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Cape Hatteras Motel

46556 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 14/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 14/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 6 hotels in Buxton
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Cape Hatteras Motel is located on the oceanfront in Buxton North Carolina. We are located about a mile down the beach from the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The motel is bordered by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Atlantic Ocean. The motel has a fresh water pool with a hot tub. When conditions are safe, our beach is great for swimming and surfing. It is also one of the best places in the country to surf fish. We are about ten miles from the marinas at Hatteras Inlet. Boats out of Hatteras have the shortest run to the gulf stream north of Florida. There is also a fishing pier five miles north of Cape Hatteras Motel. We offer oceanfront rooms with either one king or two queen beds. We also offer two bedroom suites, complete with full kitchens.These units are complete with linens and dishes. All units have access to free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. Whether you are coming to Cape Hatteras to surf or kite board, windsurf or fish, or maybe to just walk our miles of National Seashore beaches; the Cape Hatteras Motel is the place to stay.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Private beach
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BhutBhut wrote a review Jan 2021
Paris, France50 contributions
This place cannot be any closer to the beach; otherwise you'll be on the ocean itself. Beach can be accessed as soon as you step away from your room with the stairs coming down to it. Surf is high here and during high tide and wind the water come under the 2nd floor. Parking is right by the room but in summer can be tight but plenty of parking across the street in their sound side motel. There is nothing on one side of the Motel since it the preserve. So more seculded than other motels in the area. The motel is basic but have everything you need. It is also close to few eateries and grocery. laundry facility is downstairs but need $4 in quarters for a washer and dryer cycle. Also has a deep fridge for your fish, a vacuum cleaner and vending machine. One thing to note, maintain the SPEED LIMIT please. The motel is off the preserve where speed drops from 55 mph to 35 in a heartbeat and cops are there waiting to get some revenue. This a big money maker for the towns all over NC where speed limits drops without any warning or graduated slow downs. Lawyers and courts make good money as well by downgrading your tickets.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jan Dawson - Cape Hatteras Motel, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel
Responded 3 Jan 2021
Thank you for your review! We hope you will visit with us again.
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ST3 wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions
This motel is not at the beach but ON the beach. We stayed one night and it was a unique and unforgettable experience in a great way. The noise of the surf went on all night and a was a very restful night. Suzy at the office was very nice and we got to check in early.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Get one with a view of the ocean
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Response from Jan Dawson - Cape Hatteras Motel, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel
Responded 4 Jan 2021
Thank you so much! We will pass your compliments on to Suzy and hope to see you again.
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George D wrote a review Oct 2020
Quakertown, Pennsylvania64 contributions11 helpful votes
I came to Buxton to fish and booked this motel because they advertised amenities for fishermen such as a cleaning station and freezer. These were provided and the freezer was especially welcome. My room overlooked the ocean and it was clean and fresh when I arrived. The beds were comfortable and the room had all the necessary amenities including a coffee maker and small refrigerator. It was spacious and quiet so you would be lulled to sleep by the sound of the breakers outside. The motel is starting to show its age and could use a few upgrades but it didn't detract at all from my stay. However, if you are traveling now with C19 restrictions in place, there was no room service provided. That means you needed to bring towels and bedding to the office for replacements. Which was happily done. Otherwise it was up to you to keep your room tidy which was no hardship for me. The staff was very helpful and friendly throughout my stay and added to my comfort. One small thing was the last hurricane had deposited about four feet of sand into the parking areas and they were not fully cleared as yet. Even so there was ample parking but you may have to walk a few extra steps. Overall it was a pleasant stay and you could even fish right in front of your room. What could be better than that?
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Dave Dawson, General Manager at Cape Hatteras Motel
Responded 24 Oct 2020
Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your understanding of both our COVID protocols for you ( and our) safety, as well as our efforts at storm clean up which I can happily report are completed. We look forward to hosting you again.
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trinhard wrote a review Oct 2020
Bellingham, Washington92 contributions49 helpful votes
We had an oceanfront room, in a building set on pilings; at high tide the water often came right through the pilings and flooded the carpark on the other side. You really can't get closer to the seafront than that ! A very comfortable room; nothing fancy but clean and adequate. The only gripe was that we did not know that the microwave did not come with cutlery or crockery; it would have been nice to know so we could bring our own stuff instead of having to hit the local grocery store for absent items.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Get a room in the seaside unit, the ones across the road just face an ugly parking lot.
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Response from Dave Dawson, General Manager at Cape Hatteras Motel
Responded 22 Oct 2020
Thank you for your review. Our rooms with kitchens do come with all cutlery and dishes etc. In the motel rooms the microwave is mostly for convenience -- but in these COVID times you make a good point that more people are eating in rooms, so we will try to let people know what is and isn't in the rooms. We have extra items in the office so you can always call and request what you need. Hope you will visit us again!
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Jill wrote a review Oct 2020
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We stayed here in October. The view exceeded our expectations. The ocean a few steps away. Perfect to relax and read a book on the deck. The room was clean and we did not feel unsafe during Covid-19. We will return as soon as we can .
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Dave Dawson, General Manager at Cape Hatteras Motel
Responded 22 Oct 2020
Thank you for your review. We are really working hard on the COVID protocols we have put in place, so we appreciated your comments in that regard. Look forward to seeing you again!
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US$142 - US$309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Hatteras Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Cape Hatteras Motel?
Nearby attractions include Canadian Hole (0.4 km), Uncle Eddy's Frozen Custard and 18-Hole Mini Golf (0.4 km), and Fox Watersports (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cape Hatteras Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.
Which room amenities are available at Cape Hatteras Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cape Hatteras Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cape Hatteras Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cape Hatteras Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orange Blossom Bakery, Rusty's Surf And Turf, and Diamond Shoals Restaurant & Seafood Market.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cape Hatteras Motel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Cape Hatteras Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (2.2 km).
Does Cape Hatteras Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.