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Portsmouth, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made reservations here because our favorite place had no rooms. I have stayed here before but it was 15-20 years ago. We knew it was a "bare bones" type of place BUT it needs a lot of work. The location is great & they do have a pool. Upon entering the room we notice a lot of flies (probably... More 

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NC_Islander_12, General Manager at Tar Heel Motel, responded to this review

I wish I had known of all these issues before you left. Had I known of the fly and bug issues you would have been moved that first night. I am glad to hear you were offered a different room the next morning and am sorry you chose not to take us up on it. More 

Virginia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I stay here every year and every year the motel improves! Nice rooms, great staff, and a great location. If you are on a budget you cannot get a better deal than the Tar Heel. It is not the Ritz, but doesn't pretend to be. It is a safe, well run beach motel at extremely affordable prices. Beach access is... More 

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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Baby boomer throwback. This is an old family run motel that has served vacationers and fishermen for generations. You can park next to your room and walk across the street to the public beach access or walk across the highway to the rear and be at Tanger outlets. The national seashore is a few minutes drive to the south. Water... More 

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Virginia, United States
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Stayed three nights this month for a charter out of Oregon Inlet. Super nice staff, clean, AC CRANKED!! Good water pressure, and close to both Pirate's Cove and Oregon Inlet marinas. Walking distance to Sam & Omie's (do the fish cake breakfast, OMG). Beds were firm and comfortable. This is an old school motel, no central lobby, no bar, etc.... More 

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NC_Islander_12, Manager at Tar Heel Motel, responded to this review

We do love our fishermen, especially when you guys share your catch! We look forward to having you back soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Old but very nicely maintained. Awesome location, just block away from beach and all major restaurants, water activity centre and shopping mall in walking distance. Friendly staff. Took a single bed room, room and bathroom were bit cramped, but unless you are here for honey moon, good stay for family vacation. Worth coming next time.

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Thank vivek m
NC_Islander_12, Manager at Tar Heel Motel, responded to this review

We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay! We are one of the oldest motels on the Outer Banks and we do strive to keep life simple and stays here affordable. We hope to have you back soon. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay,clean rooms,friendly staff and close to everything on the outer banks. Second time staying this year and very satisfied. Also took a family vacation in August and stayed a week. We had a great time and was very pleased with our room. Very reasonable rates. We will definitely be back.

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The motel is very close to the beach and the owner is nice. Our room had a good size but the bathroom could be a cleaner. The whole furniture is very old and we had mold (or something that looked like it) on the bed. All in all, it is okay to stay there for a short time. I would... More 

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Front Royal, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We stayed here on a Fri&Sat before checking into our rental.For the money,its not too bad,its definitely not a "5 star" hotel.But we enjoyed its closeness to the beach,pool with deck.The staff seemed nice.We enjoyed our short stay.On the outer banks its all about location and this motel has a great one.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is a simple, seaside motel that provides clean, friendly accommodations for budget conscience travelers. The rooms are perfectly adequate. We usually stay here when tagging on a few extra days to our vacation rental house. It is very convenient for area attractions and restaurants. Don't let the negative reviews scare you off. It's a good deal for the area.... More 

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stayed weekend of 8/21-8/23/15.....this place needs an overhaul! The bathroom door was splintered across the bottom, the "carpet" (indoor outdoor), was filthy. Our feet were black just from walking barefoot in the room, even after a shower! We detected a musty smell in the room the entire time. The parking lot is dangerous! There was uneven concrete and holes and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Tar Heel Motel

Address: 7010 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9124
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range: $111 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tar Heel Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
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