Colonial Inn Motel

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On the beach
On the beach
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview of Colonial Inn Motel

Colonial Inn Motel

2.0 star property
Beachfront motel within walking distance of Nags Head Fishing Pier

7,2/10 Good

525 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
3329 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC, 27959
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • On the beach
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
For families
  • Microwave
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathtub or shower

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional) - 18 min drive
  • Norfolk Intl. Airport (ORF) - 107 min drive

About this property

Colonial Inn Motel

Motel by the ocean
Colonial Inn Motel provides a terrace and more. With a beachfront location, this motel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A 24-hour front desk, express check-out, and barbecue grills
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby and express check-in
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Colonial Inn Motel feature perks such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Other amenities include:
  • Tubs or showers, hair dryers, and shampoo
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 39 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room, up to 30 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Free use of nearby fitness center


  • 24-hour front desk


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1947
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Alarm clock
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from October 22 to April 10:
  • Swimming pool


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from May to November

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Colonial Inn Motel
Colonial Inn Motel Nags Head
Colonial Nags Head
Colonial Inn Motel Motel
Colonial Inn Motel Nags Head
Colonial Inn Motel Motel Nags Head

Frequently asked questions

Does Colonial Inn Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Colonial Inn Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Colonial Inn Motel?
As of 06 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Colonial Inn Motel on 09 October 2022 start from R1 608, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Colonial Inn Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Colonial Inn Motel?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Colonial Inn Motel?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 30 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Colonial Inn Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Colonial Inn Motel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Colonial Inn Motel and nearby?
Colonial Inn Motel has a seasonal outdoor pool and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Colonial Inn Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lucky 12 Tavern (3-min walk), Tortuga's Lie (6-min walk), and American Pie (2 mi).
What's the area around Colonial Inn Motel like?
Colonial Inn Motel is a short 3-minute walk from Nags Head Fishing Pier and 7 minutes' walk from Jockey's Ridge State Park. Travelers say this motel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

There was no mirror in the room, which made it seem cell like. My earring fell under the bed, and when I moved it there were a bunch of dead roaches. However, the location was great, the ice machine was awesome, and the proximity to the beach was fantastic.
2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a lovely stay, a great opportunity to relax with a beautiful view. Pet friendly is a great thing too!
Heather, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Our room was clean. The bed was very comfortable.
Martha, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Mona, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Hai, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

No parking available!😒
We were only staying for one night, I called ahead to say we’d be a little late. There was no answer, by the time I got through, they told me there was no one on duty and I’d check in at their virtual kiosk. Which was fine, however, there was no where to park our truck. They expected us to go to an overflow lot 1/4 mile down the road and walk back! There was supposed to be a parking space available for each guest, one car per room, there wasn’t. There were cars parked that clearly didn’t belong there. We Had to park in a lot next door, and wake up really early to move our vehicle before it got towed! some one said this place has gone through a new owner, and that the previous owners were wonderful. Clearly not the case anymore!
Gloria, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not staying again
The colonial is run down and sad. Not clean and smelled terrible.
Wendi, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Good enough not fancy
Cute little place right in the beach. Not very clean, but has so much potential.
Nikki, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Everett, 1-night trip
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