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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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Chillicothe, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights at the Silver Lake Motel and Inn on July 17 and 18. As I said, it is rustic. Lots of wood, stairs, not elevators. If you remember motels in the 50s and 60s, it will bring back memories. Since we were on the second level we climbed stairs to get to our room. The gentleman who... More 

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oldobxer, Director of Sales at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review

Well, you pretty well nailed it. We offer nice views, comfortable and clean rooms, excellent location and friendly service. Thanks for the suggestion about renting a golf cart to get around, all the cars can make driving and parking a challenge in the summer. It sounds like you had a good stay and your review was fair and honest. Cannot... More 

Newark, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sweet little hotel. Stayed in room 306 -- the view was amazing over silver lake. the hotel is old, a little rough around the edges, but kept very clean, daily, and the bed was comfortable. The steps are a killer, but the view made it worthwhile. the staff is friendly and helpful and the rocking chairs on the front porch... More 

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

I can relate about those steps and my knees frequently remind me...but as you said, the views make it worth it. Thank you for your review, we appreciate it. We are, as you said, "a sweet little hotel". Not big, not fancy and nope, not new either. But, our location is fantastic, our rooms are comfortable and clean and our... More 

Hertford, North Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, so I will start with the positives. Fair rate and great location! Now, I do not expect this to be a 4 star hotel, but I do expect clean towels each day. After our first night, we received a bag of clean towels hanging in the outside door. So this means all our dirty towels were still inside and... More 

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

We did not meet your expectations, and I apologize for that. I am not sure what happened but your stay with us was not what it should have been and not the way we want our guests to feel. I will bring this to the attention of the managers and the housekeepers (regarding the towels). Thank you for staying with... More 

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was super friendly, rooms are rustic and quaint in a perfect way! Parking was never an issue and I love the 2 building layout as well. I personally like the building with the office because it kind of produced a "key west" sort of feel. Although our room did not have personal balconies there were comfortable rocking chairs out... More 

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

Wow, thank YOU for your review. You really said exactly what we hope the Silver Lake Motel and Inn conveys to our guests. Location is key, and we have a wonderful spot, close to everything and of course, across from the marina and the harbor. We let guests know that this is not a 5 star place and never will... More 

Cary, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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 June 17, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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
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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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