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“Just do it. Marina, best sunset in Hatteras, walking distance to great food. What more can you ask for?” 5 of 5 stars
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The Breakwater Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   57896 Hwy 12, Hatteras Village, Hatteras Island, NC 27943   |  
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Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Hatteras Island
Edenton, North Carolina
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190 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Just do it. Marina, best sunset in Hatteras, walking distance to great food. What more can you ask for?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Clean as a whistle, wonderful cheerful staff, and the best views across the Pamlico sound on the island. Oden's dock is right out the back door, and you can catch the fleet unload their catch.

Walk over to their restaurant, the Breakwater, and relax on the back porch and watch the sun set! We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Rooms on the soundside have the best view on the island.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colchester, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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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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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: Stay in the part with view of the sound.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sharron L
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Graham, North Carolina
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61 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Address: 57896 Hwy 12, Hatteras Village, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Hatteras Island
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 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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