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“Got lucky to come Labor Day and had the suite available due to a cancellation. Fantastic suite.”
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Sand Dollar Motel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Ocracoke
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“Got lucky to come Labor Day and had the suite available due to a cancellation. Fantastic suite.”
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Took an adventure to Ocracoke for the first time after staying in a timeshare resort in Kitty Hawk all week. Hope to return and would stay at Sand Dollar Suite with a pool again and again. Very private front porch, extremely spacious living room, full kitchen, dining room, king size bed, huge bathroom. Very clean and quite charming. Highly recommend. Planning to come off season too! Start a new tradition.

  • Stayed September 2012
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New Egypt, New Jersey
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

This lovely little motel on a side street in Ocracoke Village is perfect for a family on a budget. The manager, Roger Garrish, is a nephew of Irvin Garrish (whom the main road in Ocracoke is named for), so you know you are in the safe hands of a local man with deep roots in the Village. Roger is Southern hospitality personified, a most genial, helpful and gracious host.

Our room was #11, the center room on the top floor. Although this is by no means a new facility, our 2-double bed room was spotlessly clean with a newly renovated bathroom. It had beautiful knotty wood paneling reminiscent of a hunting lodge, something you won't find in a chain motel. At a little over $100 per night, it is a real bargain in overpriced Ocracoke.

We had a scary, scary moment during the night when out of nowhere, a "tornado warning" was issued for Ocracoke Village after a violent storm. Our room was so quiet, we didn't even realize the storm was that bad until we got a text message directing us to hunker down!!Thankfully, the tornado fizzled out, and the next morning, everyone had a "tornado story". Roger confirmed that this was the first time in his memory that a tornado had threatened Ocracoke! He agreed that we are living in some strange times, weather-wise!!

Our only regret was that we only had one day to spend in Ocracoke, and so we didn't get a chance to take a dip in the adorable little pool in the back of the hotel. I did check out the bathers and can confirm that there was not a thong in sight. ; )

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

We love staying here when we go to OBX. It has a cozy little but CLEAN pool. And we love to stay upstairs so we can over look the pool and hand out on the deck and grill. Great price and they are so friendly. Great location and not over priced at all. They have Wi Fi too. Lately this hotel has been very busy so make reservations ASAP. Seems like OBX best kept secret has gotten out! This is one of the cutest, and CLEANEST places we have been. Yes it is older but seriously, there is no Hampton Inn on the Island.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

The owners were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and quaint. It was close to everything. Would definitely stay there again. I am glad we stayed there for two nights instead of one. I didn't know they had a pool. Will have to check that the next time we are there.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Our 2nd summer vacation to Ocracoke and again we stayed at The Sand Dollar Motel. We were glad to see Roger again. He is so friendly and makes you feel like family visiting. Once again, we loved our stay and we extended it this year. The room was spotless each adn every day, the pool area was clean, peaceful and inviting. The maid service was wonderful. I can't say enough about this quaint motel off the main road of Ocracoke. We will definitely be back again next summer!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sand Dollar Motel
Address: 70 Sand Dollar Rd., Ocracoke, NC 27960
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Ocracoke
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Sand Dollar Hotel Ocracoke

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