We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Islander Motel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Nags Head
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Islander Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Islander Motel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 72: English reviews
Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Have stayed regularly for 20+ years. Wonderful staff, well-maintained rooms. Great ocean-front location. Nice, clean pool. Not luxury, but good value.Small and cozy.Pretty gardens.Always stay in same room,first floor, ocean-front with easy beach access.Good for a short 5 day stay. Will go again.

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Jeanine F
Mooresville, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 October 2013

I was disappointed in Motel which I thought was run down & smelled of bug spray. Had planned on staying longer but didn't find Kitty Hawk much to my liking, a little too much like Myrtle Beach. Happily front desk refunded our money with no hassle. Very nice beach at motel.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LeslieL4
Indiana
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Our family went to the Outer Banks/Nags Head earlier this month. We stayed at the Islander for 4 days and loved it. It had all the features of staying in a house (we had a room with a kitchen), but the towels and sheets were changed out everyday. It was perfect. The room was slightly dated, but beachy. It was...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Disbet
Reviewed 25 September 2013

The Islander Motel is a very peaceful and relaxing location. The rooms are very clean, the staff is great and the view of the ocean spectacular. If you just need to get away to unwind, this is the place.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Billie F
Lexington, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We had a great experience from the first moment we walked into the lobby. The lady at the front desk was super nice and made us feel welcome. She recommended a couple of local (and affordable) restaurants for us to try. The room was a little out dated, but suited our needs perfectly. Our room had 2 double beds, a...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank cluvsbeach
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 20 September 2013

If you like quick access to the beach and aren't too fussy about accommodations, this is the place to make your reservation. I came to Nags Head with no reservations and had a hard to time finding a room anywhere in the area. Luckily The Islander Motel had a room. The only catch: they required a two-night minimum stay (and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank JDWTraveler
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 15 September 2013

I just spent three nights at the Islander Motel. Perfect for those seeking a clean, economical place to stay at Nags Head. At the south end of the area, it is away from the hoopla of this vacation mecca. The motel is quiet and well managed. Delightful property with lovely plantings and wooden walkways to the beach. Also a pool...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Shenandoah3
Maryland
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We've been staying here for over 20 years. Great staff. Always attentive to guests needs. Wonderful location. Easy access to a wide beach. Convenient to many great restaurants. Grills (and utensils) are available so you can grill out. Lovely pool.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dlk1716
Tennessee
Reviewed 5 July 2013

I booked this room based on some good reviews, lower price, & the fact that we were staying only 2 nights. If you simply want a cheaper place to sleep close to the beach, this is the place. I would not stay again because the whole room seemed damp (even the bed spreads). Our 3rd story deck was encased by...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank TennesseeClark
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Reviewed 28 June 2013

After carefully researching and reviewing motels, I chose The Islander Motel for our first stay to the OBX. I was very surprised to even be able to find a room on such short notice (6 days prior to going) during prime vacation season, but thankfully they had some vacancies. I was informed that the only slight inconvenience would be that...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Butterfly8184

38 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (35)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Nags Head
3.6 km away
Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
1.1 km away
Comfort Inn South Oceanfront
0.6 km away
Rodeway Inn & Suites
Rodeway Inn & Suites
#9 of 13 in Nags Head
171 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
14.7 km away
Sea Ranch Resort
Sea Ranch Resort
#1 of 18 in Kill Devil Hills
776 reviews
10.3 km away
Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront
Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfron...
#6 of 18 in Kill Devil Hills
2,339 reviews
12.3 km away
Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront - Wilbur
Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanf...
#4 of 18 in Kill Devil Hills
1,132 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Islander Motel

Address: 7001 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9125
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range: $118 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Islander Hotel Nags Head
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Islander Motel staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Advance, North Carolina
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Islander Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Second or third floor if you want a view”
 of 5 bubbles tharris616, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you must view the ocean please be aware of the air conditioners that vent to the balcony. First floor - no ocean view (but our favorite)”
 of 5 bubbles 465phyllisc, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“first floor no elevators”
 of 5 bubbles luckydog42, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Read the website descriptions and then call if you have any questions.”
 of 5 bubbles OldDog618, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have ocean view. Downstairs rooms are more convenient. Both are nice and clean . Some have kitchens. All rooms have fridge and microwave.”
 of 5 bubbles 106jeaninef, 23 Sep 2014 | Read review
5 of 5