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“Pleasantly surprised” 4 of 5 stars
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Elizabethan Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Manteo
Balimore
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Our expectations of the Elizabethan Inn were kind of low based on some past reviews but, needing to book just one night of the weekend for a wedding, we decided to take a chance. We were pleasantly surprised with the condition of the Inn. Yes, the inn was a bit older with a dated bathroom in which the bathroom door could barely close due to the size of the toilet and the doorway. But, the room and beds were comfortable and clean and the front desk check in was very friendly and informative. Both the outdoor and indoor pool were very nice and we enjoyed both. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for two days. The rates were way high and the WIFI was poor at best. There was no kind of continental breakfast and the owner told us there were no discounts offered. Their website is a fraud. It states there is AAA, AARP and Government rates for employees and we were told there were no discounts. They also offer on their site that if you stay for two or more nights during the week, what was called "Weekday Special", that there is a 20% discount. WRONG! No discounts offered....remember???? There were ALOT of undesirable people in the swimming pools that were not staying at the hotel. GROSS. There were no handicap accomodations offered to us, a violation of the ADA. The shower/tub was extremely small and the room smelled. The carpet had stains on it and there were unsupervised kids screaming in the hall. The owner was knowledgable of the area. There were no laundry bags in the room and no on site laundry facility. Prior to my leaving, I was told by the female desk person that the rates are elevated in "season" months cause the poor babies have to lower their rates for off season. I don't mind paying a premium price when I receive a premium room, but this was not the case and will never stay at this hotel again. DO NOT waste your money! Go to Nags Head and pay the same price for an awesome room!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Thank awakening12
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Rocky Point, NC
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

My husband and I visited the Outerbanks for the first time 7/4-7/7. We had no knowledge of the areas we would be staying. Normally, we wait to arrive in a town to check out the surroundings and to find a Motel but due to the 4th Holiday, we decided not to make reservations to make sure we had a place to stay. It was probably 102 degrees when we arrived around 2 p.m. on 7/4. The A/C was not on in the room so we had to leave our things and return after abour 2 hours to give the room a chance to cool down. I'm sorry but if I'm paying $180 a night, non-cancellable, the room should have been cold upon arrival. Furthermore, there was a really nice indoor swimming pool, that was closed for the holiday. WHAT?? no seriously! There was another outdoor pool, however it was over occupied with the neighboring mobile home park residents! It wan't until dark thirty before they left the premises as i watched them walk back to their homes. Another kick in the wallet was the fact that the Motel across the street was only $80 per night!! It was a nice smaller Motel, but would have served the purpose of resting for one night! The town of Manteo on the otherhand was fabulous. Nice quiet community and just a hop skip and jump from Nags Head, Corolla, Kill Devil Hills, Hatteras and Okracoke Islands. I wouldn't reccommend Elizabethan to anyone I know.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Brenda S
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Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Our room, which was over $200 a night, smelled like mildew! It is very dated and the outside pool is extremely small. The staff are very concerned with how many people are in your room; they verified the number of people several times throughout our stay for all of our family (kids were even asked!) we had two adults and two children in a 2-queen bed room and had to pay extra! They were very rude to us and other travelers about the number of people; another family with one child was asked to pay extra as well, butoward their receipt from the travel site they reserved their room for, which stated 3 people without the up charge and thereby didn't have to. There is no coffee anywhere in the morning. In room coffee pot had no coffee. Would definitely not stay here again! Old, dated, rude staff, and smelly!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Traveloften1202
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Deep Run, NC
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Our whole family and some of our son's wedding party spent the weekend at the Elizabethan Inn in Manteo. We were all very pleased with our rooms and both pools. Everything was clean and the staff was very friendly. The Inn is conveniently located to the Aquarium (where the wedding took place) and all the other attractions and the beaches. They gave us a really good rate and we never had a problem parking. We highly recommend you stay here whenever you are lucky enough to visit the Outer Banks.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Clyde, North Carolina
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79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Great Family Inn,
Rooms are big and clean. Staff very nice, Nice indoor and outdoor pool. On the bike trail if you like to ride like my family does.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Calabash, North Carolina
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I was in Manteo, NC on business for an extended stay and someone recommended that I try this hotel. It has been around for awhile, and is maintained beautifully. The staff is very friendly, the rooms and very good, and very reasonable for the area. They have WiFi internat connections for the rooms and a fabulous Italian restaurant next door. This will be my go to place whenever I am in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. They have an indoor pool and health club on the premises that are available to guests. Health club has it all going on!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Elizabethan Inn
Address: 814 N US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Roanoke Island > Manteo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Manteo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Elizabethan Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Elizabethan Inn on Historic Roanoke Island. Discover the friendly atmosphere and relaxing pool facilities that make the Elizabethan Inn your perfect island destination on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Whether you are planning a family adventure, group retreat or business trip — our comfort, convenience and affordable prices are sure to please. Centrally located in the heart of Roanoke Island, Elizabethan Inn is a year round resort with shaded grounds and country manor charm. Providing for the needs of visitors since 1954, the Inn offers a friendly atmosphere, year round indoor pool/gym facilities, and an excellent authentic Italian cuisine restaurant all on premises. For recreation and relaxation guests can enjoy an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, sauna, seasonal outdoor pool, and exercise room. Amenities include free wireless internet service, cable TV with HBO, and microwaves/refrigerators/coffee machines in all rooms. Elizabethan Inn, an Outer Banks hotel located in Manteo, NC on historic Roanoke Island, is the perfect place to take advantage of all that this destination has to offer. Tucked in along the shores of Shallowbag Bay, the picturesque waterfront village of Manteo is surrounded by tranquil waters and is just minutes from Nags Head’s beautiful beaches, lighthouses, Jockey’s Ridge and the world famous Wright Brother’s Memorial. Elizabethan Inn has been welcoming guests since the turn of the century. Guests come from near and far to experience gracious hospitality in this lovely historic town. The location of the Elizabethan Inn provides easy touring of Roanoke Island, which offers such visitor venues as the North Carolina Aquarium, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, The Lost Colony Outdoor Symphonic Drama, the Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island Festival Park, the NC Maritime Museum, and the Roanoke Marsh Lighthouse. Along the waterfront are unique boutiques for shopping and incredible restaurants to suit any taste. Only an hour to the north, you can enjoy visiting the Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Whale head Museum, NC Wildlife Museum, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Currituck Lighthouse, and some of North Carolina’s wineries and vineyards offering wine tastings and tours. Traveling to the south you may enjoy visiting the Pea Island Wildlife Refuge, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Bodie Island Lighthouse, Chicamacomico Life Saving Museum, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, or taking one of North Carolina's unique ferries to visit Ocracoke Island. Traveling Inland to the Mainland, you will venture into the Alligator National Wildlife Refuge, home to the red wolf, black bears, alligators, and a myriad of bird life. And, of course, shopping, special tours, and the unexpected adventures that can be found all along the way; kayaking, birding, hang gliding, parasailing, and sport fishing. Return to Elizabethan Inn after a day full of fun and adventure to relax for a spell, enjoy the heated pool, gym and sauna. For those who want to “Tie the Knot” on the Outer Banks, destination weddings and honeymoons are hugely popular. Elizabethan Inn is your perfect destination on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. When you stay at Elizabethan Inn, you will enjoy a unique experience – a place where both natural and cultural resources abound. Elizabethan Inn always offers nothing less than superb customer service to each of our guest. It is a place that will lure you back again, again and again. ... more   less 
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