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Nags Head Hotels including Kill Devil Hills Hotels & Kitty Hawk Hotels

Don’t touch that cursor! You’ve arrived at THE information source for Nags Head hotels (as well as Kill Devil Hills hotels and Kitty Hawk hotels). These descriptions are written by Outer Banks locals who know the area well and provide accurate, up-to-date info. Plus, every single Outer Banks hotel is included on these sites—you can jump from this Nags Head site to Hatteras, Duck, Corolla, Roanoke Island and Ocracoke via the tabs above. So, sit back, relax and be confident in planning your Outer Banks hotel stay.

One thing to note first-off is that the moniker “Nags Head” is often used to describe the entire beach area made up of Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk. And, in truth, visitors probably won’t realize when they’ve left one town and entered another—it’s all one long stretch. But each of these individual towns and their accommodations actually have distinct personalities. Nags Head hotels sport only one national chain but are abundant with long-loved, locally owned properties that have been welcoming families for decades. The list of Kill Devil Hills hotels includes the most national chains of any Outer Banks hotel list, but you’ll also find plenty of the treasured beachy motor inns that this area used to be known for that have been regularly upgraded and renovated. Kitty Hawk hotels are perhaps the most varied, with options ranging from a multi-story Hilton to several small motels to campgrounds and RV parks.

If you’ve arrived at this Nags Head Hotels section after browsing through the entire site, you’ll know that you can also find complete information here on all things related to an Outer Banks vacation: Corolla Restaurants, Hatteras Fishing, Nags Head Recreation, Roanoke Island Attractions, Ocracoke Weddings, Kill Devil Hills Vacation Rentals, Duck Shopping—and you could substitute any town name with any chapter name. But if you’ve come here directly for Nags Head Hotels information, rest assured that you’ve found the place where you’ll learn about every single Outer Banks hotels option. Every single one.

One more note to help you feel like you know this area well: On this main stretch of middle Outer Banks beaches, from Kitty Hawk down to Nags Head, there are only two main roads that run north to south and parallel to each other. The vast majority of Nags Head hotels (as well as Kill Devil Hills hotels and Kitty Hawk hotels) are found on or between these two highways. The big five-lane road, aka Croatan Highway, aka U.S. 158, is called The Bypass by locals. The other two-lane road, aka Virginia Dare Trail, aka N.C. Highway 12, is referred to as The Beach Road by those who live here. These simple names are just easier to remember!

On this page, you can search by the specific town you’re interested in or you can navigate the categories for all accommodations within a specific criteria. So, for example, search Kill Devil Hills hotels, or if you’re only interested in bed and breakfast inns, narrow your search to that category on the above drop-down menu.

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Colonial Inn

3329 S. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 11.5 on the Beach Road
Nags Head
(252) 441-7308
Toll Free
(800) 276-7670

The Colonial Inn in Nags Head overlooks the magnificent Atlantic Ocean and combines Old World charm with modern accommodations, updated amenities and private beach access. Centrally located next to the Nags Head Fishing Pier, it is convenient to numerous attractions, outdoor activities and within walking distance of a variety of restaurants. One of the first establishments to provide guest accommodations in Nags Head, the Colonial Inn has been extensively renovated and remodeled for the 2014 season. Accommodations include standard king and double rooms (with refrigerator and microwave), efficiencies and fully equipped apartments that sleep up to 10 guests. Amenities include free WiFi, free passes to the Outer Banks YMCA, an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor grills and overflow parking. The Colonial Inn is pet friendly, non-smoking and only closes December-March.

Days Inn & Suites Mariner

1801 N. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 7 on the Beach Road
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-2021
Toll Free
(800) 325-2525

This motel is neat and well-kept. Most of the motel is located on the oceanfront, but there are some rooms available in separate buildings across the beach road. They also handle the reservations for one of the traditional motels on the beach. Choose from accommodations of efficiencies, suites up to two bedrooms and standard rooms. Efficiencies and suites have full kitchens, and rooms have micro-fridges and coffee makers. Free wireless internet is available in all rooms. There is an outdoor pool open in season. All guests can enjoy complimentary access to the Outer Banks YMCA in Nags Head, which has outdoor and indoor pools, fitness equipment, aerobics and yoga classes. Every morning the motel serves a complimentary continental breakfast. Days Inn & Suites Mariner is open all year with the exception of one week around Christmastime.

Days Inn Oceanfront - Wilbur and Orville Wright

201 N. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 8.5 on the Beach Road
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7211
Toll Free
(800) 329-7466

This oceanfront establishment offers rooms and large suites with a kitchenette. Enjoy direct ocean access and an outdoor pool that is open in season. Guests will enjoy the complimentary hot breakfast featuring sausage, eggs, waffles and more. Afternoon refreshments are also served daily. They also have a volleyball court and grills for guest use. Wireless internet access is available, and there is a computer available for guest use in the lobby. Pets are not allowed in the hotel. The Days Inn is open year round except for a few days around Christmas.

First Colony Inn

6715 S. Croatan Highway
MP 15.5 on the Bypass
Nags Head
(252) 441-2343
Toll Free
(800) 368-9390

Located just 600 feet from the ocean, this old Nags Head-style inn (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) has a private beach access and a large outdoor pool. English antiques-appointed rooms feature TV with VCR, telephone, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron and board and a safe. Heated towel bars, English toiletries and tiled baths add a touch of elegance. Amenities vary room to room with some offering wet bars, kitchenettes, Jacuzzis or private balconies. Sound and ocean vistas are available, with the third floor having the best view. Float through the music-filled lobby or cozy up in the upstairs library. A deluxe continental breakfast (including hot items) and afternoon teas are included. Wireless internet is available, as are computers for guest use. YMCA passes are available to all guests. This is a non-smoking establishment. No pets are allowed. The First Colony Inn is open year round.

Hilton Garden Inn

5353 N. Virginia Dare Trail
Beach Road, MP 1
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-1290
(877) 629-4586

The newest oceanfront hotel on the Outer Banks, the Hilton Garden Inn offers 180 rooms, including suites. Every guestroom has a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. The hotel has indoor and outdoor pools, a whirlpool and fitness center. The on-site restaurant, Great American Grill, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available. Throughout the hotel you can access wireless internet and use remote printing services, and each room is equipped with a large desk and ergonomic chair. Enjoy complimentary HBO and on-demand movies and video games. Pets are not allowed. They have guest laundry facilities. The Hilton Garden Inn is open year round.

Holiday Inn Express

3915 N. Croatan Highway
MP 4 on the Bypass
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-4888
Toll Free
(800) 836-2753

The Holiday Inn Express has 98 guest rooms, all of which were recently renovated. Each room has a microwave, fridge and coffee maker. This hotel is located on the Bypass, but a beach access is within walking distance. They have an outdoor pool. Each morning they set up a complimentary breakfast bar. There is wireless internet access in all the rooms. Non-smoking and handicapped accessible rooms are available. Pets are not allowed. The Holiday Inn Express is open year round.

John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

2009 S. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 10 on the Beach Road
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7141
Toll Free
(800) 592-6239

This oceanfront hotel offers rooms with cable TV, phone, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron and board and hair dryer. Many rooms have balconies or porches with an ocean view. Each morning, a complimentary continental breakfast is served. The grounds include an outdoor pool that is open in season, a picnic area and a toddlers playground. All rooms have wireless internet access. Guests can enjoy free access to the Outer Banks YMCA. Coin-operated washing machines are available for guest use. Non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms are available. They offer pet-friendly rooms too. The John Yancey Inn is open year round.

Nags Head Inn Hotel

4701 S. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 14 on the Beach Road
Nags Head
(252) 441-0454
Toll Free
(800) 327-8881

A 100-room oceanfront hotel, the Nags Head Inn Hotel offers all non-smoking rooms. Accommodations include one king or two double beds with amenities such as hair dryers, individual coffee makers, irons and boards, refrigerators, microwaves and 32” flat screen TVs with HD programming. All oceanfront rooms have private balconies. A suite with a sitting room, wet bar and hot tub is also available. Relax in the indoor heated pool with Jacuzzi and ocean view. The hotel offers free wireless internet access, and there is a computer in the lobby for guests to use. Guests can enjoy complimentary access to the Outer Banks YMCA in Nags Head, which has outdoor and indoor pools, fitness equipment, aerobics and yoga classes. The hotel offers complimentary coffee, tea, juice and pastries in the mornings. Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Oasis Suites Hotel

7721 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 441-5211

This luxury suite-hotel has a soundfront location on the Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, and each suite has spectacular views of Roanoke Sound. They are less than a half-mile from the Atlantic Ocean, Jennette’s Pier and the Tanger Outlet Mall, and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is close by too. A terrific choice for honeymoons, family vacations, weddings, business travel, small meetings and retreats, every suite includes a full kitchen, balcony and a jet spa tub. Plus, on site is a swimming pool, in-ground hot tub and exercise facility.

OBX Lodging

Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-0827

OBX Lodging offers clean, comfortable, conveniently located and moderately priced Outer Banks accommodations. Offerings include cottages, guest rooms, efficiency suites and rental homes. Here for a quick getaway? Choose a comfortable guest room with one double bed. Here for a week-long vacation? Choose an eight-bedroom oceanfront rental home. There is something for every Outer Banks vacation and all of the properties are on the website with photo tours. 


Outer Banks Inn

1003 S. Croatan Highway
MP 9 on the Bypass
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 715-3500
Toll Free
(888) 322-9702

Whether you desire a secluded getaway or a family vacation, you will find service, hospitality and relaxing accommodations at the Outer Banks Inn. Recently renovated, the Inn provides modern, comfortable accommodations with a pool, located only one block from the beach. If you would rather not walk, their free beach shuttle service will transport you and your gear to the beach and back. But if you do want a great work out, they also provide passes to the YMCA. They offer continental breakfast, Bath & Body Works bath amenities, LG flat screen televisions, Serta mattresses and microwave/refrigerators in every room. Outside, the Outer Banks Inn provides a convenient barbecue area and a pool. The inn is open year round and is smoke free.

Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront

401 N. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 8 on the Beach Road
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 480-2600
Toll Free
(800) 854-5286

This oceanfront hotel offers all non-smoking rooms equipped with microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers. Oceanfront rooms feature private balconies. Enjoy the oceanfront, outdoor pool in season and direct ocean access. Every morning they serve a free deluxe continental breakfast. Wireless internet is available in all rooms. You will appreciate the passes to the Outer Banks YMCA where you can enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools, fitness equipment, aerobics and yoga classes. Some rooms are handicapped accessible. Pets are not allowed. The Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront is open year round.

Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach Hotel

1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 9.5 on the Beach Road
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-2151
Toll Free
(800) 635-1824

This five-story, newly renovated oceanfront hotel offers rooms with either two queens or one king bed. All rooms have a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer and iron. There’s an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center and guest laundry. They offer free passes to the Outer Banks YMCA. Oceanfront rooms have patios on the first floor and enclosed balconies on the upper floors. Street-side rooms have balconies. WiFi is available in all rooms. Pets are allowed on the first floor. The hotel is 100 percent non-smoking. There are handicapped-accessible rooms on every floor. Conference facilities include an oceanview ballroom that can be divided into three meeting rooms. The hotel has an oceanfront restaurant on-site called Peppercorns, also newly renovated for 2013, and in season the deck bar features entertainment. The Ramada is open year round.

Sea Ranch Resort

1731 N. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 7 on the Beach Road
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7126
Toll Free
(800) 334-4737

A cherished landmark on the Outer Banks, the Sea Ranch has some nice surprises in store for their loyal visitors, including 24 oceanfront guest rooms that were recently renovated. Each room offers a fresh coastal color palette, modern finishes and a private balcony. They also have room service, organized on-site family-friendly activities and fitness programs and on-site beach cabana services. In addition to oceanfront rooms, Sea Ranch offers oceanside guestrooms and oceanfront two-bedroom, two-bath, fully equipped condo-style suites. The suites boast fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer, a dining area and a living room and are available for partial-week and full-week stays. All rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, cable TV and WiFi. You can enjoy American Coastal cuisine and live entertainment at the Beachside Bistro on-site restaurant. The Bistro has a full oceanfront view and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (in-season) and has a convenient walk-up window for grabbing a quick bite and heading back to the beach (see writeup in Restaurants). The oceanfront event center offers on-site catering and has a venue to accommodate up to 200 guests—perfect for conferences, social and business events, wedding receptions, family reunions and holiday gatherings. Sea Ranch Resort is open year round and does not allow pets.

The Wright House

101 North Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 8
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7331

Part of the Obxlodging group that also includes motels and a cottage court, The Wright House is a fantastic oceanfront house that’s set up to make vacationing with large groups easy and fun. The house offers eight bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths and sleeps 18 overall, so even a family reunion-size group can be comfortable. In addition, the kitchen features two dishwashers, two microwaves, two ice makers and two ranges, so meals for a crowd are far less complicated. Extra amenities such as a fireplace, elevator, heated pool, gas grill, game room, entertainment systems and three floors of decks make this a vacation house you won’t want to leave!

Wilbur & Orville Wright Cottages

301 N. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 8
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7331

The Wilbur & Orville Wright Cottage Court is located about a half-mile from the Wright Brothers Memorial, and the cottages are either oceanside or oceanfront. Guests have access to the pool at the adjacent Days Inn Oceanfront. The cottages have from two to eight bedrooms and are thoughtfully set up for your vacations needs, including fully equipped kitchens, WiFi in many of the locations, hot tubs in some of the cottages, irons/boards and full linen services (a nice touch). The atmosphere at these cottages is welcoming, and many families are loyal yearly visitors.