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Middlebury, Indiana
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This hotel may be okay if the weather is nice, but if there is rain and wind I would stay far away from this place. It rains inside your room and your carpet will be soaked in the morning, the parking lot floods and you have to wade to get to the steps after parking across the street. In addition... More 

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Our guest was here during the middle of a major coastal storm with prevailing significant NE winds and tide for over a week. With our location right on the beach we grappled with over-wash, rain intrusions, and tons of sand. We are proud of the fact we rebounded and were fully operational within days of the storm. There may have... More 

PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Dont expect alot from this place it has been hammered. We were on the 2nd floor and ocean view with no frills, Cape Hatteras Motel was disappointing The rooms are circa 1970s style with some of the furniture in overused thrift store quality shape. The walls are thin so you will hear your neighbors ..The internet connection was all over... More 

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1 Thank TLC253
Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Obviously we are very disappointed in this review. We wish the guest would have communicated these issues to us personally (especially to me as the owner) during his/her stay and perhaps we could have improved the situation. Many guests find our accommodations to their liking, but clearly in this case we could not meet the traveler's expectations. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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124 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Who doesn't want to sleep over the water? This place is all about location. I can barely remember what the room was like, but I can't help remembering the crashing waves at my doorstep. If you don't like beach life, don't come. There is sand, wind, surf, birds and a rustic building.

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will come back and visit with us again! More 

New Jersey
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

My parents and I vacationed here many times in the 1980's..I've since been back and will return. Although this review is dating back a couple of years,I assure you it hasn't changed at all. I couldn't have asked for a more peaceful vacation and my folks before me....

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! Every year we are so happy to see so many return visitors with family stories that span the decades! More 

Cape Charles, Virginia
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79 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We stayed in one of the two bedroom "apartments," and it was great. Nice, spacious kitchen with full sized fridge, freezer, range, oven, coffee pot, microwave and toaster. Cups, plates, etc also provided. They even leave you a broom so you can keep up with all the sand from the beach that's right in front of you! We were on... More 

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are always working on facility updates as we can. We look forward to seeing you again and special thanks for the referrals! More 

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64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

The views are excellent and we were right on the beach. The rooms are rustic, outdated with no frills. If the room has a kitchen you will need to get your own towels from the front desk daily, no maid service. Room was clean and maintained. Fresh paint, some minor maintenance issues. The location is excellent. Listening to the surf... More 

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. There is nothing like waking up to see the sunrise over the ocean or walking out your door onto the beach. We continue to make improvements to our property and hope we will see you again! More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is our second year staying at this hotel, for the labor day weekend. We had a townhouse and it was perfect! We brought our kids and there was plenty of room for everyone. The hotel is clean, and the staff friendly and helpful. The beach isn't crowded and perfect for a relaxing visit. Everyone had a blast, playing in... More 

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

Thank you! We're pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for appreciating that when you're right in the beach there is some salt spray. It's part of OBX living! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Cape Hatteras motel has a great location. The beach and ocean are literally outside your door. However, the glass in the windows was so foggy you could not even really see the ocean through the windows. The porch is shared with other guests so there is no privacy. The room itself was rather small and it was not in the... More 

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry that our guest would not consider a return visit. The issues mentioned could have all been addressed with a short visit to the office. We work very hard to meet our visitor expectations when possible and to make things right. Our hope would be to receive a phone call to discuss, and then a second chance! Thank... More 

Culpeper, Virginia
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Air conditioner was noisy, but room was clean, staff was friendly, and location was convenient. Room was cleaned everyday. Towels replaced. All was as it should be. Bed was comfy and there were plenty of pillows and blankets. Hotel is a bit older, and has older hotel issues of course. The price was appropriate.

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We will continue to work on upgrades as we can to provide the optimal Hatteras experience. Thank you! More 

Enfield, Connecticut
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

If you want to stay ON the beach, this is your place. With that said, you need to be a "camper" to stay here. Screens have holes, kitchen drawers have debri in them and I washed all dishes before using. My daughter found hair and sand in her bed. She refused to sleep there and covered the floor with blankets... More 

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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry for this guest's less than optimal experience. As the owner of a very small establishment, I am surprised I did not hear of these issues as I personally address all complaints brought to my attention and we make it right. I have reinforced to our desk staff the importance of passing concerns along to me as I... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cape Hatteras Motel is located on the oceanfront in Buxton North Carolina. We are located about a mile down the beach from the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The motel is bordered by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Atlantic Ocean. The motel has a fresh water pool with a hot tub. When conditions are safe, our beach is great for swimming and surfing. It is also one of the best places in the country to surf fish. We are about ten miles from the marinas at Hatteras Inlet. Boats out of Hatteras have the shortest run to the gulf stream north of Florida. There is also a fishing pier five miles north of Cape Hatteras Motel. We offer oceanfront rooms with either one king or two queen beds. We also offer two bedroom suites, complete with full kitchens.These units are complete with linens and dishes. All units have access to free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. Whether you are coming to Cape Hatteras to surf or kite board, windsurf or fish, or maybe to just walk our miles of National Seashore beaches; the Cape Hatteras Motel is the place to stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Hatteras Motel

Address: 46556 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Hatteras Island > Buxton
Price Range: $172 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Cape Hatteras Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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“All rooms are within walking distance to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles CandaceM619, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“At least in the off season there aren't many other guests to disturb you.”
 of 5 bubbles teresamY4750SR, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay on the second floor in building A or B”
 of 5 bubbles RogerC149, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best stay on the Cape, close to restaurants and activities. Quiet and quaint! Loved every room I've stayed in 208 had all we needed!”
 of 5 bubbles KQD56, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All oceanfront rooms face the ocean. Separate set of rooms across the street that you would have to cross the street to get to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles najbrock, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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