Ratings based on 184 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Swansboro, NC

Mixed feelings....

Posted 20-Apr-2015
I have mixed feelings about this hotel. I loved the location with access to the beach, and the staff was wonderful and very accommodating. Yet, there was some old smell in my room that gave me a migraine all weekend, and ants in the bathroom. The bathroom door didn't shut all the way because the sink was in the way (this would have been really awkward if I had someone staying in my room with me). The tub didn't have a stopper, but when I asked the front desk for one--the sent someone out to buy one for me. The night I checked in I didn't have towels in my room, but the receptionist promptly got some for me. The bed was firm and the pillows were too soft for me. Parking is tight.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 09-Apr-2015
Room and facility dirty and room covered in ants. Needs new carpet and deep cleaning
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 31-Mar-2015
Nice location, right on the beach. Central to everything I wanted to see and do while in the Outer Banks.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice older hotel with a great view of the ocean

Posted 31-Mar-2015
Great view of the ocean. Older hotel but the room was clean. Only negative was ice machine is in office and they close at 9pm. Bathroom was small but shower had good water pressure and temperature. We would stay again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Stevenfrom Farnham Va.

Thank You Lanna and Carla !

Posted 17-Jan-2015 on Hotels.com
Our stay was perfect.The staff at the Colonial Inn were awesome... We got to know Lanna and Carla who worked in the front office and they were eager to answer any questions we had and was so friendly. I have never been treated so nice at any of my Hotel stays. We loved it.
1 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller

Fishing Trip

Posted 25-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
Motel had a Moldy smell.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Davidfrom Charleston, SC

Nice Hotel. Friendly service

Posted 21-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
Surf trip
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Stephenfrom New Hampshire

Clean the carpets

Posted 20-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
I don't expect a 5 star hotel for 40 bucks. That's the whole point. What I do expect is cleanliness and punctuality. The room carpet was very dirty and since there is no overnight clerk I was delayed starting out the next morning because the day clerk showed up late. If they are not going to have someone there then they should have a key drop box to check out by. Other than those two issues the rest of the stay was excellent.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom High Point, NC

Basic affordable beachfront motel

Posted 22-Nov-2014
Pros: Location is convenient to beach and to dining, fishing pier, etc.
Cons: Rooms should be double-checked before guests arrive to make sure everything works.
Location: Great beachside resort area - fishing pier is next door, Hatteras Island, Jockey's Ridge and Wright Brothers Memorial are short drives away.
Room was clean, staff was friendly. Our early check in request was honored...but there was no running water in room at check in. This was corrected quickly enough, and the rest of our stay was uneventful and pleasing. Location is great, on the dunes and convenient to dining, shopping, fishing pier, and much more. It's a great value for the price. This was our second stay; we'll definitely return. If you require luxury accommodations, stay elsewhere. If you like a clean, basic, affordable room a short walk from the surf, this is a great choice!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Curtis

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 17-Nov-2014 on Hotels.com