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Sand Dollar Motel
70 Sand Dollar Rd., Ocracoke, NC 27960   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Ocracoke
Palm Beach, Florida
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37 hotel reviews
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“Great Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Here's a nice, clean, friendly motel with no minimum stay even in the summer months. I can't tell you how grateful we are to have found this place. Next time we stop in Ocracoke, this is where we're staying!

  • Stayed July 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in a room with 2 double beds. It was clean and comfortable, a little quaint given this is an older motel. The owner/manager was very friendly and helpful from the reservation process thru the checkout. We were there for only one night and we didn't check out the pool but I would stay there again on a subsequent visit to ocrakoke. This was the only place that was willing to book a room for only one night. Every other place has a 3 night minimum.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Been going to the Sand Dollar for over 13 years and will go back again. The rooms are clean, well maintained and nicely decorated, it has a nice pool (although small,) and the staff is very laid back and personable. I had about 4 visits over the years and have never had a bad experience.
This motel is located off the main drag in a residential area so you'll have less tourist noise. WIthin walking and biking distance to everything if you chose to party it up and not bother driving. A really nice home-y Mom and Pop place that won't disappoint!

Room Tip: Rooms set away from the front of the motel are quieter. The studio apartment space located on the fi...
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We had never been to The Outer Banks. Everyone was so friendly in welcoming us and telling us about the different restaurants. We had a lovely, clean suite - perfect for relaxing and reading. While it was not "on the beach" the location is nice and you feel as if you are in a neighborhood. A walk takes you wherever you want to go. We definitely hope to return - and for more than 3 days next time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Very very clean, we enjoyed the pool, walking distance from good restaurants, the owner gave us good advice about the best restaurant for lunch or for dinner,we are going back next year.
make sure to reserve. Comfortable and nice decoration.
Suzanne and family

Room Tip: The night we were there it was really quit, not a place to party
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I had never been to Ocracoke before but I would like to come back. The room at the Sand Dollar was a good value for the area. The room was clean and neat. The motel is located in a residential area but is close to activities. I had a small problem with the hot water in the sink. There appeared to be air in the line.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Took an adventure to Ocracoke for the first time after staying in a timeshare resort in Kitty Hawk all week. Hope to return and would stay at Sand Dollar Suite with a pool again and again. Very private front porch, extremely spacious living room, full kitchen, dining room, king size bed, huge bathroom. Very clean and quite charming. Highly recommend. Planning to come off season too! Start a new tradition.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 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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Additional Information about Sand Dollar Motel

Address: 70 Sand Dollar Rd., Ocracoke, NC 27960
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Ocracoke
Also Known As:
Sand Dollar Hotel Ocracoke

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