About Us

Kill Devil Hills, NC
Open Year-Round
86 Rooms
Oceanfront Hotel


Outer Banks Oceanfront Hotel

 AAA Best Housekeeping Award

Welcome to Shutters on the Banks, an Outer Banks hotel formerly known as Colony IV by the Sea. Family owned and operated, we pride ourselves in offering our guests the warm and friendly hospitality your family deserves in an Outer Banks oceanfront vacation. Everything we do is with our guests in mind, from our warm and inviting lobby to our spacious rooms with new, flat-screen televisions, indoor and outdoor salt water pools (indoor pool is heated) and our oceanfront gazebo. That’s probably why most of our guests return again and again.

Our oceanfront location in Kill Devil Hills puts you right in the center of all the family friendly attractions, great restaurants and beach activities from day break to sunset. Our rooms are always fresh and regularly updated with the latest in style, comfort and convenience.

We welcome couples and families for year-round fun but also invite tour groups to join us as well. Our staff looks forward to seeing you soon at Shutters on the Banks, your home away from home on the coast of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

We’re Just Steps From the Beach

You most likely want to visit the Outer Banks to spend time on the beach. Look no futher! Shutters on the Banks is on the beachfront.

Hotel Rooms

Ft. to Beach

Hour Front Desk


Here’s What Guests Are Saying About Shutters

Best hotel I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying at! Wonderful access to the beach, amazing rooms, and great location central to all of the Obx! Stayed in the main building and the tower and both rooms were excellent, super clean, tons of room to spread out (especially in the tower rooms). Already looking forward to my next visit!

Sarah S. ~ New Jersey

It’s really been great!! The staff is friendly and helpful and it is so nice to come into a clean refreshed room after a long day of sight seeing..I really enjoy using the indoor pool and spa to relax before getting ready to call it a night in one of the softest beds with lots of fluffy pillows.

Kim F. ~ Florida

This hotel was perfect for our weekend trip to the beach. The room and the outdoor pool were both very clean, and the continental breakfast was excellent. We loved the outdoor dining area. The room service attendants were very friendly and helpful when needed. We couldn’t have asked for more, especially while traveling with a 10 month old baby.

Kierston B. ~ Virginia

Great place for the price. Right on the beach, clean rooms, courteous staff, great free breakfast, indoor and outdoor pool, and close to a number of places to visit. Make sure you visit the Wright Brother’s museum and the Dunes at Jockey Ridge at sunset. In general OBX has a great vibe. I can’t wait for the next visit!

Jhason A. ~ Maryland


A Place To Stay

Shutters on the Banks offers a variety of room styles to suit your wants, needs and budgets. Check what’s available.

252.441.5581 or 1.800.848.3728
405 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted via phone, fax or e-mail, and must be received 72 hours prior to the arrival date. Cancellations with less than 72 hours notice will be charged for one full night.