Guest Arrival Info

Welcome To The Outer Banks

We’re excited to have you as part of the John Yancey Inn family. Having served guests and vacationers since the 1960's, we are confident that you will feel right at home during your stay! We’ve put together this quick guide to help you prepare for your stay. Please see our list of travel tips and FAQs below. And, feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

About Our Hotel

Your beach home away from home is waiting for you! There are just a few things you need to know before you arrive.

Check-in begins at 4 p.m.  See your confirmation email for details. 

Check-out is 11 a.m. 

Early check-in and late check-out are available for a small fee, but not every room is available for these extra services. Please call us to inquire about availability. (252-441-7141). 

For your comfort, we will not disrupt your stay. We will only provide housekeeping upon scheduled request. Towels, bed linens and amenities are available on request at our front desk or you may request delivery to your room. To schedule housekeeping services, contact the front desk to schedule. We ask if possible you allow a day’s notice for your request to be scheduled for the following day. 

All of our hotel rooms (including balconies and terraces) are non-smoking or vaping! Do not smoke or vape in the guest room, on the balcony, or in the interior of the building. 

What To Bring

Our hotel rooms are furnished with:

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron / Ironing board

Here are a few items you will need to bring with you:

  • Beach items (chairs, umbrellas, coolers, beach games)
  • Beach & pool towels, sunscreen
  • Condiments/Spices/Charcoal for park service grill
  • Special use blankets or pillows (we do provide standard bedding)  


Things To Do In The Outer Banks

Are you a first-timer looking for some local tips on what to do during your stay?  Or, are you a seasoned OBX-er but interested in more things to do while visiting? Check our local guides for great insider tips!

8 Must-See Historical Sites

Rainy Day Activities

OBX Movie Theaters

Kid-Friendly OBX Activities

Fishing In OBX

Surfing In OBX

Mini-Golf Course Guide

Pro Golf Course Guide

Top Area Restaurants

Pre-Check Out Tips & Guidelines

We hope you enjoy your stay in the Outer Banks! Though house cleaning is included with your stay, we do ask that you complete the following prior to departure:

  • Place all trash in bags and take to the dumpsters. 
  • You do not need to strip your beds, the housekeeping team will do this. Please place the towels on the bathroom floor.
  • Check guest room for all personal belongings, items left behind can be shipped at guests expense.

Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or suggestions!   Stay Connected with John Yancey Inn. We want to hear from you! Share your vacation pictures and stay up to date on the latest vacation deals, local events, and more by following us on social media. 

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