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“Best beachfront hotel in Nags Head”
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Surf Side Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was our second year in a row staying at the Surf Side and we had another outstanding visit. For a beachfront hotel, you cannot beat the cleanliness and the overall value. The location is great, towards the southern end of Nags Head and very close to some great restaurants such as Millers Waterfront and Blue Moon Beach Grill. And you can take a short stroll over to Scammell's Corner Surf Shop & Ice Cream Parlor for a sweet treat. But more about the hotel itself...we had a great oceanfront loft room up on the 4th floor. Maid service was outstanding - head down to the free continental breakfast in the AM, come up and get dressed for the beach, head out mid morning and put the maid service hangtag on the door, and come back around 1-2pm to get refreshed and always find the room fresh and clean. Indoor and outdoor pool + hot-tub was great for the kids too. Beach was nice and clean and right there! Also convenient to Jeannette's Pier. We will definitely return to Surf Side!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Dan W
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I cancelled a room we booked at another hotel based on the Trip Advisors reviews and I was not disappointed. I called to inquire about booking and Shannon was extremely helpful. We stayed over Labor Day weekend and while the hotel had no vacancies, it did not feel too crowded. The hotel is old but it is obvious that it is well maintained and super clean. The breakfast was good- the fresh fruit was a bonus. Thank you for the great experience. We will be back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jill J
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was our 10th year staying at the Surfside Hotel, and the experience is never unsatisfactory. The staff is always pleasant to deal with. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished. The property is well cared for, with many amenities to enjoy. We would never consider staying at a different hotel/motel.

Room Tip: The upper floor rooms have lofts, which are good if you are bringing children. Obviously, the ocean...
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Will be back again and again! Very clean room....front desk friendly. Great hot breakfast with fresh sliced fruit....strawberries, mangos, pineapple....what a phenomonal hotel. Shampoo soaps lotion conditioner so on were really good quality....more than expected.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Amberlyn0804
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had never been to the Outer Banks before and investigated where to stay, choosing the Surf Side Hotel because of the great reviews. We were not disappointed and enjoyed our room and the facility. We had an ocean front room with rocking chairs on the balcony. Surf Side was a perfect location for us. Linda, Todd, Ralph, Laura, Larry, and Shannon at the front desk were always so friendly and several of them gave great recommendations for dinner each night. Tasha and her daughter Janasia serviced our room every day and always gave it a special touch. Elizabeth in the breakfast room kept all the food fresh and it was a pleasure to have breakfast there each morning. We would highly recommend the Surf Side for anyone looking for great hospitality. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

For the first time my Family and I decided we would spend our Summer vacation at "The Outer Banks". We were not disappointed after finding such a beautiful,quiet place I don't know if we will ever go back to Myrtle Beach.We depended totally on the reviews that were posted to pick a hotel in the area. We would definately stay at Surf Side again but there were a couple of things that would have made our stay there better. First of all we paid for an ocean front kitchen suite (Room 526) and when we got to our room the whole ocean front was completely obscured by a large sand dune ...my husband and I feel this should have been told to us upon booking the room(and I did book with a live person at that hotel) in other words we paid for something that we did not get ! One other thing there is very limited counter space in the bathroom to sat out toiletrie items . Other than these two things things were great. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need for cooking.The hotel is very clean and the staff is very friendly and efficient .

Room Tip: Best Rooms in main building upper floors.
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at the Surfside on several occasions over the last 10 years. I would not stay anywhere else on OBX. The entire staff is awesome. Rooms are extremely clean, pools and beach beautiful. Wonderful continental breakfast.

Room Tip: Ask for a south side room. You get a view of the pool and ocean.
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Additional Information about 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 Best Value Hotel in Nags Head
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
#1 Family Hotel in Nags Head
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nags Head
Price Range: $98 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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