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Tar Heel Motel

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7010 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
Tar Heel Motel

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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the Outter Banks for our anniversary. The room was ok. And I mean just ok. We had read the reviews and understood that it was across the street from the beach which was ok considering the price. And you definitely get what you pay for. It's an older hotel which I usually love! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Our family had a great time!!! Loved it.... Nice pool.... Place to cook out on the grill with picnic tables!!!! Easy access to the beach a great family atmosphere!!! We can't wait to go back in a few weeks. We live a few counties over but love to play tourist once in a while!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I had an excellent stay at the Tarheel motel. My family will be back! Great price great stay great staff! Staff was very attentive and friendly. Treated our family like we were part of theirs. Can't wait to visit again next year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

It's older, but has more charm than the commercialized places mostly seen here. The staff is great, really friendly. Love the pool, it's great for kids! Clean rooms, no bugs! It's more affordable than most places too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Clean, great staff, nice pool area, affordable prices. A great place to stay with kids. We were impressed with the vintage style. Great lighting outside. Easy beach access an a pool as well. We really enjoyed our week spent at the tarheel motel.

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Daleville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When I'm in the OBX I choose to stay in a family owned hotel. This hotel is located right across from the ocean close to all the restaurants and shopping centers food and souvenirs alike! If you don't want to spend your entire budget on a hotel stay at the Tarheel.It is the place for the entire family! It may... More 

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Efland, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Positives: near beach access, well lighted parking area next to the room, clean sheets and firm but comfortable beds. Negatives: musty smelling, loud AC, blinds on the windows do not keep out light from the parking lot, rundown and in need of serious maintenance, despite having the door sign out early that the room was available there was no maid... More 

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NC_Islander_12, Manager at Tar Heel Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. The Tar Heel Motel is an older motel and reflects the old school style of the Outer Banks. However, all the bathrooms have been replaced and updated this past winter with all new vanities, commodes, and tiled floors. Carpets have been professionally cleaned prior to the... More 

Ladysmith, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My second stay.The place was built before 1960. It is in pretty good shape to be that old. Close to public parking to the beach or walk there. It is within sight of the public entrance. Close to anything you may want to see while at the Outer Banks. I had an issue with the WI-FI. That problem turned out... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed one night at this motel.. It is an Old Motel, however it was clean, and quiet. Wifi was horrible. I took the word of AAA Tour Book to find a place to stay for one night and well don't think I would stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I just want to say that the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I had reservations for the weekend, I live 3 hrs away and they close at 9. I had some issues come up and I called and the staff stayed late and made it available for me to get my room even though I was going to be... More 

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