We just got back from our Outer Banks vacation and this was our first time staying at Owens as well as our first trip to the OBX. First I must say I love OBX, it is beautiful, relaxing and fun. We checked in to Owens mid-week and were put in a room in what they call the "courtyard", the second we opened the door the stench of mold took over. The smell was unbearable. The room was clean and tidy with freshly painted walls and a newly tiled bathroom but EVERYTHING smelled of mold and must. I bought Febreze and air fresheners but nothing could get rid of the odor. We are lucky one of us didnt get sick. My entire family was begging to move to a new room at 9:30 at night. I walked to the office to find a note taped to the door that in case of emergencies please call a certain number from 9pm-9am. Unfortunately we were stuck for the night. You can bet that at 9am I was in the office ready to fight for a new room but the lady who works there was so accomadating, she switched us to a new room oceanfront at no extra charge. I was thrilled! We moved across the street to our new room that had no odor and was somewhat clean and overlooked the beach. The bathroom in this room was brand new and lovely, marble tiles and all. The kitchen was outdated and tired, the fridge was rusted and the stove had seen better days. The two full size beds were uncomfortable, the worn wool blankets that they use are terrible and nasty. The rugs had several black stains on the light berber carpet that look unappealling. The white dressers and night table had drink marks on them and were dirty looking. the pool was somewhat small but clean and nice. This place is definately a "motel", no extra comforts here.While the staff was friendly and warm the surroundings screamed cheap motel! It seems that the owners are cheap and dont really take the time and money to update this place and make it a place that you want to come back to. Loved Jane in the office and the entire stay would have been a nightmare if not for her! I know we will not go back to Owens, next time we will rent a house.
- 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