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“A great value!”
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Surf Side Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
“A great value!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Don't let the small lobby scare you!! The room was standard US hotel dimensions. Bathroom nicely remodeled, well stocked with towels, and CLEAN. The beds are VERY firm and linens were CLEAN !! Didnt make it over to the indoor pool, but the outdoor one looked just fine!

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Edenton, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

As an "extended local" (only live 60 miles from the beach) I have stayed at most of the motels on the Outer Banks..the Surf Side is my favorite, by far. The staff is always friendly and eager to serve, the rooms are always clean and well kept, the linens are always clean and not over used before replacement. My wife and I stay at the Surf Side at least two times per year and occasionally more and we have never been dissappointed in the experience. Even though I am an occasional cigar smoker I am pleased that this is now an entirely non-smoking motel (you cannot even smoke on the balconies), and if I want to look at the ocean and smoke my evening cigar they have provided a nice deck spot to accomodate.
We have stayed in most every type of room that is provided, but my favorite is the oceanfront superior..with two balconies, both of which provide ocean views.
Surf Side is well worth the price and we recommend it highly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Little Neck, New York
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

We came here as part of our destinations during our wedding anniversary, plus during a family reunion of our kids and grandkids. Prior to meeting them in Myrtle Beach, the two of us stayed at the Surf Side in Nags Head, what a lovely stay. If you think you're getting the Hilton On The Beach, you're wrong, this is more down to earth and real. Ocean view room, some wine during "meet and greet" cocktail hour, gorgeous balcony view and relaxing night. Small but perfect pool to the side of the hotel, and the beach, steps away. On top of that, our hosts (Michaila and Larry) were thoughtful enough to remember that it was indeed our 25th wedding anniversary, and they added a lovely bottle of champagne and two Surf Side wine glasses to our room prior to check-in. We were truly touched by that extra sentimental and thoughtful gesture. You will love this place.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gloucester, Virginia
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

We make the Thanksgiving weekend one of our annual getaways each year. The Surf Side is our favorite place to stay thsi time of year. Surf Side is always very clean, they have real nice people managing the facility, it's a great location and has great views of the ocean with great room rates. We reserve for the next stay when checking out each visit. Surf Side is a first rate Hotel, by far the best in OBX,.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We went for a long weekend during the off season. We stayed in a top floor corner suite. It had 3, yes 3 balconys, with views of the ocean from each one. The staff was very friendly, the room clean and spacious. We really enjoyed the indoor pool and jacuzzi! I would highly rec this hotel to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Outter Banks!

Room Tip: The top floor in the north building is the best location!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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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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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.

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms have a nice view for a reasonable price.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Surf Side Hotel
Address: 6701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9119
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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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