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“Not Good Enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Colonial Inn

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Colonial Inn
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Herndon, Virginia
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8 reviews
“Not Good Enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

My first room had fleas all over the bed so I complained and they moved me into another room 30 minutes later. I would've liked a discount because the new room was in a worse location and didn't have the bed situation I wanted, but it's ok.

The new room had terrible lighting. With all the lights and the tv on, it was still uncomfortably dark. An outlet didn't work and the AC was very loud, even on the quietest setting. The breakfast was pretty good for this kind of motel.

It's right on the water, so the location's great, but I guess it depends on your room. It seems they are hit or miss. For $137.50 a night, I expect a better room.

Room Tip: the room with fleas was room #25 (king courtside). it was in a good location and seemed fine except...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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colonialinnmotel, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
We wanted to apologize that your stay was not what you wanted. We hope that in the future you will give us another chance to show you how pleasant it can be here. Thank you for your comments as we strive to give our guests the best stay when they are here.
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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Stayed again at The Colonial Inn for a mid-August, long weekend! Keri is a dedicated and very personable manager and all of the staff are great! We felt comfortably welcome and met a lot of friendly people (other guests)! The renovations that have been made really brightened up the room! I really love the beach there and being next to the pier/restaurant. Our daughter LOVED the Continental Breakfast! Thanks Jimmy, Pinky and the rest for your hard work! Just can't wait until we can do it again! Keri - Hi! And please tell Eddie and Gillian hello! Chris, Dave and Alison :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Christine E
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colonialinnmotel, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
We were so happy to hear from you and doubly excited that you had a great time! We did too! We can't wait for you to come back real soon and see us! Thank you for taking the time to make this comment, we really appreciate it!
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Fayetteville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Recently stayed at the Colonial Inn for a short vacation. We were lucky to get a room on the dunes-- facing the ocean. Nothing like sitting on the "porch" in the MOST comfortable adirondack
chairs I have ever sat in, listening to the ocean and enjoying the breeze!
Everyone was friendly and accommodating.
Perfect place to stay if you are looking for casual, comfortable and no fussy, franchise options.
Great ac, nice TV and glad there was a hairdryer.
Has the potential to be a "GEM" with some capital investment.

Room Tip: Get the DUNES room!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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colonialinnmotel, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind comments! We were so happy to have you with us and will work hard to improve more and more each year! We always want each person who comes here to be happy and feel like they are family! Thank you again and hope to see you soon!
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

We had a great time at The Colonial Inn everyone there is very friendly and makes you feel very welcome. The beach is right there, nice pool, gas grills, we like to walk on the beach at night with flash lights look for sea shells and ghost crabs. and in the day put our toes in the sand and get a tan. Can't wait to go again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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colonialinnmotel, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
We cannot wait for you to come back! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time! Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon!!
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Ohio City, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

We had a Great-time, Staying at Colonial Inn. The staff was Great, Keri, Tonya, Kendra, and the rest of all the staff. It was great staying so close to the beach, the Pier everything else. Parking was tight , but other then that everything was great. And will be coming back, next yr!

Room Tip: We stayed in Rm. 16
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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colonialinnmotel, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a comment here on Tripadvisor. We are so happy you had a great time and look forward to seeing you again next year! On a side note, just wanted you to know we are looking into the parking situation and attempting to find a solution.
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Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Everything at the Colonial Inn exceeded our expectations. The Hotel and rooms had every amenity that you could ever need and the staff was so friendly and helpful. The Location is also perfectly within walking distance of restaurants, the pier, and shopping. The management went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make our stay enjoyable. I have stayed here before and will definitely stay there in the future!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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colonialinnmotel, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
We really do thank you for your kind words, they mean so much. We are always please to see this kind of comment as we know that we have been successful in making your stay the best it could be! We look forward to you coming back again soon!
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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

This was the 4th vacation I've stayed at the Colonial Inn and I had another great time. I love that it is right on the beach, right at the pier, has a nice pool, and is close and convenient to everything. It is a very laid back place to stay. The people there are very friendly and not stuck up at all. If you're looking for a fancy place where everyone gets all dressed up and sits around and stares at each other all day...look somehwere else...this place is as laid back and comfortable as your favorite old pair of jeans! It's not modern or fancy, it's kid-friendly, dog-friendly and people-friendly and that's what makes it so nice and relaxing! We met some really nice people there. If you are overly prissy or a chronic complainer you probably won't like it there, but if you just want to let your hair down and relax and have fun you'll love it. They have everything you need. My family had a great time fishing and swimming and we'll definitely be back next year!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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colonialinnmotel, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to make this comment, each one means so much to us. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and cannot wait for you to come "back home"!
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Additional Information about Colonial Inn

Property: Colonial Inn
Address: 3329 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9267
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Colonial Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Colonial Inn is nestled at MP 11.5 On the oceanfront right next door to the Nags Head Fishing Pier. The hotel offers many different room types to accommodate every need. We are also pet friendly! There is a seasonal outdoor pool, a private beach access, refrigerators and microwaves in every room, as well as LG flat screen TVs. We also provide free YMCA passes at request, and free WIFI for our guests. We offer discounts for AAA, AARP members and run specials throughout the year. Historical sites, gift shops, and the outlet mall are just minutes away. Jockey's Ridge State Park is half a mile south and the Wright Brother's National Memorial is less than 4 miles away. Lucky 12 Tavern is in walking distance, and Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar & Grill is half a mile north of the Colonial Inn!If you are looking for Old World Charm in the heart of Nags Head, the Colonial Inn is the place for you and your family! ... more   less 
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