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“Quaint, clean and comfortable” 4 of 5 stars
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306 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Ocracoke
Redmond, Washington, United States
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10 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Quaint, clean and comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed overnight here for 1 night a few weekends ago. What a great location, just down from the ferry landing, right in the harbor. We got there late and our key was waiting for us on the office counter. Our room, #5, was clean and comfortable and we parked right in front of it. The car stayed parked as we were able to walk everywhere. There is a little dock behind the hotel on the water that you can go out and spend some chill time. There is a little yard area and a BBQ spot too. Great view out on the water. The office gal was super sweet and when I mentioned we meant to get some bug spray, she said she'd get me some of hers'. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Please note room 5 has 2 queen beds that are pretty firm, if you prefer that.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newport, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Loved this motel. Only 7 units, right on the main road where you can walk to most of the shops and restaurants. Wonderful owners, the rooms were very clean, ocean breezes through the open windows and loved the porch where you can people watch. out back are chairs and a swing overlooking Silver Lake...so peaceful in the middle of a touristy town. We will stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bryson City, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband and I spent our anniversary week here and were very pleased with everything about this little gem on ocracoke ! The rooms were very clean, beds comfortable, the staff very hospitable and the location couldn't be better. They have a nice deck with chairs right on Silver Lake , perfect for your morning coffee or evening cocktails! The owner even let us borrow a fishing pole to fish a little . When we return we will definitely stay here!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The beds were terrible. The WiFi didn't reach to room 7 in fact it didn't even reach rooms 3. The motel manager told me we had a room with a view but the windows we were about 2 feet by 2 feet. Very disappointed I would not stay here again

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Just returned from a great weekend at Bluff Shoal Motel. Loved it-very clean and simple. Each unit has a screened door and screened windows that open and close easily, as well as very cold a/c. Awesome location right in town on Silver Lake. We had a great view of the lighthouse from our back window although I'm not sure that all do. It was so nice to sit in the adirondack chairs by the water and watch the sunset and people-watch from the chairs on the front porch. There's a bike rack in the back yard of the motel which was helpful for storing our bikes when not in use. Coffee every morning in the office and also an ice machine. Housekeeping each day. Friendly staff. Can't wait to return!

  • 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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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

They were able to work me in the week before I was to head to the island with friends. I wanted to stay the first couple days by myself and regroup and then move into the house with friends. This was perfect! Great location, clean, friendly. Right in the middle of it all but quiet at night. I would only stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Galax VA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My wife and I stayed one night at this charming retro 60's motel right on the waterfront. It only has seven rooms so grab one if you can! Room was clean and management was friendly and helpful. Location is convenient to everything. We parked our car and walked most everywhere. Great restaurant for breakfast and supper right across the street. Best part was walking out to the deck in back right on the harbor to enjoy a bottle of wine and the sunset! Get back to a slower way of life from the old Outer Banks and stay At Bluff Shoal.

Room Tip: Ask for room # 7 for great view of the lighthouse and harbor out the back window.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Bluff Shoal Motel

Address: 306 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Ocracoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Bluff Shoal Ocracoke

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