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The Inn on Pamlico Sound

49684 Highway 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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#1 of 6 hotels in Buxton
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A casually elegant waterfront boutique hotel on the Pamlico Sound. Accommodations range from soundfront queens to premium kings with private decks and large whirlpool spa tubs. Amenities include gourmet breakfast, fresh baked goods, kayaks, bicycles, pool, home theater, library, 2,200 DVDs, complementary beverages and snacks, beach chairs, beach towels, and high speed internet. Gourmet waterfront fine dining; fresh, organic and local. Weddings and catering. We provide the experience of an honored guest in our casually elegant hotel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Meeting rooms
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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John B wrote a review 11 Jun
Virginia Beach, Virginia21 contributions5 helpful votes
Relaxing accommodations, very friendly and professional staff. Lots of things to do, pool, theatre, dock on the sound, kayaks, restaurant, among other things. Rooms nice and spacious. Comfortable beds! All very clean.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: The website shows rooms very well. Rooms on the backside has balconies on the sound. Nice views!
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lmikester wrote a review 5 Jun
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina41 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent place to stay. Well appointed rooms. Great staff; courteous and friendly. They will go out of your way to get what you need. We stayed in the Morning Glory room in the East building. Excellent views of the sound. Will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Inner Banks Gary wrote a review May 2021
Edenton, North Carolina11 contributions9 helpful votes
What a wonderful place...far from the busier areas to the north. The Inn is what it says...casual, comfortable, classy. Great people work there who do everything to make you happy. Sea Oats room is one of the nicer rooms, with a great deck. Short drive to the beach and eateries, though the Cafe here is great, too.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Sea Oats has a deck with a view.
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Debbie C wrote a review May 2021
Loris, South Carolina1 contribution
The views of the sound from our large balcony were breathtaking. Beautiful sun sets! The Inn was very clean and all employees were nice, professional and helpful. So quiet and enjoyable - much more of a B&B than a hotel experence. The entire 3 days were just lovely! We were supposed to come in 2020; however, COVID cancelled our trip and the Inn Keeper upgraded us to another room because we left our deposit in place...we didn't even ask and it was done.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: The corner rooms have the best views and I would chose the 2nd floor.
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ncgrampy wrote a review Apr 2021
Durham, North Carolina95 contributions76 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at the Inn on Pamlico Sound (once we found the property). The signage from Rt 12 is a little hard to spot, but that is the only drawback we encountered during our stay. The reservation process and check-in were well handled and we felt very comfortable with the COVID protocols. As an example, check in is 4 PM and check out is 11 AM to allow the cleaning staff to thoroughly clean everything. The TV remote control had clear wrap and they even had alcohol cleaner and wipes available should a guest want to be doubly safe. We ate one dinner and two breakfasts in the attached restaurant and the food was good. The breakfast was included in the room rate, but there was a $5 per person charge for each breakfast to provide for the tip. Breakfast was ordered from the menu and was delicious. The dinner we had was a bit too strong on the seasoning for our tastes but I overheard another diner compliment the flavors. We decided to eat elsewhere for our second dinner and were very pleased with that experience. We stayed in the Sea Oats room and enjoyed a terrific view of the sound and sunset. The room also had an ensuite bathroom with a jetted tub big enough for two and a very comfortable queen sized bed. Should we decide to make the 50+ mile drive from Manteo to Buxton again, we would definitely stay at the Inn on Pamlico Sound and ask for the Sea Oats room. It was a terrific respite.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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US$114 - US$260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the inn on pamlico sound hotel buxton
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastOuter BanksHatteras IslandBuxton
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn on Pamlico Sound
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Nearby attractions include Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (3.7 km), Frisco Beach (6.7 km), and Scotch Bonnet (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buxton Munch Company, Cafe Pamlico, and Orange Blossom Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn on Pamlico Sound?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (3.7 km).
Does The Inn on Pamlico Sound have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Inn on Pamlico Sound accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.