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“Cheap Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Tar Heel Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   7010 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959   |  
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Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cheap Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good old fashion motel. A bit dated, but it was clean and cool. If you just need a place to sleep and shower this is it. I would return. The beds where pretty comfortable. For a family of four it was really reasonable.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Mark D
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Didn't know what to expect. But was pleasantly surprised. We had one of the refinished rooms and it was great! Loved that we could walk to most things. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Pool was great! Best value!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Lisa W
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North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

PROS: Clean, quiet, close to the beach, very nice front desk people, good price
CONS: old smell, NO working wifi in our room (we had to walk to the office to be able to pick it up), we had a kitchenette but only 2 pots, no frying pan, no glasses, no baking dishes...etc...the entire motel needs to be MAJORLY updated...

The pool was ok but needs the bugs cleaned out of it...

Our stay wasn't the worst but I would not stay here again....

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank uncfan821
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Olathe, Kansas
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed here in May of 2014. It is an older motel but was very clean and had what we needed. There was a microwave, fridge and Wifi and the location cannot be beaten. Walk across the street and you are at the beach. If you want to explore the outer banks, the motel is in an ideal location. Everyone who works here is very nice and helpful. I hope to return someday!

Room Tip: It is easier to park if you have a poolside room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank ksurene
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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Super nice people that are willing to help you. Great location in nags head close to the new pier. Nice pool and great beach acess across the street. I have been staying here for years and it is always a pleasure.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank josh95350
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Burlington, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The place was decent considering the price ($79/per night for an efficiency). Mostly clean and a wonderful location. Wifi didn't work very well for us, the stove was pretty old, and the air conditioning was a really noisy window unit. Overall a good experience, but don't expect luxury.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kaitlyn M
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed in this hotel in July of 2013. When we arrived, we were a little skeptical it would be nice because it looks so old on the outside. (We are from the west, where everything is new.) The décor is kind of ugly, the carpet could use a cleaning, and some minor maintenance should be done like some painting on the interior. However, the location was FANTASTIC. It is across the street from a beach access that has an outdoor public shower to rinse of the sand. The beach in this location was never crowded the 4 days we where there. It is nice you can park right in front of your room; it was easy to get in and out of the location. It is easy to drive to Roanoke Island for the attractions there as well as close to all the attractions and restaurants in Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. It has WIFI and cable TV. It has a cheap kind of A/C, but it worked fine. It was clean. The sheets were low quality but clean. The cleaning lady was friendly as were the dudes at the front desk. We had a room with two queen beds, and one of the beds was pretty slumped in the middle.

Overall, it turned out fine. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to visit the outer banks on a budget, who doesn't plan to spend a lot of time in the room, and who doesn't want to commit to a full week like all the vacation rentals require in the peak season.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BNK500
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Address: 7010 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
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Hotel Class:2 star — Tar Heel Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kick off your shoes and relax ole' Nags Head Style at the Tar Heel Motel of the Outer Banks. Walk to the beach, enjoy our pool, grill out in our picnic area. All rooms have microwave, mini-fridge, cable tv and free WiFi. The Tar Heel is in walking distance of restaurants and fishing piers as well as shopping. ... more   less 
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