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49684 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#1 of 6 in Buxton
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A casually elegant waterfront boutique hotel on the Pamlico Sound. Accommodations range from soundfront queens to premium kings with private decks and large whirlpool spa tubs. Amenities include gourmet breakfast, fresh baked goods, kayaks, bicycles, pool, home theater, library, 2,200 DVDs, complementary beverages and snacks, beach chairs, beach towels, and high speed internet. Gourmet waterfront fine dining; fresh, organic and local. Weddings and catering. We provide the experience of an honored guest in our casually elegant hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Meeting rooms
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Amber L wrote a review Jun 15
Cornelius, North Carolina7 contributions
We had our wedding celebration at the Inn on Pamlico Sound and were able to reserve the full inn for the weekend. They were very accommodating to our crew! We adore the gardens on site, the views of the sunrises and sunsets, the ability to walk out the room and jump onto a paddleboard, the top notch brunch, the pool with a view, and comfortable rooms. It's a convenient location close to our favorite OBX attractions. We'll be back again and again!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Monica P wrote a review Jun 14
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The staff was all amazing to work with especially Meredith Harris, the Inn's wedding planner. She made my life so easy and everything turned out perfect. We had 135 or so wedding guests, so it was a big crowd to manage and Meredith and the entire staff did an excellent job with every single detail.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Louise A wrote a review Jun 10
15 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at The Inn on Pamlico Sound. It's a beautiful location with a relaxed vibe. We had to check in very late & the folks at the Inn couldn't have been more accommodating. Our room (Camelia) was spacious & comfortable. We loved the fact that we didn't have to bring our own beach chairs or towels as the Inn provided them. Breakfast is included in the room rate & it was excellent. Room service is available for breakfast however, the service & view from the on-site restaurant (Cafe Pamlico) was fantastic so we ate in the restaurant most mornings. We also had dinner at the restaurant two nights & the food was delicious. The sunset views were perfect for our anniversary dinner. The staff in both the hotel & restaurant were excellent. We look forward to our next trip to The Inn on Pamlico Sound!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Jessica L wrote a review Jun 1
8 contributions
I could not have asked for a better venue and team for my wedding. The Inn on Pamlico Sound was a stunning oasis for our 60 person wedding. The view, the rooms, the FOOD were all amazing! Meredith was my wedding planner and didn't miss a detail! Melissa handled all of guests rooms and handled every hiccup that came our way! The owner Steve was beyond gracious! We can't wait to return in the future!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Olivia K wrote a review Jun 1
7 contributions
We enjoyed every minute of our stay here. The room was beautiful and had a gorgeous view of the sound. The staff were all wonderful and super helpful. We also enjoyed the many amenities they had to offer.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Josh C wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
This experience was a 10 out of 10 from start to finish. I booked the place for my girlfriends 23rd birthday and wasn't sure what to expect . May i say wahoo? The place was quaint the staff were all amazing. melissa and maggie greeted us and helped with sunscreen since i left ours at home. Dallas was a great hugger and a great host. The other melissa made my amazing lady feel as such for her birthday dinner. We felt like we were the most special couple on the planet. We got to kayak for the first time as a couple in a tandem kayak and quickly learned that sometimes two is in fact better than one. The periwinkle suite provides an absolutely stunning view of the beach where we were able to vicariously participate in a great wedding and reception. I with my beautiful lady and the groom with his lady in pink. Anything that we needed was only a fingertip away. The late night walk on the pier under the stars was therapeutic and awe inspiring as was our entire adventure...we will be making it our new regular getaway! Thanks again
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
DARYA B wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful time during our trip. Great location, beautiful view, and friendly people. Sophie did an amazing job helping us with the breakfast on her first day in the restaurant here. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Robert M wrote a review Apr 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Large modern room with high ceilings, excellent air conditioning, Lovely views from the Balcony. Wifi excellent. The service at the front desk was outstanding. This is a good, upscale place to stay when visiting the more remote portions of the outer banks. Our room had a built in DVD player. Bring your own or borrow from the Inn, they have an incredible selection.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: Sea Oats room had partial view of sound.
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David B wrote a review Apr 2022
Greenville, South Carolina2 contributions
This is a beautiful Inn located right on the sound. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The room was very comfortable. Then comes the food…..amazing! The sunset at dinner was awesome. We’ll be back. Thanks to the entire team for a great experience.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Theresa R wrote a review Apr 2022
Chapel Hill, North Carolina2 contributions5 helpful votes
The Inn on Pamlico Sound and Cafe Pamlico are hidden gems. From the very first contact to the very last minute of our stay, we felt pampered and attended to. The venue is perfect and you couldn't ask for a better location. The rooms were clean, bright and well appointed. We would highly recommend the Cafe Pamlico. A full breakfast is included in your stay. Usually, a breakfast is just mediocre at best but not here. It was excellent. . The quality and service was outstanding. Steve Nelson, the owner, and his staff have perfected the art of Customer Service. Book your stay. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Sound side rooms offer stunning views and balcony space.
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$188 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn on Pamlico Sound
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Nearby attractions include Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (2.3 miles), Frisco Beach (4.2 miles), and Scotch Bonnet Fudge & Gifts (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buxton Munch Company, Cafe Pamlico, and Orange Blossom Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (2.3 miles).
Does The Inn on Pamlico Sound have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is The Inn on Pamlico Sound accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.