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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a nice room. It could use some updating, but it was clean and comfortable. Perfect location right on the beach near Jeanette's Pier. It was also a short drive from Jockey's Ridge and Manteo.

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Owens Motel for a weekend getaway and had a great time. My husband fished by Jennettes Pier and I relaxed on the beach? Very gracious staff and clean, affordable motel. The Tangier Outlet mall is right across the street with nice shopping.

Thank ncbballmom
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Owens. We hope to see you again!\ More 

Cedaredge, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Think twice before choosing the Owens Motel. Although the room seemed clean, it is beyond old. The shower's so small you can hardly turn around in there and the bathroom sink "cabinet" is incredibly beat up! For a night it's "ok" but I'd never stay there again. Small, dark, and the building our room was in is a bit scary.... More 

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Pulaski, Virginia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Since we use Trip Advisor extensively when we travel - and even when we just want to pretend that we're going to travel - there are several rules imparted to me by my wife. One of the first is that establishments with a wide range of reviews are to be carefully evaluated with a critical eye. I believe you can... More 

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very, very much for your kind review! We appreciate greatly your support and are so delighted to hear your positive comments about our family motel! Thank you also for your mention of Owens Restaurant...we are celebrating 70 years this season and are grateful for you to be a part of this special milestone. Best wishes to you and... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I recently visited the OBX on a week get away and stayed at Owens motel. The motel had an authentic nags head feel and is located next to Jennette's pier which is my favorite beach! The rooms were clean with adequate necessities. It is no Marriott by any means but that's not why I come to the... More 

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us at Owens! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your Tripadvisor review greatly! We are within walking distance to Jennettes Pier, the Tangier Outlet Mall, Cahoons Market, Kitty Hawk Kites Rock Climbing Walls, Nags Head Park and Playground and our beautiful beach. We recently had Beach Nourishment... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

How this motel has escaped negative reviews is only because the front desk crew is so lovely. This motel is neglected in every way, it had so much potential. Once a mom-n-pop place, it is now a relic of any low-end motor lodge of the 70s. Wood paneling, bulky old furniture, uncomfortable beds, broken blinds and the omnipresent smell of... More 

Thank Tracy T
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are truly sorry that your experience with us wasn't positive, and we wanted to reach out to address some of your concerns personally. Owens' Motel had been a family run business for 70 years with over 60 rooms, and we work very hard to keep the... More 

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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights in May. Everything was great. Older Mom and Pop property but very clean and the price was great!!! Directly across from the beach and close to the pier which was wonderful. I would stay here again!

1 Thank TravelGrly
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us at Owens Motel and taking the time to write a Tripadvisor review. We appreciate your kind words and we hope you have a great summer. More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Had to book a room at the last minute and this was all that was available on the beach side. I wasn't expecting much and didn't get much. With that said, the place is a strong value. My room was clean. Everything was in working order - including the microwave and mini-fridge. Bed was a tad small for being a... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I have been fishing at the Outer Banks for 25 years. During that time have stayed in a range of motels, some better than others. However, this year our trip was canceled due to weather the day before I was suupposed to check in and Owen's had no problem canceling my reservation...WITHOUT ANY FEES ! There is no place I... More 

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for making your reservation at Owens and for taking the time to send feedback to us on Tripadvisor. We were happy to honor your request and look forward to your next stay at Owens. We are so grateful for our front desk staff....such friendly and nice folks! We hope you have a great summer! More 

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428 reviews
137 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

friendly reception upon arrival. Staff made a photocopy of my drivers license. I protested for privacy reason and data protection. It was explained that a hotel booking website by that name requires all guests to submit drivers license for photocopy at check-in. There was no guaranty of identity data protection. The room was quiet, spacious and in an older motel... More 

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Owens. We appreciate your feedback and Tripadvisor review. Owens Motel is the longest continuiously running Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Member, for 70 years, run and operated by the same family. We have 62 rooms and are constantly working to upgrade our rooms and property. Thank you for understanding that we do not... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Owens Motel is a family owned and operated motel that is located on the beach in South Nags Head. Clean, cozy rooms at affordable rates. Where families, fishermen, golfers and bikers are always welcome. Accomodations include oceanfront efficiencies, oceanside rooms, westside courtyard and westside rooms. The oceanfront barbeque grill and picnic are a favorite spot. Located directly across from the beach road, you'll find our clean, refreshing swimming pool. Daily maid service, air conditioning and cable TV are part of the ammenities that will make your stay memorable. The motel is located in the center of it all. Close to the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Pirates Cove Fishing Center, Jennettes Pier, Tanger Outlet Mall, Jockey Ridge State Park, The NC Aquarium, Elizabethan Gardens, Historic Manteo and the Lost Colony. Owens Restaurant, a AAA Three Diamond Award Restaurant is right next door. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Owens' Motel

Address: 7115 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9127
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range: $76 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Owens' Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Owens` Hotel Nags Head
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
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