This hotel is a nice hybrid of a lower end business hotel and the usual old school Outer Banks motel. There are some nice updated decorative and comfort touches throughout, but overall the floor plan is a little awkward with the very tight bath, and a good bit of space that felt wasted to us (maybe if you had more than 2 people in the room you'd feel differently.) The Wifi was fast enough for our needs, free, and reliable. Everything was extremely clean when we checked in and after the maid cleaned on our second day. 3rd floor view was nice, but there were definitely people smoking on the balconies. Not enough to cause us a problem, but someone with an allergy might get annoyed. The fridge area was also REALLY tight without any additional furniture or shelves nearby so setting out and storing our snacks and things was a bit awkward. Some other places we've stayed have a desk or dresser or cabinet adjacent to the the coffee/ microwave/ fridge area and that is helpful. We did not use the pool, but it seemed nice. The front desk was VERY helpful and friendly each time we engaged with them. The gazebo was also very nice and well lit, but there was a large group in the hotel that weekend and we didn't really use it in the evening because they were out there. We had room 326 and really liked being by the stairs (never noticed noise) and being on the end (we had a nice window right by our vanity area that I added great light. We enjoyed the beach here, and the location was pretty good to be able to get quickly to a wide range of eating and shopping options. The ac AND heat (yes: we needed both on this one weekend!) both worked great. My husband and I both have allergies and usually staying at an Outer Banks motel flares them up. Not this time-- there was not any mildew, dampness or dust that caused us problems. That alone is reason enough to come back. The breakfast was OK but many items were packaged and could have been a little better quality. BUT the fruit was GREAT-- and the granola was nice, too, and the waffles were great as well. I wish they had some greek yogurt or just some low fat yogurt that was not fat free/ sugar free for those of us who are not fans of artificial sweeteners. But that is a pretty minor complaint. The eating area was a touch tight, and I can see it being uncomfortable if crowded. The general cleanliness of the buffet and the tables could have been better. It wasn't a total mess, but none of the empty tables had been wiped and no one came around while we were there; crumbs and drips of waffle batter where not wiped off the buffet. We came in the last half hour-- but still, it would have been more appealing had it been a bit cleaner. We felt like this was a real bargain and we would recommend it. We are actually planning to come back again in a few weeks with our kids!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanfront location, each room is equipped with two queen beds or one king and a sleep sofa and include a refrigerator, microwave, in-room phone, TV with HBO, AM-FM radio and highspeed internet. All efficiencies are equipped with full kitchens. We also have a limited number of King Studio Suites available. Complimentary continental breakfast. complimentary passes to the YMCA. Newly renovated rooms and efficiencies for 2016. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shutters On The Banks Hotel Kill Devil Hills
- Colony Iv
- Shutters On The Banks Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, NC