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Colonial Inn

3329 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9267
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#12 of 13 hotels in Nags Head
The Colonial Inn is nestled at MP 11.5 On the oceanfront right next door to the Nags Head Fishing Pier. The hotel offers many different room types to accommodate every need. We are also pet friendly! There is a seasonal outdoor pool, a private beach access, refrigerators and microwaves in every room, as well as LG flat screen TVs. We also provide free YMCA passes at request, and free WIFI for our guests. We offer discounts for AAA, AARP members and run specials throughout the year. Historical sites, gift shops, and the outlet mall are just minutes away. Jockey's Ridge State Park is half a mile south and the Wright Brother's National Memorial is less than 4 miles away. Lucky 12 Tavern is in walking distance, and Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar & Grill is half a mile north of the Colonial Inn!If you are looking for Old World Charm in the heart of Nags Head, the Colonial Inn is the place for you and your family!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bear E wrote a review Jan 2021
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina310 contributions61 helpful votes
Booked a room for 2 nights - as we were driving to the Inn we received a call advising the reservation had been accepted. when we were a little over an hour away we we received another call from the Inn stating that they would now not be in the office when we arrived and we would have to give them our card info over the phone -- Note: they were told I was on the road. I was told if I did not cancel before 1900 they would charge m card for the night but I would not have a reservation. Booking.com was able to cancel this reservation and successfully got us a room in a nearby resort. I will never book another stay with this Inn.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: Don't Bother
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JeannetteC308 wrote a review Nov 2020
Outer Banks, North Carolina100 contributions33 helpful votes
Great location, history Inn. Nothing fancy but clean. Pleasant hostess, quiet, no problems. Good Restaurants near by and a Pet Friendly Inn which makes for an excellent deal this time of year. One problem. Room 5 -Quiet Room but its haunted. Let's just say, I'm wasn't afraid but it sure was active there the first night. After that... No issues. The next person may not have any issues.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Zach079xxx wrote a review Aug 2020
Luray, Virginia6 contributions1 helpful vote
My fiancé and I planned a weekend getaway trip last minute and found this. Pictures online seemed okay, like an old mom and pops kind of stay. Upon arrival parking seemed really right but that was to be expected. We got our keys and grabbed our bags and headed for the room and thats when it went south. On the way to our room there was as others have said, rednecks with no shirts, people outside smoking cigarettes and drinking.We got to our "Oceanfront" room (that was $100 more) to find that its showing the sand dunes and only oceanfront if you walk outside and go on this elevated deck. We got inside and everything was really dated and nothing like the pictures listed; smelled like cigarettes and was dirty. The stove looked like it had a campfire burning in it, the shower curtain had black mold growing, the sink was dirty, and they found the WORST TP in history; it was see through like nothing I've ever seen before in toilet paper. We stayed one night and both agreed to pack up the next day and head back home. We asked for a refund but were denied because they couldn't rent the room again that night and would lose money. Hands down worst hotel I've been at and will NEVER return. Hopefully this saves some people before booking and being disappointed.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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lizzy H wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Me and my boyfriend were excited about staying here but when we got here we were disappointed. It was a very small room. We had a king room. There was NO housekeeping. There were bugs everywhere. The bathroom was very small so only one of us could be in there at a time. However the location was great. It was right on the beach, it had a very nice pool that was kept clean. There was a lot to do in the area. Overall it was a good trip. I just wish the hotel room was bigger and better.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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terrysK8647AS wrote a review Nov 2019
Hertford, North Carolina5 contributions1 helpful vote
Small dirty room and bathroom paper thin walls and roof drunk creeper in the parking lot parking Dated and almost impossible to use bathroom it's so small very disappointed to say the least will not be staying again
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$61 - US$253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Inn?
Nearby attractions include Jockey's Ridge State Park (1.0 km), Nags Head Fishing Pier (0.05 km), and Seaside Art Gallery (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Colonial Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Colonial Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Colonial Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonial Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Waveriders Coffee Deli Pub, Austin Fish Company, and Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Colonial Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Colonial Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Colonial Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wright Brothers National Memorial (5.1 km), Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (7.7 km), and USS HURON Wreck (7.8 km).
Does Colonial Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.