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Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 July 2015

This place was disgusting. A room so tiny it could be my closet, that smelled (like mold, like animal, like dirt, or like the maid who constantly smoked outside our window)...I wanted to shower every second I was in this place...but no way you could pay me to get in that shower..even if I did, chances were I couldn't lift...

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Joshua R, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review

I sincerely apologize that your stay was so far below expectation. I do appreciate the feedback. I can honestly say of my four years managing this property this seems very atypical of a stay with us. I hope otherwise you enjoyed the beautiful Outer Banks and are able to return to the beach soon.

Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Rooms where OK, bed was very firm. But the staff was fantastic. When we told the guy at the front desk we were celebrating a birthday he gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne. The cleaning ladies were also exeptionaly friendly.

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Cai P, Guest Relations Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review

Hi Tracy! Thank you for taking the time to write a review during your stay at our hotel. We will pass along to our staff members how you appreciate their service, for going above and beyond their duties to make your birthday and stay at our hotel truly memorable. We hope you will visit the Outer Banks soon.

Jefferson, Maryland
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We like to stay at the Colonial for a couple of nights prior to checking into our week vacation house. We appreciate this pet friendly motel with a great location on the ocean and next to Nags Head pier. We had a couple of small issues with our room and the staff was very quick to respond. Staff is always...

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Cai P, Guest Relations Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review

Hi Doris! Thank you so much for staying with us again this year. We appreciate your feedback. We are happy to know that the upgrades we have made over the years are greatly appreciated. We are very glad we were able to resolve the issues you've had during your stay. We strive everyday to give utmost customer service and attention...

Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a place right off of the beach at a decent price during peak season this is it. It is not a new build so expect some old charm. Nags Head is not as commercial as say a Panama City Beach so getting a room right of the beach is not easy unless you are renting...

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Cai P, Guest Relations Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review

Hi Brian, happy anniversary again from all of us here at Outer Banks Inn. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We hope you will visit the Outer Banks soon.

Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Decent place if you're not staying the whole day inside the room. Wifi though has bad connection, you have to be close to the office. I like that there's a kitchenette in every room I think. The pier is right next to it. Perfect spot for sunrise.

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Joshua R, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review

I appreciate your feedback as it only helps us improve. I can say we doubled our WIFI speed and placed additional hot spots to improve connections. Of our 38 rooms 16 do have full kitchens that are fully equipped. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful sunrises. Hope you can return soon.

Alderson, West Virginia
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We reserved our room only 3 days in advance and got an oceanfront room exactly as we were promised. It's rare to find a motel that allows pets in the oceanfront rooms but our cat was even welcome there! There is a dune between the motel and the beach but we could see and hear the ocean right from our...

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Cai P, Guest Relations Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a feedback about your stay. We greatly appreciate it! We are very glad that you had a relaxing vacation during your stay at our hotel. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 June 2015

I was suppose to have a first floor 1 bedroom oceanfront room. It was confirmed the day before we left. Got there had had a one bedroom second floor - no sign of the ocean. Pool not filled.I have 2 bad knees and trouble breathing. By the time, we got to the second floor, we both could have used a...

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Joshua R, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review

I sincerely apologize for the issues during your stay. It seems there was miscommunication regarding the availability of rooms. All of our apartments are around the pool and all the ocean front rooms are standard rooms. There is never an excuse for miscommunication and I apologize again. I do hope you were able to enjoy your stay otherwise here in...

Orange, Virginia
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

After a stay last summer, we returned in May and found new carpets and new furniture. The funky old carpeting was the most detrimental feature last summer, and we were happy to see this cozy, friendly place getting a facelift. There is also a very nice new deck on the dunes at the back of the hotel -- a great...

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Cai P, Guest Relations Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are very glad you noticed the changes and upgrades that we have done at Colonial Inn. We appreciate your loyalty and hope that we see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Very helpful and pleasant front desk staff, especially Melissa and Linda who helped make our last minute stay very successful. Comfortable bed in the room. Met my husband's criteria for dark and quiet room. Lovely deck overlooking the ocean providing a beautiful morning sunrise, and a lovely place for an evening cocktail.

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Cai P, Guest Relations Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback about our hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff was able to help you make your stay a memorable one. We hope to see you soon when you visit the Outer Banks.

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Fortunately we only booked one night on our road trip here. We were on the first floor, to get there we passed the tiny deck which overlooked the beach, pass an overflowing and stinking trash bin. The seats on the passage were all peeling paint. The room was OK in size, till you tried to get into the bathroom, the...

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Joshua R, General Manager at Colonial Inn, responded to this review

The Inn is an older style property and some things limit us in changing while maintaining the style and character of the property. I certainly apologize for the trash and other issues mentioned as that is unacceptable and there is no excuse for. I hope you were able to enjoy your time while in the beautiful Outer Banks and are...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial Inn

Address: 3329 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9267
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range: $106 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Colonial Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Colonial Hotel Nags Head
Colonial Motel Nags Head
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
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