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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Bethany, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the hospitality. Tom checked me in, super nice, gave me lots of ideas of things to do during my stay, even circled them on the map for me. Visited with Patty (maybe?) the next morning. She was a delight, so friendly. The room was comfortable. Love the quilts -- soft as my grandmother's hands. Love that the windows open,... More 

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

We sincerely appreciate your review here and thank you for stay at the Silver Lake Motel and Inn. We aren't fancy, but we are friendly and our rooms are clean and comfortable. We hope you can come back again and stay a little longer. Thanks again More 

Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night in a room where there no water in the room the front desk was closed an emergency number was posted but when i called on my own phone (no phones in room) I got an answering machine. Explained the problem to the machine but did not get a call back nor did anyone show up to fix... More 

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

I apologize for the water issues, that had to be very frustrating. I will make sure that management is aware of your review. The emergency number is monitored and you should have been called back right away as no water is certainly an emergency situation. I am waiting to speak with the innkeeper and will get back with you via... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Love this hotel ! Warm friendly hosts and comfy rustic rooms are a perfect mesh on an "out" island such as Ocracoke - nothing fancy, just warm and comfortable beach life with a big smile. Give me this hotel over a Marriott any day...

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

Thank you so much for your review. You got it right, we are not fancy but we feel that the Silver Lake Motel and Inn is comfortable and welcoming. It is especially nice to hear that you found our staff friendly. Hope you can come back soon. More 

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I absolutely love to get away to Ocracoke Island and when I do, my favorite place to stay is the Silverlake Inn. It's very family-friendly, close to everything on the island, has great sunsets and very friendly people. The rooms are very old style, and quaint, reminiscent of the true old-school Ocracoke. And it's pet friendly which is really important!... More 

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

What a great way to end our season! We closed for the season on Sunday, October 19 and this review just made my day. Thank you so much for you comments and your visit to Silver Lake Motel and Inn. You pretty much summed up what the Silver Lake is...old style, friendly and quaint. And we love that we can... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

VERY MOLDY! The entire place smelled very musty and made it very difficult to breath every morning. Upon arrival, we had a very difficult time finding a light that would turn on. Even after finding a light, there were many light bulbs that were out. Also, every time you turned on a light the breaker would trip. The beds are... More 

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

Ouch. I sent this post to the GM right away and heard back from him. He said he had called you. We are very sorry you had such a bad experience at our inn. We do wish you had let us know of any of these issues while you were here so we could have moved you to another room... More 

greensboro,nc
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I do miss staying at The Silver Lake Inn. Plenty of room to do what you want. I always had a view of the lighthouse when I relaxed on the porch. Very intriging at night. Got introduced to this establishment when it was the only one left that still had a room. And have been a Big fan ever since.... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words here, we appreciate you sharing your experience at the Silver Lake Motel and Inn. It is always rewarding to hear that you plan on coming back. Thanks again More 

Newport, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stayed here years ago and enjoyed it and it is still a good place to stay. It's older and showing it's age but we still enjoy sitting on the deck overlooking Silver Lake and walking to the Jolly Roger for music and drinks. I'm sure it needs lots of upkeep but hope they keep on doing it because we... More 

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

Many thanks for your nice review here. We sincerely appreciate it. We are laid back and I agree, we are an "oldie but goodie". Please come back and stay with us again. More 

Brevard, NC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We just returned from a 5 night stay at the Silver Lake Inn and Motel. Our room was a delightful surprise. We booked a suite and had a full kitchen; large living room area, bedroom and wonderful deck with one of the best harbor views available. We could monitor the incoming Ferries on a daily basis! Our room had recently... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your comments -- and the room number too!--here on tripadvisor. We know that many people use this site to choose where they want to stay and we appreciate it when our guests share their experiences. It sounds like you had a great time on Ocracoke and at Silver Lake Motel and Inn, glad to hear it.... More 

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