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Tar Heel Motel

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7010 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed weekend of 8/21-8/23/15.....this place needs an overhaul! The bathroom door was splintered across the bottom, the "carpet" (indoor outdoor), was filthy. Our feet were black just from walking barefoot in the room, even after a shower! We detected a musty smell in the room the entire time. The parking lot is dangerous! There was uneven concrete and holes and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends and I stayed here. The motel looked a little iffy but once in the rooms it wasn't that bad. The staff was nice. It's right across the street for the ocean side beach. There's a lot to do right around the motel area. I think it would have been nice to have wifi but I was able to have... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we found this little gem on our honey moon on the way back from south Carolina. we love that its right across from the beach the pool is always clean. the rooms are clean. have an older style, but they are remodeling each room one at a time. anytime we had a problem they were right there to fix it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stayed in this awesome mote and we really liked it, it didn't rape our wallet and so we had plenty of money to spend on the Tanger Outlets that are only walking distance away from the motel. Everything is so close and walking distance, very clean and spacious rooms. They don't have wifi, or even a room telephone... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting obx with family, but their unit was full so we booked a room in the Tar Heel. We booked the least expensive room as we were not planning on spending much time in there anyway. The room definitely had a musty smell which we attempted to remedy with some odo-ban. The best way to describe the place... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, great service, old school style, all at a very fair price. Extra towels, no charge! We read the reviews and they were true (except the bad ones!). This place is great and the folks at the desk were friendly and helpful. The pool was super-clean, and the beach across the street is lovely.

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Oxford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and I stayed for the weekend recently. What a great place to stay. The room was super clean and very nice. Large space for our big family plus a roll away bed. Great location as it's across from the beach. Perfectly located with anice place to eat beside it and an outlet mall behind it. Lots of grass... More 

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Thomasville, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My family and I have been to this motel numerous of times. Public beach access across the road. Clean rooms and comfy beds. Great price for the room. Ice and vending close to the room. Clean pool and seating around the pool. Shopping center close by. Jeannette's Pier is just up the road.

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Newport, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Older hotel, cheap for the location, easy to get to the beach right across the street. We spent most of our time out exploring the area or on the beach was not really in the room very much so it worked for us. Pool was clean had a nice sitting area around it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

The smell, oh dear, the smell. The price is fantastic, but that smell was so bad we won't be back. I'm not sure what it was or where it was coming from. Sewage? Restaurant that was next door? Oh my gosh!

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