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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed 5 nights at the Clam Digger and enjoyed our time there. The hotel's decor is dated but there was a sign in the lobby stating that they had new owners and would be renovating in the Fall 2016. We were looking for a quiet, stress free week and that is exactly what we got.The hotel is clean and... More 

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ManagerX1, Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay at Clamdigger Inn at Pine Knoll Shores. We agree our beachfront property with rooms having a beautiful view of the ocean is one of our most attractive features, and I’m glad you enjoyed the same. We are delighted you were able to let go your daily stresses and relax while you were our... More 

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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

All the other reviews are correct. This is a clean, extremely well located, slightly rundown hotel. Nothing fancy, free internet with lots and lots of rare Pokemon lol. I did wish for a kitchenette. The in house restaurant is not a normal hotel restaurant. It is reasonablt priced, decent food, very convenient. The walk out to beach, pool and hot... More 

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Thank Jeff S
ManagerX1, General Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Jeff, thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are delighted you had a great time enjoying our pool and the beautiful beach right next to the hotel. I am pleased you enjoyed your meals at our Clam Digger Restaurant. It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Alyce... More 

Richmonnd, VA
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Holiday Inn-type rooms but every room faced the ocean and had a balcony. The restaurant was average-nothing special. The pool was clean; the kids went back and forth from the pool to the beach very quickly. Good hotel for what we paid but definitely not luxurious.

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Thank Sumita A
Alyce K, General Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review!! We appreciate your business and hope you will choose to stay with us again the next time you are visiting the Crystal Coast!!! We have a large renovation planned for the fall of 2016 that will add some "special touches" to the guest rooms as well as the common area. Please like us on... More 

Lincolnton, NC
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

First things first - I would stay here again. I enjoyed the location, the room, and the convenience to the beach. The pool was nice, the outdoor bar was nice, and the room was adequate for a beach hotel - a bit worn and weary, and a mattress so stiff that you could chop vegetables on if in a pinch.... More 

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Alyce K, General Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your recent review!! Yes, we are planning a huge renovation in the fall of 2016 and will be rebranding the hotel The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores. We are certain that the renovation will address some of the points that you mentioned. We appreciate your business and hope you will choose to stay with us again... More 

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I normally stay at another hotel due to their pet-friendly policy. This trip was sans dog and because I took someone who hadn't seen the beach in years I wanted the amenities of an ocean front pool, poolside bar and close access to my favorite Salter Path restaurant. Clam Digger fit the bill on all 3. Price was reasonable. Room... More 

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Alyce K, General Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review!! We appreciate your business and are glad that you selected the Inn for your recent visit to the Crystal Coast. Most of the things you mentioned will be addressed in our upcoming renovation in the fall of 2016. Please stay up to date on all the changes on our FaceBook page. Sincerely Alyce Kelly,... More 

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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My husband & I have been coming to The Clamdigger Inn for over 30 years. We always enjoy our stay due to the reasonable rates, clean rooms, wonderful restaurant, and large pool. There is relatively easy access to the lovely beach. The staff is accommodating and helpful. Our check-in on Monday, Aug. 15 and check-out on Aug. 22 was completed... More 

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Alyce K, General Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business and are so glad you had a comfortable stay. We deleted the Italian options on the menu simply because they were frozen options and in researching sales information they never sold very well. We are changing the name of the hotel only; the restaurant will stay the Clamdigger. The name change... More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Clam Digger Inn has the unique feature of every room facing the ocean, and an open view of the Bogue Sound through the all glass wall of the hallways as you exit your room. We have been staying at this Inn for the last five years and have enjoyed it very much. The beach is great, wide and clean,... More 

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Alyce K, General Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much fro your recent review!! We are so glad you had a great stay!! We appreciate your business and hope you will choose to stay with us again the next time you visit the Crystal Coast!! Sincerely, Alyce Kelly, CHSP General Manager Clamdigger Inn More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Once a great place to stay and eat this place has turned into a nightmare since the change in ownership this year. It is truly sad. The restaurant took over 20 minutes to get a waitress to even approach out table even though less than 10 people were in the restaurant. We stayed there for a week and received the... More 

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Alyce K, General Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. Your issues are valid and we are working hard on resolving them. Sincerely Alyce Kelly, CHSP General Manager Clamdigger Inn More 

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Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We drove out to Atlantic beach for a quick overnight stay. The inn is ok for one night. Great location, and all oceanfront rooms. However pricey and not the cleanest we have been to. Would be ok if it was cheaper. Not worth what we payed. Nice pool though and steps away from the beach.

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Alyce K, General Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We are in a transition phase and getting ready to undergo a complete renovation of the hotel. We appreciate your business and hope you will choose to stay with us again the next time you visit the Crystal Coast!! Sincerely, Alyce Kelly, CHSP General Manager Clamdigger Inn More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This location is killer. But the staff and condition of the place really needs some improvements. They had a shortage of glass ware. The lobby had a funky smell. The "free" coffee in the lobby was awful.

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1 Thank Jennifer S
Alyce K, General Manager at Clam Digger Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. All of the concerns that you mentioned will be addressed and they are perfect training opportunities for our staff. Please know we will be undergoing a complete renovation in the fall of 2016. We hope that you will choose to stay with us again the next time you are visiting the Crystal Coast!! Sincerely... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Clam Digger Inn
The Clam Digger Inn
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All oceanfront rooms with small refrigerators, microwaves and private balconies. Full Service Restaurant open daily 6:30 am - 9 pm. Lounge open nightly with DJ on weekends. Meeting space available for groups from 15 to 120 persons. Only 1 mile to the NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores. Six miles to Ft Macon State Park. We are a family oriented resort - children and young adults under 21 must be with parents. We do not accept pets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clam Digger Inn

Address: 511 Salter Path Rd, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512-6003
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Pine Knoll Shores
Price Range: €76 - €173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Clam Digger Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Clam Digger Hotel Atlantic Beach
Ramada Atlantic Beach
Clamdigger Inn
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“All the rooms are ocean front with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles joycloud39, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are ocean front so you have a great view from all rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Shelby2289, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We requested an upper level, corner room and got it. I personally like being at the end of the hall with others only on one side.”
 of 5 bubbles , 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors for a really great view.”
 of 5 bubbles stevee728, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I believe all the rooms face the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles missshady, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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