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I liked the ice machine with good proximity to the room. For the most part, the staff were nice. The balcony was a nice touch. Let's start with the bird that almost ate my girlfriend's finger. I have pictures. It isn't pretty. Apparently, this bird belongs to the owner (!) and, to be honest, it almost died that day. I almost killed the bird, despite being an active vegan and animal rights supporter. That is how enraged I was. The staff took two minutes to find a spray bottle to de-couple this bird from her hand. The bird, we can only guess, was mad at my girlfriend for allowing the bird to rest on her arm, but she wasn't actively petting the bird. After the incident, the staff snickered and thought it WAS FUNNY. When we asked for some hydrogen peroxide, they responded "we are out". They did provide us with alcohol wipes. This is unacceptable. One could go off about random yellow stains - topical, actual, mustard-like stains on the ceiling of the room, (also have pictures), or the staff scrubbing our appointment before we arrived (via Kayak, NOT Expedia), or the lack of HBO, but I'm gonna stay on the bird-thing. Absolutely not cool. Not only will I never go to any Ramada Inn again, but I am going to make sure everyone I know traveling through the OBX knows about their lobby-piece "Sabrina the biting bird". The fact that staff reacted as if it was "just another biting" and even upon checkout we got the "jeez, so sorry" in that "please go away" tone makes us feel like they get PLEASURE from watching people get injured from this bird. Yelp is my next stop. Take this place off your list of where to stay.
We loved our spacious hotel room and playing with Sabrina every day. We liked everything.
Easy access to oceanfront, nice pool and jacuzzi inside, clean, quiet, professional and courteous staff.
Very friendly staff. Hotel was clean and renovations (ongoing) are really nice.
Location is great, hot tub and pool are real nice, staff is outstanding and the rooms are nice!
The hotel was close to everything we had planned for our trip, while we did not have time to enjoy all of their ammenities as our schedule was pretty tight. My only complaint was the poor condition of the mattresses. Both beds in our room had the most worn out mattress which provided for a terrible nights sleep. They need to be replaced months ago.
Clean rooms, great location right on the beach, friendly staff Would be nice to have a continental breakfast like the Comfort Inn next door. They have their own restaurant inside the hotel but it is a bit pricey for breakfast.
The easy access to the beach. Hotel was not clean and I found over priced which I understand the amount I paid for was basically bc it was on the beach. The common areas were very nice, however the rooms could use some updating. We had to move rooms our first night due to water leaking in the bathroom. We were on 2 nd floor and water leaking from ceiling in the bathroom was commode water from the above floors. Customer service was great. We were moved into another room and received a discount. However the second room we located to, the bathroom walls had hair on the walls which I knew was not ours being we hadn't even used the shower yet. The bathroom could use some updating and could be cleaner. For the price paid, sadly I won't be staying here again.
The staff was very welcoming! The rooms were very clean! And the bed was very comfortable! Couldn't open the window to be able to listen to the waves crash along the beach while I slept.
Ocean-front/ Beach Good location Jacuzzi/ Heating pool Free internet First and second floor are not ocean-view, there is small hill in front of the hotel
Location Cleanliness Comfort of bed
Staff were quick to fix problems Outdated hotel cost too much for off season
Service desk, cleaning staff extremely friendly and attentive. Rooms were clean and hotel looked well maintained overall. Breakfast was good for continental and enough seating available. Convenient beach access. Will return. Beds were too soft and noisy. Flow of the room wasn't great, bathroom was very cramped and placed at a sharp left when entering the room.
Nice renovation Nice beachfront area Noisy air handler - could not shut off Light from street came into room Beds too soft, pillows too hard
We have stayed at Shutters before. We love that it's family oriented, convienant to the beach and attractions. It's become a family tradition every summer. We were not impressed with the breakfast selection or how small the area was that it was served in.
Great location and value. Able to get a good run during my stay. Clean room and good internet. Breakfast was only decent. Construction during our stay.
Centrally located to everything in the Outer Banks. Walking distance to the Dairy Queen, too. Staff always friendly and helpful.
Great location and friendly atmosphere. Thanks
The location! Right on the beach, and in the middle of everything else in the OBX. Th fact that I booked with Kayak, and then found out when I got there that I could have actually gotten the room cheaper through the hotel! They would have given me the AAA discount, and the base price was the same as I found on Kayak!! So much for saving money with this search!!
So close to the ocean! Just a short walk through the dunes The rooms were fairly small, but they were clean and nicely furnished.
The rooms were good but the staff was fantastic! They were the to help anyway they could and were always willing to go the extra step to make our stay great!
Great location. Breach view. Friendly Staff. Decent Breakfast. Many problems with the room. Tub drained poorly. TV didn't work. Went to a new room. AC unit broke. They couldn't fix it. Maid service was substandard. Limited ice machines.
Nice staff. Strange elevator layout; moderate inconvenience but nothing terrible.
Nothing. No one at front desk for 20 minutes and they didn't answer their phone. Room stunk like a wet dog. Front desk person named Mardi was unprofessional and gruff.
Couple flies in the room during stay
We've stayed nearly everywhere on the beach (I grew up on the obx and we come often to visit family). This is one of the cleanest hotels on the beach, and certainly the friendliest staff. It's got its short comings like everywhere else, but it's over all, a great hotel for the (off season/shoulder) price.
This hotel was exactly what I wanted it to be - reasonably priced and right on the beach. You know when you're booking a Comfort Inn that it's not going to be a luxury experience, but everything was well-kept and staff were very helpful and accommodating.
Girl at front desk was friendly and helpful. (Checked in by JGARCI) Spent 1 night here with no problems at all. Happy they have wood floors and no carpet.nice looking rooms.
The ocean front balcony The hot water didn't work and the wi fi. Was worthless anywhere but the lobby. The pool was poorly upkept and for the price you really only paid for location because the hotel was at best a $60 a night place. However the staff was very nice and helpfully.
Location was excellent Their breakfast was poor and the beverage dispenser was out of order for juices at breakfast. The air conditioner was broken on the outside of the room and also was not working properly. The bathroom door was rotted and was very hard to close and open.
The proximity to the beach is nice, and the staff was fairly friendly. The hotel is fairly run down. There were extension cords running across the floor in the dining area. The toilet in my room was falling off the wall. The doors to the hotel rooms are very hard to open/close. The room looked nothing like what was pictured online. Plus, for the extra $40/night I paid for a pet fee, I could've actually gone and stayed in a nice hotel.
.great old motel with great location and very clean nothing
It was on the beach Room needs updating, It had a smell. Room was not cleaned. Had to call they desk brought fresh towels. Breakfast was limited, hard bagels.
oceanfront check in staff was somewhere between unpleasant and hostile. she simply glared at me when I arrived at the desk. we arrived at noon and asked if there was a chance the room might be ready, and perhaps we could check in early - she said "no early check in, it costs $50 if you want to check in before 2pm" subsequent interactions w/ her were no better. this is basically a stripped down old motel. lower your expectations and you won't be disappointed.
Upon arrival the outdated look isn't bad, but then the young brunette chick with an accent gives you attitude, dirty looks and tells you she "isn't sure" when your room will be ready after it is PAST check-in....so already off to a bad start! Then they fail to call you when your room finally is ready—when they tell you to your face they will call you the moment your room is cleaned—and you're put in the WRONG room: a smoking, pet-friendly room; neither of which was mentioned on the website or requested and they wanted to try to charge EXTRA for those "special rooms"..... Allergy attack immediately upon entering the pet friendly/smoking room we hadn't reserved and major attitude to get the room we had reserved. More dirty looks from young brunette girl with accent. Also asked if I could find a restroom or changing room to change into a swimsuit so we could hang on the beach until our room was ready and young brunette with accent said "not possible" but I could "go to bar across street"....so towel change in parking lot then come to see a changing room and shower room. Almost everything besides the location
Location. It's an oceanfront hotel. However not all the rooms are overlooking the beach. Has BBQ/picnic area. Outdoor pool. We booked a room with a queen bed & we were given a full size bed in a handicap accessible room. The bed itself was complete mush, we didn't sleep very well & our backs were killing us. The staff was rude & mostly barely English speaking foreigners. (What's the point of that!) The room was horribly dirty, we saw a roach & they wouldn't move us to another room. I could look past every other issue except roachs!!! The property overall is very un-kept and it's falling apart & the few coats of paint for appearances just aren't working anymore. Costumer service is very lacking. The full-time employees, aside from those who are there on some summer foregin exchange work visa program (who are useless) look miserable. Not a single smile on anyone's face. It's sad. Thankfully, the property is on the beach! If you choose to stay here you must upgrade/request a room directly on the beach. I was able to peek into one of those rooms during cleaning hours & wow those rooms are in much better condition! However, I only peeked in for a sec., beware of the awful beds & room dwelling roaches.
Overall it was great for the money! I can't say enough about the helpful stage! They were great! For an older beachfront facility it was clean and ok shape. Unfortunately the weather was very cold and rainy while we were there so we couldn't enjoy as much of the facilities as we would like. I would go again!
Breakfast was good and staff friendly Most disguistig hotel ever stayed in. Carpets filthy and vomit on door and walls in bathroom. May report to board of health.
Location was great. Right on the beach and super close to everything. The beach directly in front of the hotel was never crowded. The room was always damp and had this weird moldy smell. We ordered an ocean view room. We were placed in the new building with a view of a blue house directly above their pool. You can't see this house in the photo above (that's how incredibly close it is). When sitting on our balcony we were only about 20 feet away from them. It felt like we were just staring at them so we didn't even use the balcony. There was what appeared to be a rotting dead bird in the grass in front of our building the entire week. It was adequate at best, but I think next time I would definitely spend a little more to stay somewhere else.
Nothing It was the most disgusting "hotel" I've ever stayed at. Holes on the walls it smelled outdated overpriced.
Great location Resturant closed during off season
location room had musty/moldy smell due to water leak in ceiling. it appeared that the leak had been repaired previously, but was leaking again. the rug was damp due to the leak and I suspect mold was also present in the rug
The heated pool and large room! The breakfast was not included but we did get a discount! But still the breakfast was just ok.
Location, include breakfast, beds were better then expected Nothing serious
We travel regularly to obx, wanted a quick weekend get away but was cautious on planning due to weather, booked it on Thursday for Saturday due to our normal hotels not having ocean view available. For the price it wasn't bad at all, pool was nice and clean, rooms were on par for the price, breakfast buffet was regular items but clean and tasteful. Parking was awesome as well. Lack of elevators
Nice view of the dunes and ocean from upper deck backside. Service at front desk was friendly and proffesional.the room was clean and comfortable.
Upon check in, I was upgraded to a small suite just a few steps from the oceanfront! The staff and the suite were exemplary for what I was seeking, peace and quiet! I have stayed here on many occasions and even without the upgrade, this remains my favorite spot to unwind!
Everything except Flies
- front desk staff was very friendly and helpful - cleaning staff kept room neat and tidy - room was essentially clean and comfortable for the most part - even though my room was on the roadside there was no appreciable outside noise to interrupt sleep - the breakfast was present for early risers like myself and contained a variety of items including eggs and sausage - the room had a very small bathroom with the wash basin actually in the main room - the bathroom door did not close well when there was a bathroom mat on the floor - there was an overpowering odor most probably from using too much cleaning solution the first night's stay - there was no listing of the TV stations - no dirty laundry bags were supplied - the room was adequate for my one person occupancy but could stand upgrading and expansion to accommodate more than one person even though there were two double beds. -
The bed was uncomfortable, Kept on waking up throughout the night. The room was fairly clean. Next trip to OBX i will be spending a bit more on sleeping arrangements.
The hotel is right on the water and the staff was very nice. The free breakfast had a good variety. The parking spots are pretty tiny for the most part, and the rooms are older and not very luxurious in appearance. It was a serviceable room though, and the great staff would make me feel alright about staying here again.
Did not like that I was not able to do a courtesy late checkout.
Upon arrival, we were upgraded to an oceanview room since it was offseason. We very much enjoyed that! The beds were very plush and enjoyable. There was a close beach access right across the street that we took advantage of too! The TV access in the room was perfect! The pillows available were in varying degrees of plush, which I thought was a nice touch. Overall, it was a very quiet stay with friendly staff. There were several mysterious stains around the room- resembling blood? We avoided them. The layout of the room was unusual, with the toilet and bath/shower in one room and the sink and light switches outside the bathroom. That took some getting used to! The fleece blankets on both beds had foreign hairs and stains on them so we ended up taking them off of the beds and just sleeping with the sheets and comforters. I tried to take a bath but the tub plug was broken, which was disappointing because I wanted to take a bath as I was sick one night on our stay. The breakfast was of any standard continental breakfast- the waffles were delicious and the milk was ice cold but it worried me that the yogurt was only in an ice bucket and burned when you ate it, and the breakfast sandwiches were just sitting out.
Great price and great location!! Really clean rooms and free breakfast!! N/A
Location 3 trips to the front desk. 2 different remotes. Got moved to another room where the TV got 3 channels. I drove 7 hours before I checked in. check in and moving added another hour to a long day.
Close proximity to wright bros memorial. The allowance of smokers on a floor where my non smoking room was. Hallway smelled like an ashtray. Breakfast was barely that. For $100/night in the off season i expected more. I will stay somewhere else next time.
The staff was exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Gooey chocolate chip cookies greeted us in the lobby when we checked in. The room was clean and well lit. Excellent proximity to Kittyhawk, which we were there to visit. Breakfast was simple, but toaster waffles did the trick for me. The pool looked inviting, but it was too early in the season to be open. I'd come again, if I were in the area,
everything was okay for may stay
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Everything loved it Firdt floor poor cell phone usage
a bit run down, needs maintenance, toilet was stopped up front desk said come & get a plunger, not what I expected kitchen appliances were old but clean enough
Clean hotel and room, great ocean view, great employees, great breakfast!!!
Steve at the front desk was very kind. Great breakfast in the morning
I've stayed for a week so far in the process of a move and couldn't be any happier. The entire place is spotless and pristine. Everything at the daily breakfast has been fresh and tasty and they also always have coffee, herbal teas and lemon water available 24/7 in the lobby by the fitness center. The location is central to all OBX and even walking distance to some. Most importantly, every member of their staff from management to front desk, maintenance, housekeeping, has been above & beyond welcoming as well as incredibly informative on all things local. Would recommend to absolutely anyone from business travelers to families. N/A - all good.
Oceanfront view. Too expensive for the overall clenliness and state of the hotel.
Location and staff were excellent. Beach access very good. AC/heating unit was next to bed and loud. Checked in a 5 and room not ready. First room we were offered had a dripping faucet.
The room was spacious and comfortable with extra amenities(microwave, small frig, extra counter space and small sink in room in addition to bathroom). A great value for what we paid. My only proviso is it is not a place for people who have trouble with stairs. No elevator that I saw. But part of the charm is staying in a historic hotel!! I will be staying there in the future if at all possible. Nothing!!!!
Staff admitted reservation mistake and did their best to make up. However, the group had to split up with a couple staying at a less desirable inn. Staff compensated us with no charge for our room since error was their fault. Had CONFIRMED reservation for TWO rooms for one night. Inn only reserved ONE room and had no other available rooms when we arrived.
Staff is very friendly, rooms are clean grounds are nice Room was on the 3rd floor with no elevators for luggage, only view from the room was the highway, Inn is NOT located anywhere near the ocean, you can't even see the ocea. Would have been nice to know these things ahead of time as we wouldn't have stayed here had we known that.
We loved the first colony inn. It's was like stepping back in time. We will definitely come back.
Clos to the beach Parking
This was the only place we could find open after a Tropical Storm kept us from getting to our rental on Hatteras Island. We paid over $200 for a room and there was no electricity. The office staff left during the evening and locked the office. This is a $50/night establishment and that is generous. Every other motel in town was booked and there were maybe 5 cars there that night on Labor Day weekend. They should not have even been open with the power off. We stayed there because we had no choice. Please plan ahead and avoid this place.
View of the pier and location we great. We booked last minute and were pleasantly surprised. This was the most economical option in town for a quick weekend stay. They had a very reasonable pet policy $25 for our dog to enjoy the beach with us. A little dated and but to be expected for price along the ocean and it didn't prevent us from being comfortable.
The customer service was wonderful. My room was an ocean view room...also wonderful.
Friendliness and helpfulness of staff
Perfect location, friendly staff, clean and spacious rooms, and the whole facility was just nice and up to date. The water in the shower never really got above what my fiancé and I would describe as "lukewarm", but that was so minor we forgot to tell the front desk. The only other suggestion would be an expanded television channel selection or at least a guide channel of some sort. Again, extremely minor.
Clean, comfortable No real breakfast. AC Unit was very noisy and vibrated, buzzed badly.