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John Yancey Oceanfront Inn History

A Family Favorite for Generations


John Yancey Oceanfront Inn has been serving vacationers on the Nags Head beachfront since 1962.

John Yancey Inn has been a fixture on the Outer Banks as an original Nags Head hotel. It is an independent hotel, family-owned and operated, and a proud member of the Outer Banks community.

Original John Yancey Hotel - Nags Head Outer Banks.

While times have changed, the John Yancey Inn continues to offer same friendly customer service, in a family friendly beach environment. We continue to look for ways to improve the guest experience at “The Yancey”, including a renovation of Four Seasons Building in 2019, and Sea Building Building & Easy Beach Access Rooms in 2020, and finishing the Main Building rooms from 2021-2023.

We look forward to welcoming you on your next Outer Banks vacation or hotel getaway, and look forward to joining what families have enjoyed for generations.

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