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“Exceptionally Clean!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
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“Exceptionally Clean!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Vacationed in OBX for many years but never stayed at the Blue Heron until now and was very amazed at how clean the room and grounds were. This is an older property but very well taken care of and very reasonable. I just can not put in words how amazed I was on how clean this place was for its age. I will be a return visitor! And the view from our 3rd story room....... BREATHTAKING!!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as a last minute decision. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The views are incredible from third floor. There is no lift so you need to be able to haul your stuff up to your room. However, the view of the ocean is worth it. From the front door you can watch the sunset over the bay and in the evening you can watch the subset over the ocean. What more could you want?

  • Stayed October 2012
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Brunswick, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Just returned from a great 4 day stay at the Blue Hern, wanted to stay a week but travel time (we are from Georgia ) made that impractical. Once again i love this place,true is is an older motel and one of the few ma & pa places left, but we like it that way,clean, oceanfront view cannot be beat ( from second & third floor) and the price is rite .
Will be back.
No more reviews thou, Got to keep this place to our selfs !!!!!!
Jim & Pat Rusch.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

My wife & I just stayed here for the first time (October 2012). We had an excellent experience. This is an "old school" motel. Run by caring individuals & cleaned by ladies who care about what they are doing. We experienced wonderful service, had great views (3rd floor) and used the money we saved ($63 for top floor efficiency) to pay for nice meals; expertly recommended by the front desk attendant. Comfort Inn few blocks south wants $139 for much smaller room.
I noticed that the other motels in the same area had vacancies while the Blue Heron was sold out. Now that I have stayed here, I understand why. We will certainly return.
If you are looking for a great rate and a no-frills, real clean, great-view motel.....look no further.

Room Tip: If you are o.k. climbing stairs, get a room on the 3rd floor. Great views & big porch/balcony w...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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thomaville nc
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

i have stayed here numerous times over the last 5 years. great place. that was ruined for me today. i called to check on room availability. there was one room available. i informed them that i wouldn't know for sure that i would be able to come until 10am the next morning but that i was 95% sure i could. i told them that i could make the reservation then-940pm- and if something didn't work out suffer the cancelation penalty, the lady said NO, i'll hold the room for you, call in the morning. she said that she was closing up and wouldn't be taking any more calls anyways. i called around 915am next morning shortly after they opened and THEY HAD GIVEN MY ROOM AWAY!!! they had a not so pleasant attitude and basically said TOUGH! just wanting appeasment, was given NONE! no discount for next stay-no deep heartfelt apology-nothing but these words repetitively----NO VACANCY. my friends and family will no longer stay there due to this mistreatment.

Room Tip: pick somewhere where management cares about their guests.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Akron, Ohio, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We went here for our five year anniversary. It was quiet, comfortable, and had amazing views! The staff was very helpful, and the daily maid service was great. This is a very clean, bright place. The beach is a very short walk down a boardwalk. The indoor pool an hot tub were great additions to our stay!

Room Tip: 2nd or 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Victor, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Sunrises on the deck and sunsets out the front door - couldn't ask for better views. Place is old and a walk-up, but the 3rd floor is worth the climb. You're on your own w/ the luggage though so if carrying and lifting aren't your thing, stay on the 2nd floor; you still get good views. Rooms have micro and refridge and small TV. Rooms are clean w/ daily service. Beach is right there and Jeanette's Pier is just a short hop down the beach. Roanoke Island is right around the corner. Will definitely come back.

Room Tip: First floor has no views - sand dunes block the ocean. 2nd floor is fine but 3rd is best.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Blue Heron Motel
Address: 6811 S Virginia Dare Tr, Nags Head, NC 27959
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Nags Head
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nags Head
#5 Family Hotel in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Blue Heron Hotel Nags Head
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