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46239 Old Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Welcome to Tower Circle Motel, a classic Outer Banks motel, renovated for your comfort and steps from the beach. Centrally located in Buxton, NC our motel is convenient for however you're planning on spending your OBX vacation. Close to local restaurants, shops and coffee houses, not to mention Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is less than a mile away! Most importantly we are just a block away from the beach. Looking for some action? Tower Circle is near some of the best surfing, kiting, and windsurfing the East Coast has to offer. New owners and management in 2022. Come check us out!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour check-in
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Air conditioning
Private bathrooms
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Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
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Gail P wrote a review 26 Sep
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We spent a week at this vintage motel near the best beaches for swimming, surfing, or fishing and the sound for sailing and kite surfing. It is under new ownership and is being thoughtfully restored with older charm intact but tastefully upgraded furnishings. Our rooms were bright and clean, with comfy mattresses and fine linens. One had a king-size bed and partial kitchen, the other a queen and full kitchen. Love the porch atmosphere for dogs and people to meet and relax in the shade or sun. We will definitely return and bring more friends.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms have at least a partial kitchen plus there’s an excellent bakery and a variety of...
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Gary P wrote a review Jul 2022
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What a find! Hidden away off the main road, this is a traditional roadside motel, that has been renovated and updated onto a clean, attractive and chill place to stay. Only a two minute walk to the ocean and away from any hustle and bustle, we really enjoyed our time here. And we had adjoining rooms, one with a kitchen that came in handy when we got in late. It was all so convenient for our large group! Highest recommendation!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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brorob78 wrote a review Dec 2021
Oak Island, North Carolina126 contributions23 helpful votes
Nice and quiet - we had three rooms side by side. Two year old grandson liked being able to play trucks and cars on the porch while the rest of us watched. He and his dad walked to the beach once. Rooms are fine, dated but fine. Never saw the manager but we 'talked' by email and that worked.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Angela J wrote a review May 2021
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We had a last minute reservation and they were so accommodating. We spent a lot of time in Hatteras during Covid but our home was booked and we needed another get away. What a awesome surprise Tower Circle was. The room smelled of bleach which told me it was even cleaner than it looked. I was so surprised how nice this little gem is. Can’t wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gayle Johnson, Owner at Tower Circle Motel
Responded 3 Jun 2021
Thanks for your kind response. We certainly try to have everything clean!
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beachloverfrva wrote a review Jul 2020
Danville,Virginia64 contributions24 helpful votes
Don't let the looks outside discourage you in ANY way. The couple who owns this motel really out done them selves with renovations. Very clean. Bed is very comfortable. Ideal place for a couple on a very tight budget. maybe a 5 min. walk to the beach where you are all to yourselves. Walking distance to an excellent restaurant. maybe only a 10 min. drive, give or take traffic, to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. There is a fire dept. right down the road. Only 5 miles to Food Lion. Definitely will stay here in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Tracy B wrote a review Jul 2019
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We stayed here in July 2018 for a week, and will be going there again this year. Excellent location, close to the lighthouse and beach access. Clean clean rooms, no mold or mildew issues as with some places in Hatteras. The inside is very bright and cheerful. Everything in the room was in great working order. The owners were very accomodating! The staff was great too. Anything (extra towels, etc) we needed were provided in a timely fashion.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Gayle J, Owner at Tower Circle Motel
Responded 26 Jul 2019
Tracy, Thanks so much for your kind words! We strive to provide the type of service and accommodations you have described. We look forward to serving you again this year.
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Rachel H wrote a review Mar 2018
Virginia Beach, Virginia22 contributions12 helpful votes
Where we usually stay was closed, so it was try some place different or make it a short day trip. We were both happy with our room. As some have said the rooms are on the smaller side compared to some places, but it is arranged very efficiently and had everything for a comfortable stay. It was great to have the ceiling fan. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. Everyone was so accommodating. I called after a storm and was warned about some water in the parking lot at the time, but that it should be better by the time we were to check in. There were only a few small puddles when we got there. We were allowed to check in ahead of the check in time so we were able to go out to the point and stay late. We were the only ones there that night so it was very quiet as we sat out on the porch. It made me wish we could stay longer. This older place has a lot of charm and fits the slow down and relax mood we love about the island. I would love to go back again.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gayle J, Owner at Tower Circle Motel
Responded 14 Mar 2018
Thank you so much, Rachel, for your kind words, and we are so glad you had a great day at the point! Your description and feeling about Tower Circle is exactly what we are trying to achieve. We certainly hope you will be able to come visit us again. Thanks again!
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Dawn H wrote a review Nov 2016
Oxford, Maryland39 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband & I have been staying here for years when just the two of us come down to the OBX. We've stayed here before the renovations were done & it was always clean. We love it more with the renovations done. The staff is always nice & helpful. Highly recommend this nice little spot!
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gayle J, Owner at Tower Circle Motel
Responded 10 Nov 2016
As always, we certainly appreciate your kind words and your patronage. We try to provide a facility that is neat and clean and are happy that you find Tower Circle suitable for your needs. Thanks again and hope you will continue to return!
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Kevin Z wrote a review Aug 2016
Bealeton, Virginia66 contributions71 helpful votes
Stayed here for a week with my family, it is a quiet motel, short walk down either street to two different beaches. The outside of the motel kinda shows its age but the insides are all remodeled and updated. A/c is by a window unit that may be a little underpowered for the larger rooms but that is one of the only downs. Nice hotel overall.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gayle J, Owner at Tower Circle Motel
Responded 26 Aug 2016
Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us at Tower Circle. We appreciate your comments and will reassess the a/c unit in the room you were in. We hope you will consider us if you plan a return visit. Earl and Gayle Johnson
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Sidhean wrote a review Aug 2016
Wake Forest, North Carolina4 contributions1 helpful vote
Clean, comfortable, and affordable - We've been going to Hatteras for decades, usually for week-long vacations with the family, but occasionally for weekend getaways at other motels. This is by far the best deal we've ever had for a weekend. The hostess was cheerful and accommodating, and our stay was great good fun. The motel is a couple of streets from the beach, so it's a very short walk to watch the sunrise. We stayed in an efficiency with sink, stove, and refrigerator, which saved us some money on meals. All in all, a great stay, and we'll be going back.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Response from Gayle J, Owner at Tower Circle Motel
Responded 26 Aug 2016
Thanks so much for visiting Tower Circle and for your comments. We aim to provide a clean, comfortable accommodation for a reasonable price and are pleased we could serve you. We feel grateful to have Nancy working with us to provide these services. She is A # 1 in our book. Look forward to your staying with us again. Earl and Gayle Johnson
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US$144 - US$213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastOuter BanksHatteras IslandBuxton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tower Circle Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Tower Circle Motel?
Nearby attractions include Canadian Hole (0.3 km), Uncle Eddy's Frozen Custard and 18-Hole Mini Golf (0.4 km), and Beads and Grinds (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tower Circle Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Tower Circle Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tower Circle Motel?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Tower Circle Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tower Circle Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buxton Munch Company, Diamond Shoals Restaurant & Seafood Market, and Orange Blossom Bakery.
Are pets allowed at Tower Circle Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Tower Circle Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (1.6 km).