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Cape Hatteras Motel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
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I’ve been going to Cape Hatteras Motel for the past 3 years now and have always left with an idea of when I’ll be returning again. The staff are always friendly, and have gotten to know us by name. They’re constantly working on improving the units and have replaced all the
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Response from CapeHatterasMotel, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel
Responded 4 weeks ago
We truly appreciate your comments as we have been working hard on the upgrades! Thank you for your loyalty and we’ll look forward to your next stay!
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The accommodations are simple, and clean. It is a great location, right on the beach. They have basic rooms, efficiencies and townhouses depending on your need. We cycle a lot and find this to be a great starting point for cruising to Hatteras village. Staff is super friendly
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Response from CapeHatterasMotel, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank for staying with us and for your kind review. We appreciate you noticing the ongoing upgrades. We are very happy with the way this is progressing.
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It just doesn’t get any better than this. Exceptional customer service. Spotless room. Best location in all the OBX! We would highly recommend and will look no further when we return! Close to great restaurants, galleries and gift shops.
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Response from Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel
Responded 20 Nov 2018
Thank you so much! We especially appreciate your comments on customer service and we’ll share with our team. See you next time!
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Have stayed here many times because of its location. It is right on the beach and you could literally cast you rod in from the porch. The room are clean and nice. Most of the things are a little older each room has what you need. It would be a little nicer if they had carpet,
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Response from Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel
Responded 25 Oct 2018
Thank you for your review. We just got rid of a lot of our carpets as they tend to hold both sand and moisture but maybe we can Consider throw rugs. As for our housekeeper, I am guessing she misunderstood as we’ve never had that kind of feedback and we’ve had our crew for many years. We look forward to your return visit!
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This is our second stay here and as others have stated you cannot beat the location and the view. The oceanfront suite is comfortable and clean and we were glad to see the living room furniture had been updated and replaced from last year as we stayed in the same unit. Something
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Response from Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel
Responded 18 Oct 2018
So glad you noticed the furniture upgrade. We continue to strive to make improvements that will enhance your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Doesn’t get any better than these views!
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You just can't bet our view!
View from my room
The view from the porch!
Do you allow guest to surf fish on your beach
Absolutely, our business was built on surf fishing! You do need a salt water fishing license these days which can be purchased at any of our local tackle shops.
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How far are you to the wild horses tours?
The gentleman above was correct - I think you are thinking of Corolla. We do have Beach horseback rides in Buxton but that's something different than what you're thinking of. The horses on Ocracoke are viewed from an enclosure.
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How many cars per hotel room
We allocate one car per room on the oceanfront. Additional cars, trailers, etc. can be placed on the soundside. Thanks for asking.
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Are you pet friendly?
We do not accept pets.
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Are restaurants within walking distance?
Fatty's is open during the summer every day of the week except Tuesdays. Depending on the guests walking preferences, there are several places as others have noted. However, traffic can be heavy on Highway 12 during the high season and there are no sidewalks. There are numerous excellent eateries both north and south of Buxton within a 15-20 minute drive.
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"Townhouses have private decks to view the ocean, but all of the ocean front rooms have incredible views and are right on the water."
"I would recommend an ocean side room."
"Oceanview rooms are worth the extra $."
"Call the motel to book to be sure you get the room you want."
"Love the townhouse"
US$ 134 - US$ 296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastOuter BanksHatteras IslandBuxton
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