My family spent a weekend at the Oceana and enjoyed our trip for the most part - but did not like our room at all. It was a struggle just to get in our overpriced room, the key would not work and we had to wait for another key to be made - it worked, but barely - and the door was still nearly impossible to force open. The room has a terribly musty odor, the mattresses were dirty and the linens were old and not fresh at all. This was possibly the worst night's sleep ever! Don't be fooled by the free breakfast on the patio either. It consisted of canned fruits, pre-packed pastries and the like - all uncovered and all absolutely swarming with FLIES while the hotel workers attending the breakfast bar just leaned back. The pool area was nice and children (who are not usually picky) will enjoy the old wooden dirty play equipment. The grassy areas of the resort where you can sit back and enjoy the ocean and a sunset were nice and the convenient access to the beach, with umbrellas and chairs provided by resort, were nice as well. If I could pay a fee to enjoy the outside amenities without having to actually sleep here, then I would visit again. Don't say you haven't been warned!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oceanana Motel is a unique family destination on North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks. Featuring one of the widest private beaches on the coast, a 1,000 foot long fishing pier and a large children's playground, there is plenty to do for everyone in the family. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oceanana Hotel Atlantic Beach
- Oceanana Resort Atlantic Beach