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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Old but very nicely maintained. Awesome location, just block away from beach and all major restaurants, water activity centre and shopping mall in walking distance. Friendly staff. Took a single bed room, room and bathroom were bit cramped, but unless you are here for honey moon, good stay for family vacation. Worth coming next time.

Thank vivek m
NC_Islander_12, Manager at Tar Heel Motel, responded to this review

We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay! We are one of the oldest motels on the Outer Banks and we do strive to keep life simple and stays here affordable. We hope to have you back soon.

Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay,clean rooms,friendly staff and close to everything on the outer banks. Second time staying this year and very satisfied. Also took a family vacation in August and stayed a week. We had a great time and was very pleased with our room. Very reasonable rates. We will definitely be back.

Thank Thomas G
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The motel is very close to the beach and the owner is nice. Our room had a good size but the bathroom could be a cleaner. The whole furniture is very old and we had mold (or something that looked like it) on the bed. All in all, it is okay to stay there for a short time. I would...

1Thank Ma K
Front Royal, Virginia
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We stayed here on a Fri&Sat before checking into our rental.For the money,its not too bad,its definitely not a "5 star" hotel.But we enjoyed its closeness to the beach,pool with deck.The staff seemed nice.We enjoyed our short stay.On the outer banks its all about location and this motel has a great one.

1Thank sayers5
Sebring, Florida
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This is a simple, seaside motel that provides clean, friendly accommodations for budget conscience travelers. The rooms are perfectly adequate. We usually stay here when tagging on a few extra days to our vacation rental house. It is very convenient for area attractions and restaurants. Don't let the negative reviews scare you off. It's a good deal for the area....

1Thank PeruTravelFamily
Northern Virginia, Virginia
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Stayed weekend of 8/21-8/23/15.....this place needs an overhaul! The bathroom door was splintered across the bottom, the "carpet" (indoor outdoor), was filthy. Our feet were black just from walking barefoot in the room, even after a shower! We detected a musty smell in the room the entire time. The parking lot is dangerous! There was uneven concrete and holes and...

3Thank buggin00
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Friends and I stayed here. The motel looked a little iffy but once in the rooms it wasn't that bad. The staff was nice. It's right across the street for the ocean side beach. There's a lot to do right around the motel area. I think it would have been nice to have wifi but I was able to have...

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Reviewed 21 August 2015

we found this little gem on our honey moon on the way back from south Carolina. we love that its right across from the beach the pool is always clean. the rooms are clean. have an older style, but they are remodeling each room one at a time. anytime we had a problem they were right there to fix it...

1Thank stixies67
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We just stayed in this awesome mote and we really liked it, it didn't rape our wallet and so we had plenty of money to spend on the Tanger Outlets that are only walking distance away from the motel. Everything is so close and walking distance, very clean and spacious rooms. They don't have wifi, or even a room telephone...

Thank Angie C
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We were visiting obx with family, but their unit was full so we booked a room in the Tar Heel. We booked the least expensive room as we were not planning on spending much time in there anyway. The room definitely had a musty smell which we attempted to remedy with some odo-ban. The best way to describe the place...

2Thank Jeremy W

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kick off your shoes and relax ole' Nags Head Style at the Tar Heel Motel of the Outer Banks. Walk to the beach, enjoy our pool, grill out in our picnic area. All rooms have microwave, mini-fridge, cable tv and free WiFi. The Tar Heel is in walking distance of restaurants and fishing piers as well as shopping. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tar Heel Motel

Address: 7010 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9124
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range: ₹ 4,278 - ₹ 6,483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tar Heel Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
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“Rooms on the poolside had bigger parking lot.”
buggin00, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Rooms by the pool are better.”
94AngieC, 15 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else. Inexpensive for the area, but still too expensive for the quality.”
642tims, 18 May 2015 | Read review
“Bring a power strip. Being an old motel there are very few electric outlets for today's demands”
KennyC452, 20 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Wifi did not work unless you set your laptop on the table as close to the window as possible and then it was shaky at best. Not impressed”
da120757, 19 Oct 2014 | Read review
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