There is a lot to love about this place. I would describe the atmosphere and decor as "funky chic" - bright and cheerful, and full of local color. We, all three of us, including our Cocker Spaniel, Pearl, warmed up to it immediately. Mike and Princess made us feel welcome. The wine and cheese set out for us certainly helped! It is true, as has been reported by other travelers, that the location is ideal. After all, if you don't love beaches, why go to the Outer Banks? Something Fishy, the gift shop next door, is great fun, filled with all kinds of wonderful kitsch. We stocked up! Sadly, there were a few glitches. First of all, if the lap of luxury is what you require, the Sandbar is not for you. It's laid back, and we do enjoy laid back. Still, the appeal of laid back has its limits. In that regard, two complaints: First, the beds and pillows were uncomfortable. Second, in spite of informing Mike that we wished our room to be made up, AND doubling down with a written note, we returned from a day-long tour of the OBX to find that it had not. In fact, there was no indication that anyone had been in the room. These things are important to us. So, if the lap of luxury is what you require, the Sandbar is not for you. If, however, you are prepared to go with the flow, the Sandbar is a warm and friendly place of memorable local character.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sandbar is a three story beach cottage in the heart of Nags Head. The inn features three guest rooms, all on the second floor, and is just across the road from the beach. Restaurants, shopping and art galleries are within walking distance. Local attractions are all close by. The owner lives on the third level with his dog. The inn is managed by Beata Faulkner. We delight in pairing comfortable rooms with southern hospitality. ... more less