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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Surf Side Hotel

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Surf Side Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
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Chesterfield, Virginia
1 review
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“Excellent place to stay!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

After a couple of stays here.. All I can say is fantastic! Very friendly staff, big rooms, clean! And right on the ocean! I've stayed in many hotels along the outer banks over the years.. Surf Side is by far the best!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Just got back from a mid-week off-season stay at the Surf Side Hotel for a first time visit to the Outer Banks. Had a great rate on a corner room, wow. Terrific view of the ocean. Nags Head seemed a good jumping-off point to see the sights, from Wright Bros, Jockey Ridge, all the way south to Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Ferry, and up to Duck and Corolla. Our room was spacious, clean, comfortable and had 3 balconies because we had a corner room. Staff very accommodating and made some good suggestions for local restaurants. Continental breakfast had everything, juice, breakfast breads, yogurt, and fruit. Can't complain about any of it! Coolish weather kept us out of the pools, but the indoor hot tub and pool seemed nice and warm, and other guests were enjoying them. Have to say the hotel is very quiet, and the wine and snacks in late afternoon were a very nice amenity. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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North Lawrence, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

I have been traveling to the Outer Banks for 40 years ! If my memory serves me correctly I started staying at Surf Side 35 years ago ! At this point in time, being 65 years old, I do not even think of any other place to stay ! Surf Side is my first and only choice . The only way I would stay anywhere else is if I rented an expensive house or made late plans and could not get a room at Surf Side. Yes , my visits are year round . I do a lot of fishing from Oregon Inlet . The owners of Surf Side have continued to remodel and keep an extremely clean facility through out the years. Looking forward to Many Happy Return ! Surf Side IS The Outer Banks Vacation .

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Burlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

We opted to stay at Surf Side for a weekend visit and even our young children high-fived me on picking this place! We stayed in a queen oceanfront, and the room was larger than expected. Everything was clean and well-kept and the view was spectacular. I especially loved the rocking chairs on the balcony! The continental breakfast and snacks/wine in the afternoon were bonuses. Because the weather was cold/windy, we took advantage of the indoor pool and hot tub. And the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Everything about our visit was very pleasant and enjoyable. We had planned to hit both the northern and southern shores during our visit, and Surf Side was right in the middle. Add to that the abundance of restaurants and shops nearby, the location was perfect for us. If I could change one thing, it would be the access to the beach... sand covered the only steps leading down to the beach, so it was a bit treacherous to get down there and back, but we made it! Highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a great place to stay while in Nags Head.

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Poquoson, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

Looking for a great place to stay on the Outer Banks?? We have always loved the Surf Side. It has clean, spacious rooms with varying layouts. The staff is also great. Continental breakfast and complimentary wine from 4-6. They have an indoor pool and hot tub which is nice because we like going during off season. Also, if you are a repeat guest and going during the off season, they give a discount (around 10-15%)

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights when we came down in march to fish for the blue fin tuna. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We stayed in a ocean view loft room on the 4th floor. Room was nice and clean and provided plenty of space for 3 of us. Would return her again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

My husband and I have been coming to Nags Heads twice a year (Spring and Fall) for many years to help out our kids who live nearby. It's always during off season to save money. Our normal place to stay was under renovation & closed during the week we needed so we checked out the Surf Side Hotel on Trip Advisor and made reservations on-line. There was some confusion so read the cancellation policy carefully. We received a telephone call to confirm our reservation. The prices are higher than we normally pay in March and they did not offer any discounts such as AAA or AARP which was disappointing. And you have to pay extra if you want a King bed. However, they did have a continental breakfast and a "happy hour" for guests in the afternoon which included wine and snacks. Our room had two queen beds and was very nice and clean! Mattresses were on the soft side. The view from our balcony was the pool and the ocean. It was too cold to enjoy sitting outside but nice to look at. Housekeeping does a great job of cleaning and restocking the amenities in the room. My husband liked that you can load/unload your car out of the wind. Check in and out was great. Friendly folks here. It's truly on the beach and we will definitely come back!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Surf Side Hotel

Property: Surf Side Hotel
Address: 6701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9119
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
#1 Family Hotel in Nags Head
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Side Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST LOCATION, BEST VIEWS, BEST STAFF, BEST ROOMS, and the BEST VALUE! We are #1 on the Outer Banks because we know what our guests want and we strive hard to give it to them every day. Since 1984 our family owned and operated hotel has been making first time visitors long term guests with our Carolina Hospitality coupled with our exceptionally clean and well appointed rooms. We look forward to having you as our next guest. ... more   less 
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