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Colonial Inn Motel

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Seasonal outdoor pool
On the beach
On the beach
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview of Colonial Inn Motel

Colonial Inn Motel

2.0 star property

7.2/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
3329 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC, 27959

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOuter Banks Beaches2 min walk
  • Popular LocationJockey's Ridge State Park7 min walk
  • Popular LocationSeaside Art Gallery12 min walk
  • AirportManteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional)18 min drive

Room options

About this area

Nags Head

Located in Nags Head, Colonial Inn Motel is in the historical district and on the beach. Wright Brothers National Memorial and Bodie Island Lighthouse are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Outer Banks Beaches and Jockey's Ridge State Park. Don't miss out on a visit to North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.

What's nearby

  • Outer Banks Beaches - 2 min walk
  • Nags Head Fishing Pier - 3 min walk
  • Jockey's Ridge State Park - 7 min walk
  • Seaside Art Gallery - 12 min walk
  • Tracks in the Sand - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Norfolk Intl. Airport (ORF) - 107 min drive


  • Lucky 12 Tavern - 3 min walk
  • Tortuga's Lie - 6 min walk
  • Kill Devil Grill - 3 min drive
  • Bob's Grill - 4 min drive
  • American Pie - 4 min drive

About this property

Colonial Inn Motel

Motel by the ocean
Located close to Nags Head Fishing Pier and Jockey's Ridge State Park, Colonial Inn Motel provides a terrace. With a beachfront location, this motel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, coffee/tea in the lobby, and barbecue grills
  • Express check-in and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All 39 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi.
Other amenities include:
  • Tubs or showers, hair dryers, and shampoo
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Full-sized refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Free local calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from October 22 to April 10:
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs and cats only
2 per room (up to 30 lbs per pet)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The seasonal pool will be open from May to November
Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Colonial Inn Motel
Colonial Inn Motel Nags Head
Colonial Nags Head
Colonial Inn Motel Motel
Colonial Inn Motel Nags Head
Colonial Inn Motel Motel Nags Head

Frequently asked questions

Does Colonial Inn Motel have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–10:00 PM. The pool is closed seasonally each year from October 22 to April 10.

Is Colonial Inn Motel pet-friendly?

Yes, this motel allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 30 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 25 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Colonial Inn Motel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Colonial Inn Motel?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Colonial Inn Motel?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Colonial Inn Motel located?

Located in Nags Head, this beachfront motel is in the historical district and within a 5-minute walk of Outer Banks Beaches and Nags Head Fishing Pier. Jockey's Ridge State Park and Wright Brothers National Memorial are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Colonial Inn Motel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Colonial Inn Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Colonial Inn Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Poor


Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great marketing, as the photography on their website is so deceptive. Never again, will we stay at this motel. Not family owned, but owned by an LLC.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Clean reasonably priced Motel right on the beach. Covid restrictions are still in place so getting additional coffee etc. after the first day was annoying. But everything worked and it was clean. Would come back.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness
Beds are tough. Check in is at a kiosk. Room was clean except for stains on walls/doors.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor


Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
When I checked in, I essentially FaceTimed with someone who handled it. I asked about coffee but the person really wasn’t familiar with the property amenities. The wifi was awful - I was there on a working trip and ended up having to go somewhere else to work. The property is old and falling apart. The big draw is the price.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Kevin, Nellysford

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Traveled with group
Liked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness
There was no mirror in the room, which made it seem cell like. My earring fell under the bed, and when I moved it there were a bunch of dead roaches. However, the location was great, the ice machine was awesome, and the proximity to the beach was fantastic.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay


Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
No staff at reception. Overseas computer connection. Shower…no pressure. Ocean view gone from hotel rear…overgrown brush. Flies…in room and walkways. Great location! Terrible parking. Trash all through walkway in rear.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was a lovely stay, a great opportunity to relax with a beautiful view. Pet friendly is a great thing too!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022