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The Harborside Motel

229 Irvin S Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
The Harborside Motel
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, it was clean. There is no view except from the deck across the street. The ice machine was broken, no coffee pot, minimal piece of soap, the floor of the tub was broken and when we arrived, there was an ozone machine in our room ( to deodorize it I think). The walls and ceiling are paper thin. If... More 

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Billings, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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200 reviews 200 reviews
50 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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