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The Breakwater Inn
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Hatteras Island
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

I got a great Groupon deal and had never been to the Outer Banks so I took advantage.

Don't be misled. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is not in Hatteras. It is in Buxton, NC..not too far away though. On our drive to the hotel, the only road into Hatteras was closed for 3 hours due to sand and water overspray. Very scary driving through this at night (during the day too so be extra careful!) There is no barrier between the road and the water except for large mounds of sand. On the way back we had to drive through water and sand as well. If you visit anytime beside summer beware there is NOTHING to do. We visited in March. When the road was shutdown and we turned around to find something to fill our time until it re-opened, we headed down to the outlet mall in Nags Head. On a Friday night it was closed at 7 pm. All the restaurants closed by 9pm. So if you are visiting in the off-season stock your room with food. Even the hotel front desk closes at 8 pm.

As far as the hotel, the satff was very nice. The room was very basic. It did have a small kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave. Bathroom mirror needs replacing. Overall pretty clean. People upstairs were very noisy and we could hear everything. These rooms have exterior facing doors, motel-style. The lock was very hard to manage opening and closing. They even have signs posted on the walls outside the door telling you how to unlock and lock them. They did provide bagels and fruit, coffee, etc for breakfast in the hotel lobby. They do have a restaurant on-site, though we did not visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

We used a Groupon for our stay... what a great deal, it was off season but very nice. We had a kitchen, which we used because there were not that many restaurants open, Jacuzzi tub, nice comfortable bed, nice patio deck with a view of the marina, really nice people that worked there!! I would certainly go back!!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return when the weather is warmer.
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2013

We got a groupon to try this out in the off season. Nice rooms on the water with beautiful views and solitude. Unfortunately the heating system? was very noisy so we didnt sleep well but the beds are nice and the room was clean. So much is closed until mid March including the Breakwater restaurant and the lighthouse in Buxton. We did see gorgeous sunsets and sunrises, dolphins, deer and pelicans everywhere. The front desk let us know what was open for meals and was very helpful. Its easy to walk around the docks and enjoy the outdoors.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Durham, NC
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

Due to Hurricane Sandy, my husband and I had to put off our trip to Hatteras for 3 months - it was worth the wait.

The Breakwater Inn is a great little hotel. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to be back soon. The staff is so nice and accommodating, location is great, right on the sound. The view from our room was great!!

I highly recommend The Breakwater Inn!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Very nice getaway on the harbor of the sound side. Rooms are clean and spacious and each room has a beautiful view of the water. Comes with a free continental breakfast. Front desk is extremely friendly and helpful. Only few blocks to Atlantic side and beach.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

They need to change their sign location. The Breakwater sign is right in front of the fishermans quarters. Not a building I would want to stay in. We almost turned around and left. I am glad we didn't. That is not the new building. The room was clean and the view is incredible. I was up early (5:00) and thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the balcony and overlooking the marina. The room was not large but adequate. As a frequent traveler I thought it was far better than most. My girlfriend didn't like the tub fixtures being pitted. It gave her the idea it was not clean. I think it is the salt from the beach that does this. The rest of the room was clean so I wasn't worried at all. The one thing I didn't like is they have satellite tv (I think). The signal kept coming and going. Why was I watching TV on vacation? I don't know. I can't forget to tell you about the staff at the front desk. Very helpful. Especially since we were there in the off season. We were able to find out what was open and find a great meal. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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greenville, nc
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

Really great spot in Hatteras Village. Right over Oden's dock - all the rooms in the new section have decks over the marina and the village's best restaurants & coffee shops within walking distance. Room was very clean, the staff was incredibly hospitable and accommodating. Highly recommend, and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Breakwater Inn
Address: 57896 Hwy 12, Hatteras Village, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Hatteras Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Hatteras Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Breakwater Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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