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The Silver Lake Motel & Inn

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395 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
The Silver Lake Motel & Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maid service = a plastic bag of towels left on your door. Bring your own toiletries. Hot & cold backwards on tub (burn hazard). Picture of single open light bulb in bathroom (there are no words). When mentioned to the workers on the island where we were staying we got eye rolls. Only good thing was hammock.

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review

I don't know what room you stayed in but I agree that the faucets being backwards needs to be corrected and I have sent your review to the managers. I am sorry you were not happy with the room. I hope this did not impact your time on the island. Thanks for your input, Hard to read but we need... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

View and location was great. Older motel not good for older folks. Lots of steps, no coffee, bad tv reception. Got in room AC was off after 100 degree day, turned on AC cooled off about midnight. AC window unit so loud and wobbly made my bed vibrate. Cut it off about 5am so I could sleep. Not the best... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review

Our location is wonderful and so are the views from several rooms and thank you for saying that. I am sorry you were disappointed, and that our motel was not what you expected. We are not a luxury motel/inn and yes, there are a lot of steps. I do appreciate your review, we have to take the good with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my boyfriend and some friends. Forgot what suite I was in but was completely in love with this place. There were cars passing by out front that you could hear and see when you were on the balcony but it really didn't bother me especially as you were able to see the harbor. The Jolly Roger is... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review

Sounds like you are a laid back kind of person who fits right in with our Ocracoke Island way of thinking. Thank you for your kind review and for staying with us. We hope you DO come back, just as soon as you can. Thanks again. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights in suite 301. Very clean, comfortable beds, nice views of the harbor, great location! The covered porch is nice but can be a bit noisy with traffic. As another reviewer mentioned, it is not luxury but is very good for the price! Only complaint was the suite had a strong musty smell and only 2 coffee cups... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Silver Lake Motel and Inn. I am happy to hear you found the room clean and comfortable. Suite 301 does have great views. And you are right, we are not a luxury hotel...we are priced fairly and we think our staff is very friendly and attentive. I sympathize about the climb to the... More 

Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Booked a stay here May 22-25 over the busy Memorial Day weekend. If you are expecting luxury accommodations, you will be disappointed. However, if you are looking for an affordable, modest, CLEAN room and a friendly staff then you are in the right place. We were only in our room to sleep and for that, it served its purpose well.... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review

It sounds like you all had a good weekend with us and we are happy to hear that. Thank your for sharing your experience, and for your nice comments. Glad to hear you are coming back to Silver Lake Motel and Inn. Thanks again More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Nice view of the cove, in the middle of the village and a comfortable room and base of operation for Ocracoke adventures. Nothing not enjoyable with Silver Lake Motel. Service was quick and polite. Satisfaction.

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review

It is always nice to hear that a guest found our staff friendly, polite and efficient, so thank you for letting us know. We aren't fancy, since we figure you are not here for fancy...and we do have comfortable rooms and a great location. Thanks for your comments and for staying with us. Come back again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you're looking for a perfect little get away place to rest your spirit and your four-legged friend, this is it! In the heart of Ocracoke Village overlooking Silver Lake Harbor, the location is perfect and staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Kick back and relax on island time!

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review

Quaint, yes, that pretty much describes Ocracoke Island as a whole and certainly the Silver Lake Motel and Inn. Our guests really like the fact that we have pet friendly rooms, and as you can probably tell, we love our dogs on Ocracoke! Thanks for your nice review and we hope you are able to come back to the island... More 

Mechanicsville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Stayed the last week in April. Considering previous reviews, we did not have great expectations so we were not dissapointed. Old and worn, a little dirty and a little torn. We stayed in 205A which was said to be recently renovated and it was okay. Glass panel in upper half of front door does not provide full privacy - we... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review

I have passed on your comments to the managers and staff at Silver Lake Motel and Inn, and thanks for letting us know your thoughts. A little hard to read, but we rely on honest feedback to help us provide better experiences for all of our guests. I was pleased to hear you found our staff helpful and friendly, Perhaps... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were looking for a hotel that accepts pets and reserved this room based on the flyer from Ocracoke. I think there was only 1 other room rented but it was very early in the season. Very old room, extremely squeaky box spring, awful shower. Even with the correct password the wifi didn't work. We should have checked TripAdvisor first!... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review

I apologize for your less than acceptable stay with us and am sending your comments to the managers. I sincerely hope the remainder of your time on Ocracoke was more pleasant. Thank you More 

Greeneville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

At check in the desk clerk gave incorrect information relative to room location. Never have seen a hotel with the room numbering system we encountered here (200, 203, 204, 205, 208 on one side; 201, 202, 206, 207 on the other). Of course the clerk told us nothing about this - we had to look around for our room. Once... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review

Ouch. This was painful to read and I apologize sincerely for your less than pleasant experience with us. I am going to make sure this review get to the managers ASAP. It sounds like not only were there issues with the room but with the responses and lack of concern you received from our employees, and there is no excuse... More 

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