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“Nice place, very clean with fantastic marina view from deck” 5 of 5 stars
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The Breakwater Inn
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Hatteras Island
Colchester, Connecticut
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice place, very clean with fantastic marina view from deck”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I stayed for one night off-season (April) and selected the hotel as all others require a two night stay. The room was clean, as was the bathroom. I had to hold the toilet seat up, but other than that the bathroom was fine. My room had a microwave and refrigerator. The restaurant next door (sorry, I forgot the name) was excellent with a friendly staff. The hotel staff was friendly and courteous. I can't say how quiet the hotel would be in-season (there was one other guest that night), Watching the boats arrive back to the marina was cool, but even more cool was watching the USCG boats doing some tricks off the breakwater. These are 60 ft fast-boats that seem to turn on a dime.

Room Tip: All rooms in the main building are elevated
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Winter Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Our room - well all the rooms actually - have private porches looking over the marina and the sound beyond, and it provided a beautiful sunset view for us during our one-night stay in Hatteras. The hotel is pretty basic but clean and comfortable. Located near the ferry and across from a great little breakfast place. If you're a fisherman with a boat ... this place is great!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

It's still winter in Hatteras Village NC as the cold Atlantic wind blows in from the East... but we aren't concerned. The view we have from our Breakwater Inn veranda is a sunny clear day with a cool breeze drifting over the Pamlico Sound. Fishing boats in the distance, gulls and pelicans gliding on the breezes overhead.

If one desires a short break from the everyday chaos on the "main land", the is no better place to visit than Hatteras Island during the off-season. There are no crazy summer tourists and children frolicking about this time of year, no sir! Only the locals and a few island guests stroll along the pier and walkways of Odens Dock, and late in the day when the local charter fishing boats come back to their slips, excitement fills the air as the catch of the day, a huge yellow fin tuna, weighs in at 215 pounds!

Even though it is the off-season, and many businesses are closed, there is still local dining at Sunny's across the street for breakfast and lunch. Then the Breakwater Restaurant provides fine dining in a casual way for the evening meal, with something on the menu for every taste; from fresh seafood and fish, to steak and homemade soup and bread; its truly a taste treat.

The staff at the Breakwater Inn are friendly and courteous, and always eager to answer any question or make wonderful recommendations about local sights and activities. The rooms are clean and spacious, and as mentioned before, the panorama is serene. If you want a light continental breakfast in the morning, the staff provides coffee, fruit and baked goods in the lobby each morning.

Overall, our stay at the Breakwater Inn is sure to be remembered. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Hermitage PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We did a 3 night groupon trip and this has been a great place to stay. We had the room with 2 queen beds and the room was very clean and the view from the deck is amazing. I like how the deck area is private to each room. You are looking out over the sound and an active fishing area. It has been windy and cool while we are here but is still just so beautiful. We hiked the new Hatteras Village Trail and along the extended docks right in front of the hotel. Were able to sit on beach as the dunes protected us from the wind. Very relaxing and enjoyable time and I would not hesitate to recommend this Inn.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the sound and have private decks so I don't think there is a bad one. Not f...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cedar Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We used a Groupon getaway and were not disappointed in our room here. It had a nice little balcony right on the sound where a lot of fishing boats docked and left around 5:30 a.m. It was cool to watch them leave in the dark. The room was comfortable with a refrigerator and microwave if needed. Everything worked just fine, bed was comfortable and room was very clean.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Graham, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Used a Groupon for the off season so got a great deal on the room. We were there about 2 weeks before the season officially starts (Easter) so about half the restaruants and shops were open. Our room was fabulous. We had a King suite which had a separate bedroom from the living/kitchen area. Kitchen with full size appliances. LOVED the deck overlooking the Sound, although it was a little too cold to stay out long. Same view from the large window in the living area. Would definitely come back with another Groupon deal.

Room Tip: No passenger elevator. Freight elevator very noisy. Could hear from our corner suite. Had to keep g...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I got a great Groupon deal and had never been to the Outer Banks so I took advantage.

Don't be misled. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is not in Hatteras. It is in Buxton, NC..not too far away though. On our drive to the hotel, the only road into Hatteras was closed for 3 hours due to sand and water overspray. Very scary driving through this at night (during the day too so be extra careful!) There is no barrier between the road and the water except for large mounds of sand. On the way back we had to drive through water and sand as well. If you visit anytime beside summer beware there is NOTHING to do. We visited in March. When the road was shutdown and we turned around to find something to fill our time until it re-opened, we headed down to the outlet mall in Nags Head. On a Friday night it was closed at 7 pm. All the restaurants closed by 9pm. So if you are visiting in the off-season stock your room with food. Even the hotel front desk closes at 8 pm.

As far as the hotel, the satff was very nice. The room was very basic. It did have a small kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave. Bathroom mirror needs replacing. Overall pretty clean. People upstairs were very noisy and we could hear everything. These rooms have exterior facing doors, motel-style. The lock was very hard to manage opening and closing. They even have signs posted on the walls outside the door telling you how to unlock and lock them. They did provide bagels and fruit, coffee, etc for breakfast in the hotel lobby. They do have a restaurant on-site, though we did not visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The Breakwater Inn
Address: 57896 Hwy 12, Hatteras Village, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Hatteras Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Hatteras Island
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Breakwater Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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