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Manitou Beach, Michigan
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We stumbled onto this place after reading disappointing reviews of the national chains here. It is clean, reasonably priced, wonderfully located and cannot be beaten! The 2 girls who checked us in, one is named Samantha, I don't recall the other's name, were o very helpful.. We have decided to stay another night.....something we NEVER do! You will not be...

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Had a family stay here for several days this summer. The upside is the great location right on the beach, with 2 pools and a hot tub. They did the little things well like the complimentary breakfast with fresh fruit, and the iced lemon water in the lobby area for refreshment on a hot July day. The staff were friendly....

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North Carolina
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We booked an oceanfront king room. Loved the balcony with rocking chairs. Great views, we watched the sunrise each morning. We stayed for 4 days and tried the breakfast 2 mornings. Make your own waffles, fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy. This hotel was very clean, even the hallways smelled fresh. Wine social each night but we never...

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Reviewed 23 October 2015

All good except Dirty Dicks restaurant which is a tourist trap. Hotel was great. Will visit again! Dirty Dicks was not associated with what was a great location hotel. Can you be!ieve ? Dirty Dicks ran out of oysters.

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Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We visited this hotel in the middle of October. The rates were acceptable for the OFF season. The rooms were spotless,and I am a clean freak. The Beds were comfortable, and the customer Sèrvice was fabulous. They have rooms With porches that look out over the Ocean. Quiet & Serene place in October. No screaming kids or wild College kids....

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Wonderful views from my room. However, room was a little outdated. Wonderful position in Nags Head. Staff and service were exceptional. Very friendly. Would stay again for the convenience over a short weekend. Longer stays I would choose a rental property.

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Reviewed 20 October 2015

My husband and I have been coming back to Surf Side for at least five years now, at all different times of year. Worth the price of oceanfront room with a private balcony any time of year, but all the little extras make it an especially good value during the off-season. We enjoy the clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff,...

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Reviewed 20 October 2015

There is 5 of us, they had a loft so we didn't have to all be on top of each other. The breakfast had actual food, not the typical hotel food. Fresh fruit, real eggs, and great biscuits and gravy. The staff was very friendly and welcoming.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This past summer I went with a friend to investigate hotels for an upcoming church retreat that would happen in October. Although we looked at many, Surf Side won hands down. I loved the fact that it was family owned/operated and not a big chain hotel. We also liked the safety aspect of having interior rooms rather than having exterior...

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Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This hotel is in excellent location in proximity to the various activities on the island. The facility is very clean, the rooms are spacious and nicely appointed. Staff at every level are friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast is excellent. The rooms have private balconies. The ocean front rooms have spectacular views of the ocean and from the "street side"...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The BEST LOCATION, BEST VIEWS, BEST STAFF, BEST ROOMS, and the BEST VALUE! We are #1 on the Outer Banks because we know what our guests want and we strive hard to give it to them every day. Since 1984 our family owned and operated hotel has been making first time visitors long term guests with our Carolina Hospitality coupled with our exceptionally clean and well appointed rooms. We look forward to having you as our next guest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surf Side Hotel

Address: 6701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9119
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range: RM361 - RM860 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Side Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Surfside Nags Head
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