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Bluff Shoal Motel

306 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC
Bluff Shoal Motel
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Rating summary
  • 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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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a photo tour at the end of the tourist season 2013. I asked the owner if I could capture a few photos from the rear portion of the motel. He was very pleasant and allowed me access. Here are a few photos.."From your back yard to ours" I tried to email these photos but found no address...so... More 

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Nags Head NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Arrived on a Thursday for a three night stay the first week in March. We called the motel while on the ferry. Older motel and very clean. The motel is very centrally located. It's winter time and a lot of places are closed but we came to rest, relax and to enjoy the beauty of the land. Definitely will return... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We chose this motel based on price, lowest being our goal. I was nervous that I might get what I paid for, but this is the best deal on the island! This motel is older and very well cared for. The rooms are nice and basic. Our room was just the teeniest bit musty, but then, you're just a few... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We arrived here soaking wet, on the back of a motorbike, with all our luggage drenched. We asked the landlady if there was a laundromat on the island and she explained that there wasn't. However, she offered her washer and dryer for our use and allowed us to come and go as we needed to. The room was spacious and... More 

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Oxford, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed at the Bluff Shoal Motel on Friday, November 17, 2014. Had two rooms side by side. Have never stayed in Ocracoke before until then and this place was GREAT. Love the rooms where you can sit on front porch and watch all the people go by on golf carts, bicycles, feet and etc. Right across from a restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I'm old enough to remember when places like this were the norm. You park in a numbered space right outside your door. Two steps up to a small narrow veranda facing the street, with white-painted, wooden chairs outside your door. An actual key with a numbered plastic tag attached. A small room with comfy beds. A compact, tidy bathroom with... More 

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Edenton, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

stayed here with family on our recent trip to Ocracoke. Great place near the marina . located centrally with great shopping and dining within walking distance. Motel was very clean and comfy. the perfect getaway. Will be included in my itinerary from now on. I would give it 6 stars if I could.

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kill devil hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I have been going to Ocracoke for 25 plus years. We have stayed all over the island in various hotels. This by far is our favorite place. It is small, clean, quaint, quiet and the owners are just fabulous. They make sure that they have everything you need. It is close to everything so we walk everywhere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on our first trip to Ocracoke. Great place right next to the marina. Clean and comfortable. Would recommend it for a perfect getaway. Within walking distance to restaurants and loved the deck out back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Ive been coming to Ocracoke for 20 years now..love it, wouldnt trade it for any other place. These have got to be the most uncomfortable beds I've ever slept in.. person in front desk not so nice, it's too bad too, really quaint place... Also wouldn't hurt to have a small microwave in the room..

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Wayne G, Owner at Bluff Shoal Motel, responded to this review

All of the mattresses are brand new this season, so I am sorry you felt it was uncomfortable. They are top of the line mattresses, so I am sorry it wasn't at your comfort level. There is a microwave in the office, just a few feet from your door. More 

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