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“Wonderful beach get-away”

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Cavalier by the Sea
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Certificate of Excellence
North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful beach get-away”
Reviewed November 10, 2010

The Cavalier Motel is, as far as I know, the only motel in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills where you can have an unobstructed view (no dune) of the ocean from your room and the huge porch that runs along the length of the oceanside rooms. It is an older motel so don't expect 5-star accommodations, but it's clean, the service is great, and the view phenomenal. We spent every morning sitting back in the adirondack chairs watching the sunrise over the ocean. The ocean is just a short stones-throw away! It's wonderful to sit back and watch the kites fly, the surf fishermen, the parasailers, and surfboarders. This motel takes you back in time.....what a wonderful trip!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Chester, VA
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Reviewed November 6, 2010

We stayed in a cottage because we had our dog and it was small but nice. We're big people and the bathroom was a tad bit tiny for us, but we were able to work with it. Being on the ocean was amazing. It's an older motel and doesn't come with tons of amenities, but it serves its purpose.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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yorktown,va
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2010

The motel has a GREAT location and for a GREAT price. But otherwise it's kinda dull. You stay there to enjoy the surroundings of outside, not the inside.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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hampton va
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Reviewed September 26, 2010

I checked in after staying the night in 98 degree heat and a noisy peacock,it has that old flare and style i love,prices are very good and the location is great.I was impressed enough to book them for a week in sept for my birthday and will probable book for the spring.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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Virginia
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Reviewed September 20, 2010

Great location!! We couldn't have asked for better view from our oceanfront room, but we didn't really want to share it with our nightime visitors. The room was definately out-dated with wood paneling and a pink and white tiled bathroom, but it appeared clean and welcoming. The bedroom had plenty of space to move around, a full sized fridge and comfy adirondack chairs on the porch to enjoy the view. Our first impression was a good one. It wasn't until the middle of the night that our opinion changed. We'd been asleep a couple of hours at best, and my husband was awakened by a large roach crawling across the top of his head. We know it was a roach, because he swatted it onto the bed and then killed it with the remote control. Needless to say, we didn't sleep that night. Early the next morning my husband talked with the front desk and they were apologetic about the situation. They didn't ask for proof of our visitor, although we still had it in a wad of tissue, just in case, and refunded us the money for the rest of our stay. It took a bit more work, but they also refunded the money for night of "the incident." Needless to say, we won't be staying at this motel again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, VA
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Reviewed September 13, 2010

We just returned after spending the wknd there. We loved the location and being able to go to the beach. Granted the walls are thin but we always travel with ear plugs. The beds were comfortable and the carpet looked new. The bathroom was nice & big. The staff was super friendly. The playground looked nice. We didn't find our neighbors to be overly loud or offensive. We also enjoyed flying our kite right there on the beach. We would stay again if we don't wind up buying a house there.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Manassas, VA
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Reviewed September 7, 2010

I really enjoyed the Cavalier. I liked the fact that the motel was older, it was right on the beach, our room had a full kitchen and, unlike many hotels/motels out there, I was allowed to bring my dogs. Yes, there were a few things I would like to see changed (there was a tattered American flag flying which desperately needs to be replaced, couch in living room was small, the stereo going all day at the pool, poor internet connectivity) but overall, I really enjoyed. The pool was clean and the beach was close; I was able to wander between both of them and the room. It was a great escape from everyday life.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cavalier by the Sea
Address: 601 S Virginia Dare Trl, PO Box 385, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7737
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#5 Family Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your "home away from home" awaits you at The Cavalier By The Sea. Friendly service is our hallmark. We believe at the end of your stay you will be satisfied and refreshed and not quite ready to leave.... and you will find yourself returning year after year as do hundreds of our previous and now regular guests. Cavalier By The Sea offers a family atmosphere. For your enjoyment we have a large swimming pool for adults, a small one for the kiddies and a large play ground equipped with swings, slides, a giant ship for the kids, shuffleboard, volleyball and picnic tables. We have comfortable rooms with queen and double beds, cable TV, microwaves and refrigerators. We also have efficiencies and two & three-bedroom cottages including living room, kitchen, and bath completely furnished for light housekeeping. You will be right on the ocean and have only a few feet to walk to enjoy it to your heart's content whether it be swimming, wading, sun bathing or surfcasting. Or if you prefer not to walk at all, enjoy watching the ocean from your front porch in our very popular ocean front rooms which, unlike most "ocean front" rooms, sit right on the beach with no dunes to block your view. We are located on the "Ocean Side" of Virginia Dare Trail (Hwy. 12) at the 8.5 mile post, diagonally across from Wright Memorial Monument and opposite the Port O'Call Restaurant. Located in the center of the Outer Banks beaches, we provide a convenient place to make your headquarters while taking short trips to other points of interest in the area, such as Roanoke Island, Hatteras and Ocracoke. Golf courses, fishing piers, deep sea, sound and inlet fishing centers, souvenir shopping, and recreational areas are readily accessible. We are open all year. ... more   less 
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Cavalier Hotel Kill Devil Hills
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