Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Missed opportunities!

Posted 24-Sep-2014
Beautiful inn with great views of the water. However, the experience could have been a lot better. Upon arrival (4pm) had to call for someone to check us in. Once she took us to our room, that was the last we saw or spoke to any staff member. We were disappointed that there was no beakfast served. Mini fridge in room would have been nice if bottled water and maybe cookies or fruit upon arrival. Room was nice, large and comfortable, but missing a few things. The tv was very small and could not be watched from the bed. As a safety issue, there wasn't a phone in the room either. Quality of towels and linens subpar for what we paid for our room. There was no one around to ask about the area and things to do. This could be a really nice inn if they paid more attention to detail and friendliness.
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Virginia

Not what was advertised.

Posted 05-Sep-2014
Pros: Nice location.
Cons: Need a better description of the rooms/suites.
Location: Not much to do in Manteo. Nags Head is close by though with lots to do and see.
This was advertised as a suites hotel. When we checked in we were told that ours was a small room and not a suite. We were upgraded to a nice 3 room suite with a view of the water and a balcony. However this was for one night since it was booked for the next night. We were told that we could have that same suite for the next 2 nights of our stay. There were no other rooms available so we were moved back to our reserved room. This was just a room with a small kitchen and and a bathroom. There were no windows and only one chair. The next afternoon we came back to the hotel expecting to be in the large suite. We were not. We were told that the people in the suite wanted to stay another night. We left the hotel and got a room elsewhere. Be careful if you want to stay in this hotel. Make sure that you understand what you are getting.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Outerbanksfrom USA

Good place for R&R

Posted 13-Jun-2014 on Hotels.com
Hotel has a very good view of the water and we enjoyed our stay at the Burrus. However, they advertise a breakfast on this website which is not true. We had to call someone to get into the hotel and never saw anyone after we checked in.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by MTfrom Raleigh NC

Nice place to stay

Posted 18-Nov-2013 on Hotels.com
Nice view and large good quality room. Would stay at Burrus House again on the third floor.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Luxusappartement zum Relaxen

Posted 03-Aug-2013
Luxussuite mit tollem Ausblick aufs Wasser. 2 Balkons mit gemütlicher Sitzmöglichkeit. Voll eingerichtete Küchenzeile; Luxusbad mit Whirlpool; separater Dusche, zwei Waschtischen und eigenem Balkon. Sehr ruhig. Mehrere gute Restaurants in Laufentfernung. Unbedingt eines der besseren Zimmer nehmen, nicht alle haben den gleichen Ausblick.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Burrus House Inn

Posted 02-Aug-2013
Great hotel. More like a B&B (except no breakfast) rather than a hotel. Very convenient to the beach. We really enjoyed our stay and are already making plans for next summer. Vickie (owner or manager) was very accommodating and most pleasant.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Kfrom DC

Beautiful hotel, casual service

Posted 16-Jul-2013 on Hotels.com
I understand why this place has mixed reviews. The physical hotel itself is beautiful, nice view, exotic hardwood floors, etc. But it is managed very casually. When I checked in, the manager said there had been a cancellation so she upgraded me to a better suite, and said I could stay as long as I wanted, because no one was coming after me. Great! I thought. But about 10 AM on checkout morning she called and asked when I was leaving, because now someone was coming after me and she wanted me to check out so she could clean the room. I pointed out that she had told me I could stay as long as I wanted when I checked in, and I was at that time away from the hotel so it would be about an hour before I could return and remove my things. I came back to the hotel to find the maid in there cleaning around my things, so I could no longer have the leisurely pack up and change out of the bathing suit time that I had planned. She meant well, but she really should not have changed the instruction she gave me midstream. If she were not sure I could stay as long as I wanted (and I only wanted to stay until 11:30 AM, which is not exorbitant), she should not have told me I could. A professionally run hotel would not do that. I still give them a 4, but if you want to stay at a place run like a luxury hotel, this is not for you.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Carlafrom Washington DC

Wedding

Posted 17-Jun-2013
It is a great place. A storm was predicted, the staff had an umbrella in the room for us, and also had flashlight in case of power outage.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Beautiful place

Posted 29-May-2013 on Hotels.com
We liked this place very much the moment we arrived. Our room had a nice view of the Roanoke Sound, with private decks. Our room was very spacious and bright with many windows, and had a separate bedroom, a kitchenette, and a huge bathroom. We liked attention to details, like furniture, decor, linens, etc. The inn is a short distance to Nags Head (where we spent most time), but sufficiently away from the craziness of a beach town. There were good restaurants not far away from this inn. One thing I want to emphasize is that this is not a hotel. It is a small inn, with only 9 or 10 rooms. I saw some reviewers complaining about the lack of basic amenities and services you find in a typical hotel, but I thought this place definitely had a character a typical hotel doesn't have. We enjoyed coming back to this place after spending a day at the beach. Although there aren't services like a concierge or 24-hour front desk, I thought the people at this inn were very friendly. They told us which restaurants are good in the area, and we enjoyed dining at those restaurants. Next time we go back to the outer banks, we may stay at this place again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Nancyfrom NC

Nice weekend get-away

Posted 12-Nov-2012
Pros: Water view, private balcony, upscale amenities, very clean and welcoming.
Cons: Squeaky, loud floors above us.
Location: Near downtown area of Manteo, great water views, easy to walk to restaurants and shops.
Wonderful inn with great water view. Very nice furnishings and comfortable bed. Nice added touches such as small kitchenette, fireplace and jacuzzi tub. Easy walk to restaurants and shops. Only complaint was noisy neighbors above who started their days at 4:30 am. Squeaky wood floors above - you could literally hear every step- not especially welcome on Sat and Sun mornings!