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Surf Side Hotel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Excellent find with beautiful beachfront views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

My husband, 8 year old son and 13 year old daughter were looking for a clean, reasonably priced hotel with ocean front views the night before Thanksgiving. After checking reviews on line we called to check availability and we checked in a few hours later. At 9pm we were greeted by a friendly front desk clerk who was extremely accommodating! He upgraded us to a ocean view room with a king size bed and a pull out sofa. We asked for a cot and he provided us with a roll away bed for our son for free! Rooms were clean, king size bed was very comfortable and the balcony view over looking the ocean was breath taking! There was a very decent free continental breakfast provided in a clean dining area. We were so impressed with how friendly and accommodating hotel staff was and even in 50 degree weather the out door pool was open and the grounds crew was vacuuming the pool! We will definitely stay here again in the warmer months and would highly recommend this hotel! Location was perfect to local restaurants and shopping.

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Cascade, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We love to visit the Outer Banks in December when it's calm and everything and everyone is more relaxed. It's wonderful to sleep and awaken to the sounds of the surf; the A/C unit noise level was very low, so we could still hear the surf (with the sliding door closed when desired.) Surf Side Hotel offers clean, fresh, comfortable accomodations, and the staff is very friendly.
(A fellow caffiene afficiando staff member very understandingly and very readily swapped out the decaf coffee packets in our room for 'high-test' regular caffeine, bless him.)
We'll be back.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Very comfortable stay hotel is right on the beach and very pleasant. Great weekend getaway.
I definitely will be back nice friendly staff. We had a great time visiting the island and seeing the sites.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We were impressed by the spacious accommodations and the absolute cleanliness of our 2nd floor room. We had an impressive ocean view and appreciated the easy access to the beach for our daily walks. Without exception the staff were very friendly and accommodating -- they do a GREAT JOB. Complimentary cookies and hot cider in the lobby mid-day and wine and dry snacks in the late afternoon were a nice touch after hiking/sight-seeing all day. You can't beat the value of this property (especially in the off-season!) We highly recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in Nags Head, NC!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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North East, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

A very nice, clean , quiet stay during the off season. The staff (Larry and Todd) were most courteous, friendly and professional. The rooms were quite nice, clean and well appointed.
The internet service was quite acceptable, and the selection of rooms was quite varied with a room to fit almost any taste and budget. I would not hesitate to recommend (already have) this hotel to friends. It was a most enjoyable off- season stay in Nags Head NC. And Johnathan gave quite an impressive performance.

Room Tip: Many options available to fit any budget (off -season). We had a 3d floor Ocean View (side of bldg...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We cannot compliment the staff highly enough for the excellent service we receive every time we visit. The rooms are always clean, are constantly being renovated, and the owners and staff are very aware of the kind of service it takes to keep guests coming back. It is truly a joy to stay here.

Room Tip: For the best view on the coast, get an oceanfront room on the third or fourth floor.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Chester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

My husband and I normally stay at a place close by. They were close for remodeling/maintenance and we had to choose some place else. We were blessed with our choice - not having any idea where we were headed.
This is our new 1st choice. Everyone was friendly and helpful, everything was clean, the afternoon gathering was fun and we met a lovely couple from Maryland, and the breakfast was wonderful. What a beautiful of the ocean. Can't wait to go again!

Room Tip: Our room faced the water, was quiet and what a view.
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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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