A friend and I stayed here for a weekend. There were four or five other guests at the time. I guess the proprietors are sort of hospitality-challenged, as other travelers report, but we didn't care. What pissed us off was the "breakfast" portion of the experience. There was plenty of coffee and tea, but the muffins (homemade but reheated in the microwave) were the miniature type and the owners were slow to refill the basket when it emptied (in about four seconds flat), as if hoping we might forget about eating and leave before they had to expend any more resources on us. There were some cantaloupe slices, and a tiny, tiny little glass of orange juice (one per guest, no refills). I dunno. I guess we felt paying $170/day entitled us to be fed more substantially, e.g. eggs, cereal, bacon, ham, kibble... ANYTHING that would fill our bellies. We needed somethin' to eat, man! When the owners were out of the room, we commiserated with our fellow inmates, straining to hear 'em over the roar in our stomachs. One guy whispered that he'd spotted a pancake house up the road. So, one by one each party slipped out of Stalag 5 and made their way to the restaurant. Still going to Advice 5 Cents? Enjoy your pretty room and your 2.1 ounces of juice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Advice 5¢ is located in the heart of Duck, just a short walk from the village and situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound. The traditionally-styled Outer Banks home offers comfortable guest rooms, all with private baths and decks. Guests may enjoy the Sea Pines swimming pool and tennis court, along with the convenience of our neighborhood walkway to the beach. Stays include baked-from-scratch breakfasts featuring Advice 5¢'s signature coffee! Additional amenities include complimentary WiFi, beach towels, beach chairs, and refreshing outdoor showers. Seasonal rates, vary by room type, based on double occupancy (applicable state and local taxes additional). A 2-night minimum is preferred, but often a one-night stay can be arranged. A 50% deposit is required at the time of a reservation; a 14-day cancellation notice is required for a deposit to be fully refunded. Deposits for all holiday reservations are non-refundable. Open April through early November. ... more less