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Hatteras Marlin Motel

57753 NC HWY 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We picked this place because it’s close to the dock for an early morning boat trip. The room was clean and spacious with all the amenities we need. We particularly appreciated the powerful air conditioner which kept the room cool and dry.

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Hume, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected this hotel for a one night stay on our trip to Topsail Island. The room was clean and bright - Room 5. Had everything needed for a great stay. The bed was super comfy. The staff was helpful and friendly. We would definitely stay here again and for a longer stay even to enjoy the area. Price was... More 

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Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in room 15. Strong musty, mildew smell. Room was moldy and cleaned visible mold from air conditioner vent. Ceiling was peeling in some areas. Carpet was very dirty and felt sticky. Room was very damp in general and could not get wet clothes or towels to dry. All dry clothes, blankets and pillows had a damp feel (except those... More 

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Highland Springs, Virginia, United States
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rented this place last minute. Was VERY reasonably priced and conveniently located. Arrived after 11pm, staff was kind enough to put our keys out for us. Room is what you would expect, simple, 2 beds and a bath. We were happily surprised at how clean the room was. Beds very comfortable. Honestly did not expect such a great room in... More 

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Youngsville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Check-in was quick and easy. Front desk staff VERY pleasant. We were given Room 1 which is literally a parking spot's length from HWY 12. As soon as we arrived in the room the traffic noise was the only thing we heard and I knew it wouldn't work for me. Back at the check-in desk I requested a room that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed here so I could beat the traffic on my way to Ocracoke. The location was perfect. Very close to the ferry. The staff members were very friendly and the room was relatively clean. It was outdated a bit and the comforters needed washed. It wasn't the best hotel or the worst I've ever stayed in.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I took our honeymoon in Hatteras NC and stayed at Hatteras Marlin Motel. What a mistake that was. Found ANTS in our room (ROOM 5) when we went to our room after check-in(Monday). Told them about it. Hope that was it. Gave them the benefit of a doubt and stayed. Well, the next day (Tuesday) found more... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I stayed at the Hatteras Marlin for 7 days. I really enjoyed my stay in room 14. This is an efficiency room. I found it to be very comfortable, nice and clean. It had all of the conveniences of home. The hotel is in a great location where you can pretty much walk to the grocery store and to restaurants.... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had 5 nights in Room 2, a two-bed standard motel room with microwave and fridge, in-room coffee. Wi-fi was strong. This is a good location for early morning departures for birding trips on the Stormy Petrel II, as it is about 5 minutes to the dock parking. There was a very slight damp smell, but it wasn't bothersome in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Perfect weekend, great stay. Would recommend to anyone who asked. Clean quiet rooms, located right at the boat launch and near numerous good restaurants. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Five stars in my book.

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