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Friday, March 15, 2013
Surf Side Hotel OBX
Clint and I enjoyed our stay at Surf Side Hotel in Nags Head, NC last weekend. Clint made the reservations over the phone after finding the hotel online. The online rate was $150 a night, but when we called, it was offered for $121.50. (Note: Rates may run higher during season.) Having booked it sight unseen, I was a little concerned. When we got there, we were both very pleased with the room. There is a hotel in our county with a Jacuzzi suite. It is smaller and certainly does not offer a view or champagne. It runs $180 a night.
I had planned to do a review, so I looked for hair, dirt, and dust. At the time we stayed, which is before the season starts, the room was clean. I even lifted the mattress and did not see anything under that. The top of the inside of the microwave, where most miss, was spotless. When I asked for the sheets to be changed, I lightly marked them on a corner so I could make sure they were indeed changed. And, they were. We had 6 towels, 4 hand towels, and 6 wash cloths in the room so we never ran out or felt we had to ration them. Soap, shower caps, conditioning shampoo, lotion, and make up removing cloths were complimentary and replaced each day.
This is the inside entryway to room 533 which is in the south building. There was a hallway with a locking door that also opened with the key card which added security. Only two rooms shared the hallway, so, if there had been someone in that room they would have been the only ones sharing the hallway with us. Vending and ice machines were easily accessible on the level below us. If you are challenged by stairs, you might want to choose a room in the other building where there is an elevator. There were three flights, but they were easy. The room is on the second floor, but there was a ground floor not counted. The ground floor contained sheltered parking for five vehicles. We heard no noise from other guests so our stay was very peaceful and relaxing.
The king sized bed was made up with attractive linens.
The mural made a nice touch to the sitting area. The couch contained a pull out bed.
Champagne was chilling in the fridge with glasses waiting on the Jacuzzi.
Tip: I always fill the tub, run the Jacuzzi, and then drain to clean out the jets before we use it. The jets can hold water from the last use and can grow bacteria over time.
A coffee maker with coffee making supplies, small microwave, and small fridge were beside the flat screen tv. There was a Continental Breakfast each morning in the main building.
The view from the balcony which held two chairs and a table. Beach access was through a door in the lower level.
There was also a heated indoor pool, hot tub, and outdoor sitting area in front of the building. We had a nice, quiet, relaxing stay and found the places we wanted to visit were easily accessible from this location. We can see why Surf Side Hotel has been rated the #1 hotel in Nags Head by Trip Advisor.
If you go, be sure to stop by Sam & Omie's which is right down the road and has been serving up great food to the Outer Banks for 75 years.