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Outer Banks North Carolina Accommodations

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The Outer Banks center point is around 1 mile northwest of Jockey's Ridge State Park and 1 mile south of Port O' Call Restaurant.

A series of barrier islands just off the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks boast windswept beaches, major historic sites, and national parks. Whether you're traveling on a limited budget or you want to live it up, you'll find the perfect beach resort or oceanfront inn in Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, or Kill Devil Hills. More from this guide...

Outer Banks Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Towneplace Suites Kill Marriott - Kill Devil Hills
+1-888-389-4121
2028 South Virginia Daretrail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~0.92 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Hotel has 151 rooms
From$90
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John Yancey Oceanfront Inn
+1-888-675-2083
2009 South Virginia Dare Tr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~1.02 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Cheap Beach property
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • About half of guests didn't like the uncomfortable beds
  • Nice Comp breakfast
From$85
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Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach - Kill Devil Hills
+1-800-716-8490
1701 South Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~1.15 miles north of Outer Banks
  • 3-star Oceanfront hotel
  • 5 floors in property
Comfort Inn on the Ocean
+1-800-805-5223
1601 South Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~1.21 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Affordable Beach property
  • 105 rooms in hotel
Outer Banks Inn
+1-888-965-1860
1003 S.croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~1.67 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Low priced Beach hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$131
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Shutters on the Banks
+1-888-788-5576
405 South Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~2.15 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Four-star Beach property
  • Check-in: 16:00
From$75
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Best Western Ocean Reef Suites in Kill Devil Hills
+1-888-897-9207
107 South Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~2.22 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Two star Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 04:00
Days Inn Oceanfront Wright Brothers
+1-888-311-4278
201 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~2.32 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$63
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Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront in Kill Devil Hills
+1-888-469-4795
401 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~2.40 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Affordable Oceanfront hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Travelodge by Wyndham Outer Banks/Kill Devil Hills in Kill Devil Hills
+1-888-734-9421
804 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~2.59 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Cheap Beach property
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
From$60
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Travelodge by Wyndham Outer Banks/Kill Devil Hills in Kill Devil Hills
+1-888-841-5292
804 North Va Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~2.80 miles northwest of Outer Banks
  • Low priced Beach property
  • Fitness center on property
From$65
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Holiday Inn Express Nags Head - Nags Head
+1-888-455-5160
4701 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 ~3.26 miles southeast of Outer Banks
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Hotel has 100 rooms
  • Beach nearby
  • Wellness & sports facilities were not very nice
From$136
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Sea Ranch Resort - Kill Devil Hills
+1-888-965-8297
1731 North Va Dare Trail Mp 7, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27949 ~3.60 miles north of Outer Banks
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Beautiful ocean front
  • Keys didn't work
From$75
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Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kill Devil Hills-Mariner : 1801 North Virginia Dare Trail
+1-888-906-6358
1801 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~3.69 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Low Cost Beach property
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
Elizabethan Inn
+1-888-749-6785
814 Us Highway 64, Manteo, NC 27954 ~4.93 miles south of Outer Banks
  • 3-star property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Great hotel gym
  • Without wifi
Sea Foam Motel in Nags Head
+1-888-878-9982
7111 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 ~5.68 miles southeast of Outer Banks
  • Two-star Beach property
  • 9 suites in property
Seahorse Inn and Cottages in Nags Head
+1-888-389-4485
7218 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 ~5.87 miles southeast of Outer Banks
  • Cheap hotel
  • Check-in time: 11:00
  • Terrific location
  • Great location
Comfort Inn South Oceanfront in Nags Head
+1-888-389-4121
8031 Old Oregon Inlet Rd., Nags Head, NC 27959 ~6.15 miles southeast of Outer Banks
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Check in time: 11:00
Baymont by Wyndham Kitty Hawk Outer Banks - Kitty Hawk
+1-888-675-2083
3919 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 ~6.37 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Cheap property
  • 2 floors in hotel
Beachwoods Resort by Diamond Resorts in Kitty Hawk
+1-800-716-8490
1 Cypress Knee Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 ~8.62 miles northwest of Outer Banks
  • High end Resort property
  • 148 suites in hotel
Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk
+1-800-805-5223
5353 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 ~8.83 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Affordable Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 4 suites
  • Great place to park
  • Good minibar
From$99
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Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks Corolla
+1-888-965-1860
333 Audubon Dr., Corolla, NC 27927 ~20.73 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Affordable Oceanfront hotel
  • 123 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests appreciated the closeness to the beach
  • Amazing sunrises
From$194
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The Inn at Corolla Lighthouse
+1-888-788-5576
1066 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 29727 ~22.46 miles north of Outer Banks
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 42 rooms
  • Friendly service
  • Fabulous position
From$101
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Best Western Plus Elizabeth City Inn & Suites
+1-888-897-9207
848 Halstead Blvd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 ~39.19 miles northwest of Outer Banks
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 15 suites in property
From$60
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Comfort Inn
+1-888-311-4278
306 South Hughes Blvd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 Website ~39.47 miles northwest of Outer Banks
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 5 floors in hotel
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Outer Banks, NC discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Outer Banks hotel for each day and each star rating category.

When to Visit the Outer Banks, NC

Since they're perched on the Atlantic Ocean, the Outer Banks experience warm summers, chilly winters, and occasional storms in between. In the summer, you can expect highs in the mid- to upper 80s and occasional evening or overnight thunderstorms. Spring and fall tend to be cool, with highs in the mid-60s and low 70s. Winters can get cold, with lows in the mid-30s.

Summer is peak season in the Outer Banks, so you'll need to plan in advance for the lowest prices on accommodations. Keep in mind that some summer weekends are so busy that many hotels sell out if you haven't booked in advance. Try planning your trip for the spring or fall to save money, but remember that many restaurants and attractions may have seasonal hours.

You'll see the Outer Banks at its liveliest if you plan your visit during one of the area's many annual festivals. In early August, the Outer Banks Watermelon Festival celebrates this sweet fruit with interactive activities, local food, and summer traditions. In October, the Outer Banks Seafood Festival tempts visitors and locals with fresh seafood, live music, and a celebration of Outer Banks culture.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Outer Banks, NC:

seasonality of hotel rates in Outer Banks

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average nightly cost trends by star rating class in Outer Banks, NC. Analyze these charts to evaluate the most cost effective time to stay in Outer Banks during the year.

Luxury Hotels in the Outer Banks, NC

4 Star Average Prices: $227.91

You'll find numerous upscale accommodations in Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and elsewhere along the Outer Banks.

Located in Kill Devil Hills, the Comfort Inn on the Ocean is convenient to Destination Fun and other family-friendly attractions. Enjoy stunning views of the ocean right from your room, or head out to your private patio or balcony for a closer look. Guest rooms include conveniences like microwaves and mini fridges, as well as 32-inch LCD TVs and free Wi-Fi. Cool down in the outdoor pool, or dance the evening away at the hotel's nightclub. Sit down to dinner at the hotel restaurant, and don't miss the free buffet breakfast in the morning.

At the Shutters on the Banks, you'll be near the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Destination Fun, and other Kill Devil Hills attractions. Choose a standard, classic, deluxe, or premium room, and pick either a poolside or an ocean view. Rooms come equipped with mini fridges and microwaves so you don't have to leave the comfort of your room to enjoy a snack. Make a splash in the hotel's outdoor pool, or head right to the beach, which is just steps away. In the morning, you won't want to miss the complimentary continental breakfast, with waffles, pastries, coffee, and more.

When you stay at Sanderling Resort in Duck, North Carolina, you'll be near the Currituck Outer Banks Visitor Center and the Corolla Raceway. Relax in your spacious room, which includes upgraded amenities like a private balcony, an iPod docking station, and designer toiletries. Spend the afternoon unwinding with a massage or a body treatment, or head to one of two outdoor pools. The private beach is just steps away, and the Sanderling Resort also offers three restaurants and a poolside bar. With 6,000 square feet of event space, you can even host a wedding or a corporate function right on site.

Situated just north of Kitty Hawk, the Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk is right on the waterfront and offers both beach access and indoor and outdoor pools. You'll get a great night's sleep on a Select Comfort bed, and you'll find that the private balcony is the ideal place to relax in the morning or evening. Get in a quick workout in the hotel's fitness center, have a blast in the game room, or head straight for the beach. Enjoy a meal or two in the hotel's restaurant, or explore the dining options nearby in Kitty Hawk.

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Outer Banks, NC

3 Star Average Prices: $174.12

For the most affordable accommodations along the Outer Banks, set your sights on these budget-friendly hotels in Nags Head, Wilbur, and beyond.

Located between Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head, the Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur is in the center of the action on the Outer Banks. Rooms might be basic, but they include mini fridges, microwaves, free Wi-Fi, and workspaces. You'll even find a refreshing outdoor pool on site, as well as barbecue grills and a picnic area. Fill up at the free breakfast buffet in the morning, and join other guests for a complimentary reception in the evening. This budget-friendly hotel also offers free newspapers and free on-site parking to make your stay more affordable.

If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay right on the waterfront, make it the Travelodge Nags Head Beach Hotel. Choose from double, queen, or king rooms, which all feature pool or ocean views. Enjoy the sunrise from your private balcony, chill your favorite drinks in the mini fridge, and use the free Wi-Fi to share beach selfies with your friends back home. Wake up to a complimentary continental breakfast, and start each day of your stay on a positive note.

Located just south of Nags Head, Owens' Motel offers double rooms with courtyard views or ocean views. All rooms include essentials like coffee makers, microwaves, mini fridges, and flat-screen TVs with cable programming. Go for a swim in the outdoor pool, or grill up an outdoor feast in the barbecue area. Explore the Nags Head area on foot or by car, and save with free on-site parking.

Conveniently located in Kitty Hawk, the Baymont Inn & Suites Kitty Hawk Outer Banks offers easy access to the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Paradise Fun Park. Choose a standard room or a suite, and enjoy amenities like free Wi-Fi, a workspace, a coffee maker, and a mini fridge. Play a few games at the hotel's arcade, go for a swim in the outdoor pool, or take advantage of complimentary access to a nearby fitness facility. Kids 17 and under stay free with parents, and rollaway beds are available for an additional surcharge.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Outer Banks

2 Star Average Prices: $137.92

Best Hotel Discounts in the Outer Banks, NC

Make your Outer Banks getaway an even better deal by applying group hotel discounts. AAA members get discounts at the Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront and the Comfort Inn on the Ocean. Government employees and members of the military get low rates at the Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur and other area hotels.

Best Value Options in the Outer Banks, NC

Want to get the most value out of your Outer Banks vacation? Set your sights on this scenic area's best mid-range hotels.

The Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront is situated right on the waterfront in Kill Devil Hills, and the hotel offers room types that range from standard queen to standard king. All 171 guest rooms have private balconies ideal for watching the sunrise, as well as free Wi-Fi and mini fridges. Hit the beach, relax at the indoor pool, or squeeze in a workout in the fitness center. Business and leisure travelers can reserve the hotel's 3,000-square-foot event space for a variety of functions.

Also located in Kill Devil Hills, the John Yancey Oceanfront Inn offers beach access, stunning ocean views, and comfortable rooms. The perfect setting for an intimate wedding, a couples' getaway, or a family vacation, this mid-range hotel has 108 guest rooms and 2,000 square feet of available event space. Guests can kick back at the outdoor pool, stay in shape at the health club, and fuel up at the daily breakfast buffet.

Just steps from the waterfront, the Driftin Sands by Kees Vacation is near the Wright Brothers National Memorial and other area attractions. Book one of 10 guest rooms, and rely on the concierge for assistance with reserving tickets and tours. Enjoy in-room amenities like a mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker, or make your way to the beach for some fun in the sun.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in the Outer Banks, NC

One of the most popular destinations in the Outer Banks is Cape Hatteras National Seashore, where you'll find beautiful Atlantic beaches, birds and wildlife, and the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. This is the ideal place to swim, kayak, bird watch, or climb the famous lighthouse.

North of Cape Hatteras, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum is another popular destination in Corolla and just minutes from the fascinating Currituck National Wildlife Refuge. In Nags Head, Jockey's Ridge State Park boasts the tallest sand dune on the East Coast, along with kite flying and hang gliding opportunities for adventurous visitors.

In Kitty Hawk, don't miss the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Here you can tour the visitor center, explore the grounds, and even stand where the Wright brothers first took flight.

Whether you want to soak up the sunshine, explore national parks, or visit historic attractions, the Outer Banks is the place to be. Start planning your getaway today.

FAQs about hotels in Outer Banks

What are the top reviewed hotels in Outer Banks?

Towneplace Suites Kill Marriott, John Yancey Oceanfront Inn and Hilton Garden Inn are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the 4-5 star hotels in Outer Banks?

Shutters on the Banks, Beachwoods Resort by Diamond Resorts and Towneplace Suites Kill Marriott are the top 3 luxury hotels near Outer Banks city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Outer Banks?

Towneplace Suites Kill Marriott, John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, and Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach are the properties closest to Outer Banks city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Outer Banks cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Outer Banks can be as cheap as $137.91 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Outer Banks cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Outer Banks has been $174.12 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in Outer Banks cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Outer Banks has been $227.91 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Outer Banks?

John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, The Inn at Corolla Lighthouse and Outer Banks Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Outer Banks?

Towneplace Suites Kill Marriott and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Elizabeth City are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Outer Banks?

Comfort Inn South Oceanfront, Comfort Inn on the Ocean and Comfort Inn are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Outer Banks?

Best Western Ocean Reef Suites and Best Western Plus Elizabeth City Inn & Suites are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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