I chose the Ocracoke Harbor Inn because of it's great location with a view of Silver Lake but mostly because of the short walking distance to most of the shopping and dining on the main road. The agent suggested one of the cottages with a magnificent view of the Sound. We did not need all the room of the cottage but it sounded good for the same price so we took it. When we arrived we found out it was not on the same property as the Inn, but almost a mile away. It also did not include the breakfast or housekeeping, other things that were not mentioned. The cottage was fairly new and very nice and you could walk to the beach on the Sound, but this is not at all what we wanted and were really mad about the "bait and switch" routine. It is probably harder to rent these so maybe they push them in this manner. If I had all the information I never would have booked this. Of course everything was sold out and non-cancelable there was nothing I could do (also she didn't tell be that until she charged my card for the deposit upon booking). When I returned my keys at checkout I told the agent that there was no dishwasher detergent, she was rude and immediately got on the phone to the housekeeper, never even asking if we had a nice stay. Wow! Think we will ever stay there again?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ocracoke Harbor Inn overlooks picturesque Silver Lake Harbor in the heart of the Village. Enjoy the scenery from your private deck or relax at water's edge on the docks. The Inn's beautifully appointed 16 rooms and 7 suites provide for a delightful and relaxing vacation surrounded in uncompromising luxury. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast on the waterfront deck and watch the fishing boats depart for the day. Then kick off your shoes and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ocracoke Harbor Hotel Ocracoke