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The room 332 looks like it was newly remodeled and it had a very small bathroom and there should be another mirror outside the small bathroom. The breakfast was ok and what a standard hotel breakfast is. Early check in was a nice surprise and its right on the beach.

Good: quick check in process, rooms not exquisite but functioned as needed. Good for 1-2 nights. Not so good: walls are paper thin, doors slam, tiny breakfast room jam packed with people and very small seating area for the amount of customers. Parking very tight.

Good stay and great price.

Nice place to stay

Very affordable and clean, great location. Our room looked like it had been recently renovated. Nice swimming pool. My only compliants were that check in wasn’t until 5pm and the walls were paper thin. Would stay at this property again.

The hotel location is perfect! Its close to so many restaurants and ice cream places. The hotel rooms are very clean. I was surprised of the size of room. However, there are two things I did not like. First, the Breakfast menu was very poor, they had only bagels, waffle that tasted horrible, oranges, and the juice was nasty, tasted more like water than anything else. For the amount of money you pay for this hotel rooms you should get a very dissent breakfast. Second, there is no housekeeping service at least you make a request 24 hours before. I arrived on a Friday and I requested room service for Sunday, and I still did not get the service. I called to complaint about it and the front desk person said that they will bring towels to the room. My surprise when I got to the room was that they threw the towels and sheets in a plastic back in the entrance of my room. NON SENSE! They could have at least leave the towels on the beds as decency. Other than that this hotel is in a perfect area of Kill Devil Hills and the access to the beach was also perfect.. Oh! and the pool was great specially because stays open until 10pm.

Best part was the view of the ocean from our room, and a small balcony with two chairs to sit and enjoy the view. Elevator to upper floors was a welcome convenience. Worst part was the heavy bleach smell on entering the room. Also, flies in the room due to outside doors not shutting completely were a nuisance (until I killed them all). Most disappointing was lack of a common area to meet with a local friend. The large breakfast room MIGHT have been used for such purposes but is only open from 7AM to 10 AM and is locked the remaining 21 hours a day - a big potential convenience for guests essentially wasted.

Beach access is great. The breakfast is good, especially the waffles. Front desk people were helpful. Quiet property. A few areas could be touched up with paint. Some of the tread on the stairs were in rough shape.

Close to the beach

If i can walk barefoot in the room and my feet stay clean its a very good thing. All updated and renovated. My dogs loved it too!

Newly modernized room was very clean and comfortable. There are so many choices on this strip- we were glad to have chosen this place.

Nice place on the beach

The rooms we had were newly redone and very pretty. Do use to the Covid stuff we did not receive cleaning service but anything we needed was available at the desk. Breakfast was served daily And the staff was very pleasant.

Oceanfront convenient hotel....room was clean but smaller size...

Staff was friendly, clean, priced well! Rooms had fans:)

I liked the design of the rooms. The room matched the ad picture when I booked it. We stayed in the tall tower building behind the pool on the left. Our window overlooked a dune and the beach was right outside. I thought the staff were nice and knowledgeable. Breakfast was pretty good, they had a waffle station and various breakfast items. Across the street was Kill Devil Grill and it was delicious. American Pie close by had awesome ice cream. Jockey Ridge and The Wright Brother Memorial was close by also.

I found this party through a third-party which I regret using the third-party I got nothing I paid for nor did I get anything I ask for from using that third party I had reserved a ocean front room which we did not get the rooms look nothing like the pictures however they do look similar and they are clean we were very close to the ocean but not the front The room was dated could use ironing board A mirror that everyone can see in and the doors definitely need maintenance all in all I was very happy with this place and I will definitely recommend it and probably if I ever come back we will most definitely stay Here again very pet friendly absolutely love that however the pool is freezing

We have enjoyed the upgrades except for the barn door style for the bathrooms. That's not a room you want a barn door in our opinion. We do like all the other upgrades. Love the picnic tables and boardwalk leading to the beach.

The hotel was an excellent value, however our room could use some updating. The beach was beautiful, and amenities were very good. It is close to a lot of places to eat.

Loved the property! Would stay there again!

S Virginia Dare Trl Kill Devil Hills NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Destination Fun is a short stroll from John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, and other popular attractions like Nags Head Fishing Pier are within a few miles (5 km). This 108-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

32-inch TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Guests of John Yancey Oceanfront Inn enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. There's free parking if you drive. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide front-desk service during limited hours. Other amenities at this beach hotel include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Beachside

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Ocean View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

Everyone (8) Couples (17) Family (18)
5
Family

The room 332 looks like it was newly remodeled and it had a very small bathroom and there should be another mirror outside the small bathroom. The breakfast was ok and what a standard hotel breakfast is. Early check in was a nice surprise and its right on the beach.

By on Aug 28, 2022

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! We truly appreciate your business!

4
Family with small children

Good: quick check in process, rooms not exquisite but functioned as needed. Good for 1-2 nights. Not so good: walls are paper thin, doors slam, tiny breakfast room jam packed with people and very small seating area for the amount of customers. Parking very tight.

By on Aug 4, 2022

Review comment responded on Aug 5, 2022

Thank you for your candid feedback! We appreciate your business!

5
Partner Couples

Good stay and great price.

By on Jul 11, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 14, 2022

Hope to see you again! Thank you for staying with us!

5
Family

Nice place to stay

By on Jul 11, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 14, 2022

Thank you for your feedback Rene!

4
Family

Very affordable and clean, great location. Our room looked like it had been recently renovated. Nice swimming pool. My only compliants were that check in wasn’t until 5pm and the walls were paper thin. Would stay at this property again.

By on Jun 24, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 26, 2022

Thanks for your review of John Yancey Inn! We look forward to seeing you again.

4
Family Friends

The hotel location is perfect! Its close to so many restaurants and ice cream places. The hotel rooms are very clean. I was surprised of the size of room. However, there are two things I did not like. First, the Breakfast menu was very poor, they had only bagels, waffle that tasted horrible, oranges, and the juice was nasty, tasted more like water than anything else. For the amount of money you pay for this hotel rooms you should get a very dissent breakfast. Second, there is no housekeeping service at least you make a request 24 hours before. I arrived on a Friday and I requested room service for Sunday, and I still did not get the service. I called to complaint about it and the front desk person said that they will bring towels to the room. My surprise when I got to the room was that they threw the towels and sheets in a plastic back in the entrance of my room. NON SENSE! They could have at least leave the towels on the beds as decency. Other than that this hotel is in a perfect area of Kill Devil Hills and the access to the beach was also perfect.. Oh! and the pool was great specially because stays open until 10pm.

By on Jun 3, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 13, 2022

Hello, We are pleased you enjoyed our location, convenience to everything, clean rooms and room size. We do provide a continental breakfast which includes coffee, tea, juices, cereal, oatmeal, granola bars, make your own waffles, fresh fruit, bagels, muffins, pecan twirls sausage biscuits, egg and cheese biscuits and hard boiled eggs. We agree your towels and linens should have been put at the end of your bed. Please accept our apologies.

4
Partner Couples

Best part was the view of the ocean from our room, and a small balcony with two chairs to sit and enjoy the view. Elevator to upper floors was a welcome convenience. Worst part was the heavy bleach smell on entering the room. Also, flies in the room due to outside doors not shutting completely were a nuisance (until I killed them all). Most disappointing was lack of a common area to meet with a local friend. The large breakfast room MIGHT have been used for such purposes but is only open from 7AM to 10 AM and is locked the remaining 21 hours a day - a big potential convenience for guests essentially wasted.

By on May 28, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 13, 2022

Thank you for your comments.

5
Partner Couples

Beach access is great. The breakfast is good, especially the waffles. Front desk people were helpful. Quiet property. A few areas could be touched up with paint. Some of the tread on the stairs were in rough shape.

By on May 20, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2022

We are grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-star review. Your feedback helps us to improve service for everyone.

4
Family Family with small children

Close to the beach

By on May 16, 2022

Review comment responded on May 17, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again.

5
Family

If i can walk barefoot in the room and my feet stay clean its a very good thing. All updated and renovated. My dogs loved it too!

By on Apr 21, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 29, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again.

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