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“Great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roanoke Island Inn

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Roanoke Island Inn
Ranked #3 of 10 Manteo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

It was perfectly located in Manteo. Made it very easy to explore downtown Mateo. We stayed in Room 4, which had a very nice view of the sound.

The only down side I would have to say was that our shower made some really loud squeals when turning on. Not a huge problem but I would advise not taking a shower late at night. Might wake up the other rooms.

Room Tip: Room 4 had a beautiful view of the sound.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Very well located in Manteo for relatives attending a wedding. Rooms were very clean and well decorated. Large living room with kitchen area where we could eat continental breakfast and visit. A variety of books and magazines were available for guests. There were snacks and cold drinks in the kitchen area for our enjoyment throughout our stay. The hospitality and friendliness of the staff were excellent. They were very accommodating to our needs. Large porch with rocking chairs was wonderful to catch the breeze and gather to visit. Great location close to restaurants, shopping and walking and biking trails. We would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Manteo.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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 wvcutie
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Linden, Va
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

A big thanks to the staff at the Roanoke Island Inn. Dee was so great in helping to arrange this special trip.
They were fabulous hosts and helped to make our family trip very special, including a special treat for my mother. They helped to plan our family's surprise my mother who was already staying at the Inn with a new car!
The location of the Inn is great, right on the water in the heart of downtown Manteo. Great walking town and very easy to take a car ride over the bridge to the beaches and restaurants in Nags Head. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Some with water views, some with garden views. The Bungalow makes a great stay for a small family. Breakfasts foods available in the kitchen each morning. Great to make plates and take back to your room/Bungalow, or eat in the common areas of the Inn.
Our family took a dolphin tour with Capt Johnny's which was great fun. After coming to the Outer Banks every year for the past 14 years, we had never done that. We took some great pictures.
Lunch at Poor Richards (pulled pork sandwich is terrific) and Big Al's was great. Our usuals for dinner: Kelly's (must try the Filet Oscar and the sweet potato biscuits), Port O'Call, Owen's, Pamlico Jack's. All with great seafood options as well as typical American fare.
Our family is looking forward to another trip to the OBX in September, staying oceanfront in Avon on Hatteras Island and possibly making a Fall trip to the Roanoke!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank danimarie02
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New York, New York, United States
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Our two 6 year olds and my wife and I had a lovely week staying in this Inn. It's location is perfect One can walk to all kinds of charming spots in this charming old town and historic areas and it's just a 10 minute drive to the most beautiful beach you can believe at Coquina Beach. And the Innkeeper is charming helpful cheerful and a delight. Great!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris D
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Fairfax, Virginia
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

My boyfriend, sister, and I stayed at the Croatan Cottage July 15-18, 2012, and we had a wonderful time. This cottage is a recent addition to the owners of the Roanoke Island Inn--also a very nice place to stay, but if you are looking for a home all to yourselves, I highly recommend the Croatan Cottage. This is a Sears and Roebuck craftman-style home with beautiful period furnishings and woodwork. The cottage is larger inside than you would think from looking at the outside. Downstairs, it has a small living room with a television and to the left of that room is a game/reading room with a decent-sized table. It has a separate dining room and full kitchen, equipped with pots/pans, dishes, utensils, dish soap, paper towels, etc. A nice surprise is they have a large Keurig coffee maker, supplied with various coffees and a basket of individually-packaged goodies for your enjoyment. Downstairs there is a full bathroom with shower and a twin bedroom. Upstairs there are two king bedrooms, each with their own full baths (with showers) and a nice office. All bedrooms have a good-size television--even larger than the one in the living room. They also have Wi-Fi! All the comforts of home!

Outside in the back, there is a nice deck with a table, unbrella, and chairs. It was too warm when we visited to enjoy that area, but we loved the large front porch with rocking chairs and a swing. We sat out there every morning and had our coffee and said hello to anyone passing by bike or foot. Across the street, down a couple of houses is an old farmhouse that, shortly before his passing, was purchased by Andy Griffith and his wife. Next door to that house, and directly across from the Croatan Cottage is a home with four parrots, that are kept on the front porch. We were entertained daily by those birds. We couldn't believe it when one of the birds started whistling the Andy Griffith theme song. This definitely was a highlight of our stay there. They didn't annoy us at all. It seemed the parrots were mostly active in the morning and in the evening for just a little while.

All linens, tp, etc. are included in the cottage--so no need to bring bedding, towels, etc.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Loveland, Colorado
Level Contributor
160 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

My wifa and I stayed at this Inn last week on our visit to the OBX.
You cannot beat the location to Manteo and the beautiful boardwalk over to the harbor.
The rooms are clean and nicely decorated The common room is very nice with beautiful frescos on the ceilings and lots of books and items of interest for the local area.
The continental breakfast is very nice with lots of fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, pastries etc. A refrigerator is available for guest use.
The best part of The Roanoke Island Inn is Dee, the resident manager. She was a real delight and insured that every guest was satisfied. She had lots of suggestions on where to go and what to see in the local area.
We would stay here again with no hesitation. In fact, we wanted to stay longer but a wedding party had the whole Inn booked.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank snowtrooperone
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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

I stayed at the Roanoke Island Inn with my family and really enjoyed our stay. The inn is clean, comfortable and has a great view of the small Manteo harbor. Good dining and shops are less than a 10 min. walk. The inn also offers free bicycles if you want to explore the island a bit further. Highly recommend this inn.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Don M
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Additional Information about Roanoke Island Inn

Property: Roanoke Island Inn
Address: 305 Fernando St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9128
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Roanoke Island > Manteo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Manteo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Historic Bed and Breakfast offers 8 rooms , a private Bungalow- and a fully furnished historic home called the "Croatan Cottage". All of our Inn rooms offer private entrances, private baths, tv, ac,wifi.charging stations, beautifully appointed. 5 of our rooms will sleep 2 with King beds. 3 rooms will sleep 3-4 guests. Bungalow sleeps 2-4 and is also dog friendly. The fully furnished and loaded 1920's "Croatan House " sleeps max 6 and is also dog friendly. The Inn rooms offer a beautiful common pantry area which all guests enjoy the use of our microwave, toaster oven, mini fridge, ice machine, soda machine, sink, dishwasher and this common area is where our "self-serve continental" breakfast is available daily from 8-11 am. All guests have access to our 10 rocking chair breezeway upstairs on the second level offering breathtaking views of the Manteo waterfront and iconic Marshes Lighthouse building, our fabulous common lobby area with a library of books and comfy chairs, plus all guests have use of our complimentary bikes, gorgeous back yard garden and koi pond area equipped with multiple chairs and gazebo to just relax with a good book or day dream. Daily housekeeping available and attentive staff keep this gem a must stay when visiting Roanoke Island and the Outerbanks area. ... more   less 
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