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Bluff Shoal Motel

306 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC
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Bluff Shoal Motel
Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Ocracoke
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Walnut Cove, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Bluff Shoal Motel. We like to stay at locally-run places if possible, rather than cookie-cutter chain hotels, and we like that Ocracoke still tends to be that kind of place. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the location could not have been better. We were right on Silver Lake and probably had... More

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Nuevo, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Bluff Shore Motel, based on its location and the reviews we read online. When we called to inquire about vacancies, we were told there were plenty of rooms and they were 99$ a night. When we arrived, we learned there were 2 vacant rooms; room 1 with a queen bed, or room 5 with... More

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Redmond, Washington, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed overnight here for 1 night a few weekends ago. What a great location, just down from the ferry landing, right in the harbor. We got there late and our key was waiting for us on the office counter. Our room, #5, was clean and comfortable and we parked right in front of it. The car stayed parked as... More

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Newport, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Loved this motel. Only 7 units, right on the main road where you can walk to most of the shops and restaurants. Wonderful owners, the rooms were very clean, ocean breezes through the open windows and loved the porch where you can people watch. out back are chairs and a swing overlooking Silver Lake...so peaceful in the middle of a... More

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Bryson City, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband and I spent our anniversary week here and were very pleased with everything about this little gem on ocracoke ! The rooms were very clean, beds comfortable, the staff very hospitable and the location couldn't be better. They have a nice deck with chairs right on Silver Lake , perfect for your morning coffee or evening cocktails! The... More

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Mesa, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The beds were terrible. The WiFi didn't reach to room 7 in fact it didn't even reach rooms 3. The motel manager told me we had a room with a view but the windows we were about 2 feet by 2 feet. Very disappointed I would not stay here again

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New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Just returned from a great weekend at Bluff Shoal Motel. Loved it-very clean and simple. Each unit has a screened door and screened windows that open and close easily, as well as very cold a/c. Awesome location right in town on Silver Lake. We had a great view of the lighthouse from our back window although I'm not sure that... More

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

They were able to work me in the week before I was to head to the island with friends. I wanted to stay the first couple days by myself and regroup and then move into the house with friends. This was perfect! Great location, clean, friendly. Right in the middle of it all but quiet at night. I would only... More

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Galax VA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My wife and I stayed one night at this charming retro 60's motel right on the waterfront. It only has seven rooms so grab one if you can! Room was clean and management was friendly and helpful. Location is convenient to everything. We parked our car and walked most everywhere. Great restaurant for breakfast and supper right across the street.... More

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washington state
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Retro strip motels can be hit or miss on quality and cleanliness. Bluff Shoal was a hit! Situated right on the main street, everything is within a mile and the rooms were clean and surprisingly roomy. you can either sit on the porch in front of your room and people watch or go out back and watch the sun set... More

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Address: 306 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Bluff Shoal Ocracoke

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