5 star hotels in Kill Devil Hills, NC

1. Saltaire Cottages

About this hotel

Across the street from the Atlantic Ocean, this low-key apartment hotel with private beach access is 1 mile from fishing off the Kitty Hawk Pier. It’s less than half a mile from Highway 158.Ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms, the casual apartments with nautical-themed decor feature kitchens, living and dining areas, and washer/dryers, as well as flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access. All units have screened balconies, and some offer ocean views.Parking is free. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a sundeck and barbecue grills.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have refrigerators
  • The rooms have microwaves and coffee makers
  • 8 min walk to Sea Scape Golf Links
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked the pool, mentioned 14 times in reviews

Feedback From Real Customers

Bryan Kelly

We had a great spur of the moment stay here They were super accommodating and even allowed us to adjust our arrival based on the weather forecast The room was very clean , nice linens, comfy bed

Of note- we stayed in an upper level room and our floor was squeaky so I’m sorry to whomever stayed below us for two days! My kids are animalsReal easy access to the beach, and a mice breakfast spot, Arts place, right next door

Red Davis

Stayed at Saltaire for 5 nights last week Had everything we needed The property is old school beach, very clean and well maintained

We reserved cottage 4 for a good view of the beach and ocean This close to the road, but noise was not much of an issue The beach access is across the road The kitchen has a full size appliances and plenty of glasses and dishware Overall, a very enjoyable stay!!

Samantha Raspanti

This was our 1st family vacation with our 2 boys and it was amazing! We stayed with another family of 4 in the 3 bdr bungalow and it was perfect! The enclosed porch was a super bonus when the sun was beating down a little too hard for our little ones and the pool was the perfect alternative to the beach when we didn’t feel like busting out all of our beach equipment There’s places to rinse off before you go back to your rooms too The staff was all wonderful ❤! Mike and Amanda were super helpful and went above and beyond in my eyes

The place and the beach weren’t over run by tourists and there’s a great bar restaurant next door with great food and service (Art’s Place I believe is the name) Highly recommend saltaire cottages to anyone We will definitely be returning!

2. Comfort Inn On the Ocean (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located near Rt. 158 and Highway 12, this beachfront hotel is 6.2 miles from Kitty Hawk, 1.9 miles from the Wright Brothers National Memorial, and 2.7 miles from Jockey’s Ridge State Park.The bright rooms feature free WiFi and have private bathrooms with showers, as well as flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, in-room dining, minifridges and microwaves. Some rooms add jetted tubs and private balconies or patios.Freebies include a hot breakfast buffet and parking. There’s a seasonal outdoor pool with a sundeck and shaded picnic tables, plus access to the beach. Other amenities consist of an exercise room, a business center, a restaurant and a bar.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have coffee makers
  • 3 min drive to Seaside Art Gallery
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned balconies 42 times
  • Guests mentioned beaches 133 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

amber thacker

10/10 the best customer service Sheena that works at the front lobby desk is amazing! From the time our family walked in (last minute due to having to leave our rental house due to health concerns) to the time we checked out a week later Sheena was so helpful and friendly Always has a smile on her face! We needed something affordable that would accommodate the 9 of us and our dog

Sheena helped us get booked within 15 minutes and she was able to get us a room right above each other, as it was a family planned vacation we wanted to be closer together Thank you so much for all your help Sheena Everything else was also amazing and truly 10/10 all around for this hotel and all their staff

Andrea DiDonato

Very outdated and in need of repair, dog friendly rooms Also, they do Not inform you while booking your room that dogs are Not allowed on the beach from 9am to 6 pm Memorial day through Labor day

Go to a different hotel with your pets, not in Kill Devils Hill!! Breakfast buffet and evening, appetizers were good Pool is nice Front desk ladies Not very friendly !! Maid service staff were wonderful though

Erika L. Cowling, MBA

The front desk staff was very friendly and answered all our questions They knew who we were when we arrived and called us by name They made check-in and checkout very easy

Breakfast selection was good and the attendee was very nice The rooms were clean The balcony appeared to have been recently swept off which was good This was a true ocean view room, no false advertisingBreakfast ends at 9:30 In all my years of travel I have never been to a hotel where breakfast ends at 9:30 That 30 mins matters! I felt rushed to get downstairs to eat Coffee was awful There was a worker standing outside the door when we arrived He then followed us to the front desk He kept interjecting in the conversation between us and the front desk clerk He was creepy The hotel was clean but a bit dated Really just looked like a good coat of paint could do the job Maybe the worker at the front desk could do that since it seemed as if he nothing to do

3. Sanderling Resort (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949
  • Phone: (844) 890-4393
  • Ratings: 4.3 (641 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Sanderling Resort
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Polished waterfront resort offering 2 outdoor pools, plus 2 dining options & a spa.

About this hotel

Set on Currituck Sound and across the street from the Atlantic Ocean, this upscale resort is 3.1 miles from Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary and 3.7 miles from the town of Duck.Warm rooms feature minifridges, iPod docks and balconies, some with water views. Some rooms have pull-out sofas.Amenities include 2 outdoor pools and kids’ pools, plus a spa, and 2 restaurants and bars. Paddleboard, kayak and bike rentals (surcharge) are also available. The daily resort fee includes amenities such as Wi-Fi, beach chairs and umbrellas, access to a fitness center and a steam room, and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 6 min drive to Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Massage” 23 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the water views

Feedback From Real Customers

G Woo Hoff (Peachynorth)

Sanderling Resort came highly recommended for a long weekend visit for our family with 2 kids under 10 yrs It exceeded our expectations in every way Upon our really late arrival, the front desk swiftly checked us in with welcome gifts

Our room was clean and fresh, bathrooms well stocked with extra towels The beds were heavenly – not too soft or hard The balcony facing the ocean had screen doors, so we could listen to the ocean and fall asleep to the ocean breezeWith plenty of activities to choose from or simply sitting at the beach/pool We all enjoyed our 1st outer banks trip Especially for families with little kids, this resort has thoughtfully designed layout (zero entry pool) and activities to make things easy And the 21+ only area with separate pools, bar and fire pits allows adults to have space to enjoyBreakfast at the Lifesaving restaurant was delicious and convenient The manager comes to personally keep things running smoothly

Adam Engel

Wonderful resort Staff was very friendly and accommodating The main resort area, pools, beach and fire pits were wonderful

We arrived on a Monday at the beginning of the season when most area and resort activities were not present due to early in the week The list of family (and adult) friendly activities was pretty large though and would be an amazing time for allThere was even a wedding event on the beach that we got to see a little of!The room was spacious and had a deck Very relaxing few days

Sean Clancy

Booked last second for a boat load of money Wife and I needed to get away for a weekend Worth every penny

They have fine dining (excellent food) and a spa across the street with beautiful views They also have a breakfast restaurant on the property (again, excellent food) You never need to leave the property Beach, beautiful views, pool, multiple activities and an excellent staff Room was extremely cozy and had a balcony facing the water Going back soon and will be bringing the kids

4. Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to a beach along the Atlantic Ocean, this informal hotel is 7 miles from the Wright Brothers National Memorial and 9 miles from the Nature Conservancy.Featuring balconies with ocean views, the warm rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas.There’s a bar, a restaurant and a convenience store. Other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, and a fitness center. Parking, meeting space and a business center are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have microwaves
  • Walking distance to Kitty Hawk Pier and Monument to a Century of Flight
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “a deck” 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • The fitness center has free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Deanne Dwyer

From the minute I walked up to the front desk and was greeted by a welcoming, friendly and happy staff member, I knew it was going to be a great stay Our ocean front room was clean and well appointed as the hotel itself was extremely clean Every member of the staff that we came in contact with was very friendly and outgoing

We ate in the hotel restaurant twice (dinner and breakfast) and the food was delicious with competitive pricing I want to particularly point out that for both meals, although the dining room was very full and you could see very understaffed, the waitstaff was still very friendly and attentive The grounds were impeccable and we look forward to going back in the near future My only complaint is I wish the pillows were a little firmer but other than that, you can’t go wrong staying here!

Amy Pitzer

The hotel is beautiful outside, in the lobby, and restaurantThe ladies at check in were not as kind to me as they were the guest before me A smile is everything

I did notice the ladies on the shift next were a lot more pleasantRoom was nice Beds were comfy Bathroom was cleanInside pool was dirty There was a muffin and lots of hair floating in the poolThe accessibility to the beach is very nice They have a fire pit and chairs on the back patio to enjoy on a chilly eveningAll and all it was nice I think $320 a night is a little high during the off seasonDefinitely eat breakfast at the restaurant Very sweet staff and yummy food

Liza Vigliotti

We enjoyed our stay! It’s perfect being right on the beach and a plus that Hilton bought the property including the pier Everything you need for a relaxing vacation is here which includes the on-site Restaurant, Tiki bar, outdoor patio where you can sit by the fire, poolside chairs and the covered deck that oversees the beach The room was perfect for our party of four! The place was clean and the staff were very friendly and very helpful! We would definitely come back and book our stay here again

5. TownePlace Suites by Marriott Outer Banks Kill Devil Hills (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Highway 158, this straightforward all-suite hotel in a mixed commercial and residential area is a minute on foot from the nearest beach along the Atlantic Ocean and 2 miles from the Wright Brothers National Memorial.Casual studios and 1-bedroom suites feature kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as sitting areas with sofabeds; some have ocean views.Complimentary amenities include parking and a breakfast buffet. There’s also an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a communal terrace with barbecue grills. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the rooms, which have microwaves
  • 3 min drive to Seaside Art Gallery
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 15 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

My Foodarama

We had a pleasant stay The staff was very courteous Especially Jamie, she was so accommodating

Excellent customer service! The room was spotless, kitchen was well stocked with cutlery and utensils Just a stone’s throw walk to the beach The hotel also has carts so we can get all our luggage from our car to the lift Will definitely come back and stay here

Wendy Colvin

Lovely hotel, it was very clean and appeared to be new The kitchen area in the room was great I saw other reviews saying there were dogs everywhere, but we only saw a few and it was actually nice to see them

It didn’t affect us at all The outdoor pool and beach access was brilliantThe only downside was that breakfast was all on disposable plates Not a huge deal, and possibly due to covid protocols? Just seemed like a huge waste throwing everything away All in all we had a wonderful stay and will be back again for sure

Nikki Greytock

Nice new hotel! King Suite is tiny, we opened sofa bed and it touched the king bed with no room to get between the two My husband and I stayed here with our two kids- high school and college age and it was super tight for the price Indoor saltwater pool, wished it was an outdoor pool

Private beach access for the hotel was under constructionand not open Lots of dogs and I mean lots of them, we saw 10-15 per day in lobby, parking lot, breakfast and elevators If you don’t like dogs don’t stay here Pros: great breakfast, nice staff new & clean and nice toiletriesOverall King Suite is too small for 4 people

6. First Colony Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 6715 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • Phone: (252) 441-2343
  • Ratings: 4.7 (249 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : First Colony Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: The First Colony Inn, also known as LeRoy’s Seaside Inn, First Colony Motor Inn, First Colony Apartments, and Colony Beach Inn, is a historic hotel building located at Nags Head, Dare County, North Carolina.

About this hotel

In a low-rise with wraparound verandas, this 1930s hotel surrounded by lawns sits across the road from a private beach. It’s less than a mile from Jennette’s Pier and 5 miles from the Outer Banks Family YMCA water park.Rooms have antique furnishings, fridges and coffeemakers, as well as microwaves and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add wet bars and kitchenettes, and some have whirlpool tubs.Freebies include continental breakfast, afternoon refreshments and passes to the YMCA water park. There’s a guest lounge/library with books and games. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 9 min walk to Full Throttle Speedway
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “Umbrella” 12 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Madison D

My husband and I stayed for an entire week for our wedding anniversary trip and enjoyed every single day The room was clean and had a very charming vibe The breakfast was made fresh each morning and was delicious! Snacks from 4pm-5pm was an added bonus

We loved the pool, and was surprised that it was not crowded The beach access is very easy to use, and also enjoyed the beach chairs/towels that they provide I forgot my charger to my kindle, but no problem because you can borrow books from their library We were on the 3rd floor and the noise level was very low Never had any issues falling asleep We have already booked another week for next year, so glad we found a spot for a yearly trip!

Reginald Adams

Have been coming here for many years, minus the past two due to covid Glad to see its still a 5 star experience Was a little concerned about the changes to breakfast (used to be a “come when you want” buffet style) but after experiencing the new setup I hope you continue to keep it that way

Its nice to now have a set time to come eat and also have it served to you, as the dining room could get pretty crowded at certain times in the morning and sometimes food items would run out Also glad to see the vegetable garden is still going strong 🙂

Sarah Elliott

The breakfast was wonderful and service was great for both breakfast and the receptionist However there were blood stains on one of the comforters and a yellow stain on the other which I see that another person commented on If someone has mentioned it before you would think they would get rid of them or bleach them

Also, if you have a wooden deck by a pool it should be treated so people don’t get splinters like my daughter did The shower was also very dirty

7. Outer Banks Beach Club Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a cluster of rectangular and circular buildings, this laid-back hotel by a beach along the Atlantic Ocean is off Route 158. It’s also 2 miles from the Wright Brothers National Memorial.Unfussy 1-bedroom apartments feature kitchens, living rooms with sofabeds, and private decks, plus free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and DVD players. Some have beach views. The 2- and 3-bedroom units add whirlpool tubs.Parking is complimentary. Amenities include an indoor and an outdoor pool, 2 kids’ pools and a hot tub. Boardwalks offer direct access to the beach. There’s also shuffleboard and a kids’ play area, plus tennis courts and picnic tables.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 3 min drive to the Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “timeshares” 26 times
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 41 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Heather Bobbitt

Been a lot of places and for the $ this place has the most enduring value Laid back fellow visitors, lots of owners using their timeshares for many years Everyone respectful and keeping things clean on beach and in shared spaces like the pools

You couldn’t get more family friendly Lots of good people with little kids using the pirate ship and swings, teens exploring freely under the condos and finding the secret soda machines, ping pong table, clubhouse Swimming in the ocean is mesmerizing for all ages Ive seen older kids/young adults playing games on the beach Everybody flying kites Best beach in the world It’s relaxing Special word: the morning is the best time for everything: spectacular sunrises, pleasant breezes on your porch, beach walk Cook your own breakfast and then go see some sights Sure there’s nightlife – but really, the value is in the peaceful beautiful, simple mornings

Krystal Sourwine

We’ve been coming down to the OBX Beach Club Resort for 16 years and never have a complaint We own 2 timeshares in the units on the beach side and love it! We spend our family vacation here every July The units are always clean and ready to go when we arrive and they’re quick to help when needed

Our units are finally being updated with new furniture and decor My only complaint this year is the queen beds needs replaced in our units They’re super uncomfortable and very squeaky Other than that, the pool is super nice and the activities at the beach club are fun! Highly recommend!


The condo was pretty clean New carpet, plenty of kitchen essentials The bathrooms were large and updated

The primary suite bathroom has a HUGE jacuzzi tub with shower I don’t really use the jacuzzi feature but it was so nice having a huge shower Big enough for 2 I was very disappointed that the elevator was broken toting all our luggage up to the 3rd floor was not a fun time, nor was climbing the steps after the rain The sofa and loveseat looked like something out of That 70’s Show The bedrooms and bathrooms were nicely furnished and fairly updated But the living room and dining area really needs updating Overall, a clean place to stay, with a 2 minute walk to the beach, literally across the street

8. The Sea Ranch Resort (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This laid-back oceanfront hotel off Highway 158 is 2 miles from the Wright Brothers National Memorial and 6 miles from Jockey’s Ridge State Park.Homey rooms offer pull-out sofas, minifridges and microwaves, as well as coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi. Some feature private balconies with sea views. The 2-bedroom suites add kitchens, dining areas and separate living rooms, as well as enclosed balconies.Amenities include an indoor pool and an exercise room, plus beach cabana rentals and a seasonal oceanfront restaurant serving American cuisine. There’s also nightly live entertainment and complimentary yoga and pilates classes during the summer.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to the Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • Guests praised the large rooms but some thought they were outdated
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 98 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Candy Killough

just do not go!! the beach looked beautiful and it would have been great if we would have gotten to go to it ocean/beach was closed and roped off all the way down when I asked the front desk cmanager why they did not inform anyone they would have non working areas and no beach access for the day or days he informed me the hotel said had points of access

like a 1 foot walkway to which 5 bulldozers putting in pipes were driving back and forth across the length of the beachas for the room it was old and dark and outdated the beds though were surprisingly comfy we got there late and went down to the vending area which the overhead lights in the whole area were broken and darkIt was sad The property looked so nice online and the view was beautiful from the balcony, just so disappointed that we drove all the way over there, taking the ferry etc to visit the outer banks for the first time and we can’t even spend the day at the beach as planned we had to leave the hotel we saved and spent $$$ so we could have beachfront access and enjoy having everything close by for the day Will definitely NEVER stay here and will not ever recommend this place to anyoneOn a brighter note we were able to go up to Corolla and go to the beach and it was AMAZING!

Carrie Argueta

We had a family reunion for over 20 family members at the Sea Ranch Resort The condos were a great choice for our larger family and allowed us to cook, eat in and congregate together The view was great with the living room and master bedroom overlooking the ocean with a balcony

Some family stayed in the motel part which I would not recommend The food at the restaurant on site was good and the staff at the restaurant was very nice and went above and beyond The sea ranch is centrally located and near some very excellent restaurants and the wright brothers memorial

Kristina Pegram

The room was large enough for my son and I to have space and move around, watch movies, play games and eat at the table, etc We enjoyed watching movies during the rainy day The bathroom wasn’t very clean upon arrival, and I think it was just missed, as the rest of the room was fine

I say this because there was an ridiculous amount of long women’s hair in the shower from the top of the shower, down to the tub It was truly odd We just cleaned it ourselves The customer service was outstanding- really! The pool and beach access were great highlights, and I wish we were there on-season to take even more advantage

9. The Cypress Moon Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1206 Harbor Ct, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
  • Phone: (252) 202-2731
  • Ratings: 4.9 (43 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Cypress Moon Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Cozy rooms with antiques in rustic waterfront B&B offering a lounge, plus bike & kayak hire.

About this hotel

Set in a forest on Albemarle Sound, this secluded, rustic B&B in a wood-clad house is off US Route 158. It’s within 2 miles of several shops and restaurants, and 8 miles from the Wright Brothers National Memorial.The cozy rooms have antique furniture, plush beds and access to a water-view porch. All come equipped with minifridges, and TVs with satellite channels.Free perks include a continental breakfast, plus beach equipment and kayak and bike hire. There’s also a warm living room with a fireplace.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators and coffee makers
  • 5 min drive to David Paul Pruitt Park
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Lauren H

This is such a unique and charming place to stay The hosts, Greg and Linda are kind, hospitable, knowledgeable about the area, and interesting to chat with They were attentive in making sure our stay was special

Breakfast on the porch each morning, overlooking the sound, was one of my favorite parts The breakfast was placed on a tray for us so that we could eat it any time, at our leisure Really enjoyed kayaking in the sound from the property as well Cherry on top was learning that Greg built the home himself!

Aubrie Morefield

I had such an amazing time while I was there with my boyfriend, Linda a Greg were absolutely amazing and told us about places to eat and see The houses are absolutely beautiful and had no idea they were built by Greg himself which is absolutely incredible The view is also incredible especially at sunset, I got some nice photos of the sunset

They treat you like family and felt like I belonged there

Ryan Parker

What a great place to stay for a week The location and view of the sound from the back deck were amazing and we loved having our coffee in the morning and a cocktail in the evening out there The room was nice and the bed was perfect

Really enjoyed talking to Greg and Linda when we saw them Look forward to staying here again soon!

10. The Tranquil House Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking Manteo’s historic waterfront, this refined inn is a 2-minute walk from Roanoke Island Festival Park and 4 miles from the North Carolina Aquarium.Bright rooms are decorated in a country-chic style; all have private bathrooms and cable TV, while some feature 4-poster beds and/or waterfront views. Suites add separate bedrooms and plush living areas.Continental breakfast is included, as is a daily wine and cheese reception. There’s also an upscale restaurant and a bar on-site, as well as a waterfront deck. Minimum stay rules may apply in the holidays, and on-site parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Dare Arts and OBX Ghost Tours
  • Guests liked the rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant

Feedback From Real Customers

Daniel Callaghan

We really enjoyed The Tranquil House Inn for our small (3 siblings and 2 spouses) family gathering The rooms were nice The big veranda overlooking the inlet was a big plus

We enjoyed ordering takeout from local restaurants and dining al fresco on the verandaWe were disappointed that both the website and staff email responses did not advise that the restaurant would not open until our departure We had asked staff prior to check-in via email for a reservation at the restaurant and staff advised that the restaurant is “first come – first served” without noting that the restaurant was closed on the date that we requested for a reservation Staff should update the websiteAll told, we will be back in the Fall

Bobby Humphrey

Was not up to the standards of other Select Registry properties that we have stayed Breakfast was just yogurt and fruit every day No one was in the lobby after 6pm

There was a town concert one night that looked cool but no one at the Inn knew about it so we missed it due to restaurant reservations Rooms were very nice but I would say that there were very few amenities offered during our stay

Michael Shea

Great location! Must be wonderful in warmer weather The photo of the docks is the view from our room on the second floor Nice!The other photo is the inside of our door

Sad!! Unpainted trim and unfinished wall That’s the only knock on the place Hopefully they get this cleaned upI recommend a few days here Walking to a few places to eat, and Nouvines is close by too Nags Head is right over the waterway, and Duck is a 40 minutes close

11. Shutters On the Banks (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Occupying a low-rise building, this relaxed, oceanfront hotel is 0.8 miles from the Wright Brothers National Memorial and 3.8 miles from Jockeys Ridge State Park.The casual rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Some rooms add kitchens. Upgraded rooms have private balconies with ocean views, while suites add separate living rooms; some have whirlpool tubsComplimentary continental breakfast is provided. Other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub and an exercise room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 3 min drive to the Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “a sunrise” 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Donna C

Feels right for the price Nothing super fancy but an upgrade from a motel for sure The staff were all friendly and very accommodating of questions

The indoor pool and hot tub were enjoyable in the rainy weather, and it was lovely to be so close to the private beach to be able to take advantages of quick breaks in the weather Beds were comfy Walls are very, very thin though – expect to clearly hear every word your neighbors say (and be heard yourselves as well) Included breakfast was a nice touch and about what I’d expect at this level of hotel, though the variety of available items was more than expected Decently clean where it counts

Shena Twitty-Carver

We booked a beautiful ocean view suite for our anniversary weekend and LOVED it The weather was horrible but at least we were able to spend some time away from home and just relax during this staycation Breakfast was amazing both mornings

Plenty of options Friendly staff I would recommend this place for travelers especially those for off season Awesome winter rates Not packed Just peaceful


This was our first vacation as a family since 2009 so I was out of practice booking reservations and planning activities I chose Shutters because of its location right on the beach, basic breakfast is included, was able to have an ocean view and the price was reasonable The elevator was still broken as per earlier reviews so if you get a 4th floor room like us be prepared to get some exercise

Got our pulse rate going when a rat snake met us halfway up the stairs, but at least no ratsThe room we got was very clean, the air conditioning worked great, and it came with a mini fridge and microwave Only wished we could have stayed a little longer

12. Nags Head Beach Hotel

About this hotel

A 3-minute walk from the closest beach, this modern hotel is also a mile from the Wright Brothers National Memorial and 4 miles from Jockey’s Ridge State Park.The informal rooms offer private balconies, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. Some feature ocean views; suites add kitchenettes and pull-out sofas. Kids 17 and under stay at no extra cost with an adult.Complimentary perks include continental breakfast, parking and access to a local gym. There’s also a seasonal heated outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

D Shiflett

We was on 3rd floor, clean room good smell! Not bad at allllll ! Great stuff ,very kind and professional! Coffee 24h Only 4 stars is I CANT BELEIVE VERY often no signal on TV no internet connection! Why ??? Come onSome place bfr I stayed room would have weird smell and not clean

This is not case with this hotelPool is good too !

John T

Very unimpressed We couldn’t check-in for at least 40 minutes past the 4 pm check-in time In their words they said the room was still filthy

When we finally made it to the room, it was a crackerbox with one of the most uncomfortable king sized beds I have ever laid on The cable tv signal was in and out due to a weak signal all evening long Bad experience We won’t be back

13. Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

With 4 acres of ocean frontage, this modern hotel is 6 miles from the Wright Brothers National Memorial and 9.7 miles from the Bodie Island Lighthouse.Bright classic rooms decorated with local art come with flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Many have balconies with ocean views. A suite adds a whirlpool tub.Covered parking is free. There’s also an indoor pool, a hot tub, and a sundeck overlooking lawns and gardens.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 5 min drive to Jockey’s Ridge State Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned balconies 23 times
  • The fitness center has treadmills and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Jenny McKee

The Holiday Inn offered everything you might need for a little beach getaway Check-in was easy and I was pleased to see staff wearing face masks The rooms were renovated recently with modern/minimalist furniture and a good-sized bathroom

Everything was really clean If you are driving here, I recommend bringing your own pillows! The AC was incredibly loud–to a level inhibiting sleep–which is the main reason this hotel isn’t getting five stars

Joey Redmon-Ride Like a Pro-Nc

Stayed here two nights on businessBrought 8th graders for field tripA tad tight with 45 ‘ bus making turns into parking lotVery clean with updated equipment

Check in a breezeEasy access to beachStaff friendlyPlus to me is the mini fridge Cold with separate freezer on topGreat place

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