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Beacon Motor Lodge

2617 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Ranked #12 of 13 hotels in Nags Head
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
blinkoshuman Richmond, Virginia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove by this motel a few weeks ago, and it's boarded up and closed. Not sure why. I suspect the property has been sold and will eventually be torn down to make room for several large homes. Not too many old-style motels left on the OBX.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The first time I stayed here was with one of my co workers in early October . It was inexpensive and had beach front (what we were looking for). It was only for 2 days but we had so much fun. We had the beach to look for shells, we were close to the outlets, (girls must shop) and we... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I was surprised to find out that this motel was still here after not being here since I was a child 30 years ago. It has not changed much. Very clean. Well maintained. The rooms are kind of small but you are not there to stay in your room. We found no evidence of any bugs and we had two... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Checked in in the day time and checked for bed bugs. Found 1 dead one in the sheets. Thought nothing of it and went about my day. Came back at night and used the washroom. Washroom was filled with bed bugs crawling around. Killed at least 10. Asked the management if I could switch rooms and they said it was... More

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Carolina Norte
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Only rooms available on island should have been first clue. Old building, poorly maintained and even more poorly managed. Mouse feces in bed. Threadbare towells. One set of shampoo and soap for four persons. Coffee maker but no coffee, tea or condiments. Instructions to clean dish ware but no cleaning supplies. Little to no AC. Tiny TV for large room.... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

From check in to check out and every step in between (other than the cleaning service) everyone we dealt with was rude. The building is over 50 years old and it shows. The bathroom in particular was nasty and so small, you have to put your feet in the tub to sit on the commode. There are so many other... More

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Jarratt, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Excellent room to stay. Clean, tidy, quaint place. The motor lodge does not have loads of extras, but has just what we needed for a very nice vacation. Nice pools, clean grounds, and very conveniently located within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and of course... on the ocean.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We originally found the Beacon to be a pleasant and charming motor court style motel on a nice stretch of beach and requested the same room on each visit. The only serious drawback is the rudeness and indifference of the owner. On our last visit, we wanted to take an early evening swim in the pool and was told that... More

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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Another visit and so glad it is the same . Love the atmosphere of the old motel days. We do not need fancy bathrooms or towels at the beach. There is a guy who works there who starts cleaning the area from sun-up to sun down I am sure they need to keep him. The beach is so beautiful here.... More

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Chapel Hill, NC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I took a last minute adventure to the outer banks and the Beacon was one of maybe two area hotels with a weekend vacancy. I knew this was probably a sign, but I rolled the dice. Honestly, I could have dealt with the outdated interior, the claustrophobic tile shower stall, and the overly tight parking (I had... More

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Address: 2617 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
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