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“Awesome location, very comfortable & spacious rooms and best amenities” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Outer Banks Motel
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Edison, New Jersey
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63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Awesome location, very comfortable & spacious rooms and best amenities”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

I visited with my husband and a 5 year old daughter. The check in was very smooth and we were given M1 unit (1 bedroom house) for $110+ tax on Aug 5th. The 1st look at the condo looked shabby from outside but i guess i visited at night and it looked isolated but when i opened the condo I was impressed with the cleanliness and space of the 1 bedroom motel which had all amenities like dishwasher, oven, microwave and Full size washer and dryer. But you need to carry your own cleaning suppplies like dishwasher liquid, laundry liquid as you cant purchase from their office. In this motel room everything was just too good for the price. It has central AC but be prepared for Mosquitos outside the bedroom. You must carry a mosquito spay when planning for outer banks vaccation. Also an itch cream along with your sunscreen. I guess this is the ideal place to stay in the place without hurting too much on your pocket as compared to others in the area. This room was approx 1 mile from motel office and beach and i dont think 1 mile from beach iwas a problem with me for the kind of room we got. This room was just 10 steps away from grocerry store and every amenity is easily available and shops are open till 9.pm. The next day we left that room as we had to change the room with them due to heavy season. We moved to the main motel room No 102. We were told that check in time was 3.pm but we were given a call at 11.30 am telling that the room was ready for check in before time. I was impressed. We moved in to this room and the price paid was $155+tax. The price was highre and the space was less as this is the efficency unit with no in room laundry. It was like a studio apartment still not bad. In fact it was good as it has all amenities except laundry and all GE appliances (new). The room was clean and tidy. This was pool facing and from the balcony I could see the beach. Its 3-5 steps walk to beach. I was happy about the location. The only minus point here was bed sheets and towels.The sheets on the other bed in the room were stained and the bedspread was somewhat tattered. The towels were old, probably could spend some money on newer towels & bedding. Their pool is open till 9.30pm which was good and the best part is that pool's temperature was warm. It was very comfortable. There is a grill shop right opposite to this motel which serves delicious food and u must try the food there. We loved it but unfortunately mornings were busy and we could not get it.

Room Tip: carry a lot of musquito repellent and skin itch cream as this place is close to nature. Not required...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

We just got back from our trip to the Outer Banks. We stayed a week in an efficiency (Room 104) at the Outer Banks Motel. We were on somewhat of a budget, but we wanted to stay ON the beach. We found this place online and read some of the reviews, so we knew basically what to expect - and we could afford it! The best part of the motel: the location! We literally walked down the steps and were at the beach. The pool and hot tub were right there, too. The worst part of the motel: the beds were VERY hard and not much was furnished. We had to buy toilet paper, garbage bags, cleaning products, and dish soap. There is a Dollar Tree about 10 minutes away in Avon, though, so all that only cost us a total of $12 - not a huge deal. We were just surprised that we were expected to clean, yet none of the cleaning things were provided. The staff was very sweet to us - the older woman was grandmotherly towards us. We didn't spend much time IN the room - just cooked lunch and dinner, ate, slept, and showered. The decor was definitely outdated, but I could have cared less! The kitchen was very modern - newer appliances and fully stocked. If you are looking for something fancy and impressive, this is NOT the place for you. If you are looking for an affordable, cozy place with amazing beach access, clean rooms, and a warm pool and hot tub - this is it!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JenGirl9
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Warrenton, VA
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

Stayed in 107 right on the beach. Fantastic view and great accommodations. This is a place that was built in the 50's and is is still clean and comfortable. You can't get any closer to the beach than this. The staff is always friendly and ready to help you. We have already made our 2012 reservations.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank flhtp
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Nelson, Canada
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

Adequate, but watch out. We were charged $50 clean up fees for leaving a few wine bottles for recycling, and a few food stuffs in the fridge we could not take on the plane. Apparently this extra couple of minutes by the clean up staff cost plenty!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rleomagee
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Carol D, Owner at Outer Banks Motel, responded to this review, 3 August 2013
Thank you for your review. We respectfully disagree with you on the way this unit was left. We only charge a cleaning fee if it is warranted.
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Warrenton, VA
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2011

Stayed here 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and scheduled for 2011. We love it here and stay right on the beach. Older place but wonderful location and service!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank flhtp
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Property: Outer Banks Motel
Address: 46577 Hwy 12, 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 Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Buxton
Price range (per night): $118 - $270
Hotel Class:2 star — Outer Banks Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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