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“Decent, clean room” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging

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Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
ashland, va
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8 reviews
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“Decent, clean room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

The Lighthouse View was a decent, clean hotel room for our 2 night stay. Nothing spectacular or flashy. Friendly woman behind the counter. Room had a fridge, microwave, TV, wireless internet. Only negative things I can say was that the water pressure in the shower was very poor, the internet was spotty at times and my bed was a little uncomfortable. The pool and hot tub was nice. All and all, not bad for $69 a night. October 18-20, 2011.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wadsworth, Ohio
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

We stayed here for the weekend and it was great. Beautiful views of the ocean, nice pool and hot tub. Our room was on the third floor and had a nice deck with chairs and a table outside. Room was kept clean and everything was in good condition, including a microwave and mini-fridge.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bluedaisy1984
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

We visited Lighthouse view in August, 2011. We stayed in the one bedroom suite with loft. It was a great set up for a family with teens- the loft is accessible by ladder only and has 2 twin beds and a half bath. We had a King bedroom to ourselves. There was a small kitchen and a living room. By far the best feature of the unit was the third floor balcony with 5 chairs overlooking the ocean. We spent a lot of time relaxing out there. The beach is a really short walk over the dunes (maybe 75 yards).

We try to stay at 3 star motels: this would not qualify. The furnishings were completely fine, and the bed was comfortable, even with my bad back, but it was not plush and the furnishings were fairly basic. Plenty of seating and perfectly comfortable, but not luxurious. On the other hand, the location is amazing, and it was a great value.

One word of warning is that they treat this unit like a cottage, so there was no maid service while we stayed in the unit. Bring a bar of soap for check in, but they supply all the linens and dishes. My only other complaint is that Hurricane Irene cut our visit short - (consider trip insurance, NC hotels don't refund for storms) I hope to return next year.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

If you are looking for a luxury resort, this is not the place for you. However, if you are looking for a family-friendly, oceanfront condo with a pool and WiFi at an affordable rate on Hatteras Island.. this is the best place you will find!! We stayed in a suite with a king bed and a small, doorless room with bunkbeds. It had a full kitchen and roomy family area. We do not like the area restaurants so we cooked all our meals. We are beach people so we spent most of our time there. My kids had a great time in the waves and looking for sand crabs at night. The early morning walks on the beach were spectacular. Hotel management was always very friendly and eager to please.

Here are some things to keep in mind: Bring your own beach towels. Bring or buy dishwasher soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, etc. You do your own cleaning during your stay but at this price it does not seem so bad. You can exchange the provided bath towels every day if you wish. The walls are a little thin so you do hear people above and/or below (not voices as much as footsteps and chairs scraping on floors). The kitchen is a little sparce on pots and pans but you can make it work. The internet is sometimes slow and can go "offline". We called the front desk and they fixed the problem right away. Coin laundry is available from 3-9pm every day except Saturday unless you are staying in a cottage that has its own washer/dryer. Rooms are accessible by stairs - we liked the workout.

We will defeinitely be back. It is tremendous value and a beautiful beach!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BusyMom1234
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Durham, NC
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

We are still here - have been since Aug. 13 and leaving tomorrow, Aug 18 - and it has been a really good, cheap vacation. Came with hubby, 15 year old daughter, and friend of daughter's and took a 1st floor 1 br suite w/ a little alcove with a bunk bed for the girls. In addition to the br (with king bed and our own little tv/dvd player) and alcove, there's a full bath with tub; a well-stocked kitchen with dishwasher, coffeemaker, microwave, full fridge/freezer, sink, stove, and table for four; a living room with couch, love seat, coffee/side tables w/ lamps, and CRT/tube tv (21"?) and dvd player; and a porch with a couple chairs and place to hang towels & leave your wet sandy things. The place is clean, but it's not fancy.

As a first-floor suite, there's no view of the ocean, but it's also cheaper. We didn't mind it because you don't have to drag your luggage up far and it's quick access to the beach and pool/hot tub. It took me no more than 3 min to run from the beach back to the apt and back to grab a couple beers for me and the hubby. However, we had someone upstairs doing P90X or something every morning in their living room, so you do hear people above you if they are jumping around rhymically at 9am each morning while you are enjoying reading and coffee in the living room. The other drawback of the 1st floor is that all the sand from the 2nd and 3rd floors ends up shaking down upon you on the porch if people are walking around up there and it's hard to keep clean. I would probably pick a 3rd floor place next time despite the price diff and lesser convenience of three flights of steps.

Other nice thing about the place is that they provide all linens (except beach towels), and you can trade them out every morning as needed. There's also a laundry room, but we never had a need to use it. There's also some grills, a fish-cleaning table for the fishermen out there, showers to rinse off, and a lot of cute cats who will come running if they hear the hose from the fish cleaning table turn on.

One thing that I didn't like was the pillows - I woke up with a stiff neck every night. The bed was great, though. I'd just recommend you bring your own favorite pillow. Also, since we were on the first floor and the bedroom is on the street-facing end, we heard the people who were leaving early one morning dragging their suitcases, etc. No traffic noise, though. I just got myself earplugs and it was all good.
I would definitely recommend this if you are budget-conscious and have a family. You really can't beat having the beach, a pool, and jacuzzi right at your door, and there's decent places to eat nearby. It's not going to be a Nag's Head/Hilton Head kind of place, but it's a cheap and nice getaway.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Summer-of-sixty-9
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Additional Information about Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging

Property: Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging
Address: 46677 Hwy. 12, PO Box 39, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Hatteras Island > Buxton
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Buxton
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,000 - ₹ 11,182
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nowhere will you find a more delightful combination of beautiful vacation rentals seashore wonders, and southern hospitality, all within the shadow of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse than at Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging. Located on the oceanside village of Buxton, North Carolina, our beachfront campus offers some of the best views on Hatteras Island!Many of our guests have made us their annual retreat of choice because we have everything you could need for a great Hatteras vacation: convenient Cape Hatteras lodging, great in-room amenities, a location that couldn’t be any closer to the beach and sound, exceptional surf fishing, a host of exciting water sports, and, of course, the majestic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for a fun sightseeing opportunity.We offer a wide variety of Buxton vacation rentals, from motel rooms to efficiencies to beach cottages. Whether you’re planning a quiet getaway for two, a fishing or water sports escape, or a full-blown multi-family and friend Cape Hatteras beach vacation, we can make it all happen. ... more   less 
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