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John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Awesome time friendly staff and wonderful room awesome weekend getaways

The Hotel is in an ideal location. Even though we did not bring a pet, it is very pet friendly. The hotel needs updating but was pretty clean for the age of the structure. We did not have an oceanfront room but we were 15 steps from the beach.

3 postage stamp size pillows per bed. AC worked well as long as plug did not fall out of wall. Outlets so old many of our charging devices did not fit securely. No vent in bathroom. Room quite dark. Nice table with four chairs. Never heard other guests, though hotel not full. Loved location on beach and position relative to places to visit on OBX. Discomforts of room frequently woke us at night. Room had a microwave and camp sized fridge. If you are on a budget, this would do, as the beach access was definitely not a budget experience. While there was a pool and a swingset, we found the ocean waves pretty strong here; there are no guards and those with young children, or any family member that wanders off and is unable to truly understand what the current can do even in a foot of water might want to consider a different arrangement.

They say they allow smoking. We booked a room with a balcony overlooking the pool area for $200 a night. We got a room that we parked in front of with two chairs out front and a sand bucket. Our view was the parking lot. They said that is where the smokers go. We were told the rooms with balconies are only for non smokers.

I stayed here for 2 nights with my 2 kids. We had a standard double room on the 2nd floor of the Four Seasons building. The room was clean and had the basic amenities that you expect from a hotel. What I really liked about this place is that not only is it oceanfront so you are RIGHT THERE at the beach, but it also has a pool, playground and a grilling area- all for an insanely great price. I also loved the fact that there was a private, outdoor shower/change area. This comes in very handy when you are trying to get a ton of sand off of your little ones! The staff was all very kind and friendly- no complaints there. The free breakfast is also great- it helps to cut down on costs of eating out! Overall, very very happy with out experience and will most definitely be visiting again.

The hotel is in need of updating and repairs. The staff was extremely friendly.

Everything was great. Good continental breakfast. Great pool and beach entrance was good. Second time staying there had a great time.

A wonderful hotel for a short or longer-term stay - includes refrigerator and microwave. Wonderful beach access with outdoor pool and grilling area. Outdoor shower allows you to remove the sand before going to your room. Free wifi and a complimentary breakfast each day - great for families!! Most rooms come with ocean view or ocean front which is very relaxing. Free parking and a lot of activities close by.

This hotel is excellent in everything!!! The staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean!!!

The staff was very friendly and the room was nice and clean, but the walls between the adjoining rooms were very thin. You could hear any and all sounds very well. The air conditioner for our room didn't work well, but overall we would stay here again.

Stay was good. the hurricane hit our first night and did minor damage but it was over all a good experience.

This hotel was really not what I was expecting. It is an older place and is in need of repair. Some said their room had been updated but this room wasn't.

This hotel gave us the upmost positive experience ever! The whole entire staff were friendly and professional!!! I think we found a regular place to stay on any future vacations to the Outer Banks. I highly recommend this lovely hotel!!!

Sheets stained and noisy A/C. Needs redecorating, or much lower prices for end-of-season wear - and-tear. Requested non-smoking, information not received by hotel. Free breakfast quite poor.

Stay was not very good. We will not stay here again

It was a decent stay for the money. Free wifi, located right on the beach, free breakfast...My main issue was being able to hear people outside the room and through the connecting door very well. People were loud. But we did have a good time nonetheless.

The rooms are extremely outdated. Extremely . The bathroom was tiny and the layout/ decor of the room was very odd . The doors to the rooms are very thin, almost like bedroom doors so you can hear EVERYTHING. I am just happy I only had to stay here for one night.

No thrills motel! Your basics with an ocean view. Nice staff and free coffee.

We booked very late so we were fortunate to have a first floor room, which was nice. Room was clean and very up-to date and being right next to the beach was awesome. Sleep was horrid for my wife and I, bed was uncomfortable for the both of us, and the pillows were the size of throw pillows, which was weird. at check-out I wish the woman at the front desk would of have at least had a little smile on her face, but she did go out of her way to get me a cup of coffee. Overall, great one night stay and will book again if needed

My girlfriend and I went for a weekend. We are very quiet people, and the first night we were called in our room, and the lady at the front desk said we got a noise complaint, and that if we had gotten another, we would have to leave. It was completely foreign to me. Never go again.

2009 S Virginia Dare Trl Kill Devil Hills NC

Hotel highlights

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

Within a short walk of Destination Fun, John Yancey Oceanfront Inn is within a mile (2 km) of Seaside Art Gallery. This 108-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also close to Wright Brothers National Memorial and Nags Head Woods Preserve.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

John Yancey Oceanfront Inn's 108 recently renovated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

John Yancey Oceanfront Inn features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a health club. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, No View

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Pool View

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

Everyone (7) Couples (66) Business (6) Family (52) Other (7) Friends (9)
4

very close to the beach amazing views

Everyone

Awesome time friendly staff and wonderful room awesome weekend getaways

By on Dec 5, 2016

4

great location!

Everyone

The Hotel is in an ideal location. Even though we did not bring a pet, it is very pet friendly. The hotel needs updating but was pretty clean for the age of the structure. We did not have an oceanfront room but we were 15 steps from the beach.

By , from Hickory, NC on Oct 17, 2016

3

ability to walk onto beach only reason to stay.

Families

3 postage stamp size pillows per bed. AC worked well as long as plug did not fall out of wall. Outlets so old many of our charging devices did not fit securely. No vent in bathroom. Room quite dark. Nice table with four chairs. Never heard other guests, though hotel not full. Loved location on beach and position relative to places to visit on OBX. Discomforts of room frequently woke us at night. Room had a microwave and camp sized fridge. If you are on a budget, this would do, as the beach access was definitely not a budget experience. While there was a pool and a swingset, we found the ocean waves pretty strong here; there are no guards and those with young children, or any family member that wanders off and is unable to truly understand what the current can do even in a foot of water might want to consider a different arrangement.

By , from NH on Sep 16, 2016

2

not for smokers

Everyone

They say they allow smoking. We booked a room with a balcony overlooking the pool area for $200 a night. We got a room that we parked in front of with two chairs out front and a sand bucket. Our view was the parking lot. They said that is where the smokers go. We were told the rooms with balconies are only for non smokers.

By on Sep 10, 2016

4

excellent location & comfortable, clean room

Everyone

I stayed here for 2 nights with my 2 kids. We had a standard double room on the 2nd floor of the Four Seasons building. The room was clean and had the basic amenities that you expect from a hotel. What I really liked about this place is that not only is it oceanfront so you are RIGHT THERE at the beach, but it also has a pool, playground and a grilling area- all for an insanely great price. I also loved the fact that there was a private, outdoor shower/change area. This comes in very handy when you are trying to get a ton of sand off of your little ones! The staff was all very kind and friendly- no complaints there. The free breakfast is also great- it helps to cut down on costs of eating out! Overall, very very happy with out experience and will most definitely be visiting again.

By , from Chesterfield, VA on Aug 30, 2016

3

close to the beach

Everyone

The hotel is in need of updating and repairs. The staff was extremely friendly.

By on Aug 3, 2016

4

more than we expected.

Everyone

Everything was great. Good continental breakfast. Great pool and beach entrance was good. Second time staying there had a great time.

By , from Virginia on Aug 1, 2016

4

great location right on the beach

Families

A wonderful hotel for a short or longer-term stay - includes refrigerator and microwave. Wonderful beach access with outdoor pool and grilling area. Outdoor shower allows you to remove the sand before going to your room. Free wifi and a complimentary breakfast each day - great for families!! Most rooms come with ocean view or ocean front which is very relaxing. Free parking and a lot of activities close by.

By , from Washington, DC on May 16, 2016

5

a week in paradise!

Everyone

This hotel is excellent in everything!!! The staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean!!!

By , from Columbia,SC on Apr 23, 2016

5

not bad

Families

The staff was very friendly and the room was nice and clean, but the walls between the adjoining rooms were very thin. You could hear any and all sounds very well. The air conditioner for our room didn't work well, but overall we would stay here again.

By on Nov 10, 2015