Ratings based on 424 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
82% 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.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller


Posted 10-Nov-2014
I know this hotel has been around a long time and it shows it. The room was okay, but not terribly comfortable and looked like it had been modified many times over the years, but only with band aids. Just felt kind of dingy. The best thing you could say about it was it's location on the oceanfront and close to restaurants.
4 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Va

Nice. Close to the beach

Posted 20-Oct-2014
The room was not bad. I think the walls are tooooo thin. You can hear everything that is going on in a room near you. Overall it was a nice stay
1 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom pittsburgh pa

Booked through Expedia will never do that again!

Posted 19-Oct-2014
The hotel is old. Beds and pillows smelled. Charged extra 242.00 for two rooms once we were given a rate of 84.00 each through Expedia. Door to view ocean was off sliders and was very difficult to open. Found blonde hair in the bed I am a brunette! Won't stay there again!
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Alabama

You get what you pay for, but it's on the beach...

Posted 08-Oct-2014
Pros: Near the Wright Brothers Museum and the Black Pelican
Cons: Back off the dog allotment - put in AC with dehumidifiers ( rooms are sticky and moist)
On the beach - Overly dog friendly - Small old rooms
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom va

Really nice Hotel close to the ocean

Posted 06-Oct-2014
Pros: It's on the ocean, and the hotel staff was the friendlest I have seen in a long time.
Cons: As far as the room I was in nothing, I would have loved being in a room where I could see the ocean, but you can't get it all everytime.
Location: Great Location, walking distance to restaurants and a deck on the dunes with benches
The John Yancey, was a very nice hotel, the staff was most gracious when we checked in. Our room was very nice, we were really suprised it had a frig, a micro wave and a coffee maker. At first I wasn't sure about the matress on the bed it felt crunchie when you sat of it, but I have to say I sleep better than I have in a long time. Will definitely stay there again, the rates are reasonable and the location is awesome.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Frederick Md

Overnight stay

Posted 30-Sep-2014
Pros: Very family friendly and clean. I liked the refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot in the room. We had a small deck to sit on outside the room.
Location: We visited the local aquarium and did a shark dive in it. It was a great experience.
The staff was friendly. Enjoyed the easy access to the beach. Room was very clean.
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom virginia

good location

Posted 22-Sep-2014
older hotel that needs renovation. great location. near to restaurants and shopping.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Wake Forest

Very good hotel in the middle of things!!!!

Posted 22-Sep-2014
Pros: Breakfast
It was a very good experience. This was my first time at the OBX. We were very impressed by the staff and the location of the hotel.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 20-Sep-2014 on Hotels.com
3 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveller

hotel room

Posted 20-Sep-2014 on Hotels.com
Everything was nice but did have some fleas in the room other than that it was good location