Since my grandparents were from Morehead we stayed each summer when we visited. I remember the original owners Russell and Betty. What sweeties they were.
When I decided to take my 12-year old on a "nostalgia tour" there was no question in my mind where we were going to stay. I had stayed here in 2006 and felt at home.
When I sent an e-mail in January to inquire about a reservation and rates for June, I didn't receive a response. In early March I was finally able to get through to make a reservation. We decided to get a kitchenette room so that we didn't have to go out for dinner. Now I didn't expect much when I booked the room. I knew that the rooms were pretty much the same as they've always been and I was OK with that. I wanted my daughter to see it as I did.
When we came in, we were met with a sticky floor in the kitchen area and they only supplied one kitchen washcloth and dish towel. No paper towel or anything so I was forced to use a bathroom washcloth. This wasn't a huge deal because things happen and it was easy to miss.
For me things went south when we got back at 3 p.m. on Sunday (we checked in early Saturday evening) and housekeeping had not come. The beds weren't made, the towels weren't replaced, nothing. The room was exactly as we'd left it. We had only wanted 2 new wash clothes. I thought the beds could have been made at the very minimum. The maid did come on Monday but with checking out early Tuesday, it didn't matter at that point.
There was a bedroom with 2 double beds. They were comfortable enough. I've slept on worse. The bedside lamp didn't work. The curtains weren't meant to close so you're on a first floor room that over looks the parking lot with sheer curtains and no blinds. The living room has blinds and valances.
As another reviewer said, the bathroom is straight out of the 50's and 60's. I'm a bigger person so the tiny shower was harder to navigate for me. This really wasn't a big deal to me given that in reality you spend very little time in the shower. The water was hot and the pressure was OK.
They do have Wi-Fi, but you have to ask for the password (it's not in the room anywhere.) and we found the service to be spotty at times. Again, not a big deal for me, but for a constantly plugged-in 12 year-old, it's huge.
It is centrally located and the beach is a short walk. Fort Macon is a quick car ride and the bridge to Morehead City isn't that far either.
For me, this will be my last visit and the next time I'm in town, I'll stay elsewhere. I prefer to remember it the way it was and NOT as it is now.