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4.3 out of 5

"Very nice, quiet beach. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 06 Jun 2022

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Hotel Description

Beachfront hotel near Nags Head Fishing Pier

On the beach

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Kill Devil Hills hotel, you'll find Destination Fun and Nags Head Fishing Pier. Jockey's Ridge State Park and Wright Brothers National Memorial are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Family-friendly fun

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Families will appreciate the playground and barbecue grills. There's an outdoor pool on site, and a terrace and a picnic area are also provided.

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$140* Per night/room Sep 6 - Sep 7

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Beachside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Studio Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchenette, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

John Yancey Oceanfront Inn ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

Everyone (4) Couples (5) Family (3)
2 out of 5
Rooms and Bathrooms were clean. Our unit Room #121 was next to the Ice machine and the noise was constant from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. midnight Try to obtain a room on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th floor! These are the only floors with a view of the ocean. The 1st floor view is of huge sand dunes. Stay away from room #121, very noisy due to Ice Machine adjacent to the wall. Staff was friendly and cooperative.

Posted by on Jun 8, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 12, 2022 by Cindy

Hello David, We are happy to hear you were pleased with our staff and the cleanliness of your room and bathroom. Our apologies that you had a noise disturbance during your stay. Thank you for your comments.

5 out of 5
Very nice, quiet beach. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on Jun 6, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 9, 2022 by Front Desk

Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to accommodate you in the future.

4 out of 5
Friendly helpful staff. Nice room with partial view of beach from balcony. Comfortable bed and spacious room. On beach. Conveniently located to food and shops.

Posted by , from Tucson on May 16, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 17, 2022 by John Yancey Inn

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again.

5 out of 5
Very nice hotel

Posted by on May 4, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 4, 2022 by John Yancey Inn

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again.

4 out of 5
The hotel was clean and in a good location. It was recently updated. The beds and pillows were comfortable. It was a little noisy.

Posted by , from Orange on Apr 30, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 1, 2022 by John Yancey Inn

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 27, 2022

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4 out of 5
Overall the hotel was OK- Views were nice. Property overall was not very clean. My room was updated and ok

Posted by on Oct 18, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 19, 2021 by John Yancey Inn

Thank you for your feedback, John! We hope to have another opportunity to serve you!

5 out of 5

Posted by , from Hopewell Junctio on Sep 2, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 17, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 28, 2021 by John Yancey Inn

Thank you for taking the time to rate your stay at the John Yancey Inn! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visits.

2 out of 5
When we arrived we were informed due to Covid19 room service would not be provided for safety reasons (you exchange linens and put trash in cans provided)...understandable! Unfortunately the hotel never had clean towels for us to exchange out without having to wait at least 4hours. When entering the hotel ( the 4 seasons building) the trash was overflowing with used feminine hygiene products, garbage and overall just unsanitary and trash laying outside the buildings along with used towels (maybe that’s why there wasn’t any) .When another guests spoke with hotel staff about incident they were not friendly and were very rude to her for asking them to clean up trash. Over all I will not stay here again, they have lost my business and I do not recommend staying here.

Posted by , from West Virginia on Jul 31, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 9, 2020 by John Yancey Inn

We're sorry to see that our hotel did not exceed your expectations in lodging! We will review your comments with our team and address the issues immediately. Our family-owned hotel has been an Outer Banks Favorite for decades and this is not the guest experience we want for any guests. Feel free to reach out to discuss the details of your stay with our Management Team! Be well!

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and barbecue grills are also featured at the family-friendly John Yancey Oceanfront Inn. Self parking is free. You'll have access to the indoor pool and health club at a partner property. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Kill Devil Hills hotel.

  • 108 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1972
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

John Yancey Oceanfront Inn offers 108 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. This Kill Devil Hills hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Surf lessons - nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit 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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 18
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • John Yancey Inn
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  • John Yancey Oceanfront Inn Outer Banks, NC - Kill Devil Hills
  • John Yancey Quality Inn
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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in October.
  • Pool access available from 10 AM to 10 PM.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.