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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

As I'm writing this I'm currently looking out in the ocean from my oceanfront room..and when I say oceanfront I MEAN literally on sand. First let me say, if you're looking for a hotel/motel with a 5 star quality...move on. If you're looking for somewhere to stay based off of location and proximity to the beach, this is your place....

1Thank Allie B
edward22, Owner at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. We are continuing to update the Dolphin - including newly renovated rain showers this year, and we agree, can't get more oceanfront! We look forward to having you back soon. Management

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed January 10, 2017

First, I never actually made it to the property due to Tropical Storm Hermine. It seemed really dumb to drive right into a tropical storm so after watching the news, seeing some other problems (the bridge into the Outer Banks closed for one) in the surrounding area, AND talking this through with the others, we decided not to come this...

2Thank Tara K
edward22, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review

Sorry for your inconvenience. We try and accommodate all of our guests concerns, however as small hotel we must stick to our cancellation policy. In this situation there was a storm, but there was no mandatory evacuation and thus you still were able to come and enjoy a vacation as the storm did pass quickly. We hope you give us...

Virgilina, Virginia
Reviewed September 20, 2016

My husband and I wanted to get away for our anniversary weekend and we wanted to take our 4 dogs - yes 4. 2 Newfoundlands, 1 Great Pyr, and 1 Maltese Poodle. We booked 2 rooms here - no size restrictions - 2 dogs allowed per room. When we got there we found we could upgrade to oceanfront due to...

2Thank sharonkinsey
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited during Labor Day weekend - which also coincided with a hurricane- but despite that my boyfriend and I had a nice stay, at what was by far the most inexpensive accommodations we could find at just about any beach in the mid-atlantic (granted we did book in only two weeks advance, but still). The queen room was very basic,...

2Thank jatravelbug
Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Had a bad experience at this hotel.First I payed in full for an oceanfront room and on arrival,they had booked me for a courtyard room and charged an additional $200 dollars for a oceanfront room.Pet friendly its nice..Tiles in bathroom all broken.Linen had a brownish tint to it.No ice buckets in rooms.$1.00 a bag for ice.No vending machines.Sand piled in...

1Thank danield122016
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I used to come to this hotel ever year with my parents when I was younger and we loved it. This year I got to show my husband and daughter how amazing this area is! They were so in love! I love how close you are to the beach and the staff is very friendly and keeps the rooms clean....

Thank Sara R
Chesterfield, SC
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I love that it's all on one floor and you can park just steps from your door. Rooms are extremely clean. Staff is super friendly. It is in a good location only steps from the ocean. I will definitely stay here again. We also braved a hurricane during our visit. I was never worried about my safety here. Floors are...

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Charleston, West Virginia
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Courtyard style, old fashioned motel with no frills, conveniently located right on the beach near restaurants and shops. We stayed in room 7, which was quite small with tile floor. The bathroom was also very small, with cheap fixtures. Cable tv. Little courtyard space with lounge chairs, grill, and picnic tables. Small outdoor pool. Bedding was below expectations--scratchy polyester bed...

1Thank WVBirdie
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

It's a clean basic pet-friendly motel. The floors are tile so there isn't the musty smell you can find at other beach hotels. It's dated but who cares...your at the beach and it's right outside your door.

1Thank Angela H
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Stayed a total of 4 days here. We had reserved Mon thru Wed in an oceanfront room but got into town a day early and got to stay in a courtyard room. Even though the oceanfront room has the added perk of having a view from your room through a sliding glass door that is right on the beach, we...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Dolphin Oceanfront Motel

Address: 8017 Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range: $109 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Oceanfront Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Oceanfront Hotel Nags Head
Dolphin Oceanfront Nags Head
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
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“All rooms are first floor - beach is best”
sharonkinsey, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
“Never used the WiFi as we unplugged to enjoy our vacation.”
gogranny60, Aug 27, 2016 | Read review
“Ocean front or the larger rooms are way better.”
dalemae87, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
“Get the ocean front rooms if possible. They seem a little larger and better equipped.”
shakeandbake72, Jun 5, 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms face the ocean”
Wunder3, May 25, 2016 | Read review
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