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Nags Head North Carolina Hotels & Motels

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The Nags Head center is around the area of Jockey's Ridge State Park and 4 miles southeast of Port O' Call Restaurant.

Along the northern shores of the Outer Banks, lies Nags Head, North Carolina, a popular tourist destination for many reasons. Nags Head has been a resort town for nearly two hundred years. Known for immense sand dunes in Jockey's Ridge State Park where you can stroll along the boardwalk and see native flora and fauna. More from this guide...

"Enjoy a relaxing and serene vacation"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 13-Aug-2014
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

If you enjoy a relaxing and serene vacation experience, the city of Nags Head is the place to be! There are a variety of amazing beachfront restaurants and shopping areas (Tanger Outlet Center and the Outer Banks Mall) to choose from. One of the most prominent attractions is fishing as the city has three different piers (Nags Head, Outer Banks and Jennette's Pier) to explore and spend the day at. Visit during the months of July and August to experience all of the outdoor music, festivals and magic show performances all around the city. October is also an exciting month to visit the Outer Banks Seafood Festival with an assortment of live bands, cooking demonstrations and of course, lots of delicious fresh food to eat. Local hotel accommodations include Nags Head Inn, Comfort Inn South Oceanfront and the Bodie Island Resort. Have a great stay!

Nags Head Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express Nags Head in Nags Head 4701 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Hot tub would have been nice
From$117
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John Yancey Oceanfront Inn
+1-888-305-3366
2009 South Virginia Dare Tr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~2.99 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Economical Beach property
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
  • Free Wifi
  • Beautiful location on the beach
Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach - Kill Devil Hills 1701 South Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~3.19 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • Gym is available on property
From$49
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Rodeway Inn & Suites : 7218 South Virginia Dare Trail 7218 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • 2-star property
  • Check-in: 11:00
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Outer Banks Inn - Kill Devil Hills
+1-866-221-8581
1003 S.croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~3.84 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Inexpensive Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00pm
Comfort Inn South Oceanfront 8031 Old Oregon Inlet Rd., Nags Head, NC 27959
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Check in: 11:00
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Elizabethan Inn 814 Us Highway 64, Manteo, NC 27954 ~4.20 miles southwest of Nags Head
  • 3 star property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
  • Worn carpets
Shutters on the Banks : 405 South Virginia Dare Trail 405 South Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~4.27 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • 4 floors in property
Best Western Ocean Reef Suites 107 South Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~4.35 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Two-star Beach property
  • 71 suites in property
  • Great menu
  • Nice rooms
Days Inn Oceanfront Wright Brothers 201 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~4.47 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Midscale Beach property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Housekeeping was great, according to 96%
  • Wifi password didn't work
From$100
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Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront 401 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~4.55 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Affordable Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has 118 rooms
Travelodge Nags Head Beach Hotel 804 North Va Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~5.11 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Low-priced Beach property
  • Hotel has 97 rooms
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Comfort Inn on the Ocean in Kill Devil Hills 1601 South Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~5.54 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Excellent breakfast
  • Great desserts & fruits
Sea Ranch Resort : 1731 North Va Dare Trail Mp 7 1731 North Va Dare Trail Mp 7, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27949 ~5.78 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Hotel has 28 suites
  • Keys didn't work
  • Fresh veggies
Days Inn & Suites Mariner - Kill Devil Hills 1801 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ~5.87 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Economical Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • No cream cheese
  • Pool clean
Holiday Inn Express Kitty Hawk Beach - Kitty Hawk 3915 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 ~8.28 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Cheap Beach hotel
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
  • Almost all guests found the staff to be very friendly
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Baymont Inn & amp Suites Kitty Hawk Outer Banks in Kitty Hawk 3919 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4199 ~8.59 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Low priced property
  • 2 floors in property
Beachwoods Resort by Diamond Resorts in Kitty Hawk 1 Cypress Knee Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 ~10.87 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • 4-star Resort hotel
  • 148 rooms in property
Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk 5353 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 ~11.06 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Mid-scale Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 5 floors
  • Internet is average
  • Good internet
From$92
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The Sanderling Resort in Duck
+1-866-429-5787
1461 Duck Rd., Duck, NC 27949 ~16.61 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • 4-star Oceanfront property
  • 3 conference rooms in property
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Great location
From$425
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Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks Corolla : 333 Audubon Dr. 333 Audubon Dr., Corolla, NC 27927 ~22.93 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Affordable Oceanfront property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Fresh pool towels
  • Awesome vibe
From$219
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The Inn at Corolla Lighthouse
+1-888-690-5247
1066 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 29727 ~24.66 miles north of Nags Head
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Facility just down the road
  • Complimentary bikes
Best Western Plus Elizabeth City Inn & Suites - Elizabeth City 848 Halstead Blvd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 ~41.40 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
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Comfort Inn - Elizabeth City 306 South Hughes Blvd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 ~41.69 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Days Inn Elizabeth City 308 South Hughes Blvd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 ~41.70 miles northwest of Nags Head
  • Low Cost property
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
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Early documentations indicate that the dunes that are a beloved part of Nags Head were visible for miles at sea. Folklore says horses, also called nags, wore lights hung by their owners to lure ships into running aground and afterward, pillagers would loot valuables from the wreckage. These giant dunes seen by the early explorers were naturally developed except for those in Jockey's Ridge. The beach lures travelers in droves each year and the town itself has much to offer.

Nags Head is a generic term many use for the communities of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills. Each town is so close to another, you're not likely to realize you've left one and entered the next. Most Nags Head lodging is locally owned and operated and has been for a long time. Most of the nationally recognized names lie in Kill Devil Hills. In Kitty Hawk, you'll find the best of both worlds: locally owned and commercial hotels.

When to Visit

If you're looking for fewer crowds and reduced hotel rates, visit from March to May and September to November. In the summer, tourists and locals flock to these shorelines driving up hotel rates and fares. Winter months aren't terribly cold, but many attractions, eateries, and shops close up or operate during fewer hours.

From March to May high temperatures begin their climb from around 60 degrees in March to the mid 70s in May. The crowds haven't arrived yet, so most hotel and ticket prices are still at shoulder season rates. Festivals and events really start ramping up in the spring with many outdoor activities to choose from.

During peak tourist season, you'll have to book several months in advance to get lodging at all. Expect higher rates and limited options unless you're booking more than four months out. The weather in summer is balmy with highs in the 80s and lows in the 70s. Nags Head enjoys a sea breeze most of the time, so the humidity isn't stifling.

From September to November, temperatures begin their steady decline from the 80s to the low 60s. Lows remain tolerable bottoming out in the 50s in November. Hotel rates and ticket prices drop along with traveler numbers, but there's no drop in the number of fun things to do in the area.

For four days in October enjoy the Bluegrass Island Festival where you'll hear “mountain music by the sea.” Dozens of Bluegrass artists from across the country come in and play along the shoreline for a great weekend of blue skies, blue water, and Bluegrass. Also in October, the Outer Banks Seafood Festival allows you to appreciate the area's seafood industry, culture, and food. With loads of artisanal vendors and a dozen restaurants participating, you'll have a full day of the Outer Banks experience.

The winter months from December through February are the least expensive time of year to visit Nags Head. Hotel rates and ticket prices are at yearly lows, so you'll save a bundle. Daytime highs hover near 50 degrees with lows near 40. Pack a jacket and some layers to fend off the chilly sea breezes. Most local attractions stay open, but operate limited hours during the off season. You'll still find plenty to do when Nags Head turns into a quiet, seaside village.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Nags Head

Nags Head, NC: Prices by Star Rating Class

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Luxury Lodging

4 Star Average Prices: $236.40

There are several high-end choices near Nags Head, but the Sanderling Resort in Duck is the epitome of luxury. The resort goes above and beyond four-star with a four-diamond rating for services and amenities. It's beachfront guestrooms, suites, and vacation homes offer several options for lodging.

Accommodations are divided into a family friendly inn, a central beach house, and a peaceful inn. Book rooms based on what you want from your stay. All rooms and suites include stunning views of the ocean or surrounding landscaping and private balconies with hammock chairs. You'll sleep easy on a Serta Perfect Sleeper plush mattress with pillow choices. Stay entertained with high-speed wireless internet, iDocks, and 48-inch flat screens.

There are three outdoor pools including one devoted to children. You can access the beach via three private entrances where the resort's chairs and umbrellas keep you comfortable.

Affordable Hotels

3 Star Average Prices: $169.80

For clean, simple rooms, consider Colonial Inn Motel in Nags Head. Rooms boast bright decor in shades of blue and brown that reflect the beach outside. Walk just a few hundred feet to the beach and Nags Head Fishing Pier. Enjoy cable programming on 32-inch flat screens, a microwave and fridge, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Stay on track by visiting a nearby fitness center before an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool.

At Outer Banks Inn in Kill Devil Hills, you'll enjoy tropical decor in rooms that include fridges and microwaves. Kids stay free in a parent's room and will love the outdoor pool. Save on meals by grilling on the barbecue and eating in the picnic area. Getting to the sun and sand is easy with a complimentary beach shuttle. Enjoy free breakfast each morning from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Nags Head

2 Star Average Prices: $135.01

Nags Head: Real Discounts

Enjoy beach-side comfort at Holiday Inn Express Oceanfront in Nags Head. As a AAA member you'll save up to 10 percent or rooms including a fridge, microwave, flat screen TVs with cable channels, and free Wi-Fi. Take advantage of the hotel's eHost Concierge Service for help booking tickets, renting cars, and checking the weather. Recreational opportunities include a fitness center and an indoor pool. Sand and sun are steps from the hotel. Free breakfast includes eggs, bacon, omelets, sausage, and the chain's signature cinnamon rolls.

Best Value Hotel

For a great beachside room for a fantastic price, check out Comfort Inn on the Ocean in Kill Devil Hills. Double queen rooms or single king rooms include free Wi-Fi, cable channels, fridges, and microwaves. Enjoy a drink under the gazebo by the outdoor pool or step onto the beach from the hotel's private access. Kids stay free with parents and the dog can come along too. Start your day with breakfast that include bacon, sausage, grits, waffles, fruit, yogurt, cereal, and drinks.

Things to Do Near Nags Head, NC

It wouldn't be a trip to the Outer Banks without seeing some lighthouses. At Cape Hatteras National Seashore, take in one of the most iconic lighthouses in the country. Stroll through the nature preserve before setting out for a sandy adventure on an off-road vehicle. Take a short jaunt to Bodie Island Lighthouse for stunning views of a notable landmark.

One of the area's hottest summer events is the Outer Banks Watermelon Festival in August. Celebrate summer with activities including face painting, tie-dyeing, and more arts and crafts. There's loads of food and drink vendors, games, and an inflatable waterslide. Watermelon competitions like seed spitting and eating contests make the day. Also in August, the Outer Banks Pirate Festival brings out your inner Blackbeard for a weekend. Actors bring the area's pirating history to life in a fun way that highlights history and pirate code. The kids will love the Pirate Scalawag School where they'll see if they pass the pirate tests.

Shopping opportunities abound in Nags Head, from Tanger Outlets to local shops selling handmade jewelry, eclectic clothing and accessories, surfboards, and designer clothes. You could spend a day perusing the quaint shops and charming boutiques in Nags Head for souvenirs and fun gifts for everyone.

The Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular draws gliding enthusiasts from around the world. The towering dunes offer a perfect launch point for flyers to show off their skills. Over an extended weekend in May, you'll enjoy demonstrations, competitions, and live music.

Just a few minutes from Nags Head, in Duck, savor tasty duck-themed dishes and wine samples at the Duck & Wine Festival. Peruse the Duck waterfront sampling delectable treats crafted from local ingredients and, of course, duck.

It's not a trip to the seaside without dining on fresh seafood. In Nags Head, restaurants use seafood caught fresh from the ocean just outside their doors. Classic seafood favorites like fish and chips are around, but more fashionable eateries offer contemporary or Southern coastal cuisines. There are many places offering plates ranging from Thai and Japanese to Italian and Mexican fare. Enjoy the delis, taverns, pubs, diners, and fine dining choices throughout the city.

Make family memories at First Flight Adventure Park and Destination Fun Laser Tag and 3D for a raucous good time.

The Outer Banks has so much more to offer. There's nearly limitless excursions, tours, natural and historic sights, and, of course, the beaches. Let HotelPlanner help you save on your Nags Head vacation today!

Verified reviews of the city: Nags Head, NC

Below are reviews of the city of Nags Head, NC from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Many Memories"
Score 5.0 / 5

Have been coming to Nags Head for 40 years and staying in beachfront cottage until this short stay while we were in town for a wedding. We love EVERYTHING about Nags Head, except those pesky hurricanes of course.

George G., from 31-Jul-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Nags Head, NC shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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