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“It was functional and economical.” 4 of 5 stars
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Dolphin Oceanfront Motel
2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   8017 Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head, NC 27959   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #6 of 6 Nags Head B&B and Inns
2 reviews
“It was functional and economical.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Similar and close to Seafoam. For a fair or even a low price, you are literally on the beach. This place doesn't seek to compete with modern luxury and their prices reflect this. My only problem, and this can be an asset for some people, was that it is animal friendly. We did notice some fleas.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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edward22, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. Dolphin Oceanfront Motel does offer pet friendly rooms to guest who like to bring their pets to the beach. We do thorough clean following all pet stays to ensure clean, affordable rooms for all our guests. We have many renovations planned for 2013-2014 offseason and hope to see you back soon at the Dolphin!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cheswick, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I just want to let ya'll know that the Dolphin Oceanfront Motel and it's courteous staff not only met but EXCEEDED all of our expectations!

Another SUPER Plus is that this ocean side beach that is DIRECTLY out the front door of your room is AMAZING. and, the beach is, unlike most tourist beach rentals areas, is VERY, VERY private and there are only a handful of people on the beach on any given day!

A rare and delightful experience.

Thank you to Jim and his lovely wife for a lovely family vacation at the ocean!

Room Tip: We had the Efficiency room that includes the refrigerator, TV, Microwave, kitchenette and 2 beds.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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King and Queen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We have stayed at the Dolphin many times. Our experiences have always been positive. The location couldn't be better and Jim and Wanda are wonderful! It is a great place to come with family, friends and pets!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I'm not trying to knock the place- it serves its purpose... But the rooms are small, dated, didn't feel or look clean- there were lots of flies both dead & alive! The bathroom is so tiny you have no elbow room to hardly shower... The staff was exceptional- very friendly & helpful!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Martinsville, Virginia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

A quaint little courtyard-style motel a little south of Jeannette's Pier, get one of the 7 oceanfront rooms if at all possible--your feet are in beach sand almost as soon as you clear the double doors and the view is wonderful. Contrary to some reviews, they *do* have shampoo available upon request, they just don't put any in the bathrooms. The pedestal sink doesn't provide much shelf space, perhaps they should consider adding a small shelf on the window side of the sink. Loved the genuine finished pine panelling on the walls and ceiling, a great change of pace from the painted drywall in most hotels. Be sure you unlock the deadbolt on the front door before you hit the beach in the mornings, we didn't first time and got to wait outside until the staff arrived to let us back in even though we had the room key. Not a bad place to wait outside, and we were more than ready for breakfast at Miller's by the time we could get there.

Room Tip: Oceanfront is always our preference, but they only have 7 so reserve one early if you can. We'...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stayed just for one night but wish it were for several nights. Old courtyard style motel and very well kept. Oceanfront rooms walk out directly on the beach, sand at your door step!! The staff was most accommodating. Probably the best in a long time. Will be back!!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in room 29...so if you end up in this room expect no sleep because the a/c unit is old and rattles the entire time. By the time we returned from dinner and a movie the office was closed and we could not ask for another unit. Also since we had to leave at 745 a.m. the office was still closed and
I could not mention our a/c dilemma to the staff. The room was very small, no extras...like shampoo. Room was clean and we could not hear any of our neighbors but that could have to do with the horrible a/c unit. Also our room looked nothing, and I mean nothing like the one shown so do not get your hopes up. However the hotel has a perfect location with the beach within a 3 minute walk from your actual room.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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edward22, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
We at the Dolphin are sorry your stay did not meet expectation. We have a variety of rooms with different locations. Our oceanfront are the most popular that literally open onto the beach. The property itself is oceanfront, so immediate beach access. We are happy to make your stay better in anyway including providing shampoo, etc. We do hope you come back and see what makes DOlphin a favorite oceanfront hotel in Nags Head!
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Additional Information about Dolphin Oceanfront Motel

Address: 8017 Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Oceanfront Motel 2*
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