One of the many positive attributes of Ocracoke is its size: it is small, and that is a good thing. It is remote, the streets are quiet, and the village shuts down just after sunset. Ocracoke is a great place to get away from the fast-paced, overcrowded beach scenes and chain fast-food joints along the Atlantic coast.
But accommodations are not endless, and not luxurious, and we knew that before our recent trip there.
We stayed at the Anchorage Inn, which is ideally located near the ferry terminal, and within walking distance to most restaurants and shopping. It is five floors high, but has an elevator to the 4th floor. We chose a top floor room to have a private balcony overlooking the harbor. The only disadvantage is the steep stairs from the 4th floor up to the room.
Our room was HUGE, with multiple seating areas, a fully equipped kitchen with full-size refrigerator and stove, bedroom and bath. It has a dining table that seats eight people, plus TVs and other amenities. Again, it is not luxurious, and the bedspread was tattered in places.
But the room was clean, comfortable, and the view from the balcony can not be beat. Also, a pool is located just across the street next to the marina.
There is a continental breakfast included, with coffee/tea, juice & muffins.
We would stay at the Anchorage Inn again on our next trip to Ocracoke.
- Also Known As:
- The Anchorage Hotel Ocracoke