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“good 2 star basic hotel in great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur

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Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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210 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“good 2 star basic hotel in great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2011

Hotel right on the beach in a great location. Included snacks in the evening and breakfast so was great value for money. Bear in mind this is a very basic hotel. Negative points - very noisy a/c - heating unit kept us awake. So if travelling in extreme temperatures please be aware. The room also smelt very musty. We didn't pay too much for the hotel out of season so couldn't complain.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur, responded to this review, 4 January 2011
Happy New Year to you! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review of our Days Inn Oceanfront on the Outer Banks. I am pleased that you did enjoy your stay. If you are able to provide additional feedback on the room number in which you stayed or the name you reserved under, I would appreciate it so I may let the maintenance staff know. I will have them run through rooms to check on a noisy a/c. Feel free to e-mail or contact me at the property directly.

We hope that you are able to visit the Outer Banks again, and if you are able to do so please feel free to contact me directly and I will be happy to help make reservations for your next stay!

Thank you! Tonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2010

This was our first time staying at this motel the friends we were travilen with told us about this motel and so we stayed there. It was a wonderful stay we enjoyed the staff and the motel they had the fireplace lit that weekend it also snowed and the atmosphere was beautiful. We enjoyed our stay and we are looking forward into going back in January for my birthday.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur, responded to this review, 27 December 2010
Thank you for staying with us at our Days Inn Oceanfront on the Outer Banks! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review of your stay. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we thank your friends for recommending us.

We do love having the fireplace going---especially if we are lucky enough to get snow. If you have not already make reservations for your birthday, please contact me and I will be very happy to help make your reservations!

Thank you again and see you soon!
Tonia
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2010

A spur of the moment trip on our motorcycles led us to this lovely spot. The lobby was warm and inviting with a crackling fire at night. The continental breakfast was more than your usual- Fresh fruit, breads, waffles, not to mention cereal, juices and the BEST coffee I have had in a while! We had a large street front room, and while the bathroom was a bit small, everything was just fine for us. The internet was spotty- but we were able to get online when we were not sight seeing. We can't wait to go back down and visit again. Make sure you find their coupon page!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur, responded to this review, 1 December 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. We're glad you guys trekked up from Raleigh on your bikes--especially from this Garner gal! I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us--we all love tending the fireplace in the winter months. It's fun to have people come and sit on the couches in the evenings and read or play cards in the lobby.

We're actually deocrating for the holidays tomorrow--so it's even neater once the tree goes up and the greenery is out. We hope you get to come and visit soon with us again---please feel free to contact me directly if you get to visit our way again.----Thanks, Tonia
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Chesapeake, VA
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2010

Asked for an oceanfront room and got one with a king sized bed on the first floor. Looking out the door was a path through the dunes to the beach. Couldn't actually see the water, but that happens with sand dunes, so no big deal. One hundred steps or so and we are on the beach. This hotel has been here for a long time. It has been renovated and upgraded more than once, but it will never be "modern." That's okay though, because I like it the way it is. It has wooden floors in the lobby that creak a little when you walk and a fireplace and sofas and low ceilings and such. If this were in Europe, people would call it quaint and gush over its charming qualities, but since it is in America some fools will call it old and shabby. It may be old but it isn't shabby, and for about $85 a night (tax and all) I was quite happy with what I got.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur, responded to this review, 1 November 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our Days Inn Oceanfront. We appreciate your choosing us for your stay, and I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our oceanview rooms at the Days Inn Oceanfront only have double beds (2 double beds, 2nd floor) while our dunefront rooms on the 1st floor have 1 king bed. And you are correct, from the 1st floor the ocean is not visible--only the dunes. We are more like a B&B type feel in the lobby area instead of a "hotel." I think this is the reason many people do decide they like to visit us when coming to the beach. It's not the sort of lobby one would think of for the beach....maybe in Asheville instead.

Since you're not far away, you'll have to try us when the weather gets a little colder and we have the fireplace blazing and the cookies baking! It's great in the lobby once the weather is a little colder. If you are able to visit again, please feel free to contact me directly and I'll be happy to reserve your next stay at our Days Inn Oceanfront. Thank you--Tonia
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Sacramento, California
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120 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2010

This hotel was one of the choices offered by our AAA agent for our North Carolina trip to the Outer Banks. Based on TripAdvisor comments and the option of an ocean view, I chose this one. Big mistake! The hotel was old and shabby looking, starting with the badly damaged front door. We arrived after a long day of travel and decided to make the best of it. Check in was OK; not great. The clerk could have told us we could walk the length of the hotel through internal hallways to reach our oceanfront room in the back. Instead, my husband had to struggle to get two large and one small suitcase from the side parking lot, up the outside stairs, to our room. The bed linens were well worn; the blankets had stains, and the bathroom had a pedestal sink, leaving no room for toiletries. We were just too tired to try to change. The next morning we alerted the hotel staff that we were leaving for a few hours and they could make up our room for our last night there. We came back at 2:30, ready for a nap, only to find the housekeeping staff had yet to arrive. We settled for fresh towels from the front desk, and were told the staff had until 4:00 p.m. to make up the room. We received a small room credit for our dissatisfaction, but we won't be staying at a Days Inn again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HappyWandererQ
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur, responded to this review, 1 November 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at our property. I am sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. To reach our oceanview rooms, since they are located on the end of the building facing the water (the eastern most part of the building), most guests find it easier to park in the side parking lot to unload. There is an unloading area almost directly under the rooms where you may drop your baggage if there is not immediate parking right near your rooms. And then you just go up the back flight of stairs and the rooms are right there. Otherwise you would need to park in the front of the building (the western most part of the building) and then bring luggage in the lobby, up the stairs, down the hallway, and out the back of the hotel to reach your room.

I am sorry for the mixup with housekeeping service. During the time period you were with us, we were sold out so housekeeping was responsible for cleaning all checked out rooms and servicing all rooms prior to 4 pm. Normally if a guest lets us know that they would like service early, that is taken care of. I will speak with the head housekeeper to see who was responsible for servicing your room while you were here so we may speak with them.

Again I am sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations as we do try to make sure our guests enjoy their stay. I assure you if you were to travel our way again, I would 100% guarantee you would have a great stay at our Days Inn the next time. Thank you, Tonia.
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Windsor, Canada
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146 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2010

Outstanding location, price, staff and service. Right on the beach with all the right ammenities---outdoor pool, parking, volleyball area, room types for anyone's needs, breakfast and an outdoor BBQ on by the beach. Walking range to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, groceries and gas stations. No pets allowed. This hotel has old world charm, is quiet and is kept spotlessly clean. This is for travelers who don't need restaurants and nightclubs on site. Easy to get to and easy on the pocketbook.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur, responded to this review, 22 October 2010
Love the title of your review! We appreciate your writing a review of our Days Inn Oceanfront. I am extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. If you are able to visit again, please feel free to contact me or any of our staff at the hotel---we would be happy to help make reservations for your next stay! Thank you--Tonia
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Hayward, Wisconsin
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114 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2010

Pro(s): short walk to ocean. Cons: room very small (bathroom 5X7, no vanity surface only a sink had to place personal items on toilet tank lid) very, small window didn't open (we paid for room facing ocean to get the ocean breeze), internet didn't work in room, had to go to reception area. Motel built in l940's,and looked it. For off season, is $90+ a night expensive (?) Their newer building additions may be better, wasn't made aware of newer buildings. Continental breakfast bare minimum Room felt like an old style "dormer."

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LeeB13
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur, responded to this review, 20 October 2010
We appreciate your taking the time to write a review of our property. Our oceanview rooms have plate glass windows like the other chain hotels here on the beach that go from the ceiling almost to floor level. As mentioned in a previous response, I'm afraid that none of the large chain hotels on the beach have windows that open because of safety concerns for higher floors--we all have the large plate glass windows for viewing the ocean, etc.

We urge guests to please let the front desk know immediately if there is any problem with your room as we will do our best to rectify any situation that occurs. This way guests may enjoy their stay as anticipated. We do have 24/7 tech support for any related internet problems which are normally solved very quickly with the guest's computer. Also our front desk staff is normally able to help guests run through some simpler troubleshooting issues that generally fix problems that may occur with internet access.

This Days Inn is comprised of only 1 building. We are the longest continuous running hotel on the beach, so many of our smaller room types (our queen rooms for example, which are normally the most economically priced) may be of a smaller size because they are part of the original structure and rooms were not built on a scale as they are today.

We try very hard to live us to our being named 1 of the 10 finalists for Best Property of the Year last year by Days Inn. Our breakfast features: waffles, cereals, grits, a variety of fruit, yogurt, a variety of pastries, a variety of breads for toasting, English muffins, juice, milk, and coffee. Then from 4-6 pm (this time of year) we do provide popcorn, lemonade and cookies as well.

If you would like to discuss your stay further please feel free to contact me at the property. We would be happy for you to experience a stay in one of our other room types if you are able to visit the beach again. We are sure we can surpass your last stay with us. Please feel free to contact me directly if you are able to visit again.

Thank you--Tonia
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Property: Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur
Address: 201 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7822
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nominated in 2009 by Days Inn as 1 of their 10 Finalists for Best Property of the Year (for a hotel with 75 rooms or less). Oceanfront property with expanded complimentary continental breakfast including waffles, cereals, fruit, yogurt & more. All rooms and suites are smoke free. Afternoon refreshments served from 4-6 pm. Microwave/refrig, coffeemaker, & hi speed wireless internet available in all rooms. ... more   less 
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