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Cavalier by the Sea
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“We've already returned for another stay at the Cavalier”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2010

Husband & I stayed first time Labor Day weekend 2010 - we returned just a few short months later before Thanksgiving. Perfect place to stay at the OBX now that we have a dog: the cottages are comfortable & roomy & relatively clean (bathrooms esp. could use updating but we are so happy to have a kitchen area to cook some meals); the location is great - a few steps to the beach, night or day; and the price is unbeatable. Despite the number of units crunched together, the Cavalier stays pretty quiet - we've never had a problem with nighttime noise or hearing our neighbors. Staff is professional & helpful, but respect your privacy. In fact, the cottage feels very private. We will return - we are happy to have found the Cavalier - sort of a hanger-on from a different era - & we like it!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2010

This was my first stay at the Cavalier Motel. I was impressed with everything. The bathroom was small but immaculately clean. The kitchenette was well stocked with dishes, silverware and pots and pans. The refrigerator was small but clean and adequate. The bed was very comfortable. I absolutely loved the view of the ocean and could hear the ocean all night. The guests next door were a little loud and I could hear talking outside my room. Overall, it was a great experience and I will be back.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2010

A little old fashioned, not a lot of amenities, but clean, looked newly decorated, and right on the beach. It was wonderful to sit on the long porch and just watch the ocean, and feel the cool ocean breezes. They had free computer hookup . comfortable beds. Much more reasonable prices than any of the many motels close by.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2010

The Cavalier Motel is, as far as I know, the only motel in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills where you can have an unobstructed view (no dune) of the ocean from your room and the huge porch that runs along the length of the oceanside rooms. It is an older motel so don't expect 5-star accommodations, but it's clean, the service is great, and the view phenomenal. We spent every morning sitting back in the adirondack chairs watching the sunrise over the ocean. The ocean is just a short stones-throw away! It's wonderful to sit back and watch the kites fly, the surf fishermen, the parasailers, and surfboarders. This motel takes you back in time.....what a wonderful trip!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Chester, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2010

We stayed in a cottage because we had our dog and it was small but nice. We're big people and the bathroom was a tad bit tiny for us, but we were able to work with it. Being on the ocean was amazing. It's an older motel and doesn't come with tons of amenities, but it serves its purpose.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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yorktown,va
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2010

The motel has a GREAT location and for a GREAT price. But otherwise it's kinda dull. You stay there to enjoy the surroundings of outside, not the inside.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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hampton va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2010

I checked in after staying the night in 98 degree heat and a noisy peacock,it has that old flare and style i love,prices are very good and the location is great.I was impressed enough to book them for a week in sept for my birthday and will probable book for the spring.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Cavalier by the Sea
Address: 601 S Virginia Dare Trl, PO Box 385, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7737
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#5 Family Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your "home away from home" awaits you at The Cavalier By The Sea. Friendly service is our hallmark. We believe at the end of your stay you will be satisfied and refreshed and not quite ready to leave.... and you will find yourself returning year after year as do hundreds of our previous and now regular guests. Cavalier By The Sea offers a family atmosphere. For your enjoyment we have a large swimming pool for adults, a small one for the kiddies and a large play ground equipped with swings, slides, a giant ship for the kids, shuffleboard, volleyball and picnic tables. We have comfortable rooms with queen and double beds, cable TV, microwaves and refrigerators. We also have efficiencies and two & three-bedroom cottages including living room, kitchen, and bath completely furnished for light housekeeping. You will be right on the ocean and have only a few feet to walk to enjoy it to your heart's content whether it be swimming, wading, sun bathing or surfcasting. Or if you prefer not to walk at all, enjoy watching the ocean from your front porch in our very popular ocean front rooms which, unlike most "ocean front" rooms, sit right on the beach with no dunes to block your view. We are located on the "Ocean Side" of Virginia Dare Trail (Hwy. 12) at the 8.5 mile post, diagonally across from Wright Memorial Monument and opposite the Port O'Call Restaurant. Located in the center of the Outer Banks beaches, we provide a convenient place to make your headquarters while taking short trips to other points of interest in the area, such as Roanoke Island, Hatteras and Ocracoke. Golf courses, fishing piers, deep sea, sound and inlet fishing centers, souvenir shopping, and recreational areas are readily accessible. We are open all year. ... more   less 
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