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706 US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9762
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#1 of 4 hotels in Manteo
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New owners, Clint and Kristi, welcome you to the Island Motel and Guesthouse! Looking for a clean and friendly place to stay in Manteo? Then look no further. We offer a small, economical option for accommodations on historic Roanoke Island. Choose from twelve traditional, motor-lodge style motel rooms. Free wifi, private baths, air conditioning and free parking are standard. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, and the historic waterfront, guests of The Island Motel easily experience some of Manteo's most well-known attractions. When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out The Avenue Waterfront Grill, Garden Pizzeria & Deli, Big Al's, Poor Richards and several other local eateries and watering holes. Roanoke Island Festival Park (0.6 mi), the Aquarium, Lost Colony outdoor theater, Nags Head beaches (1.0 mi), and a lovely bike path are easily accessible. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at The Island Motel as you experience everything Manteo has to offer...something different each season of the year! We have pet-friendly rooms available with prior authorization. Additional $30 per night, per pet. Pets may not be left unattended in the room at any time.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Complimentary tea
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Julie G wrote a review Sep. 16
Garner, North Carolina1 contribution
Not a cookie cutter hotel. I travel around the state for work, and this was a most memorable spot. I stay in so many overpriced, bland places. This place was so different. Staff was so pleasant and location is perfect. Good stay for a good price. Extra clean and quiet.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Me G wrote a review Jun. 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
What can I say? This place was awesome. My brother and I made a last-minute decision to roll into town for a fishing trip the next day. This place was normally booked but apparently had a cancellation and when we call (at 10:30 pm) the manager answered the phone and got us in a room (which was delightful by the way). She was just awesome. The Process was super quick, and she was amazing friendly (even this late at night). She showed us everything and went above and beyond to take care of us. As far as I can tell they had everything we would want. She even put some music (without us asking) on for us to sit out by the tiki hut to sit for a while after our long 7 hour drive. Just what we needed. The next day they emailed us to make sure that the place was what we needed. It was, they even remembered that we were going fishing and wished us luck. Everything about this experience was above my expectations, especially since it was so last minute. We were a huge pain you know what coming in so late, and they went above and beyond. I am really trying to
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Date of stay: May 2020
Sleep Quality
4 Helpful votes
Response from Kristi S, Owner at The Island Motel
Responded Jun. 1, 2020
Wow. What a nice review! I'm so glad we were able to exceed your expectations. We're a small, roadside motel with a neat 1950's bungalow style guest house...and we keep things simple. It's amazing how far "clean and friendly" goes in hospitality these day. I'm glad you enjoyed the vintage vibe and hope you were successful on the water during your fishing adventure. Come back and see us! --Kristi
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Larry M wrote a review Sep. 14
Clayton, California74 contributions28 helpful votes
Great place to stay and swap ski stories with the owner. Super clean and homey in the house. I imagine all the rooms are at the same standard. We would stay here again if revisiting the area. Thanks for a nice room, good advice on the ferries, and a friendly welcoming late in the day upon arrival.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jonathan B wrote a review Sep. 13
Durham, NC14 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed here just after Labor Day 2021 for a quick extra night at the outer banks. This is a quaint little motel very close to downtown Manteo. We stayed in the motel rooms, not the main house. The room was clean and comfortable - nothing too exotic, but well worth the price. Be sure to drive over to the Alligator River wildlife preserve at sunrise or before sunset and drive the roads slowly. It's only about 10 minutes from the motel. You are almost guaranteed to have a close bear sighting. Stop and get a map of the wildlife drive and make your way to Bear Road. It's a great experience.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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CBKatz wrote a review Sep. 3
Bethesda, Maryland3 contributions2 helpful votes
My friend and I spent a night at the Island Motel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is a true gem! Tess at the front desk extended a warm, friendly greeting and fresh lemon water after a long drive. While escorting us to our room, Tess encouraged us to take full advantage of the fire pit and the Tiki Bar where we ended up having our dinner. We found the accommodations to be clean, welcoming and safe. My dad lives in Kill Devil Hills. He recently sold his home and moved into a Senior Living community. Our family needs a place to stay when we are in town and I think we have found it! A special thank you for making us feel right at home.
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Date of stay: August 2021
US$64 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The Island Guesthouse & Cottages
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastOuter BanksRoanoke IslandManteo
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Island Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Island Motel?
Nearby attractions include Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse (0.7 km), Roanoke Island Festival Park (1.0 km), and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Island Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at The Island Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Island Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Island Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Island Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hungry Pelican, Avenue Waterfront Grille, and Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop.
Are pets allowed at The Island Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Island Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Island Farm (2.8 km), Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (4.0 km), and USS HURON Wreck (7.2 km).