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Duke of Dare Motor Lodge

100 South Virginia Dare Road, Manteo, NC 27954
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Duke of Dare Motor Lodge
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Manteo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I had stayed there about 5 years and it was a nice little hotel. This time, it was HORRIBLE! The ac went from hardly on to nothing and when I went to desk to get a refund so I could go somewhere else. I was told that the "owner said no more ac refunds"! I replied that when I return... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
322 reviews 322 reviews
162 hotel reviews
406 helpful votes 406 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I had my doubts when I arrived as the place looked run down and neglected. If this is how the business is presented then I had a bad feeling but I had no choice as the other 3 places i tried had no vacancy or wanted stratosphere prices for 1 night. The reception is awful and confirmed my suspicions. It... More

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Cary, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Stayed in "the duke" on a recent business trip. Premises were OK and didn't smell bad, which is an issue in many hotels. Woke up in the morning to see a bug floating in the toilet. On (much) closer inspection it appeared to be a bedbug. There was another on the wall. I say they appeared to be bedbugs -... More

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Oxford, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

We booked this room for one night on the spur of the moment while traveling out of town to help a family member move. We arrived to check in at about 9 p.m. on a Friday during peak summer tourist season to find the neon "No Vacancy" sign lit. While my husband was checking in, I peered into the dimly... More

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Norther VA
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

This place was grubby beyond belief. I booked a room for one night since the place we wanted to stay did not have a vacancy for the first night of our vacation. Could not walk barefoot on the carpeted floors, they were sticky, the water had to run through the tap for a while because the first attempt at filling... More

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Waldorf, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

My wife and I decided to extend our OBX vacation for a few days. We could not find anything available at the last minute due to the Memorial Day reservations. We thought we were lucky when we found an availability at the Duke of Dare. All I can say is the stay reminded me of the movie "Vacancy". All through... More

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Newport News, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

My husband and I stayed here during a trip to OBX, I had figured it would be a good place to stay since it was cheap. The place has not been changed since it opened, you can't get internet access there at all. The beds weren't comfortable, the only blanket they give you is old and very thin, the carpets... More

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Thomasville, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2008

When I called to make reservations, I asked the lady who answered the phone if she could send me information on the Motel and she explained to me that the motel had not been changed since the 70's and that they didn't even have a computer. I booked the reservations hoping that maybe it was a small place and still... More

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Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2008

Duke of Dare Motor Lodge Experience: We stayed at the hotel over the 4th of July week-end. The location was perfect for all the festivities. We got to check in at 1:00 instead of the usual 3:00 at other hotels/inns. The lady at the check in was very nice. The room was dirty, and dark, very musty smelling due to... More

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Fredericksburg, VA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2008

We had a great time without spending a ton on money. If you aren't looking for a lot out of a hotel because you spend your days at the beach...then this is the place to stay. Neat and tidy rooms, cold AC, hot showers and a pool! What else do you need? How about T.L's Family Restaurant down the street.... More

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Additional Information about Duke of Dare Motor Lodge

Also Known As:
Duke Of Dare Motor Hotel
Duke Of Dare Motor Hotel Manteo
Duke Of Dare Hotel
Address: 100 South Virginia Dare Road, Manteo, NC 27954
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Manteo
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Manteo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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