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“Best value on the Island” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sand Dollar Motel

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Sand Dollar Motel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best value on the Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

I recently completed a five day trip to a little slice of heaven, aka Ocracoke Island. This was my first stay at The Sand Dollar and I will definitely return. This motel is a quaint throw back to the motels of the 60s. The rooms are wood paneled and the TV is small (with cable but who really needs a TV at Ocracoke) but the AC works great, the bathroom is modern, the bed is very comfortable, and the towels are plush. In addition, it is located off the main drag and only 2 blocks from Ocracoke Coffee and Flying Melon Cafe (the best restaurant). Definitely the Best Value on OIL.

Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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5 Thank wdwguy1950
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Palm Beach, Florida
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131 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Here's a nice, clean, friendly motel with no minimum stay even in the summer months. I can't tell you how grateful we are to have found this place. Next time we stop in Ocracoke, this is where we're staying!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Andrew L
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in a room with 2 double beds. It was clean and comfortable, a little quaint given this is an older motel. The owner/manager was very friendly and helpful from the reservation process thru the checkout. We were there for only one night and we didn't check out the pool but I would stay there again on a subsequent visit to ocrakoke. This was the only place that was willing to book a room for only one night. Every other place has a 3 night minimum.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MaidensMarie
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Chesapeake, Va
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Been going to the Sand Dollar for over 13 years and will go back again. The rooms are clean, well maintained and nicely decorated, it has a nice pool (although small,) and the staff is very laid back and personable. I had about 4 visits over the years and have never had a bad experience.
This motel is located off the main drag in a residential area so you'll have less tourist noise. WIthin walking and biking distance to everything if you chose to party it up and not bother driving. A really nice home-y Mom and Pop place that won't disappoint!

Room Tip: Rooms set away from the front of the motel are quieter. The studio apartment space located on the fi...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank MIMIZ H
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dayton
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74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

We had never been to The Outer Banks. Everyone was so friendly in welcoming us and telling us about the different restaurants. We had a lovely, clean suite - perfect for relaxing and reading. While it was not "on the beach" the location is nice and you feel as if you are in a neighborhood. A walk takes you wherever you want to go. We definitely hope to return - and for more than 3 days next time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Viaggiatore0607
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Very very clean, we enjoyed the pool, walking distance from good restaurants, the owner gave us good advice about the best restaurant for lunch or for dinner,we are going back next year.
make sure to reserve. Comfortable and nice decoration.
Suzanne and family

Room Tip: The night we were there it was really quit, not a place to party
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Suzanne L
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Tennessee
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

I had never been to Ocracoke before but I would like to come back. The room at the Sand Dollar was a good value for the area. The room was clean and neat. The motel is located in a residential area but is close to activities. I had a small problem with the hot water in the sink. There appeared to be air in the line.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JayTennessee
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Additional Information about Sand Dollar Motel

Property: Sand Dollar Motel
Address: 70 Sand Dollar Rd., Ocracoke, NC 27960
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Ocracoke
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Sand Dollar Hotel Ocracoke

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