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“Charming Inn with lots of personality!”

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Inn at Corolla Light
Ranked #1 of 2 Corolla B&B and Inns
columbia sc
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Charming Inn with lots of personality!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed here for a couple days during our very cold Spring Break in March! The Inn is charming. We stayed in room 18, the Cabaret Suite- I loved it. This room had such personality with a wonderful view of the sound. The room is large and includes a sitting area with a sleeper sofa, a king size bed, a table for four, and a kitchen. The sitting area is actually a separate little room but the two rooms are very open and a gas fireplace is between the rooms and opens to both sides. The breakfast was a very nice addition. We were not able to enjoy many activities because of the weather, however we did borrow bikes from the Inn and rode along the sound.

Room Tip: Room 18 - awesome !
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Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Harmony_Management, General Manager at Inn at Corolla Light, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thank you for the review! Now that it is almost Fall, isn't it time for you to visit us again? We hope to see you here soon. Warm regards, Susan (Innkeeper)
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

My second stay at the inn & I wasn't disappointed. Lovely property in beautiful surroundings. Walking distance to the Whalehead Club, nature trails, free access to bicycles to tour the area. Very good service and a nice breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Harmony_Management, General Manager at Inn at Corolla Light, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thanks for the second visit -- now let's plan the third! Seriously, thank you for staying with us and we sincerely hope to see you here again soon. Fall is the perfect time to take the nice long walks or bike rides. Warm regards, Susan (Innkeeper)
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Our first trip to the outerbanks. We looked for an affordable last minute location, and this was the ticket. The inn itself is a bit isolated from the rest of the outer banks, as it is at the northernmost tip, so be prepared to drive to visit Kitty Hawk, and the other light houses. The vacation itself was good, but sort of in spite of the hotel. We had to change rooms in the begining, because the first room they put us in had multiple issues with it. We got upgraded to a different room, but that room didn't have the gas fireplace working... Which is ok, just wish things worked...

The cleaning staff, in our opinion, was fine.

The frustrating thing for us is that we got into traffic on the day that we got there, which, turns out, is typical summertime conjestion. We got a call at 5pm, asking "where were we", because they wanted to know if we would be in by 7pm. We got there a few minutes after 7, and someone else got there around 8pm, because we saw that the office was open as we were leaving for dinner... Why they didn't just expect people to be arriving late on a Saturday is beyond me. Not a good first impression to make.

The beaches were fun. And walking on the pier on the sound is fun, too. As other people have mentioned, the sunsets are amazing.

Note that there is little boat traffic on the sound, if that is something you like viewing.

Room Tip: Get a second floor room, so you have access to the upper deck.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Harmony_Management, General Manager at Inn at Corolla Light, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank you for your recent visit and for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to continue to improve our services. You mentioned lighthouses, did you have a chance to visit the Currituck Lighthouse? It is less than 1 mile from the Inn.

Because we do not have a 24 hour front desk, we do call our guests on the day of arrival. We do this as a service to assist because some guests have difficulty locating us. We also let our guests know that their room is ready so that they may check in early if they are already in the area. Please accept our apologies if you felt the call was anything other than an attempt to assist you with your arrival.

We hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again. Warm regards, Susan (Innkeeper)
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Edgewater, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Nice Stay we would returned. Romantic pier at night with hammocks, great view. Breakfast was good, simple, and quality. Location is good, many things to do , and close to where you can drive on the beach. Overall good experience. 5stars

3 Stars for the reason that the room had a terrible smell, wasn't clean( dusty and bugs). Also mold around door jams light fixtures, etc. cobwebs in hallway and so many bugs in the light fixtures(outside the room). Woman in the office were nice and the room was clean immediately with no fuss. We did bye air spray. First impression is everything and a dirty stinky room is not a good impression. Better room Quality control I would recommend. Rooms where updated, but I want a clean room, someone before me just spend a week in the same room.

Room Tip: Third story room was very private.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Harmony_Management, General Manager at Inn at Corolla Light, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you for your candid review. We were sorry that the room upon arrival was not up to our high standards. We appreciate your feedback as we are only able to make improvements when we know where we are falling short of expectations. We have shared your comments with the appropriate departments and can assure you that corrective action has been taken. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again soon to witness our improvements. Warm regards, Susan (Innkeeper)
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Raleigh
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This was our children's (ages 12, 9, 2) first trip to the Outer Banks. The Inn at Corolla was a perfect choice as it allowed the fisherman to cast a line in the sound a few times, provided access to all the resort amenities to keep the rest of the family busy with the pools and access to the beach, and provided a nice quiet and relaxed environment for mom and dad to end the day while looking at the sunset over the sound. We had a soundview suite and it was more than enough room for us all. The breakfast was perfect. Room was very clean and staff was very friendly. Very cozy, quiet and relaxing place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Harmony_Management, General Manager at Inn at Corolla Light, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thanks for sharing your experiences at the Inn. You have helped us show that we truly do have something for everyone! Glad your family enjoyed the visit and we hope you will be back to visit us again soon. Warm regards, Susan (Innkeeper)
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the inn two nights the week after 4th of july. It's a good time to come to the OBX I discovered as there is availability that week.
The Inn called us to say we could check in early which was very aprreciated... we checked in at 2 instead of 4 and could go right to the beach.
The room was very nice. I got a soundside room because of other reviews... it was more expensive but worth it. Nice balcony where we ate our dinner and watched the sunset.
Very Very clean room.... really almost perfect.
Breakfast was great... good time: 8-10 am.
We had one glitch ...came back to our room on the second night to overhear a loud violent fight from the couple in the next room..... I was worried this would go on all night..... I asked to be changed to another room and I was immediately given the keys to the next room and told to move no questions asked. I was very impressed and grateful as I felt we could sleep easy knowing we wouldn't be woken by fighting. We were lucky the other room was available but I was also very pleased that the management was so responsive to our needs...
I will definitely stay here again when I'm looking for a b and b at the OBX.
Only small downside it the walk to the beach..... it's too far.... bikes are provided and that's easy but hard to shlep all the stuff.... other option is the trolley which is good. There is very little parking at the oceanfront complex.
Pool was also beautiful and fun.

Room Tip: Pick a soundside room... you will love it!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Harmony_Management, General Manager at Inn at Corolla Light, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us at the Inn. We were glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and took advantage of our popular breakfast! We hope you (and your daughter) will have the opportunity to visit us again soon! Warm regards, Susan (Innkeeper)
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Poquoson, Virginia
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Inn at Corolla Light was a great place to stay for our family vacation. The rooms were nicely decorated and large so our family of four had plenty of space for suitcases and to dress. The rooms all come with fridge, microwave and coffee and access to deck space with nice chairs for relaxing outside if you choose. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The breakfast room was very attractive, and the food was very good. Everything at the Inn was super clean and well maintained. Be sure to take Bill's Wild Horse tour - well worth the money and you get a discount if you are staying at the INN. Also great are the water sports such as jet skis, kayaks and parasailing - these too come with a discount if you are a guest at the Inn. We especially enjoyed the complimentary bikes and being able to ride to the local attractions such as the Corolla lighthouse, Whalehead club house, parks, restaurants. Further, we also enjoyed the trolley which made getting to the beach with our large umbrellas, towels, and boards very easy and efficient. We really enjoyed walking on the pier and rocking in the Nags Head hammocks under the gazebo. Our daughters liked the pool - both laying out and swimming. We all loved the views of the sound, both from the decks and the long pier - very beautiful and so relaxing. This place was so wonderful that we stayed two extra nights and would have stayed a third if they had room. I highly recommend the Inn and a return visit is definetly in our future!

Room Tip: If your budget allows, I highly recommend a room on the water, facing the Sound.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Harmony_Management, General Manager at Inn at Corolla Light, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
We were so sorry that we could not extend your visit a third night!! We loved hosting your family and would welcome you back anytime. We are glad to note that you enjoyed all of the amenities at the Inn and enjoyed our special ambiance. The gazebo swings are a new addition this year and have been very popular with our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn, hopefully, soon!
Warm regards, Susan (Innkeeper).
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Property: Inn at Corolla Light
Address: 1066 Ocean Trl, Corolla Light Resort, Corolla, NC 27927-9606
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Corolla
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Corolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn at Corolla Light 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly Renovated! Charming waterfront inn on the Currituck Sound featuring classic Outer Banks wrap around porches, gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and breathtaking views, located in the renowned Corolla Light Resort. To access the amenities of the resort, a fee is added to the room cost each night. ... more   less 
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