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John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We wanted a cheap room for the night and that is what we got. The hallway stunk of cigarettes and stale beer. The room was difficult to find they should have better signage up. We debated driving back to Norfolk for a cheaper room and we should have. Like I said though it was the cheapest room on the strip...

Thank josh n
Reviewed 14 September 2014

We were a little apprehensive after booking this for 3 days. But we always try to give a place the benefit of doubt... I want to say... you have to remember that this is a hotel. In saying that we have loved visiting John Yancey Oceanfront Inn! Our room was clean and the staff was amazing. Each morning we went...

1Thank Christy S
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here many summers for short weekend trips down to OBX, it's no frills but serviceable, they allow dogs, and have a nice little deck and easy beach access. The staff is normally very helpful and friendly. However, we are hesitant to return if the hotel doesn't do something about all the smoking in common areas. They have...

2Thank AmandaBee1
edward22, Guest Relations Manager at John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are a smoking friendly hotel and do offer dedicated smoking and NON smoking rooms for guests in different areas of the property, in an effort to accommodate different guest needs. We understand your desire to avoid smokers and your concerns and will discuss ways to restrict smoking in common areas/ outside going forward. We...

Bangor, Maine
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Do not believe the online photos ....the place is very run down. The breakfast is limited and the breakfast room quite unpleasant. The pool is small and shabby looking. Read the fine print....if, due to an emergency, you need to leave prior to your ordinal check out date, they will not refund any money, but will charge you for the...

2Thank Maryann R
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 29 August 2014

I've stayed in a lot of motels in the outer banks and this one ranks low. I paid $123.00 to stay here in late May. The chairs in the room were wet. And the shower still had wet towels in it. The door had gaps around the frame. I was on the first floor and the curtain didn't close all...

2Thank Mustanggrl92
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Our room had two double beds with a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker. It was a clean, average size room that served it's purpose. It had a balcony on the ocean side with a sliding glass door. It is an older hotel and does have some wear and tear to it, but no more than any other place I've...

4Thank Travis S
Charles Town, West Virginia
Reviewed 11 August 2014

If you look at my more critical reviews on Tripadvisor, you may not understand this review. I am compelled to write because of the negative raps that this motel gets. For the past 7 years, we have stayed here for one or two nights before our week at a house in Duck. We very much enjoy this reasonably priced motel...

4Thank PJWallyrock
edward22, Owner at John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback. We agree! We aim to offer that independent, unique Outer Banks hotel experience with clean, affordable (yes, pet friendly), rooms with superior beach access and all the hotel amenities one needs. We look forward to having you back the Yancey, as we continue to look for ways to improve our guest experience. This includes...

Henderson, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Access to the ocean and other activities was good. Room was not so good. The sliding glass door was in need of repair and not easy to open or close. The door to the room had a wide enough gap around it that light came in on all four sides. The hot water in the shower was very difficult to...

Thank Ka3lasgramma
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We just returned from our long weekend in Kill Devil Hills. This was a very quaint place to stay, no long waits for elevators that were overstuffed. We were in the ocean front building and it was great. Quiet complex, very family friendly. Our second floor room was perfect, will definitely plan ahead and get the first floor with direct...

2Thank chsny07
Newport News, Virginia
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Check in was not handled very efficiently. The person handling our check in was more concerned with handling people that were calling about future reservations. It was late at night and we just wanted to get checked in and had to wait 15+ minutes while he continually took and handled the calls rather than dealing with the people who were...

Thank Staci H

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oceanfront motel in the heart of the Outer Banks, NC. Outdoor pool, dune deck, rooms with balconies, FREE breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi, and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

Address: 2009 S Virginia Dare Trl, MP 10, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7761
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Price Range: $143 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — John Yancey Oceanfront Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 107
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Also Known As:
John Yancey Oceanfront Hotel Kill Devil Hills
John Yancey Quality Inn
Quality Inn Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills Quality Inn
John Yancey Oceanfront Inn Kill Devil Hills, NC - Outer Banks
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
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