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“A charming hotel in a great location.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront

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Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A charming hotel in a great location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I stayed in a street-view king bed room with my wife and 2-and-a-half year-old daughter. The street view was nice and saved us a good deal of money over an ocean-facing room. The hotel is in a residential neighborhood that is just the right distance from the hustle-and-bustle that lies to the north and south. The hotel is literally steps away from the ocean. We kept most of our beach supplies in the car instead of hauling them back and forth to our room. The facility is well-maintained and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We did not experience any issues during our stay but I have no doubt that if we had they would have been corrected quickly. The pool and jacuzzi were nice--my daughter enjoyed jumping and splashing in the pool when it became too dark to swim in the ocean. We would recommend this hotel to anyone and would definitely consider staying there again.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review of your stay at the Nags Head Inn. We appreciate the kind words and are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit the beautiful Outer Banks.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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Youngstown, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Very clean locally owned hotel. Staff is extremely helpful and the beach was not overcrowded with people, yet the hotel had no vacancy. Perfect distance from everything in the OBX, I am quite picky due to my asthma, and never had a problem during our 8 night stay. The beds and pillows were so comfortable. I need to find out where to get one of those pillows as I miss them! When we are in the area again, we will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Laura B
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us at the Nags Head Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your time on the beautiful Outer Banks. We enjoyed having you all as our guests and we look forward to seeing you and your family again.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The hotel is a quaint, locally owned hotel that is not the Ritz Carlton, but it is extremely clean and comfortable. The staff very friendly, helpful, and provide great service. Best ocean front room in order to have a view would be on fifth floor or above. Considering it is a beach hotel, the rooms felt clean and non-humid. The floors and carpet were not gritty as can be the case with such hotels -- even clean, high-end ones. The white tiles and grout were extremely white and well cared for ... a subtle detail that demonstrates extra care goes into a quality cleaning job. There is not much a lobby, no bar or dining service that I recall. However, there is a pastry breakfast in a hospitality suite, though we did not use this.

We came for a wedding. Great thing is that there was no minimum two or three night stay as is often the case on the coast of North Carolina during peak seasons.

I would stay again. Even though I was with my husband, I would feel comfortable staying here alone or with children.

Room Tip: For ocean view choose fifth floor or higher. Also, get there early if you want covered parking.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank TarheelZee
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you for the review of your stay with us at the Nags Head Inn. Our staff works really hard to keep the hotel clean and comfortable for all of our guests and they appreciate the kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Nags Head Inn is a wonderful hotel. Very friendly staff and located right on the beach. Lots of parking, recently renovated hotel, and of course a nice hot tub to sit in and relax. will be back for sure the next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Dave E
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Nags Head Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed our renovations and that nice relaxing hot tub. We look forward having you as our guests again.

Sue Hogan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Entered Room which reeked of alcohol, mold, and must. Room temperature was 80.
AC not working. Bathroom floor filthy. My wife woke up with asthma exacerbation. The worst I've ever experienced ! Toxic environment! Stay away!

  • Stayed June 2013
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4 Thank Mmb1099
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. If you had let us know that there was a problem with at ac, we would have moved you to another room or had maintenance replace the unit. Unfortunately, mechanical problems do occur from time to time but we always try to take care of them as soon as we are aware of the trouble. Our goal is to give all of our guests a positive vacation experience and I apologize for not providing that for you and your wife.


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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Older facility but located on the beach and near many places you want to see while visiting the NC Outer Banks. Clean and friendly staff. The morning coffee and sweet potato biscuits is a great touch.

Room Tip: We did not have an ocean front room and didn't mind.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank fbradham
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for the review of your stay with us at the Nags Head Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our morning sweet potato biscuits. We hope to see you again next time you are visiting the beautiful Outer banks.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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Marion, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at The Nags Head Inn. It is on the beack and central to everything in Nags Head. Also easy drive to Kell Devil Hills and Corolla. Need to be on higher floors for a great ocean view. Very clean room. Would like to have a small table and chairs but the pull out bed was nice as a couch.
The pumpkin biscuits with country ham or without hame are absolutely fabulous.
Staff was great.
Will definately return.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the oceanare the best but go higher than the second floor.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank TerryandAnnH
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Nags Head Inn. Our central location does make it easy for our guests to get out and enjoy all that the beautiful Outer Banks has to offer plus we are right on the beach. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to having you stay with us again.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
Address: 4701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9295
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
#3 Family Hotel in Nags Head
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront is the only Outer Banks hotel that features over 4 acres of pristine oceanfront, and is located in the quiet, residentially-zoned historic area in Nags Head. Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront (formerly named the Nags Head Inn) has become famous for delivering the Original Outer Banks Oceanfront Experience for nearly a quarter of a century by offering our highly valued guests honest vacation value. According to Outer Banks hotel reviews, our guests love the recent renovations on our 4 acres of beautiful oceanfront sand dunes, pristine beach, manicured Bermuda lawns and lush barrier island gardens... relaxing year round in our indoor heated pool or jumping into the beautiful Atlantic Ocean just outside their doors. We love making lasting memories happen and we've been told we're pretty good at it. It is our aim to make every guest become a repeat guest and offer you a vacation superior to other Outer Banks hotels. ... more   less 
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