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Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront

4701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9295
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 13 hotels in Nags Head
Travellers' Choice
Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront is the only Outer Banks hotel that features over 4 acres of pristine oceanfront, and is located in the quiet, residentially-zoned historic area in Nags Head. Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront (formerly named the Nags Head Inn) has become famous for delivering the Original Outer Banks Oceanfront Experience for nearly a quarter of a century by offering our highly valued guests honest vacation value. According to Outer Banks hotel reviews, our guests love the recent renovations on our 4 acres of beautiful oceanfront sand dunes, pristine beach, manicured Bermuda lawns and lush barrier island gardens... relaxing year round in our indoor heated pool or jumping into the beautiful Atlantic Ocean just outside their doors. We love making lasting memories happen and we've been told we're pretty good at it. It is our aim to make every guest become a repeat guest and offer you a vacation superior to other Outer Banks hotels.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Business Centre with Internet Access
Pool / beach towels
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Lynn L wrote a review 1 Apr
North Ridgeville, Ohio5 contributions1 helpful vote
Great hotel, comfortable, clean... fabulous oceanfront location.. a few steps and you are right on the beach! Glad we chose Nags Head to stay.. very central.. we drove, sightseeing, trying restaurants from Hatteras area all the way North to Currituck to see the Wild Horses! This hotel had covered parking spots and breakfast was good too! Nice little balcony also.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Alberto T wrote a review Jan 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia267 contributions136 helpful votes
I stayed for 2 nights at this property during mid-January. The check-in process was quick and done safely, as there is a plastic divider on the concierge's desk and they were also masked. I had a 4th floor, oceanside room, a little balcony with a couple of chairs and great view of the ocean, and easy to the beach just steps away. There is a glass door between the room and the balcony, which is great for access, but keeps the outside temperature from affecting the room. Given that this was very the off-season, there were not a lot of a guests, so I did not have to worry as much about being close to other guests in the elevator or common areas. The room itself was clean, tiny, the WiFi worked well and bed was comfortable. A small fridge, a microwave and a Keurig machine and an ample supply of towels was provided, as you would expect. Parking was plentiful and includes a small covered lot and various uncovered spots. The location is within a short drive of the main highway, with grocery stores, gas stations, gift shops, etc. All in all, the experienced lived up the standard of Holiday Inn Express.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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3 Helpful votes
cpwife wrote a review Jan 2021
Wake Forest, North Carolina101 contributions64 helpful votes
When they advertise ocean front, it is not a lie. We had a gorgeous view from our room. The hotel is exceptionally clean. The bathroom was spacious with plenty of counter space. At no time did we feel threatened by Covid. The front desk was screened off and offered wipes to everyone. Overall I was impressed with everything.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
2 Helpful votes
wewhynot wrote a review Dec 2020
Salisbury, North Carolina988 contributions90 helpful votes
Spent two days at this Holiday Inn Express. The check in process went fairly quickly. Some protected parking is available, with the hotel having a covered parking area under the hotel's second floor. Breakfast was different, since COVID restrictions have made some changes. However, they did have few items available. It is close to the beachfront- literally less than 200 feet. Also, it is fairly close to a shopping center and restaurants along the main highway in Nags Head. Otherwise, it met the basic standards of a Holiday Inn Express
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Buckeye West Point Fan wrote a review Nov 2020
Radcliff, Kentucky113 contributions29 helpful votes
This great hotel is right on the beach. You walk from the parking lot over the sand dune and you are right on the beach! Floors 4 and 5 have the best views of ocean and beach. The hotel and room were clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. While breakfast is still grab and go it was well stocked. Overall great experience!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$118 - US$337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront?
Nearby attractions include OBX Party Bus (0.8 km), Absolutely Outer Banks (0.8 km), and The Cottage Shop (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Moon Beach Grill, Grits Grill, and Duck Donuts.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Island Farm (7.3 km), USS HURON Wreck (4.4 km), and Roanoke Island Maritime Museum (6.2 km).
Does Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.