After looking at all the accommodations in Manteo, we decided on the Cameron House Inn. We felt the rooms were superior to the other options (notably the White Doe Inn and the Tranquil House Inn). The rate was also more affordable. We couldn't have been more pleased with the attentiveness of the innkeeper and housekeeping. While the innkeeper is "absent"(she lives next door), she is readily available if you need her. In our experience, she was also unfailingly polite and helpful. We also felt that breakfast was more than adequate. It was not deluxe, but there was plenty of fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, juices, breads, etc. It was better than a hotel, but perhaps not as wonderful as it could have been. I guess if you are looking for a handholding bed and breakfast experience, you might be a little disappointed. But we actually liked being attended to only when needed. For us, the things that always matter most are the cleanliness of the room and the comfort of the bed. The Cameron House Inn delivers on both counts. The bed was very very comfortable-firm but not hard, and the room and bathroom were spotless. (They also have nice toiletries in the bathroom.) The inn itself is well decorated in an arts and crafts bungalow style and the porches are great.
BUT what impressed us the most during our stay are two things that occurred that we were not anticipating. 1. During our stay, we were suddenly called home and had to leave a day early. The innkeepers were very understanding and did not charge us for that night. We didn't ask this of them. They just did it. Very classy. 2. As a result of our somewhat abrupt departure, my husband left his sandals behind. Shortly after he realized this (an hour or so out of OBX) his cell phone rang. Housekeeping called to tell us she had his sandals and would mail them to us. We insisted they send them at our expense. They sent them at their own expense and arrived at our house in three days.
Such wonderful attention and kindness deserves mention. We will only stay at The Cameron House inn in the future and will recommend it to all of our friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cameron House Inn is a beautiful Manteo, NC inn nestled in the heart of Roanoke Island. Near Nags Head, Cape Hatteras and famous Outer Banks lighthouses, it is the ideal accommodation location for exploring the Outer Banks, the Roanoke Island attractions and enjoying the shops, restaurants and activities of Manteo. Cameron House Inn offers six guest rooms, all individually and beautifully designed. The overall style of the inn is Arts and Crafts, and the rooms reflect that look. Special amenities give each one its own appeal. Relax in a rocking chair by the outdoor fireplace and let the quaint, peaceful spirit of small–town Manteo carry you back to a simpler time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cameron House Hotel Manteo