We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 7 Buxton hotels

Cape Hatteras Motel

46556 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Cape Hatteras Motel to your Saves list
Cape Hatteras Motel
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Helen D Penzance, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (135)
  • Photos (112)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A (4)
  • Room tips (49)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

135 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (49)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Penzance, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful motel right on the sand, literally a stone's throw from the sea. With a location like this, it makes no sense to roll up in the evening and leave first thing in the morning - the beauty of this place is being on the beach and having close proximity to the sea. We DID show up late and planned... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We gave Cape Hatteras Motel 5 stars because of the amazing location and the wonderful time we had. The accommodation itself is quite basic, although very clean and comfortable. We had a townhouse with bedrooms on the 1st floor and open plan kitchen living room on the 2nd. The bedrooms were fine, comfy beds, clean bathrooms and good showers Upstairs,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Louisville, Kentucky
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is right on the beach and has the rustic beach look but the rooms are kept clean. You are pretty much guaranteed to see dolphins everywhere from your balcony. We were lucky enough to also watch two whales from ours. We had a fridge in our room which was nice. Important tip: most everything in town closes at 9pm.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple motel, right on the beach. Great view right from your own private deck. Maybe not the newest or cleanest but can't beat running right from your room into the ocean. Outdoor shower to rinse off. We had lower level room facing ocean and I thought our view would be blocked by the dunes but no; we had a clear... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lincolnshire UK
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 9 days in August. Accommodation is simple but spotlessly clean. Comfy king-size bed, efficient hot shower. Cleaned daily with towel changes. What sets this accommodation apart is it's oceanside location. Just walk down the stairs and you are on the beach. Rocking chairs on the deck to enjoy early morning tea and the fabulous OBX sunrise and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here Aug 1-6th and had a 2 bedroom oceanfront suite. This place was great! We are a family of 5 and had plenty of room & the kitchen was stocked with everything you could want and more. Staff was friendly and helpful, my youngest was super excited about the ice cream shop next to the motel office. There... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Harrod, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have absolutely no complaints about this place. I've been traveling to OBX for as long as I can remember. I've always stayed in a huge beach house with the family, always on Hatteras Island and always for a couple of months in the summer. I'm from Ohio and this past winter was the worst winter I can remember in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albany, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few days here enjoying Outer Banks sand and surf. Room was somewhat bland and basic but nothing really to complain about. One comes here for the ocean and the surf was literally 50 feet from our door on a somewhat private and secluded beach hemmed-in by other motel buildings. To the north, it sits on the edge of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for spreading the word that the first floor now also has a view. Dave More

Grenada, Mississippi
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel was amazing!!! right on the beach or you can have soundside which is across the street.. but either way the sunrise and sunset could not be viewed any better.. this room is full stocked.. just bring your food.. it has EVERYTHING (pots, glasses, utensils).. full size appliances, dining room table.. extra blankets for the rooms, need a vacuum... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

All I can say is thank you for the great review. That was very kind. Dave More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second year at the Cape Hatteras Motel and we will be back. It is RIGHT ON THE BEACH and it is VERY CLEAN. There is nothing fancy or charming about the motel. It is not trendy or even cool retro. However, it is roomy and the beds are comfortable. The bathrooms and linens are clean. The housekeeping... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

We love repeat business! We hope to see you again for many years to come. Dave More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Cape Hatteras Motel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Cape Hatteras Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cape Hatteras Motel

Address: 46556 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Hatteras Island > Buxton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL and Hotels.com so you can book your Cape Hatteras Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Cape Hatteras Motel Hotel Buxton
Cape Hatteras Hotel
Cape Hatteras Motel Hatteras Island, NC - Buxton

112 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (98)
Pool/beach area (15)
View from room (20)
Room/suite (11)
Hotel & grounds (14)
Family/play areas (1)
Other (37)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (15)
Pool/beach area (2)
Bathroom (1)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Room/suite (4)
Dining (1)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Buxton with
any amenities


Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Buxton #3 Family Hotel in Buxton #4 Romantic Hotel in Buxton
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cape Hatteras Motel is located on the oceanfront in Buxton North Carolina. We are located about a mile down the beach from the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The motel is bordered by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Atlantic Ocean. The motel has a fresh water pool with a hot tub. When conditions are safe, our beach is great for swimming and surfing. It is also one of the best places in the country to surf fish. We are about ten miles from the marinas at Hatteras Inlet. Boats out of Hatteras have the shortest run to the gulf stream north of Florida. There is also a fishing pier five miles north of Cape Hatteras Motel. We offer oceanfront rooms with either one king or two queen beds. We also offer two bedroom suites, complete with full kitchens.These units are complete with linens and dishes. All units have access to free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. Whether you are coming to Cape Hatteras to surf or kite board, windsurf or fish, or maybe to just walk our miles of National Seashore beaches; the Cape Hatteras Motel is the place to stay. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of Cape Hatteras Motel and other travelers.
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Cape Hatteras Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer