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“Adequate hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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
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63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Adequate hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Good location on the beach. Indoor pool on 2nd floor. There is a strange eating area in the 2nd floor that looks like one if the rooms being used for breakfast. Coffee and biscuits are served. Recommended that you go out for breakfast. The rooms are clean and the staff are friendly. Checking and checkout are easy.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank LAM3DE
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the Nags Head Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will return soon.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

I just needed a place to spend the night on my quick ride through the Outer Banks, and the NHI fit the bill. Staff was friendly, competent and knowledgable about the area, the room was clean and fresh, the beach was there, the location was convenient to restaurants etc. I would definitely consider this property again if I was planning a longer stay. The price-included breakfast was marginal however.

Room Tip: They are all pretty much the same except for view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rwbloch
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Nags Head Inn. Our central location in Nags Head does make it convenient for our guests to get to the restaurants and local attractions and we are glad that you enjoyed your time here. Although we do not offer a complete breakfast, we do provide our guests with juice, coffee, tea, Danish and the fresh made sweet potato biscuits (with or without ham) each morning.
We are glad that you chose to stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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guysville
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Inn was clean. Staff was very nice and helpful (front desk, pool cleaners, maids). Room was clean and smelled good. We had 2nd floor balcony ocean view. While sitting you could see dunes and distant ocean, it still was nice. Our kids were thrilled.
We did not try the sweet potato biscuits.
Pool was small.
They had outside access to bathrooms, water hose, and showers to help rinse from the beach- great!!
The hotel was very close to the beach- walking distance.
The only downside- rooms were small, especially the bathrooms. Thought it was overpriced for the size.
We will return to the Inn if we have the chance.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank tracy r
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for your review of your stay at the Nags Head Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay with us again.

Sue Hogan
General manager
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is our third stay at the Nags Head Inn this year. My husband and I enjoy the quietness of the hotel, great location and the beach just steps away from the hotel. We always request an oceanfront room as we enjoy the fabulous view and sitting out sipping our wine or coffee. There is plenty of parking, most of which is covered. The rooms are very clean, smell good and do not reak of sand, salt or smoke. The staff is friendly and although we did not have any issues with our stay, I am sure they would have done what was necessary to correct the problem. The beds are comfortable with decent linens for a nice stay. The bathroom has been partially updated with new counter tops, sinks toilets and wallpaper. I would suspect the next step to being the hotel up to date would be to replace the older tubs, showers, faucets, and lighting in the guest bathrooms. I would like to see softer, non-flourecent lighting in the bathrooms with a larger tub. The furniture is decent but is not new. Housekeeping is friendly and ready to get to work and make up rooms as soon as you are ready for it. The microwave and fridge are nice and work fine. No continental breakfast at this hotel, however the sweet potato ham biscuits are decent. We prefer to ride up to the close Dunkin Donuts or have a big breakfast at nearby Grits and Grill. We like Pizza from Dare Devil Pizza and it is only a few miles down the beach road should you want to stay in and enjoy yur vacay on premises. For a nice dinner out, we chose Tale of the Whale for fresh seafood and to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary this past Friday.

Great value for a nice, quiet vacation. Bree at the front desk was very friendly and accommodated a request for an oceanfront room when we first had only found online a street side room. Wile it was a considerable upgrade in price, it was so worth it!
We also enjoyed the pool, us deck and hot tub- clean, not crowded and perfect to get out of the sun.

Room Tip: Request an oceanfront room on the fourth or fifth floor for the best view. Room 515 that we did stay...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank muziktchr
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Nags Head Inn. We are all glad that you enjoyed your time here and liked this year's renovations. I am glad that we were able to get you into that oceanfront room - relaxing on the balcony overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean makes that coffee or wine even more enjoyable.
Thank you for choosing the Nags Head Inn. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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2 Thank Jeff B
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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
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 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
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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Property: Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
Address: 4701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9295
Phone Number:
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 Romantic Hotel in Nags Head
#3 Family 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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