Ratings based on 371 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Charlotte NC

nice hotel on the beach

Posted 14-Sep-2014
the staff were incredibly friendly & welcoming. The room was a typical double bed that you would see anywhere - there was a smell when you first walked in, but it went away quickly (most likely ocean smells). It was nice to be right on the beach - this hotel had its on walk way out onto the beach. The breakfast bar was nice with a good variety of quick foods. There is a nice clean pool &playground. Lots in walking distance. I would stay here again & highly recommend it. My only complaint is that our balconey door was hard to open.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Northern Virginia

Comfortable clean hotel.

Posted 14-Sep-2014
Pros: See above
Cons: Free Breakfast entree needs to include "sugar free" cereals and syrups for diabetic guests.
Location: Centrally located Oceanfront off Virginia Dare Beach Road, parallel to Mile Post 10 (of 17) of U.S. Rt 158 at the center of the Outer Banks island.
Large well maintained, pleasant rooms. Easy access (fifty yards) to beach, helpful staff, quiet surroundings. Ideal for family vacationing.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

hmm... Never Again

Posted 11-Sep-2014
Pros: The hotel is right off the beach...and the cleaning staff is very prompt.
Cons: I would recommend updating the hotel and possibly getting a better cooling system for the rooms.
First off, this hotel looks NOTHING like the picture displayed. The rooms are very old fashioned and the room we stayed in was overall very damp. Clothes that I didn't even wear on the trip needed to be washed due to the moisture in the room. One night a room next to us fire alarm went off, loudly, three times. The fire truck had to come and it took them about 45 minutes to locate the actual room! Needless to say we weren't able to wake up early for the sunrise that morning...
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Raleigh, NC

on the beach, walls are too thin

Posted 09-Sep-2014
We loved being right on the beach. Hotel staff were very helpful and kind. Rooms were clean. The sliding door to our balcony was really hard to get open. For the price, it would be nice if the rooms were better sound proofed. The people next to us weren't even loud, but I could hear them walking across the floor and onto the balcony many times. I'm sure they heard us as well, even though we weren't loud. It was our anniversary, so it would have been nice to have a room that was more private. I think the price is too expensive for the quality of the walls.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from VA

Great!

Posted 08-Sep-2014
Pros: Clean, great location, friendly staff
Clean, comfortable, and in a great location. Literally steps to the beach and very nice pool as well. Would recommend and stay here again!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Ok but I wouldn't stay there again

Posted 06-Sep-2014
The room was clean but oh so tiny. Advertised as oceanfront, most of the rooms faced a parking lot. The balcony was also so small that if someone walked by while you were sitting outside looking at the parking lot, you had to scrunch up to give them room to pass. Next time I would spend $20 more to stay someplace with just a bit more room. The staff was very nice and courteous.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Washington DC

Posted 04-Sep-2014
It was a disappointing experience, the hotel is very old and run down.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Efland NC

Decent place with great beach access

Posted 02-Sep-2014
We stayed here for a long weekend with two small children. Except for the party girls two rooms down it was quiet. Hotel was in a good location for things to do and dining. Excellent beach access. Room was clean and had all advertised amenities, staff was friendly. Beds were a bit hard and pillows too fluffy but that's just me. Had a couple of maintenance issues but both were resolved in a couple of hours. A little overpriced for our room because the rooms are a bit outdated as far as furnishings and, even though we were on the ocean side, there was a dune blocking our view. Parking was also an issue for us one night when the lot was full but the front desk clerk told us we could park across the street and we didn't get towed. Over all, a decent place for a short stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Virginia

Posted 25-Aug-2014
Pros: I liked that we were right at the beach. We just grabbed our stuff and walked out on the beach. Our kids loved the pool.
Location: The hotel is right at the Nags Head and Kill Devils Hill line. A quick trip out for something to eat or shopping.
We had a nice long weekend and the John Yancey was a nice place stay. The kids hadn't stayed in a hotel before so they really loved it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice hotel. Very close to the beach.

Posted 25-Aug-2014
The staff is wonderful. They are friendly and helpful.