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Cavalier by the Sea

601 S Virginia Dare Trl PO Box 385, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7737
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#7 of 20 hotels in Kill Devil Hills

Your "home away from home" awaits you at The Cavalier By The Sea. Friendly service is our hallmark. We believe at the end of your stay you will be satisfied and refreshed and not quite ready to leave.... and you will find yourself returning year after year as do hundreds of our previous and now regular guests.

Cavalier By The Sea offers a family atmosphere. For your enjoyment we have a large swimming pool for adults, a small one for the kiddies and a large play ground equipped with swings, slides, a giant ship for the kids, shuffleboard, volleyball and picnic tables.

We have comfortable rooms with queen and double beds, cable TV, microwaves and refrigerators. We also have efficiencies and two & three-bedroom cottages including living room, kitchen, and bath completely furnished for light housekeeping.

You will be right on the ocean and have only a few feet to walk to enjoy it to your heart's content whether it be swimming, wading, sun bathing or surfcasting. Or if you prefer not to walk at all, enjoy watching the ocean from your front porch in our very popular ocean front rooms which, unlike most "ocean front" rooms, sit right on the beach with no dunes to block your view.

We are located on the "Ocean Side" of Virginia Dare Trail (Hwy. 12) at the 8.5 mile post, diagonally across from Wright Memorial Monument and opposite the Port O'Call Restaurant. Located in the center of the Outer Banks beaches, we provide a convenient place to make your headquarters while taking short trips to other points of interest in the area, such as Roanoke Island, Hatteras and Ocracoke. Golf courses, fishing piers, deep sea, sound and inlet fishing centers, souvenir shopping, and recreational areas are readily accessible. We are open all year.

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coachliston wrote a review Nov 3
Haymarket, Virginia593 contributions48 helpful votes
A no frills older motel, but covered all the bases. Very clean, and COVID practices were in place. My only complaint was the pillows, next time we will take our own. The 2 bedroom cottage was perfect for my wife , my 10 yr old granddaughter, & myself. Great location, we will be back for another visit.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Ronnie wrote a review Oct 2020
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Found this place online,First time we stayed here. Have to say even though we were facing pool side our room was great! Awesome staff service, clean room and definitely didn't have a complaint other then we couldn't get another night booked. Can't wait to come back in another month! A+++
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
HappyFamilyFlyer wrote a review Sep 2020
US33 contributions38 helpful votes
We just got back from another happy stay at the Cavalier. The place was clean, as always, and the staff was very attentive and helpful. Due to COVID they don't provide complimentary coffee at the administration building but there is a local sandwich shop by the Exxon gas station two blocks away that has excellent fresh brew. Everyone at the hotel followed social distancing and housekeeping was done in a very safe way. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Ocean front rooms are the best, cottages with kitchenettes are next best
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Kevin H wrote a review Jan 2020
Lewisville, North Carolina16 contributions4 helpful votes
My stay was this past week and of course we had to pick the coldest and highest wind days of the month. If I could give it 3.5 stars I would but it is not a four star motel. Appliances, and rooms were old, a bit drafty and the window HVAC units struggled to keep up with the weather but it was safe and the wi-fi and tv worked well for the little bit we used them. No frills and no extras but I'm sure there is still a niche for places like this so as long as you aren't expecting a modern chain and its extras then I'm sure you will be satisfied with the Cavalier. The Location itself is worth a look.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Walter O wrote a review Nov 2019
Severn, North Carolina149 contributions6 helpful votes
We have stayed here numerous times over the years. It is an older motel, but it is always nice & clean, and the staff are always friendly and helpful. It is a great home base when visiting the OBX, central to everything. The oceanfront rooms have no dune obstruction. We don't even consider staying anywhere else. And the rates are very good !!!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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$70 - $1,128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cavalier by the Sea
Which popular attractions are close to Cavalier by the Sea?
Nearby attractions include The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery (0.3 miles), Stop-N-Shop Beach Shop (0.2 miles), and KDH Cooperative Gallery and Studios (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cavalier by the Sea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cavalier by the Sea?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Cavalier by the Sea?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cavalier by the Sea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Duck Donuts, Slice Pizzeria, and Captain George's Seafood Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cavalier by the Sea?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cavalier by the Sea?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Cavalier by the Sea?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wright Brothers National Memorial (0.3 miles) and Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station #7 (4.1 miles).
Does Cavalier by the Sea have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.