Duck, NC, hotels are small in number but mighty in appeal. In this small seaside town, there are but three Duck hotels: a beautiful national chain—The Hilton Garden Inn—on the southern tip of Duck Road (technically located in Kitty Hawk, but who’s telling?!), a wonderful bed and breakfast and a world-class resort and spa. You see, as with its grand neighbor to the north, Corolla, Duck “hotels” are actually in the guise of Duck vacation rental houses. And there are hundreds upon hundreds of them.
But let’s give a moment of well-deserved editorial focus to the Duck hotels that are here because they shine. The Hilton was built only a few years ago, and it’s a welcome addition to the full-service Outer Banks hotel market. There aren’t that many Outer Banks hotels that offer room service, an on-site restaurant or large meeting facilities, but this one does. On top of that calling card, it’s just plain pretty and has an oceanfront location to further entice. Duck’s bed and breakfast has been pleasing guests for many years and can boast a very loyal following (hint, hint…call early if you want to join the loyal list). And the Sanderling Resort and Spa could just as easily be situated on the coast of some posh New York or California town and compete head to head with anything there. It’s calm, upscale and absolutely what those who expect the cultured best are looking for.
So, while the variety is not the feature of Duck hotels, high-end quality is, and no hotel-staying Outer Banks vacationer will be disappointed.
You should also check out our section on Vacation Rentals for Duck’s vacation rental companies.