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“Great hotel in Nags Head” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Surf Side Hotel

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Surf Side Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great hotel in Nags Head”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

Being from Pennsylvania, we usually vacation in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and stay at Avenue Inn. We decided this year to vacation in Nags Head as we haven't been to NC for a number of years and, of course, decided to stay at Avenue Inn's "sister" hotel, Surf Side. It was a great decision! Both Surf Side and Avenue Inn offer everything from great front desk service, excellent housekeeping, and a wonderful variety of breakfast foods -- sure to suit everyone's tastebuds. At Surf Side we had a 3rd floor Oceanside room overlooking the outdoor pool with a wonderful view of the ocean. How wonderful it was to sit out on the balcony watching the waves and breathing in the fresh salt air. The indoor pool and spa are also another added luxury we took advantage of during our stay. There are many good restaurants within a short driving distance and two ice cream shops within walking distance. We enjoyed the afternoon wine and snack selection and met many nice couples from other states. If you are visiting either the OBX or Rehoboth Beach, DE, definitely make Surf Side and Avenue Inn your choice of hotels. You'll be glad you did!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cabot, Arkansas
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

From check in to check out, this place was great. Allowed us to park our bikes in the covered garage (bad storms in area). Had an ocean side room, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved sitting out on the balcony, listening to the waves and reading. Room decor was a little old, but clean and very comfortable. Indoor pool (a little strong on chlorine) & hot tub made for a relaxing evening.
Hotel was in a good location and close to some really good restaurants and fishing off the pier. Would happily return here if we are in the OBX again and will definitely recommend it to friends/family

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Merrimack, NH
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384 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

Spring is an interesting time-- the weather can be good or not so good-- but location at Surf Side right on the ocean is nice. Just walk out and there you are on the beach. The b'fast was nice-- good selection of breads, hard boiled eggs, cereal and pastries. The attendant for most of our stay was great-- the sub fixed her own coffee and b'fast while getting my coffee. Front desk staff was nice-- getting towels for pool and/or beach was from front desk without a clear where do we return the signed out towels. Rooms offer space and additional seating,. Overall very clean, comfortable, quiet and good location. The snacks and wine carafes selection was nice in the late afternoon. This was our first visit to Outer Banks-- in Nags Head with not many quality choices for a hotel -- Surf Side is a sure bet.

Room Tip: Ocean front is the way to go-- 3rd floor was nice. Some ocean view rooms near ocean side have la...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hr1313
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

The Surf Side Hotel turned out to be the perfect spot for a weekend in early April. Although it wasn't "beach" weather, the location of this hotel served our purposes perfectly. It was close to the Wright Brother's Memorial, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Tanger Outlet, and the bridge over the sound to Roanoke Island and Manteo. We stayed in a large room with a kitchen area. The room was located on the side of the building with an ocean view, but not oceanfront. This, as well as other details about the room, was clearly listed in the description online. We were pleased with our choice.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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new jersey
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

great hotel right on the beach. very clean, which is always a plus for me. no pets, another plus for me. staff was very friendly and helpful. good location.
breakfast was good. fresh fruit cut up was a added feature. coffee could have been better, but only because I like a stronger brew. we will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: we stayed on the south side looking down the beach and pool on the third floor.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank spigadore
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

My wife and I decided on the spur of the moment to go to the Outer Banks, NC on a last minute getaway. We stayed at the Surf Side the previous year and decided to return. I did not have a reservation but they had availability. I let them know that I was a returning guest and that we stayed here the previous year. They had us in their system. I had to ask for the loyalty discount and was assigned a room in the main building on the 2nd floor next to the elevator. We had a view of the parking lot and north beach. It was very windy and cold. The beach access was blocked by sand and the door that leads to beach access was locked because of the high winds. We were not informed of this on check in. Although it was a pleasant stay, we did not feel the room was of the same quality as the previous stay. There was debris on the floor in the room when we checked in, the hinges on the bathroom door were rusty, and the towel hook in the bathroom was broken off. We tried the continental breakfast and it was adequate. The common areas need some attention. I will consider this hotel on future visits.

Room Tip: Ocean side rooms have a better view if they are closer to the ocean. Choose a room that faces the s...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BoydN568
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Maryland
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46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed at the Surf Side Hotel for a long weekend getaway...same building, same exact room number as last year and we'll be back next year for sure. Our room was clean just like last year and the oceanfront views were oh so perfect. We tried the continental breakfast this year and it was better than many we've had. I particularly enjoyed the hot cream-chipped beef and fresh biscuits. Thanks Surf Side for the wonderful customer service and relaxing accommodations.

Room Tip: Go for the Oceanfront Jacuzzi Suite in the South Building...you won't be disappointed!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 Family Hotel in Nags Head
#1 On the Beach 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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