Kitty Hawk hotels range from several secluded sound- and bayfrount B&Bs to a high-rise oceanfront Hilton hotel (well, high-rise by Outer Banks hotel standards!). In between, there are some treasured old-school Kitty Hawk motels situated just steps from the ocean along with a recently renovated Holiday Inn Express. If you’re on a budget or just prefer a closer connection with nature, there are even Kitty Hawk campgrounds and RV parks that thrive with repeat and new visitors.
In keeping with the quality of what visitors expect from Outer Banks hotels in general, all these accommodations offer amenites designed to make your stay comfortable and convenient. Expect pools, playgrounds, grills and picnic areas, screened porches and cable TV at most of them. Of course, at the larger Kitty Hawk hotels such as the Hilton, you'll be awash in extras, including WiFi, a business center, fitness rooms, guest laundry and more.
With the central location, these hotels are very close to Kitty Hawk attractions and Kitty Hawk recreation options. And, as you can see from the map, these Kitty Hawk hotels are also the middle point between Duck, Corolla and points north and Roanoke Island, Hatteras and points south.
If you're planning an Outer Banks vacation that last a week or more, you might consider renting a beach cottage. Outer Banks vacation rental companies are listed in our Vacation Rental section, and they represent properties that range from affordable, basic beach cottages to sumptuous, mega-size oceanfront mansions. With literally thousands to choose from, these companies will help you find the Outer Banks vacation rental home that suits your desires and pocketbook.
Remember that locals call Croatan Highway -- aka U.S. Highway 158 -- The Bypass, and they refer to Virginia Dare Trail -- aka N.C. Highway 12 -- as the Beach Road. Those simple names are just easier to remember!