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Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, an IHG Hotel

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4701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9295
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#3 of 13 hotels in Nags Head
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Private Beach Access and Beautiful Ocean Views in Nags Head! Located on the white sand shores of Nags Head, North Carolina, our oceanfront hotel is the only Outer Banks hotel that features over 4 acres of pristine oceanfront, and is located in a quiet, residential area. Relax on the sands of the Atlantic Ocean or take an adventure with local surfing, fishing and dolphin tours. Because your experience is our priority, complimentary services include: indoor pool, full free hot and cold breakfast bar, laundry facility, free Wi-Fi, business center, 24 hour fitness center, and express checkout. Our Nags Head hotel is located within minutes of all the top attractions including Jennette's Pier, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Bodie Island Lighthouse, and the Wright Brothers National Memorial. After a busy day of taking in the beauty of the Outer Banks, Nags Head, and Kill Devil Hills; do not miss the opportunity to relax year-round in our indoor heated pool.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Fishing
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Newspaper
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
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Momof3inRVA wrote a review 21 Sep
Richmond, Virginia49 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here over Labor Day weekend. We had a dune's view room on floor 2. We really liked the hotel. It has been updated recently. Very nice shower and amenities were Dove brand. The beds were comfy. The location is great, super close to Fresh Market, Food Lion, shops, etc. The free breakfast was nice and my kids loved it. They changed up a few of the hot items each morning. One morning they had western omelets & bacon, the next morning they had scrambled eggs and biscuits/gravy. The breakfast attendants were great about restocking everything very quickly. The only thing I did notice was the indoor pool was very small (we did not go in it). But other than that everything was wonderful and we would definitely return. Tip: request a room on floor 4 or 5 with a ocean view.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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sgmmac48 wrote a review 16 Sep
Columbia, South Carolina13 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked room on holiday inn app%. Can not receive military discount because it goes though a third party. Staff at front desk was not helpful and their attitude was “we don’t care call the hotel direct when booking.” Why have a app!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Bobo-Boston-08 wrote a review Aug 2022
Boston4 contributions12 helpful votes
I made a reservation using the holiday inn iphone app for this hotel (which seemed decent), and later had to cancel it within the cancellation period. However, my 1 nights deposit ($300) was not refunded. They say you have to call the hotel directly to get it back. I did that, but the refund still didn't show up. They have now said that it will show up 8-10 days from my second request, a week after my first request, and 2 weeks after initial cancellation. Haven't had problems like this before with Holiday Inn, but super disappointed that they continue to hold on to my money and lie about the refund process. Hope you have better luck!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Hello, Bobo-Boston-08 We are very interested in your opinion about your stay with us on our property. We need insights like yours to improve our quality and constantly aim higher for the enjoyment of our guests. It is lovely to see you have chosen us for your stay. I apologize for the situation you described, and I have shared your sentiment with our management to ensure proper action is taken. Our establishment aims to meet the highest expectations in your business or leisure trips. I hope you give us another chance to show you we can do better. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon. Alejandro G. Case Manager IHGService
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KCMLive wrote a review Aug 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia317 contributions118 helpful votes
From our front desk check in, to the daily housekeeping service and beachfront location, we LOVED our stay. This was our first trip to Nags Head, so we were not sure what to expect. So here are a few tips: 1. We got a beachfront room. Ask for the 4th or 5th floor. Otherwise the dunes will block your view. 2. Parking is free and plentiful. 3. Housekeeping came EVERY DAY! In the COVID era this is not a given, but it was much appreciated and they did a great job. 4. The hotel is centrally located but in Nags Head you will have to drive to activities, restaurants, etc. There is no boardwalk. 5. The room has handy features like a desk and dresser where you can hang wet things. 6. The breakfast was basic, but hot and restocked well. This is not a luxury hotel, but for a family beach stay vacay, this was a perfect choice.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Heather V wrote a review Aug 2022
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The view from our oceanfront room was breathtaking. The bed and pillows were so comfortable. The staff was very friendly. The free breakfast was so delicious. It was on the beach so it was super convenient to go back and forth from our room. We definitely plan on staying there again!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Steve G wrote a review Jul 2022
Rahway, New Jersey196 contributions55 helpful votes
Hotel was very clean, staff was friendly, pool was clean and relaxing, breakfast was plentiful and great view from the balcony. The bed was extremely comfortable, room clean (has a small refrigerator and microwave), Bathroom is clean with plenty of towels. Hallways are very clean. The breakfast was plentiful and very good array of choices. The pool was warm and very clean. There is a sun deck outside of the pool which is a fantastic place to relax. Go out the door and take the stairs/ramp to he beach. Front end staff were friendly and checked us in and out quickly. Great stay!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Beach front room on a higher floor so you get the best views of the ocean
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TravelerfromMtKisco wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York50 contributions45 helpful votes
This was our first time visit to OBX and first time staying at Holiday Inn Express. We stayed 4 nights on the 3rd floor in a room with street view. We enjoyed the hotel amenities such as the free breakfast, free outdoor parking, fitness room, laundry room, indoor pool, however, most of all I enjoyed the great location on the beach. The free breakfast is conveniently located on the 2nd floor however, the maximum capacity is 49 so if you want a good table, you will need to get there before the morning rush. I thought the daily breakfast options such as egg omlettes, sausage and ham/bacon, biscuits & gravy, assorted cereals, pancakes, muffins, bagels, fresh fruit, fresh coffee, were consistently good but could be a little better and have more variety for travelers staying more than 2 days. The hotel room was clean and fully renovated. I enjoyed the large flat screen TV, keurig coffee maker, mini fridge, and fully renovated contemporary bathroom. Housekeeping Service was provided everyday which included making the beds, new bath towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, which was great. Overall, I thought this hotel is in a great location that is close to everything in OBX and a great value. I would definitely consider staying here again.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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_SLH138_ wrote a review Jul 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota124 contributions78 helpful votes
We stayed in a "partial view" room, which was on the 3rd floor of the ocean side of the building. We think "partial" references the fact that we weren't high enough to see the sand of the beach or it may be that when seated, the balcony railing exactly blocks the line of sight. Regardless, we really liked having the balcony and loved the view of the ocean. (Note that there is a parking lot between the hotel and the beach, but it was quiet and not a problem.) This hotel was recently converted to a Holiday Inn Express and has been updated. Our room was in good shape, but without really effective maintenance and cleaning, this property could easily start to deteriorate. Our room was clean and comfortable, but the air conditioning unit was quite noisy. It cooled the room very well though. The breakfast area is perhaps a bit small for the size of the hotel, but we managed to dodge crowds every morning. The breakfast food was very good and seemed to be of higher quality than other chains. The staff were very attentive with frequent cleaning of tables and restocking of items. We were pleasantly surprised that the room had a safe, which is really helpful if you're headed to the beach, as well as a water bottle fill station in the fitness center. Also, there are outdoor showers and a garden hose to clean off sand when returning from the beach. If we visited the Outer Banks again in the future, I would likely stay at this hotel again and hope that its condition had been maintained and perhaps improved a bit.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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UGApeach wrote a review Jun 2022
124 contributions18 helpful votes
Had a recent stay here as a quick beach visit to break up a long road trip. Hotel is located right on the beach in a residential area with both covered and uncovered parking. Here are my takeaways from this visit: CHECK IN: Everyone at the front desk was just excellent and made my husband and I feel like valued guests. Very professional and friendly. Popular questions were answered in advance as part of the check in process. Very guest focused and got our stay off to a great start. PARKING: Free and there was both covered and uncovered options. All the parking is right at the front door. ROOM: Comfortable and plenty of places to set up our luggage off the floor. Bathroom was a bit small but was very clean, and had the extra towels we asked for. Travel sized soap and body lotion were by the sink. Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower gel were in dispensers in the shower. They were all branded "Dove" but I noticed on a housekeeping cart outside our door that a large container that must be used for refills of conditioner had a different name. If it matters, the shampoo and shower gel on the cart said "Dove". This could be a "supply chain" issue with getting matching products right now . The bed and pillows were comfortable. We had a balcony room that had two chairs and a small table that made for a nice area to read a book and enjoy watching the beach and surf. The closet also had a small laundry basket and I noticed during our stay that several of our fellow guests were making use of their room's basket as they were coming and going to the laundry room available for the guest's use. We didn't need to do laundry this trip but thought it was a nice touch. BREAKFAST: Nice selection of typical Holiday Inn Express breakfast foods. One of the better complimentary breakfast offerings we've encountered recently. Everything was constantly being cleaned and well stocked by very friendly team members. There were a few times that the Breakfast room was a bit crowded. BEACH ACCESS: Another plus for this property! There are some stairs and/or ramp to take you to a small sitting area over the dunes and then a few steps down to the beach. The sitting area had a couple of benches if you just wanted to enjoy the view from there. The beach was quiet, very clean and the sand was easy to walk on with I sometimes have issues with in areas that have lots of shells. Information was posted in the lobby about a company that could arrange beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. for daily rental. I did see lots of guests bring their own from the back of their cars which were parked right by the beach ramping. Also, you'll need to bring your own beach towels. GENERAL THOUGHTS: If our travels brought us back to the Outer Banks, I wouldn't hesitate to return!! Lots of great restaurants close by and we also enjoyed the Wright Brother's National park right down the road and also the Bodie Lighthouse a few miles in the other direction. Only issues were with our fellow guests. Several used the ice machine at 5am and 6am to load up their coolers to go fishing. There were signs up at the ice machines to check the front desk for bulk ice. It does get loud!! Also, the first night, we had a fire alarm go off. When you check in, you sign a paper that if you're caught bringing a pet, smoking or vaping in your room, there is a $500 fine. Well, someone thought they could get around that and set off the alarm around 9pm that night. We all had to go to the parking lot by way of the stairs and wait for the fire department to arrive to inspect the hotel before we could return. The front desk had monitoring equipment that knew exactly which room was involved. Those two issues didn't ruin our stay at all but it was disappointing that a couple of our fellow guests weren't considerate.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Margaret S wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed in a partial view room with a balcony and everything was perfect. It was so nice to wake up every morning and watch the sunrise from bed. The gorgeous beach was just a quick walk over the dunes on the wooden walkway/stairs. The pool was great after a hot day on the beach. The staff was so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in the area. Everything you would need was conveniently located.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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US$132 - US$280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastOuter BanksNags Head
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include OBX Party Bus (0.8 km), Rock-A-Bye Baby (0.2 km), and Absolutely Outer Banks (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, an IHG Hotel?
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, an IHG Hotel?
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, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grits Grill, Blue Moon Beach Grill, and Duck Donuts.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, an IHG Hotel?
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, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, an IHG Hotel?
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, an IHG Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.