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Best Western Ocean Reef Suites
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
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Springfield, VA
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“Still Our Favorite”
Reviewed October 18, 2006

Our room was very clean and the decor was attractive. The king bed was comfortable, but I would suggest bringing your own pillow if you do not like thick pillows (I did not ask for a thinner one, which might have been available). Everything was in good working order, except that the sliding door to the balcony took a pretty good effort to open and close.

The staff was friendly and efficient. Sadly, the great little bar/restaurant that used to be located in the Ocean Reef has been replaced with a continental breakfast room, but that is happening other places as well.

We had an oceanfront room and the view is wonderful. We have, in the past also had ocean/pool view rooms and they give a decent view of the ocean as well, just at an angle.

For us it really boils down to the fact the Ocean Reef Suites is exactly that...suites. There is a sizeable living room, a kitchenette, bath with additional sink/mirror area, and a full bedroom with its own door. We find this very useful it one of us wants to sleep and the other stay up and watch TV or read (the bedroom has its own TV as well).

There is also a great convenience store/beach supply/gas station right across the street where you can get pretty much anything you're likely to need without driving. A number of good restaurants are either within a few minutes walk or easy drive.

Overall, while the Ocean Reef Suites is not the newest property in Kill Devil Hills, it is the only place we consider staying because it has real suites, is well located, clean and cheerfully decorated. It is not the cheapest place on the beach but then...again...it offers real suites and not just a long room called a suite. We have stayed there many times before and, so far, would not consider staying elsewhere.

  • Liked — Size and suite configuration
  • Disliked — No bar/restaurant on site
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2006

i've stayed here over 12 times. Despite calling each time and asking 'is the hot tub working' always the answer is yes, the hot tub was working about 1/3 of the time, max.

I usually stay in off season, and the hot tub is important.

why do you keep returning, you say?

well, because they say they finally fixed the hot tub of course!

and the last 2 times....i didnt.

otherwise than that, its a great place to stay at the outer banks.

Stayed September 2006
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Reviewed July 21, 2006

We stayed at this hotel July 2006 for 6 nights. We had an "ocean view" suite. Overall, the staff were extremely friendly and we found the suite itself to be clean. Each morning from 7-10am, guests are entitled to the continental breakfast, which we enjoyed (yoghurt, bagles, buns, toast, cereal). The suite also has a fully equipped kitchen and so we were able to make our lunches and even managed to make a few dinners.

We loved the convenience of this hotel (right on the ocean), and while it is not an obvious five-star resort, it was decent, the rooms were clean, the staff were friendly, and our kids (14, 11, and 8) had a great time.

I would definately return to this hotel

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Property: Best Western Ocean Reef Suites
Address: 107 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7892
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#3 Family Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Ocean Reef Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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