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Outer Banks Motel

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46577 Hwy 12 Buxton, NC 27920, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Outer Banks Motel

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location was perfect for us on the north end of town. If you want to get away from the few people hanging out on the beach out front you can literally walk 100 yards north and it's all empty sand dunes. It was very mellow out front though so we fished and surfed straight out. The rooms are dated... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start by saying if you need amusement parks, boardwalks, tons of chain restaurants, and the finer things in life this is probably not the place for you. If you enjoy nature and a simpler laid back lifestyle you definitely need to check this place out. This was by far the best family vacation we have ever had. We... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. It was a great motel with a laid back beach type atmosphere. It seemed pricey for a "motel" but was very reasonable compared to other options. It is family run, clean and friendly, with a nice pool to relax in after a "strenuous" day walking the beach :-) It's only... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We started our search in this area for a pet friendly, near the water location. This motel fit both requirements. However, during the off-season the office is opened from 8 am - 7 pm; with no one on site or contact info (no phones in room) available after hours. We had issues while we were there with 3 males guests... More 

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Seymour, Tennessee
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The motel is slightly outdated, but appeared to be VERY clean and neat. You could see the beach from our front deck, and it was a very short walk down onto the beach (a rarity on Cape Hatteras National Seashore) The family who runs the place are exceptionally nice and helpful - they are locals and the place has been... More 

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Venice, Florida
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77 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Coming up from the south after dark and after using two ferry rides this was the first place we came to that had lights on. With no reservation and being off season check in was easy enough. No covered parking as they were in the middle of redoing the parking areas. Rooms were up stairs that were not to secure.... More 

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Dunn, North Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Whenever the wife and I are at OBX, which we visit 2x per year, we make every effort to stay here. The rates are great, the rooms are always clean, and the location is even better, especially if peace and quiet are what you are after. We definitely recommend this place for any OBX stay, be it a weekend or... More 

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New York
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Mrs. Carol, the owner/operator of this establishment, is by far the most unpleasant and unprofessional individual, that I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with. I tried canceling a reservation for one of the Tower Cottages, and Mrs. Carol was less than helpful, even though I was cancelling three weeks ahead of time. Although I was not informed of... More 

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Dover, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stayed the first week of off season in August. It was very affordable and we had a stove, microwave and fridge to make meals. Located in a quiet town - Buxton. Right on the beach. My husband and I walked the beach every night and morning. Fattys icecream is right across the street. YUM! and the kayack tours are... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We have started the last three years at this motel. It is older, but the price is great. The staff is nice. This year our cabin was so close to the ocean - you can almost touch the waves. We had an air conditioning issue... Let mgmt know and when we came back to the room... There was a window... More 

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