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Reviewed 21 October 2015

My husband and I have been coming back to Surf Side for at least five years now, at all different times of year. Worth the price of oceanfront room with a private balcony any time of year, but all the little extras make it an especially good value during the off-season. We enjoy the clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff,...

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Reviewed 20 October 2015

There is 5 of us, they had a loft so we didn't have to all be on top of each other. The breakfast had actual food, not the typical hotel food. Fresh fruit, real eggs, and great biscuits and gravy. The staff was very friendly and welcoming.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
Reviewed 20 October 2015

This past summer I went with a friend to investigate hotels for an upcoming church retreat that would happen in October. Although we looked at many, Surf Side won hands down. I loved the fact that it was family owned/operated and not a big chain hotel. We also liked the safety aspect of having interior rooms rather than having exterior...

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Thank Renee H
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This hotel is in excellent location in proximity to the various activities on the island. The facility is very clean, the rooms are spacious and nicely appointed. Staff at every level are friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast is excellent. The rooms have private balconies. The ocean front rooms have spectacular views of the ocean and from the "street side"...

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Aldan, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 October 2015

4th floor south side and the views were great!! watched the sun come up and could see the sound and cars going over causeway bridge.....very quiet too...nice to not have to hear people in other rooms....very clean, room was very nice, furnishings and all, even the linens and how the bed was made, very nice touch....spacious, could hear the waves...

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Thank nancye361
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This hotel never disappoints. From the great location to the friendly employees to the clean and spacious rooms, the Surf Side is the place to stay in the OBX. Stayed on the 4th floor partial OV. I also Had a slip and damaged the drywall which was repaired within several hours. The social time is a nice touch.

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Thank jays201517
Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The Surf Side provides the perfect oasis at Nags Head. The rooms are clean and quiet. The view from each room is perfect! You cannot ask for a better location. The grounds are well kept and the facilities well maintained. This is the only place we will consider staying each year. We have lots of fond memories here and look...

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Thank Laura F
Appomattox
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We have stayed at Surf Side Hotel the last few years. The very first time we stayed here, I was super impressed with the entire place. Our recent stay was no exception. The front desk greeted us promptly and displayed exceptional courtesy. Our room was very cozy and extremely clean. We stayed on the 3rd floor, Oceanfront suite in the...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We have been going to the Outer Banks for almost 35 years and have always stayed in a private home. Very rarely do we ever use a hotel but this time we were only planning a 2 night stay for my husband's birthday. Not only does the hotel provide a complimentary happy hour between 4 and 6 PM every night,...

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Sydney
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The hotel is exactly as you see it on the internet so no surprises. All the staff are very pleasant and friendly. Our room had a nice balcony which looked out on the pool and slightly left to the beach. It was lovely to be able to have the fresh sea breeze and the sound of the ocean coming into...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The BEST LOCATION, BEST VIEWS, BEST STAFF, BEST ROOMS, and the BEST VALUE! We are #1 on the Outer Banks because we know what our guests want and we strive hard to give it to them every day. Since 1984 our family owned and operated hotel has been making first time visitors long term guests with our Carolina Hospitality coupled with our exceptionally clean and well appointed rooms. We look forward to having you as our next guest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surf Side Hotel

Address: 6701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9119
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range: $105 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Side Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Surfside Hotel Nags Head
Surfside Nags Head
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
#1 Best Value Hotel in Nags Head
#1 Family Hotel in Nags Head
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nags Head
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