The Roanoke Island Inn is a charming old inn in a great location near and with a view of the waterfront. We could walk out the front to the Manteo waterfront and out the back to beautiful gardens. Our room was spacious and casually comfortable. There is so much potential here, but the details that we expect to find in a $200 per night inn were just not there. For example, we expect real glasses, not styrofoam; thermostat-controlled air conditioning rather than a wall unit with cold air blowing on us all night; some attempt at a quality breakfast rather than packaged danish and cold cereal. The breakfast room did have packaged snacks available all of the time (e.g. oreos, candy, pretzels), but even these (the pretzels) had year-old sell-by dates and were very stale. The biggest turnoff was returning to our room on the second night of our 2-night stay and finding two very large palmetto bugs (roaches?) in the bathroom. I know these are common in the summer south, but we did not experience anything like this in the 3 other inns we stayed in on our trip. As far as service goes, again I have to compare it to our many other experiences with inns and B&B's. The word that comes to mind is unprofessional. The innkeeper was available and obviously had been in the area for some time, but she did not seem to know about restaurants and the Outer Banks area in general. In the end, we felt that the management of this Inn is taking advantage by collecting "high season" rates but cutting many corners.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Roanoke Island Hotel Manteo