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Cape Hatteras Motel

46556 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Kentucky
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Lincolnshire UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Harrod, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

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Albany, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

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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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

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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 2 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

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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

Swan Point, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good and bad. I booked a 2 bedroom suite in Feb. I was told I was in C209. I didn't want to be on the 3rd floor with no elevator due too bad knee's. My wife called 10 days before arrival and a lady told her we were in 209 which was good because the floors were new and the... More

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

The floors in all of the oceanfront suites were changed to tile at the same time a couple of years ago. The top floor(307) is generally quieter as no one is walking above you as it is the top floor. We try to accommodate our guests request for special rooms. Now that we are able to accept reservations from on... More

Bellingham, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has two big groups of units; one is right on the beach (almost in the water) which undoubtedly is a great experience, the other is across the road. The latter has essentially no view; it is where we stayed in a kitchen unit on the ground floor. Elderly unit and sparsely furnished, especially for a place that in... More

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

I am sorry you had a less than expected experience. Many times multiple families traveling together stay in our sound side suites and end up dining in one unit, thus all the dishes end up there as well. That is no excuse however as housekeeping should have caught that. If that situation occurs again, please call the office and you... More

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Address: 46556 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Hatteras Island > Buxton
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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 
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