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“Beautiful view!” 4 of 5 stars
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Sea Foam Motel
7111 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959   |  
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Ranked #10 of 13 hotels in Nags Head
Sutherland, VA
1 review
“Beautiful view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Sea Foam is a hotel with great character right on the ocean. View is excellent. So very close to the pier and many other sites/stores, etc. Loved our trip there. Motel is an older motel; very affordable. You can't beat the view!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Marathon, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We had been helping our daughter prepare her house for sale and decided to recover at the beach. A relative suggested the Sea Foam, and she was dead on. This motel reminds me of why I started going to Nags Head instead of the 'Grand Strand'. Wonderful view from the room, right on the ocean. It is retro, so if you want the Hilton go there. If you want a very friendly old fashioned beach motel, visit the Sea Foam!

Room Tip: Upstairs, oceanfront for the view and the breeze.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We stayed at this motel for spring Bike Week 2013. We had reserved a courtside room (cheaper than oceanfront) and upon arrival was pleased to see that we had been upgraded to an efficiency/oceanfront, sand level walkout room. The original assignment was for a room that did not have heat, and it was really cold (46 degrees) when we arrived. The staff moved us at no extra cost into a room with heat. It was HUGE, the fully furnished kitchen was clean and complete with full refrig., coffeemaker, microwave, microwave dishes and pots and pans-- it even had dishwashing detergent already there. They even bring clean dish towels each day. The views were spectacular, the staff was excellent and friendly, and being the skeptic that I am, I searched for negatives, and there were none! No bugs, no dirt, just wonderful. It is not a new place, and it has been in business for a very long time. It is even on the historic registry. So, things are older. They have been really well maintained and it just feels like home. The carpets look like new. No stinky smells, the beds and linens were clean and fresh--they do their own bedding washing on site. Everyone takes such pride in this place, that you can't help but admire the facilities and staff. Recommend spending the couple extra dollars for the oceanfront corner/efficiency. All first floor oceanfront rooms have 2 entrances (both with real doors AND screened doors). One entrance is courtside, and the back door allows you to walk out onto the sand/ocean. The Dunes restaurant with breakfast buffet was within walking distance. Jeanette's Pier is a couple buildings down the beach. This is not a fancy overpriced place with mints on the pillows.It is however, a really nice place to stay while you enjoy the Outer Banks. We'll be back.

Room Tip: Corner efficiencies are roomy and have a fully equipped kitchen and big kitchen table. First floo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed at the Sea Foam for a quick weekend getaway and we were not disappointed! The rooms are nothing fancy, but very clean and right on the beach! Beautiful views and a very helpful staff. We arrived later than normal Friday from Richmond and Tracy (?) was nice enough to accomidate us with a late check-in. The pier is withing walking distance from the motel as are many restaurants. We can't wait to come back when the weather is warmer!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My Family has been staying at the Sea Foam for many years. This place is so family friendly. The beach, the pool, the scenic area make for a great vacation every year! Sea Foam is very well maintained and the staff is outstanding. This place is a hidden treasure!

Room Tip: I recommend ocean front efficiency...but all the rooms are great!
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Manns Harbor, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

we do live here on the outer banks but have never stayed on the beach, so we decided on this place because my daought er and husband spent their honeymoon night here. we love the open feel of the room with 2 doors especially right on the ocean, the breeze flows through the room.
Very friendly service, front door hands-onn people. We like that and we will be returning every month for our little get away just us 2!!
Thanks B

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

The sound of the ocean - Check!
Gorgeous views of the ocean - Check!
Friendly staff and guests - Check!
Location, Location, Location - Check!
Stepping back in Time - Check!
Relaxation - Check!

A tidy, small property that is a throwback to better times - this place is a historical treasure. The Sea Foam Motel is a great place to stay. I've been coming here for 6 years now and wouldn't have it any other way. I've rented homes up in Corolla, but they were always soundside - nice views in the evenings, but nothing in the mornings. With a room at the Sea Foam, I get to stay Oceanfront at a much cheaper price! This place really is quaint. It is VERY clean. Immediately, when I check into a rented property, I always look for signs of bed bugs...NONE here!

From the moment you check-in, you deal with friendly and helpful staff members until you leave (and I always hate the leaving part). There is a heated swimming pool with an attached baby pool; shuffleboard, Corn-Hole, Swings and See-Saw. Lots of outdoor seating to sit and chat with old and new friends.

The Beach is literally 25 feet away from the property. You simply walk the 15 feet to the covered gazebo that rests atop the dunes, then walk the few steps down and BAM! you are on the beach! Jeannette's pier is within walking distance (on the beach).

Roanoke Island with all of its sites is just a hop and skip away via car. Tangier Outlet Mall is within walking distance and there are many restaurants around...Sam and Ohmie's is one of our favs.

The Rooms are large. We usually try to get one of the efficiencies so that we can cook to our hearts content. Efficiencies have a refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave and stove/oven -- I think the regular rooms have a small refrigerator and microwave. One of the things that I love about the Sea Foam vs. renting a house is that I don't have to worry about linens at all...everything is provided.

My children get so very excited when I tell them that we are going to the Sea Foam.

I have six years of wonderful memories of this place...Maybe one day, I'll be able to say that I have 56 years of wonderful memories.

If you are looking for a spa-like vacation or a property that has the feel of a hospital room, then I really suggest you look elsewhere.

Room Tip: Try to get a beachfront room!
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  • Stayed April 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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Also Known As:
Sea Foam Hotel Nags Head
Sea Foam Hotel
Sea Foam Nags Head
Address: 7111 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 13 hotels in Nags Head
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