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Tar Heel Motel

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  • Excellent36%
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  • Terrible7%
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“nice pool”(8 reviews)
“beach access”(8 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast included
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

3-3 1/2 stars. It’s a budget friendly mom and pop motel right across from the beach. We stayed one night and didn’t have any major complaints. The owner and staff were nice and the room was clean in the bathroom and beds, but the refrigerator...More

Thank DanaLfromKY
Response from NC_Islander_12, Manager at Tar Heel MotelResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for your honest review! We agree and are always updating at the motel so keep us on your list for your next visit.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We went to Outer Banks for the first time with our 6 y.o. and 3 y.o. for a week long trip. This hotel was a bit of a gamble on my part because I like all the fancy ammenities and this place didn't seem to...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
Response from NC_Islander_12, Manager at Tar Heel MotelResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to having you all back and hope you make us your home away from home.

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Fridge and lights were on same SWITCHED outlet with no sign saying so, therefore when we turned the light off we also shut the fridge off and our food spoiled.Outdoor cooking grills were dirty and full of ashes. Picnic and grill area in front of...More

Thank Ned N
Response from NC_Islander_12, Manager at Tar Heel MotelResponded 29 September 2017

Yes, as stated on our website, there are no coffee makers in the rooms unless you book one of our kitchenettes. Your fridge should NEVER be plugged into an outlet that is turned off by a light switch, we will investigate that right away. Water...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

I admit I was a bit concerned when first pulling into the parking lot, but we were very happy with our room and the location. The motel is old, but the room was very clean and comfortable. There is a great restaurant behind it, and...More

Thank Malissa A
Response from NC_Islander_12, Manager at Tar Heel MotelResponded 20 September 2017

We are glad you found us and hope you make us your home away from home when visiting Nags Head and the Outer Banks

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Good place just across the street from the ocean and walking distance to the pier and shopping. It's a basic Motel with bed, chairs table, chairs, refrigerator, microwave and small bathroom. It was good for me because I'm single and I don't need anything fancy.

Thank agenthap
Response from NC_Islander_12, Manager at Tar Heel MotelResponded 1 September 2017

Yes, plain and simple. We hope to see you again on your next trip.

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Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
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Air Conditioning
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Refrigerator in room
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Outdoor pool
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US$66 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$66 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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mistymoonlight01
4 July 2017|
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Response from NC_Islander_12 | Property representative |
Hi Mistymoon, All of us here love pets and we all have pets, we can't bring them to work with us since we are a pet free motel. We have expressed this issue and I'm sure TripAdvisor is doing its best.
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LISA G
13 July 2016|
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Response from NC_Islander_12 | Property representative |
The Tar Heel Motel is not pet friendly. It is across the street from the ocean which is why it's so much cheaper. Less then a five minute walk and the motel has a beach access on the corner of its property. All rooms have... More
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Julian D
6 June 2015|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
About a block. MP 16.5. Easy walk.
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"Find some other motel!!"
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"All quiet area, one level. Don't care about room and wanting to spend money on OBX experience, tolerable."
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"Rooms on the poolside had bigger parking lot."
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