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Reviewed 18 August 2018

My husband, 11 year old daughter, and 1 year old Basset Hound stayed at the Tar Heel for 2 nights. Super easy check in and check out. We received a text message when our room was ready and getting in and out of the room was simple with a push button code. The room was decorated in an adorable vintage beach theme and was super clean. I was surprised to return from the beach one afternoon to find our room had been refreshed, beds made, and new towels ready for use. I was under the impression that because we were traveling with our dog that maid service would not be offered. I was thrilled. Very easy walk to the beach just across the street. The pool was clean, refreshing and again, the vintage beach theme could be seen there as well. Our only complaint was that the beds were not very comfortable and the bathroom could use a fan (there may have been one, but I couldn't find a switch for it). All in all, great little place!

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Erin S
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Management response:Responded 19 October 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Tar Heel Motel! We do service rooms if we know the room is empty and pets are out with their owners. Beds now have nice pillow toppers for those that like a softer sleep and can be easily removed if a firmer bed is requested. We loved your Basset Hound, he was darling!

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

This place is clean. End of good review. It smells strongly of bleach. The bathroom is so tiny you are claustrophobic. It is way overpriced. The desk clerk disappeared for two hours with no replacement. We booked here because we were under the impression it was owned by Village Realty, but that is not right.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank marytgoodman123
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Management response:Responded 19 October 2018

Sorry you did not have the experience you had hoped for and not one that is typical of a stay with us. The king rooms do have small bathrooms with showers only, our double queens have larger baths with tub/shower combo. We do close the front for a lunch break and staff are asked to walk and check the property and help attend to guests that may need help. A two hour break is not standard at all and will be looked into.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We usually rent a house in the OBX, but after an email announcement of the newly renovated property and summer specials, we decided to give it a try for a few days.
Firstly, the rooms are very nice. King beds (a little too firm for me), very beachy decor, kitchen area with fridge (w/ small freezer), microwave, Kuerig, and toaster oven. The bathroom is nice, but really small!
This is a motel, you can park right outside of your room. You can hang out and talk to your neighbor on the benches if you want. We enjoyed our stay and will visit again!

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank 473frede
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Management response:Responded 19 October 2018

Thank you for trying us out, we are happy that you enjoyed your room and stay.

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

This motel has just been renovated and is beautiful inside. Just got back home from our vacation. Clean, great sunny decor, pool, across the street from the beach, nice courteous staff, courtesy quality large gas barbecue grills (used those alot). We had a great time. I can't find anything to complain about. It was great! Definitely coming back!! Would absolutely recommend!!

Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank johnnm63
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Management response:Responded 19 October 2018

We are happy to hear you love the new look! Thank you for staying at the Tar Heel Motel.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

I had stayed here in the past and liked the location. The new owners completely renovated the place. It is sweet. Disregard any reviews prior to this Summer of 2018. The owners walk around and checked on us every day to make sure we were enjoying our stay or if we needed anything. We had a room with 2 queen beds so our 2 little ones slept together and my wife and I in the other bed.

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank Paul G
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Management response:Responded 19 October 2018

Thank you for your review, we look forward to having you back real soon.

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