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Tower Circle Motel

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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour check-in
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Flatscreen TV
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jim o wrote a review Feb 2024
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My wife and I enjoyed our stay. It’s a tiny 50s hotel being renovated by a young couple. The location is ideal—just a short walk to the beach. Not far from the most famous lighthouse on our coast. And you can walk down to Diamond Shoals Seafood for dine in, take out, or cook your own. We stayed in an efficiency room and benefited from having a fridge and range.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Melissa wrote a review Sept 2023
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I stayed for 3 nights at Tower Circle Motel and had an amazing stay. The room was very clean, the bed was super comfortable and I love that they use eco-friendly toilet paper! The location is great. It is only a short walk to the beach and close to a lot of good restaurants. The owners were very nice and attentive and did a fantastic job renovating everything. I highly recommend staying there and I can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Traveler05326811308 wrote a review Jul 2023
Greenville, South Carolina1 contribution
Room had no trash can except for a tiny one in the bathroom, toilet paper was not replenished once it ran out, no closet or place to hang clothes. Window shade only came down 3/4 of the way so we had to hang a towel over the shade for privacy. (Room 5). Bed was comfortable. Owners should pay more attention to the details needed to run a successful property.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Greg K wrote a review Jul 2023
Anderson, South Carolina16 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed in Room 5, there was no closet or any place to hang clothes. Rooms are serviced every other day but they only change out your towels. We had to go buy toilet paper because they never would refill the empty holder. Window blind on the right window only comes down 3/4 of the way so if you want privacy you have to hang a towel on the blinds. Bed was comfortable.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Chris A wrote a review Jun 2023
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Not quite what I expected when I first pulled up, but once inside the room it was clean and bright. Management is helpful and responsive. Location is close to everything, food, stores, etc. A great experience
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Gail P wrote a review Sept 2022
Silver Spring, Maryland1 contribution
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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 Carolina135 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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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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S$166 - S$304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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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 (1.5 km).