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Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
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“What a Dump - Avoid”
Reviewed 27 July 2005

This hotel is, quite frankly, a dump. The physical plant needs a complete renovation. The floors are moldy and dirty and constantly wet, and I wouldn't dare walk on the carpet in our room without shoes on my feet. The "Business Center" is one computer with a blurry monitor found behind a wicker screen in the lobby. The pool is perhaps the scariest petri-dish I have ever seen. The water is an alien-like shade of neon green, with cloudy swirls of goo and about 4 inches of sand on the bottom. I wanted to grab every child out of it and send them to a haz-mat shower. Beware if you are assigned a room on the 4th floor when an event is planned in the "meeting room" - billows of smoke will roll out of the room (the 4th floor is a non-smoking floor, but apparently no one is concerned with the fact that the meeting room patrons smoke like chimneys both inside and outside of the room). Of course, smoke might be better than staying on the second floor, where unruly children and drunk teenagers run the halls on their way to the 2nd floor entrance to the "pool" which, despite posted hours, is available for a late night dip for those that enjoy bacteria. As for the room, our sheets were luckily actually quite clean, but I dare you to shower without flip-flops on your feet. In sum - avoid this hotel like the plague. Had we not had a number of outdoor activites planned in order to spend only minimal time there, I most likely would have jumped off our balcony into the cigarette-littered dunes below.

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Reviewed 24 July 2005

The pool is very scary. Very cloudy. Never see anyone cleaning it or getting the piles of sand off of the bottom. Lots of deferred maintenance needed at this hotel. Housekeeping has issues.

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Additional Information about Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront

Property: Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront
Address: 1701 South Virginia Dare Trail, P.O. Box 2716, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7756
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#6 Family Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront 3*
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront is a great place to relax and unwind while on your coastal vacation. This Ramada property is located directly on the beach! Centrally located (mile post 9 1/2) to shopping, historical sites, and sporting activities, our oceanfront hotel provides convenience to area attractions. Visit the Lost Colony, Elizabethan Gardens, Kitty Hawk, four area lighthouses, Roanoke Island Festival Park, or the Wright Brothers Memorial-site of man's first flight. Restaurant and Lounge and seasonal outdoor deck bar on property. Business center, free guest laundry and free access to local YMCA! ... more   less 
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Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach Hotel Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills Ramada
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