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“Great for a family of 5” 4 of 5 stars
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Colonial Inn
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
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54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great for a family of 5”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has a wonderful efficiency apartment room that was perfect for our family. The room looked like it had recently received a makeover. It was very nice.
Not a top end hotel but then it didn't cost a fortune either. The weather was awful - otherwise the hotel's location ON the beach would have been greatly appreciate let.

Stayed April 2014
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Joshua R, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
I am very sorry to hear the weather didn't cooperate with your travel plans. We appreciate the kind words and hopefully your next trip down will have plenty of sunshine.
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edwards, Ny
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86 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

If you're looking for a 5 star or a luxury condo...keep looking. If you are looking for a clean, convienetly located, quiet place thats budget friendly- this is the place. The room was small and a bit outdated, BUT it was always clean as a whistle and ithe furthest room is less than a 100 yards from the beach. You could hear the surf as soon as you stepped outside. The staff was as helpful and friendly as you could ask for. Well under a $100 a night, we'll stay there again for sure!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank wm H
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Joshua R, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
I couldn't agree more that the sound of the surf never seems to get old. I will be sure to share this with housekeeping and we appreciate your comments. Come see us next you head to OBX.
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We came to the OBX for the first time mid April for a nice long weekend for some peace and quiet, it was perfect. The Inn recently underwent some renovations and are very nice for the time you spend in your room. The Inn is on the beach, no kidding, literally on the beach with a staircase down through the sand dunes to the surf! We loved walking the beach, kite flying, and eating at the Nags Head Pier where the restaurant is pretty good! The location is 11.5 milepost, mid stream on the island, perfect! Karla and Linda in the office are very accomodating and friendly, offering the best of the OBX! We took in the sites, traveled the island and had a very good time. Josh, Thank you too for making room for us at the Inn for our weekend away! Sincerely, J and D
PS... Hang gliding was amazing !!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Jimthetourguide
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Joshua R, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
I am so happy to hear your trip went so well. I will share your kind words with Karla and Linda and we hope you are able to return soon.
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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We just completed a 3-day stay at this convenient, beach-front hotel. Carla and Linda who work at the front desk and Josh owner/manager are friendly and provided phenomenal service. Rooms were adequate, well-maintained, and provided a rustic charm that made for an enjoyable stay. The location is convenient and provides easy access to Nags Head pier and restaurant. We'd recommend it to others and will certainly consider it for our next trip.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank R R
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Joshua R, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
I am so appreciative of the kind words and will most certainly share with Linda and Karla. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and welcome you back soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

The rooms were clean and the staff is so nice! We went dcuring spring break and a lot of the big chains were full but all we needed were beds and showers. With two small boys it was fine. The beach was amazing and we would probably stay again

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Karry G
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Joshua R, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Karry thank you for the compliments regarding our staff and housekeeping. I will most certainly share this with the staff. We hope you are able to return soon.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The hotel offers clean, basic rooms in a good location. Some rooms are on the beachfront with an ocean view. Pets are accepted.

No breakfast is included. Coffee is available in the reception area.

We stayed for a few days in early April, apparently just after the hotel had reopened after winter. Our first room was not ready for occupants and we had to move to the room next door ( a slight upgrade). On the final day of our stay, the hotel parking lot was re-asphalted. The work began at 6:00 AM, was very noisy and the fumes were strong. While the office staff appeared pleasant enough, with better management these situations would not have arisen. The hotel was not ready to receive guests.

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Thank Jan B
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Joshua R, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Jan allow me to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of the paving process. It is not in our nature to make excuses so I do on behalf of ownership, our management company, and myself apologize. The nature of the winter we have had and partly planning of our capital improvements we were forced to put this project off until this date. We have sent a voucher for you to return at your convenience at no cost. We do hope you are able to return and allow us to compensate for your last day with us. I can tell you all off season improvements have been completed.
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168 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

We were traveling with our dog so we were happy to have a place that still welcomes pets. The staff was very friendly....even before we arrived when we had to push our trip back a week due to an emergency. The motel was clean but we could tell it was old. I am guessing they have nicer rooms but since we had the dog I think we got a room they don't update too often. My biggest complaint is just that the room was so dark. The walls, doors and ceiling were dark wood that looked like something from the 70's. The tv, fridge and microwave were new. There was not a lot of lighting or outlets in the room either. The location is excellent....just had to go up a set of steps and we were on the beach. Overall, this place was fine for a place to sleep but not to spend a great deal if time in the room.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joshua R, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, the room was clean, and you enjoyed the location. We all agree the rooms are a bit outdated. The current owner purchased the hotel two years ago. Each year he has invested in improvements and we have come a very long way. This off season we will be replacing the furniture and lighting. We have a lot planned for the off season. We sincerely hope you will consider us in the future.
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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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