Have you ever tried going on a staycation? Just like a vacation, you step away from all your day-to-day responsibilities and hassles. But you skip the travel! Instead, you check into a local hotel and get away from it all for a little while, but you stay close to home. Staycations are great for a quick getaway without all the expense and planning time of a long trip. Check out these hotels for your next North Carolina staycation.
For a fun night right here in Kinston, try out The O’Neil. This hotel is inside a 90-year-old bank building. In the lobby, you can experience the grandeur of the bank’s entrance and even see the vault and 16-ton metal door. Guest rooms strike a balance between maintaining the character of the building and providing guests with comfortable and modern accommodations. The O’Neil is at 200 N. Queen Street, Kinston.
Mother Earth Motor Lodge
If you’re looking for something a little more funky, book a stay at the Mother Earth Motor Lodge. This hotel boasts a 70’s Miami vibe and is made to remind guests of the original Kinston Mid-Town Motor Lodge, opened in 1963. Enjoy one of 45 creatively decorated guest rooms, a central courtyard with a three-ring pool, shuffle board, and a 9-hole mini-golf course. Find Mother Earth Motor Lodge at 501 N. Herritage Street, Kinston.
Guests looking for a classic bed and breakfast experience can’t go wrong with a stay at The Bentley. This classic home turned guest accommodation is run by Linda and Ward, a North Carolina couple who love hosting guests and recommending the best of the area. Enjoy a drink on the porch, your night in one of the four beautifully decorated bedrooms, and a perfect breakfast cooked by Linda. The Bentley is at 117 W Capitola Avenue, Kinston.
The 5th Street Manor
If you’d like to be close to ECU’s campus, check out the 5th Street Manor. This beautiful home offers comfortable accommodations in the historical district. Find them at 1105 East 5th Street, Greenville.
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Head to New Bern to experience a luxurious stay at The Aerie. This larger bed and breakfast has nine bedrooms to choose from and includes a gourmet hot breakfast for every guest. Be sure to check out the evening social hour with wine and refreshments and enjoy complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, and tea during your stay. And don’t miss out on a spa treatment while you’re there, including in-room massages. The Aerie is at 509 Pollock Street, New Bern.