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Shutters On the Banks
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Newport News, VA
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome Hotel, Friendly Staff”
Reviewed 17 January 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed at Colony IV last may for our 5 year anniversary. We arrived very early around 12 or 1 (check in isnt until 4) but they let us go ahead and check in-which some hotels wont even do even if your room is ready! The staff was friendly from the time we arrived until we checked out. Our room was comfy & the view from the 3rd floor was awesome. They renovated a few years ago and I love the new wooden blinds on the windows. The only small complaint I have was that when we went to the continental breakfast it was a very small area and all tables were full so we had to stand up and eat bc they don't want you taking the food back to your room. Overall it was an excellent weekend and we will definitely be back this year!

  • Liked — Friendly staff, indoor/outdoor pool, jacuzzi, nice decor-EVERYTHING!
  • Disliked — small breakfast area
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2007

We had high expectations based upon the ratings on Trip Advisor and Colony IV didn't dissapoint us.

The hotel was very clean and well kept up. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our maid service did an excellent job with our room (which isn't an automatic with a 4 year staying there). Although we went during near peak and the room was on the top floor I fealt the price was not unreasonable.

Colony IV is a beach front hotel and our room had a direct view of the beach. Based upon review we opted for the top floor because of the cooling breeze and its view over the dunes. 1st and 2nd floors don't really have a view of the beach because the dunes are very high (although the dunes themselves are quite pleasent).

The pools were both nice despite there modest size. It was nice to have both the indoor and outdoor pool as one day it was sprinkling.

Breakfest was OK. There were few tables in the breakfest area which meant it wasn't always possible to find a place to sit if you went down during a busy time. The food was OK (my son enjoyed the ego waffles) but there was no fruit.

The internet in the room pretty much worked fine. I think there was a very short period of time when speeds were pretty low but in general it was snappy (I downloaded a number of TV shows from iTunes and it came down fairly quickly).

I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2007

This is our second time here, nothing has changed (which is good). This review is from visit during off season, which is the only time we go to this area. So, things are nice and quiet, and layed back. The hotel is in great condition, rooms are average rooms but are also clean and in EC. The indoor pool had good water temp, the hot tub was HOT! Both of those were clean too. The breakfast is standard continental stuff, but there was enough of it. Beware of the hawk who watches so you do not remove things back to your room. We will stay there again.

  • Liked — Clean facility, courteous staff
  • Disliked — Tight bathroom
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
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Lexington, NC
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Reviewed 25 November 2007

Right when we arrived at the Colony IV we were greeted with real nice and friendly staff. We booked a room on the first floor of the oceanfront (tower) building and we were able to walk right out the back door to the ocean via the walkway that goes by the gazebo. It was convenient for us because we often went to the beach and gazebo to relax and watch the ocean.

The room we stayed in had two queen beds and was very clean and well stocked with the basics such as soap, shampoo, lotion, towels, and washcloths. The room also had a small microwave, fridge, and coffeemaker. The TV had standard tier channels and several extra movie channels. An Ethernet port was also in the room to plug your laptop up to the Internet. The bathroom was kind of small but it served its purpose. The sink was located on the outside of the bathroom near the front door.

The indoor pool and hot tub was a nice place to have fun and relax. The pool was heated and was clean and the hot tub was very relaxing and soothing; it was clean also. There was a small room within the indoor pool building that housed a few exercise machines to work out on.

Free breakfast was another feature this motel had. The lobby had a breakfast area which we ate in every morning while we were there. There were about 4 or 5 tables and there was a TV in there as well. As far as the breakfast food is concerned, it was an average continental breakfast with bagels, muffins, frozen waffles, danishes, oatmeal, grits, and cereal. Fresh fruit was also supplied along with apple and orange juice and of course, coffee and hot chocolate was included. The lobby area was well decorated and it had a computer that you can get on and surf the web. There was a checkerboard table that we played a few games on as well.

If you are looking for a nice clean and friendly place to stay on the Outer Banks, Colony IV by the Sea is an excellent choice and we would definitely want to stay here again in the future.

  • Liked — Pool, Breakfast, Friendly Staff, Location (on the beach)
  • Disliked — Small Bathroom
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2007

We stayed at the Colony by the Sea IV based on all of the positive reviews that we read on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. We stayed for 4 days. We had a great view of the ocean and a short walk to the private beach access from our room. The staff was always very friendly and helpful; the rooms clean and comfortable; the grounds and pool were well-kept. The motel was convenient to a lot that the area has to offer but off the highway so it was a more relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely stay here again when we visit the Outer Banks.

  • Stayed October 2007
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Property: Shutters On the Banks
Address: 405 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (Formerly Colony IV by the Sea)
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price range (per night): RM609 - RM1,386
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shutters On the Banks 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront location, each room is equipped with two queen beds or one king and a sleep sofa and include a refrigerator,in-room phone, TV with HBO, AM-FM radio and highspeed internet. All efficiencies are equipped with full kitchens. We also have a limited number of King Studio Suites available. Complimentary continental breakfast. complimentary passes to the YMCA. Newly renovated rooms and efficiencies for 2016. ... more   less 
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