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“A Fair Value Right on the Beach”

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Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
E. TN
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80 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A Fair Value Right on the Beach”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I paid $137/night for a two-queen room for a Fri. and Sat night in August, on the side away from the ocean.

The room was well-appointed, though the bathroom was tiny. The beds were comfortable but the pillows were foam and had the consistency of soft rocks. If you're accustomed to feather pillows, bring your own.

The hotel has dish (not cable) TV and the signal regularly (every few seconds) would drop out and the image would flicker. Even worse, every few minutes the in-room refrigerator would cycle on and the TV would turn off for a couple of seconds. It needed an isolated power supply.

The non-ocean side of the hotel is fronted by a busy (noisy) road and lots of street lighting. This makes sleeping a challenge. The drapes helped, but the room still was not dark.

I had a couple of interactions with the housekeepers and they were the friendliest maids I have ever dealt with. :-)

Finally, the breakfast is small but OK. It did not have any hot items nor the standard Belgian waffles.

Access to the beach was ver convenient.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the ocean side. They are quieter and exposed to less outside lighting.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Nags Head Inn. We are sorry that you had issues with your TV service. If you had let us know of the problem we could have had maintenance check it. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your interaction with members of our housekeeping staff. They do a great job and enjoy helping our guests in any way that they can.

Thank you for choosing the Nags Head Inn oceanfront for your weekend on the Outer Banks. We hope to see you again soon.

Sue Hogan
General Manager
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Enfield, New Hampshire
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We spent one night in the Nags Head Inn during our first trip to the Outer Banks. It was clean, comfortable and the staff very helpful and friendly. The indoor pool is refreshing but needs some cosmetic updating. Those are just minor issues though.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for the review of your stay at the Nags Head Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will stay with us again when you come back to visit the Outer Banks.

Sue Hogan
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Suitland, Maryland
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

3 night stay at Nags Head Inn, the hotel was clean, room was very clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly. I will definitely stay here again. Loved the front desk clerk, Im sorry I cant remember her name but she was a blast!!!!! I was even allowed to check in early which was a bonus after a 5 1/2 mile drive!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us at the Nags Head Inn. Our staff enjoys interacting with our guests and we all hope to make you feel right at home here. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Sue Hogan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Hotel was SUPER clean, free parking, friendly staff and steps to the beach. Very convenient location to Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills. Great value too. Limited breakfast but free coffee, juice biscuits, danish. Will be Back!

Room Tip: Ocean side is more expensive, but all rooms are steps to the beach so you can save some money on non...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Nags Head Inn for your recent stay on the Outer Banks. Our central location does make traveling to the area attractions and restaurants easier so you can have more beach time! We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again.

Sue Hogan
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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

I'd definitely stay here again. The indoor pool and hot tub were a nice bonus. The rooms are not luxurious, but perfectly comfortable for my family of four. I was really impressed with the friendly and helpful staff. Check-out and check-in very easy.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank DurhamTerp
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Nags Head Inn. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you and your family again soon.

Sue Hogan
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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Three night stay with a friend to celebrate our birthdays. Room was very clean even with all the sand to deal with daily. Plenty of towels and enjoyed the sweet potato biscuits for breakfast. The beach was peaceful and away from all the commercialism-if you are coming to enjoy the beach this is my favorite. Price is good for a vacation spot-liked the quick service at the desk as well. Also liked it is in the middle of everything no matter what way you want to go to enjoy the Outer Banks!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Thank you for the review of your recent stay at the Nags Head Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your time here and hope that you will return soon.

PS Happy Belated Birthday!

Sue Hogan
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is not a 4 star hotel!! It's clean, has great views of the ocean, and isn't right next to any other hotels.... Though the main tourist area is only about a mile away, and the beach is just steps away! Overall a good experience. I don't see why anyone could give bad ratings based on the experience I had.

  • Stayed August 2013
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. As you noted, the Nags Head Inn is located in a quiet area of Nags Head but is still close to all of the area attractions and of course we are just steps away from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront

Property: Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
Address: 4701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9295
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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