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Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Stafford, Virginia
1 review
“Great Motel...Great People!!!!”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

I was just at the Inn on October 27th 2013. This was my second stay. This is a superior Inn to stay with. The rooms are super clean and most comfortable...but what really impressed me was the staff. The clerks were great to deal with. I was there for a wedding in South Nags Head and needed an early check in...they went out of their way to see that i got into the room early, and everything was perfect. But here is what really impressed me...after checking in , I forgot my credit card, leaving it at the front desk...I went about my business for a few hours and when i came back into the lobby the clerk called me over and handed me my card!! I had not even missed it, Anyways the two ladies had secured the card and returned it as soon as i walked in...I couldnt thank them enough. HONEST PEOPLE!!. In todays society you would like to think this would be the norm but unfortunately it's not alot of the time. Thanks TY and BREE for being such great people. I will always stay with you guys when im in the OBX!!

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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Thank you for the review of your recent stay at the Nags Head Inn Oceanfront. We are all pleased that you had such a positive experience and we look forward to your next visit.

Sue Hogan
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Byron, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We spent 5 nights at the Nags Head Inn in September 2013. We had a 5th floor ocean view room that I would definitely recommend. The view as you open your door and see the ocean out a wall of windows is just spectacular. The room was very nice and the bed was comfortable. We loved being able to open the window and hear the ocean. It has a balcony but be warned the balcony is very small. We had no problems with wifi. The staff was wonderful and everyone from the front desk to the maids greeted us each time they saw us. It is an older hotel, but fairly well kept up. The location is convenient to Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, and Roanoke Island. The one negative is the breakfast. They have sweet potato biscuits and pastries. That's it. While the biscuits are good, after two days we went in search of breakfast elsewhere. Breakfast aside, I would definitely recommend the Nags Head Inn.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
We are glad that you enjoyed your time at the Nags Head Inn Oceanfront and that fantastic view of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your time on the Outer Banks. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Meh, nothing exciting here. The beach proximity is nice; the facility is basic. It is a bit threadbare and could use a little update. Staff are cheerful and helpful. Nags Head is home to many shops and has a great many rental options: bikes, sup, surf boards, etc. Restaurants are convenient and nearby. The noise from small refrigerators is a pet peeve of mine, I'm sure others appreciate the convenience.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
We are glad that your interactions with members of our staff were pleasant and informative - we all enjoy sharing our knowledge of the many great places in the Nags Head area to visit, eat, play & shop with our guests. Thank you for staying with us.

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

The bed was comfortable, the sheets soft, able to open the window to feel the ocean breeze. The beach was close, easy to get to, and a nice beach. The waves were fun. The breakfast they provided wasn't up to par for us so we went elsewhere. The people that run the hotel were all very nice. We would stay again if we were to go back.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Nags Head Inn Oceanfront. We are glad that you were happy during your stay here and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit the Outer Banks.

Sue Hogan.
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

I was very pleased with my stay at the NagsHead Inn. We were there from 9/25 to 9/29/13 for my nephew's wedding. From the time we checked in to the time we checked out the staff was very friendly every time you walked through the front door. They were also helpful bringing up a roll away bed at 12:00 midnight with no problem. The rooms were clean and we stayed street side since we weren't going to be in the room that much we thought we would save some money by not staying on the ocean side. I would go back and stay at that place anytime. The only thing is I think you need to replace the double beds with queen size beds because when people are use to sleeping in queen sizes the double is to small. Think about changing that one thing. Oh and the bathroom too need redone to small. It was hard getting ready with 3 in the room trying to do your hair. It just needs a little rearranging. Otherwise loved staying there. I would highly recommend it very much! :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your review of your recent stay at the Nags Head Inn Oceanfront. Quite a few people plan their destination wedding for the Outer Banks and our central location makes the hotel a great choice for their guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your weekend here and hope to have you come back again soon.

Sue Hogan
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights to extend a week long stay in one of those mansions...thought the tranistion might be hard but it was a great place to stay! Room was very nice, ocean view was beautiful, beach was great!!! my only comment would be to stay as high up as you can to get a better beach view....
We didn't need the staff at all, only went thru the lobby on our check-in and our check-out as our room was at the end of the hall by the steps which was extremely conveinent!! down a couple flights of steps to our car to get our beach chairs and other stuff out and right to the beach access!! The cleaning staff were very good at seeing when you left to get to your room right away! I would stay here again!!! Thanks for the memories Nags Head!!!

Room Tip: Higher floors to obtain a better beach view(not talking about the ocean view...that was fabulous) an...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your review of your stay at the Nags Head Inn Oceanfront. We are glad that you chose to stay with us to extend your vacation time on the Outer Banks - once you are here it is hard to leave this beautiful area isn't it? We hope to have you visit with us again soon.

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BELLINGHAM
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We picked this hotel because it had a great cancellation policy, and was right on the water. We were on a long roadtrip from the Boston area and did not want to take the chance of a big storm...and paying for a room we could not use.

So the location is good, but you pay more to be up high enough on the beach side to see the waves as there are large dunes between the hotel and the beach. The pictures you see are not accurate of a flat beach with hotel on the beach. So we paid more or this and it was nice to sleep with the window open and hear the waves. The room was average. Continental breakfast was lame, weak coffee and pastries. We went there the first day and then did not bother after that.

We did like the hot tub - you could be in the hot tub, and feel the breeze from the water, so nice combination of warm and cool. Also, in general location was good - lots of great food in the area and plenty of services.

Issues: Our TV kept flicking off and on for 2 seconds when we were trying to watch a football game. We should have called down, but it was late. The next night it did it again and we figured out it was related to the small refrigerator going on and off. We discovered all of the appliances on one side of the room were plugged into one weak power strip. Fire hazard there? We unplugged the fridge and the TV stopped doing it. We mentioned this when we checked out and they knew about this - sort of lame!

Also, we had yellow water from the taps the morning we were leaving - also mentioned this and they told us they are "still working the kinks out". Not sure what that means to clean water....they suggested we run the water longer, we did - there was no change so we skipped the shower.

Anyway for $150 room, I expect better in the off season. I rated average, but I would look for a hotel that was better for the money.

Room Tip: If you want to see the waves you need to be on floor 3 or above.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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innkeeperNagsHeadNC, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
We are sorry that you were not completely satisfied with your stay with us. The topography of the beach changes constantly depending on the tide, the wind ,the season and many other factors. These natural changes caused by the dynamics of the weather here are a big part of life on the Outer Banks.
We have not had any other comments concerning the water discoloration and I cannot see any sign of a problem now but I will have our maintenance staff check on it.
We are glad that you did enjoy our central location, indoor hot tub and the beautiful ocean view.

Sue Hogan
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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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