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Linkwood, Maryland
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Once again another great stay at Surf Side. Several couples and families showed up again for our annual 4th of July vacation, people we've met over the years there who have become friends. What can I say, It's like my second home (we are there 3-5 times a year). You will find the Hotel and rooms clean and comfortable, the...

2Thank Greg W
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is a wonderful hotel, with direct access to the beach, an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, and great location (Southern Nag's head, close to Manteo). We typically go for the southern building efficiency room, with full kitchen, balcony, and jacuzzi tub. Our 3 year old daughter utilized the jacuzzi more than my wife or I do, she loves...

1Thank LikeGotham
Homer City, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 July 2015

My wife and I vacation on the Outer Banks twice a year and always stay at Surfside at least once. This is one of the best places in Nags head. The staff is always friendly and up to any request. The location is great with many fine restaurants close. The breakfast are good with a verity of things.

2Thank gary h
High View, West Virginia
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

I could go on and on about our 3 day stay. We got the efficiency room with a kitchen, private balcony and a jacuzzi tub. As soon as we opened the door we could smell how clean it was which is very important to us! We were very comfortable our entire stay! The view from our balcony was on point....

1Thank jesseg6204
Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 July 2015

My wife and I recently stayed at this hotel for the weekend while we were in the area for a friend's wedding. The hotel had a great location on the beach and was close to the bridge to visit Manteo. Also there were the Tanger outlet stores pretty much across the street for shopping. We had the hotel breakfast Saturday...

Thank Brian M
Dover, DE
Reviewed 13 July 2015

My fiancee and I enjoyed the second-floor suite in the South Building. Ocean views, full kitchen (even paper towels and spatulas), jacuzzi tub, and the perfect location for all of our chosen activities. The hotel is close to Manteo, the outlets, great restaurants, and more. The rooms were clean and the staff was so accommodating; a great (and funny) example...

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Arlington, United States
Reviewed 13 July 2015

-Great location, right on the beach (oceanfront), views were awesome. -Outdoor pool was medium-sized bothered plenty of chairs (with cushions) to relax on. -Ladies at the front desk were very friendly and helpful with the check-in process. -Complimentary breakfast was decent- all the essentials (oatmeal, waffles, bagels and toast, egg frittatas, creamed chip beef and biscuits, cereal, coffee, juice, yogurt,...

1Thank Christopher K
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We stayed for 2 days at this hotel and were very impressed with the friendliness of all the staff. The hotel and the grounds at the hotel were excellent. Our room was spotless and we were able to check in a little early. The pool area was very clean and the water was crystal clear. The breakfast was really good...

Thank parsinc2
Middletown, Connecticut
Reviewed 10 July 2015

This hotel is located on the beach in Nags Head with great views of the sunrise and sunset. The hotel offers a very good breakfast with many items including make your own waffle, biscuits and gravy, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit and more. There is great indoor and an outdoor pool with ample lounge chairs for taking in the...

Thank ctyankeesfan42
Boone NC
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Terrible weather for 24 hours, but the corner oceanfront room and balcony was nice just watching the churning waves, accompanied by a glass of wine! Nice adjoining sleep sofaroom with TV and door for teenager!

1Thank SGJBooneNC

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  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: ₹ 6,007 - ₹ 12,083 (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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Also Known As:
Surfside Hotel Nags Head
Surfside Nags Head
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
#1 Family Hotel in Nags Head
#1 Best Value Hotel in Nags Head
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nags Head
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“Building 1 (main building) has an elevator. Building 2 does not.”
 of 5 bubbles Kippersnaks, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask at reception if your room is near the elevator... noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles fhungolfer, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Oceanfront is the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles maleta07, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get an ocean front room, the view is great”
 of 5 bubbles 817andy, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Be patient at breakfast. Staff does the best they can mms with limited space.”
 of 5 bubbles drmoleVirginia, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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