Hotel Manteo reawakens historic hospitality in the Outer Banks

Hotel Manteo reawakens historic hospitality in the Outer Banks

An anchor of hospitality on Roanoke Island since 1954 is reopening its doors, showcasing a brand new name, fully renovated property, and an elevated standard for coastal lodging in North Carolina.

Hotel Manteo, opening to the public this June, is a newly renovated boutique hotel offering visitors and guests a lifestyle-driven experience that goes far beyond that of the traditional beach-town hotel. Rooted in the community’s rich history and the coastal Carolina way of life, Hotel Manteo offers guests an immersive stay, warm and friendly hospitality, and direct access to the very best of the Outer Banks.

“We are thrilled to see the vision of Hotel Manteo come to life right here on Roanoke Island,” says Sumit Gupta, CEO of SAGA Realty & Construction and co-owner/developer of Hotel Manteo. “We recognized the need for a high-quality hotel option for visitors to the area that also served as a central meeting place for our local community. What our team has delivered will set the standard for costal lodging and honor the storied legacy of this historic property.”

Hotel Manteo is a is a first-of-its-kind reimagination of mid-century lodging in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, bringing together the charm and character of its property’s history with the premier technologies and services of today’s hospitality industry. Formerly known as The Elizabethan Inn, the property served as a community focal point for generations of residents and visitors to Roanoke Island. Building on that legacy while integrating modern luxury lodging features, Hotel Manteo aims to provide a high-end yet accessible alternative to the region’s accommodation landscape.

“Hotel Manteo represents a brand-new new chapter in the Outer Banks’ hospitality industry, providing affordable, accessible, and unrivaled accommodations to our guests,” says Ashish Lall, partner of SAGA Realty & Construction and co-owner/operator of Hotel Manteo. “Guests to the hotel will enjoy a truly boutique, white-glove experience from the moment they arrive, including keyless check-in, well- appointed furniture and fixtures, as well as a highly attentive staff that’s eager to make their stay distinctly memorable.”

Firetender, Stone-Oven + Bar, opening later this summer, will provide hotel guests and locals alike a comfortable gathering space to build memories with family and friends. Centered around a Marra Forni brick pizza oven, the restaurant will foster a sense of belonging by combining a palette from the natural environment with curated touches led by local restauranteur, Craig Readman.

Paired exquisitely with a custom developed cocktail program, the menu will feature a variety of items, nearly three-fourths of which will have passed through the central brick oven before reaching your table in the central dining area or at the bar. With a pizza pick-up option and a future beer garden out back, Firetender is slated to become a favorite for everyone, from families picking up dinner on their way home from the beach to those seeking a unique private dining experience in the upstairs space.

“As a longtime resident of the Outer Banks I am passionate about infusing our unique culture into not only the menu but also the design and hospitality of Firetender,” says Craig Readman, Partner and Operator of Firetender. “Upfitting and reusing this space in a historic building is just one example of how we strive to be sustainable stewards of our coastal environment.”

Hotel Manteo is now accepting reservations for stays beginning in June. Firetender, Hotel Manteo’s on- site dining, will be opening summer of 2023. For hotel reservations and additional details, please visit