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“Had a great time - Motel is right on the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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7111 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959   |  
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Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Grand Rapids
1 review
“Had a great time - Motel is right on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Sea Foam Motel is a pleasant change from the predictable, cookie-cutter hotel/motel chains. The motel is located on a beautiful stretch of beach and is close to Jennette Pier and plenty of great restaurants. The next time we're in Nags Head, we plan to book a room at the motel.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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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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Fredericksburg, VA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Repeat customer; stayed in a bottom floor room, with a room above us. Floors are weak, heard people walking and running above us all week. Shower water is a potluck, goes from hot to cold back to warm, constantly. Bathroom sink leaked underneath. (instead of replacing sink, it is painted!) Carpet in room smells musty; most likely black mold underneath, as was on ceiling in bathroom. Some days room was cleaned early, other days in the afternoon (and we did use the clean room now hand-tag every morning as we left the room). Pool water was muggy when we arrived on Saturday, and eventually they closed it on Thursday; it remained closed even when we checked out on Saturday. No free WI-FI for 4 days. Rusted a/c units in windows, no chairs available outside our room. Television had a blue/green haze to the picture. Fridge had no door on the freezer top area. For 3 days hoses were left strung across the walkway to the gazebo, just waiting to trip people; promises made by cleaning staff not followed through. Gazebo stayed covered with sand and the steps to the beach were all sand. Gutters rotting off edge of roof; entire motel needs facelift. Seafoam is in bad shape, guess that's what happens with new management.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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SWARTZ CREEK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is not a fancy place, it is on the beach! Walk out of your room and you are there. I have been staying here every year for the pat 10 years. There have definitely been some upgrades. If you want maid service you have to put your door hanger out by 9 am or you. Are out of luck. This motel comes without extras like small bottles of shampoo or body wash or hair dryer so be sure to bring your own.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Smithfield, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is the only place we stay in OBX! An old school feel right on the ocean is the perfect getaway. The view is amazing, the staff is friendly, and the rooms are always clean. Every vacation has been a great experience thanks to Sea Foam!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love the Sea Foam Motel, It's what old Nags Head is all about. Don't expect a chain motel with a restaurant etc. This place is meant for those who truly love being on the beach and use the room to sleep and shower. The staff is awesome, rooms are clean. Kid friendly.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Family friendly older motel with oceanfront rooms, swimming pool, and a great staff. If you like fishing its walking distance to the Nags Head Fishing Pier.They go out of their way to make your beach vacation a great memory and if your like me you will return. Because of their great rates we often make multiple trips during the season.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have stayed at this motel 2 years in a row... The rooms are a great size especially room number 5.. We did not request maid service during our stay, just fresh towels daily... Manager tracy is great... Very friendly and accomodating staff... This is a great place to stay without breaking the budget... We plan to go again soon... If you want big and fancy this is not it but if you want comfortable and affordable and great for kids this is it..

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 #8 of 13 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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