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“Great get-away at the Surf Side” 4 of 5 stars
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Surf Side Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6701 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959   |  
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Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great get-away at the Surf Side”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Just spent the Labor Day weekend at the Surf Side. Rooms are clean and nicely decorated. Staff is friendly. We stayed in a room with a jacuzzi and ocean view in the building next to the main building. Room was on the first floor so you couldn't see the beach over the dunes unless you were standing up. Beds are firm. Enjoyed a complimentary bottle of champagne in our fridge on our first night. Wine and snacks were served in the lobby both nights that we were there. Free breakfast in the morning with all the expected offerings: bagels, English muffins, pastries, cereal and fresh fruit. They also had biscuits with sausage gravy that my husband enjoyed. Would definitely go back again. We had a wonderful weekend!

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

It's easy to see why people return to Surf Side year after year. The hotel is attractive, the staff is friendly and attentive, the beds are comfortable, the rooms are clean and the location is convenient, epsecially if you're planning to visit Roanoke Island or the southern end of the Outer Banks. The breakfast was much nicer than I expected and having a partial view of the ocean and Jennette's Pier was a treat.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Winsted, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Any problem or question you have, the staff can help you. The best thing about this hotel is it is no smoking in the rooms or on the decks. It was great falling to sleep with the waves crashing against the shore.

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Surf Side while we were in Nags Head for the OBX Half Marathon in November 2012. We had an excellent, excellent stay! You couldn't beat the price and our room was great and exactly what we needed. The hotel and grounds were very nice and very, very clean. We stayed in the main building (north tower) and had a pool view on the second floor. I would definitely reccomend the pool view because it really seemed like an ocean view, but was less expensive. Beds were comfortable, housekeeping had our room clean before noon, room was very clean. There was a small (dorm size) fridge and microwave which was nice. Although we didn't take advantage due to our schedule, they offered a wine tasting Saturday afternoon and had a continental breakfast in the mornings. We plan to stay here again for next year's race.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Watkinsville, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stayed at Surf Side in November on 2nd floor oceanfront. First trip to OBX and loved it!! Hotel was extremely clean and staff was very helpful and friendly. Photos on the website don't do it justice. Expected a much older-looking hotel, but everything was better than expected. Continental breakfast was good. Kids loved it. Location is near Jeanette's Pier which is beautiful. Would definitely stay there again.

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Southern MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This was our second trip down to the Surfside, and it is the only hotel I will stay at in the Outer Banks. It is a quiet, peaceful hotel with a beautiful view of the ocean. The staff is very helpful and polite. I can't wait to go back again!

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1 Thank Tom B
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Whitsett, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This hotel was in the perfect location for the OBX marathon. It was convenient to both the start and finish lines of the half-marathon. The room was clean and neat when we arrived. I loved having the full kitchen so I could eat breakfast before the run. I will definitely stay here when I come back for next year's race. Clean, affordable, convenient, comfortable and very friendly staff. Thank you!

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Property: Surf Side Hotel
Address: 6701 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
#1 Family Hotel in Nags Head
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Side Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST LOCATION, BEST VIEWS, BEST STAFF, BEST ROOMS, and the BEST VALUE! We are #1 on the Outer Banks because we know what our guests want and we strive hard to give it to them every day. Since 1984 our family owned and operated hotel has been making first time visitors long term guests with our Carolina Hospitality coupled with our exceptionally clean and well appointed rooms. We look forward to having you as our next guest. ... more   less 
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