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“Small and Tight but with a Friendly Staff and Amenities”

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Days Inn & Suites Kill Devil Hills-Mariner
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Dagsboro, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Small and Tight but with a Friendly Staff and Amenities”
Reviewed 26 April 2012

We had a room in the older wing which parallels the beach. Since there is no balcony (just a walkway in front of the window) we could not open a sliding door and listen to the ocean waves and the beach is across the parking lot and additionally an expanse of lawn (and a very nice looking pool) so we felt somewhat distant from the ocean. But the ocean is there and the facility offers some strong positives. The staff was very friendly making us feel welcome and at home. The room was full of amenities (actually rather crammed with them since the room was small and dated). I was actually blown away by the internet access. Usually that service costs extra and is a hassle to use but this site had faster service than I do at home and was free and easy to access. Those well known expensive hotels should take notes! The breakfast area is newly renovated and offers many choices for good eats. With a comfortable bed and lots to do in the vicinity, this motel overall rates as a true bargain deal.

Room Tip: Might try to get into the newer wing which is aimed vertical to the ocean.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

The two rooms closest to beachfront probably have the best view of the ocean. We could not get the top floor with the balcony view, but the view downstairs was great as well. They cleaned our window glass so we could see the beach better, without having to ask. This building inside had a good size eat in kitchen, a mid-side living space with mounted tv and large picture window view of the ocean, the bedroom was closed off for privacy and featured two very comfortable large beds. The bathroom was less appealing but not bad. The front desk was polite and effiecient. Breakfast items were fresh and tasted great. The coffee was outstanding. The housekeeping could have did a better job cleaning the dresser mirrors and bathroom fixtures but all else was clean. My wife and I really enjoyed the walkway outside our door that led to the look out deck and beach excess point. We picked a time when everything was quiet, no disturbances or loud music, and if you intend to visit the Days Inn and Suites Mariner you must be prepared to watch the sun come up, else you really miss out on a stunning sunrise, from your window view or from outside. I plan to revisit the Mariner in the future and hopefully reserve the room upstairs. We were even asked if we enjoyed our stay which is a rareity to be asked these days.

Room Tip: Last two rooms of theThe Mariner CLOSEST to the Oceanview are the BEST!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn & Suites Kill Devil Hills-Mariner, responded to this review, 24 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us! I said "Yay!" when I finished reading your review as I was quite happy you were happy with your stay with us. I will share your thoughts on the mirrors with our housekeeping staff but am pleased everything else was to your satisfaction. Those 2 end rooms are 1 of a kind at our hotel and you were quite lucky to be able to rent one--normally the one upstairs is booked a year in advance! I'm glad the front desk was attentive and friendly and that you enjoyed our new hot breakfast.

If you are able to visit with us again, please feel free to contact us direct and maybe we'll be able to get you reserved for the room upstairs the next time! Thank you--Tonia
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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Days inn, 75 feet from the Beach. an older motel, with dated rooms, but very clean. nice, close parking. Close to all attractions and good eating places. staff, helpful and willing to help if you are new to area. Beds were comfy, but bathroom was small, but who cares everything worked. If you are looking for upscale, this is not your place, but if if want a clean, warm, and friendly place for a few nights, its fine. Breakfast buffet in am was well stocked and tasty. Rates were some of the best. Tom

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn & Suites Kill Devil Hills-Mariner, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Thanks Tom for writing a review of your stay with us! I'm happy the staff was able to offer suggestions and recommendations and that you found your stay clean and comfy. We hope that you are able to visit the Outer Banks again and we would love to have you stay with us again for your stay. If you are able to return to the Outer Banks please feel free to contact me or any of the staff and we would be happy to help make reservations for your next stay!
Thank you---Tonia
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Snohomish, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

I usually travel to warm places during the winter day's, but this winter i found myself in North Virginia, (North Carolina) to Kill Devil Hills. I found the best rate and deal at Days Inn. I rented a ocean front room which included breakfast for 4 day's, @49.00 per nite. Although the town was almost that of a ghost town, I found so much pleasure in being paid so much attention to! the weather was 77* the beach was never ending, as the Ocean was being entertained by dolphins and whales, finding treasures on the beach was my favorite pass time. The folks at the Inn were like family, I found myself wanting to stay just a bit longer!

Room Tip: You could choose from a room with or without a full kitchen.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn & Suites Kill Devil Hills-Mariner, responded to this review, 5 March 2012
Well we're very happy you happened to wander to our wonderland instead of heading somewhere "normally" warm during this time of year. We have been very lucky to experience a lot of warmer than normal temperatures this year, so a lot of guests have been able to really enjoy wandering around the beach in 60+ weather.

We appreciate your very kind words concerning our staff and our property and am very much happy you felt like part of our family. We hope that you'll come back and visit again and maybe bring some more warm weather to the Outer Banks with you! Please feel free to contact us for reservations if you should be able to return.....

Thank you--Tonia
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Can't say enough about the front desk service, a nice young man who checked us in and patiently answered all our questions with a sincere enthusiasm for OBX and our visit. GREAT buffet breakfast got us going in the morning, room was older but quiet and safe, with WI-FI that made keeping up with business easy. Beach was right outside the door! Can't believe we lucked into this value. Owners have a great reputation in OBX, we understand, by talking with other local folks. Would highly recommend for a visit, we'll use them in the future!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the ocean, worth it just to hear the waves while falling asleep. Don't pas...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn & Suites Kill Devil Hills-Mariner, responded to this review, 27 February 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our Days Inn & Suites Mariner. We appreciate your visiting with us during your stay. We're very pleased that you experienced a great stay with us and that you found our new breakfast to your liking. It seems to be a big hit with all of our guests! I am glad that our staff was able to answer all of your questions and help you with your stay.

We do hope that you will visit with us again soon and please feel free to call us direct for reservations--we would be happy to help reserve your next stay!

Thanks--Tonia
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Ellsworth
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Right on the beach with the ocean at our front door. It was a beatiful place to spend the night. We got a two room suite with a sitting area and kichenette. Was perfect when travelling with an adult child.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn & Suites Kill Devil Hills-Mariner, responded to this review, 2 February 2012
Thank you so much for writing a review of your stay with us at the Mariner. I'm pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us....we get many returning guests who do love our 2 bedroom suites--they are one of my favorite room types as well. It's great to be able to travel with someone and be together but separate with doors that shut off from each bedroom and the living room/kitchen area. We hope to see you again on the Outer Banks--please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to help make reservations for your next stay!

Thank you--Tonia
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Columbus, Ohio
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2011

We stayed one night in early Dec. I had read review on Trip Adviser and made an online reservation. Cleanliness was an A-. During my extensive bug check I did discover a empty water under the bed and some dirt behind the headboard. Otherwise very clean.
We were there for business and this was fine for one overnight. For an ocean vacation though this room would be sort of small even for 2.

Room Tip: Make sure you know which building you want as one is across the street and far back from the street...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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DIManagement, Director of Sales at Days Inn & Suites Kill Devil Hills-Mariner, responded to this review, 2 February 2012
Thank you for staying with us while traveling to the Outer Banks. I will make sure that I share your review with our staff. You are correct--the Mariner II building is located across the street from the ocean...this is why it is best to always follow up by calling the hotel if you make a reservation by internet to make sure the room type you booked is actually the one you wanted so we appreciate your pointing that out in the Room Tip section.

We hope that if you are able to visit the Outer Banks again you'll give us another try and we'll try to make your stay even better the next time!
Thank you--Tonia
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Property: Days Inn & Suites Kill Devil Hills-Mariner
Address: 1801 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7941
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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 Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn & Suites Kill Devil Hills-Mariner 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 out of 5 Sunburst Award Winning Days Inn & Suites located 1 mile north of the Wright Brothers Memorial. Guest rooms, 1-bedroom, or 2-bedroom suites available--all are smoke free. An expanded complimentary continental breakfast features: waffles, cereals, fruit, yogurt & more. Afternoon refreshments served from 4-6 pm daily. All rooms/suites feature: microwave/refrig, coffeemaker, & free wireless internet. Most suites also feature a fully equipped kitchen. ... more   less 
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