Best Hotels in Outer Banks

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Outer Banks based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    Sanderling Resort
    Duck, NC
    #1 in Best Hotels in Outer Banks
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1149 reviewsTripAdvisor (1149)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    Known for its beachy, romantic feel, the Outer Banks has been drawing travelers to the shores of North Carolina for quite some time. Sanderling Resort's expansive oceanfront property encompasses all of those OBX allures with its tranquil setting, charming decor and ample activities. The resort's location in Duck – between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound – means views of the water are available from nearly every room. Inside your room, you'll find a minifridge, a marble bathroom, a flat-screen TV and a private balcony. But with an award-winning spa, an adjacent beach and three pools (one kid-friendly, one adults-only and one indoor), it's unlikely that you'll want to spend much time in your room. What's more, the on-site restaurants offer a variety of cuisine options – from steak and seafood to casual burgers and sandwiches to wintertime s'mores toasted over an outdoor fire pit. These amenities and accommodations do, however, come attatched to a daily resort fee.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    First Colony Inn
    Nags Head, NC
    #2 in Best Hotels in Outer Banks
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 399 reviewsTripAdvisor (399)
    First Colony Inn is a 3.5 star hotel located at 6715 S Croatan Hwy in Outer Banks. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 399 reviews.
    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    #3 in Best Hotels in Outer Banks
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1377 reviewsTripAdvisor (1377)
    Free WiFi

    The guest rooms at the Days Inn by Wyndham Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront – Wilbur come with flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access and coffee makers. While there's no on-site restaurant, a hot complimentary breakfast is served daily. There are also barbecue grills available for guest use. Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool and complimentary self-parking. Recent guests said the rooms were clean and modern, and also liked the tasty breakfast; however, others mentioned older rooms that could use a refresh. Because this hotel has ties to the Wyndham brand, Wyndham Rewards members can use and accrue points by choosing to stay here.

    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    White Doe Inn
    Manteo, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 388 reviewsTripAdvisor (388)
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    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Cypress House Inn
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 127 reviewsTripAdvisor (127)
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    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Inn on Pamlico Sound
    Buxton, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1258 reviewsTripAdvisor (1258)

    Located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks, the Inn on Pamlico Sound is a 12-room boutique hotel. All accommodations are equipped with flat-screen televisions with DVD players, separate sitting areas and high-speed Internet access; some rooms offer private porches with Adirondack chairs. On-site amenities include a small pool, water sports equipment like stand-up paddleboards and kayaks, a 14-seat movie theater, bicycles for guest use, and a restaurant, Cafe Pamlico.

    3.5-star Hotel Class
  • The First Colony Inn
    Nags Head, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 399 reviewsTripAdvisor (399)
    Free WiFi

    First Colony Inn is a boutique property located in North Carolina's Outer Banks. All of the guest rooms feature minifridges, microwaves, Keurig coffee makers and bathrooms with heated towel racks, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. While there's no on-site restaurant, a complimentary hot breakfast is served daily, and there is a complimentary afternoon social with snacks and beverages. Recent guests liked the friendly, personable service, though others wished for better service and food variety at breakfast. Other on-site amenities and services offered include a seasonal outdoor pool, lawn games and beach equipment and chairs available to rent. 

    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Cambridge Cove At Bermuda Bay By Kees Vacations
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 57 reviewsTripAdvisor (57)
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    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Cypress Moon Inn
    Kitty Hawk, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 102 reviewsTripAdvisor (102)
    Free WiFi
    Cypress Moon Inn is a 3 star hotel located at 1206 Harbor Court in Outer Banks. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 102 reviews.
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk
    Kitty Hawk, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1848 reviewsTripAdvisor (1848)
    Free WiFi

    At the Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk, the guest rooms and suites include minifridges, microwaves, remote printing access, balconies, pillow-top mattresses and coffee makers. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and all throughout the property. Numerous recent guests reported clean and spacious rooms with panoramic ocean views, as well as friendly staff. The Garden Grille & Bar serves American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other on-site amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness room, a video arcade and direct beach access, though keep in mind that pets are not allowed. Because this hotel belongs to the Hilton brand, Hilton Honors members can redeem and accrue points for their stay.

    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sea Ranch Resort
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 978 reviewsTripAdvisor (978)
    Free WiFi

    Located in North Carolina's Outer Banks, the Sea Ranch Resort is an oceanfront property with 78 guest rooms and suites. Each guest room comes equipped with a minifridge, a microwave, air conditioning, a coffee maker and a flat-screen TV with HBO access. All oceanfront rooms feature a balcony, while some of the main building guest rooms do. There are also condo-style suites with full kitchens available. Recent guests say the beachfront location can't be beat and the staff is very accommodating and friendly; however, some also say the property is very outdated and in need of renovations. When you get hungry, The Beachside Bistro serves American coastal cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and features live music a few times per week. Other on-site amenities include direct beach access, a heated indoor pool, a fitness center and beach equipment rentals. 

    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Comfort Inn on the Ocean
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 545 reviewsTripAdvisor (545)
    Free WiFi

    Comfort Inn on the Ocean boasts an excellent location for travelers looking to enjoy the Outer Banks. Located near Nags Head Beach in North Carolina, all of the hotel’s rooms include modern amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi access. Accommodations vary, but many of the rooms also sport some combination of balconies, microwaves, minifridges and ocean views. There is no on-site restaurant at this Comfort Inn, but guests can enjoy a daily complimentary breakfast. There's also a fitness center, a seasonal outdoor pool with a sun deck and free parking. What’s more, this hotel is pet-friendly. Nearby attractions include the North Carolina Aquarium, Nags Head Fishing Pier and the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Recent guests love the hotel’s location overlooking the beach, but a handful of them say that the hotel is a bit shabby. Also, this Comfort Inn is part of the Choice Privileges rewards program, which means that rewards members can earn and redeem points at this hotel. 

    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Nags Head Oceanfront
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 2783 reviewsTripAdvisor (2783)
    Free WiFi

    Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Nags Head Oceanfront is a beachside hotel on the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The property’s 171 rooms, which have views overlooking either the city or the ocean, have microwaves, minifridges and private balconies. Plus, all accommodations have modern amenities like free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs. Guests can enjoy the heated indoor pool, the fitness center, the business center and the convenience mart. There is also a spa on-site, and the management provides complimentary newspapers and coffee in the lobby. The second-floor Peppercorns Restaurant has ocean views and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and its lounge hosts live music on Friday night on its beachfront deck. Set right on Nags Head beach, the hotel rents beach chairs and umbrellas. Guests can also fish off the Kitty Hawk Pier. Recent guests appreciate the hotel’s friendly staff, but many of them report that the property could use an update. This Wyndham hotel is part of the Wyndham Rewards program, which means that members can earn or redeem points while staying here.

    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Devonshire Place at Bermuda Bay By Kees Vacations
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3 based on 19 reviewsTripAdvisor (19)
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    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks-Corolla
    Corolla, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1603 reviewsTripAdvisor (1603)
    Free WiFi
    Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks-Corolla is a 2.5 star hotel located at 333 Audubon Dr in Outer Banks. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1603 reviews.
    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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