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The Silver Lake Motel & Inn

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395 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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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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Beaufort, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes there's nothing better than an old fashioned small brick motel without pretensions. This one is clean, well kept, and beautifully located in the tiny heart of Ocracoke's Silver Lake area. From its 1950s-vintage pastel tiled bathrooms to the narrow concrete front porch outside all its few rooms, the place oozes honest charm. Don't come here if you require luxury,... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay here every year. You are able walk to all the restaurants and shopping. The motel staff is super-friendly and helpful. They serve a nice continental breakfast. The accommodations are clean & cozy, though slightly dated.

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

Love this motel...hey, thanks so much. We kind of like it too. Clean and cozy, that sounds just right. Please come on back just as soon as you can and thanks again More 

Toano, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stay on Ocracoke and we were immensely pleased with our stay at your inn. We stayed in suite 101 with our family and dog. The 2 bedrooms were spacious, and the living room and kitchen were so nice to have available. We also loved the front deck with hammock overlooking the harbor. The location can't be... More 

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

Well, hey now...thank you, thank you very much. We like our little inn too. As I say, a lot, we are not fancy, but we have a wonderful location, clean rooms, friendly staff and ... we are on Ocracoke Island. I really appreciate your review, thank you for posting to let others know you enjoyed your stay at Silver Lake... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very rustic, old-school hotel in downtown Ocracoke. The location was great and the staff was very friendly. Although we had trouble getting clean towels from our non-English speaking housekeepers, the room was perfect and stayed very cool. It is a bit small but perfect for a couple. Would stay here again for a few days - no... More 

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

Congratulations, and best wishes on your marriage and thank you for spending your honeymoon at Silver Lake Motel and Inn. Please come back. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome stay! Room was excellent and enjoyed the deck with hammock. Walking distance from everything! The staff were friendly and helpful! We enjoyed being across from the harbor. Loved it...going back again!

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

Thank you, appreciate your review. Love hearing that you will be coming back. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love that the motel is located in the center of the village making it easy to get anywhere you want to go. Was very clean. Staff was friendly and fixed our toilet issue as soon as we called. Hotel is old and rustic, window unit a/c was turned off when we arrived and took forever to cool the whole room.... 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 Sliver Lake Motel and Inn. I am going to make sure that management sees this post so they are aware of the issues you mention. If you don't get a good nights sleep, not much else matters. Repairs and renovations are usually done off season, after we are closed because we stay booked... More 

Chillicothe, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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 July 9, 2015

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 

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