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Comfort Inn South Oceanfront
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
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“Run away from this property!”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Do not stay here! Our oceanfront room smelled of urine. The front door would not close without a major force. The balcony was covered in peeling paint and had a door covered in rust. There was a large gap between the balcony door and the floor which bugs could crawl through. The bathroom was old. The pool is the size of a postage stamp with 4 to 5 dingy chairs around it. Very dated property with dark hallways. Our room was unsafe and unsanitary. We checked out and did not spend the night and found a much better hotel in Kitty Hawk. Do not be lured here by the price.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This hotel is a great place to get away and enjoy the beach life. The staff was very friendly and helpful, access to the beach and pool were easy, and the food was good. We really enjoyed our ocean view, but the bay view looked great as well.

Room Tip: Ocean room balcony was great for sunrise, bay side rooms will enjoy the sunsets.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

This property is dated, yes. We have room advice as well. Let me tell you what saves this location. The staff are dedicated and friendly. The beach is excellent and expansive with a nice deck area for views.

The average (would have been a 3 or 3.5): The physical property is dated and reminded us of the late 80's. However, the rooms are very clean and this location is perfect with easy access to both beach and roads. Unless you are really hung up on fancy, don't let this in the rough location escape your interest.

Suggestions: Skip the breakfast and go to the grits place or something else close. 2nd floor is the main beach access and breakfast so heavy traffic. The ocean front rooms seem to have balconies but we were happy on the road side. Again, the beach access and frontage is phenomenal.

Room Tip: If you want extra quiet, go for above 2nd floor. Trash pickup at 5 AM can be loud.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

I have to say that the ocean front view in the hotel is the one and only item I enjoyed in this hotel....we were there a week plus some and we had ac issues and other issues that sort of turned us off....I can say that when we contacted the front desk for items to be taken care of they were promptly tended to. It is a place to sleep after a long day at work but it needs a major face lift and for darn sure a scrubbing...also a thank you to the cute front desk girl Destiny (spelling?) to being very helpful to us in our time there. Over all not to shabby but not up to par.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Hotel is a bit "tired", but the room was very clean, beds were comfortable, and everything was in good working condition. The view from our ocean front balcony was amazing. Annie at front desk was a joy - very efficient and friendly. Pixie kept the breakfast area clean and well-stocked. Every employee we encountered was friendly and welcoming. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
358 reviews
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Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

We couldn't find a better view with our room facing the crashing waves, but that's where the enjoyable part ended. We were overwhelmed with the smell of urine upon entering the room. The hotel was full so we couldn't move to another pet-friendly room, so we had to endure it for 48 hours. Everyone pays a significant pet fee, so there should be a carpet cleaner on speed dial if needed and if that won't do it, for crying out loud, replace the carpets. There was a lovely balcony, but there was a bottle cap, a used cigar butt and a clump of dog hair out there when we arrived--and it was never cleaned during our stay. The shower stall was rusted, paint cracked and peeling everywhere, and rooms were noisy. We're happy to have pet friendly rooms--but we shouldn't feel like we're staying in a kennel when we hear every dog in every room, continually. The front doors to the hotel open so slowly that you almost run into them even walking at a slow pace. The elevators are tiny and slow and the stairwells are dirty a heavily worn. There was a reasonable complimentary breakfast that was offered and the breakfast room was nice and at least that was roomy. Overall, the hotel was fabulously situated, but dilapidated in almost every way possible. We won't return.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wilson, North Carolina, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Upon arrival on Sunday May 18,2014 at 2:00 people were checking out right on up to 3:00. A conference so I quess that gives them the right to hold up the rooms. Check in time at 4:00. As we had a dog and I wasn't feeling well let them know would like a room asap. Was assured she would check and let housekeeping know. Didn't happen so had the pleasure of watching all these rude people checking out late. NOT. After in he room it smelled like wet stinky dog. My dog smells human. The bathroom sink looked bad the beds were awlful. No sleep for sure. The breakfast by far was the worst I have ever had in a motel that cost what this one does. I have to eat gluten free foods and their off brand plain oatmeal made me throw up with the first spoon. No flavors to choose from. So Tried eggs sausage and were nasty.Ended up with a banana and water for breakfast, Very disappointed is all I can say. The help were nice which is a plus but alot of the guest were so rude. Some people love animals some don't so if you don't ask for a room not on pet floor. There are few hotels that allow ur pet and its because some selfish people don't care for pets. My dog is small well behaved and potty trained and cleaned up her mess outside when she is finished. All I can say is I am so disappointed with this vacation. Be glad when Thursday gets here so I can go home. If you come here for breakfast I suggest u go elsewhere

Room Tip: ocean front is the way to go. worth the extra expense and if not a pet lover tell them when you make...
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Property: Comfort Inn South Oceanfront
Address: 8031 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, Nags Head, NC 27959-9487
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
#4 Romantic Hotel in Nags Head
#4 Family Hotel in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn South Oceanfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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