JOHN YANCEY OCEANFRONT INN

2009 South Virginia Dare Tr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States (USA)
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2.0 Star Beach Hotel in Dare County
35.99678 -75.64697
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3.0/ 5

Based on 309 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 11.6%!
  • Hotel has 107 rooms
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check out time: 11:00 AM
  • Group friendly rating of 8.8/10

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Check Rates 2 Double Beds Pool View Microwave Refrigerator Iron Ironing Board
Non-Smoking
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Check Rates King Bed Interior Room in Room Coffee Microwave Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
Check Rates King Bed Partial Ocean View From Balcony Private Balcony
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check Rates Standard Room 1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Beach, Wright Brothers Memorial, Jockey Ridge State Park, Golf, Surf, Kayak, Kite Boarding, Wind Surfing, Boogie Boarding, Lighthouses, The Lost Colony, Roanoke Island Festival Park, North Carolina Aquarium, Elizabethan Gardens, Fort Raleigh National Historical Site, Fishing/Crabbing, Outer Banks Waterfowl Duck Adventures

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Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 746 verified reviews

The TrustYou Meta-Review is a summary of verified reviews from across the web. These summaries use state-of-the-art algorithms to analyze review data and benchmark hotels against each other so you can find and book the perfect hotel.

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73
Fair

Fair beach hotel. Close to the beach with great sightseeing. Friendly atmosphere.

“Great sand beach” “Good shopping”

Great Beach Hotel Top 18% in city

Good to know

  • Beach nearby

    “Practically right there at the beach” “Right on the beachfront”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Older property” “Slightly outdated decor”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Old building” “No patio door”

  • Clean rooms

    “Carpet looked clean” “Room was clean and OK”

Review highlights

Beach

95/100
165 reviews

Clean beach.

“Can't beat the ocean front” “We loved the easy access to the beach” “Great sand beach”

Location

94/100
254 reviews

Well-located hotel, although, unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Excellent location with good bars, restaurants, shopping and beaches nearby.

“Excellent restaraunts” “Amazing loacation” “Fantastic location”

Food

88/100
34 reviews

Delicious food.

“Awesome crab cakes” “Great seafood” “Amazing food”

Service

83/100
222 reviews

Friendly service, and excellent management. Service, housekeeping and reception are all fine.

“Staff was helpful and knowledgeable” “Man at the front desk was pleasant and courteous” “Superb management”

Breakfast

72/100
110 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Nice comp breakfast” “Phenomenal breakfast” “Decent breakfast buffet”

WiFi

58/100
18 reviews

WiFi is good value.

“Hi-speed internet” “Free Wi-fi” “No signal”

Room

52/100
352 reviews

Clean, decently-sized rooms with average beds and lovely views. Old, run-down rooms. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms. Substandard furniture with bad A/C, TV's and balconies.

“Loud air conditioner” “Blankets were thin and rough” “Outdated hotel room”

Comfort

45/100
133 reviews

Rooms too loud and lacking comfort, with small bathrooms and bad A/C. Average-sized rooms with alright beds.

“A/C didn't work” “Loud air conditioner” “Tiny pillows”

Vibe

30/100
98 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area. Unstylish Hotel. Awesome for a beach holiday.

“Old building” “Not the most extravagant 4 star” “Dimly lit hallway with dogs”

Ranked top 43% by families, with a score of 76

Good to know

  • Old rooms

    “Rooms are very old fashioned” “Room was dated”

  • Poor access to parking

    “Parking area which is very tight” “Too small parking lot”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Older property” “Slightly outdated decor”

  • Poor vibe

    “Old building” “Not the most extravagant 4 star”

Review highlights

Beach

95/100
28 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Can't beat the ocean front” “We loved the easy access to the beach” “Great sand beach”

Location

93/100
52 reviews

Great location near the beach, but subpar parking.

“Excellent restaraunts” “Amazing loacation” “Fantastic location”

Service

82/100
43 reviews

Decent reception, with friendly but unprofessional staff.

“Staff was helpful and knowledgeable” “Man at the front desk was pleasant and courteous” “Superb management”

Breakfast

70/100
21 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Nice comp breakfast” “Phenomenal breakfast” “Decent breakfast buffet”

Room

53/100
52 reviews

Tidy rooms with nice views. Out-of-date, run down rooms with bad bathrooms and beds.

“Loud air conditioner” “Blankets were thin and rough” “Outdated hotel room”

Comfort

42/100
13 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“A/C didn't work” “Loud air conditioner” “Tiny pillows”

Vibe

31/100
20 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel is outdated.

“Old building” “Not the most extravagant 4 star” “Dimly lit hallway with dogs”

Ranked top 42% by couples, with a score of 78

Good to know

  • Good management

    “Friendly office staff” “Great Manager”

  • Noisy

    “Noisy A/C” “Loud air conditioner”

  • Uncomfortable

    “A/C didn't work” “Loud air conditioner”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “A/C didn't work” “Blankets were thin and rough”

Review highlights

Beach

94/100
27 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Can't beat the ocean front” “We loved the easy access to the beach” “Great sand beach”

Location

94/100
37 reviews

Excellent location close to the beach.

“Excellent restaraunts” “Amazing loacation” “Fantastic location”

Service

85/100
32 reviews

Management is friendly, with moderately professional service.

“Staff was helpful and knowledgeable” “Man at the front desk was pleasant and courteous” “Superb management”

Breakfast

71/100
16 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Nice comp breakfast” “Phenomenal breakfast” “Decent breakfast buffet”

Room

51/100
59 reviews

Clean, decently-sized rooms with average beds and lovely views. Dilapidated rooms and bathrooms.

“Loud air conditioner” “Blankets were thin and rough” “Outdated hotel room”

Comfort

45/100
29 reviews

Beds are alright and rooms are moderately-sized but too noisy and comfort is lacking.

“A/C didn't work” “Loud air conditioner” “Tiny pillows”

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff was helpful and knowledgeable” “Man at the front desk was pleasant and courteous”

Review highlights

Service

85/100
3 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff was helpful and knowledgeable” “Man at the front desk was pleasant and courteous” “Superb management”

Room

54/100
2 reviews

Room is all right.

“Loud air conditioner” “Blankets were thin and rough” “Outdated hotel room”

Good to know

  • Beach nearby

    “Practically right there at the beach” “Right on the beachfront”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Older property” “Slightly outdated decor”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Old building” “No patio door”

  • Clean rooms

    “Carpet looked clean” “Room was clean and OK”

Review highlights

Beach

96/100
160 reviews

Clean beach.

“Can't beat the ocean front” “We loved the easy access to the beach” “Great sand beach”

Location

94/100
247 reviews

Well-located hotel, although, unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Excellent location with good bars, restaurants, shopping and beaches nearby.

“Excellent restaraunts” “Amazing loacation” “Fantastic location”

Food

88/100
34 reviews

Delicious food.

“Awesome crab cakes” “Great seafood” “Amazing food”

Service

83/100
220 reviews

Friendly service, and excellent management. Service, housekeeping and reception are all fine.

“Staff was helpful and knowledgeable” “Man at the front desk was pleasant and courteous” “Superb management”

Breakfast

71/100
107 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Nice comp breakfast” “Phenomenal breakfast” “Decent breakfast buffet”

WiFi

53/100
16 reviews

WiFi is good value.

“Hi-speed internet” “Free Wi-fi” “No signal”

Room

52/100
348 reviews

Clean, decently-sized rooms with average beds and lovely views. Old, run-down rooms. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms. Substandard furniture with bad A/C, TV's and balconies.

“Loud air conditioner” “Blankets were thin and rough” “Outdated hotel room”

Comfort

45/100
130 reviews

Rooms too loud and lacking comfort, with small bathrooms and bad A/C. Average-sized rooms with alright beds.

“A/C didn't work” “Loud air conditioner” “Tiny pillows”

Vibe

30/100
98 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area. Unstylish Hotel.

“Old building” “Not the most extravagant 4 star” “Dimly lit hallway with dogs”

Ranked top 51% by families, with a score of 76

Good to know

  • Old rooms

    “Rooms are very old fashioned” “Room was dated”

  • Poor access to parking

    “Parking area which is very tight” “Too small parking lot”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Older property” “Slightly outdated decor”

  • Poor vibe

    “Old building” “Not the most extravagant 4 star”

Review highlights

Beach

95/100
26 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Can't beat the ocean front” “We loved the easy access to the beach” “Great sand beach”

Location

92/100
48 reviews

Great location near the beach, but subpar parking.

“Excellent restaraunts” “Amazing loacation” “Fantastic location”

Service

81/100
42 reviews

Decent reception, with friendly but unprofessional staff.

“Staff was helpful and knowledgeable” “Man at the front desk was pleasant and courteous” “Superb management”

Breakfast

69/100
19 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“No cereal” “Stale bagels” “Nice comp breakfast”

Room

54/100
51 reviews

Tidy rooms with nice views. Out-of-date, run down rooms with bad bathrooms and beds.

“Loud air conditioner” “Blankets were thin and rough” “Outdated hotel room”

Comfort

42/100
13 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“A/C didn't work” “Loud air conditioner” “Tiny pillows”

Vibe

31/100
20 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel is outdated.

“Old building” “Not the most extravagant 4 star” “Dimly lit hallway with dogs”

Ranked top 34% by couples, with a score of 77

Good to know

  • Good management

    “Friendly office staff” “Great Manager”

  • Noisy

    “Noisy A/C” “Loud air conditioner”

  • Uncomfortable

    “A/C didn't work” “Loud air conditioner”

  • Clean rooms

    “Carpet looked clean” “Room was clean and OK”

Review highlights

Location

94/100
35 reviews

Excellent location close to the beach.

“Excellent restaraunts” “Amazing loacation” “Fantastic location”

Beach

93/100
25 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Can't beat the ocean front” “We loved the easy access to the beach” “Great sand beach”

Service

85/100
32 reviews

Management is friendly, with moderately professional service.

“Staff was helpful and knowledgeable” “Man at the front desk was pleasant and courteous” “Superb management”

Breakfast

71/100
16 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Nice comp breakfast” “Phenomenal breakfast” “Decent breakfast buffet”

Room

51/100
57 reviews

Clean, decently-sized rooms with average beds and lovely views. Dilapidated rooms and bathrooms.

“Loud air conditioner” “Blankets were thin and rough” “Outdated hotel room”

Comfort

45/100
28 reviews

Beds are alright and rooms are moderately-sized but too noisy and comfort is lacking.

“A/C didn't work” “Loud air conditioner” “Tiny pillows”

Review highlights

Room

51/100
5 reviews

Room is all right.

“Loud air conditioner” “Blankets were thin and rough” “Outdated hotel room”

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Customer Reviews of John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

3.0 out of 5. Based on 309 guest reviews , Average

Property Description

Oceanfront rooms available with balconies or immediate beach access- some rooms literally sit on the beach! Each room is equipped with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, FREE WiFi, iron, ironing board, and hair dryer. Free Continental breakfast. Building amenities include a heated outdoor pool with kids wading area, playground and barbecue area, coin-operated laundry facilities, ice and vending machines. Some rooms are now pet-friendly! Also included in your stay is FREE access to the Outer Banks YMCA, Fitness Center, Indoor Basketball court, Racquetball courts, Exercise classes, Skate Park & Outdoor Waterpark.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 4
Rooms: 107
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 65
Handicap Rooms: 3
Suites: 1
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 1500 sq. feet
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 1.0 Mi
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
72 hour notice required for a refund of your deposit. All refunds will be subject to a service charge equal to 10% of your total bill or $25, whichever is higher. All deposits apply to 2nd half of reservation. On short notice rooms can be held with a cre
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 200.00
Total Taxes: 11.75%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.50%
Occupancy Tax: 4.00%

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
We offer pet friendly rooms for a $20.00 deposit per pet per room.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Camping or barbeque facilities
  • Central location
  • Child facilities
  • Clothes drying
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television

Airport & Shuttle Information

Norfolk International Airport approx 2 hours

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Previously known as:
John Yancey Inn, Quality Inn John Yancey

Seasonality and Projections at John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

Rate fluctuations of John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

The chart above shows fluctuations of prices for both group/meeting prices and the best individual traveler prices our system could find at the time the group bid was submitted. The most competitive group discount displayed is 16.9% in the month of May 2016 and the highest average individual rate is $178 in the month of July 2016. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at John Yancey Oceanfront Inn in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at John Yancey Oceanfront Inn

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at John Yancey Oceanfront Inn.

Feel free to use the John Yancey Oceanfront Inn meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Kill Devil Hills event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
John Yancey Cafe 35 x 25 x 10 875 73/-- 51 36 -- -- -- --/-- -- 88 --
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Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
875 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
35 x 25 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
9
Columns:
1
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video Conference
  • Air Conditioning
Half Day Rental:
$200.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$125.00 USD

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