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Cape Hatteras Motel

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46556 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I picked this hotel for my stay at the Outer Banks cause I wanted to be close to the ocean but not with so many visitors like in Nags Head for example. This is the perfect place if you like to hear nothing but the waves on the beach. The owners are very friendly and helpful and you feel that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Owner needs to reload his brain. He made a fuss over my service dog. My life line. Whom stayed without a word in the past. Owner said he never allows dogs in 30 years.hogwash my highly trained dog was befrieded by a Pug in our last vist. Never again. All disabled friends there many nicer affordable options. FORGET THIS PLACE.

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

I was not informed that the gentleman's dog was a service dog until I saw him with it and questioned him. I have owned the Cape Hatteras Motel for over 40 years and we have a no pet policy. Our guests like this as they can be assured no animals have been in their room previous to their arrival. Many... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cape Hatteras Motel has great oceanfront views! The 2 bdrm efficiency was roomy. We enjoyed having 2 bathrooms with a family of 5. The kitchen was fully equipped to cook. If you are looking for a private balcony this hotel did not have that in the oceanfront rooms. People can walk back and forth in front of your room. The... More 

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Dave D, Manager at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Hi Dana! We are glad that you enjoyed your ocean view. None of our rooms have a private balcony. They are long decks that everyone that stays on your floor share. We do offer rocking chairs for each room to enjoy seeing and listening to the ocean. During the time frame that you were here there was a major fishing... More 

Evergreen, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazingly beautiful location and can't praise the staff enough. Friendly and very welcoming. Stayed in Building C, Room 310. It's ocean front. Rocking chairs when you step out of the room and a million dollar view. Would highly recommend ocean front rooms. Loved, loved, loved our stay there.

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Dave D, Manager at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! We hope to see you back soon:) More 

WIsconsin
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just an amazing view, building C 2nd floor. Rocking chairs on balcony great. Rusted barely turning microwave not too great. Rusted coffee pot stand. Towel pretty thin as is the bedding. Walked in and first thing I saw was a wobbly chair with a big cut in the cushion, not a sitting chair that's for sure. The view makes this... More 

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Dave D, Manager at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry your visit was not up to par with us. We are happy though that you enjoyed your view. I know you shared More 

Manomet, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is old enough to feel authentic and clean enough to feel great. We have rocking chairs on our balcony and can enjoy the surf right outside. The inn is Easy to find at the north side of Buxton just on the ocean, although the office is on the Sound side of the highway.

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Dave D, Manager at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Please come back and stay with us soon:) Thanks, Cape Hatteras Motel More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was here looking for places to stay for fishing this fall. When found was clean and staff was friendly and had plenty of information about the area. The room was third floor but view was great and room was clean, would suggest screens on Windows. Other than that a great place to unwind.

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Dave D, Manager at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Cape Hatteras Motel. We are in the process of repairing/replacing all screens. The northeast winds we get in the fall and winter are brutal to screens especially in the oceanfront rooms. Please come back and see us soon! Sincerely, Cape Hatteras Motel 1-800-995-0711 More 

Sevierville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Ok, the first thing you should know is that this is an old hotel. The room we had was basic but fulfilled all of our necessities. The bathroom is very large! Our room was carpeted and the floor was caving in right in front of the door. But, the sound of the ocean at night was spectacular...once we could get... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
23 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

The hotel itself is nothing to write home about. It's old and that shows in some of the rooms. The rooms are clean, but are basic - bed, small table with chairs, a small refrigerator and a small microwave. There are rocking chairs on the balcony which is a nice touch. One of the hotel buildings is right on the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very peaceful motel location in a gorgeous area. Staff was unobtrusive and friendly. We stayed during off season, so the area itself was a little shuttered up, but we still enjoyed our stay. Only complaint would be the cleaning staff leaving door open while they cleaned--they let several flies in!

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