Pet Friendly Outer Banks Hotel

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Dogs want to vacay too! The John Yancey Oceanfront Inn is happy to offer dedicated dog friendly hotel rooms for pet owners who want to bring their dog when traveling to the Outer Banks. Dogs are welcome in our Main Building guest rooms and  Sea Building oceanfront rooms. 

We offer quick access to the beach (Kill Devil Hills local dog laws apply). We have plenty of green space for them to run & play! We ask that you pick up after your dog (bags provided at each end of the building), and refrain your dog from barking, so not to disturb other guests.

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Our DOG Policy

There is an additional daily pet fee - $40 per dog and no more than 2 dogs per guest room. There is a 99 pound limit. 

Per town law (revised 2016), dogs are not allowed on the beaches in Kill Devil Hills between Memorial Day - Labor Day from 9 AM - 6 PM. However, you and your leashed pet can be on the portion of the beach in front of our hotel property.

Kill Devil Hills does have a leash law and you must abide by that law anywhere on hotel property -- pets can not run free. Please clean up after your pet. Any damages caused by your pet will be billed to your room.

Please do not leave your dog unattended in your hotel guest room. If your pet is left in the guest room at the time of housekeeping service, the housekeeper will not enter the room. The housekeeper will leave fresh towels and toiletries at your door. There will not be a return visit by housekeeping that day.

Sorry, but no dogs are allowed in the pool area, lobby or breakfast room. Please be considerate of our other hotel guests. If your pet is continually barking or in any way bothering others, you may be asked to leave the hotel premises without refund.

Kill Devil Hills Leash Laws

Dogs are permitted on the beaches of Kill Devil Hills. Between Memorial Day - Labor Day, no dogs are allowed on the beach from 9am - 6pm unless the dog is aiding the handicapped/ service dog. For more information, contact the Town of Kill Devil Hills 252-480-4000.

Dogs are allowed on the John Yancey hotel property, which extends to the mean high-water mark on the beach.

Nags Head Leash Laws (0.2 miles south of John Yancey hotel)

Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round as long as they are restrained by a leash not exceeding 10 feet. For more information, contact the town of Nags Head 252-441- 5508.

There a several great parks and pet friendly locations on the Outer Banks.

Local Veterinarians

Roanoke Island Veterinary Hospital - EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS CARE AVAILABLE
107 Russel Twiford Rd
Manteo, NC 27954

Sound Veterinary Hospital 
101 Dowitcher St., 
Nags Head, NC 27959

Coastal Animal Hospital 
3616 N Croatan Highway, 
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

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