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Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront

Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront

1701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills 27948

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (1,682 reviews)

Situated on an Atlantic Ocean beach in the popular Nags Head vacation area, this Outer Banks hotel provides easy access to …

$84
Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur

Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur

201 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills 27948

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,295 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Kill Devil Hills motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Destination Fun and Wright Brothers National …

$79
Sea Ranch Resort

Sea Ranch Resort

1731 N. VA Dare Trail MP 7, Kill Devil Hills 27949

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (353 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Kill Devil Hills hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and 1.4 mi …

$99
Best Western Ocean Reef Suites

Best Western Ocean Reef Suites

107 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills 27948

2.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (412 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Kill Devil Hills hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Destination Fun and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Wright …

$89
Surf Side Hotel

Surf Side Hotel

6701 Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head 27959

2.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (190 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Nags Head hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Full Throttle Speedway and Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf. …

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Courtyard Villas on Silver Lake Harbor

Courtyard Villas on Silver Lake Harbor

155 Silver Lake Road Building 2, Ocracoke 27960

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Deepwater Theater, Ocracoke Lighthouse, and …

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Beachwoods by Diamond Resorts

Beachwoods by Diamond Resorts

1 Cypress Knee Trail, Kitty Hawk 27949

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (110 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Aycock Brown Welcome Center and Monument to a Century of …

$85
Outer Banks Inn

Outer Banks Inn

1003 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills 27948

2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (375 reviews)

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Destination Fun and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Wright …

$63
Nags Head Beach Inn by KEES Vacations

Nags Head Beach Inn by KEES Vacations

303 E Admiral Street, Nags Head 27948

2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seaside Art Gallery and Nags Head Fishing Pier. Neighborhood …

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Cypress House Inn

Cypress House Inn

500 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills 27948

3.5 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (29 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Wright Brother …

$125

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Many people who visit the Outer Banks feel that it’s the most relaxing place in the United States. Considering the size of the United States, that’s quite a thought. Even if it’s not the most relaxing location in the country, it’s definitely worth visiting. In order to visit, you will need to look into Outer Banks hotels.

The first thing you should know is that the majority of hotels in Outer Banks, NC are on Shallowbag Bay, not the ocean. To be more specific, an Outer Banks hotel is most likely to be located near Roanoke Island or Scarboro Creek. Both types of Outer Banks North Carolina hotels offer beauty and serenity. Some people might have difficulty making a decision between these two locations, but you can look at it as a positive because it will be an excuse to return again in the future. If you want to stay on the ocean, then it’s recommended that you look into hotels in Nags Head.

There are many different types of hotels in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. If you’re looking for Outer Banks cheap hotel deals, then you might want to look into cottages first. While these cottages don’t fit the traditional definition of a hotel, they are more affordable. Common amenities include a full kitchen, a living room, at least one bedroom, a fireplace, a flat-screen TV, and a porch with rocking chairs. It doesn’t get more relaxing than that.

Or does it? If you prefer a tradition hotel and you choose to book one of the many hotel suites available, then you will have an opportunity to experience even more luxury. The best place to find such hotel suites is in Nags Head, which is where you will find oceanfront hotels. This area makes for ideal family Outer Banks vacations. There are true resorts where suites might come with their own hot tub, ocean views, a balcony large enough to fit a table and chairs, a flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge and an overall sense of opulence. Some of these high-end resorts even qualify as pet friendly hotels.

With regards to activities in the Outer Banks, you will have a lot to choose from. These activities include lying out on the beach, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Attractions include the Lost Colony, Elizabeth Gardens, and Festival Park.