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"Room was clean, fresh and comfortable. However the building and pool needed maintenance. The pool had tiles and concrete patches missing. Updated repa ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 21 Jul 2017

Hotel Description

Beachfront hotel near Wright Brothers National Memorial

On the beach

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Kill Devil Hills hotel, you'll find Destination Fun and Seaside Art Gallery. Wright Brothers National Memorial and Nags Head Woods Preserve are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Fun at the beach

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

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 108 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with digital channels. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Room, 2 Double Beds (Pet Friendly)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$79* Per night/room Nov 1 - Nov 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, No View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, No View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

John Yancey Oceanfront Inn ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

Everyone (11) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Love the easy access to the beach. Picnic area with grill. Rooms were very clean. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about events going on in the area. Our dog sitter backed out at last minute. We had to take our dog with us or not be able to go. We called John Yancey Inn, the desk clerk was very nice and willing to help, we got to go on vacation. The dog area is well maintained. The only fault we had about staying here is the size of the beds, they were very comfortable, but the "double" beds are smaller than regular "double" beds.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 9, 2019 by Michael

John Yancey Inn has proudly served visitors for over 55 years. We have just completed major renovation of all Four Seasons rooms, our breakfast room, lobby, picnic area, and new ADA compliant ramp to the beach. We have additional plans to renovation the Sea Building this coming fall. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your future business and show you why we continue to be a favorite for OBX beach goers.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 19, 2019 by Michael

Thanks for your feedback. We hope to win your business again in the future to earn that 5th star!

1 out of 5
The staff was extremely rude to start. We checked in and was told any damages would be 150 extra charge. We get to check out and they come up with all this extra stuff that was not true, I never seen any evidence of anything and they decide to slap 250 charge for “damages” to this 1200 mattress, that was rock hard. Accidents happen. Overall I DO NOT recommend this place. I felt violated by the staff at check out. The little foreign manager was very unforgiving and just plain rude. NEEDS NEW MANAGEMENT ASAP.

Posted by on Jun 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 19, 2019 by Michael

Noted.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 28, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 28, 2019 by Cai, GM

Thank you for taking the time to rate our property on Travelocity. I sincerely hope you enjoyed your visit to the Outer Banks.

2 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 6, 2019 by Cai, GM

Hi! Thank you for your rating. I sincerely hope you enjoyed your visit to the Outer Banks otherwise

4 out of 5
Room did smell musky. Other than that bathroom was clean, beds were comfortable. Very nice having my husband's name on thr e marquee. For his birthday. Thank you.

Posted by , from Virgina on Sep 9, 2018

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3 out of 5
Pros: The beach !
Cons: Please see above, as a lot is needed in the " attention to detail" areas.
Location: Right in the heart of all the action in North Hatteras. Definitely not for someone seeking seclusion and quiet.
Room was clean, fresh and comfortable. However the building and pool needed maintenance. The pool had tiles and concrete patches missing. Updated repairs needed also on the building. Painting, gutters and metal trim are rusted and falling off the structures. The wood decking and walkways warped in places and tripping hazards exist. Outside bath and showers as well as other wood structures have a lot of rot and need replacing. We expected more for $196 dollars for one night, and glad we did not book a longer stay.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017

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4 out of 5

nice hotel oceanfront and pet friendly

Pros: CLEAN AND PET FRIENDLY,OWNER WAS VERY NICE AND ACCOMIDATING
IT WAS FINE NO PROBLEMS EXCEPT CHECK IN WASENT BOOKED FOR PET FRIENDLY

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 22, 2017 by Linda

Thank you for your comments. We work hard to help make your vacation time here the best we can. Hope to see you return time after time.

4 out of 5
We had a great time. Weather was great, decent room, great beach front.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017

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3 out of 5

Close to the Beach

Pros: The fact that is was on the beach was a plus, and the pool area was very nice. The continental breakfast was nice as well.
Cons: When telling the price of the pet stay they need to inform you they charge tax daily and a room fee on top of the 20$ per night.
Location: Shopping, putt putt and plenty of resturants were near by.
Hotel ok for the price. We had a pet, but the room door you could see light all the way around the door when shut. Unless the room was set to an uncomfortable cold level, the room was extremely humid. An evening clerk was asked for some towels so we would have clean ones in the morning and gave us a hard time about giving us towels. I can buy and have my own towels at home and do not need or want to take the towels at the hotel. He finally gave in to a couple towel sets. All other hotel staff were very helpful and pleasant. The rooms need to have door draft stopper all the way around the doors to keep the room comfortable. I frequent Nags Head area for day trips several times a yr. as it is only approx. 2.5 hr trip one way, but seriously doubt I would stay here w/out inspecting other avail. rooms than the "pet friendly" ones.

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017

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Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 01 October 2019 to 30 April 2020 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Select guestrooms

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 2000 square feet (186 square meters). An outdoor pool, a terrace, and barbecue grills are also featured at the family-friendly John Yancey Oceanfront Inn. Free self parking is available. 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
  • 2000 sq ft of conference space
  • 186 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1972
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • 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

  • Airport: Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.) (134 km / 83.2 mi)
  • 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. Televisions come with digital channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. This Kill Devil Hills hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 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
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

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 available for USD 20.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00 per night.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 22.55 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 22.55 per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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 are 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.

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 are 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.

  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Pet deposit: USD 22.55 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 22.55 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

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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 April and close in October.
  • Pool access available from 10 AM to 10 PM.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*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.