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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I could not make the trip actually in November, but just had to write this....because I have been here a few times... This time ....thought I would add a big thank you to Kristie, front desk manager, for her professional communication. I have owned 3 restaurants in Raleigh, and appreciate when our "service industry" finds incredible staff who care about... More 

Thank Cowgirlfirst
ManagerX1, Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for singling out Kristie for the excellent service and hospitality she delivered. She truly embodies and personifies what our service culture is all about. We are so proud of her! We will certainly share your kind words and thank her personally for taking such good care of our guests. We look forward to seeing... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been going to the Clamdigger several times a year for over 15 years!! We have very fond memories of the hotel and restaurant under the previous management/owner. The ownership changed in April 2016 and things have deteriorated to the point that we will never visit again. If it wasn't for Tameka, I would be giving... More 

3 Thank jstrickland519
ManagerX1, Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your candid feedback. We are sorry we failed to provide with you an enjoyable stay. We apologize for the many issues you experienced with our service and accomodations while you were our guest and assure you we are working to prevent future incidents such as the ones you reported. We are also about... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
Level Contributor
44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We are originally from N.J. and recently moved to N.C. This is our first trip to the NC beach and we found a gem. My accessible room was perfect, immaculate, well appointed with an over abundant supply of soft towels. The friendly staff help to make this place the only resort in NC for my family. The restaurant offers delicious... More 

Thank racerqueen3
ManagerX1, Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the generous five-star rating of your stay at Clam Digger Inn at Pine Knoll Shores. We are so glad that you loved your room with the awesome view and our delicious food. Our staff would be thrilled to know you and your family enjoyed our services and had an excellent experience with us. We would love to... More 

Russell, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Having visited the Clam Digger Inn for over 11summers and we always loved the service, the ocean front rooms and it was very clean. We started going to The Clam Digger Inn when the Children were young and they loved it It is a great place for children with the aquarium nearby and the shops for surfing and swimming gear.... More 

Thank mokruch45
ManagerX1, Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

It’s always a pleasure welcoming you back, and we are delighted you and your family thoroughly love visiting Clam Digger Inn. This tells us we are doing something right! We appreciate you taking the time from your busy schedule to post your comments about your comfortable ocean view room, fantastic service, and our convenient location. It is our pleasure having... More 

Kings Mountain, NC
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67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the room. Not too crazy about the bed. Hard to go from a king bed to a double bed. Sheets needed to be replaced. Did Moffit the bed, kept slipping off of mattress Super TV and Internet service. Very clean. A little pricey.

Thank Victoria R
ManagerX1, Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Clamdigger Inn on the Crystal Coast of Atlantic Beach for your recent stay. We are pleased you enjoyed your overall time with us, and appreciate you sharing your observations on how your experience could have been better. I hope you will visit us again so we can provide you with a better experience. Sincerely, Alyce Kelly, CHSP... More 

Gastonia, North Carolina
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48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We had an enjoyable stay here. I read some earlier reviews about the hard beds but they were fine for us. The only issue we had is with the very small bathrooms. If you are under 125 lbs. you should be fine. Room was clean and staff was friendly and helpful. Beautiful view from each room.

Thank jcman92374
ManagerX1, Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your comments. We are glad you had a great stay and enjoyed your clean, comfortable room having a beautiful view of the ocean. It is one of our most attractive features. Thanks once more for your review. Please come back and see us again soon. Sincerely, Alyce Kelly, CHSP General Manager Clamdigger... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stayed at the Clam Digger Inn on a Sunday - Wednesday. Check in lady was rude to begin with, should have left then. If you do one of their specials you better make sure you have it in writing. When we left and signed our invoice we were charged one price and then when checking our online account we were... More 

Thank amydale2016
ManagerX1, General Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing a review about your visit to our hotel. It is clear from your comments that service was lacking when you stayed with us. Please accept my apologies for the mistake with your reservation. I hope this has been resolved to your satisfaction, and please know that I am working with my team to prevent future instances... More 

Lexington KY
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had heard good things about this restaurant from locals who had patronized it in years past.  Unfortunately the hotel is under "new management" & the restaurant has gone downhill. The old multi-page menu with a terrific variety of seafood meal choices (a previous guest posted a photo of it elsewhere on Trip Advisor) is gone. Instead as we walked... More 

1 Thank Sharon R
ManagerX1, General Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this detailed review of our restaurant. I have addressed your food concerns with the Chef, and we can assure you that they have also been addressed with the staff. Our food is lovingly prepared, and we never want a guest to leave without experiencing the wonderful fresh food that we... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Love the all oceanfront rooms but the hotel is very dated....Breakfast service was great, Dinner was a nightmare. Bedding was comfortable and the staff was helpful. I would stay again if the pricing were right.

2 Thank EmoneyNC69
ManagerX1, Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Clamdigger Inn on the Crystal Coast of Atlantic Beach, NC. We are happy to know you loved our ocean view rooms and enjoyed our comfortable beds. We appreciate your nice comments about our staff and service. We are about to undertake a major renovation of our facility, and we look forward to showcasing you... More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We wanted to enjoy the ocean, but being a bit up in age, we didn't want to walk too far for our ocean fix. The Clam Digger suited us just fine. it is from a bygone era but the view from the 5th floor was wonderful, the sound of the sea and the view of the waves was relaxing. We... More 

Thank joycloud39
ManagerX1, Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Our thanks for reviewing your stay at Clamdigger Inn at Pine Knoll Shores and highlighting the excellent features of our property. Our beachfront location and stunning views are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the peaceful sounds of the ocean. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and the exceptional service from our team. We hope you will come back again... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Clam Digger Inn
The Clam Digger Inn
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All oceanfront rooms with small refrigerators, microwaves and private balconies. Full Service Restaurant open daily 6:30 am - 9 pm. Lounge open nightly with DJ on weekends. Meeting space available for groups from 15 to 120 persons. Only 1 mile to the NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores. Six miles to Ft Macon State Park. We are a family oriented resort - children and young adults under 21 must be with parents. We do not accept pets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clam Digger Inn

Address: 511 Salter Path Rd, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512-6003
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Pine Knoll Shores
Price Range: $116 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Clam Digger Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Clam Digger Hotel Atlantic Beach
Ramada Atlantic Beach
Clamdigger Inn
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“All the rooms are ocean front with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles joycloud39, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are ocean front so you have a great view from all rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Shelby2289, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We requested an upper level, corner room and got it. I personally like being at the end of the hall with others only on one side.”
 of 5 bubbles , 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors for a really great view.”
 of 5 bubbles stevee728, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I believe all the rooms face the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles missshady, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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