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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My family and I decided to go to the Outer Banks a day early since our beach home was a sun-sun rental. Upon check-in there was a mis-communication of how many people were going to be in the room (booked with a third party) and they only had me listed for 2 people when in fact I had 7 we...

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Arlington
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We booked this hotel through a third party provider, and we were reminded of that by the hotel staff every time we talked with them. I guess they don't like it when you get a better price elsewhere. A big storm was coming, and per the parking lot I don't think the hotel was full (lots of cancellations in the...

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We are from Pennsylvania and had arrived at the hotel literally 12 minutes prior to the 4 p.m. check-in time noted on the booking confirmation. We were denied check in and were told to come back...ok, so I went back in the office 12 minutes later and had wait for better than 10 minutes to be "checked in." Once we...

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1Thank Deejer84
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The location of the John Yancey hotel is great -- right on the water! The rooms were just okay. Linens were low-quality, and the sheets weren't the cleanest. Our sheets needed replaced because there was sand still on our original set when we arrived. I'd stay again, but not if I wanted something particularly nice.

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I was excited initially after speaking to the lovely lady on the phone who confirmed my room. She was helpful and polite and it was virtually painless to book. When we arrived.. we were surprised it seemed like a different atmosphere. The first thing we noticed when checking in was the lack of advertisement on the sign at the road....

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1Thank xlovexmexdearlyx
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Very basic rooms and a bit of a rowdy crowd on a Friday evening. Had an oceanfront room which had a great view despite the loud music from next door. Bed was average. Bathroom was average. Free breakfast included albeit too simple.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not one to give really negative reviews, but this was not a good place to stay. It is in DIRE need of a renovation. It looks like something from the 60s, and not in a good way. When we checked in, we were told we could find something "by the phone." There was no phone. When I called the...

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is old, in need up updating and upgrading, but the location is great. We had an ocean view room and we're pretty pleased with the view we got. The first impression when we walked into the Four Seasons building was the smell. The hallways have a very strong mildew, stale musty smell. Our room smelled as well, but...

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My family visited John Yancey Inn in September 2016. We had an amazing time! Quiet and quaint little ocean front gem! Clean rooms, excellent hotel service, and minutes from the beach! Free breakfast included muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt, pancakes, waffles, bagels, boiled eggs, cereal, fresh coffee, tea, and juice. Pool was clean and had a outside shower to wash off...

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I really enjoyed my stay here. Pet friendly rooms don't face the ocean, but walk 20 feet and there it is. My room was clean, airy, great beds and had oodles of towels. Fridge, microwave, everything I needed. I guess the room would be considered on the smaller side, but it's the beach and prime ocean front, so I expected...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oceanfront motel in the heart of the Outer Banks, NC. Outdoor pool, dune deck, rooms with balconies, FREE breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi, and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

Address: 2009 S Virginia Dare Trl, MP 10, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7761
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Price Range: $74 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — John Yancey Oceanfront Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 107
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Also Known As:
John Yancey Oceanfront Hotel Kill Devil Hills
John Yancey Quality Inn
Quality Inn Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills Quality Inn
John Yancey Oceanfront Inn Kill Devil Hills, NC - Outer Banks
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
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“Just check them out first and if in the Four Seasons........get a room on the third or forth floor!”
 of 5 bubbles Fireguy1, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you get an ocean front room, bring your own step stool. Erosion has left a big step down.”
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“Oceanfront, but the others were close to beachfront also.”
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“Great view of beach from top floors !”
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