The Roanoke Island Inn

305 Fernando Street, Manteo, NC 27954

Come relax with us in quaint and beautiful historic Downtown Manteo, at the heart of North Carolina's Outer Banks, where the porches are wide, the picket fences are white, and Southern charm and hospitality abound. The Roanoke Island Inn is the only one of the Manteo, NC hotels that features both water views and nearly 1.5 acres of serene gardens, all within just a few steps of the town’s waterfront boardwalk, shops and restaurants.

Our large breezeway porch overlooking the harbor of Shallowbag Bay and Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse is the perfect place for rocking the day away and enjoying the salt air. Our enchanting garden creates a tranquil escape to enjoy a good book while listening to the relaxing trickle of the koi pond or for a conversation in the shade of the folly.

Our guests enjoy the privacy of outside entrances and the comfort of sitting areas in the lobby. They appreciate friendly staff, a complimentary self-serve continental breakfast, a well-stocked 24/7 innkeepers pantry and free use of our bicycles. Our nightly rentals include six king or queen rooms with water or garden views along with child- and pet-friendly family suites and bungalows and an off-site historic cottage.

So Much to Explore Near our Manteo, NC Hotel

You may never want to leave our peaceful grounds of our laidback and casual boutique Manteo, NC hotel, but venturing into the quiet coastal village has its rewards. Walk along the boardwalk of Manteo’s acclaimed waterfront. Stroll to shops, restaurants and attractions or explore the back streets to experience all the quaintness and friendliness that a small town can offer. Ride our courtesy bikes to along the 7-mile shaded multiuse path to some of the island’s top attractions. The beaches of Nags Head are only a 5- to 10-minute drive away, and with our courtesy beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and library, all you have to do is put on your swim suit and head across the causeway.
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About The Roanoke Island Inn

Since the advent of The Lost Colony brought a surge of tourism to Manteo in 1937, Roanoke Island folks have welcomed visitors into their homes. In that tradition, The Roanoke Island Inn welcomes you. The origin of our inn was a simple island house built by Asa Warren Jones in the 1860s. The original house has a history of boarding going back to the early 1900s. Deeply rooted in the community, the property once housed the post office and provided housing for those coming to see or perform in The Lost Colony outdoor drama. More than 100 years later, the main house grew into its current eight-room inn layout thanks to previous owners John Wilson (one of Jones’ descendants) and Billy Parker. In 1990 The Roanoke Island Inn as it is seen today on the Manteo waterfront was born. Though The Roanoke Island Inn has only been in operation since 1990, it continues the long tradition of Manteo hospitality and maintains the historic look and feel that are the hallmarks of downtown Manteo. In 2017 Lauren and Jason Borland purchased the inn. In addition to continuing to welcome their many return guests to their home away from home, they are breathing new life and enthusiasm into the business.
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Meet The Owners

For generations both of our families have visited the Outer Banks, and finding a way to live here was a dream we shared as long as we’ve known each other. In 2017 we packed up from Northern Virginia and set off to live out that dream. When we're not at the inn, we're busy raising our three young children, JB, Caroline and James.

- Lauren and Jason Borland

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The Roanoke Island Inn Reviews

A historic boutique hotel located in quaint and beautiful Manteo, the heart of NC's Outer Banks.

“Great Amenities & Location”

Absolutely lovely property and great location. The checkin process was so easy and I received a call from Pam early the day of our arrival to say room was ready and we could check anytime. Love that each room has its own entrance. Also they have a lovely reception room you can hang out in, get a snack or beverage or even store some cold things in the fridge. Will definitely go again.

Lindy W
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
“We Found A Gem!”

My wife and I had a wonderful experience at the Roanoke Island Inn. The Inn is located in a beautiful location and downtown Manteo is only a few minutes walk away. We really enjoyed the casual, relaxed and "be who you are" atmosphere. Pam, the Innkeeper was wonderful. This was definitely the best B&B experience we ever had.

Greensboro, North Carolina
“Phenomenal Visit!”

My sisters and I stayed at The Roanoke Island Inn during our recent trip to Manteo. Our rooms were lovely, and our experience at the inn exceeded expectations. Pam, the innkeeper, took extraordinary care of us. She attended to any needs or questions, and her personable manner made us feel as if we had known her forever. If we return to the inn, we will do so because of the way Pam made us feel so special.

Julianne V G
“Couldn't Be Better!”

When you read so many complimentary reviews about a place you might wonder if it really is that nice. Well, I'm here to tell you it is that NICE and more. My wife and I stayed this past weekend and had a wonderful experience. The Inn is beautiful, our was room lovely. But the best of all was the friendliness, kindness, generosity of the Innkeeper Pam and her assistant Susanne (hope I'm spelling her name right :-). Headed by this New Years Eve and can't wait!

Michael A.
Bolivia, North Carolina

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