North Carolina has miles of beach along the Atlantic Ocean and draws visitors from around the United States. If you are looking to take an oceanfront vacation in North Carolina, but are on a limited budget, options exist for cheap hotel accommodations. Affordable hotels with ocean views are plentiful in North Carolina.
Colony IV by the Sea
Colony IV by the Sea sits along the shores of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Colony IV By the Sea offers rooms and efficiency studios with full-size kitchens. As of August 2010, the hotel has rates ranging from $70 to $280 per night, depending on season and room size. According to the hotel, rates are higher during the peak summer season (June through September) and during national holidays. Additionally, the hotel features cable television, Internet access, hair dryers and private phones.
Colony IV by the Sea P.O. Box 287 405 S. Virginia Dare Trail Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 motelbythesea.com Local: (252) 441-5581
The Cavalier Motel is a low-cost oceanfront motel in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, on the Outer Banks. As of August 2010, the hotel had nightly rates (based on two-person occupancy) of $34 to $97 for economy rooms, $39 to $114 for poolside rooms and $53 to $157 for oceanfront rooms. According to the Cavalier Motel, rates fluctuate on a seasonal basis and are much higher during the summer months (June through September) months. The motel features a swimming pool, refrigerators and a children's play area.
Cavalier Motel P.O. Box 385 601 S. Virginia Dare Trail Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 252-441-5585 cavaliermotel.net (See Ref. 2, rates, .pdf file)
Jolly Roger Inn and Pier
The Jolly Roger Inn and Pier is a cheap oceanfront hotel located in Topsail Beach, North Carolina, near the city of Wilmington. As of August 2010, nightly rates ranged from $69 to $129 for bedrooms, $75 to $135 for an efficiencies, $85 to $165 for suites or two-bedroom apartments and $140 to $260 for combination bedrooms and efficienies. Like other oceanfront hotels, the Jolly Roger Inn and Pier's rates fluctuate seasonally. The hotel features ocean views and a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Jolly Roger Inn and Pier P.O. Box 3008 03 Ocean Blvd. Topsail Beach, NC 28445 800-633-3196 jollyrogertopsailbeach.com