We stayed in this hotel in July of 2013. When we arrived, we were a little skeptical it would be nice because it looks so old on the outside. (We are from the west, where everything is new.) The décor is kind of ugly, the carpet could use a cleaning, and some minor maintenance should be done like some painting on the interior. However, the location was FANTASTIC. It is across the street from a beach access that has an outdoor public shower to rinse of the sand. The beach in this location was never crowded the 4 days we where there. It is nice you can park right in front of your room; it was easy to get in and out of the location. It is easy to drive to Roanoke Island for the attractions there as well as close to all the attractions and restaurants in Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. It has WIFI and cable TV. It has a cheap kind of A/C, but it worked fine. It was clean. The sheets were low quality but clean. The cleaning lady was friendly as were the dudes at the front desk. We had a room with two queen beds, and one of the beds was pretty slumped in the middle.
Overall, it turned out fine. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to visit the outer banks on a budget, who doesn't plan to spend a lot of time in the room, and who doesn't want to commit to a full week like all the vacation rentals require in the peak season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kick off your shoes and relax ole' Nags Head Style at the Tar Heel Motel of the Outer Banks. Walk to the beach, enjoy our pool, grill out in our picnic area. All rooms have microwave, mini-fridge, cable tv and free WiFi. The Tar Heel is in walking distance of restaurants and fishing piers as well as shopping. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tar Heel Hotel