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Driftin' Sands Motel

1801 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised that our motel room was actually pretty clean, larger than it looked in the pictures, and felt cozy. Even though it is very bare, the love seat in the living room is wooden framed and super uncomfortable but it's a motel. Its usually for weekend trips like ours was. It did my family of three justice (we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Clean, quaint, centrally located, affordable and very helpful staff.. Great place for a quick weekend or vacation! Highly recommend to anyone. Couples to families. Across the street from the beach. Shopping and restaurants all around.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Recently I visited the outbanks to go on a tuna fishing charter. I reviewed the TripAdvisor reviews prior to departing. I should have listened to the advice clearly presented. To make a long story short, the place is about the size of storage shed. The bed was a full size bed. You can barely walk around the bed due to... More 

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Thank mkharr4
Sarah F, Communications Coordinator at Driftin' Sands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are always trying to improve. We do have a daily housekeeping staff to clean the property and are looking into the issues you explained. Management has been notified about the internet issues and has fixed the issue. Unfortunately cell reception is based on your phone company and out of our control. We try to... More 

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Amanda, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

My husband and I decided to take a long weekend trip to the Outer Banks in NC. We had never been here before. I did not book a hotel before we left thinking it would not be crowded after Labor day, well I was wrong. We get there and almost every hotel or motel was booked up. This motel was... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Keep in mind you are booking a motel not a hotel. There is no WIFI and no breakfast served. Considering this is a motel it is for the most part clean and comfortable. It is right across the street from the ocean. They are part of Day's Inn so you are allowed to use the Days Inn pool which is... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband I took a day trip to the Outer Banks and we happened to find this quaint little gem during the Labor Day Weekend. This is a small little motel with no thrills BUT, it is very clean and quiet. It is about 2 blockes from an excellent resturant called Jolly Roger. You are right across the street from... More 

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Henderson, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This place carried me back to the mom and pop places I used to go to with my parents long before the larger chain hotels were around...at least in most places outside of major cities. It is just a very basic room to sleep in. This was a last minute trip for a day and I couldn't find anything else.... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The Driftin' Sands Motel is a modest, pleasant motel typical of motels before pricey chains took over the market. It provides the basics travelers can appreciate, on a human scale. It is located a short walk from beach access, and the management has a second property nearby with a swimming pool, available to guests at the Driftin' Sands. We rented... More 

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Greenville, SC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

When I arrived to check in I was told I had booked the previous night and never showed up. No kidding! I definitely booked the night I wanted and someone on there end screwed up and booked the wrong date. I was told they had emailed me the confirmation and that I was being charged for the stay. I was... More 

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

I stayed at the Driftin' Sands for 3 days in July with my husband and 2 girlfriends while we were in town for a wedding. We got the 8 person "cottage." The "cottage" is very much like a 3-bedroom apartment. It's complete with 4 double beds, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen with basic equipment (full-sized fridge, coffeemaker, stove) and a living... More 

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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Driftin' Sands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our Driftin Sands Motel on the Outer Banks. The house that you stayed in was the original owner's home when they operated the Driftin' Sands themselves (and before it was bought a long time ago). Everything at the Driftin Sands was gutted in the winter of 2003 and was... More 

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Address: 1801 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Price Range: $108 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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