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Dolphin Oceanfront Motel

8017 Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Ranked #5 of 6 Nags Head B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013
JoeNC_LRC Greenville, North Carolina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Greenville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was a last minute getaway choice for the weekend of October 5-6, 2013. The price was very reasonable. This hotel is not a new luxury hotel, but fills the bill and serves its purpose. If you want to spend all day in your room, then this is not the place for you...the beach and ocean are at your doorstep.... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My husband and I had a difficult long week and needed to last minute getaway and we use to live in OBX so I started calling for rooms and everything was booked. One of the hotels suggested this place and reviews were mixed but I just wanted to be on the water so I booked it. I did not sleep... More

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edward22, General Manager at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, and are sorry you did not have a pleasant experience at the Dolphin. We are committed to top customer service and the cleanest rooms on the Outer Banks. We aim to provide affordable oceanfront rooms in the classic Nags Head style, with rooms at you can literally open your door onto the beachfront. We have numerous... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Similar and close to Seafoam. For a fair or even a low price, you are literally on the beach. This place doesn't seek to compete with modern luxury and their prices reflect this. My only problem, and this can be an asset for some people, was that it is animal friendly. We did notice some fleas.

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edward22, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Dolphin Oceanfront Motel does offer pet friendly rooms to guest who like to bring their pets to the beach. We do thorough clean following all pet stays to ensure clean, affordable rooms for all our guests. We have many renovations planned for 2013-2014 offseason and hope to see you back soon at the Dolphin! More

Cheswick, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I just want to let ya'll know that the Dolphin Oceanfront Motel and it's courteous staff not only met but EXCEEDED all of our expectations! Another SUPER Plus is that this ocean side beach that is DIRECTLY out the front door of your room is AMAZING. and, the beach is, unlike most tourist beach rentals areas, is VERY, VERY private... More

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King and Queen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We have stayed at the Dolphin many times. Our experiences have always been positive. The location couldn't be better and Jim and Wanda are wonderful! It is a great place to come with family, friends and pets!

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I'm not trying to knock the place- it serves its purpose... But the rooms are small, dated, didn't feel or look clean- there were lots of flies both dead & alive! The bathroom is so tiny you have no elbow room to hardly shower... The staff was exceptional- very friendly & helpful!

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Martinsville, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

A quaint little courtyard-style motel a little south of Jeannette's Pier, get one of the 7 oceanfront rooms if at all possible--your feet are in beach sand almost as soon as you clear the double doors and the view is wonderful. Contrary to some reviews, they *do* have shampoo available upon request, they just don't put any in the bathrooms.... More

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12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stayed just for one night but wish it were for several nights. Old courtyard style motel and very well kept. Oceanfront rooms walk out directly on the beach, sand at your door step!! The staff was most accommodating. Probably the best in a long time. Will be back!!

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in room 29...so if you end up in this room expect no sleep because the a/c unit is old and rattles the entire time. By the time we returned from dinner and a movie the office was closed and we could not ask for another unit. Also since we had to leave at 745 a.m. the office was... More

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edward22, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review

We at the Dolphin are sorry your stay did not meet expectation. We have a variety of rooms with different locations. Our oceanfront are the most popular that literally open onto the beach. The property itself is oceanfront, so immediate beach access. We are happy to make your stay better in anyway including providing shampoo, etc. We do hope you... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

we love this place. It was my husband myself and grandson. The management Jim and Wanda are the nicest people and always meet our needs. room was great.. cool clean We stayed oceanfront this past week and always meet the nicest folks. Housekeeping always met our needs and if there were any ammenities we needed simply Just ask.We love the... More

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

Thanks so much for the great feedback. We appreciate repeat business and we look forward to seeing you later this summer at the DOlphin! More

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Also Known As:
Dolphin Oceanfront Hotel Nags Head
Dolphin Oceanfront Hotel
Dolphin Oceanfront Nags Head
Address: 8017 Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Nags Head
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