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 222 STEPS TO PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS! AMAZING SUNSETS! 4 BIKES! BEACH CART!
4.7/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
Our 3 day stay at Nags Head

"The house was a perfect fit for our family and we had lots of things we found to do even on off season."…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

222 STEPS TO PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS! AMAZING SUNSETS! 4 BIKES! BEACH CART!
Beach Haven, NEW & Renovated, 2018! , Less Than 1 Block to Beach! Full Kitchen
5/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Great place for a weekend get away!

"The Beach Haven apartment was ideal in location, just a block from the beach. It was clean and comfortably furnished. It had all the necessities you look for... fresh towels, linen, extra blanket/ pillows and WiFi. The Kitchen was well stocked with every needed for preparing meals. This was our first ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Beach Haven, NEW & Renovated, 2018! , Less Than 1 Block to Beach! Full Kitchen
Beachy Cottage on Quiet End Street - walk to Ocean
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0.35 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
Awesome place

"Really nice place, the best part of the house is the yard. My daughter had such an awesome time playing in the swing. We BBQ and spent most of the afternoons outside. The house had everything we needed. Great location!"…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Beachy Cottage on Quiet End Street - walk to Ocean
Surf Side Hotel
2.5 out of 5
6701 Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
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The price is $167 per night
4.43 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (778 reviews)

"The loft rooms were perfect for a family of 4. Being right on the beach with easy access was the best part. It was nice to be able to borrow beach chairs from the hotel."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Surf Side Hotel
Dolphin Oceanfront Motel
2 out of 5
8017 Old Oregon Inlet Rd., Nags Head, NC
The price is $129 per night
5.4 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (216 reviews)
Nice beach hotel

"Nice location with short walk to beach. Clean hotel with friendly staff. Only complaint is small beds"…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019

Dolphin Oceanfront Motel
Whalebone Cottages by Kees Vacations
3.5 out of 5
8201 S. Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head, NC
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5.7 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)

"The cottage was awesome and well stocked. Love the location of the cottage to the beach."…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Whalebone Cottages by Kees Vacations
Colonial Inn Motel
2 out of 5
3329 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC
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The price is $125 per night
0.28 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (434 reviews)

"The parking was very tight and limited. The room was good, nicely remodeled, but tile in bathroom was old and patchy. The shower could use a new shower head and hot/cold handles. Pool was also closed... disappointing. Office people were very nice and great location right on beach. Very pet friendly ..."…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Colonial Inn Motel
Nags Head Beach Inn by KEES Vacations
2 out of 5
303 E Admiral Street, Nags Head, NC
The price is $157 per night
0.54 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (94 reviews)

"So cute. SUPER close to the beach and the half marathon start of the Southern fried half in November. The bed was so incredibly comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Nags Head Beach Inn by KEES Vacations
Fin 'n Feather Waterside Inn By Kees Vacations
2.5 out of 5
7740 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
The price is $120 per night
5.66 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (270 reviews)
Really nice place

"Nice room. Comfortable. Didn’t have a room with a view but has benches waterside for anybody."…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Fin 'n Feather Waterside Inn By Kees Vacations
Sandbar Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
2510 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
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The price is $179 per night
0.61 mi from city center
3.4/5 (5 reviews)

"We lied how close it was to the beach and other activity. We didn’t like the beds and the AC was too small. The breakfast was just a box of cereal or oatmeal, or make it yourself coffee. The beds were old and the shower was small. Not as clean as we expected but mot real dirty either. Overall it ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

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Visiting Nags Head

Travelers give high marks for the beaches in Nags Head, which is also known for its seafood restaurants. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its soccer matches. A top sight in the area is Wright Brothers National Memorial.

  • There are 171 hotels and other accommodations in Nags Head
  • The closest major airport is in Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Nags Head

Attractions like Full Throttle Speedway and Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and Jockey's Ridge State Park. Fishing is one of the top activities, while Nags Head Fishing Pier, Jennette's Pier, and Oregon Inlet Fishing Center are favorite sights to visit.

In Nags Head, there are 171 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. These are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • The First Colony Inn - This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its pool and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • RelaxInn Bed & Breakfast - This 2.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Surf Side Hotel - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. Expedia customers like its overall value and helpful staff.

One of the top places to see outside the city is Wright Brothers National Memorial, located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city center.

Dressing for Nags Head

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 65°F during the day and 36°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 87°F, while the average at night is 47°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 88°F with nighttime averages of 63°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 77°F and nighttime averages of 37°F
  • About 49.96 inches of rain falls on Nags Head each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 86°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 37°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Nags Head?
Fin ‘n Feather Waterside Inn By Kees Vacations is a favorite with Expedia customers. This hotel offers free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Colonial Inn Motel and Dolphin Oceanfront Motel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Nags Head, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the top deals on offer in Nags Head.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Nags Head?
For more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Nags Head, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Nags Head?
Based on reviews, Colonial Inn Motel is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Owens’ Motel and Seahorse Inn and Cottages.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation to Nags Head?
The First Colony Inn is a top 3.5-star B&B on Expedia for families, and features free parking and free full breakfast. Other good choices for your family trip include Colonial Inn Motel and Seahorse Inn and Cottages. Attractions like Full Throttle Speedway and Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Nags Head?
Surf Side Hotel is a favorite hotel for couples, and features cable TV and an outdoor pool. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Colonial Inn Motel and Owens’ Motel.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Nags Head?
Dolphin Oceanfront Motel is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers a seasonal outdoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include Comfort Inn South Oceanfront and Fin ‘n Feather Waterside Inn By Kees Vacations.
What's the best hotel to stay with easy access to Jennette's Pier?
Adjacent to Jennette’s Pier, Seahorse Inn and Cottages is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this property offers free WiFi and free parking. Other good options close by include Dolphin Oceanfront Motel and Owens’ Motel.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Nags Head?
Fin ‘n Feather Waterside Inn By Kees Vacations is a top beachfront condo with free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Tar Heel Motel and Surf Side Hotel.
What are some accommodations with pools in Nags Head?
Surf Side Hotel is a top hotel with an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and free breakfast. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include The Quay by KEES Vacations and Sand Castle Village by KEES Vacations.
What is the best hotel near Norfolk International Airport (ORF)?
Red Roof Inn Virginia Beach - Norfolk Airport is a popular hotel, featuring an outdoor pool and free WiFi. It’s located a short 1.6 mi (2.7 km) from Norfolk Intl. Airport. Other good choices within close proximity to the airport include Comfort Inn & Suites Virginia Beach - Norfolk Airport and Americas Best Value Inn Norfolk Airport Area.
What's it like to stay in Nags Head?
Travelers give high marks for the beaches in Nags Head, which is also known for its seafood restaurants. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its soccer matches. A top sight in the city is Jennette’s Pier. In Nags Head, there are 201 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.

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