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“Amongst the Best in Ocracoke” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Anchorage Inn

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The Anchorage Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Ocracoke B&B and Inns
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193 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Amongst the Best in Ocracoke”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

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.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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159 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

This was the second time we stayed at The Anchorage; I love this hotel. We were on the 3rd floor and the view was magnificent. The room was clean and well appointed. I wish the large picture windows had sheer panels behind the drapes--once the drapes were open, anyone passing by could see completely into the room. The continental breakfast was minimal--coffee/tea, juice & muffins, but with so many places to get breakfast, that was not much of a problem. Everything was within walking distance, except the beach.

Room Tip: Upper floors have the best views, 4th floor rooms have only one bed.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank A M G
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

We Wanted To Go Some Place We Had Never Been. We Were Very Pleased with the Location And the people who work there. Stayed 3 nights. Really enjoyed the music at the restaurant right across the street, SmackNalleys.

Room Tip: We were on 3rd floor and really enjoyed the view
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Louiesmom55
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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

My husband and I have always docked our sailboat at the Anchorage Inn Marina when we sailed to Ocracoke, but it wasn't until a rogue wave sank us just outside the harbor that we truly came to appreciate how much the Inn's staff cares for their guests. They gave us a room knowing we had no way to pay, toiletries so we could clean up, warm sweatshirts to wear, and breakfast and lunch the next day. They let us use the computer and phones to contact family, credit card companies, etc. When we returned for the salvage of our boat, they washed the clothes and other items we were able to save. The Anchorage Inn has always had the best location on Ocracoke: walking distance to the ferry, most restaurants and all the shops. Rooms are well equipped and immaculately clean. Some have kitchens with everything you need to make your own meals. The pool across the street is very nice and SMacNallys Bar and Grill next door has the best burgers on the island. The sunsets over Silver Lake harbor cannot be beat. Get a room on the upper floors so you can see over the fishing boats that unload their fresh catch every day. But what makes the Anchorage Inn the best place to stay on Ocracoke are the people who work there. Sherry and Kara go out of their way to answer your questions about the island, where to eat, what to see, etc. Bill and Leslie take great pride in their inn and want their guests to have a 100% positive experience. The Anchorage Inn was always a great place to stay, but the way the staff helped us on one of the worst days of our lives means it is now the ONLY place we will stay on Ocracoke in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Renee H
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Havelock NC
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170 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights to attend the Ocrafolk fest with friends. The room was very nice. Had an extended balcony to sit out on overlooking Silver Lake. Could hear the music from SmackNalley's and had great company from the guests on the same floor from Chocowinity.
rooms were very nice and service overall was good. Will definitely stay here on our return to Ocrafolk

Room Tip: Fourth floor gives you great views. Beautiful sunsets.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank donlar
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

Probably the most conventional hotel on Ocracoke island. Rooms were very clean. The pool is very nice and located right on the docks so you get a nice view as well. The staff were wonderful and the hotel is really close to everything you would want to visit on the island. Coffee and some breakfast items were offered in the morning.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank R S
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Orlando, Florida
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208 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We only booked this the morning of the night we needed to stay, the lady was nice who took our reservation. On arrival it was a typical seaside establishment - it actually reminded me of a hotel I stayed in when I was little in St Ives, Cornwall in the UK - there are no high rise chains on the island. The check in lady was friendly and gave us the keys to our room which was on the second floor with a view of the harbour. As it is an old style motel your door leads to the outside so you do not have a private balcony, but you can tell this by the photo anyway. The room and bathroom were both clean and fresh smelling - we also had a little kitchen in the back. In the morning a cupboard in the lobby area opens up and they offer coffee, juice and muffins free of charge - which is a nice touch if you just need a quick bite before you start your journey. The Anchorage is within real walking distance to lots of restaurants and gift shops. Based on our experience I think the Anchorage is in keeping with the whole atmosphere of the island and would stay there again if needed a hotel on Ocracoke.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Anchorage Inn

Property: The Anchorage Inn
Address: P.O. Box 880, Rte. 12, Ocracoke, NC 27960-0880
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Ocracoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 37
Also Known As:
The Anchorage Hotel Ocracoke

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