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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

If you are a low maintenance guest just looking to spend time at the ocean with no frills, Cape Hatteras Motel might be the place for you. 1. The rooms are circa 1950s style with some of the furniture in rough shape. 2. The walls are thin so you will hear your neighbors doing just about everything including being out...

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry our guest found his stay less than satisfactory. Our pool is cleaned every morning by a certified pool cleaner. The pool is used heavily during the season. We do not advertise it as heated. The whirlpool is heated and is working. Many people feel you have to have large bubbles on the surface as evidence it is...

Henrico, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Totally worth the money. SOOOOO close to the water. It was perfect. For an extra $15 we had the ocean facing room and it was great. I checked tons of places and we thought about saving money (because we're thrifty!) but this place was just really nice and exactly what we wanted. We enjoyed the beach more being right on...

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Cape Hatteras Hotel is a wonderful place to stay on the outer banks. It was a quiet relaxing week on the beach for me and my wife. Weather was great hotel is very nice. Oceanfront is exactly what they mean. Right on the ocean. Awesome. Cant wait to go back.

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again!

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We stayed at the Cape Hatteras Motel for three days in August 2015. It was one of the most amazing trips of my life. The place is just right next to the ocean and you see and hear the ocean waves from your room window. There is nothing more relaxing in the world than sleeping with the sound of the...

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We would like to remind our guests that other room types have full kitchens available. It all depends on what your needs are. We hope to see you again!

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Everything about my stay at this motel was perfect. The rooms are picturesque and cozy, as if you are staying at your own beach house. The pastel and beach-themed decor are beautiful. The rooms are also incredibly clean and organized. The beds are big and comfortable. The bathroom and shower are spacious. They also offer free wifi in the rooms....

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful recommendation! We will continue to work very hard to exceed everyone's expectations -- soundside or oceanfront! Everyone has a favorite. We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 18 August 2015

I booked an "ocean view" room for my 11th wedding anniversary. Literally the only thing I cared about was that I would have a nice, peaceful, and private deck balcony outside my room. Unfortunately, there are only about 5 or 6 of those rooms. I was in "Building D", which looks like it was built when the owners realized they...

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Obviously it is difficult to respond to a review of this kind, when clearly our guest was disappointed. I would like to address some specifics. Every building on the oceanfront is different and has a different kind of layout. We find most guests appreciate the variety as it works for many different size vacationing groups and families. The rooms in...

Tully, New York
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We spent only one night here while we were waiting for our house rental to become available. Our suite was on the sound side, which is my fault for not understanding what that meant - I thought it was a sound side VIEW. It was actually across the street from the ocean. I would say the rooms were sparse and...

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. You make a good point about being very clear on the difference between oceanfront and soundside, especially for folks who are not familiar with the island. We will take your suggestions for updating to heart. Hopefully this winter will be kinder to us than last year and we can focus on our rooms a bit more...

Winter Garden, Florida
Reviewed 15 August 2015

If you are looking to get away from everyday worries, crowds, noise, and a place to spend quality time with your family, this is the place to do it! The Cape Hatteras Motel offers beautiful views of the ocean and amazing sunrises! The rooms are about as close to the ocean as you can get and that location is what...

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We're pleased you enjoyed your vacation -- we try to insure that we give our guests a great stay while you enjoy our wonderful beaches and views. See you next visit!

Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Nice place! Right on the ocean! Friendly staff! We stayed in a suite so we had to go to the office to get our own towels replenished! No maid service! Not a huge deal just different 😊 we plan to visit again

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay and especially glad you will be back. We have found over many years that our suite guests (those in rooms with kitchens) prefer not to have the housekeepers in their rooms on a daily basis so that is our procedure. But you can always ask us at the office for services at any time....

Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We have stayed at Lighthouse Motel and Outer Banks Motel and thought we would give Cape Hatteras Motel a try. The host were friendly and helpful. The room had a great view. Room 312 needs to be rehab'd. The fridge had no door on the little freezer so the freezer was useless. The fridge and microwave were rusted. The lamps...

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

We are pleased you decided to give us a try. We are sorry that we failed to provide you with the kind of amenities in the room you should have expected and that you felt the room was musty. We have made a note of the issues you highlighted in your room and will work to bring it up to...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Hatteras Motel

Address: 46556 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Hatteras Island > Buxton
Price Range: €113 - €253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Cape Hatteras Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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“All rooms are within walking distance to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles CandaceM619, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“At least in the off season there aren't many other guests to disturb you.”
 of 5 bubbles teresamY4750SR, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay on the second floor in building A or B”
 of 5 bubbles RogerC149, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best stay on the Cape, close to restaurants and activities. Quiet and quaint! Loved every room I've stayed in 208 had all we needed!”
 of 5 bubbles KQD56, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All oceanfront rooms face the ocean. Separate set of rooms across the street that you would have to cross the street to get to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles najbrock, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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