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Virgilina, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My husband and I wanted to get away for our anniversary weekend and we wanted to take our 4 dogs - yes 4. 2 Newfoundlands, 1 Great Pyr, and 1 Maltese Poodle. We booked 2 rooms here - no size restrictions - 2 dogs allowed per room. When we got there we found we could upgrade to oceanfront due to... More 

1 Thank sharonkinsey
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47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Visited during Labor Day weekend - which also coincided with a hurricane- but despite that my boyfriend and I had a nice stay, at what was by far the most inexpensive accommodations we could find at just about any beach in the mid-atlantic (granted we did book in only two weeks advance, but still). The queen room was very basic,... More 

1 Thank jatravelbug
Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Had a bad experience at this hotel.First I payed in full for an oceanfront room and on arrival,they had booked me for a courtyard room and charged an additional $200 dollars for a oceanfront room.Pet friendly its nice..Tiles in bathroom all broken.Linen had a brownish tint to it.No ice buckets in rooms.$1.00 a bag for ice.No vending machines.Sand piled in... More 

Thank danield122016

Travellers are raving about these Nags Head hotels

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9 reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I used to come to this hotel ever year with my parents when I was younger and we loved it. This year I got to show my husband and daughter how amazing this area is! They were so in love! I love how close you are to the beach and the staff is very friendly and keeps the rooms clean.... More 

Thank Sara R
Chesterfield, SC
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71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I love that it's all on one floor and you can park just steps from your door. Rooms are extremely clean. Staff is super friendly. It is in a good location only steps from the ocean. I will definitely stay here again. We also braved a hurricane during our visit. I was never worried about my safety here. Floors are... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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66 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Courtyard style, old fashioned motel with no frills, conveniently located right on the beach near restaurants and shops. We stayed in room 7, which was quite small with tile floor. The bathroom was also very small, with cheap fixtures. Cable tv. Little courtyard space with lounge chairs, grill, and picnic tables. Small outdoor pool. Bedding was below expectations--scratchy polyester bed... More 

1 Thank WVBirdie
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It's a clean basic pet-friendly motel. The floors are tile so there isn't the musty smell you can find at other beach hotels. It's dated but who cares...your at the beach and it's right outside your door.

1 Thank Angela H
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70 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Stayed a total of 4 days here. We had reserved Mon thru Wed in an oceanfront room but got into town a day early and got to stay in a courtyard room. Even though the oceanfront room has the added perk of having a view from your room through a sliding glass door that is right on the beach, we... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Okay, this place is not luxurious and it's not the cookie cutter chain hotel. What it is, is the old style beach motel. We normally rent a house in Hatteras, but we found ourselves with a long weekend, and a couple of large dogs, and started looking for a place to stay a week before our trip. A challenging combination.... More 

3 Thank th-bennett
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel was excellent!! Nice oceanfront room and quiet people and very within our budget. Once you walked out the sliding doors in our room the beach was right there. Not to mention the staff is very friendly and the room was very clean. Definitely coming again next year!

3 Thank Kaitlyn T

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Dolphin Oceanfront Motel

Address: 8017 Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range: €37 - €271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Oceanfront Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Oceanfront Hotel Nags Head
Dolphin Oceanfront Nags Head
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
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“All rooms are first floor - beach is best”
 of 5 bubbles sharonkinsey, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Never used the WiFi as we unplugged to enjoy our vacation.”
 of 5 bubbles gogranny60, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ocean front or the larger rooms are way better.”
 of 5 bubbles dalemae87, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get the ocean front rooms if possible. They seem a little larger and better equipped.”
 of 5 bubbles shakeandbake72, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms face the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles Wunder3, 25 May 2016 | Read review
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