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“Nice Place in Nags Head” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Surf Side Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Swansboro
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice Place in Nags Head”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

I recently spent on night at Seaside with a group of birders. Staff was very accommodating and welcoming. It's a pretty place with ocean views from every room. It was too cold for the beach, but the staff gave us a warm welcome, and a nice wine and snacks gathering in the evening. My room was pretty, with good amenities, and sparkling clean - which is top priority in my book. Breakfast was plentiful with some healthy choices. I would certainly stay here again when in Nags Head.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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Clifton, Virginia
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

For me, a trip to the Outer Banks is all about peace and quiet. That's why I love Surf Side. I know I'll have the most beautiful beach to stroll, and the jolliest of dolphins leaping in the waves right outside my window. I'll be treated like a queen, getting way more than my money's worth. My room will be stylish, comfortable and sparkling clean. I'll have a delicious, free breakfast every morning. I'll enjoy the pools and incredible jacuzzi (love the way the crystal-clear pool water does not burn my skin and eyes with chlorine!). And as if all that weren't enough, there's also a discount for returning guests. Yes, there are lot of choices in the Nags Head area. But my vacation time is so precious that I want to treat myself to the best quality and value in town. Don't you?

Room Tip: If you love the waves, the birds, the dolphins and the incredible sunrises . . . you'll get the...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank K W
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

My husband, mother-in-law, and I stayed at this hotel for one night in late November 2012, and we were very happy with our two rooms. We had oceanfront rooms, and it was a joy to see the waves, the birds, and the beach from our balconies during the morning.

The rooms were super clean, spacious, with half-height refrigerators and coffeemakers. Bath amenities included paraben-free and phthalate-free products, which is a big plus! The balcony doors were well sealed when closed, providing a quiet night's sleep without hearing the ocean's roar. A free continental breakfast buffet had plenty of fresh fruit, cereals, breads, bagels, eggs, coffee, and juices to keep us going for until lunch.

The only reason I did not give this a rating of 5 out of 5 is that the bathtubs could use handrails or handgrabbers; my mother-in-law is spry but she thinks that having something to grab onto while getting in and out of the tub would be helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great hotel for business travelers that offers all the amenities of most major brand hotels. Rooms are clean, spacious, and offer guests a relaxing environment. Friendly staff that greet you by first name. I will definitely be returning to this charm in Nags Head.

Room Tip: Consider booking an oceanfront room when staying at the Surf Side.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank OnTheGox2
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Wytheville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We arrived at SurfSide about 4 PM on Jan. 2nd, 2013. We were greeted by the man who made us feel immediately welcome and offerred to help us in any way. We asked about the roads south to near Frisco. He sought the latest info by phone and called us as we entered our 3rd floor room (balconies looking south AND east) to tell us the Nags Head police saaid the roads were 100%^ clear all the way; great news. The room was all that we remembered from last year's visit, and more: spotless, clean, the air was fresh, and the views (2) were wonderful!! We grabbed a glass of wine and returned to our room to enjoy the views. Then: off to adventures!

Ditto next morning- drove north seeking breakfast then south to Frisco (wwhere our favorite beakfast place was closed - oh, well. Bacck to Pea Island for s nice stroll, then naps, then wine to enjoy the view. That evening we were late, happy hour was over, but the same very pleasant fellow opened the bar for 1 glass of (or 2) wine.

Next morning was our last day- breakfast at the hotel, packed up, and bid farewell to he same nice guy at the front desk. All was ready: he simply handed us our statement (100% accurate, of course) and wished us safe travel AND qquick return!

Room Tip: We recommend asking for 3rd-floor-and-up, with 2 balconies, looking east AND (north or south: your c...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom S
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Apex, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

I was in town on business and was referred this hotel from another that I usually stay but was being remodeled. I was very pleased not only with the service but the nice rooms! I will now make this my regular stop when in town.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John P
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San Jose, California
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed in the ocean view king loft and could not have been more pleased. The room was very clean with lots of little extras that made our stay very pleasant -- from wine in the afternoon (in the lobby) to the amenities in the room. It is evident that they put a lot of effort into keeping the hotel updated and comparable to bigger hotel chains (like Marriott and Hilton) but at very reasonable rates.

Room Tip: Restaurant and room service are not applicable. However, there is a fabulous restaurant just down t...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OnTheMove229
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Additional Information about Surf Side Hotel

Property: Surf Side Hotel
Address: 6701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9119
Phone Number:
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
#1 Best Value 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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