pool, grounds, rooms - everything pristine clean, and visitors catered to and happy. The restaurant is very cute, and serves up some delicious and reasonably-priced seafood, breakfast omelets, and lunches. We love the quiet, family-oriented beaches here, and apreciated that it was not packed with people... just lovely!

Room Tip: Can't go wrong - they are all beach-front with verandah!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 511 Salter Path Road, PO Box 846, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Pine Knoll Shores
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Pine Knoll Shores
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Number of rooms: 100
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

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