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Dolphin Oceanfront Motel

8017 Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like the original OBX types of motels, you'll love this one. Not modern but very comfortable w fridge, coffee pot & microwave. Sliding glass door right onto the ocean. You can hear and see the water from your bed. AC worked fine as well as TV. The motel did lose cable most of a day for unknown reasons... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We were able to book the last room for a long weekend in this pet friendly motel. It is definitely not a new motel but it is was repaired after the last hurricane. Pros: There is a section of rooms which opens directly onto the beach. Dogs are allowed on the beach year round with a collar, tags, leash, etc.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Every time we've went to the beach, we have stayed at the Dolphin Oceanfront Motel. Its right on the ocean with a nice pool area. However, this last time we stayed we paid a whole lot of money for a lot of nothing. We ended up getting an efficiency due to overbooking, which ended up being completely isolated from the... More 

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Virginia Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

People your at the beach and you came here to smell the sea and get sand between your toes. You left the wing tips and high heals behind and now you want to experience what Nagshead was before all the glitter and neon. Meet the Dolphin Oceanfront. Don't get there after 8. This family is in bed. Key is in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Coming to the beach was a last minute plan, so we stopped by here and the service was excellent! We loved the oceanfront room. The view was amazing! The only thing that we didn't really like was walking out to the beach than bringing sand back everywhere in the room. It felt like we were also sleeping on some sand.... More 

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Manomet, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We found this kitschy place in Nags Head NC to be just as advertised: beachy and at the heart of things. Although there are only 8 beach-front rooms, our less pricey one was just 1 minute away from the beach with beach chairs provided. Simple and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Walk right out from your room onto the beach! Listen to the waves all night! Old fashioned, pine-panelled motel in Nags Head that is absolutely charming, with friendly, helpful staff, a fabulous view of the new Jeannette's Pier, & within walking distance of Sam & Omie's, which has superb breakfast. Very low-key. Excellent, free WiFi service. Small fridge & microwave.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stayed here w/a group of friends who have been going yearly for a couple years. They all have pets and this is a pet friendly motel ! We had a great time-the location couldn't be any better, it is literally ON the beach ! We got up early, walked the beach, took sunrise pics, visited the nearby Jeannette's Pier,... More 

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edward22, Owner at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, and we are glad you had a great time at the Dolphin. We are planning upgrades this offseason, including bathrooms, and switching to 32" LCD TVs throughout the property. Hope you come back and see us in 2015! More 

Norton, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Dolphin Oceanfront motel is a great little beach motel. We had a Sunday to Sunday house rental with friends. We booked the Dolphin for Saturday to get an extra day on the beach. This is truly a nice little motel. Yes there is some age wear, and the rooms are small, but they are very clean and well maintained.... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Thought the motel was great, just small. It was clean; the tight fit shower had hot water, and the beds were comfy. There was a yappy dog in the room next door, but being a pet owner I appreciate a place that lets them stay. (I took this as more of a reflection on the dog owner, not the motel,... More 

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