Oceanview Inn

Oceanview Inn

Anglers and beach fans alike will fall in love with the location of the Oceanview Inn – a basic but bright motel that’s located in the heart of Emerald Isle. Situated just steps away from the Bogue Inlet...

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Hampton Inn & Suites Swansboro

Hampton Inn & Suites Swansboro

Visitors who want to be close to the Emerald Isle shorelines while reserving plenty of time to explore the cool coastal town of Swansboro will be charmed and nicely accommodated with a stay at the expansive Hampton Inn...

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Parkerton Inn

Parkerton Inn

Visitors who want to be close to the beach, but who don’t necessarily want to pay the prime oceanfront prices, can enjoy an easy-going respite close to the shore with a stay at the Parkerton Inn. Located just...

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DoubleTree Hotel Atlantic Beach Oceanfront

DoubleTree Hotel Atlantic Beach Oceanfront

Visitors will have endless entertainment at their disposal with a stay at the DoubleTree Hotel Atlantic Beach Oceanfront. This nice resort-style hotel boasts a suite of amenities that almost outshines a stellar location...

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Atlantis Lodge

Atlantis Lodge

Enjoy lovely ocean views, easy beach access, and a quiet respite where the beach life is easy with a stay at the Atlantis Lodge. Located on the borders of Atlantic Beach and Pine Knoll Shores, this resort-style hotel is...

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Hampton Inn Morehead City

Hampton Inn Morehead City

Visitors will be close to all the top attractions that the Crystal Coast is renowned for with a stay at the Hampton Inn Morehead City. Located just a shell’s throw from the Bogue Sound, and wonderfully close to a...

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Core Creek Lodge

Core Creek Lodge

Modestly sized but accommodating, the Core Creek Lodge is a budget-friendly option for visitors who want to explore the “core” of the Crystal Coast without spending too many precious vacation dollars on a...

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Oak Grove Motel

Oak Grove Motel

Visitors who want to relax in the heart of the Crystal Coast without breaking the bank or being surrounded by hundreds of other hotel or resort guests will appreciate a stay in the quiet Oak Grove Motel. Located in the...

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Ann Street Inn

Ann Street Inn

Visitors who like a big dose of peace and quiet with their extensive downtown Beaufort explorations will appreciate the quietly grand Ann Street Inn. Situated in a serene setting just a block or so away from the...

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Whaler Inn Beach Club

Whaler Inn Beach Club

Vacationers can enjoy a prime locale on the edge of the oceanfront to complement perfectly comfortable coastal accommodations with a stay at the Whaler Inn Beach Club. Located in the center of the Crystal Coast...

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Islander Suites

Islander Suites

From grand oceanfront weddings and celebrations, to peaceful long weekends that are miles away from the rest of the world, the Islander Suites can accommodate veritably every type of Emerald Isle traveler. Located on...

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Best Western Plus Silver Creek Inn

Best Western Plus Silver Creek Inn

Can’t decide between the cool coastal beaches and the small-town charm of the inland Crystal Coast? Then enjoy the best of all worlds with a stay at the centrally located Best Western Plus Silver Creek Inn. This...

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Hampton Inn & Suites Atlantic Beach

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlantic Beach

Just imagine a getaway with a host of cool summertime amenities and a prime locale that’s close to both beautiful ocean-facing beaches and elite amenities like golf and Intracoastal Waterway access. This dreamy...

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Econo Lodge Crystal Coast

Econo Lodge Crystal Coast

Southern Outer Banks explorers will be wonderfully close to a full array of area attractions with a stay at the centrally located Econo Lodge Crystal Coast. Situated just off of Arendell Street – the “main...

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Clam Digger Inn

Clam Digger Inn

Vacationers can dive into the cool and relaxed summertime atmosphere that the Crystal Coast is renowned for with a visit to the Clam Digger Inn. This all-inclusive resort-style hotel has everything visitors crave, from...

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Palm Suites Atlantic Beach

Palm Suites Atlantic Beach

Soak up the beautiful waters of the Bogue Sound with a stay at the Palm Suites Atlantic Beach - a beautiful resort-style hotel where the nightly sunsets are second-to-none, and where water lovers will find endless ways...

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Quality Hotel Morehead City

Quality Hotel Morehead City

With a budget-friendly price and a location that’s remarkably close to all of the Crystal Coast’s favorite attractions, the Quality Hotel is a solid option for visitors who want to explore everything the...

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The White House on Freedom Way

The White House on Freedom Way

Visitors with an appreciation for history and southern hospitality will be perfectly charmed by The White House on Freedom Way. Found among 22 acres just off of Highway 24 - (AKA Freedom Way) - this charming former...

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Pecan Tree Inn

Pecan Tree Inn

For a romantic getaway or a slow-paced respite from the rest of the world, it’s hard to beat Downtown Beaufort’s own Pecan Tree Inn. Located in the heart of the historic region, and found less than a block...

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Holiday Inn Express Morehead City

Holiday Inn Express Morehead City

Whether a visitor is headed to the Crystal Coast for business or for fun, the Holiday Inn Express Morehead City is outfitted with everything a traveler requires to enjoy a comfortable stay in the Southern Outer Banks...

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Bask Hotel at Big Rock Landing

Bask Hotel at Big Rock Landing

Whether you’re in town for the annual Big Rock fishing tournament, or just want to explore the stunning waterfront of Morehead City in style, the Bask Hotel at Big Rock Landing can accommodate adventurers of all...

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Peppertree Atlantic Beach

Peppertree Atlantic Beach

Visitors who like a resort atmosphere and plenty to do during a sunny Crystal Coast vacation will appreciate a stay at the expansive Peppertree Atlantic Beach. Located in the heart of the Crystal Coast, with steps-away...

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The Beaufort Inn

The Beaufort Inn

Visitors can soak up the historic atmosphere of Beaufort from the inside out with a stay at the pristine and inviting Beaufort Inn. This Victorian-style inn that dates back to the 1800s has a wonderfully antebellum...

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More Information on Crystal Coast Hotels

For postcard-perfect long weekends, or full week stays that have exceptional access to indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, and amenities, there's nothing quite like the convenience of a stay at a local Crystal Coast hotel or motel.

How do you book a Crystal Coast hotel or motel?

With just a few clicks, guests can effectively view room photos and locations, area maps, featured amenities, and availability online.

Several small inns and motels may not have full-service websites available, but they do have friendly staff on hand virtually all day and evening to answer questions and accept reservations over the phone.

Be prepared to have a credit card handy to secure the reservation, and pay careful attention to the hotel or motel's cancellation policies. While most regions of the country generally accept cancellations up to the day of arrival, many Crystal Coast lodgings, due to their locale, may require at least 24 hours advance notice in the event of a cancellation.

Several hotels and motels may also require that summer weekend guests stay for two nights, with a Friday check-in and a Sunday morning departure. However, most Outer Banks vacationers do not find this to be an issue, as a long weekend can be a complete breath of fresh air.

When should you book a Crystal Coast hotel or motel?

Unlike vacation rentals, campgrounds, and even Bed and Breakfasts, a hotel stay can often be booked just a few weeks from your expected vacation. That said, a number of the premier rooms, (i.e., rooms with the best oceanfront views, or with special amenities such as handicapped friendly facilities), may fill up quickly, so potential guests who are looking for a particular location or feature should call as far in advance as possible. Generally rate changes can potentially occur with the start of the year, but are usually advertised well in advance for the convenience of guests.

In addition, guests that are planning to vacation on popular long weekends, (like Memorial Day, Labor Day, or 4th of July Weekends), or who intend to stay for a full-week, should also consider booking well in advance, to ensure their Outer Banks accommodations.

Winter and shoulder season months, (typically recognized from late September until early May), and mid-week stays do not fill up as fast, and patrons will find plenty of accommodations available in all areas of the Outer Banks within these parameters, regardless of when they book. In fact, day trippers who decide to spend the night will likely spot plenty of "Vacancy" signs during the cooler spring, winter and fall seasons.

What amenities are available with a Crystal Coast hotel or motel?

The amenities available for Crystal Coast hotel and motel guests are varied and can include the basics, such as a comfy bed and cable TV, or the elite, such as spa services and a world class breakfast in bed. Basically, with the wide selection of accommodations available, an OBX vacation stay can be as simple or as elite as a vacationer desires.

Many of the hotels and motels in Crystal Coast offer private pools to their guests, and / or direct beach access for a quick, refreshing dip in the ocean. Guests should note that with the exception of hotels that feature indoor pools, the majority of pools are only open from late spring until early or mid-fall, when the water temperatures are refreshing and not too chilly. Obviously, vending machines and snack bars are readily available, and the more elite or strategically located hotels and motels offer on-site or neighboring restaurants as well, making an evening dinner out a breeze.

Any tips or tricks for staying at a Crystal Coast hotel or motel?

  • A number of hotels and motels offer special packages to lure their guests into enjoying an extended beach stay. These packages can include tickets to locally renowned events, discounts on spa services, or complimentary amenities such as free breakfasts, premier cable channels, or free Wi-Fi.

    Large parties, such as wedding parties, will find even deeper discounts with many hotels happily opening their doors to guests of a Crystal Coast destination wedding. Be sure and ask in advance if your hotel or motel of choice has any special promotions or packages available, and don't forget that typical hotel discounts, such as AAA rates.

  • Need a quick getaway on a budget? Plan an off-season stay. Many hotels and motels may be booked during those sunny June, July and August months.

Rates may go down significantly in the off-season, and weekend vacationers will enjoy plenty of privacy and all the attractions Crystal Coast has to offer. Still need your summer fix? Then plan a stay mid-week vacation, from Monday - Thursday. A number of hotels and motels offer slightly lower rates for mid-week stays, even in the prime summer season.

Kitty Hawk Kites Beaufort

Kitty Hawk Kites Beaufort

Kitty Hawk Kites has remodeled and opened its new doors directly on the Beaufort waterfront. This shop offers the leading selection of kites, wind art, toys, t-shirts and apparel, Hobie kayaks, and more. In addition, stop by and make your reservation for one of our new Beaufort adventures:

Fort Macon State Park

Fort Macon State Park

Fort Macon State Park, located outside the eastern borders of Atlantic Beach, is one of the most visited and highly acclaimed destinations along the Crystal Coast, and for good reason. The expansive 389 acre park, which features gorgeous inlet views, fantastic beaches, and plenty of history in plain view around every sand dune, always tops the list of Crystal Coast attractions that can't be missed.