We booked a room for a one-night stay the week of June 18, 2012 with no intel about if this was a good place or not a good place. In other words, we took a gamble. But the price was reasonable, and we could accommodate our family of 5 in one room. We were most pleasantly surprised. The place had just re-opened having gone through a substantial renovation. Our 3rd floor room (you have to take one of two flights of stairs, one inside, one outside...no elevator) was large, clean and well-appointed. We had two double beds and a sofa bed. Everything in the room (even the flat-screen TV) appeared to be brand new. AC worked great. There is wireless Internet (which we used) and a small swimming pool (which we didn't have time to use). All of the employees we encountered were amazingly friendly and helpful. We used the inn's golf-cart shuttle to go to the beach (which is about 1/4 mile away). Continental breakfast was not spectacular, but it was adequate: fresh apples & oranges, a variety of cereals, danish pastries, juice, coffee. For the price the inn charges, I can't complain.
We personally like staying at locally-owned, non-chain places. There's more personality. Things were clean, orderly and our entire family kept commenting that if we had the venue, we'd like to let others know about this small gem. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. One of the managers who ferried us to the beach told us that they'd only reopened about two weeks prior to our arrival, and that virtually everything was new; the building had basically been stripped to the walls. New paint, new carpet, new beds, new boardwalks and ramps. Only thing that didn't appear new was the stairs on the north side of the building. I suppose things could go downhill fast, but for us, this was a fantastic place to stay. I wish it could have been longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly smiles are contagious, and courteous service is our standard. Our staff cares about your needs and will ensure that your visit is a very pleasant and memorable one. The Outer Banks Inn is nestled at MP 9 in the heart of Kill Devil Hills, NC. Let our experienced staff do the work for you. With our state of the art beach shuttle, trips to the beach are easy and hassle free. Let our front desk staff know when you are ready for a ride. Enjoy our continental breakfast, fresh every morning in the lobby. We are also pleased to offer Bath & Body Works bath amenities and LG flat screen televisions in every room. Relax by our outdoor pool, or just relax on the beach.We know the area and would love to assist you with your plans and activities during your stay. Historical sites, gift shops, and the outlet mall are just minutes away. Jockey’s Ridge State Park is right up the road and the Wright Brother's National Memorial is about a mile away. There are many restaurants close by and we will help you find the perfect match for a great evening out.The Outer Banks Inn truly cares about your satisfaction and we welcome any suggestions that might help us improve our service to you. We appreciate the opportunity to present our hotel to you. We look forward to exceeding your expectations during your next stay with us. If you are looking for a memorable experience for the entire family, the Outer Banks Inn is the place for you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Outer Banks Inn Kill Devil Hills, NC