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“Older room, big indoor pool.”
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Elizabethan Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Manteo
Durham, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Older room, big indoor pool.”
Reviewed October 15, 2006

The building is old and the room was unremarkable. They have a very large indoor pool, a sauna and whirlpool, and a weight room. If you want to be on Roanoke Island the location is convienient - the price reasonable.

Stayed October 2006
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Winterville, NC
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Reviewed August 14, 2006

This little inn was ok but the pet friendly room that we stayed in was in desperate need of a renovation. The bathroom fixtures, floor etc. had to be at least 30 years old. The room and bathroom were fairly clean but really outdated. There was a fridge in the room but that was the only plus. The inn did offer an indoor pool. The breakfast did not offer a very big variety just some muffins, cereal, coffee and juice. The staff was nice.

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Reviewed June 13, 2006

I took a nice Manteo getaway with my two daughters. This was a dirty Inn, they didnt even bother to clean our room even after complaining to the manager, and no hot water. It is unfortunate that everything else was booked, or we would have not stayed here. The continential breakfast the claim--is milk, no juice of any kind, 2 kinds of tiny muffins, and english mufins with no working toaster. It isint wort the money to stay here. Go to Nags Head instead.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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78 reviews
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Reviewed April 18, 2006

After reading some of the horrible reviews of this property, we almost looked elsewhere, but then decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised with a lovely, large, clean, well-decorated and furnished king room. The pool is huge, it was clean, and the newly-installed hot tub was great. Housekeeping was efficient, and front desk staff were friendly and helpful. Apparently new owners took over about a year ago. Free continental breakfast was value for the price :) We would definitely stay there again.

Stayed April 2006
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Reviewed April 5, 2006

My husband, our 20 month old daughter and I spent two nights in the Elizabethan Inn. We located the establishment on the web and it looked great. The website designer has inset the hotel on to what looks like a site overlooking the water. The virtual tours make it look like a well maintained upscale establishment. Unfortunately, that was not the case. The room was clean but dated and the continental breakfast was adequate but that is where the pleasantries end. The hallways and stair wells were filthy and in disrepair and although I didn't enter the spa/gym area but I could tell by looking through the window that the trend continued. Additionally, it appeared as if there was a local membership offered for the spa area. The spa area is located in the middle of the house and spa members had a key to gain access to the hotel which means there are more than just than hotel guests running around the hotel. Ironically, the mom and pop establishment across the street next to the pregnancy crisis center looked to be in better repair. We wouldn't stay at the Elizabethan Inn again. We felt like the web site designer took us for a ride, a bad one.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed February 7, 2006

I began staying at this hotel when family members moved to Manteo about five years ago. At that time it had everything I was looking for in a hotel, convenient location, clean, comfortable room and pleasant personnel. Well, after staying this time I honestly can say the only thing it now has going for it is location! I doubt that I'll stay their again unless it has a major face lift. In looking at pictures, you would think this was an upscale place - not true! Not only does the entire place need updating and many repairs but it also should pay a little attention to its housekeeping - our room and bathroom were far from what I would call clean.

  • Stayed January 2006
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Reviewed September 29, 2005

Went to this hotel based on a cheaper rate than surrounding area ($69 off season in Sept.). After perusing their website, it seemed pretty good, but I would call it the low end of average. Cleaning doesn't seem to be their strong point. Toilet wasn't cleaned properly, wet towels still hanging on the bathroom door, and the indoor pool didn't look like it had been cleaned in a year, you could see footprints in the dark sludge covering the bottom. Obviously, I didn't put anything in the envelope which was left in the room soliciting tip money for the housekeeper. Upon checkout, front desk did discount rate further because of problems.
It is a central location for the Outer Banks, but don't expect a lot.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Property: Elizabethan Inn
Address: 814 US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9583
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Roanoke Island > Manteo
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
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Ranked #2 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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