We have stayed here at least the last five years. Being from the Great Lakes area, we love being able to smell salt 24/7. The Sand Spur gives you the feeling of living on the beach.. It is just a short walk to the ocean. The other guests that we talked to were there to fish or just relax. The rooms may seem quaint compared to a high rise, but they are clean. Because the big money building continues, this casual open air cabin type vacationing will be harder to find. We plan on going back. Hopefully Hurricane Sandy did not hurt anyone there or damage property.
My sisters and I went on a girls road trip and stayed here..this place was so nasty I was scared to go to sleep absolutely disgusting. Especially the bathrooms ..we were going to leave hut after we seen what we were in for the wicked witch wouldn't give us a full refund..and you talk about rude this old lady gives the outer banks a bad name..this place should he condemened. Please look at the room before you pay and get ready to he watched the whole time..she doesn't sleep..always watching you.
Love everything about the place. Oceanfront, family friendly and great price. The Sandspur has a lot to offer for relaxing at the beach/pool. The location is easy access to attractions. The accomodations offer cooking so you not only have a resonable price for sleeping but save money on food as well. Great for spending a week with family and friends!!!
Me and my husband have stayed at most every place in and around Nags Head (we live an hour away and this is typically a monthly weekend treat for us) and we found the Sandspur to be the best yet. Clean, spacious rooms; excellent, friendly staff; quiet and affordable; and, as an added bonus there are two rooms where pets are allowed! The owners are animal lovers themselves and very accomadating, the fact that they live on premises is even better, for them this just isn't a business, it's their home and that shows. They are proctective of their property and their guests, which I really love. Signs are posted everywhere that the pool and beach access is for guests of the Sandspur only, this I personally love because if I'm paying to stay and enjoy these privelges I don't think that every Tom, Dick, and Harry from accross/down the street should be trying to take advantage of this, if you want beach access there are plenty of free places around the area to use or you can find a place to stay that provides it! I do wish there was more parking available instead of only one spot allotted for each room, but if you see this place it is a very understandable rule. Simply put parking is slim at the beach period and the only way they would be able to add more parking at the Sandspur would be to remove the playground area, so this is one thing that you would just have to deal with. I had read other reviews that said that the rooms smelled musty, I live in NC, in the humid summer months if you close a room up for a day or two and don't have the a.c. set to subzero temps, you will have that smell happen no matter how clean the room is. This was an easy fix, we simply turned off the a.c. off, opened the windows and propped the door open while we unloaded our truck. 10-15 minutes later we were done unloading and closed up the windows and door and cut the a.c. back on, presto problem solved! We have to do the same thing at home when we get back, it's just a southern summer thing lol! The staff is so friendly and helpful, housekeeping is a good group of women that you can tell enjoy interacting with the guests. If you take you dog with you the rules are simple, keep your critter on a leash while outside (several reasons: they don't want anybody else or your pet to get hurt, they have outside kitties, and even if you have the best behaved pooch on earth and don't think they need a leash you are still putting them in a new environment and a leash is a simple and effective way to avoid a diasaster) and to be mindful of making sure you dog doesn't run out the door when housekeeping comes by; their attitude towards pets makes it a joy verus a chore to take them with you on vacation, so many other places are way more strict. Bottom line if you're looking for a clean, comfortable, feels like home only better, casual, and affordable place, where you are treated with respect as good as you give it to others, you simply can't beat the Sandspur!
My friends and I had a deep sea fishing trip planned out of Hatterus. Due to a potential hurricane, the trip was moved to Nags Head. I rented a room at Sandspur. A few days before the fishing trip a huge storm was due to hit Nags Head. The fishing trip was cancelled. I had to cancel my reservations but only had a few days notice to the hotel because of a HURRICANE. The Sandspur kept my $245 deposit and basically told me 'too bad'. Absoluelty worst hotel ever and worst customer service Ive ever experienced. I will make sure everyone I know will hear about how I was treated by the staff at Sandspur.
The wife, husband, and daughter who own the Sandspur are on PMS 365 days a year. I've been a long time customer for many years. I've been comming here because i had 4 small children. I stayed in cottage 5 so I always could keep an eye on my kids. The owners are always picking on not only my kids but everyone elses kids also. I've never talked back to them. But this year my kids are older and i spoke to the owners and they got angry at me. In the past 8 years when i go it dosent feel like im on vacation it feels as if im in prison. But this year i spoke up and i feel good about what I said. Also all the furniture in almost all cottages are very old and discusting. They have a smell of mold And sweat. We have to cover the furniture with sheets so we could use them. This is the absolute last trip i will ever spend at the Sandspur!
P.S. if you would like to spend your week of vacation in prison you should really visit the Sandspur. Also if you enjoy having the acompany of police every single night the police are there waiting for you. ENJOY!
I stayed at the Sandspur for a week every summer for 12 years. More members of the family started joining in on our vacation and we outgrew the Sandspur. This year my family decided to go down for the week of Memorial Day which was the just the 4 of us but we invited my sister's family of 4 to go as well for the weekend. We got a 2 bedroom cottage and it was perfect. No this place is not high frills but it also doesn't bust your budget to stay. The owners are great and just want their property to be respected. I can assure you that as long as you follow the rules for occupancy and parking and do not trash the place or leave windows/doors open while the air conditioner is on you will not be bothered. For every 4 people that a room can hold they allow parking for 1 vehicle. For example our cottage had an occupancy of 8, therefore we had 2 alotted spaces. They are directly on the ocean and have a pool as well as a playground for children. There are stores, restaurants and ice cream shops all within walking distance. We loved our stay and can't wait to come back again!!
We have been coming to Nags Head for over 25 years, and we love it! About 6 years ago, the place we always stayed was sold and we were devastated, where would we stay, that would accommodate 8 ladies and not cost a fortune? Our prayers were answered when we found the Sandspur! It was actually better then where had been staying, more room and the perfect location. Every year the same families come down and it's like a mini reunion! Friendships have been made and it's all because of the Sandspur! If anything happens, Ricky and Susan are right on it, and they do their utmost to make sure everything runs smooth. We LOVE the Sandspur, it's the perfect place for our family vacation, and we hope that it will continue for many years to come.
The people that run this place are rude! I should have trusted my first instinct when I spoke with them over the phone. They really act like they haven't got the time to speak with you - let alone help you book a vacation at their hotel. Our efficiency was DIRTY. and we are not hard to please - we always stay at older hotels/cottages etc because we like the feel and character of them. But this place was rotten and it doesn't help that it felt like we were being watched by the staff the entire time. WE had 2 friends of ours, a couple that was staying in Kitty Hawk, drive to where we were to visit and she came outside yelling at them!!Awful experience
Amenities:Telephone. Non Smoking Rooms. Hot Water. Kitchen/Kitchenette. Microwave Oven. Daily Maid Service. Radio/Alarm Clock. Private bathroom. Television. Refrigerator. Coffee Maker.
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