I happen to like old motels with some individuality, provided that they are clean and well-cared-for. Edwards fit the bill perfectly. The price was quite reasonable, too. No, they don't have luxury sheets or large beds and I was reminded why I don't particularly like double beds (my feet hang off the end), but those are personal issues. This place would have earned a high rating based solely on its cleanliness. I don't think I've ever stayed anywhere this clean. Usually older places have some residual grunge somewhere, but either the redo was the week before I arrived or they have very high standards. I felt bad one day when we returned because the housekeeper had washed, dried and put away our coffee mugs that we'd left in the sink - I certainly wasn't expecting anyone to scour the sink during a 3-night stay. We enjoyed our tiny screen porch and the quiet neighborhood as well. My only nitpicks are that the A/C gave off a faint chemical smell when it kicked on and the shower is the smallest one I've ever been in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Edwards of Ocracoke offers a classic island facility located in the heart of Ocracoke Village and is convenient to shops, restaurants and Silver Lake Harbor, on a quiet, less traveled street. The accommodations are modern, exceptionally clean and very reasonably priced, while retaining the original charm and ambiance of the quaint fishing village atmosphere. Edwards offers a variety of options for vacationers and travelers: single rooms, double rooms, apartments and cottages which can accommodate couples and families. The facility is family-owned and operated and provides charming accommodations in a tranquil setting. It's like going back in time - you can relax and enjoy life like you're suppose to. We welcome you to our vintage facility and hope that you discover the charm. Our guests like to walk and bike to shops and restaurants or gather outside in the courtyard to visit, grill, barbecue or clean their fish catch. Many of the guests return annually to their favorite units and often bring others to share in their vacation tradition with us at Edwards of Ocracoke. The facilities consist of 8 motel rooms, 3 efficiency rooms, 6 cottage apartments and 2 private cottages. Most have private screened porches while others offer open porches and decks, providing a room outdoors as a part of the relaxed atmosphere that is offered at Edwards. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Edwards Of Ocracoke Hotel Ocracoke
- Edwards Hotel Ocracoke
- Edwards Motel Ocracoke