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“Not fancy but for beach & ocean lovers” 4 of 5 stars
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7111 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959   |  
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Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Nags Head
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“Not fancy but for beach & ocean lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you are looking for upscale or fancy, skip this. If you want an incredible ocean view, good value, friendly people and beach front location, this is the place. The Sea Foam is a historical place with a sense of nostalgia. Jeanette's pier is a short walk down the beach and a beautiful sight. To enjoy the beach for an affordable rate it cannot be topped. Rooms are basic, clean and a little rustic. Don't worry about it. You will be on the beach or looking at the beach.

Room Tip: Select ocean front, not poolside. Second floor is the place for the ocean views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Ironton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I loved staying at the Sea Foam Motel, it was nice and clean with a kitchenette and it had a great pool,Jennets Pier was only about a block away I loved walking to the pier. There was a shopping center across the street so it made it so easy to do a lot of things in walking distance:) I had an amazing time and if I ever come back I will definitely stay at Sea Foam, beach front next time!

  • Stayed September 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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Charlotte Hall, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Best place on the beach for the price the people are so friendly.The motel is so clean. You will love the pool,the price,people and location. Jack and Marcia. This is our 20th time staying here. We love it. So close to everything. Give it a try. We love being so close to everything. The food in the Manteo area is the best.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edenton, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My husband and I stay here every time we go to Nags Head. So easy choice when me and my daughter wanted to go to the beach. Loved being on the beach. Jennettes Pier was wonderful. Air conditioner was cold, cold, cold!! Ice machine is awesome. Loved the beach gazebo. The people staying that weekend were so freindly. Found out some were neighbors! Close to Sam and Ommie's. Great Breakfast!! Tanger Outlet Mall just down the street on the by-pass. Didn't go swimming, but the pool looked nice. The staff was very nice. We asked for cards and a blow dryer and received both with a smile. My daughter and I decided we are going to do this every year at the Sea Foam! Had a blast. Price was great!

Room Tip: beachfront first floor......the best. Walk out onto the sand, keep the door open and you can hear t...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

My family wanted a quick 3 night stay on the ocean for a good price. This place was built in the 1940's ad does not seek to compete with luxurious, modern accommodations except on the concept of location. With that in mind, we couldn't have asked for more. The location is incredible. Within walking distance is Jenette's Pier, plenty of restaurants, ice cream shops, and beach supply stores and even a small tackle supply/grocery store. Because of the closeness to the beach, our children could walk back to the room quickly to get a snack or forgotten items. I have been coming to Nags Head for my enter life and have just now found out about this gem. If you are looking for something more modern and a similar location, plan on spending twice as much or more. If you want a clean room, AC, a pleasant staff, and an ocean front room for an unbelievable price, check this place out.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Morrisville, NC
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5 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This was my favorite hotel on the Outer Banks but on my two last visits, my experience was much less positive than previously. The property does not appear to be maintained as it should be and it is getting really iffy. The bathrooms and room furniture are very tired and many outside areas could use a coat of paint. In addition, we have had the same problem on the two last visits with noisy neighbors (soundproofing of rooms has always been poor at that motel). Talking to the neighbors did not help and since the office appeared to be closed at night, we had no recourse against that. I hope that management will bring back that property to the level of quality that we can again enjoy. Until then, we'll pass.

Room Tip: If you book a room on the first floor, a dune will block your view of the ocean
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manns Harbor, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a cool, but old school motel. Our room was on the first floor, pool side and quite affordable to be "on" the beach in August. The mattress was new and very comfortable. The room was clean although this IS right at the beach and it IS very old, so do not be surprised if it smells musty. I stayed in this motel in the late 1970's. It's layout is still the same. It is right on the beach, so even the pool side rooms are just seconds from standing at the edge of the ocean.

If you are bothered by a bit of peeling paint and a few musty odors, this is not your place. If you want a more authentic Old Nags Head experience, give the Sea Foam a go!

Room Tip: Second floor ocean front have the best view but all rooms are seconds from the beach.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Sea Foam Motel

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 51
Also Known As:
Sea Foam Hotel Nags Head
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