Stayed at Owens Motel the weekend of August 12 -14. Called numerous motels/hotels to find a room. Finally found one at Owens. If you are familiar with the Nags Head area you know that there are not many hotels and the ones that haven't been torn down are often not very nice. Many of the old hotels have been torn down and replaced with HUGE rental homes.
This makes it harder and harder to make a weekend trip to the Outer Banks. Most houses only rent for the week in the summer and the price for a weekend house or condo rental is usually around $550+ for even a very small unit, if you can find a small unit.
We arrived on a Friday afternoon and checked in quickly. The lady working the front desk was extremely nice. All of the staff we encountered were very helpful and pleasant. We stayed in a section of the motel that was previously part of the Quality Inn across the street from the ocean, facing Beach Rd, a very short walk to the beach. I was very glad we were in that section of the motel, as the other part looked rather old, pine paneling etc. We were very pleased with our room. It was small but fine for a quick beach weekend for 2 adults and one child. 2 double beds, cable TV, microwave, refrig, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, small table and 2 chairs. They also have a pool. The bathroom was small and only had a shower, no tub. The room was very clean and the curtains and bedspreads looked fairly new, as did the mattresses. They have chairs in front of each room and the ocean breeze was perfect at night. Overall I think it was a good value and would definitely stay again. When going to the Outer Banks we go for the beach, not resort amenities. I also highly recommend Owens Restuarant - excellent seafood!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Owens Motel is a family owned and operated motel that is located on the beach in South Nags Head. Clean, cozy rooms at affordable rates. Where families, fishermen, golfers and bikers are always welcome. Accomodations include oceanfront efficiencies, oceanside rooms, westside courtyard and westside rooms. The oceanfront barbeque grill and picnic are a favorite spot. Located directly across from the beach road, you'll find our clean, refreshing swimming pool. Daily maid service, air conditioning and cable TV are part of the ammenities that will make your stay memorable. The motel is located in the center of it all. Close to the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Pirates Cove Fishing Center, Jennettes Pier, Tanger Outlet Mall, Jockey Ridge State Park, The NC Aquarium, Elizabethan Gardens, Historic Manteo and the Lost Colony. Owens Restaurant, a AAA Three Diamond Award Restaurant is right next door. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Owens` Hotel Nags Head