Ratings based on 354 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel. Very close to the beach.

Posted Aug 25, 2014
The staff is wonderful. They are friendly and helpful.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from N.C.

Close to the beach..

Posted Aug 23, 2014
Pros: Close to beach.
Cons: Rooms need to be updated. Mattresses were stiff and squeaky. Small fridge and microwave but no utensils etc.
Location: Lots to do in this area. Lots of shopping and lots of beaches.
Very basic hotel room. No extras. A bit noisy. Lots of places to eat nearby - even walking distance.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from New Bern, NC

I forfeited $190 and drove 3 hrs home! That Bad!

Posted Aug 21, 2014
Pros: nothing
Cons: a whole lot
Location: didn't stay more than five mins
We checked in at 9pm due to my brother shooting a wedding up in Duck. Walked up a scary 12 steps into a dimly lit hallway with dogs barking coming from rooms beside and across from our room. We walked in with our bags and the smell of mildew, the sand all in the carpeting, the dogs barking (and I don't mean small dogs, large dogs barking) coming from all rooms around us......caused us to pause, look at each other and turn around and walk out. Went back to the front desk, they would not refund our money of course but at that point we didn't care, we just knew we were not sleeping in that room. They didn't offer another room and we didn't ask for one. Being the height of the season, we left and drove three hours home that night. Do not recommend this hotel at all and it is definitely not worth the $190 they ask for a room. The hotel staff was cordial but somewhat in shock when I returned with my keys and said keep the money and the room!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

More of a motel than hotel.

Posted Aug 20, 2014
Room was dated. Breakfast was ok. Pool surrounded by cinder block close to street. For the price would go somewhere else
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 18, 2014
Pros: not much
build is old and noisy. No facility map given. Room numbers were not marked clearly.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from VA

Very pleased with overall experience!

Posted Aug 18, 2014
Pros: Spacious bathroom, cozy dining area in the room. Quick access to the beach!
The room was ready upon arrival and I was greeted with a pleasant staff. Hotel was located right on the beach and was clean and spacious. I would certainly recommend this hotel to friends and family visiting the Outer Banks.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ashburn, VA

Nice Hotel with direct beach access

Posted Aug 15, 2014
We booked for only one night, and we were surprised. Room was clean and comfortable. Some things needs a renovation, but is was as expected. Especially the stuff was really patient, after the check out, we could use the pool for a longer time. The only thing, there is no restroom for the guest (only in your room). I would book again
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from audubon.nj

Your typical "older " OBX hotel on the beach!

Posted Aug 11, 2014
Pros: How close it was to the beach
Location: Plenty of bars?restaurants to walk or bike to and steps from the beach.
Stayed for 3 nights. Not a bad continental breakfast. Only steps to the beach too!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Hampton Roads Area

One night stay

Posted Aug 11, 2014
Pros: The courtesy and attentiveness of the staff and the beach access.
Cons: Preventive maintenance checks of the plumbing.
Location: Reasonably close to Tortuga's Lie, Lucky 12 Tavern and the Surfin' Spoon.
My wife and I only spent one night there. Our initial room was in the older of the 3 buildings. We took a nap in the late afternoon and woke up to a puddle in our bathroom floor. Apparently the tub above us was leaking on to the drop ceiling and because of the tile placement dripped out on to the floor right in front of the toilet. We discovered this around 9 and went to the front desk to ask to have the problem remedied. The gentleman at the front desk was super nice and friendly and willing to help us out. He immediately came to our room saw the problem and set us up in another room for the night, which actually turned out for the best. The new room was in the new building and had a lot more space and was much nicer. All around, the John Yancey is decent for a reasonably priced oceanfront one night stay. The staff is awesome.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Boydton, VA

Nice Hotel right on the beach!

Posted Aug 9, 2014
Pros: This hotel is right on the beach! The pool is crystal clear. There's a hose outside the pool area to get the sand off..
Cons: The breakfast could be better and the parking lot. I think they are updating their rooms little by little.
Location: Nags Head and Kitty Hawk are 10 minutes away. We went to the Wright Brothers Museum which was quite enjoyable for 4 adults and 3 teenagers.
The hotel staff were great! The phone in the room kept blinking. The phone was replaced when maintenance couldn't fix it, though he tried. Each morning I would go in the office prior to the breakfast area opening and get decaf coffee. On the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (last) morning, the gentlemen greeted me.. I got my cup and he immediately brought in the decaf. Very nice. The room does need updating, but we didn't care. We spent most of the time outdoors. The pool was clean. The beach was clean, as well. Like having our own private beach and pool most of the time. It's a big enough area that everyone had their own space-no crowding! The only things that truly needs to be better is the parking area which is very tight and breakfast which is breads, cereal, yogurt, boiled eggs, mini muffins and of course waffles. On our last day I inquired about the boiled eggs not on the bar. The lady stated that their delivery truck had not came yet so there wasn't any. There also wasn't any boxed cereals. This was on a Thursday morning. Someone needs to get better at ordering. We were in a room facing the parking lot. We thought it would be quite noisy but were happy when that wasn't the case. Only one morning, very early, the garbage truck was emptying the dumpsters and of course was noisy, but other than that-all was good. Really, though, we would definitely stay here again. Very enjoyable time.