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The Inn on Pamlico Sound

49684 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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A casually elegant waterfront boutique hotel on the Pamlico Sound. Accommodations range from soundfront queens to premium kings with private decks and large whirlpool spa tubs. Amenities include gourmet breakfast, fresh baked goods, kayaks, bicycles, pool, home theater, library, 2,200 DVDs, complementary beverages and snacks, beach chairs, beach towels, and high speed internet. Gourmet waterfront fine dining; fresh, organic and local. Weddings and catering. We provide the experience of an honored guest in our casually elegant hotel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Meeting rooms
Electric vehicle charging station
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Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast in the room
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Canoeing
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Chris S wrote a review 15 Feb
Dunn, North Carolina8 contributions1 helpful vote
The Inn on Pamilco is a great base for exploring Hatteras and the southern outerbanks. Inn staff are extremely welcoming, and make you feel like family from the moment you arrive. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Cafe Pamlico is EXCELLENT!! Can’t wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Larry M wrote a review 9 Feb
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina95 contributions11 helpful votes
What an excellent place to stay. This was our third stay and there will definitely be more to come. The entire staff goes out of their way to make sure you have what you need. The superior king rooms are the best even though the smaller rooms are also nice. Since breakfast is included at their restaurant it’s a great way to start off your day.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Cold in February. Great in early June before the season really kicks off. Best Fall times are...
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William O wrote a review Jan 2024
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I have yet to find a 5 star hotel anywhere that has the level of service provided by the team operating this Inn. From owner Steve's personal and most friendly welcome to the service from housekeeping and finally the clever chef and most outstanding server Willow in the restaurant, there is definitely something in the water at Pamlico Sound. And the water is wonderful!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book directly and save a few bucks!
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Jet12326312856 wrote a review Dec 2023
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I stumbled on The Inn on Pamlico Sound as I was headed back home to Ocracoke from Virginia Beach. I had a ton of groceries in the back of my car, I was in a bit of pain from a dermatology procedure I had earlier in the day and I was disappointed the road between The Pamlico Inn and Ocracoke Village had sustained damage during Sunday's nor'easter and were impassable. I was not a happy camper. When I walked into the office and asked if they had a room available the adorable desk clerk said 'of course!' She gave me a room on the first floor over looking the sound with my own balcony! As I was paying the owner or general manager came in and I told him about my situation. Oh! you are from Ocracoke? We are neighbors! He then gave me a generous discount! My mood immediately lifted. His generosity could not have come at a better time. My room was spectacular. Clean, inviting, well appointed and exceptionably comfortable. I slept so well and awoke alert and ready for what ever the day may have in store for me. The breakfast that comes with the room rate was outstanding. I honestly can not say enough about this little gem. I will definitely find an excuse to visit this fine establishment in the future. Thank you for everything! Ya'll are the best!!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Rebecca R wrote a review Dec 2023
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The Inn on Pamlico Sound is a 5+ star hotel that is quaint and beautiful. The views are gorgeous and each room has its own unique personality. The staff goes above and beyond every time I visit to make my stay memorable. The cleaning staff attends to your every need and beyond. The rooms and the Inn itself is spotless. Steve the owner is gracious and welcoming every time I visit. He loves the Inn and the people who come to stay and it shows. The food is always outstanding and you can’t beat the prices for what you get. Breakfast is included!!!! Book your stay here! You will love every minute of your stay whether it’s for business or pleasure. You will not be disappointed and you may just fall in love with the area as I have. ❤️ Bex Rhode.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Book reservations for dinner. It truly is fine dining at a 5 star restaurant.
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Anthony N wrote a review Dec 2023
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina11 contributions5 helpful votes
Cutest Inn of them all. Rooms are clean, nice decor, and the view of the sound is spectacular. Staff is very pleasant and helpful! Common area very inviting. Theater has 500 movies to choose from, your choice. Breakfast is included. Dining is also available PLUS room service. This is a Hidden Gem!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Footprints753840 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Upon arrival we were upgraded and greeted with a smile. The room was beautiful with a private deck area with rocking chairs overlooking the water. We enjoyed walking down the boardwalk to see the sunset. The robes and snacks in our room were such a nice touch. The cookies in the afternoon were a nice surprise too!!! A breakfast is offered for $5/pp to cover the tip. It was by far the best breakfast I have had in a long time! We also ate dinner at the restaurant and enjoyed waterfront dining with exceptional food and service. I highly recommend staying here - it will be my go to place anytime I visit Outer Banks.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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swicker2015 wrote a review Dec 2023
Scranton, Pennsylvania3 contributions
Great food. Excellent service....thank you Willow! I enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch with a GalPal from work. We both had Eggs Benedict and Mimosas. There is an extensive menu for each. A bit pricey but worth it.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Wilma K wrote a review Nov 2023
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November 2023 over Thanksgiving week. When Steve booked our room, my first question was do you have "ADA" room? Yes, Sunroom, I taken. Steve you are the best. From the time we arrived to the day we left your staff Justin, Meredith, Natasha Melissa waitress Anna were all so very helful with my husband, thank you all. I know i have forgotten some of their names but you all were so accomdating to us, thank you for that. From the breakfast to the dinners all were presented very beautiful and all were delicious. The "ADA" room we thought we were home. Two of our friends recommended The Inn on Pamlico Sound to us. Then The Inn did a wedding of the person who built our retirement home in Sunset Beach, NC, his son. Then Meredith spoke a little about the wedding. Melissa showed us around after breakfast Friday morning. How lovely and a person who has a vision of years down the road STEVE, keep going. We met Steve when checking out and he also help take our luggage to the car along with the other employees and helped Larry down the steps, so nice. I will be back but don't know how long that will be. Again, lovely lovely The Inn at Pamlico Sound. If not sure you want to visit you will not be sorry!!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Go in the off season not cold yet no pool though.
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Kristi L wrote a review Nov 2023
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All the staff at the Inn on Pamlico Sound surrounded us with a warm and friendly experience. Our room had a simple, clean cottage like vibe with a very comfortable bed (super important) and a breathtaking view of Pamlico Sound. The Inn Keeper, Steve is an authentic human being who genuinely cares about his guests and his staff! The Inn on Pamlico Sound will be my home away from home on the island !
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Breakfast and Dinner at the Inn are delicious !
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S$140 - S$356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastOuter BanksHatteras IslandBuxton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn on Pamlico Sound
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Nearby attractions include Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (3.7 km), Frisco Beach (6.7 km), and Scotch Bonnet Fudge & Gifts (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buxton Munch Company, Cafe Pamlico, and Diamond Shoals Restaurant & Seafood Market.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (3.7 km).
Does The Inn on Pamlico Sound have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Inn on Pamlico Sound accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.