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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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Pine Mountain, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel specifically so that we could sleep to the sounds of the ocean waves. You really can't get much closer during high tide. It is not a polished up, fancy hotel. I didn't expect carpet on the floors but I'm glad it was there. The people over us walked around all night. The sunrise from the... More 

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

We completely agree with you....the sound of the ocean waves are great to fall asleep to. Hope to see you in the near future. Thanks for staying with us:) More 

Lincoln, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
39 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping to find a charming place to stay on the Outer Banks. We did not want to be in a chain or anything like one. We are on the 3rd floor of this shingled building right on the beach. The views are fantastic! And the sound of the surf is a perfect accompaniment to the view, to going... More 

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

We are happy you enjoyed your time here:) Hopefully we will see you again soon. The ocean is calling your name...... More 

jeboone
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were making a driving tour of the Outer Banks. We had one night at this hotel and didn't have enough time to judge the full experience of staying here. We had a third floor ocean front room. The view was great - the waves were breaking a few feet from the hotel with only a small beach area in... More 

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

We are glad you enjoyed your stay here! Please come back and visit us soon:) More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully we will see you soon:) More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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 

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