We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

The Breakwater Inn

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Expert photos
The Breakwater Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 123: English reviews
New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed the Breakwater Inn for only one night and enjoyed the room, its cleanliness, but most of all the stunning harbor view from the room and the deck of the restaurant. The staff is very friendly - i would come back any time.

Helpful?
1 Thank Smilla_NYC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We stayed in the main part of the Inn and not the Fishermen's Quarters which were fully booked. We thought $179 was a tad pricey for one night, but the view from our balcony made up for it. We were on the third floor and there is no elevator, so we had to send the luggage up in the 'dumb... More 

Helpful?
Thank hojo1892
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Staff was helpful getting my boys and I set up for the night, we had a 5am fishing charter set up. The room seemed clean at first but once inside it smelled very musty and damp. We opened the door to the patio and left it open for a bit to try and air it out but it was late... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank EJ F
breakwaterinn, Front Office Manager at The Breakwater Inn, responded to this review

This guest arrived a day after tropical Storm Colin passed by us dropping a record amount of rainfall. That was probably why the room smelled damp. If the door was open for any length of time I'm sure flying insects, such as mosquitoes, gnats, no-see-ums, etc., entered the room. This probably explains why one of the boys got bit on... More 

Hertford, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Spent a great Memorial Day weekend at the newest section of the Breakwater Inn. Nice people both in the office and in the nearby restaurant! The views were AWESOME and room was spotless! Pricing for our stay was well worth it, if you are trying to find somewhere to stay come here! Do not stay at an overpriced hotel! Will... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank JonathanCorprew
breakwaterinn, Front Office Manager at The Breakwater Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Jon! We are glad you had a great stay in Hatteras and look forward to seeing you again! More 

Level Contributor
52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband booked a room at the recommendation of the charter company for his birding tour. In all honesty, the rooms in the main building of the inn may have been better than the adjunct where our room was located. There was a bag of empty beer cans in front of our door. Not a good welcome. The room itself... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sally S
breakwaterinn, Front Office Manager at The Breakwater Inn, responded to this review

The room that this guest stayed in was in our pet friendly older building, which is a bit cheaper than our newer main building. The bag of empty beer cans was not in front of this guest's room but the room next door, which was being cleaned. As soon as the room was cleaned the bag of trash was removed.... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Breakwater Inn for hubby's fishing trip. Our usual house that we stay at was unavailable for such a short stay (3 days). The Breakwater is located on a marina. Easy walking distance to the beach, restaurants and shopping (SeaWorthy Gallery). The Breakwater Inn has one of my major requirements, cleanliness! Our room was spotless! I saw... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Travondia
breakwaterinn, Front Office Manager at The Breakwater Inn, responded to this review

We as so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Breakwater Inn. Thank you for your understanding of a water front hotel and the smell that is associated with a marina. We are very proud of the great job our housekeepers do, we got a 99.5 sanitation rating last year! More 

Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
60 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

While the staff is wonderful, you will be sleeping with intense mold. If you are allergic to this pungent odor, stay away. The fridge is covered with mold; the outside siding is covered with black mold. The view is beautiful - you can catch some gorgeous sunsets. This place is for the practical fishermen who just want a place to... More 

Helpful?
Thank jackgriff
breakwaterinn, Front Office Manager at The Breakwater Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you got to see some of our spectacular sunsets! Upon inspection of the refrigerator in question we did notice some rust on the front of it. We are on the waterfront so rust is constant. We do our best to keep it under control. We did not find any mold on the refrigerator but could see... More 

Greenville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The room had a homey feel to it. There was a balcony where I could sit, relax and enjoy the view of the ocean. It would definitely be a great "getaway" place to stay on Hatteras Island. The Breakwater Restaurant is right next door. The hotel is located in walking distance to anything you could need while you are there.... More 

Helpful?
Thank lakeyaemason
breakwaterinn, Front Office Manager at The Breakwater Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! It was our pleasure that you spent time with us and we hope to see you again. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

The Breakwater Inn was clean & comfortable. They have excellent customer service & were very friendly. The breakfast was nice & we felt welcomed. We will recommend this hotel to others. It's the closest hotel to the ferry that goes to Ocracoke. Very convenient to restaurants too.

Helpful?
Thank Fun010
Sandston, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We have stayed at the Breakwater Inn several times and always are met with excellent customer service, easy check-in and check-out, clean rooms, and an amazing view on the balcony. We will definitely be back!

Helpful?
1 Thank Linda B
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

177 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (46)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Other (13)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (103)
Viewed
Deluxe Sound Double Queen Room with Private Balcony (Front) (26)
Viewed
Deluxe Sound King Suite (Front) (35)
Viewed
Fisherman's Quarters - Queen Room (14)
Viewed
Pool (7)
Viewed
The Hotel (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (28)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
View from Room (7)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Hatteras Island
10.3 mi away
Hatteras Island Inn Buxton
7.7 mi away
The Inn on Pamlico Sound
1.0 mi away
Sea Gull Motel
Sea Gull Motel
#10 of 13 in Hatteras Island
4.0 of 5 stars 41 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
10.5 mi away
Cape Hatteras Motel
Cape Hatteras Motel
#4 of 7 in Buxton
4.0 of 5 stars 246 reviews
9.7 mi away
Cape Pines Motel
Cape Pines Motel
#2 of 7 in Buxton
4.5 of 5 stars 274 reviews
0.1 mi away
Village Motel
Village Motel
#5 of 6 in Hatteras Island
4.0 of 5 stars 2 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Breakwater Inn

Address: 57896 Hwy 12, Hatteras Village, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Hatteras Island
Price Range: $88 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Breakwater Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity and Hotwire so you can book your The Breakwater Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Breakwater Hotel Hatteras Island
Breakwater Hotel Hatteras Island
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay