Hotel Kitty Hawk?

By: AvalonGirl
10/8/2013 3:06 PM

Okay guys and gals... let's see if anyone remembers or has pics of a hotel by the name of the Hotel Kitty Hawk? I came upon a rather old skeletal-type room key for it... numbered 216... with a leather tag imprinted with the number. I've been to Nags Head most every year since the 60s and don't remember it... any ideas? I'm happy to post an image of the key if anyone is interested. I'd say it must date prior to the 50s and more likely 30s or earlier. I remember quite well the older hotels but no idea on this one and couldn't find any reference to it on the internet.

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By: AvalonGirl
10/8/2013 3:08 PM

Ah... forgot to mention that the address on the key tag is Kill Devil Hills, N.C. Given it's age, it certainly predates zip codes.

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By: FreshFish
10/10/2013 10:22 AM

I'll just bet ole Hoi Toide worked there Wink smiley

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By: hoi toide
10/10/2013 6:49 PM

I know you are not talking to me. smiley with shades

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By: Jim
7/7/2014 9:55 PM

Sure do remember it! My family stayed there in the mid to late 60's for a few years. I would love to see a pic myself. Owned by the Melson family. It was around MP 9, right near the current monstrosity Outer Banks Beach Club. It's basically a vacant lot now. The Nags Lantern Cottages (pic) were on one side and Ocean View cottages were on the other (we also stayed at those places as well). The Kitty Hawk had an old black gentlemen named "Shorty" who was kind of the caretaker of the place. Actually, there is one last remnant of it...up on the dune is a small light green box cottage right next to OBBC. That was one of 2 cottages that were part of the hotel. Cool place!



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By: W&M OBX
7/8/2014 11:16 AM


I don't know about the Hotel KH but I certainly remember the Nags Lantern Cottages. My fraternity from William & Mary would rent them out after our Spring shindig (Kappa Alpha>> Southern Ball) for a long weekend back in the early 80's. Thanks for posting the picture.

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