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Newport, Michigan
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Older hotel, cheap for the location, easy to get to the beach right across the street. We spent most of our time out exploring the area or on the beach was not really in the room very much so it worked for us. Pool was clean had a nice sitting area around it.

Thank Nan6519
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

The smell, oh dear, the smell. The price is fantastic, but that smell was so bad we won't be back. I'm not sure what it was or where it was coming from. Sewage? Restaurant that was next door? Oh my gosh!

Thank Kallieree1
High Point, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Pros: LOW cost. This is the #1 reason we booked it. Low prices in fantastic location. Seriously, I can overlook a lot for that! Easy to book Comfy beds and pillows Clean Housekeeping comes by once, so being early risers, we were out of the room by 10 a.m. for them to clean. They did a good job. Soda and...

Thank ditzymudgirl
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Outter Banks for our anniversary. The room was ok. And I mean just ok. We had read the reviews and understood that it was across the street from the beach which was ok considering the price. And you definitely get what you pay for. It's an older hotel which I usually love! I...

Thank Danjen6
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Our family had a great time!!! Loved it.... Nice pool.... Place to cook out on the grill with picnic tables!!!! Easy access to the beach a great family atmosphere!!! We can't wait to go back in a few weeks. We live a few counties over but love to play tourist once in a while!!

Thank jamel d
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

I had an excellent stay at the Tarheel motel. My family will be back! Great price great stay great staff! Staff was very attentive and friendly. Treated our family like we were part of theirs. Can't wait to visit again next year!

Thank Jodi R
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

It's older, but has more charm than the commercialized places mostly seen here. The staff is great, really friendly. Love the pool, it's great for kids! Clean rooms, no bugs! It's more affordable than most places too!

Thank adr7492
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Clean, great staff, nice pool area, affordable prices. A great place to stay with kids. We were impressed with the vintage style. Great lighting outside. Easy beach access an a pool as well. We really enjoyed our week spent at the tarheel motel.

Thank Denise P
Daleville, Virginia
Reviewed 19 May 2015

When I'm in the OBX I choose to stay in a family owned hotel. This hotel is located right across from the ocean close to all the restaurants and shopping centers food and souvenirs alike! If you don't want to spend your entire budget on a hotel stay at the Tarheel.It is the place for the entire family! It may...

2Thank Randy S
Efland, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Positives: near beach access, well lighted parking area next to the room, clean sheets and firm but comfortable beds. Negatives: musty smelling, loud AC, blinds on the windows do not keep out light from the parking lot, rundown and in need of serious maintenance, despite having the door sign out early that the room was available there was no maid...

Thank Tim S
NC_Islander_12, Manager at Tar Heel Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. The Tar Heel Motel is an older motel and reflects the old school style of the Outer Banks. However, all the bathrooms have been replaced and updated this past winter with all new vanities, commodes, and tiled floors. Carpets have been professionally cleaned prior to the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • 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: $87 - $117 (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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Newport, North Carolina
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“Rooms on the poolside had bigger parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles buggin00, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
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“Go somewhere else. Inexpensive for the area, but still too expensive for the quality.”
 of 5 bubbles 642tims, 18 May 2015 | Read review
“Bring a power strip. Being an old motel there are very few electric outlets for today's demands”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles da120757, 19 Oct 2014 | Read review
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