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Driftin' Sands Motel

05/07/2017 05/08/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Edenton, North Carolina
Reviewed March 19, 2017

This is just like the I mom and pop motels I stayed at years ago when traveling with my Grand Parents. It has small rooms but is very clean and has some nice amenities such as the Keurig Coffee maker, which was a pleasant surprise. if you want a full service hotel this is not for you, but if you...

Thank 252BeachBum2017
Le Roy, New York
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay. Beach access just across the street. Great places to eat very near by. Relaxation was the goal. So for just a place to sleep, it was great. Little weird way to check in. You have to call the phone # to check in. No front desk but that was fine after getting use to it.

Thank DartPastore
Sarah F, Communications Director at Driftin' Sands Motel, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Driftin' Sands with KEES Vacations! We apologize if you did not receive your door code via email the day before, but glad we could fix the issue quickly. We hope you stay with us again soon!

Reviewed August 20, 2016

We tend to look for an economy place to stay to extend our stay. Found this place through Expedia. There were four of us staying together. We were able to get a two bedroom efficiency for $135 a night. With tax it was just over $300 for the two nights. The place was right across the street from the beach....

Thank Joe L
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed August 9, 2016

My room was very small. The bathroom was tiny, especially the shower. That being said this room served my purposes well. One person who just needed a place to crash for a few nights. It would have been tight for much more than one person or a family.

Thank ewhubbard
Reviewed July 8, 2016 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...

1Thank Samantha B
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.

1Thank abcwhitley
Waldorf, Maryland
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...

2Thank 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...

Amanda, Ohio
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...

3Thank Daye C
Salisbury, Maryland
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...

1Thank Peekaboo2you
Chesapeake, Virginia
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...

2Thank Angela H
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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
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Additional Information about Driftin' Sands Motel

Address: 1801 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7941
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Price Range: $95 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“For two travelers (which we were), there is no need for more than a room with one double bed.”
  • The motel was the cutest place.
LeannaLoomer, Jul 17, 2012 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere!!!”
cofccougar, Jun 21, 2011 | Read review
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