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The Harborside Motel

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229 Irvin S Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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The Harborside Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Billings, Missouri
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We decided to spend the night in Okracoke to catch the early ferry to Cedar Island and chose the Harborside from the AAA TourGuide and I thought it would be OK - not great - but OK for one short night. I should have done more research. The hotel was closing for the season in just a couple of days... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have stayed at several places around the island but this one will never see me again! When we walked in the door the stench of mold hit us in the face along with a ton of flies. The room even had a flyer swatter in it. The toilet was running when we got there and never stopped. Our food... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Harborside is an island motel that may seem dated but it is (and always has been clean and comfortable for us, this being our sixth trip). We favor the second floor, room 9, which has a king bed. All the rooms have a refridge and ac, which can be loud .They have complementary coffee, juice and breads in the morning.... More 

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Middletown, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

ok-I just read the review that someone said "no one wanted the cottage"-wrong. I have been coming to Ocracoke over 20 years-if we don't rent a house we stay at the Harborside-and the cottage is always the preference. We were here in September of 2013-hadn't stayed in a few years. New paint,decorated nicely. I agree-pillows could be better-but we generally... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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183 reviews 183 reviews
46 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

No - really - nothing! Except it has all become 25 years older. The carpeting, the drapery, the bathrooms - as if time stood still -except a lot of people have come & gone since then. No coffee pot provided. No microwave. An old small TV. The internet service is unattainable. No hair dryer. I doubt we will be back... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This hotel had no pictures on the hotel web page of what the rooms looked like, so it was one of my last choices. But, none of the other hotels I had called had any vacancy. As soon as the lady that answered told me she had a room available, I snatched it up. It was only after that I... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Let me start off by saying that we always book pricey hotels in Boston, London, NYC, San Fran....and so on and so on......so what do we do when we want to book a last minute room? You take what they have. We were fortunate that we found The Harborside Motel that didn't require a minimum two night stay. We needed... More 

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B, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Well, anyone that said this place was great must have stayed in some real dumps. Maybe $100 a night is great in Ocracoke but it does not get you much....no clock,soap as thin as a credit card, musty bedspreads,no coffee maker, I could go on. Can't wait to see "breakfast" . This place is 1980 basic including the TV. Tolerable,... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Clean, simple, and very Ocracoke. It is at the heart of many things and near the ferry dock! My room was #4 which is right by the ice machine but I wasn't bothered much at all by that. I was able to keep my bike under the overhang by the rail too. There is a resident duck and her two... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We took a five day mini-vacation early October, 2012. We stayed in the cottage and sat on the porch many hours after exploring, beaching, Portsmouth Island, etc. The Harborside is right in the heart of shopping, restaurants and things to do. It was so convenient especially being able to walk to our favorite restaurant, Dajio. Fabulous seafood! Our room was... More 

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Address: 229 Irvin S Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Harborside Hotel Ocracoke

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