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Melbourne, Florida
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360 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We syayed here hoping to find a clean place with possible view of Marina. Managers and gift store across street are outstanding and interesting but wish I had looked at room first.. Room was upstairs with an open window that probably was left open to air out. Room was just damp feeling with smell of mildew. Fairly typical older motel... More 

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I'll start off by saying this is the second or third place to stay closest to the ferry and that's why we chose to stay here. We got to Ocracoke early and immediately waited for them to open so we could book a room (which I suggest because when we came back around 230 to check in they were full.)... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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92 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016

When we arrived at Ocracoke and went to the hotel we thought we had reserved more than a month before, we discovered there was another hotel by the same name as the one on Ocracoke but in Atlantic Beach and we had put down a deposit on the wrong one. We couldn't get our deposit back and there seemed to... More 

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Thank angelaohedgepeth
Wilmington, North Carolina
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The rooms are from the 70's espeicially the bedspreads. The female owner did not make a good expression upon check in, and she obviously does not care. Only stay here if you are on a low budget and need a cheap room.

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1 Thank reclined992016
Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Family owned small motel located within half mile from Oak Island ferry. Dated and could use a deep cleaning. Fair continental breakfast, no place for sitting and eating though. Decent place to stay in a pinch. Nice dock with chairs overlooking harbor. Friendly and helpful service.

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Thank Charlie H
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Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Rooms are musty and very old, and have a plethora of insects for your amusement. management seems to stereotype individual guests. Bates-ish. Weird all around. I don't expect much for $100 but I've stayed at hotel chains cheaper with better amenities.

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Thank Lisa S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2016

Great place to stay while you venture out and explore the island. Friendly staff and clean rooms. If you're a 'room potato' this place isn't the place for you. If you need TV, WiFi, room service, fluffy pillows and screens in your windows -- stay home.

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Thank TravelerFallsChurch
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

The first room we had really had a mold mildew smell. We went back to front desk and they changed our room. They opened four rooms and let us check them before we chose. Room 6 was the least smelly but still had a mildew smell. The room was clean. Staff was super friendly. WiFi worked with no issue. Ducks... More 

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Thank Wendi B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

This motel is a great because 1) it's a family friendly motel where it's always quiet at night, unlike other hotels I've been to 2) the cleaning service is friendly, we'll go to the beach and come back to a nice clean room with a made bed and fresh everything 3) it's right on silver lake so I can walk... More 

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Thank Mychal E
Cary, North Carolina
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2015

This motel has been operated by the same family for 50 years. We always get a friendly greeting when we arrive and our room is always ready. Its an older property, but don't let that stop you. Friendly service, clean rooms and just steps from everything in the village. If you are looking for a 5 diamond resort, this isn't... More 

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Additional Information about The Harborside Motel

Address: 229 Irvin S Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Harborside Hotel Ocracoke
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“9 and 10 are the only rooms with king beds all other rooms have two double beds.”
 of 5 bubbles Mck71brooks, May 15, 2014 | Read review
“Make sure when making reservations to request a room in the actual hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles adv2390, Aug 18, 2013 | Read review
“Number 4 is across from the ice machine dispenser and coke machine...but really it didn't bother me.”
 of 5 bubbles 84Hokie, Jun 22, 2013 | Read review
“Room #5 is a great efficency with two beds, dinette set and full kitchen. Breakfast is 1 door down.”
 of 5 bubbles DebbieD349, Oct 1, 2012 | Read review
“I prefer the efficency units, two beds, stovetop, cupboards/drawers with utensils/cooking pans/dishes, full size refrigerator.”
 of 5 bubbles trvlr7311, Jul 28, 2012 | Read review
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