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Sea Foam Motel
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Texas
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“We Loved This Place”
Reviewed February 3, 2007

We rolled in really late one night without a reservation, and the staff was so friendly and welcoming to us. The room was really nice -- clean, comfortable, and homey. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Liked — We were right on the beach, and I loved that our room was like a small apartment rather than a typical hotel-chain room.
  • Disliked — I'm always concerned about the plumbing in older hotels, but we had no problems here.
  • Stayed September 2005, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Plaid
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Marshfield, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2006

A wonderful little motel right on the ocean. We stayed in an efficiency that was situated facing the pool. The room was very clean and the kitchen area was useful although not large. Not quite enough dishes so we made do with paper plates during our stay. The property is very convenient to many attractions and restaurants. Would highly recommend this for couples and families.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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7 Thank Leslie D
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Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2006

Just returned from several day stay at the Sea Foam. Stayed in an effciency room which faced the pool and not the ocean. The room size was fairly large with a small kitchenette. All of the appliances and fixtures were old but clean and well maintained.

This place is a throw back to the old motels I remember staying in as a kid with my folks. It does not have a lot of the amenities you would expect in newer hotels(ie all air conditioners were window units) and is definetly a Motel. Cars are parked directly in front of the rooms. It is well maintained and clean if old. There was a plaque outside our room saying the motel was built in 1948.

Beach access is good and the area where the Sea Foam is located is good. There is a small grocery store about a block south.

I took my 2 teenage daughters with me and were afraid they would not be happy with the motel. They were ok with it, they liked the beach and the area.

This is a good choice for a budget minded traveler or a small family who is staying a few days. They do have a few cottages with seperate bedrooms and those did appear to be much nicer than the standard room and of course more expensive.

Stayed July 2006
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8 Thank ohioriver
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Charlottesville, VA
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2006

There's nothing like the hospitality of an old establishment like the Sea Foam Hotel. It isn't fancy but the rooms are clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly and laid back. What else do you need at the beach?

  • Stayed May 2006
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9 Thank GoHoos82
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2006

Not bad for the price. My 6 year old and I stayed there for 4 nights in an ocean front room and I was pleased not to mention my son was wowed by the beach access at the front door!!! Granted it is an older hotel so dont expect the likes of the Westin here. Only little gripe I had was that the bathroom area was a little rusty and cracked on the sink area. Other than that it was excellent, clean and comfortable! Will definately stay with them again.
<<<<RECOMENDED>>>>

  • Stayed April 2006
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12 Thank Mike T
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Greensboro NC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2006

We weren't impressed with the outside of the place, so unimpressed we asked to see a room before we took one. The room was one of the cleanest motel rooms I have seen in quite some time. It's older, and looking a bit shop worn, but not at all dirty or trashy. With affordable prices, the ocean at your back door literally, and an unbelievable sunrise, you can't go wrong. We'll be back.

  • Stayed March 2006
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14 Thank Peggy M
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Port Saint John, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2005

A group of us girls (aged 20-23) took a trip to Nags Head as an after finals treat. We booked a cottage at the Sea Foam for 5 nights. Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, we were not able to leave for the Outer Banks at the time we had originally intended. We informed the owner that we may not get to the Sea Foam until 4 in the morning, and they graciously left the door to our cottage open so that we could settle in and get some rest after our long drive from Pittsburgh. We felt a little out of place, as we had noticed that most of the other patrons at the motel were older than us, but everyone was gracious and welcoming to a group of younger girls. It was comforting to see the group of fellow seafoamers that gathered on the "patio" everyday. It really felt like a downhome atmosphere. You could not have asked for a better location, the beach is literally at your back door. The only complaints were that we had envisioned a cottage to be separate from the rest of the motel, but it was not, it was mixed in and attached to the rest of the rooms. Our back patio was a bit run down, there were rips in the screen, allowing a lot of sand to collect on the floor. was also a construction crew right outside one of the bedroom windows, which was a bit annoying, but the charming atmosphere and friendly faces more than made up for those two small quirks. I would recommend the seafoam to anyone looking for a comfortable family atmosphere. Thanks for making a bunch of friends have a memorable trip!!

  • Stayed May 2005
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Helpful?
11 Thank Julia B
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Additional Information about Sea Foam Motel

Property: Sea Foam Motel
Address: 7111 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9127
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 51
Also Known As:
Sea Foam Hotel Nags Head
Sea Foam Nags Head

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