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144 Silver Lake Dr, Ocracoke, NC 27960-1398
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#1 of 9 hotels in Ocracoke
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
Value
4.4
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
The Ocracoke Harbor Inn overlooks picturesque Silver Lake Harbor in the heart of the Village. Enjoy the scenery from your private deck or relax at water's edge on the docks. The Inn's beautifully appointed 16 rooms and 7 suites provide for a delightful and relaxing vacation surrounded in uncompromising luxury. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast on the waterfront deck and watch the fishing boats depart for the day. Then kick off your shoes and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Island.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Telephone
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Lake View
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English
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minor_league_baseball_fan_69 wrote a review Jan 2023
washington dc35 contributions7 helpful votes
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Really enjoyed my stay. Stayed for 4 nights. Friendly staff, nice sunsets from the dock, very clean room, good wifi. I originally booked 3 nights and then wanted to arrive a day early, but had to book a different room. After checking out of the first room, the staff was nice enough to call me when the 2nd room was ready so I wouldn't necessarily have to wait until the actual check in time, which I appreciated. Will probably be my first choice when I come to Ocracoke again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from byron miller, General Manager at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Well, THANK YOU for this incredibly lovely review! Small businesses, like us, get super-duper excited to read such wonderful feedback. We're doing a little happy dance, even as we are hibernating for winter:). We're thrilled that your stay was so seamless. Guests often decide to add a night (once they discover the charm of Ocracoke), and if, for whatever reason, folks have to change rooms, we try to make it as effortless as possible...your comfort is our first priority. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and your visit to the island. Thank you again for taking the time to write such kind words, and for sharing them with the inter webs; we certainly hope to see you again in the new season!
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Paul J wrote a review Nov 2022
Chapel Hill, North Carolina5 contributions
For most of the past 20+ years, our family of three has taken Thanksgiving on Ocracoke. We began staying at the OHI and enjoyed the view and hospitality until we needed a bit more room. This year, we returned to OHI staying in the Tree House which was just the right size for us. Much of the Island shutdown on Thanksgiving Day so the OHI folks offered a traditional Turkey Day Buffett (for free) that day. What a nice surprise and relief. The Tree House has a nice kitchen, but we were glad to mix a bit with the others staying in the Inn. Ocracoke has been reopening after COVID so there are changes underway. OHI is clean, friendly and well located.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from byron miller, General Manager at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn
Responded Dec 1, 2022
"The miracle is this: the more we share, the more we have."- Leonard Nimoy The island has been crazy, off the charts busy for the past three years -despite covid- for which we have been truly grateful, especially after Hurricane Dorian. Everyone on the island has been working incredibly hard to take care of all the new and repeat visitors, so it's understandable that the restaurants wanted to close for the holiday, and give their employees a much deserved break. It also allowed us an opportunity to offer and share Thanksgiving dinner with our guests...it was a WONDERFUL event; we thoroughly enjoyed cooking, decorating, and mixing and mingling...it was a lovely way to celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving. We are thrilled that you and the other guests enjoyed it so much; mission accomplished!!! :) We are also thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in the Tree House, which is one of our hidden gems. Perfect for small families, with the amenities and extra space of cottage, without the expense. We appreciate this marvelous, heartwarming review - and for sharing it with TripAdvisor Land...thank YOU. We look forward to having you visit us again next year.
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Joel R wrote a review Nov 2022
Winston Salem, North Carolina393 contributions116 helpful votes
Great location on the water and just a few minutes from the ferry landing by car. Nice rooms, Nice staff and the basics for breakfast. Parking is convenient and they rent bikes which will allow you to cruise the island in style, even if you aren't in great shape because the island is totally flat.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from byron miller, General Manager at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn
Responded Dec 1, 2022
Why, thank you for this lovely review! We do a happy dance in the office when we see 5 buttons!! We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and to the island. And, you've inspired us to start riding our bikes more!! :)
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Gary K wrote a review Nov 2022
Southern Shores, North Carolina
We have stayed at the Ocracoke Harbor Inn previously, but this review is about a stay that didn’t happen. Recently, we left a voice-mail that we had to cancel our reservation on the day of our expected arrival because the ferry service was not running due to the weather. The inn staff immediately returned our call and assured us they understood. The Ocracoke Harbor Inn cares about its guests, even when they can’t be there.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from byron miller, General Manager at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn
Responded Nov 13, 2022
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” - Robert Burns, To a Mouse Unfortunately, every so often, the weather and the ferry service conspire against us, and guests are not able to get here. We have to go with the flow...it's just part of island life. Our guests are absolutely our primary concern; and communication is paramount to us, we will always stay in touch when any issues arise. We appreciate your understanding and patience, and hope you will visit us another time. Thank you for your kind, generous "review" :)
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D H wrote a review Oct 2022
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We love staying at the Ocracoke Harbor Inn. The rooms are spotless, great views of the Harbor, grounds perfectly manicured, front office personnel very friendly and helpful. Great breakfast and coffee!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from byron miller, General Manager at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn
Responded Nov 1, 2022
We love this review; you are the bestest! We strive to provide the best lodging experience on the island, and try to keep everything in tip-top shape at all times...Thank you for noticing all of the hard work and for mentioning it to allllllll of TripAdvisor! We sincerely appreciate it, and very much hope to welcome you back.
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Jeff B wrote a review Oct 2022
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Great room! Overlooks Silver Lake. Probably the best maintained hotel on the Island. Great Staff and location. Slightly off the beaten path but still close to everything. My wife and I love this place!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from byron miller, General Manager at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn
Responded Oct 31, 2022
Well, thank you, thank you, thank you for this glowing review! OHI loves you back! You mentioned two things that are paramount to us...maintaining the property and our location. The whole staff works incredibly hard to keep everything in tip top shape, no matter how demanding the season is. We are situated right on Silver Lake, but slightly off the main areas; this allows us to maintain a quiet sanctuary for our guests, yet is still close enough to enjoy all that the village has to offer...we're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us, and on the sandbar. We look forward to having you visit us again!
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Christy E wrote a review Oct 2022
Raleigh28 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the cottages, Treasure Chest. It was very clean, and had a nice view of the sound from the screen porch. Rented a bike and explored the island. Enjoyed a lite breakfast that the office provides and sat on chairs overlooking Silver Lake.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from byron miller, General Manager at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn
Responded Oct 17, 2022
Ahhhhhhhh "Treasure Chest"....yes, indeed, one of the most beloved cottages, with the most outstanding view of Pamlico Sound. Everyone loves "TC"...with it's perfect floor plan, full kitchen, screened porch overlooking the water, quiet bedroom with a king bed, and off the beaten path...what's not to love? We are delighted that you rented bikes and explored the island; we ALWAYS encourage our guests to be out adventuring rather than looking at stupid screens! :) And, of course Silver Lake mesmerizes all visitors...you can spend hours just watching the harbor. Thank you for taking the time to write such a delightful review. We hope to have you visit us again.
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JM17522 wrote a review Oct 2022
Ephrata, Pennsylvania86 contributions21 helpful votes
We cannot rave enough about the accommodations. Our room was spacious and immaculately clean. Everything was a great shape, which is better than other hotels we visited previously. The breakfast is limited, but there are several good options. The dock and seating is nice for watching the action on Silver Lake. The green light at the fish cleaning station that comes on after dusk allowing people to view fish in the water was a delight. If we ever plan another stop in Ocracoke, we will stay with the Ocracoke Harbor Inn again!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from byron miller, General Manager at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn
Responded Oct 17, 2022
What a FABULOUS start to our week! Your raving review is exceedingly appreciated, this kindness and generosity keeps us striving to provide guests with the very best in comfort and care....rest and relaxation are our top priority!! Silver Lake provides the best backdrop kicking back, unwinding, and slipping into island time. We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and your visit to the island. Thank you again for the glowing review, and for sharing with Trip Advisor Land. We hope you are able to visit us again!
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Elle16 wrote a review Oct 2022
Georgia144 contributions42 helpful votes
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Our travel plans were effected by Hurricane Ian, so I had to throw together a vacation at the last minute. We wanted a good place for shelling. Ocracoke Island was listed as one of the best in the South, and the Ocracoke Harbor Inn was the number 1 rated hotel on Trip Advisor, so I was determined that was where we would stay. To work around their availability, I had to book 3 different room types. I was able to stay in room 202, Margaritaville Cottage, and 109, so I got an excellent sample of the accommodations and service here. Let me tell you, this place is rated number 1 on Ocracoke for a reason! First off, when it looked as if Ian was going to effect the Island, I called with so many questions. Lisa patiently answered them all and gave me much needed reassurance. Upon arrival to the cottage, she had even written me a nice note and left me some beautiful shells to get me started! All 3 rooms were nice, but the cottage was our favorite. It had a beautiful view and was perfect for 2 people. Everyone was so wonderful throughout our whole stay. I couldn’t be happier with our decision to visit, and I would wholeheartedly recommend this Inn to anyone visiting the area. We will definitely be back! P.S. I don’t use my real name online ;)
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 9, 2022
“Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan Girlllll....you don't have to use your name; I know who this is! ;) While we are so sorry that your original shelling travel plans didn't work out, we are THRILLED and grateful that 1) you weren't in Sanibel when you were supposed to be, and 2) you discovered Ocracoke!!! You two were an absolute joy to have visit us, and we're tickled that you enjoyed your stay - in all types of the accommodations. Storms (or even potential ones) can be scary, and we know that not everyone is tuned into the wind, waves and tides like we are; that, coupled with hyped up media can make it even scarier...we're ALWAYS here to answer questions, keep you informed and help in any way possible. Communication is key to us. BUT, the other thing folks don't realize, and this is the best part - THE SILVER LINING- to a storm are THE SHELLS! The absolute best shelling is always right after a storm!! Scotch bonnets, helmets, whelks and olive shells galore... It's wonderful you were able to experience that, and find some of your own treasures. We are tickled that you enjoyed your stay with us, and fell in the love with the island. Thank you for this outstanding review, and we can't wait to have you visit us again!!! :)
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Janice N wrote a review Sep 2022
Brick, New Jersey3 contributions
My husband and I stayed for two nights. the accomodations are clean and well appointed. The view is spectacular. breakfast is continental, basic but fine. We will continue to come back again and again!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from byron miller, General Manager at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn
Responded Sep 28, 2022
You are our most excellent guests for this 5 bubble review. But the best compliment we could get, is when folks come back time after time... we just love that. Thank you for sharing your experience, and your kind words with the Trip Advisor world. We look forward to having you visit us again!
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PRICE RANGE
$160 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ocracoke harbor hotel ocracoke
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastOuter BanksOcracoke
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ocracoke Harbor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Ocracoke Harbor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Springer's Point Preserve (0.5 miles), British Cemetery (0.6 miles), and Ocracoke Lighthouse (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ocracoke Harbor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ocracoke Harbor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eduardo's Taco Stand, Zillie's Island Pantry, and Ocracoke Coffee Company.
Is The Ocracoke Harbor Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Ocracoke.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ocracoke Harbor Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting British Cemetery (0.6 miles) and Fort Ocracoke Monument (0.5 miles).
Does The Ocracoke Harbor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is The Ocracoke Harbor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.