Found this place while in panic mode...traveling at night with 2 kids, grammie, and a dog from Ocracoke, and the nearest corporate-confident Holiday Inn Express or equiv. was 3 hours from the Hatteras ferry. My first thought was, "where the HECK is Buxton?!!" but we were tired and just needed somewhere safe and clean to rest before heading back to Raleigh.
Cape Pines looks a little old-school when you pull up. Nothing glitzy or fancy; more kitschy-comfortable. Love that the pet fee was only $10 (as of the date of this review), and that the pet-friendly rooms are separate from the others (in case you aren't a fan of early-AM dog barking). The clean, deep-water pool is open til 9, so we got a quick swim in before bedtime.
The rooms are very clean, modestly yet tastefully decorated, and the bathrooms are vintage: yellow & black tile, white porcelain, etc. REAL Wood paneling on some walls, and in our other room, on the ceiling. Free wireless is always nice, and there is easy access to the vending machines, ice and washer/ dryer if you need it. There is also a store right across the street if you need snacks or other essentials.
This place is more than adequate; it is cute and friendly and hospitable. I would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cape Pines Motel on Hatteras is in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. We are a small family owned and operated establishment, offering clean, comfortable rooms at a moderate price. Our rooms are so clean you would think your mother works here! Nestled in the heart of the quiet village of Buxton and situated in the midst of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, our guests are able to enjoy over 100 miles of clean, white sand beach as well as easy access to shopping, sightseeing, and the wide variety of activities offered by the Outer Banks, such as OBX charter fishing in the Gulf Stream, surf fishing, OBX windsurfing at Canadian Hole, board surfing, kite-surfing, swimming, birding, shelling and kite flying.Bring the whole family - we offer a complete range of accommodations from motel rooms to suites with living rooms. And there is no need to leave Fido home alone! Pets are welcome in designated rooms (advance reservations necessary), limit 2 pets per room with applicable pet fee. We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Pine Motel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cape Pines Hotel Buxton
- Cape Pines Buxton
- Cape Pines Motel Hatteras Island, NC - Buxton