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“Oceanfront not necessarily Oceanview!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront

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Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront
Ranked #18 of 18 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Oxford, MD
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34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Oceanfront not necessarily Oceanview!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We spent one night at this property. The King Suite was very large, with very comfortable bed.
The outdated room decor needs a little flair and upgrading. If you are expecting an Ocean view,
DO NOT settle for a first floor room. Most rooms are on either side, with only the few front rooms that are Oceanfront. Even those first floor rooms are blocked by dunes. If you just need a place to rest your head for the night it will work just fine.

Room Tip: Avoid First Floor if view is important to you.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Pats4U
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Jackie S, General Manager at Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Thank You for taking the time to respond to review our hotel on Tripadvisor. Yes are limited on the number of rooms with a view as we are shaped like a T. Be sure if wanting a view that you inquire a VIEW room, we do front the Ocean. Safe Travels and Thank you for staying with the Quality Inn.
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Bristow, Virginia
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85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

If you are going to the Outer Banks to be near the beach and the Wright Brothers memorial this hotel's location cannot be beat! you can see the Wright Brothers memorial from the hotel. The hotel is right on the beach, however there are large dunes that block the view of the beach from the first floor rooms facing the beach and even the second floor rooms can see the ocean but not the beach (thus the partial ocean view). If you want to see both you need to be on the third floor. The check-in and check-out process were quick and smooth (although no bill was slid under the door like most hotels proir to checkout). The continental breakfast is generous and includes waffles, although the serving area is a bit cramp. But it was very clean, replenished quickly and extra tables outside of the breakfast room and in the lobby. You are just steps from the beach. There are about 6 steps to get down to the beach which is better than most public access The pool is so so size and there are a couple of showers to wash the beach off (but they don't have feet nozzles).

The rooms are very quiet even with a large group of motorcycle rally people staying. We could not hear the room next door except when both balcony doors were open. The hotel definately needs updating. The rooms are out of the 80s. The artwork has been replaced and they now have duvets on the beds but the walls are still 80s textured. The room was clean especially the bathroom (a pet peeve of mine) and the shower was hot with good pressure. The outside of the hotel is a motel (room access is outside) and definately needs updating. Never did find the ice machine (the soda machines are reasonably priced). The bed was comfy but they have square pillows that are very squishy and provide no support (need better pillows). The air conditioner was a bit loud for hubby's taste. You cannot open the windows which is a shame since you are right on the beach and the balcony door is a regular door not even sliding. If you were on the first floor though you couldn't do this.

Was the room worth $149 a night on a weekend in late September -- I don't think so. But as they say location, location, location. Based on other reviews for the area and the outside of condition of those property this probably is one of the better bets!

Room Tip: Limited rooms with balconies that face the ocean (only about 18 or so) so book early. Higher level...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kes1639
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Jackie S, General Manager at Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank You for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We appriciate your comments and concerns, exterior facelift in the works for this winter, hope to see you again.
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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here very briefly for a wedding. It was recommended to me by the vrude Quiet, safe, friendly staff. Close to everything you need. Would stay again. Also offered breakfast but I didn't stay long enough to enjoy it.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeannine J
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Jackie S, Manager at Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank You for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you soon in the near future.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

In the title of the hotel is oceanfront, however the hotel itself isn't, it stands sideways not facing the beach, for what you pay for, that's the least you would expect, the continental breakfast very minimal, Me and my fiance stayed two nights, the room wasn't what we had in mind, everything is outdated, even hard to turn off water in the shower! I went to front desk only to not receive a favorable response, the gentleman at desk wa arguing with me, and wasn't willing to credit us for the inconvenience of misleading customers, as he assured me I wasn't the first to be mislead! So no credit, change of room, nothing! Here's the kicker: there is a customer satisfaction letter framed right next to front desk, I even read it to him and even still wasnt willing to make our stay satisfactory! So do yourself a favor, don't stay here!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mona H
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Jackie S, Manager at Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Thank You for taking the time to Review our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are concerned that you felt mislead on our name part of "Oceanfront" we to actually front and sit directly on the Ocean, yet not all rooms have an actual view, we are very careful to be sure and give accurate room discriptives and hope that the correct was given to each guest. Please feel free to call me so I can be sure that proper information is given from all channels of reservations, ie. direct, third party, etc. Safe Travels.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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333 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

What can I say we stayed at this hotel because it was steps to the beach and had reservations that did not require a week stay. And both those criteria were met by this hotel. We stayed 3 nights and honestly I wouldn't want to stay more than that here. No real complaints, just old hotel with outside facing rooms which were small but normal for the period. It's just a beach hotel. Everything just has a damp/sandy feel to it, completely normal for a beach hotel. The toilet ran on 24 hours a day and the shower dripped... but both worked. The one bright spot was the breakfast love the Belgium Waffles and coffee. Just remember you're paying for the beach not a fancy Hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steve J
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Jackie S, Manager at Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Thank You for taking the time to review our hotel with Trip Advisor. We look forward to seeing you in the near furture and will have the fresh waffle ready for you :) safe travels.
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Middlesex, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

We have just returned from our first Outer Banks vacation. We stayed here 3 nights (2 adults, 1 teenage son). Our room (302) was well equipped with king bed and sleeper sofa, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and flat-screen TV. Ours was a parking lot room however we could also view the ocean without any problems. Nice pool and easy access to the beach however Mother Nature did not cooperate with us and we had rain the entire time we were here so we saw a lot of sites. This hotel is located directly on the ocean however the dunes are very high in OBX so you won't be able to sit on a balcony and enjoy the ocean views. Therefore there's not a reason to spend the extra money on OF unless you need a suite. Our room was quiet, we never had any problems with internet (other than the password changed, no big deal), housekeeping was exceptional and we always returned to a freshly made bed and clean room. This hotel offers a great breakfast from 6-10 each morning. If you can't fill up on cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, grits, fruit, muffins, biscuits & gravy, and homemade Belgian waffles (4 irons) then you can always go down the street and spend $$$$ on breakfast. We thought their breakfast was great! Lots of shopping and dining only one street over. Very conveniently located to just about anything you could need on vacation. Since most everyone reads these reviews and wants at least one complaint...our bathroom had no exhaust fan. Honestly, this is the only thing I could find wrong!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank LisaJones1014
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Jackie S, Manager at Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Thank You for taking the time review our hotel on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your comments and glad that you had a great time on the Outer Banks. We look forward to being of service to you in the near future. Safe Travels
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virginia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

We stayed 3 night in July 2012. It was a last minute trip. I liked the price. I searched and searched and this was the best deal I could find. We stayed last year at Comfort Inn on the Ocean. I liked that location better - I have 2 sons 16 and 22. There were fast food restuarants there they could walk to. I liked this location because it was closer to KMart and the movie theatre. This was a much lower rate than Comfort Inn. Comfort Inn's price went up a lot since last year. Also , this did not seem as crowded. We could not find a place to park on Sat. night. The manager told us to park in the 15 min. parking. Our room was overall clean. The refrigerator was not working. I called front desk and within a few minutes someone was there to "reset" it so it woulld work. I liked having access to washer and dryer (nice to wash bathing suits and towels) I had to wait to use it but luckily it was not far from our room so that was not a problem. Staff was very helpful and nice. I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE INTERNET SERVICE IN OUR 2ND FLOOR ROOM. I thought there was suppose to be internet in every room. We called front desk and we had it for a little while, but it didn't last. WITH 16 AND 22 YEAR OLD SON'S THIS WAS NOT GOOD. I just went down to lobby and did research on the computer down there. Breakfast was ok. Waffles, biscuits with sausage gravy, ceral, yogurt, etc. Comfort Inn last year had a much much better breakfast but there were other issues therer that I did not like. I could see ocean from our room. i missed having a private balcony that I could hang towels and bathing suits out on. I would come back to Quality Inn again. Overall good value for the money.

Room Tip: We were on 2nd room even side. This side had better view of ocean and the washer/dryer was there. i...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank scaredva
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Jackie S, General Manager at Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to be of service and glad you enjoyed our amenties, we look forward to being of service to you in the future.
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Property: Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront
Address: 401 N Virginia Dare Trl, Oceanfront, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7826
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 118
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