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By a verified traveler on Tue 07 Jul 2020

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).

Renovated in 2020

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Enjoy a day at the beach surfing, or relax with beach umbrellas. Families will appreciate the playground and barbecue grills.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

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

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$88* Per night/room Apr 13 - Apr 14

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

John Yancey Oceanfront Inn ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

Everyone (10) Couples (2) Family (2)
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!

5 out of 5
AMAZING 😍 AS ALWAYS! This is my HAPPY PLACE💓🌊🐚👣

Posted by on Jul 7, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 9, 2020 by John Yancey Inn

Thank you so much for being such a loyal repeat guest! We truly value your business and look forward to seeing you again soon.

5 out of 5
Room was recently renovated. It was cute, comfortable and clean! Loved being right on the beach and the Price was great! I will stay there again!!!

Posted by , from Ohio on Jun 29, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 29, 2020 by John Yancey Inn

Thank you for your review! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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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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. A complete renovation of John Yancey Oceanfront Inn was completed in March 2020. 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)
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • 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

  • 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 daily.

  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • 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
  • Scuba diving 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 available for USD 20.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • 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
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

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.

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.

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
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • 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.

  • Pet fee: USD 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 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
  • John Yancey Oceanfront
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.