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Huntersville, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We booked through Booking.com for a short get away. We needed to leave early, and I asked the manager if he could adjust our bill. He told me Booking.com would not let him. Booking.com told me that the truth was he could have refunded us. They called him several times afterwards, but he would not refund the last night we...

3Thank lovetotraveleurope
edward22, Owner at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We recommend our guests book directly through the property. We offer the best rates without the middle man/ someone in a call center. It also provides us more flexibility when it comes to making changing to your reservations. Our cancellation is limited when booking through 3rd parties. We are a Nags Head style motel. We...

Greenville, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 October 2013

This was a last minute getaway choice for the weekend of October 5-6, 2013. The price was very reasonable. This hotel is not a new luxury hotel, but fills the bill and serves its purpose. If you want to spend all day in your room, then this is not the place for you...the beach and ocean are at your doorstep....

3Thank JoeNC_LRC
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Reviewed 24 September 2013

My husband and I had a difficult long week and needed to last minute getaway and we use to live in OBX so I started calling for rooms and everything was booked. One of the hotels suggested this place and reviews were mixed but I just wanted to be on the water so I booked it. I did not sleep...

4Thank mimi1971
edward22, General Manager at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, and are sorry you did not have a pleasant experience at the Dolphin. We are committed to top customer service and the cleanest rooms on the Outer Banks. We aim to provide affordable oceanfront rooms in the classic Nags Head style, with rooms at you can literally open your door onto the beachfront. We have numerous...

Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Similar and close to Seafoam. For a fair or even a low price, you are literally on the beach. This place doesn't seek to compete with modern luxury and their prices reflect this. My only problem, and this can be an asset for some people, was that it is animal friendly. We did notice some fleas.

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edward22, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Dolphin Oceanfront Motel does offer pet friendly rooms to guest who like to bring their pets to the beach. We do thorough clean following all pet stays to ensure clean, affordable rooms for all our guests. We have many renovations planned for 2013-2014 offseason and hope to see you back soon at the Dolphin!

Cheswick, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 August 2013

I just want to let ya'll know that the Dolphin Oceanfront Motel and it's courteous staff not only met but EXCEEDED all of our expectations! Another SUPER Plus is that this ocean side beach that is DIRECTLY out the front door of your room is AMAZING. and, the beach is, unlike most tourist beach rentals areas, is VERY, VERY private...

2Thank Allen P
King and Queen
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We have stayed at the Dolphin many times. Our experiences have always been positive. The location couldn't be better and Jim and Wanda are wonderful! It is a great place to come with family, friends and pets!

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

I'm not trying to knock the place- it serves its purpose... But the rooms are small, dated, didn't feel or look clean- there were lots of flies both dead & alive! The bathroom is so tiny you have no elbow room to hardly shower... The staff was exceptional- very friendly & helpful!

1Thank Powwow5
Martinsville, Virginia
Reviewed 8 August 2013

A quaint little courtyard-style motel a little south of Jeannette's Pier, get one of the 7 oceanfront rooms if at all possible--your feet are in beach sand almost as soon as you clear the double doors and the view is wonderful. Contrary to some reviews, they *do* have shampoo available upon request, they just don't put any in the bathrooms....

2Thank Theophylus
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed just for one night but wish it were for several nights. Old courtyard style motel and very well kept. Oceanfront rooms walk out directly on the beach, sand at your door step!! The staff was most accommodating. Probably the best in a long time. Will be back!!

1Thank GBoggs
Warrington, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed in room 29...so if you end up in this room expect no sleep because the a/c unit is old and rattles the entire time. By the time we returned from dinner and a movie the office was closed and we could not ask for another unit. Also since we had to leave at 745 a.m. the office was...

1Thank TraceyLeeG
edward22, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review

We at the Dolphin are sorry your stay did not meet expectation. We have a variety of rooms with different locations. Our oceanfront are the most popular that literally open onto the beach. The property itself is oceanfront, so immediate beach access. We are happy to make your stay better in anyway including providing shampoo, etc. We do hope you...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • 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: ₹ 2,655 - ₹ 19,671 (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.”
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“Best rooms face the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles Wunder3, 25 May 2016 | Read review
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